Bi-weekly email February 22, 2019

Our Vision

Our vision is to create an inclusive environment centered on fostering independent critical thinkers and inquiry-based problem solvers who meet their academic potential through a rigorous curriculum of project-oriented programs and real world experiences.

Our Mission

Our mission is to serve the Red Clay Consolidated School District as a 6th through 12th grade life science magnet school that promotes pride and ownership of education in an academically challenging learning community. This begins with an accelerated middle school program that prepares students to become diligent scholars of the bio-science pathways in the upper grades while maintaining a traditional high school experience. The goal is for students to graduate with the knowledge and skills to be college and career ready.


  • AP Testing money was due November 2nd, however, there is a significant amount of students who have yet to submit the exam money! Please do so immediately! Exams must be ordered in February, therefore it is critical to have the money submitted. The exam cost is $94 per exam and $142 for AP Seminar and AP Research. Checks can be made payable to: Conrad School of Science


Counselors will do grade level assemblies for next years course selection on February 21st & 22nd. Students will be given instructions on choosing their courses in HAC. Counselors will visit English classes to meet with students individually starting March 11th.


  • The Longwood Teen Volunteer Program is an eight-week summer program that provides high school students with an opportunity to become part of the Longwood Team. Students will gain work experience and learn leadership skills in a positive and enriching environment. Students will have the opportunity to earn volunteer hours and give back to the community all while making new friends. Participants in the Teen Volunteer Program must volunteer a total of 18 hours consisting of seven, two-hour placement shifts and two, two-hour Thursday Horticulture sessions. All hours must be completed June 17-August 9, 2019. For more information and to apply please visit: http://longwoodgardens.org/education/k-12-programs/teen-volunteer-program. All applications are due February 18, 2019 at 5 pm. For questions please contact Heather Drzal at 610.388.5251 or schoolandyouth@longwoodgardens.org
  • High school students looking for meaningful service hours are encouraged to participate in a hands-on STEM Program! Wow! Science Camp® is an academic enrichment program dedicated to promoting children’s interest in science. We offer hands-on science experiments and projects, activity-based math, educational games and simulations, educational LEGO activities, STEM career review, and thrilling weekly field trips. the program. Duties include: Assist Camp Instructor in setting up projects, reviewing and following project instructions, assist in the supervision of students while performing projects and, assist in disassembling select projects.
  • SummerCollab through AmeriCorp is seeking students with a passion for community service who are at least 17 years of age with excellent communication skills and a love for working with children. The ideal candidate for this program will drive an intervention literacy program to aid in assisting the youth in literacy gains during the summer months. Participants in this program will receive a living allowance, the Segal Education Award, leadership and management experience, along with the pride of making a significant impact in the lives of children and communities. The minimum service hour requirements is 450 hours (inclusive of training). Training and professional development will be held March-June, during pre-season. To apply, please email laura@summercollab.com by February 28, 2019.


● We are so excited that seniors are starting to receive their college acceptances. To celebrate, we are asking seniors to fill out a college pennant for every college they are accepted to. We will be displaying these outside of the guidance office. Students can get blank pennants from their English teacher or in the guidance office.

● Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the Sigma Zeta Omega and Zeta Omega of Newark and Wilmington have implemented the College Application Program (CAP) to provide additional support to aid students in the college application process. Juniors and Seniors who would like assistance are encouraged to utilize the resources provided by this free workshop - C.A.P.S OFF TO A DIFFERENT WORLD! The meeting will take place on Sunday, February 10th, 2019 from 1pm - 3pm . Route 9 Library and Innovation Center, 3022 New Castle Avenue, New Castle, DE 19720. To register please go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/caps-offto-a-different-world-tickets-54507612737 or email capsprogram18@gmail.com

● Senator Carper’s annual Service Academy Information Night will be held on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at the Del Tech Terry Campus in Dover from 6 – 8 pm. Students and parents are welcome to meet representatives from our nation’s service academies and learn more about the application process.

The University of Delaware and TeenSharp are partnering to host Conquering College Admissions, a conference for first generation college students. Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or and/or in the top 20% of their class. Students will gain an understanding of the college admission process, awareness of various types of colleges, resume building techniques, and resource information. Breakfast and lunch will be provided as well as conference materials. This is held March 26, 2019 at the University of Delaware Perkins Student Center. More information available at: https://bit.ly/2WPExwb


