Conrady Parent Update

April 23, 2021

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Illinois Science Assessment Begins May 10 for 8th Grade Students

Conrady 8th Grade students will be taking the ISA (Illinois Science Assessment) on Monday, May 10; Tuesday, May 11; and Wednesday, May 12. Due to ISA guidelines, the assessment must be given in person and during school hours. Students must complete all 3 days of testing in order for their test to be valid and scored.


Parents of remote learners will have the following 3 options:


Option 1: My child will test during school hours on May 10-12. I will drive them to school or they will walk.

Option 2: My child will test during school hours on May 10-12. My child will need to take the NPD117 bus.

Option 3: I am not willing to send my child for in-person testing.


Please support us in preparing for this assessment by completing the survey by Friday, April 23. Additional testing information will be sent in the upcoming weeks based on your preference selected above.

STEAM Night at Conrady

Join us for STEAM Night at Conrady!

Click here for the Flyer in English, Arabic, Polish, and Spanish


Registration is required Register deadline is Sunday, April 25

Click here to register.

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First Week of IAR Completed - IAR Math Assessment this coming week

We successfully completed the first week of Illinois Assessment of Readiness testing. We are pleased that 87% of our students participated. This coming week, Conrady students will take the Math portion of IAR. Students will test when they are in the building at the same time they would normally attend classes. Remote students received an email with testing options.

Students will take the Math Assessment on the following days:


Wednesday, April 28 - IAR Math Test 1

Thursday, April 29 - IAR Math Test 2

Friday, April 30 - IAR MAth Test 3


It is crucial that students arrive at school on time during these days. Please remind your child how important it is to get plenty of sleep and eat a nutritional meal. Please make sure your child has a fully charged Chromebook and we recommend they bring their charger to school with them.


Students take attendance twice daily on testing days. Attendance is completed in their 5th period class, at 7:45am and 11:20am. When not testing, students will work on asynchronous assignments for all classes. Your student should log into schoology for each of their classes each day of testing. They should check and complete assigned daily work for each class.


Please click the link below to read about additional information regarding the IAR assessments from NPD117.


IAR Parent Letter 2021


Your partners in education,

Ms. Pavek and Mrs. McCabe

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Congratulations to our EL Team on receiving the Biligual Education Award!

The Multilingual Department at the Illinois State Board of Education recognized North Palos SD 117 for demonstrating significant improvement in the percentage of English Learners achieving English proficiency, making progress toward English proficiency and having greatest needs as indicated in the percentage of adequacy gap for the 2019-2020 school year.


Their dedication, advocacy, and empathy for our students made this a reality. We thank them for supporting our English Learners and working collaboratively to meet their diverse needs.


Pictured above is the Conrady EL Team. Hearty congratulations to all!

Adventure Club Brings on Spring

Adventure Club students with Ms. Aranda and Ms. Stevens created spring arts and crafts to help bring on warm temperatures and flowers.

Parent Connections Program Newsletter for the week of April 26

Click here to read the Parent Connections Newsletter from the District 117 EL Parent LIaisons including Shurrok Abdeljaber from Conrady.


Rocks, Rocks, Rocks: Modeling the Rock Cycle

Ms. Fenwick, Ms. Jakstavich, Ms. Pittos, and Ms. Quinonez and their 6th grade Science students transformed "sediment" into sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rock! It was a delicious experiment using different types of chocolate and sugar.
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Send students to school with the right mask

Students who come to school with masks that are not recommended by the CDC will be sent to the office to get a replacement. Masks with vents or valves with them are not recommended. Please refer to the lists below for recommendation and not recommended masks.

Please refer to this "Mask Check-in" article for more information.

Cap and gown Graduation Pictures rescheduled to May 6 and May 7

  • Rescheduled Graduation Picture Date

    • We want to inform parents of an important schedule change regarding 8th grade graduation pictures. We have just been informed that because of shipping delays due to Covid, students’ graduation caps and gowns will be delivered later than expected. We need to reschedule graduation cap and gown pictures to May 6 and 7. In person learners will take their pictures during the school day. We will keep the time slot parents of remote students chose. If you need to change your child’s time slot, please email gshalabi@npd117.net for more information. We apologize for any inconvenience that this causes.

Required forms for Stagg Freshman Class of 2025

Plesae read this message from Mary Ruiz, the school nurse at Conrady.

Entering freshman must complete the Mandatory Health Requirements Checklist. Please click here to view and follow each of the reuired items and not the deadlines.
Please read this important letter with your eighth grader so they understand their responsibilities as a Conrady student preparing to graduate.
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Curbside Meal Pickup: Door has changed

Please be advised that the pick up door for Curbside pickup has changed. Still Monday and Wednesday from 2:30pm - 3:30pm at Conrady - Door #5

General Community Communication 2021 Updated for Semester 2

Parents: Please use the General Community Communication as a references for activities, events, and information about Conrady Junior High. The communication contains recently updated information for Semester 2.

UPDATED TIMES for Conrady Schedules!

Please refer to the Conrady Junior High schedule below for Semester 2. All students should be in their seats and ready at the times posted for Attendance and Announcements, whether online or in the classroom.

Click here to view a sample student schedule that you can print and fill in for your child.
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Calendar At A Glance

  • Monday, April 26
    Gold Day
  • Tuesday, April 27
    Black Day
  • Wednesday, April 28
    Grey Day
    IAR Math Test
  • Thursday, April 29
    Grey Day
    IAR Math Test
  • Friday, April 30
    Grey Day
    IAR Math Test
  • Monday, May 3
    Gold Day
  • Tuesday, May 4
    Black Day
  • Wednesday, May 5
    Team Day
    All Students Remote
  • Thursday, May 6
    Gold Day
  • Friday, May 7
    Black Day
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H. H. Conrady Junior High School

Ms. Adrienne Pavek, Principal

Mrs. Dorita McCabe, Assistant Principal

Mr. Jed Ramsey, Dean of Students