Friday, January 23, 2015

January 23, 2015

Crestwood Secondary Schools (7-12)
Twitter: @Crestwood_HS
http://www.howard-winn.k12.ia.us/crestwood-junior-high 





Special Events for the Week of January 26 - February 1, 2015
Monday:           Law Enforcement Meeting - 9:00 a.m.
                          Regional Schools Principal's Meeting - 12:00 p.m. - NICC Calmar
Tuesday:          Iowa CBE Collaborative Meeting - Altoona
Wednesday:     Admin Meeting - 7:45 a.m. 
                          Junior High Teacher Meeting - 3:35 p.m.
Thursday:         Teacher Leadership and Compensation Meeting - 1:00 p.m.
Friday:              CBE Design Team Meeting - 9:00 a.m.
                          Counseling/At-Risk Weekly Meeting - 1:00 p.m.
                          County Attorney Meeting - 1:00 p.m.
Saturday:       
Sunday:            Choir Omelet Breakfast - 8:00 a.m.

Youth Frontiers - The Character Challenge

Music Booster Club Omelet Breakfast
The Choir Booster Omelet Breakfast will be held Sunday, February 1 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Crestwood High School Cafeteria. The price is $6/person. This includes a made-to-order omelet, cinnamon roll, fruit and milk, coffee, and juice.



Honor Roll Change
Effective Fall 2015, Crestwood Secondary Schools will not be utilizing an Honor Roll. This is due to the implementation of Competency Based Education for the 2016-2017 school year. The one piece of the transition to PowerSchool for 2015-2016 would be to upload templates for the Honor Roll. It has been deemed unnecessary to complete this step with CBE on the horizon.

Weekly Broadcast News
A couple months ago, Junior High and High School students had the opportunity to attend a video and  audio production training “boot camp.” Along with the training, we received a brand new uber, awesome, and epic camera, and a V-5 audio mixer and video switch. Students will be utilizing this new technology to create CHS Weekly Broadcast led by CHSWBN (Crestwood High School Weekly Broadcasting Network). A similar Junior High Broadcast Network will be up and running shortly.

What will students be working on each week:
1: Lunch Menu
2: Sport Events/Extracurricular Activities/Previous Scores/Super Fans/Week Ahead and Scores
3: Upcoming Events/Silver Cord Opportunities
4: Section on Teacher/Class/Student Teachers
5: Next Day we get out of school early/Homebase
6: Interview with student about class or activity. 
7: How-To Section (computer downloads or fixable problems)


Student Led Conferences
Students have been working hard in preparation for their Student Led Conferences (SLC) during Parent-Teacher Conferences in February.

As a reminder:
  • The purpose of SLC is for the student to take the lead role in a presentation that articulates his or her academic, personal and social growthEach student creates a portfolio that contains a collection of work, reflections and evidence of their growth over time to be used as a communication tool regarding their learning. In essence, students will be completing a mini-interview to their parent/guardian.
  • Students are REQUIRED to participate in the SLC. Parents/guardians are welcome to participate. If a parent or guardian cannot participate, a relative, neighbor or any adult should plan on attending. If no arrangements can be made, the student should contact their Homebase Advisor.
  • Students/parents/guardians will sign up for SLCs using the Conference Scheduler as done in the traditional Parent-Teacher Conference format. 
  • The SLC will be conducted with the Homebase Advisor. All classes will be conducted under the supervision of the Homebase Advisor. 
  • 15 minutes will be allotted for each SLC. 
  • If a parent/guardian needs to meet with a other teachers, this can still occur. Time will be allotted each night of Conferences. 
  • More information on how to schedule will be sent to parents/guardians in the next few weeks. 
  • If a student chooses to not participate in SLC and there is no alternative arrangements made with the principal, students' diplomas could be held or students may not advance to the next grade level.

Regional Principal's Meeting
The High School Principals of South Winneshiek, Turkey Valley, New Hampton, Decorah, and Howard-Winneshiek will be meeting on January 26 to review how we can cooperatively meet the needs of our students.  
Our objectives will include, but are not limited to:
  • Coordination to Share Courses 
  • Common Course Description Book  
  • Professional Development - Professional Learning Network 
  • Coordinated Master Schedule
Specific Topics to be discussed:
  • Data Management System/Learning Management System
  • Daily Schedule 
  • Master Schedule Development 
  • Review Courses 
  • Grading Philosophies
  • Professional Development Days in Master Calendar 
  • Professional Development Topics between Schools 
  • Project Lead the Way Partnership Team Regional Concept 
 

Sportsmanship at Athletic Events
Proper behavior of athletes and fans is the utmost priority of the Howard-Winneshiek Community School District. The manner in which fans and athletes are a direct reflection of themselves and the community in which they represent. We must work together to develop an atmosphere that keeps the focus on the athletes.

The Board of Directors of the Iowa Girls’ High School Athletic Union and the Board of Directors of the Iowa High School Athletic Association have adopted the following policies.  It is the expectation that the host school enforces these rules regarding unacceptable behavior:
  • Disrespectful conduct, including profanity, obscene gestures or comments, offensive remarks of a sexual nature, or other actions that demean individuals or the event. Penalty---EJECTION
  • Throwing articles onto the contest area. Penalty---EJECTION
  • Entering the contest area in protest or celebration. Penalty---EJECTION
  • Physical confrontation involving contest officials, coaches/directors, contestants, or spectators. Penalty---EJECTION
  • Spectator interference with the event. Penalty---EJECTION
  • Jumping up and down on the bleachers. Penalty--WARNING/EJECTION
  • Use of artificial noisemakers, signs, or banners. Penalty---WARNING/EJECTION
  • Chants or cheers directed at the opponent. Penalty---WARNING/EJECTION
The State Office is to be notified if any spectator is ejected from the facility. This notification shall include the name of the spectator.





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