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  • Over the Top

    Conrady’s 7th Grade Boys Volleyball Team continued its winning streak with a convincing victory Tuesday against Grissom Junior High in straight sets. The Jaguars are now 3-0 and face Evergreen Thursday in Evergreen Park. The 8th Grade Girls Basketball Team also picked up a win against Grissom in Tinley Park. They host Evergreen Thursday. Come out and cheer the teams on to victory.

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  • Letter to 8th Grade Students from Stagg H.S. dated 10/10/16

    Important Dates for Class of 2021

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  • Purple Power!

    Conrady students and staff, along with a healthy contingent of North Palos School District 117 supporters, turned out in force Saturday morning for the 3rd annual Howl Through the Hills 5K walk/run in Hickory Hills. Co-hosted by The City of Hickory Hills and District 117, proceeds will benefit the Hickory Hills Lions Club. After the race, participants were treated to refreshments from local businesses, awards were given for individual performances, and racegoers even voted for their favorite scarecrow Halloween decoration, thanks to designs from Conrady Art Club volunteers.

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  • Scaring Up Votes

    It’s not too late to cast your vote—for some spooky scarecrows. Conrady Art Club Volunteers designed and built the scarecrows, which will be on display until Oct. 23 just west of Hickory Hills City Hall (8652 W. 95th St., Hickory Hills). There will be a ballot box set up for both adults and children to vote for their favorite scarecrow!! Bring your family and friends!

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  • Anti-bullying and Basketball

    The Harlem Ambassadors brought their unique talents and a familiar message to Conrady this week. The showcase was a demonstration of extraordinary basketball skills, but the group also delivered a lesson on mental toughness, urging students to stay strong in the face of bullies. Engaging their audience with a host of basketball moves and routines, group members also told stories of overcoming adversity and staying positive to succeed in life.

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  • American Education Week is November 14-18 this year.

    "Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility."

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  • It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!

    The Charles Schulz’ Halloween classic was put to canvas recently (cardboard boxes, actually), with great finesse and skill by Conrady Art Club Students. Working under the direction of Art teacher Kristin Brudzisz, students each got a puzzle piece of cartoon art to paint, then saw their abstract efforts come together in one beautiful mosaic. Fantastic!

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  • Important Message from Conrady Junior High School

    There have been two confirmed cases of Bed Bugs at Conrady within the past 24 hours.

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  • Illinois Department of Public Health for Bed Bugs

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  • CORNucopia

    Adventure Club students under the guidance of Mrs. Kremer and Mrs. Aranda visited Konow’s Corn Maze in Homer Township recently. Students dove into piles of corn, got lost in the maze and generally had a good time, corny through it may seem.

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Principal's Message


The 2016-2017 school year marks my 20th year in education. In having taught in other communities at both the middle school and high school levels, as well as having been an assistant principal at both the middle school and high school levels, Conrady Junior High has been one of the toughest places to work, but also of the most special places to work. Here's a short list of why:

*Conrady ranks consistently in the top-five schools in the State of Illinois in academic achievement based on student demographics. 
*Conrady's athletic, academic, visual and performing arts teams regularly place first in conference events and contests.
*North Palos Schools equips our staff with outstanding training and resources for students to be successful. 
*We are progressive with our curriculum to ensure that students continue to meet the ever-changing expectations of learning standards and to be competitive with their acquired skills. 
*Our school reflects a diverse population of ethnicities, backgrounds, languages, and ideas that help shape us into being well-rounded individuals. 
*Conrady staff goes above and beyond expectations in part by working all hours of the day and on weekends in order for kids to have the best possible education. 
*Our students are talented, work hard, and are just plain enjoyable to be around. We have great kids!

I mentioned Conrady as being a "tough" place to work because our expectations are high. We never settle. We truly look at each individual student on a regular basis to identify how better we can serve each one.  

It is my pleasure and a privilege to be Principal of Conrady Junior High School. With a fabulous leadership team, outstanding teachers, and ever-so-dedicated support staff, we constantly work together for Conrady to be the flagship school of District 117 in our pursuit to be a leading exemplary school within Illinois and the nation as we strive to Be the Best for the World! 

Mr. Andy Anderson

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