NOVEMBER WILL BRING COLDER WEATHER AND HOPEFULLY SOME TIME WITH FAMILY!
Turning the calendar again - we are now in the 11th month of the year. The month of November not only ushers in colder temperatures and Thanksgiving, but it also a change in activities as scholars bowl season begins along with basketball.
Academically the month of November is very important as it is the meat of the second nine weeks. Just a reminder, the only grade that goes on a student's college transcript is the semester grade. Therefore, if a student did not do well in the first nine weeks, the second nine weeks gives them a chance to do well and improve the semester grade. Likewise, if they did well the first nine weeks, we need to make sure they do not take a break during the second nine weeks and see their semester grade drop.
It seems that we see colds and flu symptoms all year long now, but we always seem to see a ramp up in November. Once again, the only sure way to help fight off illness is to wash hands often. Personal hygiene is always the best defense. Please remind your students of this and encourage them not to drink after others.
November also marks the time that we could possibly see an early snow. Remember that as we head into the late fall and winter months, it is important for parents to make sure the school has their updated contact information for emergency calls to cancel school, etc... If you phone number or your email has changed over the past few months, please contact your child's school office and get your information updated. This will assure that you will not miss those important calls.
Lastly, November brings us the Thanksgiving Holiday. I do hope that each of you will be able to enjoy time with friends and family as you celebrate the holiday. As the hustle and bustle of everyday life seems to get worse each year, just some down time to sit and talk or play a game together can be a reason to be thankful.
As always - I truly appreciate the support that this community shows for our students and our school. Conway Springs is a great place to raise children!
Clay Murphy - Superintendent of Schools
RECREATION COMMISSION MEMBER OPORTUNITY: If you are interested in being on the recreation commission, please contact Aaron Lange or Clay Murphy. New members will be determined in December and then will begin their 4 year term in January. Please contact either of us by December 1, 2015. You can call the district office for Clay Murphy at 620-456-2961.
IMPORTANT SCHOOL CALENDAR DATES:
Nov. 6th - individual picture retakes.
Nov. 25 - 27 - No school - Thanksgiving Break
**Past due fees. If your child has a past due amount, we ask that parents try to get these balances paid down. School budgets are just as tight as home budgets and the school simply cannot carry a large amount of debt from year to year.
********School District State Report Card: Can be found at www.ksde.org.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR 2015 - 16 SCHOOL YEAR!!
We currently are looking for a full time bus driver or substitute bus drivers. If you have any interest in either one of these positions please call Clay Murphy at 620-456-2961.
We are always looking for substitute teachers, cooks, etc.....