Friday, January 20, 2017

JCC Admin Update January 20, 2017

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

Good kids doing GREAT things! 
A "BIG SHOUT OUT" and congratulations to these CADETS on their recent accomplishments: Ryan Steffen Class of 2018 for his 100th wresting win! Ellie Friesen Class of 2018 for scoring her 1,000 points in Basketball and Spencer Cuvelier Class of 2017 for being selected to play in the 2017 IOWA ALL STAR Shrine Football game. 

Stadium Update
Work is underway on the CADET stadium project. This past week Mehmert Tiling started site work, demolishing the old bleachers, concession stand and bathrooms.  Next up will be grading and digging footings. 

It is GREAT having local contractors and CADET alumni involved with this project!  

A BIG SHOUT OUT to Eric "Skinny" Carolan, Crestwood Class of 2007. He was the machinery operator that took the Stadium down.  Very impressive skills!  

Instructional Hours missed due to Weather
Howard-Winn operates on instructional hours as opposed to instructional days. The State requires 1,080 hours of instruction each year. This past year the Howard-Winn school calendar planned for weather delays and cancelations, with 64 "extra hours built in".  

It is important to note school missed beyond the allotment, by law, must be made up.  

As of January 20, we have 19 hours "left in the bank". With February weather and FOG ahead of us, we could exceed the 19 hours remaining. Any time beyond the 19 hours missed will be made up beginning May 26th.  

The IOWA School Report Card
The Iowa School Report Card is a new system to show how each public school is performing on certain educational measures. The system assigns schools one of six overall ratings: ExceptionalHigh-PerformingCommendableAcceptableNeeds Improvement, and Priority. The ratings are based on each school’s performance over a two-year period on up to eight educational measures.
The Iowa School Report Card was developed by the Iowa Department of Education. The site meets a legislative requirement and aligns with Department efforts to provide Iowans easier access to meaningful education statistics and to pair accountability and support for schools.  
The ratings are based on the following educational measures:

  • Proficiency: The percentage of students scoring proficient or better on reading and mathematics assessments.
  • College and Career-Ready Growth: The percentage of students who are making the year-to-year growth necessary to be ready for college and career training by the end of high school.
  • Annual Expected Growth: The percentage of students making a year of academic growth in a year’s time on reading and mathematics assessments.
  • Closing Achievement Gap: A measure that reflects a statewide goal of narrowing the gap in achievement for students with disabilities, students who are eligible for free and reduced-price meals, and English Language Learners.
  • College and Career Readiness: The percentage of students who score at or above a level of performance on reading and mathematics assessments that predicts a higher probability of postsecondary success. (Middle/high schools only.)
  • Graduation Rate: The percentage of ninth-grade students who finished high school within five years. (High schools only.)
  • Attendance: The average daily attendance of students, which is the total number of days students were enrolled and present divided by the total number of possible attendance days.
  • Staff Retention: The percentage of teachers, school administrators and other licensed staff members who remained employed in a school over consecutive school years.
Crestwood Secondary and Elementary Schools both received Acceptable ratings this year. For more information visit:

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. 

The Dollars For Scholars Phonathon will be February 1st and 2nd! 

Calling will start at 6:00 p.m. 

THANK YOU for your support of #2020HowardWinn

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