Conrad Bi-Weekly Memo March 1, 2024

Principal's Message

As we continue to transition towards the Spring season remember to set your clocks ahead on Sunday, March 10th. With the additional hour of daylight, it becomes easier to engage in more activities with your family. Our testing season is now underway! On March 5th, we will be administering the SAT/PSAT for our high school students in grades 9-11. These assessments are crucial, providing our students and teachers with essential information regarding college readiness and valuable data for making informed decisions about college choices and scholarship opportunities. Further details about our upcoming assessments can be found in this week’s memo.

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!

  • Tuesday, March 5- PSAT Day (9th, 10th)/ SAT Day (11th)
  • Wednesday, March 6- Spread the word to end the word dress down
  • Friday, March 8- Schools Closed- In Service Day
  • Thursday, March 14- PTO Meeting- 7PM Library
  • Thursday, March 14- NHS Dodge Ball Tournament- 5:30PM Gym
  • *NEW DATES!* Friday, March 15; Saturday, March 16- HS School Play- 7PM
  • Thursday, March 21- Athletic Boosters- 6PM Library
  • Monday, March 25- Biotech Fair- Cafeteria 2-4:30PM
  • Monday, March 25- Thursday, March 28- Kindness Week
  • Friday, March 29- Sunday, April 7-No School- Spring Break

With Gratitude...

Conrad would like to thank all who went out to vote on February 28th to support our referendum. We are truly grateful for your support.

Mark your calendar- new dates for play!

PSAT/ SAT Day March 5th

  • SAT/PSAT Day is on March 5th
  • 11th grade students will take the SAT
  • 9th and 10th grade students will take the PSAT
  • Both the SAT and PSAT are digital. Students will need a charged Chromebook
  • Being on time on March 5th is essential. Please remind students to go to bed on time, wake up on time, and have breakfast the morning of the test.
  • If a student is planning to have an early dismissal after the test, notes should be handed in to the main office prior to March 5th.

Course Scheduling for 2024-25 School Year

The student scheduling window for the 2024-25 school year is open for students in grades 9-11, beginning on Monday March 4th and will close on Wednesday March 13th. Each high school grade has met with the school counselors as a group to go over the process for how, when and where they are to get their scheduling completed. Your student can share this information with you by going onto their “class of” Schoology page. Under the course selection button you will find all the information and instructions each student will need to pick their 8 class requests for next school year. Teachers in English, Math, Science, Social Studies and World Language have made recommendations for each student so those classes will populate as the “default” course for each student. After the March 13th deadline the counselors will then meet with each student individually to review and finalize the student requests. We hope you all will participate in the scheduling process with your student and please let us know if you have any questions.

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Scholarship Opportunity for Seniors- DEADLINE 3/6

The Delaware Afro American Sports Hall of Fame, Inc., has six $1000 scholarships (two per county) to award to graduating seniors for this year who will be attending an accredited College/University in the fall of 2024. Selections will be based on the student’s academic achievement, financial need, three letters of recommendation, and a biographical sketch. They must have participated in high school sports program for a minimum of two years. You can also find information on The Scholarship Compendium.

Attention Juniors: PAID Internship Opportunity- DEADLINE 3/8

Yes, We Tech! is a paid summer internship program that provides foundational career experiences to rising Delaware high school seniors through on-the-job learning and classroom-based training. The purpose of the program is to invest in Delaware youth, our state’s future workforce, by ensuring that high school students from diverse backgrounds are supported in building the essential workplace and digital proficiency skills required to compete in the labor market for high-wage employment after graduation from high school and/or college.

Program Flyer and informational video found here (scroll to bottom)

FREE Tech Expo Event!

My name is Tia Gordon and I am a chemistry instructor for Delaware Tech Stanton Campus. I'd like to invite you and your students to our free Stem Expo on March 20th from 5:30-7:30pm. We will feature a variety of hands-on STEM projects for students to explore and not to mention DOOR PRIZES! See flyer for contact info for questions.

Black Student Summit March 23

Supreme Court of Delaware Internship

Youth Symposium 3/9

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.

March Sign Ups-

Registrarse en español aquí:


Please join us at our upcoming get together on Thursday, March 14, 2024 at 7PM in the school library. We hope to see you there! There will be snacks & a raffle! Receive an extra raffle ticket for you if you bring a friend!

  • April 11th
  • May 9th

Conrad- empty your coin jars!! It's time for...

