Conrad Bi-Weekly Memo March 15, 2024

Principal's Message

Conrad Schools of Science Teacher of the Year: Mandy Gillin

Mandy has been an integral part of the Conrad community since 2012, contributing significantly not only as a teacher but also as an active and engaged member of our school. Her professional achievements as a world language teacher are commendable and include serving as the World Language Department Chair, a member of the World Language Curriculum Council, and a Clinical Educator for the UD Student Teacher Program. Mandy is also a valued member of our Building Leadership Team, the Present State of De World Language Teacher Leader Network, and the American Council on Teaching of Foreign Languages.

Beyond her teaching responsibilities, Mandy has made a lasting impact through her involvement in various school initiatives. She has not only coached multiple athletic teams, but has also chaired our school’s Suicide Prevention Team, leading to the establishment of our Mental Health Awareness Week and the HOPE Squad. She currently manages the Students in Action/ Multiplying Good- Community Service Club, which was recognized as Silver club members for their outstanding community contributions, including annual food drives, hygiene kit preparation for people experiencing homelessness, and our upcoming Kindness Week starting March 25th. As our yearbook advisor and communications director, Mandy plays a crucial role in keeping our school community connected and informed about all things Conrad. Her dedication extends beyond instructional excellence to fostering a positive school culture and community spirit.

Mandy's commitment, passion, and dedication makes her an invaluable asset to our team. We are incredibly proud to have her as a part of our school community. Congratulations Mandy, on this well-deserved honor!

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!

  • *NEW DATES!* Friday, March 15; Saturday, March 16- HS School Play- 6PM
  • Thursday, March 21- Rock Your Socks Day!
  • 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

Join us tonight and Saturday for the play! 6pm

School Climate Survey- We need your input!

We are asking you to complete this survey so that we can learn what parents and guardians think about our school.

Home-English Survey link for all enrolled schools:

Favor de llenar la encuesta para decirnos su opinión de nuestra escuela:

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

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, April 11, 2024 at 7PM in the school library. We hope to see you there! Snacks & a Mom’s Day Basket will be raffled for all who attend! An extra raffle ticket for anyone who brings a friend!

Also, please mark your calendars for last meeting of this school year - May 9th! We will be holding Board elections at this meeting. Please email us at if you’re interested in possibly joining the Board or at least want more information about a position. We also will have a raffle for all who attend & an extra raffle ticket to all who bring a friend.

PTO just finished a Penny Wars Fundraiser. Thank you to everyone who donated. We heard students were raiding piggy banks, change in cars & sofa cushions, & even money found in laundry! The funds will go towards everything that the PTO does for the school, staff, & your students. It definitely sparked a little competition between the grades too!

A HUGE thank YOU!!! We were able to raise $911.89. The 6th grade dominated the entire time & was the clear winning class for MS & 9th grade won in HS! These 2 grades will win a FREE Dress Down Day (Date TBD).

If you didn’t get to send a donation in before it ended, please consider still sending in a donation (cash, check (payable to CSS PTO), or through CashApp - $ConradPTO or Venmo - @ConradPTO…please note that it is a donation). Any amount REALLY helps. We fund many, many things, but to name a few….teacher appreciation meals, events at school, scholarships, grants for student groups & school needs, senior gifts, etc.

Thank you to everyone who came out to our bowling event 🎳! Everyone had a great time!!

The next planning meeting for the 8th Grade Formal is scheduled for Thursday, March 21, 2024 at 7PM at Panera Bread (Kirkwood Hwy.). Please join us! (You do not need to have an 8th grader to help organize.)

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.)

Get your Spirit Wear! Maybe your student is beginning to grow out of what they already have & is need of some new items? The Spirit Wear Online Sale is up & running now through April 10th. Items will be delivered before school ends.

We also have something to get your hands on quickly 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

Biotech Fair Monday, March 25th- All are welcome!

Please join us for our 13th Annual Biotechnology Fair in the Conrad Schools of Science cafeteria on Monday, March 25th from 2:30 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. All are welcome.

