Conrad Bi-Weekly Memo September 29th, 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.

Custodian Appreciation Week!

Conrad is fortunate to have a tremendous Custodial Team, going above and beyond, each and every day to provide the best learning environment for our entire student body. But here at Conrad, our Custodians do more than that...they engage with our students and become instrumental in the journey our students take while here at school. Many times at lunch, students will share laughs and highlights of their weekend with our team. Athletes often thank our team for the strides we've made this past year in the improvement of our fields and facilities.

Universal Screener

On Monday 10/2, every student at Conrad will participate in the district-wide Universal Screener. This initiative started last school year, and will continue this school year with a Fall and Winter administration schedule. The links below will provide more information about the data being collected and information on what the screener is, and what will be done with the results. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you for your cooperation and support!

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!

  • Saturday, September 30- Blue Gold Football Game 11am Home
  • Monday, October 2nd - The Universal Screener will be administered to all students (see info above in Principal's Message)
  • Tuesday, October 3rd - Volleyball Home Match - Teacher Appreciation Night
  • October 8th-14th Spirit Week
  • Tuesday, October 10th - Boys' Soccer Senior Day
  • 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.
  • Thursday, October 26th - PSAT for 11th Graders


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 '24 is fast approaching! The Senior Class Council has published the Spirit Days. This is one of the most exciting weeks of the year, as all Middle School, High School, and Staff are encouraged to participate. The week will end with a Pep Rally in the gym on Thursday, Football Game on Saturday, and the Dance Saturday Evening (High School Students).

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. The celebration starts mid-month because Sept. 15 marks the independence anniversary of five countries: Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. Conrad Students began our celebration yesterday by decorating our hallway, bringing attention to the traditional decor of the Hispanic Culture. The Broadcasting Team produced this film to give our students and staff an opportunity to share what they love about their Hispanic Heritage.


Our next PTO Meeting is Thursday, October 12th 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

Senior Portraits

For any senior who missed or needs Senior Portrait retakes, Lifetouch will be in on October 16th. You must register online or contact Lifetouch directly (1-855-918-2930) to schedule your portrait retake. Appointments need to be made prior to the make up day.


The High School Yearbook is currently on sale. Don't miss out on the early price as it will go up later in the year. Parents, there is an opportunity to put a personalized message into the yearbook for your senior!


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 Counseling

Mrs. Coughlin joins the Pack!

Conrad, please join us in welcoming Mrs. Kirsten Coughlin to our Counseling Team! Mrs. Coughlin will be working with our High School Students (Last name M-Z). She has tremendous experience in the Counseling Department having served in a similar role at both Howard High School of Technology and Wilmington University.

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.

Voluntary Student Accident Insurance

Voluntary Student Accident Insurance for our students is available. Information and forms are available to parents/guardians on our Red Clay web page. This low cost insurance is purchased by parents to cover accidental injury during the school day or full day as the parent/guardian chooses. Payment for this insurance is not collected by our office, but paid directly by the parent to the insurer.

Families with Hardships

There are opportunities in the community for any families experiencing hardships to receive what they need. Below is a resource that will show where families can find assistance in obtaining meals and clothing. Please share with anyone who could use a helping hand.


Academics and Clubs

We are five weeks into the new year and instruction is in full swing! Students are immersing themselves in the core classes, while exploring content through their electives. The high school students are being exposed to careers through our pathways and our Seniors are already making decisions about life after high school. It's a great time to be a Red Wolf!


HOSA Future Health Professionals is a student organization supporting physical therapy, nursing, and biomed students as well as any 9th grade student in the Introduction to Health Science class. Students learn leadership skills, perform community outreach, and may compete in the regional and state competitions with potential of representing Delaware at the HOSA International Leadership Conference in June which will be held in Houston, Texas this year. All eligible students are encouraged to attend an interest meeting after school in room 112 on Wednesday, October 4th from 2:15-2:45. Please have a ride at 2:45. If you are unable to attend please see your pathway teacher for information.

High School Yearbook Order is now open!

Don't wait to buy your yearbook! Now through October 6th, Josten's is offering free icons with the purchase of a personalized yearbook. Prices go up after 10/6.

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!


Fall Sports

Our Red Wolves are getting off to great starts this season! On behalf of our student athletes, we would like to thank the Coaches for their leadership and our amazing fan base for getting out and cheering on all of our programs!

Conrad Blue/Gold Football Game

This year's Conrad Blue-Gold game will take place tomorrow (Saturday, September 30th). We will be recognizing our DFRC Blue-Gold buddies as well as current participants and alumni during pregame at 10:30. Fundraisers supporting DFRC and the Conrad Blue-Gold Club will take place including DFRC merchandise sales, blue/gold pompons, discount cards, and Conrad Club shirt orders. Club membership and event information will also be available.

Middle School Sports

After a bit of a delay for Middle Schools Sports, all of our programs have officially kicked off their competitive season!

  • Soccer is 1-1 on the season with a victory over Stanton
  • Field Hockey fought hard against a tough HB DuPont team, but our young Red Wolves are coming together nicely!
  • Volleyball is 1-1 on the season as well, also with a victory over Stanton

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!


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

Social Media

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