Conrad Bi-Weekly Memo February 2, 2024

Principal's Message

As we seamlessly transition into the second half of the school year and with Spring on the horizon, the anticipation for the start of the Spring Sports season is building among our Middle and High School Students. The season kicks off on February 26th for high school students and March 4th for middle school students. We are proud that more than 75% of our student body actively participates in our diverse array of clubs and athletic opportunities.

Research consistently demonstrates that involvement in such extracurricular activities contributes significantly to the ongoing growth of students as both learners and young adults. With over 15 options for High School and 10 for Middle School during the Spring Season, there are many great options for your child!

We encourage you to explore these options and find meaningful ways to connect them to our vibrant school community.

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!

  • Wednesday, February 7th-2025 Italy Trip Interest Meeting- 7pm Zoom
  • Thursday, February 8th- PTO meeting- 7pm Library
  • Friday, February 9th- Trivia and Survey Says Night! @7pm
  • Thursday, February 15 (PM)-Friday, February 16- Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Friday, February 16- School Closed- In-Service Day
  • Monday, February 20- School Closed- Presidents' Day
  • Tuesday, March 5- PSAT Day (9th, 10th)/ SAT Day (11th)

Parent teacher conferences February 15, 16

February 15th and 16th are listed as Parent/Teacher Conference dates. Conferences will be held in person.

Thursday, February 15th (2:45pm-6:15pm)

  • Middle school conferences will be held in classrooms on the main floor by grade level. Conferences for middle school students are scheduled by grade level. Middle school teachers will reach out to families that they would like to conference with, but feel communicate with your child’s teacher if you would like a conference.
  • High school conferences will be held in the library. No appointment is needed.

Friday, February 16th (7:30-11:00 am) by appointment only for both HS & MS.

PSAT/ SAT Day March 5th

9th and 10th graders will take the PSAT and 11th graders will take the SAT on March 5th.

National School Counselor Appreciation Week February 5-9

February is Black History Month

Celebrating Black History Month: Embracing Diversity, Honoring Legacy. Black History Month is more than just a time to reflect on the past; it is a time to honor the incredible achievements, resilience, and contributions of Black leaders, activists, scholars, artists, and community members who have paved the way for progress and social change. Their stories serve as a powerful reminder that together, we can overcome adversity and champion equality and justice for all.

Black Student Summit March 23

Rowan University Spring 2024 GenCyber Saturday Bootcamps

RENEW Essay Contest

Delaware Interfaith Power & Light will host its third annual statewide essay contest for all high school-age youth in Delaware: RENEW ~ Reflective Essays on Nature, Earth, and their Wonders. RENEW is a platform for them to reflect – in writing – on the unique role of youth on climate action, growing concerns over environmental injustice, and their personal sense of connectedness with the natural world. $8,000 in cash awards will be available.

Last chance! Nominate a teacher for teacher of the year!

Red Clay is seeking nominations for the 2025 Red Clay Teacher of the Year. Being selected as a Teacher of the Year is one of the highest honors the district bestows on Red Clay teachers. Parents and students are encouraged to nominate as well. Please click the link below to nominate a teacher.

The nomination window closes TODAY!

Opportunity for students interested in careers in medicine- 2/22/24

DHSA is pleased to once again offer virtual outreach events for students interested in future careers in medicine. The file below includes details on event including panel discussion topics, dates and registration links. Students are encouraged to attend the event for the county in which they reside however are welcome to attend the session that works best for their schedule. Parents welcome to attend as well.

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.

February Sign Ups-

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Come join us at our upcoming meeting on Thursday, February 8, 2024 at 7PM in the school library. Please stay a few minutes after the meeting to help add some thoughts about the 8th Grade Formal (you don’t have to have an 8th grader to participate). It will be super quick!

Come to our meeting for some snacks and hot chocolate bar and a ticket to our raffle for a great prize (earn an extra ticket for each additional person you bring).

Also, please mark your calendars for the meeting dates for the rest of the year too.

  • March 14th
  • April 11th
  • May 9th

Bowling has been rescheduled!

Come join us on Saturday, March 2nd, 1PM-3PM at Bowlero on Kirkwood Hwy near Prices Corner. Call your family, tag your friends, come join the party on March 2nd!!! RSVP today!

