Conrad Bi-Weekly Memo December 22, 2023

Principal's Message

Sending warm wishes for a joyful and safe holiday season! See you 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 22- Tuesday, Jan 2- School Closed- Winter Break
  • Thursday, January 11- PTO meeting- 7PM Library
  • Monday, January 15- School Closed- MLK Day
  • Wednesday, January 24- MS Band Concert- 6:30PM Auditorium
  • Thursday, January 25- End of Marking Period 2
  • Friday, January 26- School Closed- In-Service Day

Conrad student discusses the end of affirmative action with Soledad O'Brien

Conrad Senior Emily Rodriguez and her sister Conrad Alum Ashley Rodriguez were highlighted in a new documentary on the end of affirmative action hosted by Soledad O'Brien. Below are the details of the documentary and where and when you can watch it!

TITLE: The End of Affirmative Action

DESCRIPTION: While affirmative action made strides in increasing diversity on college campuses, it fell far short of meeting its intended goals. And now that it's been struck down, CBS Reports teamed up with independent journalist Soledad O'Brien and The Hechinger Report to examine the fog of uncertainty for students and administrators who say the decision threatens to unravel decades of progress.


  • Video On Demand publishes on, CBS News App, P+ and YouTube at 7a ET on Thursday, Dec. 21
  • Live Stream premiere on the CBS News Stream (accessible via the CBS News App, Paramount +, and is at 8p ET on Thursday, Dec. 21

The End of Affirmative Action

Here are the additional stream times throughout the weekend (all times ET):

  • Friday - 9:30pm
  • Saturday - 5:00pm & 8:00pm
  • Sunday - 8:00pm

Conrad Recognized at Board Meeting

Conrad was recognized at this week's board meeting for achieving Platinum level AP School Honor Roll Recognition. The new AP® School Honor Roll is a prestigious annual recognition program that celebrates schools whose AP programs have done outstanding work to welcome students into AP courses and support them on the path to college success. Schools can earn this recognition annually based on criteria that reflect a commitment to increasing college going culture, providing opportunities for students to earn college credit, and maximizing college readiness.

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 January Dates.

English link –

Spanish link -


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

Yearbook Senior Ads

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

School Happenings

School Happenings

Winter concert a huge success!

Led by music teacher Ms. Huff, Conrad's band, choir, and Glee Club provided a night to remember

Blood Drive

Conrad Nursing Students helped run a successful blood drive on December 18th

Biomed students visit UD Star Campus

Biomed 3 students traveled to UD's STAR campus to participate in a CRISPR lab held at Christiana Care's Gene Editing Institute.

Animal Science Students Visit Heritage Elementary

Peyton Riley took charge of a 3rd grade animal visit to heritage elementary.

Conrad Staff Brings the Holiday Spirit

Conrad Staff brought the holiday spirit for "Ugly Sweater Day"

AP Chem Caroling

AP Chem Students and friends spread holiday cheer by caroling through the school.

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.



National Honor Society

NHS Students visited Longwood Gardens in early December


HOSA participated in Wreaths Across America on Saturday, December 16th.

World Travelers' Club is heading to Italy in 2025

April 2025 join Mr. McFarland and Ms. Perez in Sicily! Visit and enter tour ID: BMCFARLAND2025-2 for more info. Enroll now and save $250!

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

High School Yearbook

Don't forget to buy your yearbook!

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. (*Purchasing a senior ad does not include a yearbook. Yearbooks are sold separately.)

Yearbooks and senior ads can be purchased here.

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! 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.

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, January 18th 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

Follow the social media accounts below for Conrad Academic information!