PTO will be having a Penny Wars Fundraiser this year. This is a way for you to donate to all of the awesome things the PTO does for the school, staff, & your students & spark a little competition too! Each grade will have a point teacher. We will be collecting the donations every other day and supply totals the following day. The Penny Wars will run for 2 weeks, from Monday 2/26 - Friday 3/8. MS grades will be in competition with each other and HS grades will be in competition with each other. The 2 winning grades will be awarded with a FREE Dress Down Day!

Each grade will want to donate as many pennies as possible while taking any other monetary amounts (nickels, dimes, quarters, bills) in OTHER grades. For each grade - The pennies will be ADDED together & any other monetary amounts that were put in by OTHER GRADES will be SUBTRACTED from the PENNY AMOUNT. We cannot wait to see who dominates!!

Current Penny Wars Totals as of Tuesday 2/28/2024 -

  • 6th - 5,699 points ($71.29) WINNING
  • 7th - 40 points ($10.60)
  • 8th - -138 points ($18.12)
  • 9th - 1 point ($.01)
  • 10th - -55 points ($.55)
  • 11th - 19 points ($.19)
  • 12th - 2,260 points ($23.80) WINNING

We hope that you will help support us in this fundraising campaign!

GREAT NEWS! The PTO Bowling Event has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 2nd

Please join us for an upcoming event on Saturday, March 2, 2024 1PM-3PM at Bowlero on Kirkwood Hwy. Meet some other Conrad families and have lots of fun! 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.

PTO Fundraiser at Chick Fil A March 5

Don’t feel like cooking? Join us for a Restaurant Night at Chick-fil-A on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, 430PM-730PM (Prices Corner location). Just mention “Conrad PTO” when placing order. If using mobile ordering use the code “CONRAD2024.” We will have PTO members at the Restaurant Night so please come say hello to us!

Box Tops for Education

Please keep scanning those receipts for Box Tops. Just download the Box Tops app, pick Conrad PTO as your school, and scan each store receipt that has Box Tops items for Conrad to get credit for each of items you purchase. Box Tops send checks out quarterly. Thank you so much for scanning those receipts & please keep up the good work!

If you haven’t already, please join the Conrad Schools of Science PTO. Membership for the year is $10/person. By joining, you help fund some of our wonderful things we do for your students, the staff, & our school. (P.S. Becoming a member does not mean you’re signing up to volunteer for things.)

New PTO Member Welcome Packages

We are so excited for our new pack members!! We will be selling Welcome PACK Kits for $30! It’s an awesome way to get your Redwolf excited about starting at Conrad in the upcoming school year! Date for sale will be announced soon so please stay tuned!

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

Mark your calendars: Prom April 26, 2024

School Happenings

School Happenings

Introducing Our 2024-2025 School Year Drum Majors!

Congratulations to Charley Wittenbach and Enrique Cariño who will be our drum majors for the 2024-25 school year!

UD Entre X students present their projects

Horn Entrepreneurship's EntreX Lab dual enrollment program equips students to thrive amidst rapid change by cultivating agile thinking and developing their creative problem solving skillsets.

Comparative Cultural Studies and AP Research students attend author event

Students were welcomed to attend a presentation by author and illustrator Thi Bui, at The John Dickinson School, who discussed her graphic novel, The Best We Could Do. The novel recounts her family's journey from war-torn Vietnam to the United States, emphasizing how their past continued to influence their lives, transcending geographical boundaries.

Green Club Members attend YES!

YES! ((Youth Environmental Summit) is a statewide confab for all Delaware high school students interested in protecting our Earth. Students had the opportunity to hear inspirational words from Keynote Speaker Rep. Sophie Phillips. Her message was "As young people, our voices and our perspectives matter and we need to fight for OUR future. No one else is going to do it for us and those who showed up today are already showing that they are committed to a brighter future for all of us."

Anatomy and Physiology

Ms. Wood's Anatomy and Physiology class dissect sheep brains

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.



Green Club Needs Your Vote!

You can help CONRAD SCHOOLS OF SCIENCE win up to $1,500 by participating in the Great Schools, Clean Streams contest & keep our local streams clean! Visit between February 26th - March 15th, pledge to take 5 steps for clean water & assign your pledge to CONRAD SCHOOLS OF SCIENCE. It’s super easy & there’s no cost to you. The schools with the most pledges win money for classroom supplies & educational projects. With your help, we could win cash prizes - up to $1,500!!

