Friday, January 27, 2017

January 27, 2017 - Crestwood Secondary

Crestwood Secondary Schools (7-12)

Events for the week of January 28th - February 3rd:  
Saturday, January 28th:      
                  CHS Alumni Basketball Event
10:00         Varsity Conference Wrestling @ Waukon
2:00           Home 9th Boys BB vs. Rushford-Peterson
3:30           Home JV Boys BB vs. Rushford-Peterson
5:00           Home Varsity BB vs. Rushford-Peterson
6:30           JV Girls BB @ Clear Lake
7:45           Varsity Girls BB @ Clear Lake

Monday, January 30th: 
4:30           JV Conference Wrestling Tournament @ Waverly
6:15           Girls JV BB @ MFL MarMac
7:30           Girls Varsity BB @ MFL MarMac

Tuesday, January 31st:  
                  CBE Design Team Meeting in Des Moines   
9:00           High School Success Team Meeting
4:15           8th Grade Boys BB @ Decorah
4:15           Home 7th Grade BB vs. Decorah
5:00           9th grade Girls BB @ New Hampton
5:00           Home 9th grade Boys BB vs. New Hampton
6:15           Home JV Boys BB vs. New Hampton
6:15           JV Girls BB @ New Hampton
7:30           Home Varsity Boys BB vs. New Hampton
7:30           Varsity Girls BB @ New Hampton

Wednesday, February 1st:      
1:45           JH Success Team Meeting
3:30           Teacher Leadership Committee Meeting
6:00           Dollars for Scholars Phonathon

Thursday, February 2nd:
1:45           Alternative Program Meeting
4:15           Home 7th grade Boys BB vs. New Hampton
4:15           8th grade Boys BB @ New Hampton
6:00           Dollars for Scholars Phonathon

Friday, February 3rd:     
5:00           9th grade Girls BB @ Waverly-Shell Rock
5:00           Home 9th grade Boys BB vs. Waverly-Shell Rock
6:15           Home JV Boys BB vs. Waverly-Shell Rock
6:15           JV Girls BB @ Waverly-Shell Rock
7:30           Home Varsity Boys BB vs. Waverly-Shell Rock
7:30           Varsity Girls BB @ Waverly-Shell Rock

Iowa State Bar Association

Allison Martinek of Crestwood High School is a finalist in The Iowa State Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division “Know Your Constitution” Project. One hundred finalists were selected from the more than 1,000 students across the State of Iowa who participated in the “Know Your Constitution” Project.

The “Know Your Constitution” Project is designed to enrich students’ understanding and appreciation of the Constitution. The students participating in the project were required to familiarize themselves with Constitution related issues.  A quiz was completed by each participating student. An essay question accompanied the quiz in case of a tie.

Great job and congratulations Allison on being selected as a finalist!  

Construction Equipment Careers Day

Construction Equipment Simulator Hands-On Experience at JB Holland Construction

The students were broken into groups and rotated between three sessions:
1. They took a tour of JB Holland & Construction Equipment
2. They participated in Hands-On-Experience in the Construction Simulator Trailer (operate an excavator, forklift and other pieces of construction equipment)
3. They participated in Construction Careers & Training Presentation with NICC & JB Holland Staff

CHS students in constructions careers were given the opportunity to visit JB Holland Construction and get a first-hand look and listen to the opportunities a career in the construction field can bring. 

Conference Wrestling 
Good Luck to the Cadet Wrestlers as they head to Waukon to compete in the Northeast Iowa Conference Wrestling Tournament on Saturday, January 28th.

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.  

#cadetnation Friday
Reminder: #cadetnation Fridays are the first Friday of every month. This is a way to show your Cadet spirit. Remember to wear your #cadetnation t-shirt on the first Friday of the month. Students, wear your #cadetnation shirt to school on Friday, February 3rd and to the home boys basketball game that evening vs. Waverly - Shell Rock.

If you don't have a #cadetnation t-shirt or it is in the laundry, wear another Cadet shirt or just wear blue that day. 

Dollars for Scholars Phonathon

The Dollars for Scholars Phonathon is coming soon. The dates are February 1st and 2nd with calling starting at 6:00.  

