Meet the Principal

Welcome Conway Families,

Conway is now a K - 6 specialty school that began a transformational journey in 2014-2015 when we partnered with EL Education and set forth on a mission to create a diverse caring environment for deeper learning focused on building community connections and stewardship. Conway is the only school within EUSD to offer the Expeditionary Learning model. In our first two years, we posted a 27-point gain in ELA state testing and we continue to make significant strides in improvement. At Conway, the EL Education model creates lifelong learners that think critically, solve problems creatively, and feel empowered to be agents for change.

We are eager to get this new school year started. Our vision, “All learners discover their unlimited potential through Excellence, Perseverance, Integrity, and Compassion.” is at the core of our educational program. Students align character and scholarly goals to the E.P.I.C. (Excellence, Perseverance, Integrity, and Compassion) norms and the three dimensions of learning ‐ Mastery of Knowledge of skills, character, and high quality work. Our Mission is to create classrooms alive with inquiry so our EPIC active citizens and scholars feel compelled to make the world a better place.

Our EPIC vision is transformational through standards based long‐term, in‐depth studies known as Expeditions. At the heart of our project‐based learning experience are expeditions driven by science or social studies standards. Literacy development is embedded into the expedition with learning targets based on the state standards. Each Expedition incorporates the teaching of academic skills, while fostering a genuine love of learning. Expeditions tackle complex topics such as the interdependent relationships of ecosystems, delving into the study of human rights, the sustainability of the monarch, and protecting our local watershed. Students build and refine skills through engaging expeditions, scientific research, observation, collaboration and problem‐solving. Conway classrooms are alive with discovery, inquiry, critical thinking, and collaboration.

This handbook represents our effort to keep our families informed of district policy, school procedures and expectations for setting us up for success. Parent involvement and open, frequent communication are crucial to the success of our school. I believe many of you drive past our marquee and we will do our best to fill the marquee with important dates and events for our school. In addition, I encourage our families to sign up for Class Dojo (Apple/Android) early next year and follow us on social media for the most current updates.

Our motto is, We are Crew not Passengers”. Crew is the heart and spirit of our school. We understand, CREW begins with each one of us first. Our Crew is committed to model and teach our students that CREW is US, not me, and we do the hard work together. We continue to build our Conway Community Crew this year. We thank you for entrusting us with your student, but more than ever, we are excited about our future to achieve more than we thought possible.

In Crew,

Tina Meglich, Principal