It’s a talk show. It’s a fairy tale. It's “The Snow White Variety Show,” and it’s serially funny as performed by the Conrady Drama Club. This year’s Spring Play kicked off Friday night with a seamless production that featured dozens of Conrady students in fine comedic form. Structured as a late-night variety show, this fast-paced comedy revolves loosely around the story of Snow White, but the show features a clown car full of wacky characters. Kudos to Conrady teachers Kim Dignin, Jackie Hausman, and Kristin Brudzisz for a standout production.
Congratulations to the Conrady Jaguars Boys’ Soccer team, who capped off a perfect 11-0 season with a win Friday evening in the SWIC Conference Championship game at Reavis High School in Burbank. The game was tight throughout as the Jaguars battled cold, rain, and a determined Liberty team to emerge victorious with a hard-fought 1-0 win. Way to go, Conrady!
Noah Robinson (above) sprints to the finish line first in the 800-meter relay. The Conrady Track and Field teams completed their 2019 season Saturday with some impressive performances at the SWIC Conference Meet at Oak Lawn High School. The 8th Grade Boys’ team captured the 2nd Place team title, highlighted by 8th graders Robinson (1st Place, 100 and 200 meters and long jump), and Joe Szeszycki (1st Place 400 meters). The Girls’ 6/7th and 8th Grade teams also did well, as did the Boys’ 6/7th team. Congrats to all who competed for a great season.
Conrady Band members performed their last major concert of the year Tuesday night before a packed house. In addition to some fine performances by the Concert, Jazz, and Symphonic sections, Conrady band alumni made a surprise appearance to salute outgoing Band Director Sue Clemons, who is retiring this year. The 5th and 6th Grade Band performs Wednesday night at 7 p.m., and Jazz Band will perform at the Patio, from 5-6:15 p.m. on May 23.
Primary grade teacher Bridget Golden (right) helps some willing participants make their own Play-Doh- like modeling goop during a STEAM presentation at Conrady Thursday night. District 117 teachers and staff enthralled dozens of parents and schoolchildren alike with a host of fun educational activities. STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry and critical thinking. Visitors Thursday participated in a host of mini workshops, including math games, building challenges, scientific experiments and artful projects.
For the past several years a coosome twosome (otherwise identified as a Canada goose couple) have taken residence each Spring in one of the many Conrady courtyards. The site is relatively protected from predators and the elements and apparently a nice place to hatch a family. Wednesday was liberation day, as several Conrady science teachers helped remove the goslings from the enclosure so they could be reunited with mom and dad outside the friendly confines. Till next year?
The attached information is being provided to help plan and prepare for a smooth, positive closure to this Conrady chapter. Please feel free to contact the school with any questions that may not be answered here.
Several Conrady 7th Grade students attended the recent STEM Expo at Moraine Valley Community College recently. The goal of the Expo is to provide diverse students that may not already be interested in STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) an opportunity to engage in fun hands-on STEM activities. Our students took part in four activities, including (above) an examination of physiology and kinetics.
Congratulations to the SWIC Honor Band students who performed an excellent concert Thursday night at Palos South. The exemplary 8th graders performed along with 100 other top band students from our SWIC schools. Honors go to Teyona Givens, Abigail McDaniel, Anna Slodyczka, Sam Doyle, Erin Cowe, Lana Jalal, Thomas Lesnikowski, Sara Madrigal, Joe Szeszycki, Chris Kalinka, Jessica Wenc, Szymon Kulik, Josh Frohlich, and Juan Ornelas.
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Jazz Band
7:00 PM Board of Education Meeting
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Jazz Band
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Jazz rehearsal/pizza party
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM Jazz performance at the Patio
7:00 PM 8th Grade Graduation