Conrad Bi-Weekly Memo October 13th, 2023

Principal's Message

As we conclude the first month of the school year and embrace the delightful autumn weather, we are excited about the activities and events on the horizon, particularly our traditional homecoming activities. As we eagerly anticipate these upcoming engagements, we encourage you to stay engaged with our school community. Whether it's through volunteering, participating in athletic events, or joining the commencement of our various clubs and activities, your support and the connections we forge are truly valued.

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, October 13- School Closed- In Service Day
  • Saturday, October 14th - Homecoming (Parade - 9:30am, Game - 11:00am, Dance - 7:00pm)
  • Monday, October 16th - Senior Portrait Makeup Day - Must pre-register through Lifetouch.
  • Monday, October 16th- Friday, October 20 Conrad Food Drive
  • Thursday, October 19th- Athletic Boosters 6PM Library
  • Thursday, October 26th - PSAT for 11th Graders
  • Saturday, October 28th- Fall Fest (FFA/ Blue Gold) 11-1
  • Saturday, October 28th- Alumni Craft Show 9-2
  • Thursday, November 2nd- End of Marking Period 1
  • Friday, November 3rd- School Closed- In Service Day
  • Friday, November 3rd- Football Senior Recognition- Night Game 6:30PM


The PSAT will be administered at Conrad on Wednesday, October 26th to our 11th Graders during the school day. We encourage students to get a good night of sleep and start the morning with a nice breakfast.

Spirit Week

Spirit Week was a fun week for all. The week's events included: Match Up Monday (Sports Mom vs BBQ Dad); Turn Back Time Tuesday (decades); We're Going to the Movies Wednesday (Barbie vs. Oppenheimer); Thursday Color Wars (Seniors black, Juniors Orange, Sophomores Green, Freshman Blue, 8th grade Purple, 7th grade Pink, 6th grade Yellow).

Conrad Food Drive 10/14-20

Conrad's annual food drive to support our local food pantry starts tomorrow, 10/14 and runs through Friday 10/20. Items can be dropped off at the Homecoming Parade or Game or at school the week of 10/16.

High School Career Pathways will be competing for the coveted "Golden Can Award" (9th grade, please contribute to the pathway you will most likely select next year). Middle Schoolers will drop off cans to their science teachers.

Anyone who donates 10 or more items in a day will be given a raffle ticket for the prize of the day. If we reach our goal of 4000 items, students and staff will be rewarded with three dress down days the week of Thanksgiving.

Hispanic Heritage Month

As Hispanic Heritage Month comes to a close, we would like to acknowledge the leadership of Conrad students Emily Rodriguez, Joyce Sosa Marcano, Savannah Manley, Natalie Ortiz, Samantha Cuba Guzman, and Lady Fuentes Rojas. These students served on the planning committee for Delaware's first annual Latinos Unidos Student Summit. The event held on September 16th was created by students for students to amplify student voices in Delaware. It was an amazing day filled with music, dancing, motivational speakers and community. These impressive leaders represented our school well with their hard work and dedication. Emily Rodriguez was recognized as an MVP volunteer and received a gift card in appreciation.

Free Internet Service for Students

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a federal program to help eligible households pay for internet service, by providing a discount up to $30 per month. Most internet service providers, including Comcast and Verizon, offer internet service plans for $30.

Families qualify if one member of their household meets at least one of the following criteria:

  1. Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year
  2. Participates in one of these assistance programs
  • Free and Reduced-Price School Lunch Program or School Breakfast Program
  • SNAP
  • Medicaid
  • Federal Housing Assistance
  • Supplemental Security Income
  • WIC
  • Veterans Pension or Survivor Benefits
  • Lifeline

Resources for Families

iReady Parent Portal

For the first time, we are turning on the Parent Portal for I-Ready. This portal will open on Monday, October 23rd. The attached letters are a step by step guide to access I-Ready scores and reports. District Report Code: Y3R81L

Family Letter (English) (Español)

Guide to understanding the reports (English) (Español)


Our next PTO Meeting is Thursday, November 9th at 7:00 in the Library.

Please consider joining us at our next PTO Meeting. This is a terrific opportunity to create experiences for our entire student body, while developing connections with staff and other parents who want to make our school even better.

Thanks for your continued support! It’s appreciated!! Should have any questions, please feel free to contact Jamie Gilley at jmgilley27@gmail.com.


Class of 2024

Yearbook Senior Ads

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


Jostens came to Conrad On Wednesday, September 20th to discuss Graduation Materials, including Save the Dates, Invitations, Cap and Gowns, and other traditional materials. The students brought home information for families to explore together.

School Happenings

Teacher of the Year

Ms. Katrina Fontinha was recognized as Conrad Schools of Science Teacher of the Year at a district ceremony this week. Ms. Fontinha works tirelessly to provide hands on experiences for her animal science students and keep all of our animal friends safe and happy. Thank you for all you do, Ms. Fontinha!

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.


Academics and Clubs

EntreX Students attend Delaware Connect Event

On Wednesday, October 11th, the students in Conrad’s UD EntreX course attended the Delaware Connect Event to meet with other students from Delaware and surrounding states. They participating in a Design Sprint to help solve a problem presented by Del-One Federal Credit Union. Sophia Freeman and David Cooper took leadership roles in their groups, with David Cooper’s team winning the Design Sprint with the best idea out of the 10 teams, walking away with $500 in prize money!

