Victor Pacini had a story to tell. On Friday, Conrady students and staff gave him their full attention as they listened to his personal tale of abuse and recovery. The motivational speaker visits schools around the country as part of Erin’s Law requirements that public schools in each state implement a prevention-oriented child sexual abuse program. Pacini, who engaged the crowd early with some song-and-dance moves designed to get the students’ attention, soon turned serious. As a victim of abuse, he explained how he kept an “unsafe secret” for many years. Then he walked through his recovery, while showing students how the lessons he learned can inform their lives.
On March 12th, District 117 will offer an overview of Google Apps for Education, which is a suite of apps used by students throughout the district. In this session, parents will learn about the Chromebook devices, logging in as a student, Google tools and how they are used in the classroom. Please complete the form to register for the event.
The Lady Jaguars battled from start to finish Tuesday with two hard-fought matches against the Liberty Patriots. The 8th Grade Girls pulled out a close win in the third game, while the 7th Grade team lost to a determined Patriots team that outlasted Conrady in three games. Meanwhile, the Boys Basketball teams continued their winning ways with two convincing victories against Liberty in Burbank.
Conrady was the place to be Thursday as two of the conference’s best basketball teams battled to a split decision, with the 7th Grade Boys taking the opening game against Prairie View, while the 8th Grade Boys lost their first game of the season in the late contest. Both 7th Grade teams battled early before Conrady pulled away for a decisive win. The 8th Grade game was a frenzied affair with both teams going on extended runs before Prairie View eked out a 3-point victory. Both teams are now 6-1. The Boys visit Tinley on Monday, while the Girls Volleyball teams play at Conrady against the Twisters.
Congratulations to all Geography Bee finalists: Oliver Papay, Ayanna Soto, Peter Onjack, Fernando Quiahua Ramos, Aleks Sutowski, Cody Lotz, Karolina Strama, Chris Kalinka and Ahmad Tomalieh. These nine students fiercely competed with each other in the final round with a VERY close finish. The winner advancing to the next round for the 2nd year in a row with 16 out of 20 correct answers is 8th grader Peter Onjack. Great job to Peter and good luck in the next round!
If you have a child transferring to Stagg next year, Freshman Registration is Saturday, February 3, at Stagg. The deadline to turn in your child's completed school physical and immunization record to Stagg is May 1. This allows their staff time to review the documents for any discrepancies and contact parents before they are gone for the summer break. All incoming students need to have a new health exam and all required shots completed. Attached is a letter from Stagg regarding Health requirements of all incoming students. Please don't delay in scheduling a doctor's appointment for your child if needed.
Conrady’s 6th Grade Band members joined their 5th Grade counterparts Wednesday for an evening of musical merriment before a standing-room-only crowd at Conrady. The District 117 Winter Concert featured the Cadet band, made up of members of the 5th Grade classes at Glen Oaks and Oakridge Schools, under the direction of Tiffany Iwinski. Conrady director Sue Clemons led the Jaguars in several lively numbers, including “Carol of the Kings,” “Somewhere in My Memory,” and the whimsical “African Marching Song.” Congratulations to all for a terrific performance.
Conrady’s 7th and 8th Grade Girls Volleyball teams were swept at home Thursday by the Simmons Knights, but not without putting up a good fight. The 8th Grade Girls lost the first game, but came back to win the 2nd game. A hard-fought lead vanished in the 3rd game as Simmons staged a comeback. The 7th and 8th Grade Boys Basketball teams continued their winning ways, however, with their defense setting the tone for both victories at Simmons.
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM 7,8 Band
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM 7th/8th Girls Volleyball Practice 2:30-4:00
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM 7th/8th Grade Boys Basketball Practice
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Art Club CANCELLED
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Concert Choir
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Science Club - Competition
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM 7th/8th Grade Boys Basketball Game v. OLHMS
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Girls' Volleyball at OLHMS 7th(4:00), 8th(After 7th Gr. Game)
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM 8th Grade Girls Volleyball Practice 2:30-4:00