High School Principal's Message

Dave Bowen We are off and rolling with the first grading period of the 2018-19 school year under our belt.  Our students and staff have adjusted positively to new leadership at a level that I could not have anticipated.  Simply put, we have had an OUTSTANDING start to the school year.  Expectations of academic excellence have been set high and our students are working hard to achieve these expectations.  Teachers are challenging students with rigorous academic content while also empathizing and being compassionate when needed. Humanistic experiences allow all of us to work forward toward the common goal of excellence!   Our student body has also worked hard to excel in the many extra-curricular activities in which they have an opportunity to participate.

If I could pick one group to highlight from the fall at this time, it would be our cross country runners and coaches.  Having served as the district’s athletic administrator for fifteen years, I cannot say enough about the leadership provided to the program by Mr. Jeff Bagley.  Cross country is a unique sport where student-athletes push themselves for both team and individual excellence.  It is one of the sports that I believe is the most mentally and physically grueling, and it takes a special young person to participate.  The student-athlete must bring a mental toughness to the sport that challenges him or her to better his or her time at each sound of the starting gun.  Coach Bagley and his staff do an outstanding job of instilling focused work habits in our student-athletes.  And, like our other extra-curricular sports and activities, I truly believe that these habits go hand-in-hand with academic effort.  We are Crestview because of our outstanding students and staff who understand that being sharp in all facets of the school experience enable us to reach extremely high levels of success.  This year’s cross country season finds the girls’ team and the boys’ Wyatt Richardson participating at the regional level.  Good luck to them as well as all of our extra-curricular participants as we continue through the school year.

Before you know it, the leaves will be off of the trees, and the white stuff will be covering the ground.  With the change of seasons, we will see ourselves completely immersed in the middle of the 2018-19 school year.  I look forward to seeing our students focus on preparing themselves and reaching for the goals that they have set for themselves.  Goals that promote habits that will prepare them for the future.  Go Knights!
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