High School Principal's Message

Dave Bowen

Tackling 2020-2021 Knight Style!

Oh, how the world has changed in the last several months!  We finish up the 2019-20 school year in a remote learning environment, conduct a virtual graduation ceremony, prep over the summer for a new year, and start the 2020-21 school year together with health and safety protocols that we never anticipated.  Stepping up to the challenge, our student body and staffulty is moving forward with the education process on campus while adjusting and providing as much of a normal climate as possible.  

What have we learned and continue to process in the midst of this new world of education?  First and foremost, I have witnessed students and teachers making remote learning work, while yearning for the personal connections that a traditional school day provides.  The face to face contact and its importance have come to the forefront.  Academics, social-emotional connections, and extra-curricular activities combine to prepare our young people for the future.  As a district, we are embracing this connection through our Portrait of a Graduate.  The Portrait encompasses five clear-cut and solid competencies of which we want our students to learn and embrace as they participate and complete their educational careers at Crestview.  The competencies, which have been compiled by our district design team over a period of several months with several levels of input, include being an Innovative Thinker, Invested Worker, Informed Citizen, Interpersonal Communicator, and an Integrity-Driven Decision Maker.  With a renewed emphasis, our staff will connect the learning process in their respective disciplines to the Portrait.

As we value each and every day, I have personally challenged our students and staffulty to face the obstacles that we are presented with a calm and clear approach, handling them and moving forward as a collective whole.  With this in mind, I have challenged our high school community to Chase Excellence!  Crestview is known for its academic and extra-curricular success throughout the state of Ohio.  Our students will strive to uphold our tradition that is invested in the future with challenges that no other CHS student body has faced.  Collectively, we will continue to work diligently to make our community proud and prepare our future leaders of tomorrow.  Go Knights!

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