Conrad Bi-Weekly Memo September 15th, 2023

Principal's Message

During the initial three weeks of instruction, I have had the privilege of visiting various classrooms, and it is evident that students are actively participating with their teachers, interacting with each other, and engaging with the curriculum. This is truly wonderful to witness! As a reminder, Conrad is a magnet school with a focus on life sciences, and our core mission is to instill a sense of pride and ownership in education among our students. Our ultimate objective is to equip all students with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in both their academic pursuits and future careers.

I also want to express my sincere appreciation for the overwhelming support that has been extended not only to me but also to my entire staff, as we launched both the new school year and our Fall athletics program. Your support has been instrumental in our successful start, and we look forward to continuing this positive momentum throughout the year. Thank you for your commitment to our students' success!

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 16th - Home Football Game - 11:00am
  • Wednesday, September 20th - Jostens Assembly - 10th and 12th Grade
  • Wednesday, September 20th - Middle School Fall Sports Pictures
  • Thursday, September 21st - Sports Boosters Meeting - 6:30pm (Library)
  • Friday, September 22nd - Middle School Welcome Back Dance - 6:00pm-9:00pm (Gym)
  • Monday, September 25th - Schools Closed
  • Thursday, September 28th - Conrad Back to School Night - 6:00pm-8:00pm - More information to come.

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.


11th and 12th Grade Students can register for HBCU Week College Fair. Go to your class schoology page to register in order to attend this terrific event.

Middle School Dance

We have a Middle School Dance on Friday, September 22nd from 6:00pm-9:00pm. This event is sponsored by the Class of 2025 and we encourage casual dress for the neon theme. Anyone wishing to donate water and/or snacks, please contact justine.wood@redclay.k12.de.us or evan.kobosko@redclay.k12.de.us. We need parent support that night, so if you are interested, please sign up to lend a helping hand. We appreciate your efforts and we look forward to a terrific night for our Middle School Students.


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 is coming into Conrad On Wednesday, September 20th to discuss Graduation Materials, including Save the Dates, Invitations, Cap and Gowns, and other traditional materials. The students will bring home information for families to explore together.

School Counseling

Wellness Center

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

College Board National Recognition

The College Board National Recognition Programs award academic honors to sophomores and juniors who take eligible administrations of AP®, PSAT/NMSQT®, or PSAT™ 10 exams, have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and identify as African American or Black, Hispanic or Latino, Indigenous or Native, or attend high school in a rural or small town area.

Conrad is honored to celebrate 8 recognized awardees by the College Board.

  • Alexa Lugo - National Hispanic Recognition Award
  • Aneijah Ramirez - National Hispanic Recognition Award
  • Emily Rodriguez - National Hispanic Recognition Award
  • Joyce Sosa - National Hispanic Recognition Award
  • Kaden Netta - National African American Recognition Award
  • Lady Fuentes-Rojas - National Hispanic Recognition Award
  • Precious Lackey - National Rural and Small Town Award
  • Savannah Manley - National Hispanic Recognition Award

The 2023-2024 School Year!

We are three 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!

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!

Our team made a short film to recap our 3rd Annual Senior Paint the Parking Lot day. Students show off their creativity in bringing designs on paper to life in paint! And with the dawn of the 2023 NFL Football Season, the broadcasting team asked staff and students to make their Super Bowl predictions.


Fall Sport Season has begun!

We are two weeks into competition and we've had nothing but success across all programs. Check our schedule on Conradsports.com to see who's playing and go show some support!

  • Football is 1-0, with a win over McKean. Gabe Welsh with 4 Touchdowns. McKean hosts Sussex Central tomorrow at 11:00am
  • Cross Country competed in the Lake Forest Invitational. Alyssa Napier was the first finisher for the girls, while Sebastian Bergstrasser led the boys. The Team is headed to Lums Pond today for the Middletown Invitational.
  • Field Hockey, led by our newest member of the Pack, Coach Katie, went up to Brandywine and fought hard in a 1-0 overtime loss. The Team takes on Dickinson today.
  • Soccer defeated MOT Charter in their opening match. JC scored two goals in the contest. The team also defeated Archmere, improving their record to 2-0 on the season.
  • Volleyball defeated Brandywine in straight sets. Reagan Attalian led the back row with several digs, earning her recognition as one of Delaware's Athletes of the Week! They also picked up a win against St. E's bringing them to 2-0 on the season.

Conrad Blue/Gold Football Game

Save the date! The Conrad Home Football Game on Saturday, September 30th will be our annual Blue/Gold Game. Join us as the team takes on St. Andrew's, but also in support of our Blue/Gold Buddies serving as honorary captains. Tickets for all Home Football Games are only purchased online. Go to Conradsports.com and click on the link for TicketSpicket.

Middle School Fall Sports Picture Day

Our Middle School Fall Sports Team will have their picture day on Wednesday, September 20th during practice. Families will be able to order prints through Lifetouch.

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, September 21st 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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