Friday, January 27, 2017

Jan. 27, 2017 JCC Admin Update

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

Winter in IOWA, you have to love it! 
This past week Howard-Winn received anywhere from 9 to 12 inches of snow. 

With school closed on Wednesday, and a 2 hour late start on Thursday, we now have 10.5 hours left in the "bank".

This being just January, we have more weather ahead of us.

Remember that once the we have used the remaining 10.5 hours, time will need to be "made up". 

Make-up time will begin on May 26, 2017.


We need your HELP Please! 
We are partnering with BrightBytes, an educational software company, in order to learn more about our students’ school and home technology use for learning. 

For that reason, we are reaching out to ask you to take part in the Clarity questionnaire. Your participation is essential in helping us form a more complete picture of technology use for learning in your students’ lives. Please know that all of your responses will remain anonymous to protect your privacy.

Howard-Winn students, staff and patrons will begin taking the online BrightBytes, Clarity questionnaire starting the week of January 23rd. Here is the link:   

Crestwood Elementary PK-6:

Crestwood Secondary Parents 7 -12:
THANK YOU to all for your participation and cooperation. 

Wrestling UPDATE
Congratulations to Head Wrestling Coach Keith Slifka on being named Northeast Iowa 2A District Coach of the YEAR!  Great job to Coach Slifka and the TEAM.  

Also with CADET "ties" Coach Justin Denner's father Mike Denner was named NE IOWA 2A official of the year. Mike Adam's brother Danny Adams was named Northeast Iowa 1A District Coach of the YEAR.  Wrestling, not just a sport but a way of life! 

Congratulation goes out to coaches Mrs. Day and Mrs. LeFebvre and the CRESTWOOD CADET Speech TEAM.  Last Saturday the CADETS were in action at the State Speech Contest. Pictured are some of the competitors! 

State Bound:
Ensemble Acting  
John Ayers and Mitchell Leifeld performing "Abbott and Costello" by Jonathan Mayer

Alison Butikofer and Kayla Hruska performing "Demon Child" by Deborah Karczewski

Group Improvisation 
Team 1:
John Ayers, Mitchell Leifeld, Haley Stevenson, and Kenzie Ward

Team 2: Raymond Himli, Justin Holt, Zach Ishman, Cassy Kennon and Eric Trautsch

Team 3: Carter Dull, Dawson Gosch, Isaiah Passmore, Karissa Stika and Noel Lloyd
State Speech will be February 4th at Dubuque Senior High

CADET Girls Basketball 2017
The CADET Girls Basketball TEAM is RED HOT! Undefeated and heading into February ranked 3rd in the State. GREAT job ladies!  Please note that Crestwood will be hosting 3A-Region 5 Tournament action on Saturday February 11th.  #CADETPRIDE
Community Voice: Needs assessment  
Board Members and Staff, Parents and Community Members, Students, your voice is important as Howard-Winn begins to take next steps forward. 

Our school district has requested a Needs Assessment Survey be conducted by the Iowa Association of School Boards (IASB).  This electronic online survey is designed to help us assess our strengths and areas of needed improvement, with a focus on improving student achievement. All responses are anonymous and we "Thank you" in advance for your participation.  
The site will become active and a link will be provided on February 13, 2017! 

Shout Outs!
  • CADET Boys Basketball: EXCITEMENT, hard work, TEAM play, Coach McCormick and the young men are "way fun" to watch.  Keep moving forward! 
  • Wresting in CADET NATION: dedicated young men committed to excellence!
  • CADET CHEERLEADERS: Competition Squad + Florida = CADETS making it happen! #SCHOOLPRIDE 
  • Stadium Update: Despite the snow, work is proceeding! Stadium footings and pillars are being dug and placed. Concession/Restroom building footprint to be dug next week!  
This is what 2017-18 might look like:

Please take a look at this working DRAFT of the 2107-18 School Calendar.  

Questions and comments are welcome and can be sent to 

or call 
563 547 2762

At #2020HowardWinn, learning does not happen in a "row"

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