The USD 356 Board of Education and I would like to welcome everyone back to school.  We hope that everyone has a tremendous year and that all students show significant gains as they work through another year.   The buildings are ready to go and our staff will report back on August 19th for a few days of inservice.  Of course our first day of school will be on Thursday, August 22nd

     As we head into a new school year, I would like to remind parents that communication is one of the strongest tools we have in our student’s education.  If you have questions for your child’s teacher, send them an email or give them a call.  If you think there might be a problem, don’t wait to contact your teacher.    Teamwork between a parent and teacher can be a very powerful tool in helping your child succeed.  

     There is no perfect school district out there.  However, we do strive to be the best we can be and the success we have seen in results is showing us that we have many reasons to be proud of our school district.   Our ACT scores continue to run at a high rate, our graduation rate over the past 5 years is at 96% and our students going off to college and trade schools are showing a good rate of success.  All of these things combined show us that we are doing some things right.  However, we always look for areas to improve on and we will continue to push for student improvement.  

     I still feel that Conway Springs is a great place to raise children and it has been a welcomed site to see some of our alumni moving back into town.   Many of them have stated they want their children to go to school here in Conway Springs.   Again, we don’t have a perfect school or community, but we have many great people here and I would not want to live in any other place.   I feel that we have many reasons to be thankful here in Conway Springs.

      Here is to a great school year!   


 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


August 19 - 21 - Teacher inservice days

August 22 - First day of school

Sept. 2 - No School  - Labor Day

Sept. 30 - No School - Inservice Day


 We are always looking for substitute teachers, substitute cooks and substitute bus drivers.  If interested in any of these positions - please call the district office at 620-456-2961.

Certified teaching positions and coaching positions are posted on the KSDE website at