Conrad Bi-Weekly Memo December 8, 2023

Principal's Message

'Tis the season! December is here, bringing with it the joy and excitement of this time of year. It brings the cheerful chaos of gift shopping, travel, and gatherings with loved ones, it's also undeniably one of the busiest periods of the year. In the school realm, our academic focus continues, and I want to express my gratitude to my dedicated staff, students, and parents whose unwavering support defines our school community. Our school embodies a genuine sense of community, and it's during this season that the warmth of our friendships truly shines. The approaching year promises new learning experiences, unique challenges, and exciting opportunities- and I'm eagerly looking forward to the adventures that await us as a school community in 2024.

Mission- Conrad Schools of Science… teaching life science and life lessons in a kind and inclusive environment, inspiring students and improving the world.

Vision- Conrad Schools of Science will empower students to achieve their goals and impact the community.


Master Calendar

Save the date!

  • Friday, December 8- School Closed- Professional Development Day
  • Monday, December 11- Senior Portrait Retakes- auditorium
  • Wednesday, December 13- HS Band/Chorus Concert-6:30pm
  • Thursday, December 14- Athletic Boosters- 6pm Library
  • Saturday, December 16- Wreaths Across America- 7:45am
  • Monday, December 18- Blood Drive
  • Thursday, December 21- Dress Down Day Fundraiser- Smile Train
  • Friday, December 22- Tuesday, Jan 2- School Closed- Winter Break

Conrad Receives Platinum Recognition from College Board

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Free coding classes for 6-8th grade girls

GTT is an international 501(c)(3) non-profit organization aimed at introducing elementary-school girls to fundamental concepts in the Computer Science field through introductory activities, coding lessons, and interaction with professionals in the CS area. We are currently partnered with and sponsored by the Bank of America, TD Bank, the DE Foundation for Science and Math Education, and more.

GTT is very interested in hosting a free and virtual 10-week Python coding course for 6th-8th grade girls from Conrad via Zoom. The session would be taught by our GTT mentors, who are committed student leaders from across the nation. The sessions will be held on Sunday mornings from 11am-12pm, starting on December 10th.

The RCCSD’s Nutrition Department would like your feedback

Red Clay Nutrition Services’ mission is to deliver nutritious meals with a smile. However, we also aim to serve a variety of healthy meal options daily, to provide high quality food products that are appealing, to accommodate most special dietary needs, and to do all this with impeccable customer service. We are asking for your feedback to help us improve and provide insight on the perceptions of our program. Please take a moment to fill out our Red Clay Staff & Parent Survey: Nutrition Survey - Parents/Guardians/Red Clay Staff

Academic Support Program

The Red Wolves After School Academic Support Program is designed to provide opportunities for middle and high school students in need of academic support, while fostering positive social interactions among students within their school and learning community. Middle school and high school students will have the opportunity to work with teachers for extra support in all subject areas. This program runs on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 2:15-4:15, and will wrap up on March 27th. Parents/Guardians will have the opportunity to sign their student up on a monthly basis. Please use the link below to sign your student up for our November & December Dates.

English link –

Spanish link -

MLK Voice 4 Youth Competition

Scholarship Opportunities


Last Chance to order Holiday Ornaments and support the PTO! Deadline 12/13

We have a terrific opportunity to offer this beautiful wooden ornament. The Conrad Schools of Science PTO has partnered with Lew Wilson Art to bring you this ornament. The cost is $19.95 (& this includes shipping & personalization). The Conrad PTO will receive 20% of sales. The deadline to order yours is December 13th. Use the QR code above or go to to order yours!

PTO Needs Your Help!

Please take a look at these Sign Up Genius links to see if you can help - we are in need of volunteers & desserts & refreshments donations.

Come bowl with us!

Please join us for an upcoming event on Saturday, January 27, 2024 1PM-3PM at Bowlero on Kirkwood Hwy. Cost is $45/adults & $40/17 & under. Price includes 2 hours of bowling, shoe rental, food & unlimited soft drinks, $10 Arcade Play, & $5 voucher (17 & under). RSVP today to save your spot.

Box Tops for Education

Please consider downloading the Box Tops app and choose Conrad Schools of Science PTO as the school to benefit. Then just snap pictures of your receipts of qualifying items. If you don't know what the qualifying items are, there's a list on the app or you can snap a picture of the receipt and it will tell you. We receive quarterly checks from this worthwhile program.

Thanks for your continued support! It’s appreciated!! Should have any questions, please feel free to contact Jamie Gilley at Make sure to follow us on Social Media via the links below to keep up to date on all of our events.


Class of 2024

Last chance for Senior Portraits

Attention seniors! If you have not had your senior portraits taken, your last chance is on December 11th (during school in the auditorium). Please mark your calendars and make sure to not miss this last opportunity!.

Yearbook Senior Ads

The High School Yearbook is currently on sale. Parents, honor your senior with a personalized message with photos in the yearbook.

Senior Trip

The Senior Class Disney Trip is scheduled from Sunday, May 26th to Thursday, May 30th, 2024. This Disney trip is an incredible opportunity for our seniors to celebrate with their fellow graduates. I have planned an exciting itinerary that includes visits to two different parks each day, allowing students to explore the magic of Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Epcot and Magic Kingdom to the fullest. They will enjoy thrilling rides, savor delicious cuisine, and have a blast with their friends in the days leading up to their graduation.

