Conrady Parent Update

February 05, 2021

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Optimism and Problem Solving

Optimism can be useful. Being positive as we attempt to solve problems can actually make the effort more successful. Read this article on if you are interested in learning more about positive problem solving.

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Multicultural Children's Book Day

Conrady Junior High has been celebrating multicultural children's books by reading to our students! Teachers recorded themselves reading a passage from their favorite multicultural children's book. The videos are available for teachers to play to their classes. Students have really enjoyed listening to these great stories!

Read more about Multicultural Children's Book Day Here.

Extracurriculars Return

It is with great joy that Conrady welcomes back extracurricular clubs. Students and sponsors are beginning to meet for these after-school activities.

Click here to read descriptions of each of the clubs.

Conrady students can sign up for the clubs this week here.

2021 Conrady Extracurricular Clubs

  • Adventure Club
  • Basketball (Boys and Girls)
  • Dance
  • Declamations and Improv
  • Drama/Play
  • Jazz Band
  • Math Club
  • Merit Club
  • Open Gym Softball
  • Science Team
  • Soccer
  • Student Council
  • Tech Club
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball

Therapy Dogs Visit With Staff on Team Day

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Therapy Dogs at Conrady

Education has changed dramatically this year. All of the uncertainties of the current times, concerns about our health and the dramatic changes to the school day have weighed heavily on the minds and hearts of teachers across the country. After experiencing this first hand and seeing how the stress has been weighing on teachers, Ms. Brudzisz reached out to the Alliance of Therapy Dogs* to see if there were any dogs that could come visit and bring stress relief to school. Teachers got to visit with the dogs during February's Team Day.

*The Alliance of Therapy Dogs Website is a volunteer organization of dedicated therapy dog handlers and their dogs on a mission of sharing smiles and joy. ATD’s goal is to provide testing, certification, registration, support, and insurance for members who are involved in volunteer animal-assisted activities.

Students Create Commercials For Imaginative New Products

Students from Mrs. Dignin's Drama class were asked to write and perform a commercial for an invention yet to be invented. All of the groups did a fabulous job.

Spotlight video: The Therapy Pillow by Gina D., John F., Lama I., Adrian K., and Emily K.

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It's Humans vs Zombies

In Mr. Annel's and Ms. Stevens' 6th grade math class, students played a fun online game while reviewing key math skills.

Parent Connections Program Newsletter

Click here for this week's Conrady Parent Connections Program Newsletter from the EL Parent Liaisons.

2021 Parent Survey Available Now

Click here to take the 2021 Parent 5Essentials Survey
The survey opens Feb. 3, 2021 and closes April 2, 2021.

The 5Essentials Survey identifies five indicators that lead to improved outcomes for all students, including improved attendance and larger test score gains.

The five indicators that positively affect school success are:

  1. Effective Leaders
  2. Collaborative Teachers
  3. Involved Families
  4. Supportive Environments
  5. Ambitious Instruction

Research derived from the Five Essentials for School Success has proven that schools strong on at least three of the 5Essentials are 10 times more likely to improve student outcomes.

Please read this important letter with your eighth grader so they understand their responsibilities as a Conrady student preparing to graduate.
Erin's law was signed into Illinois Law in 2013. Please read this informative letter about Conrady's Upcoming Be Seen and Heard Program for all students. The letter includes a link to a parent informational video from the presenters.

If you prefer that your child opt-out of this prevention education session, please sign and return the letter to the main office by Friday, February 5, 2021. We will call upon confirmation of the returned letter. If you do not receive a call from us, we did not receive the returned opt-out letter.

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.

Messages from the Nurse's Office

Attention Eighth Grade Parents

8th grade students will be receiving a hearing and vision screening over the next few weeks. If your child wears glasses please remind them to have and wear them at school.

Attention Sixth Grade Parents

6th grade dental requirements are fast approaching. If you need to make an appointment with the dentist please do so. If you have not turned in the exam report please turn it into Conrady's office. All 6th graders are required by the state to have a dental exam.

If your 6th grader is still missing their physical or any immunizations please follow up with your doctors office. Some offices have received the required vaccines.

Keep children home if they are sick

Please remember to keep your child home from school if they have any flu like symptoms or COVID symptoms. Students are required to be symptom free for 48 hours and cleared by the COVID team prior to returning to school. Students should join their classes remotely if they are able to. Thank you for keeping our students and staff healthy.

REMINDER: Follow traffic patterns for drop-off and pick-up

For the safety of our students and staff, and to avoid accidents, please refer to these traffic maps before arriving at Conrady:
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Curbside Meal Pick-Up EXTENDED AGAIN!

Now serving 3 meals each of breakfast and lunch on mondays and Wednesdays

What: Three Breakfast and Three lunch meals-to-go
When: Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Where: Conrady Junior High Entrance #8

Cost: FREE Through June, 30 2021

Click here for more details about the curbsite pick-up.

See this district webpage about the extension of the free meal program.

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, February 8
    Black Day
  • Tuesday, February 9
    Gold Day
  • Wednesday, February 10
    Black Day
  • Thursday, February 11
    Gold Day
    Virtual Parent/Teacher Conferences 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday, February 12
    Inservice Day
    Remote Learning for All Students
    7:50 AM - 11:08 AM
  • Monday, February 15
    No School
    Presidents Day
  • Tuesday, February 16
    Black Day

    Board of Education Meeting
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Ken Geraghty Administration Center
    7825 W. 103rd Street
    Palos Hills

  • Wednesday, February 17
    Gold Day
  • Thursday, February 18
    Black Day
  • Friday, February 19
    Gold Day

H. H. Conrady Junior High School

Ms. Adrienne Pavek, Principal

Mrs. Dorita McCabe, Assistant Principal

Mr. Jed Ramsey, Dean of Students