October = Parent Teacher Conferences, end of 9 weeks!
The month of October is a busy one. There are many activities going on outside of the classroom, but inside the classroom this month marks the end of the first nine week, the beginning of the second nine weeks and parent teacher conferences where parents have a chance to sit down with teachers to discuss the education of their children.
The first nine weeks will end on Friday, October 16th. There are some evening parent teacher conferences for each building. However, there is no school on Thursday, October 22nd and all buildings will be open for PT conferences beginning at 8:00 A.M. . If you are wanting to sit down face to face with your child's teacher, please contact them to make arrangements to meet. Remember, you can log into Power School at any time to view your child's grades. If you have immediate questions for a teacher, please do not wait just for PT conferences - contact your child's teacher whenever you have a question.
The social media takeover has been alive and well for many years now. Though the convenience is great, I do worry about our society being one of emails and online posts instead of face to face contact or picking up the phone and having a conversation. Studies have shown that many times emails can be taken the wrong way because there is no voice in them and an email that is meant to simply ask a question can be taken in a negative way when a phone call might make things more clear. Don't just assume that the person on the other end of an email knows how to take your words when they might be taken another way when reading the email. I still live by the thought that as humans we can work things out together, but we need to do it face to face or at least over the phone. I am not saying we should not use email as I know it is a great use of technology in our busy world and can save us all some time. However, if you think something might be controversial or possibly taken the wrong way - please don't simply send an email. Also, as a parent myself, I know there are times when I have heard a rumor or possibly only heard part of a story and I have been upset about something. It is always best to make sure you get all the facts from all sides prior to shooting off an email. Take time to think before you press send and also, make sure you have all the facts. It has certainly saved me some embarrassment by using this process myself. Technology is great, but it should not be the number one tool of communication when trying to resolve an issue.
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!
Just a reminder that October is a busy month and there are a few days out of school. Therefore, please check your calendars and this web site for days in and out of school and early dismissals.
Clay Murphy - Superintendent of Schools
Oct. 16 - school is dismissed at 1:00 - End of 1st nine weeks
Oct. 22 - No school - Parent Teacher Conferences
Oct. 23 - No school
Oct. 30 - No school
**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.....