Friday, November 13, 2015

November 13th, 2015 - Crestwood Secondary

Crestwood Secondary Schools (7-12)
http://www.howard-winn.k12.ia.us/crestwood-junior-high 

Chris Rogne, Principal
crogne@howard-winn.k12.ia.us
office: 563-547-2764
Twitter: @chris_rogne




Events for the Week of November 14th - November 21st
                     
Saturday, November 14th:
7:30          Oklahoma - High School Musical in the CHS Auditorium 

Sunday, November 15th: 

2:00          Oklahoma - High School Musical in the CHS Auditorium 

Monday, November 16th:     

7:00          National Honor Society Induction Ceremony in the CHS Auditorium                

Tuesday, November 17th:     

4:15          7/8 Wrestling @ Decorah 
4:15          Home 7th grade girls basketball vs. Waukon
4:15          8th grade girls basketball @ Waukon

Wednesday, November 18th:

                 CBE Statewide Collaborative Meeting in Des Moines
3:30          Attendance Policy Review Meeting in CHS Media Center

Thursday, November 19th:   

                 All State Music Festival in Ames
4:15          7/8 Wrestling @ Osage
4:15          Home 8th grade girls basketball vs. Charles City
      
Friday, November 20th:
                 All State Music Festival in Ames
4:15          7th grade girls basketball @ Charles City                  
6:00          Meet the team night in the High School Gym

"Oklahoma"
On behalf of the cast and crew of the musical, we would like to invite you to come and see this year's musical, "Oklahoma". Performances are Friday night at 7:30, Saturday night at 7:30, or Sunday afternoon at 2:00.

The cost is just $5 for adults and $3 for students.


Here is the cast list!
Aunt Eller-Skye Meinecke
Curly-Dawson Gosch
Laurey-Meredith Sheehy
Ike Skidmore-Ryan Wilson
Fred-Reece Meinecke
Slim-Jackson Smith
Will Parker-Devon Rice
Jud Fry-Zach Dietz
Ado Annie Carnes-Kaylee Nicoll
Ali Hakim- Mitchell Leifeld
Gertie Cummings- Michaela Pinter
Ellen-Rielynn Thompson
Kate-Avery Powers
Sylvie-Alysa Osmonson
Vivian- Hannah Sheehy
Virginia- Kelly Dietzenbach
Andrew Carnes-Isaiah Passmore
Cord Elam –Colten Wiley
Mike-Kodiak Wentworth
Joe-Carter Dull

Chorus-Amber Mast, Amanda Johnson, Allison Martinek, Megan Ryan, Lauren Butikofer, Megan Ferrie, Sarah Schoeberl, Lindsey Klennert, Rachel Russell, Karissa Stika, Addie Sopha, Mackenzie Ward, Madison Caffrey, Alex Johnston, Noel Lloyd, Trista Foster, Emily Ward, Autumn Forcelle, Sami Weigert

Stage Manager-Austin McAllister
Lights-Jared Bergan

Student Led Conferences

Considerable research documents that parent involvement in a child's education is directly related to positive outcomes, such as higher academic achievement, student school attendance, student and parent perceptions of classroom and school climate, as well as student attitudes and behavior.  One of the many ways for parents to be involved in their child's education is to attend school conferences.  

Earlier this month 521 student led conferences were held for parents and students in grades 7-12. This equates to a 90% attendance and participation rate from families.  42 conferences are currently pending and have been rescheduled for the near future.  In cases where a parent or guardian are not able to come to school, students will share their portfolio with another adult at school. 


Veterans Day Program 

6th - 12th grades students attended an assembly honoring American Veterans. The featured speaker, Rick Woods, who served in the United States Navy addressed the crowd and shared some stories about his time serving the United States.  Several other Veterans shared a brief message and answered questions from the student body.  The Crestwood High School Band and Choir performed and honored the Veterans by sharing their gifts and talents with some patriotic music. 


Astronaut Clayton Anderson
Clayton Anderson, retired US Astronaut, addressed all Crestwood Students on Thursday. In his message he shared some life stories, space stories, and encouraged students to dream big, set goals, and work hard at meeting those goals. Anderson is from a small town in Nebraska. He applied 15 times, once a year, to become an astronaut. NASA finally selected him as one in 1998. From there he became an engineer and astronaut, experiencing first hand our solar system.

“They’re just like me. They are me. I’m them. I came from a small town in Nebraska; they’re in a small town in Iowa. All they have to do is have big dreams and the ability and willingness to work for those dreams,” Anderson said.

Meet Mrs. Butler

What grade levels and subjects do you teach?     
This year I teach 7th grade reading, 9th-11th grade remedial reading, and I co-teach a section of 7th grade world studies with Mrs. Bohr. 

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

This is my 8th year teaching - all of them at Howard-Winn. 

Where did you attend college?
I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences from Western Governors University in Salt Lake City, Utah in 2007. I completed my Masters of Science in Special Education from Western Governors University in 2010. I recently added a Secondary Reading Endorsement through Morningside College in Sioux City. 

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

I decided to go back to college to become an educator when I was 41 years old. After working as a cosmetologist for some years, I began working with special needs students as a para-professional. I felt a new sense of purpose and was compelled to become a professional educator. 

What is your favorite thing about Howard-Winn? 

The feeling of "community" within the school. I truly feel connected to all of the staff and students. 

Any words of wisdom or advice?
Never miss an opportunity to make someone else's day better.

More about Mrs. Butler: 
I am married with two grown sons, one daughter-in-law, and two dogs. I enjoy reading books, watching historical documentaries, and spending time outdoors. 

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