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.)

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

Has your senior ordered their cap and gown?

Cap and gown orders should have been placed. Please click below to order now.

Mark your calendars: Prom April 26, 2024

School Happenings

School Happenings

Conrad Wears Red for American Heart Association

Friday, February 2nd is National Wear Red Day!

Nursing Pathway has been busy!

Senior nursing students during clinicals at Brackenville
Senior nursing students practicing skills; Writing letters to nursing home residents; Guest lectures, Freshmen learning about infection control, and Junior nursing students visit George Reed Billage learning about an event called Heart in the Game.

Congratulations to our CTE Poster Contest Winners!

Caleb Clemmons (2nd) and Jessica Nguyen (3rd) receiving their awards for the Delaware Advisory Council on Career and Technical Education Poster Contest

Conrad 7th graders present at Project Soapbox Competition

Nine of our 7th graders went to Cab Calloway to present in a district-wide Project Soapbox competition. As part of their Social Studies curriculum, students pick an issue they're passionate about and write a speech or call to action to promote civic leadership.

Conrad Students Study Monarch Migration

Conrad's Plant and Animal Class collaborated with Spanish 3 classes to participate in a Monarch Migration project that connected with schools in Mexico. Our symbolic butterflies completed the first leg of their migration and will be coming back in the spring from schools in Mexico.

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.



World Travelers' Club Italy 2025 Interest Meeting

Visit and enter tour ID: BMCFARLAND2025-2 for more info. Enroll by 3/15 and save $250! Zoom Meeting ID: 852 6553 7181 Passcode: Italy or click button below

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

The Blue-Gold Club and Marching Band will be holding their annual Trivia and Survey Says fundraiser event on Friday, February 9th, at Mary's Kountry Kitchen. Doors open at 6pm, buffet dinner at 6:30, and games start at 7pm. Tickets can be reserved using this link and electronic payments can be made using the link in the Google form. Come out for a great time!

Spread the word to end the word day on March 6th

Order your Spread the Word shirt now! Shirts are sold at cost for $7 and orders will be taken until February 13th. Cash or check only. They will arrive in time for Spread the Word to End the Word Day on March 6th. Please see Nurse Brown or Mrs. Allen for order forms.

FFA selling bears and roses for Valentine's Day

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.


Winter Sports

Middle School Sports update

Our winter season is beginning to wrap up for our Middle School teams. As we move into the final events of the season we congratulate all of our teams on their hard work throughout the season!

Our MS Girls Basketball team finished the tough season with a record of 3-6. We congratulate the girls on their continued effort in all their games. They ended the season on a high with a win over Skyline. Great work ladies, we are excited to see what the team brings next year.

8th grader Ethan Golden earned a 2nd place finish in his weight class; 7th grader Abigail Rist earned 3rd in her weight class; and 6th grader Darziel Williams-Comacho earned 3rd in his weight class.

Our MS Wrestlers finished their season with the Red Clay Wrestling Championship on Tuesday. Wrestlers from HB, Dickinson, Skyline, Stanton, and BSS came to Conrad to compete in the bracket-style tournament. Three of our red wolves earned medals for the team. Congratulations red wolves, and team on an excellent tournament and season.

Our Middle School Boys Basketball team finished their regular season games with a record of 4-5. The boys moved on to the playoff tournament as the 3rd seed in Red Clay. They played Thursday night at Goldey Beacom against HB DuPont, unfortunately they lost. We congratulate the boys on their awesome season and can not wait to see what they do next year.

Special shout out to our Middle School Cheerleading team who support our two basketball teams at all of their home games this season, and also traveled with the boys to the playoff game last night (Thursday). We loved having them at the games to encourage our athletes. We appreciate their pep and support throughout the entire season!

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

Mark your calendars for upcoming senior nights!

A look ahead to Spring sports

Students who are interested in a Spring sport should prepare now! Physicals and FamilyID must be completed in order to participate in tryouts.

Annual Conrad Quarter Auction

We are looking forward to you and your guests joining us at the 6th Annual Conrad Quarter Auction on Saturday, February 24th, at Millcreek Fire Hall! Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the Baseball team, and we sincerely thank you for your support! Please click link below image to register.

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, 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. Spring sports are approaching! 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

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