Sunday, February 15, 2015

February 13, 2015

Crestwood Secondary Schools (7-12)
Twitter: @Crestwood_HS 

Special Events for the Week of February 16-22, 2015
Monday:         No School
Tuesday:        One Hour Early Out Schedule - Parent/Teacher Conferences
                        Iowa CBE Coordinating Council Work - 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday:   Administrative Meeting - 7:45 a.m.
                        Cypress Fairbanks Schools Virtual Tour - 9:00 a.m.
                        Sandra Dop Meeting - 11:45 a.m.
Thursday:       One Hour Early Out Schedule - Parent/Teacher Conferences 
Friday:            No School

Youth Frontiers - The Character Challenge

STEM Recharge Lab
8th Grade Science classes have been undergoing a STEM Recharge lab. This is a small clip of what we are doing in class. Students are putting together series and parallel circuits using LED and incandescent lights. Coming up, students will have built Solar Houses.

Mountain Climbers are Coming!
The Mountain Climber Award seeks to recognize students who have overcome difficulties to succeed academically, behaviorally, or overall citizenship. The award is focused not on students who necessarily achieved at high levels, rather students that have overcome difficult situations. During the spring of each year, nominations are sought from the faculty and students based on these criteria.   

It is the goal to have at least 8-10 students recognized each year. Teacher nominations will be used to create the certificate presented to students. A recognition reception will be held that will invite students, family, and any staff members interested in attending. It is asked that teachers or students who nominate a student please attend the reception to read the nomination and present the certificate, if possible.

The nomination form is due February 27, 2015. The Award Reception will be March 23, 2015.

Update from Regional Schools Meeting
Principals from Howard-Winn, Turkey Valley, New Hampton, and South Winneshiek met this past week to further discuss options for our High Schools. Outcomes from the meeting:
  • Coordinated daily bell schedule
  • Development of a master template of course offerings
  • Student voice to help brand and promote the project
  • Review of staffing needs for 2015-2016
Students will be joining us at our next meeting on February 24. Two student representatives from each school will help craft the message to share with other students about the options now available to them.

What is competency-based education?

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