  • There is a folder in the senior Schoology page with links to many opportunities. Please make sure you ask your child to check this on a regular basis. Feel free to email your child’s counselor with questions.
  • The Edward Malin Memorial Scholarship is offering a $2,500 scholarship and requires applicants to have a GPA of at least 3.0, demonstrate a strong involvement in the community, and a strong interest in science. A committee interview will also be held. A resume with service hours and extra-curricular activities should be submitted with application along with a 500-750 word essay answering the following question: “How would you impact the local or global community through a career choice in science?” Application will be available on Schoology and must be submitted with all supporting documents to Mrs. Nolan by March 15, 2019.
  • SmartDrive Foundation is offering all enrolled High School Students with a driver license a change for a $1,000 scholarship by enrolling in and completing SmartDrive Classic FREE online Defensive Driving Course. Completing the first three lessons gains 10% discount on insurance for 3 years and a 3 point driver record credit. Continuing on and having a parent/guardian complete their portion along with submitting a 250-500 word essay gives student entry for the scholarship. Visit www.smartdriveusa.org for more info and to enroll.
  • Red Clay Education Association is offering $1,000 scholarship to: 1.) to aid a future educator on their career path 2.) a senior of a current Red Clay Education Associate. Applicants must provide a high school transcript, a personal statement of 500 words reflecting career plans, a list of school/community involvement activities within the last four years and any awards, honors, and/or leadership roles, and two letters of reference from teachers. Application forms shall be sent to all Red Clay High School Counseling offices. Application and criteria information should be sent or delivered to: RCEA Scholarship Committee, 4135 Ogletown Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19713. Applications and all criteria submissions must be postmarked no later than April 1, 2019.
  • The Delaware Association of School Administrators are offering an opportunity for a $1,000 scholarship. This scholarship is intended for students who are enrolling in college immediately after high school and majoring in Education. All entries are due by March 31, 2019. To apply, a 300-500 word essay is to be written on “Why I Chose Education as my Career Field” and complete the forms located on Schoology.
  • Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are offering up to $1,000 in scholarships. Those who are interested must submit an essay through their scholarship page. Applications must be submitted by June 14, 2019. For more information and/or to apply visit: http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm


The Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp, located at Lebanon Valley College, is being held from June 23-28th. This summer camp with provide students with a window of human health through lectures and hands on experiences. Students will be introduced to molecular biology, pharmacology, immunology, biochemistry and neuroscience through laboratory experience and investigative experience in a fun and challenging college environment. This is for sophomores, juniors, and seniors! Please don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Courtney Lappas, Camp Director, if you have any questions! Dr. Lappas can be reached at lappas@lvc.edu or (717) 867-6179 or visit http://www.lvc.edu/academics/summer-community-programming/health-biomedical-sciences-camp/

Edge, the Summer Program held by University of Delaware, is offering a five week, credit-bearing college experience from July 7-August 10, 2019 for juniors and seniors. Students will take college courses, participate in on and off campus activities, and live on campus. More information can be found at www.udel.edu/edge or contact at edge@udel.edu

Camp Cardiac and Camp Neuro are both one week summer camps available to all high school students ages 15-18. Both of these camps are a great opportunity for students who are interested in the field of medicine. For more information visit www.campcardiac.org and/or www.campneuro.org Scholarship and standard applications have opened up for the Philadelphia location.

2019 Health Sciences Summer Camp - The 2019 dates are Sunday, August 4th through Friday, August 9th.We are looking for students (rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders) from underrepresented, low-income, first generation backgrounds, to apply. Students will live on campus, explore careers in our health science departments, work with our faculty and students, and identify goals of a potential career. The camp is free and completely covered by the University of Delaware Health Sciences! To apply, visit chs.udel.edu/camp. Application Deadline: April 12th. For questions, please email Alyssa Benjamin at chs-pipeline@udel.edu or call 302-831-8375


Don’t forget to fill out the FAFSA. It is a requirement for the SEED program as well as many scholarships. If you need assistance, please reach out to your child’s counselor.

Student Opportunities

Opportunities Included:

  • Leadership Opportunities
  • Scholarships
  • Contests

Attention Spring Athletes - Please have your DIAA physical form and waiver submitted to Nurse Brown by 2/26. Visit the Wellness Center to schedule a physical.

  • Good luck to wrestlers Jacob Sadler (106) and Christian Harris (220) as they compete in the state tournament.
  • Best of luck to our Conrad Swimmers and Divers as they compete in the the state competitions at UD this weekend.
  • Congratulations to Jordan Rook who was selected to the Delaware Blue/Gold Team.

Winter athletes and their families are invited to our Winter Sports Awards Night on Monday, February 25th at 6:00pm in the auditorium!

Monday, February 25th at 6:00pm in the auditorium

Jordan Rook joins Governor John Carney and other DE female athletes as he signs a proclamation recognizing February 6th as Girls and Women in Sports Day.

Other School Information

Upcoming Dress Down Days

  • Wednesday, March 6th - Spread the Word Day (Blue/Gold) $2 only
  • Friday, March 8th - Wounded Warrior Project
  • Thursday, March 28th - Polycystic Kidney Disease

Class Dues Policy - Please see the CSS Class Dues Policy here: https://bit.ly/2Ua1TdO

Tip 411 - Use Tip 411 to help protect our school. Please see the flyer for more information.

Parent Teacher Organization

Our next PTO meeting is March 14, 2019 at 7pm in the library. Our faculty guest speaker is Bill Coughlin who will discuss the Biotech Fair.


  • February 25 - High School Winter Sports Awards Night- 6:00 pm in the Auditorium
  • February 27 - BPA Competition
  • February 28 - Rho Kappa Induction- 7:00 pm in the Auditorium
  • March 2 - High School Science Olympiad Competition

Red Clay School Board Meeting

The next Red Clay Consolidated School District Board Meeting is March 20, 7:00 @ Warner.


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