Friday, September 2, 2016

September 2nd, 2016 - Crestwood Secondary

 Crestwood Secondary Schools (7-12) 
Twitter: @Crestwood_HS

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

Events for the Week of September 3rd - September 9th   
Saturday, September 3rd:
9:00           JV Volleyball Tournament @ Independence                
Monday, September 5th:
                  Labor Day - No School             
Tuesday, September 6th
                  Picture Day at the K-8
7:35           Secondary BLT Meeting in the HS Media Center  
9:00           9-12 Success Team Meeting
4:15           Home 8th grade VB vs. New Hampton
4:15           7th grade VB @ New Hampton
4:30           Boys and Girls Cross Country @ Waverly
5:00           9th/JV VB @ New Hampton
7:15           Varsity VB @ New Hampton

Wednesday, September 7th:
                  Picture Day at the High School
7:45           CTE Perkins Meeting in the Office 
2:30           7-8 Success Team Meeting
3:30           Howard-Winn School Foundation Meeting in the Media Center
6:00           District Advisory Meeting in the K-8 Discovery Center   
Thursday, September 8th:
10:00         Keystone AEA Principal Meeting
4:15           Home 8th grade Football vs. Waukon
4:15           7th grade Football @ Waukon
4:15           Home 7th grade VB vs. Waukon
4:15           8th grade VB @ Waukon
5:00           Home 9th/JV VB vs. Waukon 
7:15           Home Varsity VB vs. Waukon
Friday, September 9th: 
7:00            Wellness Meeting the the CHS Media Center
4:45            9th Football @ Hampton-Dumont
7:30            Varsity Football @ Hampton-Dumont

Homecoming is on Friday, September 23rd. Here are some important times.

Friday, September 23rd:
          12:00  -   All School Pep Rally in the High School Gym
          1:30    -   Homecoming Parade (please note the time change from the past years)
          7:30    -   Homecoming Varsity Football Game vs. Osage

Student committees have began planning the festivities for the week.  Stay tuned for more details for dates and times of Homecoming events.

College Planning Strategy Workshop

You're invited to uPLAN College Planning Strategies Workshop

Attendance Update
We believe in positive school attendance, knowing that attending school has a huge impact on a student's academic success starting in kindergarten and continuing through high school.  Parents/Caregivers/Guardians play a key role in making sure students get to school safely every day and understand why attendance is so important for success in school and on the job.  Research proves that if a student is not in school (excused or unexcused), these absences have a major impact on their educational progress. 

We appreciate your support encouraging regular attendance at school.  

This year we will track monthly attendance data and compare to the previous year.   We will share this in the weekly update each month.

Crestwood SecondaryAttendance Rate %School Enrollment
August 201597.87%584
August 201698.04%591

Our average attendance rate is very similar to this time last year.  We do, however, have 7 more students attending in grades 7-12 than we did a year ago at this time.

Meet Mrs. Runyan

What grade levels and subjects do you teach?
I will be teaching accounting to high school students.

Where did you attend college?

BA from Marycrest College, Davenport, IA

How many years have you been an educator? How many years at Howard-Winn?

28 years as a Business Education teacher
5 years as Board Secretary/Business Manager for an area school
First year at Howard-Winn

Was there a particular event or person that inspired you to become an educator?
From 3rd grade on, I just knew I wanted to be a teacher. I liked school, and I had many good teachers from grade school on. At first I thought I wanted to be an English teacher, then math, and finally business because I do like working with numbers that balance.

What is your favorite thing about Howard-Winn? 

The pride that students, staff, and the community have in their school in both academics and the extra curricular activities.

Any words of wisdom or advice?
“We are stronger together than we are alone.”
― Walter Payton

More about Mrs. Runyan:

My husband, Dave, and I have lived in Cresco for 20 years. We moved here because we were impressed with the curriculum and the school offered more extra curricular activities than the previous district we lived in. We are parents of 3 children: Alyse, who is the mother of 3 boys -- Landon, Tristan, Caiden; Dan, and Craig. All are graduates of Howard-Winn.

Hobbies include reading, gardening, fishing with my husband, and watching da Bears!

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