Friday, April 22, 2016

JCC Update April 22, 2015

District Perspective
Superintendent / Activities Director
John Carver
Office: 563-547-2762
Twitter: johnccarver 
SKYPE: johnccarver

#CADTENATION was able Friday morning to catch a glimpse of Zachary Dietz, Crestwood graduate class of 2015.  Zachary is presently completing Marine Corps basic training in California. Much appreciation and gratitude goes out to Zachary, and his family, for his commitment and courage to serve our Nation.  We at #2020HowardWinn are very proud of him.  THANK YOU KCRG for telling this story and your service to Eastern Iowa.

CADET NATION: moving forward
As we move to the Graduation of the class of 2016 (May 22) and the end of the school year many things are happening.  Track meets, Golf meets, concerts, contest, finals, the staff and students of #2020HowardWinn are working hard to finish strong.  

Though we are making plans for the fall and the 2016-17 school year, it is important not to forget to take time and enjoy the moments now.  

Prom and After Prom was a GREAT success. The young people have shared with me the fun they had and a "BIG shout out" goes to the parents, Staff and the Prom Committee for making it a "night to remember". 

To read more about PROM and see pictures go to:

#2020HowardWinn: 2016-17
We are tracking enrollment monthly and as of 4/25/16 we are stable with a slight increase of 8 students.  The thing to keep in mind is that we live in a very transient society and this number can swing either way very quickly.  For example, since the "official count" date last fall, we have had 40 new students enroll and 32 students withdrawal.  That is 72 changes.  

Many things are happening that are beyond our control: where people choose to live, funding from the State, and unfunded mandates are on the horizon. 

Even with these challenges Howard-Winn continues to move forward.  The graduation rate for the class of 2016 is projected to be 97%.  Amazing students are doing wonderful things, from building a guitar from scratch using a cigar box, to a bilingual 8th grader teaching Spanish to 3rd graders, to elementary students using technology to edit pictures to show only 3-dimensional shape, the young people of CADET NATION are being prepared to compete and contribute locally and globally.  Learn more at: 

#2020HowardWinn + Northeast Iowa Community College = Prepared, Empowered Young People!

Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds coming to #2020HowardWinn!
Tuesday, May 3, Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds will be visiting the Howard-Winneshiek Community School District to see firsthand the innovation happening and how STEM is embedding into learning.  

The Lt. Governor will be connecting with students and seeing STEM learning happening at the Preschool, Elementary, and Secondary Level. 

Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds will be touring not only Howard-Winn School District, but will also be visiting Upper Iowa Beef in Lime Springs, the new Agriculture Education Building at the Howard County Fairgrounds as well as attend and speak at the Howard County Business and Tourism (HCBT) Annual Banquet.  

The menu for the HCBT Banquet will include Sherlock Shrimp from Ridgeway and meat from Upper Iowa Beef in Lime Springs.  The Crestwood FFA Chapter are shareholders in Upper Iowa Beef!

Shout Outs!
  • THANK YOU to all who have helped out with the home Track meets!  Your gift of time and service is greatly valued!
  • Congratulations to the Boy's 4x100 Relay Team for qualifying for the Drake Relays next week in Des Moines! 
What is happening in Cadet Nation

Monday, April 25
 V Boys Golf Meet vs Waukon @ Waukon High School
 V Girls Golf Meet vs Waukon @ Cresco Country Club
Tuesday, April 26
 V Girls Golf Meet vs Turkey Valley @ Turkey Valley High School
 Jr High Boys Track Invitational @ CHS
 Jr High Girls Track Meet @ Charles City
 V Girls Track Relays @ Waukon
Thursday, April 28
 4:15 PM Boys 7/8 Track Meet @ Waukon
 4:15 PM Girls 7/8 Track Meet @ New Hampton
 JV Boys Golf Meet vs New Hampton @ Elma Golf Course
 Varsity Coed Track Invitational @ CHS
Friday, April 29
 IPTV Presentation with K-5 grade students in HS Auditorium (Denise Shekleton)
Sunday, May 1
 Just for Kix Spring Show @ CHS gym
Monday, May 2
 4:15 PM Girls 7/8 Track Meet @ Waukon
 NO SCHOOL - Professional Development Day
 JV/V Boys Golf Meet vs New Hampton @ New Hampton Golf & Country Club
 JV/V Girls Golf Meet vs New Hampton @ Cresco Country Club
 V Girls Invitational Track @ South Winneshiek
 V Boys Track Meet @ New Hampton
Tuesday, May 3
 4:15 PM Boys 7/8 Track Meet @ Decorah
 9th-12th grade Vocal Concert
Thursday, May 5
 Boys Golf vs Charles City @ Elma Golf Course
 Jr High Boys Track Invitational @ CHS
 V Girls Track Conference Tournament @ Waukon
 1st & 2nd grade music concert @ CHS
Friday, May 6
 4:00 PM Girls 7/8 Track Meet @ Decorah
 IHSMA State Large Group Music Contest
Saturday, May 7
 V Boys & Girls Golf Meet vs Fillmore Central @ Cresco Country Club
Monday, May 9
 NICC Exams
 V Girls Golf Conference Tournament @ TBD
 V Boys Golf Meet vs Decorah @ Oneota Golf & Country Club
 School Board meeting @ Chester

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