Friday, February 27, 2015

February 28

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

Special Events for the Week of March 2-8, 2015
Monday:         Howard-Winnesheik CBE Update Phone Call - 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday:    Administrative Meeting - 7:45 a.m.
                         North Fayette Valley HS Visit - 9:00 a.m.
                        CBE Stakeholder Engagement Meeting - 1:00 pm.
                         K-8 Building Room Reconfiguation Meeting - 3:40 p.m.
                         District Advisory Meeting - 6:00 p.m. 
Thursday:       Teacher Leadership and Compensation Grant Meeting - 3:30 p.m.
Friday:             Weekly At-Risk/Guidance Meeting - 1:00 p.m.
Saturday:        Junior High Musical - 7:30 p.m.
Sunday:          Junior High Musical - 2:00 p.m.

Youth Frontiers - The Character Challenge

Costa Rica Meeting 
Reminder there is a Costa Rica meeting on Sunday, March 1st at 5 p.m. in the high school cafeteria!

Each student should attend with at least one parent.

Bring your medical insurance cards and a copy of your passport (if you have it).

End of 3rd Quarter
Due to the amount of snow days during the 3rd Quarter, the end of the Quarter will now be March 10. Grades are due to the K-8 and HS Offices by 3:30 p.m. on March 11.

How to Escape Education's Death Valley
Sir Ken Robinson outlines three principles crucial for the human mind to flourish -- and how current education culture works against them. In a funny, stirring talk he tells us how to get out of the educational "death valley" we now face, and how to nurture our youngest generations with a climate of possibility.  

Iowa Assessments
7th through 11th grade students will be taking the Iowa Assessments (formerly ITED/ITBS) on March 11th and 12th. Testing will occur in the morning. Students who take NICC courses during the morning - you will be required to attend the Iowa Assessment tests. 
Seniors are not required to be at the High School during the testing time. More information will follow with detailed information and agendas. 

Community Input

During this Fall's Listening Posts, the question of “Why aren’t all students succeeding in our current system?” was posed.  The following are responses from the community.
  • Every youth has a different style of learning.  Classrooms with 20+ cannot reach every youth to their potential.
  • The careers of the 21st century and beyond have not yet been created.  We and our upcoming generations need to create them.
  • Student haven’t learned that things can be better.  They are stuck in a rut.
  • Little or sparse family support due to jobs and earning a living.  Thus, not enough time spent with child for help with homework or life lessons.
  • No relationships/dialogue between businesses and educators.
  • Because that is the way it has always been done.
  • Want someone who likes me.
Reminder:  #cadetnation Fridays are the first Friday of every month. This is a way to show your Cadet spirit. Remember to wear your #cadetnation t-shirt on Friday, March 6.

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