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  • Parent Survey

    District 117 is inviting parents to complete a short survey to assist with Title I planning for the 2015-2016 school year.

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  • NEW! Eighth Grade Graduation Date

    School Cancellation on February 2 Prompted Rescheduled Graduation Date

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  • Family Math Night on March 4, 2015

    North Palos School District 117 will be hosting its 3rd annual Family Math Night. The event will be held at Oak Ridge Elementary School on March 4th from 6PM – 8PM. There will be four sessions of math games and activities for families to attend. Also, there will be a raffle for all student who attend for a chance to win a fun filled math basket. Students MUST attend with a parent or guardian. All visitors attending this event MUST enter through door #6 which is located on the South end of Oak Ridge Elementary School.

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  • Blankets and Warm Feelings

    Conrady Student Council members were hard at work this past week creating fleece blankets. While many in the group would love to swaddle themselves in their handiwork on these cold days, the warm wraps are headed to Hope Children’s Hospital in Oak Lawn. The 40 or so blankets will be donated to children who are undergoing chemo treatments for various cancers. Student Council will also be raffling off a couple of themed blankets to students.

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  • Conrady Parent Technology Survey

    If you have a child currently attending Conrady Junior High School, please take a few moments to complete a short technology survey. We appreciate your feedback.

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  • Sweet Valentine Treat

    Conrady’s Jaguar Dancers placed second at the TDI Category Championship at NIU on Valentine's Day. Only dance teams with a score of 75 points or higher were allowed to compete. “We qualified both times we competed earlier this season, but it was an honor to not only compete against the best teams in the state but to place 2nd among them as well,” said dance coach Ms. Wydra. Nearly 50 teams in a variety of divisions competed at the event.

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  • Department of Public Health Immunization Letter

    Immunization Requirements Spelled Out

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  • Streaking

    Conrady’s 7th and 8th Grade Boys Basketball teams continued on their winning streaks this week with dominating performances over Grissom and Jerling Junior High. The 7th Grade Girls Volleyball team also continued to play well, notching a win against Grissom to bring their overall record to 6-2.

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  • Parents and Students No Longer Share Account Access Codes

    We are happy to inform you that students and parents no longer need to share a single username and password to access online student information.

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  • Revised 2014-2015 School Calendar

    The last day of school will now be May 28, 2014 due to the emergency day used on February 2nd. This may change if there are additional emergency days used

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Principal's Message

Conrady Junior High School is the proud recipient of the 2014 National Title One Distinguished School Award. This recognition affirms the quality programs and high levels of expectations in our school and district.

 
Chromebook computers have been issued to all students in grades six and seven for 24 hour use during the academic year. For next school year, this program will be expanded to include grade eight. We use Chromebooks as a tool to equip students with the skills to research and learn via the information rich Internet. Students are also well-versed in collaborative learning using Google documents. Teachers frequently use technology as a means to engage students in hands-on learning and using programs that enable immediate feedback regarding student understanding.
 
Science teachers are busy developing and piloting curriculum reflecting the Next Generation Science Standards. All science and social studies classes meet on alternating days for double periods four days per week with both classes meeting for a single period on the fifth day. This scheduling has enabled both classes to develop out topics with the extended time.
 
Our Math Department uses the Digits electronic platform as a supplement to the local curriculum. Students also engage in a variety of other digital platforms via the Internet to develop out skills that are vital to bridge the gap from the previous Illinois Learning Standards and the newly adopted Common Core State Standards for Illinois.
 
Students are navigating through complex texts and performing language arts tasks at higher levels than ever before. Our professional consultant, Kellie Doubek, has been working with our Curriculum Department, principals, and teachers leading the charge of preparing students to meet high-level demands of reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
 
The new PARCC exam will be digitally administered to all students this March and May. Students who score a 3, 4, or 5 will be deemed on track to be ready for college or career without any needed remediation. Conrady uses NWEA MAP exam in fall, winter, and spring as a means to track student academic growth in comparison to themselves as well as students across the nation.
 
Conrady offers a wide variety of extra-curricular programs that include award-winning academic, music, dance, and sport teams as evidenced in annual conference titles and competition trophies.
 
Please don't hesitate to contact me at my direct office phone line of 708-233-4505. I will be most happy to assist you with questions or concerns.  
 
 

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