Friday, January 22, 2016

January 22, 2015 - Crestwood Secondary

Crestwood Secondary Schools (7-12) 

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

Events for the Week of January 23rd - January 29th     
Saturday, January 23rd:
                    District Large Group Speech Contest @ Waukon

8:00             SAT Test Day @ various locations
10:00           VarsityWrestling @ Waverly - Shell Rock
3:00             Home Girls 9th grade BB vs. North Fayette
3:00             Boys 9th grade BB @North Fayette
4:15             Home Girls JV BB vs. North Fayette
4:15             Boys JV BB Game @ North Fayette
5:30             Home Girls Varsity BB vs. North Fayette
5:30             Boys Varsity BB Game @ North Fayette 

Monday, January 25th:
                    No School - Teacher Inservice
4:30             JV Wrestling Tournament @ Riceville High School

Tuesday, January 26th:
4:15             Home Boys 7th grade BB vs. Waukon
4:15             Boys 8th grade BB @ Waukon Junior High
5:00             Home Girls 9th grade BB vs. Waukon
5:00             Boys 9th grade BB @ Waukon High School
6:15             Home Girls JV BB vs. Waukon
6:15             Boys JV BB @ Waukon High School
7:30             Home Girls Varsity BB vs. Waukon
7:30             Boys Varsity BB @ Waukon High School

Wednesday, January 27th:
8:00             TLC committee work session
6:30             After-prom parent planning meeting in the CHS Student Center

Thursday, January 28th:
7:00             Wellness meeting in the CHS Media Center
4:15             Home Boys 8th grade BB vs. New Hampton
4:15             Boys 7th grade BB @ New Hampton High School
6:00             Home Girls Varsity Game vs. Clear Lake
7:15             Home Boys Varsity Game vs. Clear Lake 

Friday, January 29th:
                     ALICE training in Elkader
9:00              9-12 Success Team Meeting
10:40            7-8 Success Team Meeting
4:15              Home Boys 8th grade BB vs. Oelwein
4:15              Boys 7th grade BB @ Oelwein Middle School
7:00 - 9:00    High School Dance in the CHS Student Center

The Cadet Voice
The Cadet Voice is a newly formed student organization where students have the opportunity to share their ideas and provide leadership, promoting school pride and school spirit.  This group exists to allow a variety of students from all demographic areas and academic abilities the opportunity to express themselves and other students in a positive way.  Students who are given a voice in their learning environment have a more vested interest in their education and all extra-curricular activities - aligning with our mission, to prepare and empower our students to think creatively, serve, contribute and succeed locally and globally.

Goals of the Cadet Voice:
  • To provide a place for student voices to be heard in our school
  • To increase student involvement by working on issues that really matter to students
  • To involve students in the school decision-making process
  • To make changes in our schools and communities – changes that students believe in
  • To increase student interest in community and global issues

The Cadet Voice aligns with the 10 characteristics of a Competency Based Education (CBE) system where leadership is purposefully shared throughout the system.

A key indicator of this includes a system where leadership is formalized at all levels of the system. Students, teachers, and administrators, as well as, parents and community members provide leadership for ensuring student learning.  A goal of the Cadet Voice is to provide a place for student voices to be heard, a place where leadership skills can be supported and developed in a meaningful way. 

Nearly 30 students have expressed interest in serving on the Cadet Voice by completing the application process and responding to some key questions.  Student interviews will take place this week with the plan to have the group in action in late January.  Immediate plans include participation in a student leadership workshop, Stucamp, held in Webster City and attendance at the Ed Thomas Leadership Academy in March.  Mrs. Ward is the advisor for the group. 

Boys Cross Country Team Honored for Excellence in Academic Achievement 

The following students received a 3.0 - 3.24 GPA in their classroom work while actively participating in Cross Country. These students exemplify the excellence achieved by the young people of today and the future of tomorrow.  Great job, runners!

Jacob AnderaEthan HoppeMichael MashekKristian Szajna
Kaden AnderlikDylan JohnsonBlake MurphyChance Throndson
Joshua BornJoseph LaboskyKyle QuamEric Trautsch
Boston FerrieNathan MartinekRyan SteffenTrevor Trende
Ryan Wilson

Meet Mrs. Ward

What grade levels and subjects do you teach?
I am certified to teach 5-12 Spanish; though I teach high school Spanish II, III, and IV. I also teach a class called Introduction to Interpretation and Translation.

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

This is my 12th year of teaching and 2nd at Howard-Winn.

Where did you attend college?
My BA degree is from UNI in Spanish and a minor in General Business.
I have a MA from Clarke University in Teaching.
I also have a Certification in Community Interpreting from Viterbo University in LaCrosse, WI.

Was there a particular event or person that inspired you to become an educator?
I did not set out to be a teacher, but in everything that I chose to do prior to teaching, it seemed like was connected with young people and education. There are several teachers that I remember with a smile on my face, but most of them I remember because of the bond I felt with them.

What is your favorite thing about Howard-Winn? 

My favorite thing is that I am challenged to think 'outside the box' and try new and innovative ways of teaching. Technology integration has been something new for me, but in many ways has opened up a whole new world to what our students can do.

Any words of wisdom or advice?
Mistakes are good, when you learn from them.
You are NEVER stuck where you are.
Learning never ends.

More about Mrs. Ward:
I really like diy projects, but they don't always turn out like they are supposed to!!

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