Friday, November 20, 2015

Crestwood Secondary - November 20, 2015

Crestwood Secondary Schools (7-12) 

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

Events for the Week of November 21st - November 28th              
Monday, November 23rd:     
4:15          Home 7/8 Wrestling @ CJH 
6:15          JV girls BB @ Clayton Ridge
7:30          Varsity girls BB @ Clayton Ridge              

Tuesday, November 24th:     

                 2nd Quarter Mid-Term
4:15          Home 8th grade girls basketball vs. New Hampton
4:15          7th grade girls basketball @ New Hampton

Wednesday, November 25th:

                 No School - Teacher Inservice

Thursday, November 26th:   

                 No School - Thanksgiving Break

Friday, November 27th:
                 No School - Thanksgiving Break

National Honor Society Induction

Class of 2016 - New Inductees
Tristan Bohr, Neil Clement, Brandy Lares, Audrey Campbell, Noah Guyer, Rachel Russell

Class of 2017 Inductees
Elaina Balk, Karley Freidhof, Casey Ollendieck, Blair Bodermann, Kandise Hauber, Alysa Osmonson,Kelsey Burnikel, Kaylie Henry, Isaiah Passmore, Lauren Butikofer, Katie Huhe, Alexis Pitzen, Katrina Cotant, Alexander Kerian, Megan Ryan, Spencer Cuvelier, Joseph Labosky III, Nicole Saltou, Alisha DeWolf, Haley Martin, Sarah Schoeberl, Payge Duerre, Tracy Martinek, Morgan Schrage, Carter Dull, Amber Mast, Katelyn Stortz, Shaunna Erickson, Austin McAllister


Class of 2016 – Present Members
Jared Bergan, Austin McConnell, Hannah Sheehy, Kendra Berns, Ellen McConnell , Meredith Sheehy, Brittany Carolan, Jessica McGee, Tiffany Weinacht, Jessica Carolan, Skye Meinecke, Ryan Wilson, Matthew Goodman, Michael Ollendick, Michaela Wiltgen, Dalton Kerian, Michaela Pinter, Trevor Malven, Devon Rice

Career Learning Link
We currently have five Crestwood Seniors and nine Crestwood Juniors in the Career Learning Link program. It isn't too late for additional juniors to sign up if interested.

The purpose of the program is to expose students to high-demand career areas and get them on a pathway to career and educational success beyond high school.
Students who are currently juniors are invited to participate in the program, which offers the following benefits not available to the entire student body:
  • One-on-one work with a career coach
  • College credit courses
  • Job shadows to observe careers of potential interest
  • Special Career Learning Link only opportunities
  • Pre-employment Strategies course
  • Optional opportunities to participate in a career mentoring program and/or have an internship in a career interest area
Career Coaches work one-on-one to assist students in creating educational and career goals for after graduation, and help them identify the steps to achieve those goals. Through work with the Career Coach, the ultimate intended outcome is to SAVE TIME and MONEY by knowing what each CLL student wants to do after high school.
Many times students select an institution or major that isn’t a good fit; through the experiences of being in CLL students should have the necessary knowledge to make appropriate decisions for the future. The Career Coach can guide students to the right post-graduation plan, whether it be to attend a four-year institution, a two-year institution, a certificate, or enter directly into the workforce.
To be eligible for the CLL program, students must complete the following:
  • Participate both junior and senior years
  • Apply before school is out for the holidays
  • Complete and turn in all three parts of the application
  • Take one college credit class junior and senior years
  • Complete the Pre-employment Strategies course
  • Participate in one job shadow
  • Meet with their career coach at least twice yearly

Honor Band
Congratulations to the Junior High and High School Band Students who will be participating in the Northeast District Honor Band on Saturday, Dec. 5th in Oelwein.
JH Students:  Tyrone Grant, Ethan Wilkes, Isabella Lehmkuhl 

HS Students:  Skye Meinecke, Gretchen Vandervort, Meredith Sheehy, 
Lauren Butikofer, Shaunna Erickson, Amber Mast 

Meet Mr. Denner

What grade levels and subjects do you teach?     
I teach Algebra 1, Practical Algebra, Business Math, and Introduction to Engineering and Design. These classes have students from grades 9 through 12.

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

This is my fourth year in education as well as my fourth year at Howard-Winn.

Where did you attend college?
I attended Wartburg College in Waverly. I majored in Mathematics, with an endorsement in Education, and a Leadership Certificate from Wartburg's Leadership Program. I also played football at Wartburg during my 4 years there.

Was there a particular event or person that inspired you to become an educator?

My mother has been a teacher for the last 30+ years in New Hampton, so growing up with an educator definitely influenced me greatly into going into the profession. I also had 2 great math teachers, Mr. Staack (Junior High) and Mr. Arns (High School), growing up that demonstrated great passion for students in the classroom, on the athletic field, and in life that really got me thinking that I could do this teaching thing for a living.

What is your favorite thing about Howard-Winn? 

My favorite thing about Howard-Winn has to be the students, teachers and staff that I get to work with every day. They make this "job" not feel like a job at all. Any job that can have as much fun as this one does for me is worth doing for a long time.

Any words of wisdom or advice?
The two things I always tell my students is "Do what's right" and "Don't complain about the results you didn't get with the work you didn't do." I feel that if you always try to do the right thing, and do the necessary work needed to achieve what you want to achieve, everything will work out in some way shape or form.

More about Mr. Denner: 

All of my immediate family lives in Waverly. My dad works in the parts department at John Deere Implement in Waverly, and my mom teaches in New Hampton. My brother, Craig, and his wife, Mandi, recently had a daughter, Tayla, in July so a lot of my free time is spent trying to go see her/them. I enjoy reading and working out, as well as relaxing at home.  

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