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May 16, 2017

A Night to Remember By Jessica Rizor CONWAY CHRONICLES

Would you spend the evening in a haunted castle? Would you spend it in heels and tuxedos on top of that? Well, this year the Conway High School’s students and their guests held their prom in the haunted Pythian Castle, located in Springfield, Missouri. The fun-filled evening for the students began with the mother/son and father/daughter dances which are the traditional start to prom every year. The theme of this year’s prom was a masquerade and everyone who attended received a masquerade mask in their gift bags in addition to a cup, key chain, and a t-shirt which had the theme of the night printed on them. Mr. Scholles, one of the prom sponsors, said, “Overall I thought that prom went great. I think that it really came together well. The prom committee, Ms. Cooper, and I worked extremely hard this year to make the night possible.� This year’s prom King and Queen were Sara Bunch and Jake Wilson.

Senior Year is for the Tears By Reagan Dame CONWAY CHRONICLES

Facing the fears of the new endeavors to come and increasing the cheers has been a part of the Conway High School Senior Lady Bear Softball players. They recently found themselves asking “How lucky am I to have something that makes saying Goodbye so hard?� “My favorite part of Senior Night was being able to celebrate with the seniors and their families, as this chapter of their journey comes to an end,� states Mrs. Garoutte, Conway High School teacher. Senior Night for the Lady Bears was April 28th, 2017. In attendance were 7 seniors softball girls: Makenna Long, Mercedes Padgett, Brianna

Watland, Graysen Patten, Lexi Atteberry, Lacie Reed, Shelby Hayworth, and Lauren Potter. “All of the people who showed up and all of the laughs that were heard were my favorite parts of the night. I think that I’ve learned more about the game than I did in any season, not just about the rules, but about my teammates working together. Senior Night, I thought was great! It was well planned out and the gifts we received meant a lot,’’ says Shelby Hayworth, senior. Senior night was about recognizing the seniors and their families as well as receiving gifts for their accomplishments. One of their goals for this year was setting a better scoring

record in softball games than previous years and to work better as a whole team. The team, as I interviewed them, said they felt like they have achieved that 1st goal. “The #1 lesson that I wanted them to walk away with is to understand was ‘Attitude is Everything.’ When upon walking onto the field with a negative attitude, the outcome will reflect with your teammates and the score. This, as I was instructing, applies to any situation in life. Keep your attitude in check,� said Coach Miller. “My favorite part was seeing what the girls took the time to teach one another and feeling the love from my team. I believe I have bettered my defensive Despite the rain, I think the senior. Good luck, girls in where abilities throughout the year. turnout was absolutely awesome,� states Lauren Potter, ever your futures may take you.


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very year students from the Laclede County R1 School District participate in the Missouri Assessment Program or MAP testing at the end of each year. Recently, the Ezard Elementary students who scored Proficient or Advanced in one of their core classes last spring got to celebrate with a day full of great fun and excitement. Grades 4th through 6th who met this criteria were eligible for the MAP Reward Day. On April 18th, the students got to attend the Springfield Cardinals baseball game at Hammons Field. There, they saw the Cardinals face the Midland RockHounds. Cayden Owens, from Mrs. Rosenthal's 5th grade class says, “My favorite part was being able to socialize with my friends while watching a great game of baseball.” All year long teachers and students have been gearing up for the upcoming MAP test. Teachers have been preparing their students with facts and information setting them up for success this spring. Elementary counselor, Jami Bishop says, “More than anything, I want this trip to motivate and encourage the students to always try and do their best because in the long run, it does pay off.” Congratulations to those who were able to attend this great day! Let’s try to keep up the good work so we have even more that can participate next year.

Day of Play! By Alexa Higbee CONWAY CHRONICLES

Field Day is certainly the best day of school for the Ezard Elementary students! Field day has been the elementary’s tradition to ending the school year for years now. The students that participate in the “Upper Hall Field Day” are grades third through sixth, and they have plenty of activities to do. From Kickball to dodgeball to flag football and various track competitions, the students have a big day on their hands. “My favorite part about Field Day is having a day of fun and watching the teachers play the students in a game of basketball!” says Luke Dill The fourth annual “Teachers vs. Students” basketball took place this year where the fifth through sixth graders play the teachers. So far, the teachers are 3-0, but this year is looked promising. “Ms. Laura Loomis has been the basketball ‘MVP’ the past three years,” says elementary gym coach Michael Lewis. “Her competitiveness knows no limit!” Field Day is definitely a great time for everyone and a great way to finish off a successful school year!

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