Friday, May 22, 2015

May 22, 2015

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


Youth Frontiers - The Character Challenge

What Can Our Students Accomplish?
@HistoryinPics on Twitter posts various powerful and entertaining historical photographs.  An image stands out this week.

The Golden Gate Bridge is heralded as one of the top ten construction achievements of the 20th Century. During its construction from 1933-1937, the Golden Gate Bridge's builders introduced many innovations, but perhaps the most impressive was the precise and efficient technique they used to construct the massive cables.

This American landmark was designed and constructed with tools considered primitive in today's society. Howard-Winneshiek's students are designing and constructing detailed, structurally correct items with collaborative skills, technology infusion, and problem solving not thought of in 1933.

Our task as educators is to continue to push the envelope, not apologize for taking risks, and demand high expectations. Yes, the path to high expectations is not the same for every student. But remember...if there were one way to construct a bridge, the Golden Gate Bridge would not be in existence.

...And the Curtain Closes for the Year
Howard-Winneshiek staff truly works in an environment that wants change, focuses on students, and aspires to achieve greatness.  Staff still has work ahead.  We need to show students how to think and not settle.  We need to continue to work with students to go beyond traditional thinking. The mindset is being set that students have different options to guide their learning.  This must be developed and nurtured – a delicate undertaking.

Howard-Winneshiek staff is highly dedicated and professional.  Any issue or hurdle set before the staff is addressed and accomplished.  Students and staff have worked together to make this school great.  Lets continue ahead to provide a 21st Century education for generations to come.


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