Tag Archives: Conway Elementary School

Conway’s Walther Performs at Carnegie Hall

Nancy Walther, music teacher at Conway Elementary School and member of The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and Chorus performed at Carnegie Hall on Friday, November 22, 2013 in Benjamin Britten’s opera, “Peter Grimes.”

“I am thrilled to be part of this powerful production with our amazing orchestra and an awesome cast of opera singers,” stated Walther.  “Only a handful of elite orchestras routinely get invitations to perform at Carnegie and the St. Louis Symphony is fortunate enough to be one of them.”  

Conway’s Coates Receives May 2013 Excellence in Education Award

Rowena Coates, a third-grade teacher at Conway Elementary School, received the May 2013 Excellence in Education award at the May 27, 2013 Board of Education meeting.

Rowena is a 1991 graduate of Ladue Horton Watkins High School.  Her bachelor’s degree is in Architecture from Washington University, and her first career was as an architect.  However, she then earned a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Missouri in Columbia, and started her teaching career in the Ladue School District as a teacher’s assistant at Conway in 1999.

Rowena was a third-grade teacher until 2004 and then spent a couple years at home being with her two daughters who are now students at Conway Elementary School.  Shelby is now in third grade, and Riley is now in first grade.  Rowena came back to the district in 2007, spending one year as a fourth-grade teacher before becoming a third-grade teacher again the following year.

Among the many things her principal, Dr. Lane Narvaez, admires about Rowena is her flexibility and her ability to be a team player.  When Conway needed a fourth-grade teacher, Rowena eagerly accepted the challenge of a new curriculum.  Then, when she was asked to go back to third-grade, she willingly volunteered to move, having already had experience in teaching that grade.

Rowena is noted for her strong work ethic and true passion for working with children.  Dr. Narvaez says, “We are very, very fortunate to have Rowena, as well as her two wonderful daughters, at Conway Elementary School.”

Conway Elementary School Students Have Family Stories Published

 

 

 

 

 

Tripp Gatch, Rebecca Tan and Daniel Volobuev pictured above.  Not pictured: Miles Bassett

The following news release was provided by The Grannie Annie organization on April 3, 2013:

Four fifth-graders at Conway Elementary School will be honored by The Grannie Annie Family Story Celebration with publication of their historical family stories. Authors from Conway Elementary School who will have their stories published in Grannie Annie, Vol. 8, to be released in May, are:

Ladue Schools Students “Fill the Bus” Once Again

In what has become an annual tradition, Ladue Schools students once again participated in “Fill the Bus,” collecting literally a school bus-full of canned goods and other items to help families in need across the St. Louis community.  On March 13, 2013, a school bus picked up donations from every school in the district and delivered the items to area food pantries.  Ladue Middle School Counselor Roger Scherck and Ladue Horton Watkins High School Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Jill Svejkosky coordinated this year’s donation drive.

Conway Students Again Have Family Stories Posted

St. Louis, Mo., May 7, 2012 — Six fifth-graders from Conway Elementary School will be honored by The Grannie Annie Family Story Celebration with publication of their historical family stories. In each of the six years that Conway students have submitted stories to The Grannie Annie,they have had stories accepted for publication.  (The three students pictured at left participated in a Grannie Annie Gathering at Left Bank Books in downtown St. Louis on June 2, 2012.  From left:  Yifu Zhu, Anya Tullman, and Aman Rahman.)

MLK Jr. Day Provides Opportunities for Service and Learning At Ladue School District Elementary Schools

Martin Luther King Jr. Day provides a wealth of opportunities for students to learn about the life of Dr. King, to celebrate his accomplishments, and to participate in community service projects.  Following are just some of the events and programs planned across the district’s elementary schools: