GENERAL INFORMATION & PROGRAMS

Our mission is to provide quality learning in a caring environment to prepare and inspire our students to be successful in life.


What does Conway offer?

  • Three Grade-Level Teams
  • Two computer labs
  • Up-to-date media center
  • Competitive academic teams - Problem Solving & Quick Recall
  • Athletic teams
  • Distinguished Band and Orchestra
  • Emphasizes health and wellness
  • STLP (Student Technology Leadership Program)
  • District Championship Chess Team
  • Advance Art Program
  • Advance Tech Program
  • Sources of Strength Program
  • Men of Quality
  • Weekly Cougar Awards


Distinguished Band Program

Band Director - Lauren Maxey

Since 2002, Conway Band has earned numerous proficient/distinguished ratings.  In 2016, the band and orchestra combined to create a full orchestra that performed at KMEA and received distinguished ratings!  This was a unique and exciting experience for middle school students. 

Over the years, we have had student participation in All-County band and EKU Honors Band.  The band and orchestra received Superior ratings at Music in the Parks Ky. Kingdom in 2018.  We have performed many times in the community, including numerous elementary schools, Sun Valley community center, Jefferson Mall, and collaborative concerts and experiences with area high schools.  

In addition, guest artists have visited Conway to perform, present, and work with students from Louisville Orchestra, Louisville Youth Orchestra, U of L School of Music, Louisville Ballet, Ky. Shakespeare, and more. At the 2019 KMEA Large Ensemble Festival, our students earned Distinguished rating. For the KMEA Solo & Ensemble Festival, our students earned   11 Distinguished / Proficient medals for 2020, 12 D/P for 2019

Distinguished Orchestra Program

Orchestra Conductor - Grace Kim

The Conway Orchestra program has gone through some major changes for the past 3 years. Our program got Distinguished ratings every year from KMEA Music Festival. Our students have also been selected to perform at the All County Orchestra. We also had 11 distinguished ratings and 4 proficient ratings from the KMEA solo and ensemble 2019-2020.


Girls Who Code

Coach: Sydney Travis

This was our first year with a GWC at Conway.  This is an after school club that is open to girls grades 6-8 to explore coding in a fun & friendly environment.  GWC is now an international program on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does. In GWC, not only do we talk about and work with tech, but we strive to create a sense of bravery, sisterhood, and activism in young women through projects and activities. 

Computer / Tech Class

The main purpose of this course is to equip students with basic and advanced computer skills. It ensures that all students are educated on the 21st century skills (critical thinking, collaboration, communication, creativity, problem solving), internet safety and digital citizenship

Students in grade 6, 7 and 8 learn by creating projects using various digital tools. Project-based learning (PBL) enables students to learn about real world issues through practical application of 21st century skills. Students utilize the STLP (Student Technology Leadership Program) guidelines to assist in integrating technology and creating artifacts that are aligned to KYSTE/ISTE standards. Our students have learned to create outstanding artifacts with various digital tools like VR Tours, Storyboards, memes, Flipgrid videos, iMovie, stop motion, Book Creator, Animation, Interactive slides, Genially, Canva, Digital escape rooms, Google Suite, Coding, Typing, etc...

With VILS and new funding for our tech labs, both classes will be STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) based with exceptional use of Spheros, Lego robotics, Coding and Vex. 

STLP (Student Technology Leadership Program)

Conway started their first STLP team in 2018-19. The Level 1 projects got accepted at the District level. Last year the STLP team worked very hard. Despite COVID19, our students were able to present their 3 projects for Level 2 judging at the [email protected] State Championship. One project got accepted to Level 3 judging. Conway was the only JCPS middle school to go to Level 3. 


 

 

Athletics

Athletic Director: Todd Gahafer

Here at Conway Middle School we believe that athletics can play an important part of the educational process of all of our students.  Our goal as an athletic program is to teach our student-athletes these lifelong skills:

  • Teamwork
  • Sportsmanship
  • Accountability
  • Leadership Skills
  • Goal Setting 
  • Dedication to Achieve Goals

Our Girls Basketball Team had an amazing season this year.  They were the 2019-20 West District Champions and Girls Junior LIT Runners-Up.



Competitive Chess Champions

Coach Hennig

Since 2016-17 Conway has won the regionals and came in 2nd in the district consistently. Anyone can join the chess team. Coach Hennig teaches the students basic, intermediate and advanced levels of playing competitive chess.