Friday, April 22, 2016

April 22, 2016 - 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 April 23rd - April 29th             
Saturday, April 23rd:
9:00              Girls Varsity Golf Meet @ Decorah

Monday, April 25th: 

9:00              Alternative Program Meeting
4:00              Home Girls Varsity Golf Meet vs. Waukon
4:00              Boys Varsity Golf Meet @ Waukon



Tuesday, April 26th:
4:00              Girls Varsity Golf Meet @ Turkey Valley
4:15              Girls 7th/8th Grade Track Meet @ Charles City
4:15              Home Boys 7th/8th Grade Track Meet
4:30              Girls Varsity Track Meet @ Waukon

Wednesday, April 27th:
                     Administrative Assistant Appreciation Day

Thursday, April 28th:
7:00              Wellness Committee Meeting
9:00              ELL Meeting
4:00              JV Boys Golf Meet vs. New Hampton @ Elma
4:15              Girls 7th/8th Track Meet @ New Hampton
4:15              Boys 7th/8th Track Meet @ Waukon
4:30              Home Boys and Girls Varsity Invitational Track Meet

Friday, April 29th:
9:00              9-12 Success Team Meeting
10:40            7-8 Success Team Meeting
4:00              Girls Varsity Golf Meet @ Decorah




Prom


Thank you to all the staff, students, parents, and community members that made Prom 2016 a success.

Click here for more information and photos of Prom.






Good Deeds




Our vision is to discover, develop and expand passions, creativity and strengths.


Our mission is to prepare and empower our students to think creatively, serve, contribute and succeed locally and globally.



Over the past couple weeks some various examples of students serving was shared with me.  I think they are worthy of sharing with you:

This was shared with me by a parent:
  • This morning as I was dropping my daughter off in front of the high school, a young man came running over with an umbrella and held it over the car door as she got out. I heard her say wow, thanks! I watched them walk in and he held it over her the whole way into the building while he was in the rain. I texted her and asked what's his name. She said "I was in shock, that was so nice. I felt like a movie star!"  I agree, that young man needs some recognition for showing such common courtesy to young ladies. 

This was shared with me by a secretary:
  • A student stopped in the High School office and turned in a substantial sum of cash that he found in an unmarked envelope in the parking lot.  He simply left it with a secretary saying he found it in the parking lot and thought somebody would probably miss it and thought they would inquire about it in the office. He could have easily put this in his pocket and kept it for himself, but chose to make a good choice. 

This was shared with me by a student:
  • A few weeks ago a student un-intentionally threw away his new dental retainer as they were sitting on his lunch tray following lunch.  Knowing his mom and dad wouldn't be happy about losing the expensive retainer, he asked for rubber gloves to wear so he could search through the lunch room garbage, piece by piece.  Two students with an open study hall saw what was happening, and without thinking twice, also put on gloves to help dig through the mess of discarded food scraps in search of the retainer. After searching through three or four full garbage bags the retainer was found.
These are only examples of good deeds that were recently brought to my attention, we have students that repeatedly make good choices and make a habit of serving others just because it is the right thing to do, not for praise or recognition.  Thank you, parents, for instilling these values in your children!  They are making a positive difference in the lives of others.


Welding Open House
It's time for the 4th annual NICC Welding Project Spring Presentation.  This year is special as the students have fabricated picnic tables that will be used by the city during the 150th Celebration. 

You are invited to attend a showcase of the Welding Project Presentations by the NICC / Howard-Winneshiek Junior & Senior Students



When:      Thursday, May 5th, 2016

Time:        9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Where:     Northeast Iowa Community                            
College Cresco Center

                 1020 2nd Avenue Southeast,                        Cresco, IA 52136

Who:        Parents, Grandparents, School District, Business Owners, Community Members

RSVP:      Please call the NICC Cresco Center at 563-547-3355 by Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

*Refreshments and snacks will be available to all who attend.



Raise.me
On Raise.me (summary below), students, starting as early as 9th grade, are able to earn scholarship money from 150 colleges including Dordt College, Cornell College, Drake University, Luther College, Clarke University, and Buena Vista University for doing all the things that best prepare them to succeed - whether that’s getting good grades, volunteering in the community or joining an extracurricular.

Raise.me is encouraging all counselors to get their rising juniors and seniors signed up before the summer as many students often take on additional extracurriculars and community service over the summer after starting their Raise.me account.

All Crestwood 9th, 10th, and 11th graders have an account in this program as we set one up during registration.  Students will have time to use Raise.me in Homebase, or other times by accessing the website.



Meet Ms. Halweg:

What grade levels and subjects do you teach?
I am the school nurse at the Crestwood K-8 building. 
 
Where did you attend college?

I attended NICC in Calmar for my associates degree, transferred to VIterbo University in LaCrosse for my Bachelors Degree in Nursing. Then attended University of Phoenix online for my Masters degree in Nursing. I have worked in small town hospitals where you work in all areas, including ER and delivering babies. I have spent the majority of my healthcare career working various roles in home health.  

How many years have you been an educator? How many years at Howard-Winn? I have been in nursing since 2002 and working in healthcare since 1989. Most recently I have been the Director of Home Health, Hospice, and Public Health at Community Health Services/Regional Health Services of Howard County.    

Was there a particular event or person that inspired you to become an educator?
I believe it was my dad's compassion for people who lead me to the healthcare field. He was always willing to help out those who were less fortunate. 

What is your favorite thing about Howard-Winn?

Working with children in a school setting is a nice change. I really enjoy this setting of nursing. 

Any words of wisdom or advice? 
Glass half empty or half full. Same amount of stuff in the glass. It's all in how you look at it. 




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