Friday, March 3, 2017

March 3, 2017 - 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 March 4th - March 10th:  
Saturday, March 4th:
                  NEIBA Jazz Festival @ Independence
                  Tri-State Middle School Honor Band @ Decorah
Sunday, March 5th:
2:00           Junior High performance of the Musical "Aladdin" in the CHS Auditorium
4:00           Costa Rica Meeting in the CHS Cafeteria
5:00           Junior High performance of the Musical "Aladdin" in the CHS Auditorium

Monday, March 6th:
                  No School - Teacher In-Service/Workday
                  No Classes at NICC - Spring Break

Tuesday, March 7th:  
                  No Classes at NICC - Spring Break
9:00           High School Success Team Meeting 
6:00           Wrestling Pot-luck in the CHS Cafeteria      
Wednesday, March 8th:   
                  No Classes at NICC - Spring Break  
                  Iowa Assessements at Crestwood Secondary 
1:45           JH Success Team Meeting

Thursday, March 9th:
                   No Classes at NICC - Spring Break
                   Iowa Assessments at Crestwood Secondary
10:30          Sector Board Follow-up meeting at NICC
2:30            Alternative School Meeting
7:30            High School Mid-Winter Band Concert in the CHS Auditorium

Friday, March 10th:     
                   No Classes at NICC - Spring Break       
                   Battle of the Border Wrestling in the CHS Gym

Iowa Assessments
On Wednesday, March 8th and Thursday, March 9th all students in grades 7-11 will be taking the Iowa Assessments.  We will run an alternate schedule on those days, which is listed below.

Information about our student’s academic achievement is needed to help them excel and succeed. The Iowa Assessments make this possible by providing detailed information about each student in a variety of important content areas including Reading, English Language Arts, Mathematics and Science. 
  • The Iowa Assessments help determine how students are performing on the state curriculum as described in the Iowa Core. 
  • The Iowa Assessments measure student growth and progress from year to year.  
  • The Iowa Assessments help teachers identify a student’s strengths and identify areas that may need additional emphasis. 
  • The assessments produce information that enable sound decision making and provide a focus for teachers to evaluate their instruction.
The Iowa Assessments provide information about your our student’s performance relative to the school, the state of Iowa, and the nation. 

In order to take NICC concurrent courses, students must be proficient on the reading, math, and science tests. 
If a student is not proficient in reading, they may be required to take additional courses. 

Beyond determining proficiency levels, the results from the Iowa Assessments can be helpful in many ways to many people. The tests provide parents, students, and educators with information on what students know and can do in key academic areas. 

Schedule for Testing on Wednesday, March 8th and Thursday, March 9th
8:15-8:45 1st period
8:48-9:18 2nd period
9:21-9:51 3rd period
9:54 -11:51 HomeBase - Iowa Assessment Time
11:54-1:04 5th period
1:07-1:37 4th period
1:40-2:10 6th period
2:13-2:43 7th period
2:46-3:15 8th period

In February, 464 student-led conferences were held for parents and students in grades 7-12. This equates to an 81.1% attendance and participation rate from families. A number of conferences were currently pending following conference week and have been held or are rescheduled for the near future. In cases where a parent or guardian are not able to come to school, students will share their portfolio with another adult at school. These numbers are down slightly from the Fall, where we had 87.5% attendance and participation.

Thank you parents that were able to attend the student-led conferences this past week. Considerable research documents that parent involvement in a child's education is directly related to positive outcomes, such as higher academic achievement, student school attendance, student and parent perceptions of classroom and school climate, as well as student attitudes and behavior. We also want parents to have a good understanding of their child's achievement at school. One of the many ways for parents to be involved in their child's education is to attend school conferences - we appreciate your active involvement. 


Crestwood Junior High will present a musical production of Disney's Aladdin.

There will be 3 performances:

Friday, March 3rd - 7:00 PM
Sunday, March 5th - 2:00 PM
Sunday, March 5th - 5:00 PM


Adults: $5
Students: $3
4 and under: Free

The show will be in the Crestwood High School Auditorium.

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