On Monday, several Conrady students and Science Teacher Dr. Draguesku took a field trip to Lake Katherine in Palos Heights to eliminate invasive plants. The outing was arranged by Sara Olson, a former Conrady graduate who wanted to introduce kids to volunteer service. Sara has long volunteered for various community service organizations and wanted to show kids that it can be very rewarding and encourage them to start at an early age. Sara chose to return to Conrady because her time here had such an impact on her life.
Congratulations to those on the track team who finished out the sports season by competing in the recent SWIC Conference meet. Official results are in. Conference champions included Julia Miazek in the long jump, Calen Howley in the 400, Tommy Doyle in the shot put and long jump, and the 4x400 relay team of April Poskus, Nicole Lubon, Julia Miazek, and Kaylyn Knight. Second place finishers were April Poskus and Kara Thommen. Third place finishers included Josh VanderVeen, Mustafa Rushdi, and Kevin Brongiel.
Conrady’s V-Bash was a real crowd pleaser this past weekend, as the annual volleyball contest between students and staff was coupled with a host of games and activities. Scooter races, a basketball three-point shot contest, and the popular “pie-in-the-face” raffle were sandwiched between some entertaining volleyball games. The 8th Grade Boys defeated the 8th Grade Girls for a chance to take on some of Conrady’s most experienced (no laughing, please) volleyball players. Yes, the students beat the teachers again. There’s always next year.
If Conrady’s 7th grade students seem a little loopy lately they have good reason. They’ve been designing, building, and testing roller coasters as part of a unit on energy, and creating the beams, columns, funnels and loops out of paper has kept everyone on track, so to speak. The coaster assignment is a STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) project for the kids to gain engineering experience as well as learn about various forms of energy.
The Jaguar Boys' Soccer Team defended their SWIC Conference crown by defeating the Simmons Knights 2-1 Tuesday on a last-second corner kick. The boys' program would like to thank all the students, families, faculty, and staff that came out to celebrate with them yesterday at Millennium Field in Tinley Park. They finished the season with a perfect 10-0 record and only surrendered two goals total in all the games played. Wow! Way to go Jaguars!
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All parents must attend a brief presentation, sign the user agreements and pick up the Chromebooks.
Conrady Junior High School is the proud recipient of the 2014 National Title One Distinguished School Award. This recognition affirms the quality programs and high levels of expectations in our school and district.
9:15 AM - 12:30 PM Graduation Rehearsal
7:00 PM Graduation