We have completed our first wave of Elementary programs for the year. We will have more coming up next semester and we look forward to having the other Elementary Schools that have not had a program with us in the building to make some great music and square dancing.
Since "Harvey" has been moved to January 31st, February 1st and 2nd, we are in a little break period for the Auditorium. We do have a couple of events coming up On Thursday, the ASVAB test for Juniors will be given. It is given by our Armed Forces and gives students that take the test, a chance to find out what career they might be best suited for. If your Junior student has not registered, do it soon by contacting the Counseling Center at Conway High School.
On Monday, November 12th, the Conway High Army JROTC will be sponsoring its annual Veterans Day Program. It will start at 10 AM and more info is available on the Auditorium front page.
We have had two excellent music programs put on by the 3rd and 4th Graders at Theodore Jones Elementary and the 1st and 2nd Graders at Ida Burns Elementary. We were sorry to see Monica Hutchinson, who has served as Music Specialist at TJ for the last two-and-a-half years, lead her final program with us last week. But, her family has been relocated to another state and we will miss her very much. And the students responded with a great program of patriotic music based on the song "This Is America."
On Monday Night, Music Specialist Bart Dooley had his 1st and 2nd graders really in the spirit with their program "Howdy". We would also like to thank Sherry Norrell, Ida Burns' Reading Intervention Specialist, for her wonderful narration during the program. Sherry is always funny and made the program something special for everyone.
Tonight, our Junior and Sophomore Parents will be coming to the Auditorium for a program of information about what they can expect over the next two to three years. We have several interesting speakers that are being brought in by the CHS Counseling Center. Also, some of the teachers will be present with displays and will be available to visit before and after the program. We will open the lobby at 6:00 PM and the program starts at 6:30 PM.
Then, on Wednesday, we will be in rehearsals with First and Second Graders at Woodrow Cummings as they prepare for their program "Rhythm, Rhyme, and Move In Time" on Thursday Evening at 6:30 PM.
If you have not done so, please go to our home page for some information about the postponement of the Conway High School Fall Play, "Harvey" along with the rescheduled dates for the show.
Tonight our CHS, CJHS and 7th Grade Middle School Choir students will perform music that they worked on for the Arkansas Choral Director's Association West Central Region Festival. The concert will put the bow on preparations for auditions to the various groups that will perform on November 3rd at the Alma High School Performing Arts Center. Students will be going to audition for the spots over the next two weekends. The concert is the highlight of the clinic. We had to move the clinic to last Friday due to Middle School testing requirements. We look forward to the concert at 6:30. Please come by and support our choir students. There is no admission. Doors will open around 6 PM.
Fourth Grade students at Ellen Smith Elementary were with us this morning along with their teachers and Music Specialist Christina White to rehearse for this evening's program "Dreamcatcher". We will not only have some great music for you to enjoy, but there is a story that goes along with it. If you have time in your schedule, please do stop by attend their program. It starts at 6:30 PM. Doors will open at 6:00 PM.
A REMINDER FOR PARENTS WITH STUDENTS WHO HAVE SPEAKING OR SINGING SOLOS; Your children need to be here at 6:00 PM. All other students must be seated on the risers by 6:15 PM.
Choir students at Conway High, Conway Junior High and our four Middle Schools are participating in a unique choir clinic today. They are preparing to Audition for the ArkCDA West Central Region All-Region Choir. The students are also getting ready to participate in a concert Tuesday Night, October 9th at 6:30 PM which will highlight the work they have done today and also give you a sneak peak of the music that will performed on November 3rd at the Alma High School Performing Arts Center. If you are a parent, guardian or relative along with friends of participants, come out Tuesday Night.
One of the traditions we have had here for many years has been hosting a Talent Show for Sallie Cone Elementary. Although Sallie Cone is now a memory, the Talent Show experience will continue when Carolyn Lewis Elementary presents an evening of talent on Thursday starting at 6:30 PM. There is always a wide variety of acts. I do not know what kind we will have but you can expect the usual array of singers, dancers, instrument players and others performing just for your applause. We will have students from all grade levels participating. So, if you have nothing on your calendar for Thursday Night, come join us. Admission is free as always.
Mike Woodrum is the Auditorium Supervisor for Conway Public Schools, also does the P.A. Announcing for UCA Football and Basketball, Conway High Basketball, Conway Junior High Football, and if that is not enough, has been a summertime thespian with the Conway Dinner Theater productions over the last four summers. And Mike will return this summer for "9 to 5 The Musical".