Bi-weekly email January 25, 2019


  • 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. Teens 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 between June 17–August 9, 2019. For more information and to apply please visit: https://longwoodgardens.org/education/k-12-programs/teen-volunteer-program. All applications are due February 18, 2019 at 5 pm. For question please contact Heather Drzal at 610.388.5251 or schoolandyouth@longwoodgardens.org
  • 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.


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


  • 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


  • January is the month to begin searching for scholarships. 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.
  • DEXSTA Federal Credit Union is currently offering a $1,000 scholarship to eligible high school seniors! To be eligible you must be a high school senior and a member of DEXSTA Federal Credit Union and complete a 500 word survey. All applications are due by January 31, 2019. Apply here: https://forms.zohopublic.com/dexstafederalcreditunion/form/DEXSTAScholarship/formperma/b1m0D1hD374GA4fM4C12GGB41
  • 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


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.


  • 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

Student Opportunities

Opportunities Included:

  • Leadership Opportunities
  • Scholarships
  • Contests
Attention Spring Athletes- Remember to complete a physical on the DIAA form by Feb. 27th.
  • Ja’Nyla Whittlesley is Conrad’s leading rebounder and a major force in the post for the Lady Red Wolves. She was an All-State selection last season as well as 1st team All-Conference.
  • JV cheerleader Ashanti Hargrove has spectacular school spirit and successfully leads her squad by encouraging them to learn more challenging cheers.
  • Varsity cheerleader Alissa Sutton consistently sets a good example for her squad by always being prepared, cheering loudly and is willing to try spectacularly, daring stunts.
  • Langston Hill has returned to the track team with speed and focus this indoor season. With a strong showing as the anchor leg of the 4X200m relay and a strong 400m race at the Tower Hill indoor meet on 1/12.
  • Wrestler Logan Myers had a pin vs DMA to help propel Conrad to a 36-30 victory
  • Swimmer Taylor Sies had 2 first place wins vs Dickinson in the 100 butterfly and 200 meter.

Other School Information

High School yearbooks are on sale for $75 until January 25th, please get yours before they go up in price!

Class Dues Policy

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

Upcoming Dress Down Days

  • Friday, January 25th - Down Syndrome
  • Friday, February 8th - Make A Wish Foundation
  • Friday, February 22nd - Easter Seals

2020 Teacher of the Year Nomination

Do you know a classroom teacher who is dedicated, inspiring, and making a difference? If so, please take the time to recommend this person by completing and submitting this nomination form. Administrators, students, staff members, parents and community members are encouraged to nominate one or more of these dynamic and inspirational teachers. Nomination link: https://bit.ly/2Rb07HE

Muscle Movement Fdn Club - A message from our CSS Muscle Movement Fdn President... https://bit.ly/2FYLPbl

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

Parent Teacher Organization

Join us February 7th at 7:00 pm for our next PTO meeting in the CSS library.


  • My name is Beth Jefferson and I'm an 8th grade parent coordinator. We are in the initial planning phase of the 8th grade formal. The students will vote on the theme and we will tie in food, decorations, and entertainment to the theme. If you would like to be part of planning this wonderful event, or know someone who is interested, please have them contact me @ Beth.Jefferson@redclay.k12.de.us


  • January 25th & 26th - High School Play- 7:00 pm in the auditorium
  • January 30th - Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • February 1st - High School Play- 7:00 pm in the auditorium
  • February 2nd - High School Play- 1:00pm & 7:00pm in the auditorium
  • February 5th - Chinese New Year Celebrations 6:30-8:30

Red Clay School Board Meeting

The next Red Clay Consolidated School District Board Meeting is February 13, 2019, 7:00 @ Warner.


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