Friday, November 4, 2016

November 4, 2016 - Crestwood Secondary

Crestwood Secondary Schools (7-12)

Events for the Week of November 7th - November 11th:  

Monday, November 7th:                       
1:00             NICC 2017-2018 Planning Meeting @ Cresco Center     
5:30             High School Volleyball End of the Season Banquet in CHS Student Center

Tuesday, November 8th:             
                    Smarter Balanced Training in Cedar Rapids
7:30             High School Special Ed. Staff Meeting 
9:00             9-12 Success Meeting
4:15             Home 7th GBB vs. Waverly Shell Rock
4:15             8th GBB @ Waverly - Shell Rock
Wednesday, November 9th: 
                    CBE Design Team Meeting in Des Moines
7:31             Cadet Council Meeting in Mr. Denner's Room            
1:45             7-8 Success Team Meeting   

Thursday, November 10th:
7:45             9-12 Staff Meeting in the CHS Media Center
1:45             Alternative School Meeting             
11:25           Senior Class Picture during Homebase
4:15             Home 7th GBB vs. Decorah
4:15             8th GBB @ Decorah

Friday, November 11th:     
8:30             Veteran's Day Assembly in the CHS GYM
1:00             High School Musical for the K-6 Students
4:15             7th / 8th Wrestling @ Decorah
4:15             Home 7th GBB vs. New Hampton
4:15             8th GBB @ New Hampton
7:30             High School Musical in the CHS Auditorium


On behalf of the cast and crew of the musical, we would like to invite you the CHS auditorium to come and see this year's musical, "Seussical". 

Performances are: 
Friday, November 11th at 7:30
Saturday, November 12th at 7:30
Sunday, November 13th at 2:00

The cost is just $5 for adults and $3 for students.

Seussical is a musical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty based on the books of Dr. Seuss (mainly "Horton Hears a Who!", "Horton Hatches the Egg" and "Miss Gertrude McFuzz") that debuted on Broadway in 2000. The play's story is a rather complex amalgamation of many of Seuss's most famous books.

“Seussical” Cast
Cat in the Hat - Dawson Gosch
Horton the Elephant - Carter Dull
Gertrude McFuzz - Rielynn Thompson
Mayzie LaBird - Avery Powers
Sour Kangaroo - Megan Ryan 
Yertle the Turtle - Colten Wiley
Vlad Vladikoff - Madison Caffrey
JoJo - D’Oviion Dixon
Mayor - Mitchell Leifeld
Mrs. Mayor - Alysa Osmonson
General Gengus Khan Schmitz - Isaiah Passmore
Grinch-  Jackson Smith
Bird Girls - Kelly Dietzenbach, Megan Ferrie, Lauren Butikofer, Sarah Schoeberl
Young Kangaroo - Trista Foster
Wickersham Brothers - Donavyn Gosch, Mitchell Melaas, Devin Schott, Reece Meinecke

Stage crew dressed as Thing 1 and 2 - Austin McAllister, Chloe Rice

Lights - Isabella Lehmkuhl

The following students are in the chorus and play various roles-
Katlin Born, Autumn Forcelle, Angelina Hayek. Kayla Hruska, Amanda Johnson, Alex Johnston, Lindsey Klennert,  Noel Lloyd, Allison Martinek, David Meinecke, Kristen Reicks
Katrina Sanders, Annaleigh Shileny, Brooklyn Stevenson, Emily Ward, Kenzie Ward, Kodiak Wentworth,

Veterans Day Program
Veteran's Day is largely intended to thank living veterans for dedicated and loyal service to their country. Please make plans to join us to honor those who served in the American Military.

November 11 of each year is the day that we ensure veterans know that we deeply appreciate the sacrifices they have made in the lives to keep our country free. 

The program will be held in the High School Gym on Friday, November 11th, at 8:30 A.M. 

Coffee and refreshments will be available before the program.

Student Led Conferences
During this past week parent/teacher conferences were held throughout the district. At the secondary level conferences were led by the student. One of the key benefits to the concept of student-led conferences is the extent to which we get students involved in, and hold them accountable for, their own learning. In today's educational world of high stakes testing and increased accountability, it is natural to invite students to become more aware of what it is we want them to learn and whether or not they are learning it. Like every other new idea in education, student-led conferencing carries with it both advantages and disadvantages for teachers, students, and parents.

One of the major benefits of student-led conferences is the extent to which students become accountable for their own education. The best way to learn something is by teaching it, by leading their parents in a conference about their academic progress, students are truly learning what their education is all about. We have found that student-led conferences lead to an increase in parent attendance at conference time because parents are more likely to attend when their child is a key participant. At the close of each student led-conference, students should share with their parents their goals for the next grading period and their plans for achieving these goals.

Academic Eligibility
The 1st quarter recently ended and with that comes a checkpoint for determining academic eligibility for Crestwood students who participate in activities. Below is the school handbook policy for academic eligibility at the end of the 1st quarter.  

7th and 8th grade: 
Any "F" as a quarter grade makes you ineligible for extracurricular activities during the following quarter. 

Terms and Conditions
The student will miss 20% of athletic/cheerleading events they are involved in (i.e.. 1 football game, 2 wrestling, basketball, volleyball, and track games/meets, etc.)

The student must practice and attend all games during this period.

If the student is still earning an "F" after this period they will remain ineligible until achieving a passing grade.

All 7th graders will enter Jr. High as being eligible.

All band/choir students will not be eligible for honor choir/band, state contests, workshops, and performances outside of school. All art club, student council, musical students will not be eligible for 20% of the events they are involved in.

9th-12th grade:
Crestwood High School Checkpoint provisions:
At the end of the first and third quarter, any student failing a class is ineligible for 10 school days. At the end of that period it is up to the student to go to that particular teacher(s) and obtain “proof” that he or she is again eligible. That eligibility is based on his or her current status in the second nine weeks. The following examples should clarify the process for teachers.

1. For teachers using separate grading for each quarter, it is simply the current grade in the new quarter. If no grades have been recorded at that point, it will be assumed that the student has regained eligibility.

2. For teachers using continuous grading, the students’ eligibility will be based on whatever grades have been recorded in the new quarter and not if the student has brought their first quarter grade up.

The goal is to see noticeable improvement from students wishing to regain eligibility. A student who has not shown a passing grade at the end of the 10-day period will continue to be ineligible for an additional 10 school days. It will be up to the discretion of the coach to allow or withhold the student from practice.

A student with a disability who has an individualized education program (IEP) shall not be denied eligibility on the basis of scholarship if the student is making adequate progress, as determined by school officials, towards the goals and objectives on the student's individualized educational program.

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