Conrad Bi-Weekly Memo June 1st, 2021

Principal's Message


Because we have students engaging with classes in various ways (remote and in-person), below are details to successfully close out the school year.

The last day of school for all 6th-11th grade students is June 15th. All Zooms will remain open for remote students until June 15th. For June 10th, 11th, 14th, and 15th, all in-person students will report to class or be marked absent if not in class. Remote students will not be marked absent from Zooms for June 10th, 11th, 14th, and 15th.

  • We will collect chromebooks from Cohort 1 (Mon/Tues students) students on June 8th in school.
  • We will collect all chromebooks and textbooks/materials from remote students on June 9th. Remote students should bring all issued items (chromebooks, textbooks, materials) to the Conrad back parking lot between 8am-2pm on June 9th.
  • We will collect all chromebooks from In-person and Cohort 2 (Thurs/Fri) students in school on June 11th.

No new graded assignments will be scheduled for students beyond June 8th. Previously assigned work will be accepted through June 14th.

From June 8th-June 15th, lessons will be designed around the following:

  • non-graded activities
  • enrichment activities
  • completion of make-up work
  • HS final exams (if applicable)

Remote students will receive hard copy extension activities on Wednesday, June 9th. These packets are for those students who will not have technology to join Zooms after chromebooks are collected.

If you have circumstances that require your child to have a chromebook beyond the dates listed above, please contact joseph.rappa@redclay.k12.de.us.

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A New Year

Master Calendar

  • Wednesday, June 2nd - Asynchronous
  • Thursday, June 3rd - A Day - Athletic Awards Night 6:30 (No Rain Date)
  • Friday, June 4th - B Day
  • Monday, June 7th - A Day
  • Tuesday, June 8th - B Day
  • Wednesday, June 9th - Asynchronous
  • Thursday, June 10th - A Day
  • Friday, June 11th - B Day
  • Monday, June 14th - A Day
  • Tuesday, June 15th - B Day (Students' Last Day)


Conrad Students have always benefited from a strong PTO. Jamie Gilley is the Conrad PTO President and can be reached at Jmgilley27@gmail.com

School Counseling

Conrad Student Academic Success Library

Our School Counseling Team has worked on creating this ultimate resource for student success. Check out all of the tabs and strategies geared towards helping you find more success now and in the future!

Underclassmen Resources

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. For more information, contact the Wellness Center at 302-992-5532


Senior Speeches!

Each year, our Seniors are given the opportunity to take the podium in English Class and share words with the class. Words of appreciation, overcoming obstacles, and aspirations for the future are some common themes during the two weeks. Regardless of the topic, we are so very proud of our seniors, as well as their messages!

High School Academic Awards Night, May 24th

Band and Chorus Concert from Tuesday, May 25th


Finish the Fields

In its 14th year, Conrad Schools of Science has emerged as a premier public school with faculty, students, families, and the Conrad community working together to create a school culture that we can all celebrate.

One aspect of our school that continues to flourish is our athletics department. Offering a wide range of sports beginning in middle school, over 450 student-athletes on 52 teams during 3 seasons are developing skills like leadership, sportsmanship, and teamwork that are preparing them for their futures. As our athletics department has grown, the Conrad community and the Red Clay Consolidated School District have generously worked to improve and renovate our athletic facilities easily visible from Boxwood Road. These improvements include a resodded stadium field, two rectangular game fields for soccer, field hockey, and lacrosse, and a stadium style softball field all maintained at college standard. Additionally, our baseball team now plays at a stadium style baseball field on the Richey Elementary campus only blocks away. New tennis courts preceded the fields project and our gymnasium floor was refurbished last summer.

Our final goal involves our Track & Field facilities and we are asking for your support. The Track & Field program at Conrad includes Cross Country in the fall, Indoor Track in the winter, and Outdoor Track in the spring and is open to student-athletes in grades 6-12. The program has seen significant growth over the past 7 years from 90 participants in 2014 to 165 participants in 2019 and has set a high standard for excellence, including a 3rd place finish at the DIAA Girls Division II State Championship meet this year. The program has added jumpers and throwers (discus, shot put) even while lacking the necessary facilities for these athletes to practice. A new polyurethane track with corresponding field event facilities will not only provide our track & field athletes an experience they deserve but will also provide opportunities for our entire school community through other sports, physical education, and community events.

On behalf of the Conrad Athletics Department, we are asking you to consider making a donation to our “Finish the Fields- The Conrad Community’s Campaign to Restore the Track.” This is the final piece to a Conrad athletic facility of which we can all be proud. Thank you for your consideration and generosity.

Warm wishes, Bruce Awtry (CSS Boosters)

To donate...

Here is the link that will take you to the Venmo Account for @ConradTrack, run by Matt Holloway. We are accepting all monetary contributions, as no value is too small. Again, thank you for your consideration.

Spring Recap

Track and Field

The County Invitation at Abessinio Stadium was a huge success, with 100m trials where Robyn, Rana, Nathan, and Jaden all ran personal best marks, the Girls' and Boys' 4x8 relays fought hard in their respective races, and Siani edged closer to the 100mH school record, also setting a personal best time. Over at shot put, Nick S threw close to his all time best, finishing 5th overall and scoring points for the boys' team. Wrapping up the night on the track, Mallory ran a school record-breaking 3200m race, finishing 2nd overall and earning All County honors. Ben W followed up with his own school record-breaking race in the boys' 3200m.

