Letter from the Principal
Dear Parents/Guardians and Stakeholders,
Conway Middle School is a community, serving middle school, with a deep tradition of pride and service that serves 597 students in grades 6-8. Our school is helping all students develop the world class skills and life and career characteristics of the Profile of the South Carolina Graduate by upholding “Every Student Matters, Every Moment Counts” in academics, the arts, and athletics. Conway Middle School offers a strong academic program that offers students the opportunity to earn high school credit in the following courses: Algebra I, Geometry, English I, and Digital Literacy/Google Basics. Additionally, our school offers various programs in Fine Arts that provide opportunities for students to build skills to enhance prepare them for the future. These programs include: band, orchestra, chorus, and visual arts. Our students have excelled in these programs at the district level by participating in All-County Band and All-County Chorus. Our staff development plan has focused on increasing student engagement and student collaboration. We implement Kagan structures to promote and develop self-direction, work ethic, and interpersonal skills in classroom collaborative learning. Students use digital content on a daily basis which provides them the opportunity to enhance their understanding of core academic content while also taking advantage of the Horry County Schools 1:1 personalized digital learning initiative in a blended learning program. Our teachers and students have experienced success with technology tools that include, but are not limited to: Achieve 3000, No Red Ink, Aleks, Google Classroom, Achievement Series Assessment Program, Gizmo, Discovery Education, and iTunes University. We continue to make intentional instructional decisions based on what students need. For the 2016-17 academic year, 55% of students met their growth targets in Reading, and 62% of students met their growth targets in mathematics as measured by MAP (Measures of Academic Progress). Our school improvement council and PTO are engaged in our school, as well as parental support for our fine arts programs, athletics, Beta club, robotics, Builder’s Club and school-wide events. Our students are the purpose of our work at Conway Middle School. We believe, “Every Student Matters, Every Moment Counts”! We are grateful for the investment you put in our students and the support you give to our school.
Regina Treadwell Pertell, Principal