Members of the Crestview High School class of 2021 were recently recognized with academic awards, special recognition and scholarships at their Senior Convocation.
Crestview High School was named one of America’s Best High Schools by U.S. News & World Report ranking 55th among Ohio high schools, 1770th nationally, and first in Van Wert County.
The Crestview Girls’ Basketball program concluded its season with head coach Mark Gregory, along with his coaching staff, recognizing the teams’ accomplishments throughout their season that ended with a trip to the State tournament.
The Crestview Football program concluded its season with head coach Jared Owens, along with his coaching staff, recognizing the team’s accomplishments throughout the season.
Crestview Local Schools
Alternate Learning Schedule
Through the collection of data and district-level discussion, Crestview will implement an "alternate schedule" with a mix of remote and onsite (face-to-face) learning days. Staff will report to the building during this time, and students will be experiencing a combination of on-site and remote learning. The purpose of this document is to share the district's plan at the high school level of what an alternate learning schedule entails. In part, the schedule below is a result of information shared and experienced as it relates to Covid-19 and contact tracing.
High school students with last names starting with A-L will attend school in the building every Monday, Wednesday, and every other Friday. This group of students will be referred to as our BLUE! group.
High School students with last names starting M-Z will meet in the building every Tuesday, Thursday, and every other Friday. This group of students will be referred to as our RED! group.
If we have a cancellation of school for any reason (inclement weather--fog), this day will not be made up the next day. The next day will be what is scheduled in the rotation.
Our alternate learning schedule will begin Thursday, October 15.
Thursday, October 15 RED!
Friday, October 16 BLUE!
Monday, October 19 BLUE!
Tuesday, October 20 RED!
Wednesday, October 21 BLUE!
Thursday, October 22 RED!
Friday, October 23 RED!
Monday, October 26 BLUE!
Tuesday, October 27 RED!
Wednesday, October 28 BLUE!
Thursday, October 29 RED!
Friday, October 30 BLUE!
On Wednesday, October 28, we will reevaluate our status as it relates to Covid-19 and contact tracing to determine our schedule starting on Monday, November 2. We will communicate the schedule (traditional, continued alternate, or remote) on Wednesday, October 28, for the week starting November 2.
Onsite Learning (face-to-face)- Students will follow their normal 8-period day schedule (no modified block) while in the building with school starting at the regular time of 8 a.m.
Remote Learning students will follow the same 8-period day schedule as though in the building. This will assist in providing continuity to the educational process.
Students are expected to be in their core classes via Zoom on remote learning days in order to be counted present. If students are unable to attend due to illness or other tech-related reasons, a parent must contact the office sharing information as to why the student is absent.
Assignments and other activities will be posted on Google Classroom as well.
Currently, we will maintain our established schedule for extra-curricular activities. Students who are not in the building on a given day will be allowed to enter the building no earlier than 3:15 p.m. and must report to their designated area directly.
I personally wish to say thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we move forward. Our student body and staff has done an outstanding job of handling the challenges of which we are faced. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns that you may have.
On Thursday, July 2, the Planning Guide for Ohio Schools and Districts was released by Governor DeWine in conjunction with the Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio Department of Education.
of students from any Ohio district through “Open Enrollment” for the 2020-2021 school year.
The Crestview soccer program held its post-season awards banquet to recognize athletes for their hard work throughout the season. Coach John Dowler and his staff presented Northwest Conference Scholar-Athlete and special awards during the event.
The Convoy Community Foundation, in conjunction with Crestview High School, established the “Crestview High School RMA Award” in 2017. This award is presented to students who exhibit strong moral character, leadership, service, and school pride – all vital pieces of the Right Mental Attitude. Student recipients were nominated by faculty, staff and administration. The first round of RMA recipients this school year include: Hannah Schmiesing, Gavin Etzler, Ellie Vining, Chamberlynn Couts, Sarah Thomas, Josh Buffenbarger, Breck Rumschlag and Drew Mosier.
