Conrady band and choir members were in fine form Wednesday evening as they performed their Winter Concert for a packed house of family and friends. With performances by Conrady’s Symphonic and Jazz Bands, along with vocal arrangements by the Showstoppers and Varsity Singers, the enthusiastic crowd was treated to a variety of traditional favorites and eclectic folk songs. Congratulations to Band director Julia Clipper, Choir director Aubrey Malito and all the talented Conrady players for all their hard work.
Ahmad Hagagi (No. 19) provides a sky-high set for teammate Filip Drelich (No. 15) Saturday during Conrady’s defeat of Simmons Middle School in two games. The Jaguars won the first game of the SWIC tournament handily, but struggled against a determined Simmons squad playing on its home court. Conrady finally prevailed 26-24 to close out the match and advance in the tournament.
The Ghost of Christmas Past visits Ebeneezer Scrooge (above) in the Stagg High School production of “A Christmas Carol.” Conrady’s 7th graders got a chance to take in the superb production of the Charles Dickens classic Friday as part of a field trip. Students then compared the live performance with the source material as part of a Language Arts lesson.
Saja Salamah (above) puts up a shot Thursday vs Oak Lawn-Hometown. The 8th Grade Girls’ basketball team battled all game, but lost to the Mustangs as the game-tying shot came up short. Meanwhile, the 8th Grade Boys’ Volleyball team topped the Mustangs in Oak Lawn to continue their impressive season. They will play Tuesday against Palos South for the conference championship.
Conrady’s 7th and 8th Grade Boys’ volleyball teams each posted wins Tuesday with straight set victories against Evergreen Park’s Central Middle School. The 7th graders got improved defense and serving to post their first win of the season. The 8th graders meanwhile, got back on the winning track by overpowering the Panthers in two games.
Conrady students joined Principal Adrienne Pavek, Assistant Principal Dorita McCabe and Basketball Coach Frank Mateja Tuesday night for a fundraiser at the Chipotle restaurant in Bridgeview. A portion of the proceeds went to fund the school PTSA. We thank all of the parents, students, and staff who helped make the evening a success.
Conrady students put their best (costumed) faces forward Friday for the annual Fall Bash celebration. In addition to a deejay offering up dance mixes for students in the main gym, students also used the back gym for makeshift basketball games. There were also snacks and refreshments to keep the party going. Thanks again to all the parents and staff who helped make the night a success.
Dear Conrady Students, Staff and Parents,
I am very excited to serve all of you in my first year as your principal. My hope is to make this year a successful one at every level: academically, athletically and as a school community. I have worked at Conrady Junior High School in many different roles. I was initially hired by North Palos District 117 as a mathematics interventionist to help with ISAT preparation. From 2006 - 2015, I taught mathematics to sixth - through eighth-grade students. It was my pleasure to serve as the Mathematics and Science Team Leader from 2015 - 2018. Last Fall I was hired as Conrady’s Assistant Principal. I am so grateful and proud to be the successor of Mr. Anderson’s tenure at Conrady.
Our staff continues to engage in the review and revision of our instructional programs to ensure all students are performing at the highest levels in the classroom. Last year Conrady was recognized as an Exemplary School on the Illinois Report Card. We take these data and celebrate our students’ success and also look for areas to increase student achievement in the classroom. Attendance numbers continue to rise at Conrady and throughout our district. Our PBIS programming is starting to make a difference in the positive behaviors and attitudes of all stakeholders at the school. We take great pride in knowing our students achieve academically, but there is an equal need to recognize public responsibility and citizenship. One of our core values is to “Be the Best for the World.”
We take seriously the trust you place in us by sending your children to our school every day, and we work hard to make students and families feel safe and supported. Our staff plans engaging and rewarding learning experiences for all students. We have high expectations for our students, and we have high expectations for ourselves to help all Conrady students learn and grow into well-rounded citizens and critical thinkers. We aim to develop leadership skills, social and emotional skills, and academic skills to prepare students for success not only in middle school but also in high school, career, relationships, and life-long learning.
I am looking forward to another amazing school year in service to our students, parents, and community.
Best to you all,
Ms. Adrienne Pavek, Principal
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM 7th Girls Volleyball Practice 2:30-4:30
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Science Club Meeting
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM 7th/8th Boys Volleyball Tournament TBA at Simmons
2:30 PM Spelling Bee
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Drama Club Comedy Jam
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 7th/8th Boys Volleyball Tournament TBA at Simmons
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM 7th Grade Girls Volleyball Practice 2:30-4:30
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM 8th Grade Boys Basketball Tryouts
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM 8th Grade Girls volleyball tryouts 2:30-4:30
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Adventure Club Meeting - Room 8