Crestwood Dollars for Scholars serves students from the Howard-Winneshiek School District located in Cresco, Iowa. 
The mission of Dollars for Scholars is to enhance the opportunity of Crestwood High School Students to benefit from postsecondary education through scholarships and community support.  
Crestwood Dollars for Scholars is a locally operated and supported, non-profit, exempt scholarship foundation. Operated by an all volunteer Board of Directors, the purpose of Dollars for Scholars is to expand access to educational opportunities by involving and assisting our community in the support of students and in the encouragement of educational achievement.

Crestwood Dollars for Scholars was started in October 1993, and has awarded more than $1,763,000 in scholarships to over 1,600 students.

Parent / Teacher Conferences

Below you will find the instructions to sign up for Spring Conferences, which will be held February 13 and February 16, 2017 from 3:30 – 7:30. Please note: you will see alternate dates when you log in with all times blocked. These dates are for specific teachers and those teachers will communicate the alternate conference dates with their Homebase students so parents/guardians are aware.

Parents may begin signing up for conferences on Monday, January 30th, 2017 after 9 AM.

** Student Led Conferences will be 15 minutes in length with 5 minutes of passing time.

Students/parents/guardians will meet with the student’s Homebase Advisor. 

If a parent would like to meet with a specific teacher, separate arrangements can be made by contacting that teacher directly, or by stopping into that teacher's classroom to meet with them between their scheduled conferences.

Teachers will have a conference schedule posted outside their door so parents will have an idea of available times.



Under the Parent Information Tab select Secondary Conferences

2.             LOGIN:
Enter the student’s first name and last name and the student’s ID for the password. You can find the student ID by logging into PowerSchool – Choose eRegistration from the menu on the left and the STUDENT ID is on the top of the page behind the student name.  If you do not remember your password you can click on the link “Forgot password?” and have your password emailed to you.  Students also know their student ID so you can ask them.

3.             FOLLOW THE PROMPTS:
Click the button next to the student Homebase Teacher to schedule or change an appointment.  Click on the circle next to the time you would like for your conference.  A red X indicates a timeslot that is not available.  After choosing your time, press “Schedule Time” at the bottom of the page.  You will then see a confirmation of your time scheduled.

If you have any questions or problems with the conference scheduling, please call the main office: High School: 563-547-2764 Junior High: 563-547-2001

Frequently Asked Questions: Student-Led Conferences

Why do we have Student-Led Conferences?

They are widely recognized as best educational practice! Research supports the fact that student achievement increases when students reflect on their work, identify strengths and weaknesses, and set goals, thus taking ownership of their learning. Student-Led Conferences promote self-confidence, as well as vital organizational, presentation, and communication skills. They also provide parents with an opportunity to celebrate their students as learners. Student-Led Conferences support district goals, strategic plan initiatives and state employability standards.

What is a parent's role during the Student-Led Conference?

Encourage your student. Be specific in your praise, comments, and compliments. Listen to what your student is saying and ask follow up questions like What part of this assignment was challenging for you? Why? What did you learn from this assignment? How can I help you with your goal?

Respect your student’s ability to lead and share. Your student has spent a lot of time and effort getting ready to present their work to you. Allow them to guide you through the Student-Led Conference.

Be proud! Your student’s ability to take ownership of their progress and present their goals to you is impressive.

What is the student's role during the Student-Led Conference?

Your student will be leading the conference. They will be presenting you with a collection of their work. As they show your specific assignments and assessments, they will be reflecting on their progress, and identifying strengths and weaknesses. Your student will share the goals that they have developed based on the reflection process.

What is the teacher’s role during the Student-Led Conference?

The teachers have spent the past month preparing your student and teaching the skills necessary for the conference. During the conference the teacher will be providing encouragement and affirmation to the students. The teacher may help facilitate the process with your student or provide additional information about your student’s progress. 

Can I meet with the teacher(s) privately at another time?

Yes. The teachers are always available throughout the school year for individual conferences if you have concerns that you wish to address. Call or e-mail your student’s teacher(s) at any time to set up an appointment. We also encourage student/parent access to PowerSchool where grades and student progress can be monitored on a frequent basis. 

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