Friday, October 28, 2016

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

Who says boys do not like to read? This picture, taken in kindergarten last week, illustrates that reading ROCKS.  Note the #TwitterTuesday hashtag.  Each Tuesday teachers are posting Tweets to share all the GREAT learning going on at #2020HowardWinn.  Be sure to check it out!

Learning at #2020HowardWinn is always an adventure! 
With the water main break last Monday, everything in Cresco had to come to a halt and school was canceled.  Tuesday we were able to have school only because of the donation of drinking water from Culligans and Fareway!  

A BIG THANK YOU to these businesses for their commitment to the young people of CADET NATION.  Also a "shout out" to Buildings and Grounds Director Larry Trende and his team for distributing the water and setting up drinking stations as well as Cheryl Dickman's Food Service Crew for adapting and making sure CADET NATION was fed.  Another "shout out" to the Cresco Water Department for quickly finding the leak and ensuring we all have safe drinking water.  CADET NATION ROCKS!

2016-17 Instructional Hours
Howard-Winn operates on Instructional Hours as opposed to Instructional Days.  

Our school calendar has built in 64 "extra" instructional hours. What this means is that we could miss up to 64 hours before we would have to "make up" time.

Because of the flooding on the first day of school and the water main break, we now have 50 hours remaining.  It is hopeful that this will cover us for possible Snow Days this winter.  Missed school after 50 hours will have to be made up. 

Remember that in the case of bad weather, we will always begin with a 2 hour delay, then after the sun is up, make the final decision for the day.  Follow Social Media for real time updates.   

Big SHOUT OUT to the CADET CROSS COUNTRY TEAM!  A special "SHOUT OUT" to Michael Mashek, Hope Dohlman and Ellie Friesen for qualifying for the STATE CROSS COUNTRY meet Saturday, October 29 in Fort Dodge. 
Good LUCK Michael, Hope and Ellie! 

Congratulations to the CADET FOOTBALL team: Class 2A District 2 Champions.  
Crestwood will host the the Union Knights game Friday, October 28, start time 7:00 p.m.   
Crestwood Activity passes are NOT accepted for State competition. Tickets for the game are $6 for all spectators 

Parent Teacher Conferences
Tuesday, November 1 and Thursday November 3 
No School Friday, November 4, 2016 

Sharing the Howard-Winn story
Tuesday, November 15, Howard-Winn will again be at the White House to contribute in the national conversation on what the next generation of schools will look like. Being designated as Future Ready in 2014, taking part in the "rollout" of the National Education Technology Plan in 2015, and now in the conversation on personalized learning, Howard-Winn is helping to shape 21st century learning in the United States.  Stay tuned for updates.  

Look what is happening at Howard-Winn next week!
Tuesday, November 1
 Parent/Teacher Conferences - 1 hour early out
 Parent Meeting for Wrestlers in HS Gym
Thursday, November 3
 Parent/Teacher Conferences - 1 hour early out
Friday, November 4
 No School P/T Comp Day
Monday, November 7
 Parent Night for Youth Wrestling Club in HS Gym
Tuesday, November 8
 7th grade GBB vs Waverly-Shell Rock (H) & 8th grade GBB (T)
Thursday, November 10
 7th grade GBB vs Decorah (H) & 8th grade GBB (T)
Friday, November 11
 4:15 pm 7/8 grade Wrestling at Decorah
 7th grade GBB vs New Hampton (H) & 8th grade GBB (T)
 High School Musical
Saturday, November 12
 High School Musical
Sunday, November 13
 High School Musical
Monday, November 14
 School Board Meeting in the Media Center

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