The Foundation, led by president Greg Kulwicki, funds the purchase of t-shirts for the recipients along with gifts from the Convoy community merchants: Knight Pizza, D’s on Main, the Three-Thirteen Company, Pizza Hut, Shear Magic, the Sophisticut, the Secret Garden, Thrivent Financial, Convoy Quik Mart and Gibby’s Barnyard BBQ in Convoy.
The Crestview Golf program recently held their awards night to recognize the team and its success throughout the season. Coaches Jeremy Best and Tim Hurst presented players with several awards and special recognition for both the girls’ and boys’ programs.
Special award winners were Faye Moran (Most Improved), Brianna Hahn (Most Valuable Golfer), Tanner Myers (Most Improved), Scott Bowman (Knight Pride Award), and Dillon Underwood (Knight Pride Award, Most Valuable Golfer, NWC 2nd Team Honors).
Crestview High School has announced its 2019 homecoming court which includes freshmen Jorja Forwerck and Kyle Buckner, juniors Kali Small and Trever Sheets, senior candidates for queen and king Lexi Ward, Drew Mosier, Ragen Harting, Isaiah LaTurner, Rosie Bogle, Colby Swager, and sophomores Lauren Walls and Hunter Rothgeb.
Homecoming week events will begin with a parade on Wednesday at 6:30pm with the Powderpuff game immediately following ($4 admission). Friday the coronation ceremony will begin at approximately 6:30pm prior to the Knights’ varsity football game against Spencerville. Finally, the week will wrap up with a dance for high school students on Saturday from 8-11pm ($4 entrance fee).
Tickets for the varsity football game at Parkway on Friday, Aug. 30th will be on sale in the AD office on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
THERE WILL BE NO PRESALE ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY SINCE SCHOOL IS NOT IN SESSION.
Crestview will be presenting “The Addams Family” musical Nov. 2 & 3. Musical auditions will be from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22 on the stage. Audition packets and the google classroom code are on the stage and the sign-up for auditions is on the stage door. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to be in a really fun show!
Crestview bus routes have been updated for the 2019-2020 school year. Descriptions of each route are described below.
Route #1: (Driver: Dave Springer, Bus #9)
Leave Crestview. West on Tully Street to Main Street (becomes St Rt 49). North on State Route Rt 49. Cross US 30 to Lincoln Hwy. West on Lincoln Hwy, turn around at 5561 Lincoln Hwy. East then South on Lincoln Hwy to US 30. West on US 30 to Lare Road. North on Lare Rd. to Elm Sugar Road. East on Elm Sugar Road to Convoy Heller Rd. North on Convoy Heller Road to Van Wert Paulding Co Line Road. East on Van Wert Paulding Co Line Road to Dull Robinson Road. South on Dull Robinson Road to Elm Sugar Road. East on Elm Sugar Road to Colwell Road. South on Colwell Road to Feasby Wisener Road. West on Feasby Wisener Road to Dull Robinson Road. South on Dull Robinson Road to Dixon Cavett Road. East on Dixon Cavett Road to Richey Road. South on Richey Road to Bowers Road. West on Bowers Road Turnaround at 7808 Bowers Road. East on Bowers Road to Dull Robinson Road. South on Dull Robinson Road to Convoy Road. East on Convoy Road to Richey Road. South on Richey Road to US 30. West on US 30 to Colwell Road. North on Colwell Road to Pollock Road. West on Pollock Road to Ward Road. North on Ward Road. Turnaround at 4369 Ward Road. South on Ward Road to Pollock Road. West on Pollock Road to Lincoln Highway. Southwest on Lincoln Highway to Convoy Heller Road. South on Convoy Heller Road. Cross US 30. continue on St Rt 49 (becomes Main Street) to Tully Street. East on Tully Street to Crestview.
