Friday, August 19, 2016

August 19, 2016 - Crestwood Secondary

Crestwood Secondary Schools (7-12)
http://www.howard-winn.k12.ia.us/crestwood-junior-high 
Twitter: @Crestwood_HS

Chris Rogne, Principal
crogne@howard-winn.k12.ia.us
office: 563-547-2764
Twitter: @chris_rogne 




Events for the Week of August 22nd - August 26th   
            
Monday, August 22nd:
                      Teacher in-service
                      PSEO classes at NICC begin

Tuesday, August 23rd:
                         NICC classes begin
1:00 - 4:00     Individual Conferences
4:30               Taco Salad Supper in the High School Student Center                       

5:15               Laptop Distribution in Homebase
6:00 - 8:00     mini 8 period schedule walk through
                        6:00 - 6:10                   1st period
                          6:15 - 6:25                   2nd period
                          6:30 - 6:40                   3rd period
                          6:45 - 6:55                   4th period
                          7:00 - 7:10                   5th period
                          7:15 - 7:25                   6th period
                          7:30 - 7:40                   7th period
                          7:45 - 7:55                   8th period

Wednesday, August 24th:
                     First Day of Classes

Thursday, August 25th:
7:00              Wellness Committee Meeting in the High School Media Center         
5:00              Home 9/JV/V VB vs Clarksville and Sumner-Fredericksburg

Friday, August 26th: 

5:00              9th Football @ Waverly-Shell Rock
7:30              Varsity Football @ Waverly-Shell Rock                       



Daily Schedule
Classes for 7th - 12th grade begin at 8:15 each day.  The most common schedules we use are listed below.  Occasionally, schedules are altered for special events such as Homecoming, school-wide assemblies, or district-wide assessments.  When an alternate schedule needs to be used it will be communicated ahead of time.




Handbook Updates
High School and Junior High Student handbooks can be found on the district website.  Every school must have policies and rules so that all students can function in an organized manner.  Handbooks have been prepared to help explain and clarify the procedures and policies at the schools.  We hope it will be helpful to students, parents, and staff.  Please don't hesitate to ask if you have questions about the handbooks, or anything else. 

Handbooks are linked below:

High School Handbook           Junior High Handbook

The link below lists only the revisions to the handbook that were School Board Approved at the June 2016 meeting.
  
Handbook Revisions


Meet Mr. Rosales

What grade levels and subjects do you teach?
High School Spanish II, III, IV

Where did you attend college?

Northern Illinois University, BA Spanish, English
The University of Iowa, MAT, English


How many years have you been an educator? How many years at Howard-Winn?
I taught college composition and literature for 15+ years. It's my first year at Howard-Winn!
  
Was there a particular event or person that inspired you to become an educator?
I was 12 years old, and a neighbor asked me to teach her the guitar. I have been teaching/coaching (soccer) in one form or another since then.

What is your favorite thing about Howard-Winn? 

We have several admirals who graduated from here and, I have a fellow Spanish teacher!

Any words of wisdom or advice?
Practicar, practicar, practicar! (Practice!).

More about Mr. Rosales:

Father to Isabela, swimmer, and guitar player.


NICC Classes

Below are the concurrent classes that are taught by NICC faculty and scheduled to start on Tuesday, August 23rd.  

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding          7:30-10:00 a.m.
Intro to Psych                               7:30- 8:55 a.m.
Early Childhood Curriculum         7:45-9:00 a.m.
Human A&P Lecture                    8:15-9:45 a.m.
Psych of Human Relations          9:05-9:45 a.m.
Developmental Psych                  9:50-10:30 a.m.
Plant Safety                                 12:55-2:26 p.m.

In addition to these classes, the students enrolled in the online Cultural Diversity class will need to log in on August 23rd.


PSEO classes will begin on Monday, August 22.  The remaining NICC courses, many of which are taught by Howard-Winn teachers, will begin on Wednesday, August 24th. 



Back to School Parent-Teacher Conferences


Howard-Winn will kickoff the 2016-17 school year with 
Back to School Parent-Teacher Conferences on 
Tuesday, August 23rd. 


Crestwood Secondary, grades 7-12, will hold back-to-school conferences on Tuesday, August 23rd.

7th-12th grade conference schedule:

1:00 - 4:00  Open Conference times available for students and parents to meet individually with any teachers they would like.

Teachers are available from 1:00 – 4:00 if you would like to schedule a time to meet with them individually.  Information regarding how to sign-up was mailed out earlier this summer.  If interested, you can access the sign-up forms by going to the Howard-Winn Website and under the parent information tab selecting Secondary Conference Scheduler.


Between 4:30 and 5:15 a Taco Salad meal will be served free of charge in the High School Student Center, please join us for a bite to eat.

5:15 - 6:00  Students and Parents meet with Homebase teachers for Laptop distribution and other information.

Beginning at 5:15 Students and Parents are expected to meet in their Homebase classroom to be issued their Laptop and receive instruction on PowerSchool Parent access and notifications.  Please make arrangements to meet in your child’s Homebase classroom during this time.  If you have multiple children, please try to split the time the best as possible.  We will work it out to make sure your child receives their laptop and you get the information you need.

6:00 - 8:00  Students and Parents will run through a shortened version of their students schedule to meet each teacher and hear about each class.

At 6:00 you will have the opportunity to run through your child’s schedule to meet the instructor, hear an overview of the class, and receive other pertinent information as well have an opportunity to ask questions.

The schedule is listed below:
6:00 - 6:10                   1st period
6:15 - 6:25                   2nd period
6:30 - 6:40                   3rd period
6:45 - 6:55                   4th period
7:00 - 7:10                   5th period
7:15 - 7:25                   6th period
7:30 - 7:40                   7th period
7:45 - 7:55                   8th period

The staff is looking forward to this time with parents. Teachers will inform parents and students about grade level standards and curriculum, the daily schedule of the classroom, pupil progress reporting, special programs, the classroom/school behavior plan, classroom expectations and other pertinent information. Parents and students can ask questions and discuss any specific individual concerns with the teacher at this time also. Students will have the opportunity to bring in their classroom supplies, get to know the teacher and become familiar with the room.

Howard-Winn is utilizing these conferences to better connect and build meaningful relationships with parents and students before the school year starts. Kids do better in school when parents are involved in their academic lives. Attending back-to-school conferences is a great way to establish that relationship. We will extend this relationship by also providing Student Led Parent-Teacher conferences in November and again in February. These conferences are a chance to continue conversations between parents and teachers, and to discuss strategies to help students do their best in class. Meetings between the parents and the teacher also let students know that what goes on in school will be shared at home. Parents are also encouraged to request meetings with teachers, principals, school counselors, or other school staff at any time during the school year if they have questions or concerns.



It is our desire that parents and students are able to meet the teachers, have some questions answered, and make positive connections to help students get off to a successful start to the school year.



The first day of classes for Howard-Winn students 
for the 2016-17 school year will be 
Wednesday, August 24th, 2016.

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