David Ortiz (left) scores against Liberty Thursday as the 8th graders dropped a close contest 53-51 after trailing by 13 points late in the 4th quarter. The 7th graders, meanwhile, posted another win, holding on for a 5-point victory. The 7th Grade girls got a much-needed victory in Burbank, while the 8th graders lost another close contest.
Conrady held a Basketball Bonanza Friday with a fundraiser for PBIS programs that included basketball games between the 8th Grade Boys and Girls teams as well as against the teachers. Organizers held a free throw and 3-point shooting contest, a scooter race and prizes and snacks galore. Thanks again to all the PBIS Ambassadors, teachers, and staff who made it a fun day.
House Bill 6193 was signed by Governor Pat Quinn on January 24, 2013. This law requires schools to implement an age-appropriate sexual assault and abuse awareness and prevention curriculum for grades pre-K through 12. It is recommended that four communications per year on Erin’s Law be made available to all students. Victor Pacini, a survivor of sexual abuse, author and motivational speaker, will be assisting Conrady Junior High School in implementing this mandate.
Myles Mitchell (above) makes a steal and is off and running as the Boys' 7th Grade Basketball team opened their season with a win Tuesday against Palos South. The Jaguars took the lead before half-time and held on for a 41-35 win at home. The 8th Grade Boys faced an uphill battle all night, pulling within 5 points late in the game before Palos sealed the win in the waning minutes. The Lady Jaguars also faced a tough match-up in Palos, with the Girls' 7th and 8th Grade Volleyball teams dropping both contests. The teams will face Oak Lawn-Hometown on Thursday.
The committee meeting will run from approximately 5:30-6:20 on Tuesday, January 21 at Oak Ridge School. Additional meetings will be held as needed. During the committee meeting, we will be discussing the current discipline matrix in the Parent Student handbook and potential changes for the 2020-21 school year. If you are interested in attending this meeting and/or serving on this committee, please contact your child's building principal no later than Friday, January 17 so that we may plan accordingly.
Principal Adrienne Pavek (above) gamely accepts a pie in the face from Armandas Kirvelaitis during the PBIS assembly held at Conrady Tuesday. As part of a welcome back to school celebration that focused on positive behavior models, students got the chance to play games, sing songs, and dance before heading back to classes after Winter Break. A raffle was also held so a few lucky students got the chance to heave a whip cream pie in the face of their favorite teachers and administrators.
Conrady students put their best feet forward Friday as they put on a dazzling display of talent for the Winter Break Assembly. The Jaguar Dance teams, combined bands, choirs and even some improv presentations delighted the crowd of students, family, and staff. Congratulations to the hard-working staff and students for putting on a terrific show.
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 - 4:00 PM 7/8 Grade Boys Basketball Practice
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM 7th/8th Girls Volleyball Practice 2:30-4:30
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Declamations Meeting
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM ShowStoppers Rehearsal
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Art Club Meeting
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Science Club Meeting
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Varsity Singers Rehearsal
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM 7th & 8th grade Boys Basketball Game v. Orland
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM 7th/8th Girls Volleyball At Orland (7th 4:00, 8th to follow)
6:30 PM Toolbox for Parents