Friday, March 6, 2015

March 6, 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 March 9-15, 2015
Monday:         Law Enforcement Meeting - 9:00 a.m.
                        CSSR, Inc./William Bryant Phone Call - 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday:         NICC Scheduling Meeting - 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday:    3 Hour Early Out - Professional Development
                         Weekly Admin Meeting - 7:45 a.m. 
Thursday:       CBE Coordinating Council - 3:30 p.m.
                         Mid-Winter Band Concert - 7:30 p.m. 
Friday:             IS3 Meeting - 10:00 a.m.
                         Weekly At-Risk/Guidance Meeting - 1:00 p.m.
Saturday:      
Sunday:          

Youth Frontiers - The Character Challenge


Iowa Assessments 
To prepare for Iowa Assessments on March 11 and 12, encourage your child to:
  1. Get a good night sleep.
  2. Eat breakfast; it’s a great way to keep your concentration.
  3. Arrive at school on time (or a little early) to avoid rushing to your test room.
  4. Have several sharpened #2 pencils with good erasers.
  5. Pay close attention to test instructions.
  6. Budget time effectively – don’t waste time trying to solve a difficult problem only to end up leaving blank questions that you may have answered correctly.
  7. Watch the time – keep an eye on the classroom clock or your own watch.
  8. Don’t waste time after finishing a test – go back over your answers.
  9. Remember that the scores are recorded on your official transcripts – the same transcript that is requested by colleges, employers, and scholarship committees.
  10. We will not be using calculators.
  11. You can read a book while you wait, but homework and laptops are not allowed.
  12. DO YOUR BEST!
Sportsmanship Award
Dean Balk received one of the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union (IGHSAU) Sportsmanship Awards Tuesday. Crestwood received a $250 scholarship on his behalf. Congratulations Mr. Balk- we can think of no better person to receive this honor!


Prom   
Prom is April 18.  A few items which will be STRICTLY enforced this year:

- To be considered a Junior or Senior, students must meet credit requirements AS WELL AS be in good academic standing.

- Current High School students (either as junior/senior or as a date freshman/sophomore) must have all PASSING grades and not have any attendance issues for two weeks prior to prom.  Attendance issues would be any unexcused absences.


- Doors will lock immediately after Grand March - if a student is going to the dance, they will need to stay in the building.


Pictures:  Starting at 5:30 p.m.
Grand March: 7:00 p.m.
Dance:  8:30 - 10:30 p.m.
After Prom: 11:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.

Attendance is Important 
Students are expected to be in class and to make attendance a top priority.  Participating in class discussion, developing an appreciation for the views and abilities of other students, and forming the habit of regular attendance are legitimate class objectives.  Learning lost due to an absence can never be replaced.  Attending school regularly and being well prepared for class will help students now and in adulthood.  Students earn credit to fulfill graduation requirements by attending class and by completing academic requirements as established by the course curriculum and teacher.  Attendance is recorded for all classes, including study halls by the supervising teacher. 

Administration is looking to revamp the District's Attendance Policy.  The purposes are:
- Encourage regular attendance
- Develop positive work habits
- Continue academic progress

Before the Policy is taken to the School Board for approval, the Policy will be shared with students, staff, the School Improvement Advisory Committee (SIAC), and District Advisory Committee (DAC).  Formal announcement of the policy will be shared to the local newspapers and sent out via email to parents.


REVISIONS WOULD BE IN PLACE FOR THE 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR.
                
GO CADETS!
                         

 



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