On Friday, June 5, Conrady Jr. High hosted a drive-in movie theater featuring its spring play, “Who Killed Elvis?” When school was closed in March, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the idea of continuing with the school play was in doubt. With the support of the administration, the school board, the Drama Club sponsors (Mrs. Kim Dignin, Ms. Jackie Hausman and Mrs. Corrine Dempsey) along with the technical support of Mr. Ian Chafee, the show went on although not exactly as originally planned. The show was converted from its original format to a virtual platform. The filming was done in three weeks, with an additional week of editing. The movie debuted at the drive-in theater (in Conrady’s back parking lot) for the actors and their families. It certainly was a big hit! If you would like to view the play, click "Who Killed Elvis" above for the link. Don’t forget your popcorn!
click here to view the online graduation
Conrady teachers and staff pitched in to provide a virtual graduation for the Class of 2020 this past week. Unable to hold the regularly planned festivities for 8th graders due to social distancing, an alternative celebration was set up. Students had their parents drop them off and masked teachers escorted the grads-to-be through a series of photo opportunities and a singular diploma ceremony, which was videotaped as well. Congratulations again to the Class of 2020.
Conrady supporters really showed their Jaguar Pride Monday as they braved frigid May temperatures Monday to catch one of the two parades that wound through parts of Palos Hills, Hickory Hills and Bridgeview. Conrady teachers and staff have missed seeing their students on a regular basis and the parades gave them a chance to show their appreciation to all the families who have worked to continue their studies. Kudos to all of the many students and family members who came out in support.
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
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