Friday, December 11, 2015

December 11, 2015 - Crestwood Secondary

Crestwood Secondary Schools (7-12) 

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

Events for the Week of December 12th - December 18th              

Saturday, December 12th:

10:00          Varsity Wrestling @ Oelwein 
6:30            Madrigal Performance at the Heritage Events Center

Sunday, December 13th:
12:30          Madrigal Performance at the Heritage Events Center
5:30            Madrigal Performance at the Heritage Events Center

Monday, December 14th:
12:00          Prevention 5 Meeting in the Board Room
4:15            7/8 Wrestling @ Waukon
4:30            JV Wrestling @ Postville
7:00            Financial Aid Night in the Auditorium
7:00            School Board Meeting at the Chester Community Center

Tuesday, December 15th:     
4:00            7th grade Girls BB @ South Winneshiek (Ossian)
5:00            8th grade Girls BB @ South Winneshiek (Ossian)
5:00            Home 9th grade boys BB vs. Waukon
5:00            9th grade girls BB @ Waukon
6:15            JV girls BB @ Waukon
6:15            Home JV boys BB vs. Waukon
7:30            Varsity girls BB @ Waukon
7:30            Home Varsity boys BB vs. Waukon

Wednesday, December 16th:

3:30            Howard-Winneshiek Foundation Meeting
3:30            Secondary Building Leadership Team Meeting

Thursday, December 17th:   
5:30            JV and Varsity Wrestling @ Waukon (Double Dual vs. NH and Waukon)
6:15            Home JV Girls BB vs. MFL Mar Mac
7:30            Home Varsity Girls BB vs. MFL Mar Mac

Friday, December 18th:

                   Wrestling @ Battle of Waterloo
9:00            9-12 Success Team Meeting
10:40          7-8 Success Team Meeting
4:15            Home 7th grade girls BB vs. Osage
4:15            8th grade girls BB @ Osage
7:00            6th - 8th grade dance at Crestwood Junior High

Course Offerings
We are very excited to inform you that we have a few new or returning courses for 2nd semester offered at CHS or NICC-Cresco Center! Please see the course descriptions below.

1)  Foods:  This course is an introduction to the basic principles of nutrition, wellness, and food preparation.  The focus of instruction is centered on healthy food and lifestyle choices.  The general goal is to enhance student awareness in regards to personal food choices and physical activity.  The overall goal is for students to gain a variety of food preparation techniques for proteins, grains, dairy products, vegetables, and fruits.  Students will be expected to plan and prepare healthy meals.  Grocery shopping with a budget will also be discussed. The most important goal is to have fun in the kitchen! 

2)  Early Childhood Curriculum II (11th and 12th graders - NICC course):  Focuses on the development, implementation, and assessment of appropriate environments and curricula for young children ages three through eight. Students prepare to utilize developmentally appropriate practices in a context of family and culturally sensitive care. Emphasizes understanding children’s developmental stages and developing appropriate learning opportunities, interactions, and environments in the areas of emergent literacy, math, science, technology, and social studies. 

3)  Infant and Toddler Care and Education (11th and 12th graders - NICC course):  The growth and development of infants and toddlers and issues critical to their care. Emphasizes development, health and safety, developmentally appropriate practices, curriculum, and environments. Includes theoretical perspectives, trends in American families, infant/toddler programs, and research implication. 

4)  Digital Storytelling  (11th and 12th graders): This course is designed for students who want to take a class combining their love of art and narrative writing. Students will be instructed in the basics of digital storytelling and then will take control of their own learning by developing their own final project, setting goals and outcomes for the class. Must have successfully completed Drawing and Design and Creative Writing.

High School Dance

Earlier this week Mr. Wiley met with students interested in planning and organizing a High School Winter Dance.  The plan is for the dance to be held on Friday, January, 29th.  The student group brainstormed some ideas for the evening and will continue to meet to plan dance for the student body.  Stay tuned, more information to follow...

Financial Aid Night

Financial Aid Night is Monday, December 14th.  The event will begin at 7:00 pm and take place at Crestwood High School in the auditorium.  This event is great information for Seniors and their parents regarding financial aid and scholarships.  Seniors are highly encouraged to attend.

NHS Coat Drive

The National Honor Society is hosting a coat drive through Tuesday, December 15.  Please drop off any slightly used, new or unwanted coats in Mrs. Hartman's office.  All donations will be greatly appreciated and will be donated to Northeast Iowa Community Action.

Meet Mr. Obermann

What grade levels and subjects do you teach?
I teach high school English. I teach English 9, American Literature, Modern Literature, and Workplace Communications. I also currently coach cross country, girls track, and 9th boys basketball.

How many years have you been an educator? How many years at Howard-Winn?
This is my 34th year of teaching and my 28th at Crestwood.

Where did you attend college?
I graduated from Loras College in Dubuque.

Was there a particular event or person that inspired you to become an educator?
No one teacher inspired me, but I think I always enjoyed school and school activities. After my field experiences in college, I just felt like teaching and coaching was a good fit for me. And I guess the rest is history....

What is your favorite thing about Howard-Winn? 
Without question, it is the students and athletes that I have been able to work with. I have also always been impressed with how the How-Winn. community places their kids at such a high priority and teaches their kids a solid work ethic.

Any words of wisdom or advice?
Have fun doing what you do and don't let anyone outwork you! Success comes when hard work and opportunity collide, so be ready when opportunity arises.

More about Mrs. Obermann: 
I have been married to Deb for 27 years and we have two children. My son Ben is an English teacher and coach at Washington High School in Washington, IA. My daughter Lauren is in her senior year at Wartburg and she is planning to become an elementary teacher. I am an avid sports fan of the Hawkeyes, Miami Dolphins, Chicago Bulls, and the Chicago White Sox.  I also try to exercise and workout on a regular basis.

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