The 8th Grade Lady Jaguars used a strong service game and some timely hitting to defeat the Prairie View Eagles Monday at Conrady. The straight-set victory featured several long runs by Conrady as they raced to a lead in both games and held off a determined foe. The 7th graders were less successful however, as a seesaw battle saw the Eagles pull away for victories in two games. Both Boys’ Basketball teams similarly lost to Prairie View in Tinley Park, but hope to get back on the wining track Tuesday at home, where they face Tinley’s Central Junior High.
Congratulations to Peter Onjack, Conrady’s 2017 Geography Bee Champion! The 7th grader took top honors in the school’s annual Geography Bee contest that tested 7th and 8th Grade students’ knowledge of world geography. Runners up included Gabriel Mohamed, Evelina Astranskas, Justinas Jankus, Rebecca Maloney, Gabriella Sadowski, Dalya Alkhatib, Sebastian Kowalczyk, Aidan Conroy, Grant Schunts and Jeff Johnson (not pictured). Peter will take a qualifying test in order to move onto the next regional round where he has the chance to compete against other Geography Bee champions around the country. The top prize is a $50,000 college scholarship. Good luck, Peter!
On Friday, January 27, 2017, school administration was informed of an incident that took place on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 around 3:00-3:15 p.m. While walking home, two students were approached by a male driving a white four door car and were offered a ride home. The students involved rejected the offer and the car continued driving. School administration contacted local law enforcement promptly after receiving this information on Friday, January 27, 2017. Staff and students were provided with pertinent information and were reminded to be aware of their surroundings, report suspicious people or vehicles to an adult, and to never accept a ride from someone other than the designated person who picks them up. Glen Oaks School and North Palos School District 117 do not take safety matters lightly. As always, school safety is a collective effort by all to be aware and report any type of suspicious activity to school personnel or local law enforcement.
The 7th Grade Boys’ Basketball team returned to their winning ways Tuesday with a hotly contested match against the Simmons Knights. This leaves the team with a 2-1 record while the 8th Grade Boys team dropped to 1-2. The 8th Grade Girls’ Volleyball team also posted their second win of the season at Simmons. The Lady Jaguars host Palos South Thursday at 3:30 p.m., while the boys travel to Palos.
Friday was Inauguration Day and some students in Conrady Social Studies classes watched the live feed of the presidential inauguration. The peaceful transfer of power from one administration to the next is a hallmark of America’s democratic government, as outgoing President Barack Obama made way for President Donald Trump.
Conrady’s 7th Grade Girls’ volleyball team opened the winter sports season with a win Tuesday, but it was a cold start for the rest of the Jaguars, however. The 7th and 8th Grade Boys Basketball teams both dropped contests at Evergreen’s Central Junior High. The 7th graders topped Evergreen in two hard-fought sets at Conrady, while the 8th graders lost a tough three-set match. Next up: Liberty Junior High on Thursday.
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM 7th Girls Volleyball Practice 9:30-11:00
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM 8th Grade Boys' Basketball Practice
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM 7th Grade Basketball Practice
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM 7 8 Band rehearsal
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Adventure Club Bowling - El Mar Bowl
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM ART CLUB MEETING
2:30 PM - 3:40 PM ASSETS
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Boys Basketball Games @ Simmons
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Girls Volleyball Home vs Simmons, 7th(4:00), 8th to follow