Congratulations to CHS Sophomore GiGi Powell and CHS Junior Gwen Boone on earning membership into the National Speech and Debate Association's National Honor Society! The National Speech & Debate Association’s Honor Society recognizes high school students for participation in speech and debate activities. Students earn distinction through speech and debate competition, as well community service, public speaking, and leadership activities. GiGi and Gwen are students in Mrs. Casey Griffith's Debate I class and have competed in numerous ACTAA sponsored tournaments. GiGi will be representing CHS in March at the Arkansas state Mock Trial tournament sponsored by the Arkansas Bar Association.
Conway High School FBLA brought home the wins to place and qualify for state competition in April. FBLA District V is the largest in the state and full of tough competitors. Congratulations to the individuals and teams qualifying for state in their events.
1st Place: Business Calculations, Business Ethics, Digital Video Production, and Healthcare Administration.
2nd Place: Accounting I, E-Business, Electronic Career Portfolio, Emerging Business Issues, Graphic Design, Hospitality Management, Insurance and Risk Management, Marketing, Parliamentary Procedure, and Website Design.
3rd Place: Business Communications, Database Design & Applications, Introduction to Business, Presentation, and Spreadsheet Applications.
4th Place: Banking & Financial Systems, Cyber Security, and Public Speaking I.
5th Place: Entrepreneurship and Securities & Investments
6th Place: Accounting II and Personal Finance
CHS FBLA looks forward to a good showing at state in April and coming back with students ready for national competition.
If you are a Junior, these are important dates to remember:
Friday, January 29th—Juniors will receive course catalogs and scheduling information in their English classes.
Tuesday, February 2nd—We will have preview assemblies in the auditorium where the senior counselors present information about scheduling and courses.
Starting on February 4th, we will start working via the US History classes to work with students individually on their senior class selections. Students should come prepared with a rough draft on their course choices on their scheduling days.
February 4-5—Richardson’s classes
February 8-9—Williams’ classes
February 10-11—Scharbor’s classes
February 16-17—Frazier’s classes
February 18—Longing (periods 2,3,4,5)
Moseley (7th period)
February 19—Longing (periods 4,5)
Moseley (7th period)
February 22—Longing (periods 2,3)
Sutterfield (periods 1,4,6,7)
Moseley (5th period)
February 23-- Sutterfield (periods 1,4,6,7)
Moseley (5th period)
Seniors, it's time to get your financial aid in gear!
The Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE) offers the YOUniversal application for state programs. You will also need to fill out FAFSA, the application for federal programs.
Is there a difference between the FAFSA and ADHE’s YOUniversal System? Absolutely!
The FAFSA is the application for federal financial aid programs, such as the Pell Grant and student loans. ADHE’s YOUniversal System is the application for State of Arkansas financial aid programs, such as the Academic Challenge Scholarship and the GO! Grant.
You must complete EACH application to be considered for each type of aid. Completion of the FAFSA is NOT an application for any of the ADHE programs, nor is completion of the YOUniversal application the same as the FAFSA.
This application allows students to apply for the following:
Checklist for YOUniversal application:
Follow ADHE on Facebook and Twitter
Download the FREE YOUniversal app from Google Play or the iTunes Store
Free Application for Federal Student Aid - FAFSA
FAFSA may be completed after the YOUniversal application is completed (after your parents have filed their 2015 tax return).
Time to take a deep breath and dive in, seniors. Be sure to see your counselor if you have any questions.
Sophomores and sophomore parents:
Scheduling for Fall 2016 has begun for students who will be Juniors next year! Parents, be aware that scheduling materials came home with all students on Tuesday with Course Catalogs, copies of transcripts and other materials. Counselors will be meeting with students over the next two weeks to refine course selections and review requirements. Please be looking for this information and call your child’s high school counselor if you have questions.
Congratulations to the CHS Forensics and Debate teams! They competed at the Dardanelle High School tournament January 15-16, 2016, and walked away with several awards. Allison Clark (1st place storytelling, 6th place poetry), Mary Nail (2nd place dramatic interp., 2nd place poetry, 3rd place humorous interp., 4th place prose), Summer Dantzler (1st place poetry, 3rd place storytelling), Megan Clark (2nd place original oratory), Megan Haase (5th place prose), Vera Lambert (6th place prose), Sylvester Jones (4th place poetry), Wilson Gifford (4th place storytelling), Ikina Kanu (congressional debate speaker award), Tanner Meyer (varsity IPDA debate speaker award), and Wayd Risner (novice IPDA debate quarterfinalist and speaker award). CHS Forensics & Debate teams are coached by Mrs. Casey Griffith.
Key Club and Caring Cats are joining forces to participate in a shoe drive to benefit Ozark Water Project. Ozark Water Project is an organization that takes new or gently used donated shoes and sells them by the pound to developing countries. In these countries the shoes serve as an opportunity for entrepreneurs to have a business venture and also provide low cost shoes for the population. Ozark Water Project uses the money from the bulk sale of shoes to build and repair wells and provide water purification systems in countries in serious need of water. Last year when Bryant challenged us to collect shoes, we rose to the occasion and collected 3,000 shoes. Hopefully, we will once again rise to the occasion. Join us January 25-29 by bringing in old shoes to your second period class, so that we can help bring water to those who so desperately need it.
Conway High School's Model UN students competed in the Arkansas Model United Nations Conference in November. The Conway High delegation of France finished 2nd overall, and the Conway High delegation of Iran finished in the top 10 as well.
First row left to right: Saige Clay, Kim Payne, Drew Allison, Michaela Boothby, Quade Reed, Nicole Penn, Gwen Boone, Hadiyah Cummings, Amy Liu, and Elsa Mattson. Second row: Michael Ward, Sani Tripathi, Matthew Sweere, David Desrochers, Pearce Barre, Ryan Frizzell, Darienne Story, Meagan Carmack, Lauren Sherrod, and Ikina Kanu.
Third row: Connor Lichtenwalter, Jennifer Ticer, Ben Thompson, Tim Ablondi, and Joshua Vines.
CHS Caring Cats stand with John Hawks and other members of the Toad Suck Harley Motorcycle Club. The club donated 25 bikes to fulfill Caring Cat Angel Paw wishes.
"We began with 975 items to be purchased for Conway students. On the first day, 974 Angel Paws were gone. We're so proud of our people!" Cheryl Daniels, Caring Cats sponsor
CHS would like to thank all who participated and donated to the Caring Cats Angel Paw project. You have all made this a very merry Christmas for families in need.
Conway High School Choir students rehearse choreography for their upcoming show "Musings from the Batcave."
The one-act musical "Musings from the Batcave" is an original work by choir director Sam Huskey. It centers around the characters Batman, Batgirl, Robin, Wonder Woman, and others. The show premieres January 29th and 30th, 7:00 pm nightly and a 1:00 pm matinee on Saturday, January 30th at the James H. Clark Auditorium. Admission is free. Kids of all ages are encouraged to come out dressed like their favorite heroes and take pictures with the cast after the show.
Effective 12/11/15, the front drive of the main CHS building is a designated fire zone. We ask that you please use the visitor parking spots in front of the building and not park along the curb. Parents dropping off students in the morning and picking them up in the afternoon will need to do so on the east side of the high school building.
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