The 2013-14 school year is off and running and we are finding our rhythm at Crestview Middle School. Interim reports are being sent home with students today. It’s hard to believe that we are in mid-October
with November approaching quickly! With that being said, I would like to offer a few informational items
at this time of what is occurring and upcoming at Crestview Middle School.
The 1:1 laptop initiative has been well-received. Students are using their laptops consistently
throughout the day to gather information and “dig deeper” into lessons being taught. Engagement
in the classroom has increased; the world is at the fingertips of our students in every class. This has
been a tremendous step for us to take as an educational entity, and our students and teachers are
making it a positive experience. Please remind your child to treat the laptop with care and remind
him/her that it cannot be handled like one of their textbooks.Overall, thanks to your support,
our students are engaging the learning process with technology at an unprecedented level.
Being a safe school is paramount for all of us as teachers and parents at Crestview Middle School. During the month of
October,we will be conducting our annual safe school drill. In the past, every single step has been scripted; this year’s drill is
intentionally not as formally organized. Prior to the school year starting, our staff was presented with a professional
development session provided through the Ohio Attorney General’s office. The safe school procedure will be announced
as a drill, but at this time, teachers and students do not know exactly when it will occur or where their “safe spot” is located,
which has been past practice. While it is our hope to never enact the steps of a lockdown due to an intruder, it is our goal
to be as prepared as possible if the situation would occur, and part of that preparation is to have administrators, students,
teachers, and law enforcement personnel work together for the safety of all.
Our magazine sales fundraiser for the middle school kicked off on Tuesday, October 08. It will wrap-up on Thursday, October 17. Money raised from the sale will go toward activities and events for our middle school students. One such event is the upcoming 8th grade incentive reward for the outstanding effort put forth by this year’s 8th graders on the OAA tests last spring. Other activities include our OAA prep day assembly materials and prizes, possible assembly speakers, and group/team incentive rewards, just to name a few. There is absolutely no obligation to purchase any magazines; however, there are individual and team incentives for student sales.
As mentioned above, interim reports are being sent home today. At the bottom of the interim report, you will see a fee statement. This fee may include a yearbook fee of $55. If you do not have a desire to purchase the yearbook which covers student life at both the middle school and high school levels, the fee of $55 will be waived. Please contact our student services secretary, Carol Kreischer, at 419-749-9100, ext. 6000, to have that fee removed so an accurate payment can occur.
Moreover, we are privileged to have the opportunity to teach your child. We have had a solid start to the school year and look forward to what the rest of the year has in store.
Upcoming Middle School dates of interest:
October 17 Magazine sale ends; 8th grade incentive reward cookout at Edgewood Park
October 23 Scheduled 2-hour delay for teacher professional development
November 2 Middle school dance sponsored by 8th grade
November 4-6 Otis Lennon/Stanford Achievement Testing—7th grade
November 7 8th grade tour of Vantage
November 25-26 Student-led conferences with parents