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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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  • 8th Grade Great America Trip

    Eighth grade students are invited to attend the eighth grade trip to Six Flags Great America on Wednesday, May 27.

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  • Jaguars Post 2 Tournament Championships

    Conrady’s Boys Basketball Teams finished the season in style Saturday with two championship trophies. The 7th Grade Boys Team (pictured above) completed a perfect season by defeating the Oak Lawn-Hometown Mustangs 51-25 to bring their season record to 19-0. The Boys 8th Grade Team was also impressive in taming the Simmons Knights 43-36 for the tournament crown. Both teams were also SWIC North Division regular season champs. Congratulations to the players, coaches and their families for an entertaining run.

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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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  • Lunchroom/Recess Supervisors Needed at Glen Oaks and Sorrick schools

    Positions Open to Parents and/or Community Members

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  • Parent Survey

    District 117 is inviting parents to complete a short survey to assist with Title I planning for the 2015-2016 school year.

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  • NEW! Eighth Grade Graduation Date

    School Cancellation on February 2 Prompted Rescheduled Graduation Date

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  • Family Math Night was held March 4 at Oak Ridge

    Conrady's winners of the fun-filled baskets which were raffled are as follows: 6th grade: Anastasia Hynes & Ameer Shehayber , 7th grade: Emma Muhr & Katie Stotts and 8th grade: Sham Aldos & Kamil Klimowski.

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  • Blankets and Warm Feelings

    Conrady Student Council members were hard at work this past week creating fleece blankets. While many in the group would love to swaddle themselves in their handiwork on these cold days, the warm wraps are headed to Hope Children’s Hospital in Oak Lawn. The 40 or so blankets will be donated to children who are undergoing chemo treatments for various cancers. Student Council will also be raffling off a couple of themed blankets to students.

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  • Conrady Parent Technology Survey

    If you have a child currently attending Conrady Junior High School, please take a few moments to complete a short technology survey. We appreciate your feedback.

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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.  
 
 

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