Saturday's action brought us back to Wilmington with the boys action kicking off at 10am. ALL of our boys set personal best marks on Saturday, May 22nd:

200m - Parker (PR); 300mH - Nathan (PR, school record); 400m - Jaden (PR), Matthew (PR); 800m - Nick H (PR), Ryan W (PR); 1600m - Ben H (PR, school record), Ben W (PR, sub-5:00); 4x4 relay - Ben H, Nathan, Matthew, Jaden (school record); discus - Nick S (PR, school record, 3rd place, All County)

The girls races began at 3pm and didn't disappoint. The girls posted 22 points to finish in the top 10 in New Castle County -

200m - Jordan, Alyssa (PR, school record); 300mH - Siani (PR); 400m - Mickey (PR), Alyssa (PR, school record, 2nd place, All County); 800m - Penny; 1600 - Izzy, Mallory (PR, school record, 3rd place, All County); 4x4 relay - Mallory, Siani, Jordan, Alyssa (school record)

Overall, the kids came home with 5 school records on the boys side, 5 school records on the girls side, and personal best marks for nearly every athlete. We are excited to have 3 All County athletes: Nick Seigfried (discus), Mallory Holloway (1600, 3200), and Alyssa Napier (400).

Track and Field at States!

Congratulations to Mallory Holloway for placing 2nd in the State in the 3200m, Alyssa Napier for placing 2nd in the State in the 400m, and Nick Siegfried for placing 7th in the State for Shot Put! What a tremendous season carried out to the very last day of competition!

Boys' Volleyball

Boys' Volleyball went all the way to the State Tournament Championship and fought hard against Boxwood Rival, DMA. It was an intense game for the boys, but they would fall to the Seahawks that night. Christian Harris and Suhaib Chaudhry were awarded 1st Team All-Delaware, Alex Brown with 2nd Team All-Delaware, andCameron Gallgher with All-Delaware Honorable Mention. Fantastic Season Gentlemen!!!


Baseball finished their season with a 14-4 Record with a win in the 2nd Rd of the State Tournament against PolyTech. All-Conference Honors were awarded to Jack Szczerba (1st-Team), Tyler Pirrung (1st-Team), Braedon Scherer (1st-Team), Tyler Reinert (1st-Team), Brett Walmsley (2nd-Team), and Jay Pruitt (Honorable Mention).


The golf team finished the season with a record of 9-4-1. Bryan Janocha, Elias Foester, Aiden Hall, and Akaash Mahinth were State Qualifiers.

Boys' LAX

Boys' Lax finished the season with a 9-6 record, and earned their way into the State Tournament at large! They faced off against a tough Salesianum in the opening round of the tournament. All-Conference Awards were given to Ryan Madison (1st-Team), Chris Covington (2nd-Team), Justin Charlton (Honorable Mention), and Joe Rappa (Honorable Mention)

Girls' LAX

A very young Girls' LAX team finished their season with a record of 4-9. There is definitely a bright future ahead for this team loaded with young talent! All-Conference Awards were earned by Sydney Smith (1st-Team) and Kayla Dillon (Honorable Mention)

Girls' Soccer

Another very young team, Soccer finished the season with a 7-8 record. Erin Ranegan earned 1st Team All-Conference AND 1st Team All-State Honors, while Sarah Wolf (2nd Team All-Conference), Erica Coruzzi (2nd Team All-Conference), and Rory Gillin (All-Conference Honorable Mention) walked away with All-Conference Honors.


Softball finished the year with a 9-8 record and a trip to the State Tournament. They faced off against Red Lion Christian Academy for a hard fought game. All Conference Awards were given to Bella McKee (2nd-Team), Abby Baldwin (2nd-Team), Ellie Baldwin (2nd-Team), and Brooke Jackson (Honorable Mention).


Boys' Tennis finished the season with a 4-8 record with State Qualifiers in Nathan Gaughn and Dylan Sukosky. Girls' Tennis finished with a 4-8 record as well, with State Qualifiers in Kaitlyn Smith, Kate Glanz, and Erin Glanz.

Coach Contacts

  • Baseball - Kelley.Wilson@redclay.k12.de.us
  • Golf - Matthew.Brainard@redclay.k12.de.us
  • Boys LAX - william.madison@redclay.k12.de.us
  • Girls LAX - william.kirlin@redclay.k12.de.us
  • Soccer - Leo.Marianiello@redclay.k12.de.us
  • Softball - barry.polsky@redclay.k12.de.us
  • Boys Tennis - cathy.jackson@redclay.k12.de.us
  • Girls Tennis - cathy.jackson@redclay.k12.de.us
  • Track and Field - Katrina.Holloway@redclay.k12.de.us
  • Boys Volleyball - jennifer.skinner@delaware.gov

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District Resources

Red Clay is going to send another School Messenger poll to remote parents asking if your child will be coming into school to take the state test and if transportation is needed. Please respond to this poll to help us plan accordingly. This will help Conrad Schools of Science greatly with our planning.

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