  • Total Cost: $1350 per person including:
  • Non-stop flights from Philadelphia to Orlando and back
  • Transportation from the Orlando airport to the Disney Resort
  • 4 nights at the Disney All-Stars Resort
  • 3-day Premium Park Hopper Plus pass
  • 2 meal vouchers per day (lunch and dinners with drink and dessert)
  • 1 souvenir refillable cup
  • Price Based on: Quadruple occupancy (4 people per room)
  • Double Occupancy Option: Available at $1540 per person

Checks should be made out to Conrad Schools of Science. Cash and money orders are also accepted. All payments will get a receipt.

School Happenings

Peek into our classrooms

Before Thanksgiving break, 7th Grade Social Studies participated in an 'Escape Room'. Students answered questions about the three branches of government, then completed puzzles that lead them to other classrooms. At the end students won a prize for escaping!
Del Tech Anatomy and Physiology students learning about the skeletal system using the Anatomage table
Middle school students working hard in their ELA classes
Senior Physical Therapy 3 students have started their clinicals! Thank you to Christiana Care, Pivot, Premier, DOS, and Elite Physical Therapy for hosting them.

Wellness Center

Flu Shots are available through the in-house Wellness Center! Schedule your appointment today!

Conrad Schools of Science has an On-Site Wellness Center which is staffed with a Family Nurse Practitioner with prescriptive authority, a Registered Dietician, and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Should you need any further information, don't hesitate to contact the Wellness Center at 302-992-5532.



Wreaths Across America

HOSA will be participating in Wreaths Across America on Saturday, December 16th from 7:45-10:45am. Please see the video below for more information.

Multiplying Good Students Make Holiday Cards for Project Comfort

Project Comfort's goal is to wrap 1000 local seniors in love and comfort with a cozy blanket, handwritten card, and a visitor during the holidays. Multiplying Good and Conrad students created over 250 handwritten cards for the cause!


Blue-Gold will be selling cookie-grams at lunches December 14-19th and will deliver them on December 20th. For $1 you can send your friends a cookie and a note.

HOSA's Snap!Raise fundraiser ends on 12/13. Funds raised help support our students who qualify for the International Leadership Conference which will be held in Houston, Texas, in June. If you wish to donate, please use the link: We also have a Snap!Store where you can purchase Conrad HOSA merchandise:

Both Blue-Gold and HOSA are still selling Discount Cards for $10! These make great holiday gifts! Contact Renee Allen (

Blue Gold/ Marching Band Trivia Night- Save the date!

High School Yearbook- Order now before prices increase

Don't wait to buy your yearbook! Prices go up to $85 after 12/15.

Want to make the yearbook even more special for your senior? A yearbook ad is a loving tribute to your student, personalized with your own sentimental message and a cherished photo, or photo collage. It’s quick, it’s easy, and it’ll last forever. Act now- ad prices increase by $25 after 12/1. (*Purchasing a senior ad does not include a yearbook. Yearbooks are sold separately.)

Yearbooks and senior ads can be purchased here.

Class of 2026 Fundraiser

Last chance: Spring Break Trip to Peru!

Last day to sign up is December 10th- don’t miss your opportunity!

You must register using this link

Clubs and Activities Resource

Here is a Google Resource breaking down the Clubs and Activities offered here at Conrad for both Middle and High School Students. This document is currently being updated by the Clubs and Activities Advisors, but it is a great resource to use to get your child involved here at school.


Winter Sports

Winter sports are in full gear! We have entered competition season- which was kicked off by ice hockey games, wrestling matches, basketball games and indoor track meets (tomorrow 12/9). has the most up to date information on games and meets for the season. Be on the lookout for links to purchase tickets for games.

Conrad Athletics is holding our annual Holiday Store! The store will be open to purchase in stock items on December 12th 2023 from 4-6:30pm. Anyone who would like to browse should enter through the gym.

Sports Boosters

Special Boosters Winter Membership Drive- Please Support!

The Conrad Sports Boosters is an organization comprised of Parents, Coaches, and the Athletics Department. They meet once a month to discuss and organize support for all of our Middle and High School Athletics Programs. We encourage anyone to come out and take part in the conversation to support our student athletes.

The next meeting will be Thursday, December 14th at 6:00 in the Library.

Conrad Athletics Website

Stay on top of Schedule Updates for all of our Sport Programs and changes due to weather. Please check the website for updates on weather instead of calling the main office. We also encourage you to use the apps of communication for your respective team as coaches will often communicate updates through those services. Winter sports are starting! Please make sure to submit a physical and fill out FamilyID forms.


If you have any questions, please contact Pat Williamson (Athletic Director) at or any of the coaches listed below.

  • MS Girls Basketball- Coach Bolinski
  • MS Boys Basketball- Coach Williams
  • MS Cheerleading- Coach Logullo
  • MS Wrestling- Coach Brainard
  • HS Cheerleading -
  • HS Indoor Track -
  • HS Boys' Basketball -
  • HS Girls' Basketball -
  • HS Swimming -
  • HS Wrestling:

Athletics Social Media

Follow Conrad Athletics on the IG, Twitter, and Facebook! By following these accounts, you will see updated DIAA info, sport announcements, and student athlete features/celebrations! You do not want to miss out! Follow Conrad Athletics today!


For alumni information, contact Patti Caudell Reinbold (class of 1969) at or 302-981-7077 or visit: Facebook Website

Social Media

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