We are encouraging the community, parents, local scientists, and business professionals to support our students by viewing and interacting with them regarding their research projects. The students greatly appreciate your interest, attendance, and any input you would like to provide. This is a great opportunity to foster the communication between our schools and the communities we serve. One of our goals is for our school to be a pipeline into the scientific community that solves global problems and finds cures for society.

The Biotechnology Fair is presented by our Biotechnology II, III and IV students. The Biotech-2's have created tri fold posters and portfolios and will be presenting topics that represent the latest techniques scientists use today in the field of biotechnology. The Biotech-3’s and 4’s will be presenting the findings they collected from their own experiments. These students had the opportunity to design and plan every detail of their research. Some of the research they conducted included methods of creating biofuels from algae and food waste and methods to recognize the optimal time to extract energy from algae according to the light intensity produced when it glows. Other research projects have sought to solve a real world problem to benefit society such as finding cures or remedies. The Conrad Schools of Science Biotechnology Fair provides Biotechnology II, III and IV students with the opportunity to present their findings through research and experimentation to the scientific community.

Biotech students prepare their projects for the Biotech Fair

EntreX students compete at UD

Seniors Sophia Freeman, Maggie Glynn, David Cooper, Kevin Sparks, Juan Romo-Diaz, and Eric Juarez-Sanchez, two of our UD EntreX teams, went to UD’s Clayton Hall to compete against other teams from Delaware and the surrounding states on Thursday, March 7th. There were 44 teams that pitched their ideas to a panel of judges in either the business or social venture that students created and have been working on since October of this school year. While we did not walk away with the top prize, our Conrad students did a fantastic job and represented themselves and the school extremely well.

Something's Fishy...

Students in Ms. Logullo's class got hands-on experience dissecting fish.

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 wins grant!

Conrad Green Club received a grant from Delaware Pathways to Green Schools program for $2500! We will be using this money to create a Native Garden and do erosion mitigation on campus.

FFA students compete

Conrad seniors Rana Jackson, Joyce Sosa Marcano, Emily Rodriguez and Gabrielle Davis competed in the FFA CDE (career development event) called Milk quality at the FFA state convention in Dover, Delaware on March 5th. In teams of 4 the student are quizzed on various cheeses and milks to determine the type, fat content, country of origin and if there are defects in the milks. They also are quizzed individually and in a team activity on milk production knowledge. Dairy and non-dairy items are tasted to determine if they are dairy or not and a mastitis test is performed on milk to determine if the cow if came from was ill.

FFA is selling pre-filled Easter eggs!

Prom Closet

HOSA will have its Formalwear Closet open again this spring! Students who need attire for the Prom or 8th Grade Formal are welcome to peruse the formalwear in room 112 during advisory (not on Wednesdays) or lunches from March 25 - April 12 and then again from April 29 - May 3. There are dresses of various sizes and design - strappy, strapless, long, short, beaded, beadless, and casual - as well as shoes and accessories. Everything is FREE to our students. Check out some of our gorgeous gowns below.

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.



Thank you to our Seniors!

As winter season comes to a close we want to give a special shout out again to our Seniors. The contribution they given to Conrad over the years is not unrecognized- thank you seniors!

Wrestling seniors Jackson, Aiden, Ash, and Chris
Cheer Senior Kaitlyn, Basketball Manager Senior Precious
Girls basketball seniors: Rana, Joyce (mgr), CJ, Rory, and Amber (mgr)
Swim seniors Aidan, Evan, Aaron, Ava and Abby
Winter T&F Seniors Andrew, Joey, Aneijah, Casey, Joey, Dom
Winter T&F Seniors Ryan, Tyler, Zoey, Malina, Mykola, Kaden, Kayla, Brendon

National Athletic Training Month

March is National Athletic Training Month, we want to give a shout out to our amazing Conrad Athletic Trainer, Becca! Becca is our full time athletic trainer who handles various aspects of students wellness. We couldn’t do it without her!

Conrad Athletics Spirit Store open NOW-Match 22!

The store features items for all price points and at various brands for you to pick the best option for your students!

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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