December – End of first semester:
Not sure what happened to the year of 2023, but we are nearing the time to turn the calendar over to a new year and move into 2024. The end of a year is always a time for reflection. It is time to take a look at what is good and bad in your life and try and set some new goals in the new year for improvement. I certainly always take the time to look back on any success and of course my own failures and set a course to try and improve. It seems that it is human nature to focus on the obstacles that we all endure from time to time and we seem to take for granted the many positives we should enjoy. As this year draws to an end, I hope everyone can find the positives in their lives and maybe push the negatives away for at least a short period of time.
The end of the calendar year also brings the end of the first semester. This can be a hectic time as teachers are trying to keep kids focused for a few more weeks, while the students are counting the days down to the end of the semester and a long break from school. Please help us in reminding your student that they do have several days of school remaining in the semester and their semester grades will reflect their efforts right up to the end of the final day of the semester.
As we head into the break, I hope all of you find time to enjoy friends and family and take stock of the many positives we have in our lives. I am thankful to be the superintendent of this district and have the opportunity to work with some great people and help in the education of some great kids. There is no perfect school district out there, but I feel fortunate to live and work in this community!!
As we have already experienced this year, Kansas weather can change from day to day. I always remind parents that the final decision to send your student to school, or not, in bad weather is in the parent’s hands. Students will be excused if they miss school due to icy or snow packed roads. We have to make a decision based on the entire student population, parents need to make the decision based on their own unique situation. It is always fun trying to outguess Kansas weather.
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!!
****If anyone is interested in becoming a substitute teacher, we are running very low in this area. Please contact the district office if interested at 620-456-2961*****
Clay Murphy - Superintendent of Schools