The Conway Public Schools Foundation recently announced their new significant fundraiser where they plan to establish and induct members to the Hall of Honor.

The first Hall of Honor ceremony will be March 13, 2014, CPSF President Arch Jones told the Conway Public Schools Board of Education at the board’s regular meeting Nov. 12.

"Most importantly, the event will be the venue by which we introduce the Hall of Honor recipients," he said. "Each year our plan is to induct three individuals. The Hall of Honor would recognize an alumni, a former educator and a friend of the district."

The foundation’s mission is to fund programs and services that support good education practices in the Conway Public School District. CPSF recently awarded 10 $500 grants to teachers in the schools.

"That has been the largest dollar amount that we have awarded," Jones said. "The message is getting out there to our teachers that we are here and we have resources and they are available to them."

Jones said the idea for the Hall of Honor came from the basic need to raise funds for the foundation to continue giving to the teachers, but it also provides a way to honor those who have made an impact in the district.

"This is an idea whose time has come," he said. "It’s a group effort."

School Board Member Bill Clements said he had heard from teachers who were excited about CPSF grants.

"It wasn’t so much about the money as it was about being recognized for their new ideas and that people in the community would support them goes above and beyond," he said.

The foundation will be taking nominations for alumni, former educators and friends of the district for the Hall of Honor through Dec. 31 at www.cpsfoundation.com.

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