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  • Perfect 10!

    The Jaguar Boys' Soccer Team defended their SWIC Conference crown by defeating the Simmons Knights 2-1 Tuesday on a last-second corner kick. The boys' program would like to thank all the students, families, faculty, and staff that came out to celebrate with them yesterday at Millennium Field in Tinley Park. They finished the season with a perfect 10-0 record and only surrendered two goals total in all the games played. Wow! Way to go Jaguars!

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  • May Newsletter

    Conrady Courier contains important dates to remember.

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  • 'Midsummer Dream' Draws Raves!

    Conrady students and staff managed to put on a “Dream” production this week with a terrific adaptation of a William Shakespeare comedy classic. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays and, under the direction of drama coach Zivi Silgalis, the woodland-set play managed to entertain and enthrall the appreciative audience from start to finish. The two-act play also featured some standout performances from its lively and stellar cast. Way to go, Conrady!

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  • Season Champs!

    Conrady’s Boys’ Soccer team is heading into the playoffs with some serious momentum after defeating Tinley Central Monday to complete an undefeated season, 7-0. They will host the first day of playoffs Thursday at Conrady’s Soccer Field at 4 p.m. The Lady Jaguars also begin their quest for a conference tournament crown Thursday when they visit Liberty for their first soccer playoff game. Keep it going, Jaguars!

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  • Spring Break Send-Off

    They pranced, danced, somersaulted, and serenaded. Conrady students and staff were treated to a host of fine performances by members of the school’s many dance, choir, and band members Thursday in a school-wide assembly that was heartily welcomed by all. The celebration also afforded the chance for a salute to the 7th and 8th Grade Boys Basketball teams. Both teams simultaneously claimed conference titles for the first time in school history.

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  • Notice to Parents of 8th Grade Graduating Class of 2015

    This information is being provided to help plan and prepare for a smooth, positive closure to this chapter of the education continuum. Please feel free to contact the school with any questions that may not be answered here.

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  • 8th Grade Great America Trip

    Eighth grade students are invited to attend the eighth grade trip to Six Flags Great America on Wednesday, May 27.

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  • Jaguars Post 2 Tournament Championships

    Conrady’s Boys Basketball Teams finished the season in style Saturday with two championship trophies. The 7th Grade Boys Team (pictured above) completed a perfect season by defeating the Oak Lawn-Hometown Mustangs 51-25 to bring their season record to 19-0. The Boys 8th Grade Team was also impressive in taming the Simmons Knights 43-36 for the tournament crown. Both teams were also SWIC North Division regular season champs. Congratulations to the players, coaches and their families for an entertaining run.

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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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  • 2015-2016 Calendar

    The School Board approved the 2015-2016 Calendar. Please note that Conrady starts Thursday, August 13, with 6th graders: 7:50-11:45 a.m. and 7th & 8th graders: 7:50-9:15 a.m. Friday, August 14, will be a full day for all students: 7:50 a.m.-2:22 p.m.

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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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