Deadline is Friday for Wampus Cat Courtyard bricks

The Conway Public Schools Foundation is honoring the past and building a foundation for the future with a special fundraising campaign.

The foundation has organized the “Honor the Past, Build a Foundation” brick campaign to provide teacher grants.

For $100, a personalized brick will be placed in the new Wampus Cat Courtyard between the new high school building and the new cafeteria to be completed later this year. To be included in the inaugural installation of bricks this summer, orders must be placed by Friday, April 5.

Funds from the brick campaign and other contributions go into an endowment at the Arkansas Commu¬nity Foundation, which generates net income for teacher grants, leaving the principal preserved as a perpetual source of funding.

Teacher grants support classroom and school grants, tutoring and enrichment, classroom supplies, and teacher development and recognition. These programs and supplies cannot be funded through the regular budget, and teachers quite often fund these needs themselves.

Ten grants were awarded last month from the endowment.

“Your investment in CPSF’s mission helps ensure the best educational opportunities for our students, helping them to reach their full potential,” said Jan Spann, foundation president.

Bricks will only be added to the courtyard once a year in the summertime, so individuals must act before Friday to have a brick in the best place – closest to the main CHS building.

An inscribed brick can honor Conway High grads, alumni, teachers or other special people while providing funds to help teachers.

Bricks can be ordered online at

For more information on the foundation or the brick campaign, contact Spann at 501.339.7544 or [email protected].