Devin Conroy, Karol Bryja and Sebastian Szczech showcase their Project Lead the Way coursework and how technology has enhanced their learning experience.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2:30 PM - 6:00 PM Jazz Band Patio Performance
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Band Room Packing Party
7:15 AM - 7:45 AM Merit Club Meeting