Friday, February 26, 2016

February 26, 2016 - Crestwood Secondary

Crestwood Secondary Schools (7-12) 

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

Events for the Week of February 29th - March 4th             

Monday, February 29th:     
7:30                9-12 Vocal Concert at CHS

Tuesday, March 1st:

7:45                7-8 Staff Meeting in Mr. Wiley's classroom
6:00                Boys BB Awards night in the CHS Student Center

Wednesday, March 2nd:
                      CBE Statewide Collaborative Meeting in Des Moines   3:30               Howard-Winn Foundation Meeting
6:00               District Advisory Meeting in the CE Discovery Center           
Thursday, March 3rd:
9:00               Keystone AEA Principal Meeting in Elkader 
Friday, March 4th:     
9:00               9-12 Success Team Meeting
10:40             7-8 Success Meeting             

Student Activities

Cadet Council - The Cadet Council met for a leadership retreat.  The group has many good ideas for implementation and is building momentum for making positive change for students in and around the school.  

Thank you students for your ideas and leadership. 

FFA Sub-District Leadership Contest -
Great job FFA members in hosting and competing in the Sub-District Leadership Contest. Students competed in the following events:

  • Meeting Conduct 
  • Creed Speaking 
  • Parliamentary Procedure 
  • Public Speaking 
  • Extemporaneous Speaking 
  • Job Interviewing 
  • Ag. Sales 
  • Radio Broadcasting

Science Fair
7th and 8th grade students did a great job preparing and presenting their science experiments at the the Science Fair held during parent teacher conferences. Thank you students, judges, parents and teachers.

Parent Teacher Conferences
Thank you parents that were able to attend conferences this week.  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.  We also want parents to have a good understanding of their child's achievement at school. One of the many ways for parents to be involved in their child's education is to attend school conferences - we appreciate your active involvement. 

At the conclusion of the conference we asked the parents to fill our a brief survey.  Below are the responses as of Thursday night:

Consumer Economics Mock Interviews

Students in Mr. Govern's Consumer Economics class recently performed mock interviews during a career unit. During this unit, students describe life and work values that they hold as well as identify their interests, aptitudes, and personality traits that might influence their career choices.

Students explore different sources of career information, including O*NET  ( which is a comprehensive online database of job characteristics, skills, and knowledge that are required for most jobs.  They identify ways to find out about job openings, search for job postings that are in career areas of interest to them, select an opening and go through a mock job application process for that position.

During this process, students complete a sample job application, create a personal resume and write a cover letter. They conclude the career unit, by preparing for an interview and then by participating in a mock interview.

Consumer Economics is a course required for graduation from CHS.  Students also have the opportunity to take Pre-employment Strategies as a concurrent enrollment course 

Meet Mrs. McAllister
What grade levels and subjects do you teach?
I teach 6th grade PE, 9-12 PE and Health

Where did you attend college?
Northwest Missouri State University

How many years have you been an educator? How many years at Howard-Winn?
Was there a particular event or person that inspired you to become an educator?
My parents were both educators so grew up around education and couldn't see myself in any other field.  

What is your favorite thing about Howard-Winn? 
Working with the great students we have here.  

Any words of wisdom or advice?
Work hard, keep an open mind and treat others the way you want to be treated!! 

More about Mrs. McAllister:

Family: Husband Jeff, daughter Meghan and her fiancee' Ryan Harrod, daughter Kaitlin and son Austin.

I love camping, hanging out with our family and friends, watching or participating in a variety of sports, and sitting by a bon fire. 

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