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  • 2015 8th Grade Graduation-Watch Live!

    Thursday, May 28, 2015, at 7:00 p.m.

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  • A Real Field Trip

    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.

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  • Summer Extracurricular Opportunities

    You can register your child at his/her school, or at the Dr. Ken Geraghty Administration Center. You can use the blue box, after hours. Deadline to register: July 23, 2015

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  • Track Stars

    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.

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  • V-Bash a Success

    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.

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  • Conrady Students Create Coasters

    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.

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  • Perfect 10!

    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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  • Notice to Parents of 8th Grade Graduating Class of 2015

    This information is being provided to help plan and prepare for a smooth, positive closure to this chapter of the education continuum. Please feel free to contact the school with any questions that may not be answered here.

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  • Chromebook Distribution at Conrady for August 2015

    All parents must attend a brief presentation, sign the user agreements and pick up the Chromebooks.

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  • 2015-2016 Calendar

    The School Board approved the 2015-2016 Calendar. Please note that Conrady starts Thursday, August 13, with 6th graders: 7:50-11:45 a.m. and 7th & 8th graders: 7:50-9:15 a.m. Friday, August 14, will be a full day for all students: 7:50 a.m.-2:22 p.m.

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Principal's Message

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.

 
Chromebook computers have been issued to all students in grades six and seven for 24 hour use during the academic year. For next school year, this program will be expanded to include grade eight. We use Chromebooks as a tool to equip students with the skills to research and learn via the information rich Internet. Students are also well-versed in collaborative learning using Google documents. Teachers frequently use technology as a means to engage students in hands-on learning and using programs that enable immediate feedback regarding student understanding.
 
Science teachers are busy developing and piloting curriculum reflecting the Next Generation Science Standards. All science and social studies classes meet on alternating days for double periods four days per week with both classes meeting for a single period on the fifth day. This scheduling has enabled both classes to develop out topics with the extended time.
 
Our Math Department uses the Digits electronic platform as a supplement to the local curriculum. Students also engage in a variety of other digital platforms via the Internet to develop out skills that are vital to bridge the gap from the previous Illinois Learning Standards and the newly adopted Common Core State Standards for Illinois.
 
Students are navigating through complex texts and performing language arts tasks at higher levels than ever before. Our professional consultant, Kellie Doubek, has been working with our Curriculum Department, principals, and teachers leading the charge of preparing students to meet high-level demands of reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
 
The new PARCC exam will be digitally administered to all students this March and May. Students who score a 3, 4, or 5 will be deemed on track to be ready for college or career without any needed remediation. Conrady uses NWEA MAP exam in fall, winter, and spring as a means to track student academic growth in comparison to themselves as well as students across the nation.
 
Conrady offers a wide variety of extra-curricular programs that include award-winning academic, music, dance, and sport teams as evidenced in annual conference titles and competition trophies.
 
Please don't hesitate to contact me at my direct office phone line of 708-233-4505. I will be most happy to assist you with questions or concerns.