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  • Transition to Conrady Parent Meeting

    Tuesday, May 30, 6 p.m. Conrady administration will be hosting an information session for all parents and guardians whose children will be first-time Conrady students in August 2017.

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  • Safety Alert 5/22/17

    click here for more info.

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  • District 117 Students Present at TECH 2017 Conference

    Devin Conroy, Karol Bryja and Sebastian Szczech showcase their Project Lead the Way coursework and how technology has enhanced their learning experience.

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  • Geek Chic

    “School for Nerds” is undoubtedly the geekiest drama Conrady students have ever performed. It’s also one of the funniest, and this past weekend’s production was filled with wit, charm, and plenty of laugh-out-loud moments thanks to a stellar cast and crew. Set in the fictional hallways of Brawny Preparatory School, the comedy revolves around an athletic powerhouse where academics doesn’t just take a backseat, it’s locked in the trunk. After some farcical early moments, the students and staff learn to work together to save the school from closing. It’s a terrific lesson and one Conrady’s talented students deliver in style.

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  • Music, Music, Music

    Conrady’s band and choir members put on a great show this week for “A Finale Concert” that weaved between Harry Potter and Michael Jackson. The evening opened with the Concert Band and music from the soundtracks of “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” and “Beauty and the Beast.” The Jazz Band and Symphonic Band followed with a selection of traditional favorites as well as a medley of Jackson tunes. Conrady’s Choir also performed, with selections such as “One Candle” and “Story of My Life.” The 5th and 6th Grade Bands will perform Thursday night at Conrady.

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  • Important message from Conrady Junior High School

    There has been a confirmed case of bed bugs appearing on a student’s belongings at Conrady today (Wednesday, May 10).

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  • Honors Project Symposium

    It was a showcase of accumulated knowledge and extreme creativity, as some of Conrady’s best and brightest students took the stage at Stagg High School Friday for an evening of learned show and tell that defied labels. The first-ever Honors Project Symposium pulled students from Frank Mateja’s and Caroline Sweiss’s eighth grade honors classes and charged them with creating original projects and demonstrations. Students worked with adult mentors to develop projects that incorporated a variety of curriculum subjects from Language Arts and History to Music and Mathematics. The end result was a program that included dramatic readings, historical re-enactments, original films, scientific demonstrations, artistic displays and musical compositions. Congratulations to all of the dedicated and gifted participants.

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  • STEM Expo

    A select group of Conrady students took part in Moraine Valley Community College’s inaugural STEM Expo Friday. The hands-on workshop provided students with an opportunity for learning and exploration through science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Conrady students took part in several topic sessions, including Earth Science, Marine Biology, Physics, and Minecraft HTML, all designed to foster critical thinking and curiosity.

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  • Notice to Parents of 8th Grade Graduating Class of 2017

    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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  • Conrady Student Diagnosed with Chickenpox

    Letter from County Department of Public Health

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Principal's Message

FROM THE OFFICE OF THE PRINCIPAL

The 2016-2017 school year marks my 20th year in education. In having taught in other communities at both the middle school and high school levels, as well as having been an assistant principal at both the middle school and high school levels, Conrady Junior High has been one of the toughest places to work, but also of the most special places to work. Here's a short list of why:

*Conrady ranks consistently in the top-five schools in the State of Illinois in academic achievement based on student demographics. 
*Conrady's athletic, academic, visual and performing arts teams regularly place first in conference events and contests.
*North Palos Schools equips our staff with outstanding training and resources for students to be successful. 
*We are progressive with our curriculum to ensure that students continue to meet the ever-changing expectations of learning standards and to be competitive with their acquired skills. 
*Our school reflects a diverse population of ethnicities, backgrounds, languages, and ideas that help shape us into being well-rounded individuals. 
*Conrady staff goes above and beyond expectations in part by working all hours of the day and on weekends in order for kids to have the best possible education. 
*Our students are talented, work hard, and are just plain enjoyable to be around. We have great kids!

I mentioned Conrady as being a "tough" place to work because our expectations are high. We never settle. We truly look at each individual student on a regular basis to identify how better we can serve each one.  

It is my pleasure and a privilege to be Principal of Conrady Junior High School. With a fabulous leadership team, outstanding teachers, and ever-so-dedicated support staff, we constantly work together for Conrady to be the flagship school of District 117 in our pursuit to be a leading exemplary school within Illinois and the nation as we strive to Be the Best for the World! 

Mr. Andy Anderson


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