Saturday, October 24, 2015

October 23, 2015 - Crestwood Secondary

Crestwood Secondary Schools (7-12) 

Chris Rogne, Principal
office: 563-547-2764
Twitter: @chris_rogne

Events for the Week of October 26th - October 30th

Saturday, October 24th:
                     All-State Music Auditions at Hampton-Dumont HS

Monday, October 26th:     

                     Start of 2nd Quarter
7:00              Class 3A Volleyball Regionals at Osage                      

Tuesday, October 27th:     

6:00              High School Wrestling Parent Meeting in the HS Gym                      
Wednesday, October 28th:
                     FFA National Convention in Louisville, KY

Thursday, October 29th:   

                       FFA National Convention in Louisville, KY

Friday, October 30th:
                     FFA National Convention in Louisville, KY
7:00              6th, 7th, and 8th grade Dance at the JH    

State Cross Country Meet

Congratulations to Hope Dohlman and Michael Mashek for qualifying for the State Cross Country. The 2015 State Cross Country Meet will be held on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at Lakeside Municipal Golf Course near Fort Dodge.  The girls' 3A race will be ran at 12:00 p.m.  The boys 3A race will be ran at 12:30 p.m.

Student Led Conference Information


Below you will find the instructions to sign up for Fall Conferences, which will be held November 3rd and November 5th, 2015 from 3:30 – 5:30.

Begin signing up for conferences Friday, October 23rd after 9 a.m.
Students are required to attend the conference with their parent.

Students/parents/guardians will meet with the student’s Homebase Advisor.  If a parent needs to meet with a specific teacher, separate arrangements can be made by contacting that teacher.

All students know their Homebase Advisor.  Please ask them the teacher’s name.


Under the Parent Information Tab select Secondary Conferences

  1. LOGIN:
Enter the student’s first name and last name and the student’s ID for the password. You can find the student ID by logging into PowerSchool – Choose eRegistration from the menu on the left and the STUDENT ID is on the top of the page behind the student name.  If you do not remember your password you can click on the link “Forgot password?” and have your password emailed to you.   

Click the button next to the student Homebase Teacher to schedule or change an appointment.  Click on the circle next to the time you would like for your conference.  A red X indicates a timeslot that is not available.  After choosing your time, press “Schedule Time” at the bottom of the page.  You will then see a confirmation of your time scheduled.

If you have any questions or problems with the conference scheduling, please call the main office: High School: 563-547-2764 Junior High: 563-547-2001

Emergency Crisis Management Drills

This past week students participated in Bus Evacuation Drills. During the drill all students evacuated the bus out the front, out the back, and then out the nearest exit. The bus evacuation drill is just one of many drills students practice throughout the school year. Earlier this year we have practiced a fire drill and tornado drill. Throughout the school year we will also practice evacuation of building drills, lockdown, and shelter-in-place drills.

Graduation Cap and Gown Colors

Graduation Cap and Gown colors were recently selected by the senior class.
Boys will wear a black gown with a white stole. Girls will wear a blue gown with a white stole.  

The Commencement Ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 22nd at 2:00 p.m.

Career Learning Link
Any junior taking a concurrent enrollment class are eligible for the Career Learning Link Program at NICC. 

·       Purpose: expose students to high-demand career areas and get them on the pathway to career and educational success beyond high school

·       Save TIME AND MONEY by knowing what you want to do after high school

·       Students will work with a Career Coach to find the right post graduation plan for you, whether it be to attend a four-year institution, a two-year institution, or enter directly into the workforce.

·       Be part of a nationally-recognized, high-visibility Department of Labor grant that can showcase our great students in Northeast Iowa!

1.     Must be enrolled by fall semester of Junior Year
a.     Fill out application and obtain required signatures
2.     Be interested in a career in one of these five pathways – Advanced Manufacturing, Information Technology, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), Business/Finance, Health Occupations
3.     Attend a student-parent orientation with CLL Staff
4.     Commit to two years of participation
5.     Complete one college credit class in student’s career pathway both junior and senior years
6.     Participate in a job shadow
7.     Complete the college credit Pre-employment Strategies course
8.     Meet with a Career Coach at least twice during each school year

·       College-credit courses junior and senior years
·       One-on-one Career Coaching:
o   A clearly defined future career or education path
o   Development of career goals
o   Enhancement of career-based skills
o   Assistance with college application process
·       Pre-employment Strategies course: develops career interests, soft skills, job seeking skills and connections to business and industry. Also incorporates the National Career Readiness Certificate
·       Job shadowing experience
·       Opportunities for tours, speakers, and leadership activities
·       The option to participate in an Internship and/or Mentoring program

·       Be recognized at your senior awards night as a successful YCC participant

Meet Mr. Ferrie

What grade levels and subjects do you teach?     
I am a 7-12 Industrial Technology Instructor at Crestwood. 

How many years have you been an educator? How many years at Howard-Winn?

This is my 13th year in education and I have been at Crestwood for the last 12.

Where did you attend college?
Graduated from UNI with a BA degree in Technology Education.
Certified in Project Lead The Way (PLTW) in the areas of AR (Automation & Robotics), DM (Design & Modeling), IED (Introduction to Engineering Design).

Was there a particular event or person that inspired you to become an educator?
I had a college professor at UNI that encouraged me to change my major from "Construction Management" to "Technology Education" because he said that I was very helpful to all of my classmates and I would make a good teacher.

What is your favorite thing about Howard-Winn? 

My favorite thing about Howard-Winn is the school pride!

Any words of wisdom or advice?

“Enlightened trial & error succeeds over the lone genius.”

More about Mr. Ferrie: 
I've been married to my wife Katie for 13 years. I have 2 daughters Audrey 11 & Ava 9. My hobbies include Hunting, fishing, camping.

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