This year has brought a new High School principal, a new Junior High principal,a new Elementary School principal and a new Superintendent to Laclede County R-1 schools in Conway Missouri. A few new faces and a few familiar faces in new spots has brought a new life to the district and ... a little more FUN.
The High School principal, Mr. Reeves, has helped revitalize our school spirit. He introduced our new slogan:
It's a great day to be a Conway Bear!
Mr. Reeves, and the Junior High principal, Mr. Lowrance, recently challenged students to exceed last year's attendance numbers: 95% for the year 2007/2008. (The state average for the same time period: 92.2%)
The students met that challenge - 95.3% for the second quarter of 2008/2009 - and the two principals find themselves paying up by sleeping spending the night up on the roof of the high school. They climbed up to the roof top at 7 pm tonight and will stay until 7 am tomorrow morning.
No rain or snow tonight; only a little wind. And, a rumor or two of water balloons. . .
I can't help but wonder if Mr. Reeves still thinks It's a great day to be a Conway Bear!