Dear Parents/ Guardians
I am very excited about what has occurred during our first month of school. Hopefully, all of you are familiar with the new behavior management system that we have adopted known as Hero. Students earn points known as Cougar Cash that allow them to be eligible to earn rewards. Students earn points based on opportunities to demonstrate readiness, responsibility and respectful behavior. We have already rewarded students multiple times this school year for positive behavior.
Tuesday, September 20th is our Open House. We hope to have a great crowd. It is an opportunity to meet your child’s teachers and learn more about the school. We will also have a Title I meeting and an SBDM election on that evening. We also encourage everyone to join the PTSA organization on that night. The cost to join is $5.00. The PTSA supports our school in many valuable ways.
I encourage everyone to be involved in your child’s education. Ask your child about what they are learning and how they are performing. You can monitor your child’s hero points and behavior through the Hero website at https://access.heropowered.com. Your child should have brought home instructions for creating an account. If you still need instructions, please contact Lisa Schum at 485-8233 and she can advise you.
I look forward to seeing you at Open House.
Conway Middle School
Dear Parents/ Guardians,
I hope everyone enjoyed the Holiday break. It might seem strange but after two weeks, I really miss the daily routine and structure. My own children start to wear on me with their erratic sleep schedules and lack of productivity. Those concerns go away after today. Tomorrow, we will welcome back our students with open arms. The transition can be hard for some that are used to keeping late hours. Please encourage them to get a good night sleep. As always, I encourage you to be involved and share any concerns or suggestions that you may have. We need increased parental involvement if our school is going to make significant gains.
For the second semester, there are a few positive developments that I want to share. In the second half of the year, we are providing more math interventions to try to address the math deficits that we are seeing. These will be available to students from each team and will be provided during the regular school day. Additionally, we are trying to increase our non-academic programming to better meet the needs of all students. One example of this is a new mentoring program for some of our girls, through a partnership with Louisville Metro Police. That program will begin sometime this month. We are also excited about bringing on another ECE teacher in the sixth grade that will allow us to better meet the needs of students with specific learning disabilities in that grade. I am excited about each of these new offerings.
Tomorrow, is a great opportunity for a fresh start. If your child struggled during the first half of the year, it is critical that they see this as a new start. Please encourage your child to do their best each and every day.
Conway Middle School