Please join us for Fall Fest!

Sponsored by FFA and Blue Gold Club
  • $5 admission per participant (child) covers the cost of all games, crafts, and barn
  • Barn-only admission for $3
  • Refreshments will be sold
  • Pumpkin painting contest judging at 12:30pm
  • Costume contest judging at 12:40pm
  • Arts and crafts and games for all ages
  • Petting zoo and photo op with animals

Congratulations to our Conrad High School of Science 2023-2024 National Honor Society Officers!

President: Charvi Swarma

Vice President: Tyler Sullivan

Secretary: Morgan Jones

Treasurer: Jada Troiani

Parliamentarian: Aidan Hawley

High School Yearbook Order is now open!

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.

Spring Break Trip to Peru!

Exciting news! Students have the opportunity to travel to Peru during spring break. Educational travel exposes students to new people, places, and cultures which in turn expands their knowledge of the world and their knowledge of themselves. That’s why we are thrilled to bring this opportunity to your family and our community. Last day to sign up is December 10th - there are limited spots available so don’t miss your opportunity to reserve your seat.

You must register using this link

This trip will fill up fast, so please click below to learn:

  • How this opportunity will benefit your child
  • What we’ll see and do on our trip
  • Everything that’s included in this experience
  • How your child can earn academic credit
  • How we’re keeping this safe and affordable

Helpful Links:

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.


Conrad has a Broadcasting Team that helps promote the events taking place in our classrooms, hallways, and on campus! Our student-led team create timely content that keeps our community informed and entertained! Check out this week's video of our Spirit Week.


Fall Sports

Conard Fall Sports are going strong as we move in the latter part of the season. All team are still battling for possible state tournament berths. THANKS to the Conrad RED ZONE for always supporting our teams! A reminder thatthe ACTIVITY BUSES depart school at 4:45 each day. Winter Sports Start- HS 11/6 and MS 11/13

  • HS Volleyball- (5-4). Big games this week with DSAC opponents. Join us on 10/20 celebrate Senior Rec Night.
  • HS Soccer- (6-2). Big win vs. DMA and Red Lion. Next home game is 10/17.
  • Field Hockey- (2-7-1). Pink Out on 10/19 and Senior Rec on 10/26.
  • Football- (2-3). All conference games left as they push to make the post season. Home Night Game on 11/3
  • Cross Country- Joe O’Neil Invitational on 10/17 and DSAC Championships on 10/24.
  • Cheerleading- Thank you cheer for leading both MS and HS pep rallies this week.

Middle School Sports

  • MS Soccer- (3-4). Beat Skyline this week 4-3.
  • MS Field Hockey- (0-3). Lost 2 close games to BSS.
  • MS Cross Country- (2-3). Huge wins over BSS and Skyline.
  • MS Volleyball- (4-2). Big win over Odyssey Charter this week.
  • MS Football- Thanks for supporting our Varsity Program. See you at the Homecoming Game!

Conrad Soccer Fan Cloth Store

Store open now through 10/20 https://fancloth.shop/FMJZQ

Homecoming Weekend

This year's Homecoming game will take place tomorrow (Saturday, October 14th). We will start the day with our homecoming parade at 9:30am. Conrad Hall of Fame induction will be at 10:30. Game kickoff is 11am. Make sure to stay to enjoy a half-time performance by our marching band and the announcement of our homecoming court. The homecoming dance will be held from 7-10pm in the gym.

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, October 19th at 6:30 in the Library.

Conrad Athletics Website

Stay on top of Schedule Updates for all of our Fall 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.


Fall Sports are started. If you have any questions, please contact Pat Williamson (Athletic Director) at patrick.williamson@redclay.k12.de.us or any of the coaches listed below.

  • HS Football - Charles.Walters@redclay.k12.de.us
  • HS Cheerleading - Heather.Blake@redclay.k12.de.us
  • HS Cross Country - Katrina.Holloway@redclay.k12.de.us
  • HS Field Hockey - Katie.Dick@redclay.k12.de.us
  • HS Boys' Soccer - Leo.Marianiello@redclay.k12.de.us
  • HS Girls' Volleyball - Jennifer.Skinner@state.de.us

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!


Alumni Craft Show

This year's Alumni Craft Show is scheduled for Saturday, October 28th from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. We are pleased to announce that we are SOLD OUT of vendor spaces. Many returning favorites as well as new vendors will be on display with unique items to get your holiday shopping started! (Or maybe just a little something for YOU!!) Acme Pharmacy will offer a vaccine clinic (bring your insurance card!), food, including Connie's famous Sloppy Joe's, will be available. Get a ticket for a door prize just for stopping by!! Conrad Alumni merchandise will be available as well as Conrad Schools of Science spirit wear! Stop by the FFA table for some fresh eggs and goat milk products!

For more information, contact Patti Caudell Reinbold (class of 1969) at kerrpatti@aol.com or 302-981-7077 or visit: Facebook Website

Social Media

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