Friday, March 7, 2014

JCC Feb 7, 2014

District Perspective
Superintendent John Carver
Twitter: johnccarver
SKYPE: johnccarver

Between games, the 2014 State qualifying Girls Basketball Team visited the Iowa Capital, House of Representatives Chambers. They were guests of Representative Josh Byrnes. He introduced the TEAM to House members!  


An exciting time for CADETS!
Though the weather might be cold and snowing, Cadet Nation is glowing RED HOT! Last Saturday 40+ students competed at Speech Contests with 20+ students qualifying and moving on to State Speech! Though loosing to Waverly-Shell Rock in the Sub State game, the Boy's basketball TEAM has had a very exciting season, and the Girl's Basketball Team continued their State Tournament experience. Cadet Nation is on the move!

School Calendar Updates
2013-2014 Howard Winn
Snow make-up days as of (3/05/2014)
Snow Day
Make-up day
Jan. 06, 2014
April 21, 2014
Jan. 14, 2014
May 23, 2014
Jan. 23, 2014
May 27, 2014
Jan. 27, 2014
May 28, 2014
Jan. 28, 2014
May 29, 2014
Feb. 20, 2014
May 30, 2014
Mar. 4, 2014
June 2, 2014
Mar. 5, 2014
June 3, 2014

What is up ahead........
The school year is flying by quickly. In the next 60 days several decisions and actions will take place in preparation for the 2014-2015 school year. 
  • Approval of the 2014-2015 School Calendar
  • Approval of applications for Early Retirement
  • Review of Staffing needs (reductions and hires)
  • Elementary grade level staff assignments
  • Campus visits at Lime Springs for 4th graders
  • Campus visits for Elementary Students new to Cresco
Look for updates and additional information to follow.

Thoughts and prayers
Please keep in your thoughts and prayers Sandy Halverson and her daughters as they grieve the death of husband and father Tony. This comes as a shock to the family and friends. Peace and comfort to all.

Cresco Theater, Celebrating 100 years!

100th Anniversary of the Cresco Theatre/Opera kickoff event is March 23rd  and 24th with Simon Estes in his Iowa 99 County Tour.  Concert is Sunday the 23rd at 3:00. Tickets are on sale now through . More information about Simon is available at  This concert is a performance with the Crestwood High School Choir.

"Shout outs"
  • GREAT SEASONS! All are very proud of the Cadet Girl's Basketball Team.
  • THX to Transportation Director Brian Swestka for securing fan buses and District Office Administrative Assistant Cheryl Riehle for coordinating ticket and Pep bus ticket sales. You guys ROCK!
  • A special THANKS to Athletic Director Jim Obermann for his servant leadership during the Tournament run.
  • GREAT JOB Speech students! This is WAY COOL! 21 of 42 events moving on to state competition at Starmont High School in Arlington, Iowa  WOW! Check this out:
John Ayers-Fosbenner: Radio News Announcing
Lauren Butikofer: Reviewing

Preston Hayek: Radio News Announcing
Shane Trautsch: Radio News Announcing
Abby Kennon: After Dinner Speaking
Savannah Roberts: Literary Program
Maddie Braun: Literary Program
Hunter Praska: Spontaneous Speaking
Lydia Melaas: Reviewing
Emi Frohn: Expository Address
Josh Bourassa: Improvisation

These VARSITY kids qualified in TWO events
Jennifer DeVries: Storytelling and Prose
Kayley Tuchek: Reviewing and Poetry
Violet Hatfield: Literary Program and Storytelling
Rachel Stika: Improvisation and After Dinner Speaking
Jenna Alstad: Acting and Poetry

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Girls State Basketball Tournament Fever! Gotta Love it!

2020 Howard-Winn........
Locally learning globally

2020 Howard-Winneshiek is on the move!

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