Friday, September 9, 2016

JCC Admin Update September 9, 2016

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

"I pledge allegiance to the flag..."  Each and everyday of class, our elementary students say the Pledge of Allegiance.  These Kindergarten Cadets are learning it and coming to understand the meaning behind it.  

As we enter into the November elections for President of the United States, it is important to remember our children are watching us.  Our actions and how we conduct ourselves are life lessons that will stay with our children forever. Lets be sure we instill in our kids that The United States of America is a Nation of opportunity and potential.  Its important that our kids come to know that hard work, determination, GRIT and service to others will position them to be successful and leaders.


September School Board Meeting 
Monday, September 12, 2016 7:00p.m. Crestwood High School Library

Agenda items include: Organization for 2016, Stadium update, and regular business. 

Air Conditioning
Last Tuesday was a "corker". Heat and humidity made outside recess hot and sticky!  Thank goodness all classrooms at Howard-Winn are air conditioned!  While neighboring schools were getting out due to heat, learning continued right on time, right on track in Cadet Nation! #2020HowardWinn is a "COOL" place to grow and learn! 

District Advisory: Year Round School
Last spring and again this fall the District Advisory has brought up the question of year round school.  Rochester Public School's Longfellow Elementary has been operating as a year round school for about 20 years following a schedule of 45 days of class followed by 15 days off.  Summer break is a little longer, but basically kids are in school year round.  

Thinking at this point seems to focus on the elementary setting and not necessarily on the secondary (grades 7-12).  Many question have been raised and this is something the District Advisory will continue to study.  Here in Iowa, Indianola and it is believed that Cedar Rapids now operate year round elementary schools.  Academically, year round elementary does address "summer slide" (students taking several weeks to get back into learning after have 3 months off.).  Interesting to note that this past summer Howard-Winn on average served 300+ meals daily.  

The District Advisory meets the first Wednesday of each month at 6:00 in the Discovery Zone at the K-8 Building. The meetings are open to the public. 

Train Ugly: Trevor Ragan
Monday, September 19, Trevor Ragan will be here to work with Cadet Nation on what it takes to have a positive Mindset. Trevor will share thinking and lessons learned from motivating and training athletes. This has a direct connection and supports our focus on building GRIT. 
September 19th-Train Ugly (tentative)--all associates will be invited
    • Chris will check about Edmentum training for that day (needs a 3 hour block)
    • 9:00-10:00 Opening session in auditorium (everyone)
    • 10:00-10:30 Break
    • 10:30-11:30 Elementary Staff (Discovery Center)
    • 11:30-12:30 Lunch (all)
    • 12:30-1:30 Secondary Staff (Music Room)
    • 1:30-2:00 Break
    • 2:00-3:00 Closure (everyone) auditorium
    • 7:00 - 8:00 Parents, students, athletes (Crestwood HS Auditorium)

HOMECOMING 2016 September 23rd
Crestwood vs Osage

Be sure to put Max Garcia on your "radar" as well for September 27th!


Shout Out to the CADET CROSS COUNTRY Team from Twitter!
Last night at the Waverly cross country meet, the Crestwood cross country team ran as individual classes.  Over 15 teams were competing.  Congratulations to the 9th grade boys who were the class champions. The 10th grade boys were 6th, the juniors 9th, and the senior boys were 4th.  For the girls, the junior girls were 2nd and the 9th and 10th grade girls were 4th.  The senior girls were 7th.  All the teams competed well on a hot day to run.  Individually, congratulations to Ellie Friesen for being the individual champ in the junior girls race and to Hope Dohlman who was runner-up in the sophomore race.  Other medalists were Mattie Slavin, Lucas McGee, Bryden Juelsgaard, and Michael Mashek.  The Cadets next compete Tuesday at Osage.

Learning at Howard-Winn last week looked like....
Monday, September 12
 Mable Canton Livestock Judging
Tuesday, September 13
 7th grade FB vs Decorah (H) & 8th grade FB (T)
 B/G Junior High Cross Country at Mitchell County Nature Center
 9/10/JV/V VB vs Charles City (H)
 Varsity B/G Cross Country at Osage
Wednesday, September 14
 Freshmen Respect Retreat
Thursday, September 15
 Tri-State Dairy, District Dairy & District Soils @ Calmar
 9/JV/V VB vs Clear Lake (T)
Friday, September 16
 9th grade FB vs Clarion/Goldfield-Dows/CAL (T)
 Varsity FB vs Clarion/Goldfield-Dows/CAL (T)
Saturday, September 17
 District Livestock - National Fairgrounds
 9th VB Tournament at Oelwein
 Varsity VB Tournament at Waukon
Sunday, September 18
 Choir Booster Omelet Breakfast
 Tri State Drumline Festival @ Decorah
Monday, September 19
 NO SCHOOL - Teacher In-Service/Workday
 Band Booster Meeting in CHS Ba

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