Friday, May 19, 2017

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





Mountain Climbers
The Mountain Climber Recognition Program was initiated at Crestwood High School in order to recognize students for improving or maintaining excellence in their academics, behavior, or overall citizenship. Many students face situations that require them to overcome adversity in order for them to reach their full potential in school. Nominated by Crestwood High School students or staff,  this is a testament to these individuals and their positive impact they have had on our school community.  Congratulations to Elizabeth Loberg, Dylan Johnson, Alysa Osmonson and Kevin Pira.  You have made a difference! 

New Faces to CADET NATION
New Dean of Students / Activities Director
Welcome Greg Hiemstra, CRESTWOOD's new Dean of Students / Activities Director! Mr. Hiemstra is coming to CADET NATION from Garner-Hayfield-Ventura Jr-Sr High School where he has taught Social Studies and Coached. Good things are happening! 

Welcome Coach Erickson!
CADET NATION's new HEAD VOLLEYBALL COACH Kelly Erickson and her family was on campus last week. Mrs. Erickson had a chance to tour the campus, her children and husband visited classrooms, and she meet with Volleyball TEAM members.  Besides coaching Volleyball, Mrs. Erickson will teach Spanish at Crestwood High School. 


Superintendent Finalists 
The Howard-Winneshiek Board of Education is excited to have on campus Monday the two finalists for Superintendent, Dr. Timothy Cronin and Mr. Theodore Ihns.  Monday, finalists will meet with stakeholder groups.  

Dr. Cronin is currently Superintendent of Schools for the Central City Community School District in Central City, Iowa.  In addition to serving multiple leadership positions, Dr. Cronin is Adjunct Lecturer at the College of Education, University of Iowa. 

Mr. Ihns has had numerous leadership positions and currently serves as Principal at Pine Bend Elementary School in Minnesota.  Part of Mr. Ihns professional career includes having taught K-6 Physical Education at Howard-Winneshiek Community School. 

Shout Outs! 
Way to go TRACK athletes: Katie Saner, Ellie Friesen, Brynn Bodermann, Annie Mast, Sharon Goodman, Chris Guest and Spencer Cuvelier for qualifying for the STATE TRACK MEET at Drake University in Des Moines. Also "way to go" CADET golfer Alex Kerian who advanced in State Tournament play! CADET NATION is PROUD of you ALL! 

Cadet Softball and Baseball get underway!
Summer sports get underway next week!  Be sure to come and support the CADETS! 


The Class of 2017
Sunday, May 21, we will gather in the Crestwood High School Field house to celebrate the graduation of the class of 2017!  It has been an extreme pleasure to know these young people and it is my belief they are "doers" and "achievers". The class of 2017 is a reflection of all that is good and right not only in Howard and Winneshiek counties, but also the State of Iowa.  I have heard many times that the fate of our Nation is in the hands of our young people.  Knowing the class of 2017, our future is in VERY good hands.  God Bless the class of 2017 and their families.  
John Carver, Superintendent of Schools 

Bus Contract Settled
This past week the Howard-Winneshiek Community School District and AFSCME Iowa Council 61 (Bus Drivers) concluded contract negotiations with a settlement. All language will remain the same for one year and wage increase of 1.8% based on the employees current step was agreed to.  

The last week of the 2016-17 school year!
Tuesday, May 23
5:00pm
 JV/V Baseball vs Clayton Ridge (H)
5:30pm
 JV/V Softball vs Osage (T)
Wednesday, May 24
5:00pm
 JV/V Baseball vs Saint Ansgar (H)
5:30pm
 JV/V Softball vs MFL MarMac (H)
Thursday, May 25
4:30pm
 JV/V Baseball vs North Fayette Valley (T)
5:30pm
 V DH Softball vs Charles City (H)
Friday, May 26
 End of 4th quarter - Last day of school
Monday, May 29
 MEMORIAL DAY
 Memorial Day Band Performances

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