Blue Gold Fundraisers- Moe's and Hershey Park

Blue-Gold is doing a Moe's fundraiser - flier attached and link here: . Order by 1pm on 3/6, pick up in the auditorium lobby on 3/7 between 4 and 5pm. If you can't pick up at that time, order a Taco Kit Credit on the Moe's App using the same link!
Blue-Gold is also selling Hershey Park Tickets. Order by 3/15, $50 each (regularly $87). Can order with the order form (click link below or pick one up outside room 112) or on our Square store

FFA is selling pre-filled Easter eggs!

National Honor Society Announcement

Juniors and Seniors–If you have a cumulative unweighted grade point average of 3.25 out of 4.00 from grade 9 onward, Mrs. McDonald emailed you TWO invitations-to-apply to the NHS. The first one was emailed on Tuesday, February 20th at 8:00 AM -AND- a reminder was emailed on Monday, February 26th at 8:00 AM. If you are interested in applying to the NHS, check your email and follow all the instructions + deadlines noted therein.

Prom Closet is still accepting donations!

HOSA is still collecting donations of formal wear to support students going to the prom and 8th grade formal. Dresses, suits, shoes, accessories - drop off at the office. The Formal Wear Closet will be open during advisory and lunch block 3/25-4/12 for the prom and then again from 4/29-5/3 for the 8th grade formal.

Sign up for Italy Trip Spring 2025 NOW- $250 Early Discount Ends 3/15!!

High School Yearbook

Do you have pictures you would like to be considered for the high school yearbook?

The high school yearbook class would love to look at any pictures you have taken this school year- senior spot painting, friends getting together, fall dances, sports events, etc. Please use the link below to submit your favorite images- no hand signs or blurry photos, please.

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.



We are in our overlap week for sports- our regular season winter games/ meets have come to an end and we are currently in Championship season and spring sports have begun. We are excited about the post season activities for our teams.

We had 22 students travel to DIAA Championships for Indoor Track and Field on Feb 3rd.

In swimming, we had 2 individuals (Aaron Stevens and Alyssa Napier) as well as a boys relay (Aaron, Brett Kennedy, Emil Lehmann and Evan Hawley) who competed in DIAA Championships this past weekend. (Feb 24th)

Aaron Stevens placed 1st in the breaststroke and 1st in the *100m freestyle*this time beating the current meet record (also held by Aaron) and being named a new state and DIAA Championship meet record.
Alyssa Napier placed 1st in the 50m freestyle and she placed 2nd in 100 fly.
The boys 200m free relay placed 2nd.

Our boys basketball team made it into the DIAA Championship bracket as the 19th seed. They played MOT on Tuesday and won. They moved on to play Middletown Thursday. We congratulate the boys on a great season!

Round 1 vs MOT Charter

Our girls basketball team also made it into the DIAA Championship bracket as the 19th seed. They played DMA on Wednesday. We congratulate the girls on an awesome season!

Round 1 vs. DMA

Our wrestling team attended the first ever DIAA Girls Wrestling Championships. Conrad was able to send four of our girls wrestlers, Geovanna Vidal, Yoali Avila-Amador, Anggiel Gonzalez and Vanesa Rodriguez all competed well. Vanesa Rodriguez took 2nd place, and Anggiel Gonzalez finished 1st becoming Conrad’s first ever State Champion.

Vanesa Rodriguez took 2nd place, and Anggiel Gonzalez finished 1st becoming Conrad’s first ever State Champion!

Conrad is sending two individuals to the boys DIAA Championships, Tommy Arms (#4 seed) and JC Santos (#9 seed). The prelims and finals happen this weekend (Mar 1 & 2)

We would like to celebrate our winter season senior athletes. We are super proud of all they have accomplished and added to our teams during their time at Conrad and wish them luck as they move into the next chapter of their careers.

Conrad Football Youth Summer Camp registration is now open. Students grades 3-8 are welcome to join. Information can be found on .

Sports Boosters

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, March 21 at 6:00 in the Library.

Mark your calendars for Designer Bag Bingo Night 3/22

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.


If you have any questions, please contact Pat Williamson (Athletic Director) at or Amanda Rees (Assistant Athletic Director) at or any of the coaches listed below. (Middle School coaches will be included in the next newsletter.)

  • HS Baseball-
  • HS Golf-
  • HS Lacrosse- Boys-
  • HS Lacrosse- Girls-
  • HS Soccer- Girls-
  • HS Softball-
  • HS Tennis- Boys-
  • HS Tennis- Girls-
  • HS Track and Field-
  • HS Volleyball- Boys-

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

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