Friday, October 14, 2016

October 14, 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 October 15th - 21st:  

Saturday, October 15th:
9:00        Varsity Volleyball Conference Tournament @ Charles City           

Monday, October 17th:                       
               No School - Teacher In-Service
               No NICC Classes
6:30        Choir Booster Meeting
7:15        Band Booster Meeting

Tuesday, October 18th:
9:00        9-12 Success Team Meeting
6:30        Financial Aid Meeting in the CHS Auditorium
Wednesday, October 19th: 
1:45        7-8 Success Team Meeting   

Thursday, October 20th:
               Meal Packaging Event
11:30      NEIC Principal's Meeting in Charles City
4:00        Cross Country Regional Meet @ Decorah

Friday, October 21st:           
               End of the 1st Quarter
               Bus Evacation Drills
4:45        Home 9th Football vs. Forest City
7:30        Home Varsity Football vs. Forest City (Senior Night)

CBE Statewide Collaborative
For the past 3 years, Howard-Winneshiek has been one of 10 schools in the state selected to be on the Competency Based Education Statewide Design TeamThe Iowa CBE Collaborative Design Team has been engaged in collaborative inquiry to investigate, develop, and implement competency-based educational pathways for their students and create a framework to guide the statewide implementation of CBE.

Competency Based Education is different from traditional education in that it breaks from the credit hour, today’s prevailing measure of student progress. Instead of awarding credits based on how much time students spend learning, this model awards credits based on whether students can prove they have mastered competencies—the skills, abilities, and knowledge required in an area of study.

Members of the Howard-Winn CBE leadership team recently met with the other design teams at Van Meter High School to observe personalized learning in action as well as work together with other districts to improve our own system.  It was a great day collaborating with other schools doing the same work for students.  We had a chance to tour the school and classrooms, ask students and teachers questions, and learn from others in the collaborative. 
Principles of Competency Based Education
1. Students advance upon demonstrated proficiency.
2. Competencies are based on enduring understandings and require the transfer of knowledge, skills, and the Universal Constructs to complex situations in and/or across content areas and/or beyond the classroom.
3. Assessment is a meaningful and a positive learning experience for students.
4. Students receive rapid, personalized support based on their individual learning needs.
5. All learning is validated regardless of when, where, or how students acquired and/or demonstrated the learning.
To put it simply: In competency-based education, it’s not about time—it’s about what you know and are able to do. Competency-based programs have the potential to revolutionize education by personalizing student learning.
National Honor Society

On Monday, November 28th at 7:00pm, Crestwood High School will induct the newest members to the National Honor Society. 
The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.
Today, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in NHS activities. NHS chapters are found in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, many U.S. territories, and Canada. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.
Four main purposes have guided chapters of NHS from the beginning: to create enthusiasm for scholarship; to stimulate a desire to render service; to promote leadership; and to develop character in the students of secondary schools. These purposes also translate into the criteria used for membership selection in each local chapter.

Financial Aid Nights

Financial Aid Night at Crestwood High School is Tuesday, October 18, at 6:30 PM in the Auditorium.  This is a night for you and your parents to gain information about the FAFSA and scholarships.

Please plan to attend this FREE Financial Aid Night hosted at the NICC Cresco Center on Monday November 7th, 5-8 pm. This is a free workshop available to any student who plans to attend college during the 2017-2018 school year. There are many changes to FAFSA this year and we are here to help. Please come prepared with you FSA ID. Directions to create an FSA ID are listed on the flier. This is a drop in session, you don't need to make an appointment.

September 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.

Our average attendance rate is up slightly compared to this time last year.  We do, however, have 5 more students attending in grades 7-12 than we did a year ago at this time.

Crestwood Cross Country runners that were NEIC All-Conference athletes:

Ellie Friesen - 1st - Conference Champion  
Hope Dohlman - 6th
Michael Mashek - 6th
Nathan Martinek - 14th

The Cadet Boys placed 4th in the conference meet team race. The Cadet Girls placed 3rd.  Great job, runners.  The Cross Country team competes in the 3A district meet in Decorah on Thursday, October 20th.

The 8th grade football team finished the season with a 6-0 record, great job.

The Marching Cadets earned a Division "1" Superior Rating at the State Contest Saturday.  Congrats, Marching Cadets!

Class 2A District 2 Football Standings

Last Updated: Saturday, October 8, 2016

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