Route #2: (Driver: Owen Pugh, Bus #2 )
Leave Crestview. East on Tully Street (becomes Convoy Road) to US 30. Southeast on US 30 to John Brown Road. North on John Brown Road to Union Pleasant. West on Union Pleasant to Liberty Union Road. North on Liberty Union Road to Fife Road. East on Fife Road to John Brown Road. North on John Brown Road to Dixon Cavett Road. West on Dixon Cavett Road to Liberty Union Road. North on Liberty Union Road to Elm Sugar Road. East on Elm Sugar Road to John Brown Road. South on John Brown Road to Feasby Wisener Road. East on Feasby Wisener Road to Dutch John Road. South on Dutch John Road to Dixon Cavett Road. East on Dixon Cavett Road. Turnaround at Railroad Street. West on Dixon Cavett Road to John Brown Road. South on John Brown Road to Fife Road. East on Fife Road to Dutch John Road. South on Dutch John Road. Turnaround 5418 Dutch John Road. North on Dutch John Road to Fife Road. East on Fife Road to US 127. South on US 127 to Convoy Road. West on Convoy Road to Dutch John Road. South on Dutch John Road to Union Pleasant Road. West on Union Pleasant Road to John Brown Road. North on John Brown Road. Turnaround 5445 John Brown Road. South on John Brown Road to Convoy Road. West on Convoy Road to Richey Road. South on Richey Road to US 30. West on US 30 to Convoy Road. West on Convoy Road (becomes Tully Street) to Crestview.
Route #3: (Driver: Judy Perrott, Bus #5)
Leave Crestview. East on Tully Street (becomes Convoy Road) to Colwell Road. South Colwell Road to Lincoln Highway. East on Lincoln Highway to Richey Road. North on Richey Road. Open Enrollment stop at Hat Creek Arena. North on Richey Road to Pearson Road. West on Pearson to Dull Robinson Road. North on Dull Robinson Road. Turnaround at Dull Robinson Road. South on Dull Robinson Road to Monmouth Road. West on Monmouth Road to Bergner Road. South on Bergner Road to Harrison Center Road. West on Harrison Center Road. Turnaround at 4676 Harrison Center Road. East on Harrison Center to St Rt 49. North on St Rt 49 to Monmouth Road. East on Monmouth Road to Bergner. North on Bergner Road to Lincoln Highway. West on Lincoln Highway to Convoy Road. West on Convoy Road (becomes Tully Street) to Crestview.
Route #4: (Driver: Sherry Kitson, Bus #17)
Leave Crestview. West on Tully Street to St Rt 49. South on St Rt 49 (becomes Convoy Heller Road) to Kreischer Road. East on Kreischer Road to Bergner Road. South on Bergner Road to Germann Church Road. West on Germann Church Road to North/South Glenmore Road. South on Glenmore Road to East/West Glenmore Road. East on Glenmore Road. Turnaround at 6879 Glenmore Road. West on Glenmore to North/South Glenmore Road. South on Glenmore Road to Main Street. West on Main Street to Front Street. West on Front Street (becomes East/West Glenmore) to Schumm Road. South on Schumm Road to Ainsworth Road. West on Ainsworth Road to Clayton Road. South on Clayton Road. Turnaround 15699 Clayton Road. North on Clayton Road to Wren Landeck. West on Wren Landeck. Turnaround 4906 Wren Landeck Road. East on Wren Landeck Road to Harrison Willshire Road. North on Harrison Willshire Road to White Road. East on White Road to Convoy Heller Road. North on Convoy Heller Road to Germann Church Road. West on Germann Church Road to Harrison Willshire Road. North on Harrison Willshire Road to Kreischer Road. East on Kreischer Road to Convoy Heller Road. North on Convoy Heller Road (becomes St Rt 49) to Tully Street. East on Tully Street to Crestview.
Route #5: (Drivers: Subs- Randy Mollenkopf-AM; Jeff Helm-PM, Bus #8)
West on Tully Street to St Rt 49. South on St Rt 49 to US 224. West on US 224 to Harrison Willshire Road. South on Harrison Willshire Road to Foster School Road. West on Foster School Road to Balliet Road. North on Balliet Road to US 224. West on US 224 to St Rt 49. South on St Rt 49 to Harrison Willshire Road Line Road. West on Harrison Willshire Line Road to OH/IN State Line Road. South on OH/IN State Line Road to Wren Landeck Road. East on Wren Landeck Road to State Street. South on State Street to St Rt 49. West on Sheets Road to OH/IN State Line Road. Turnaround at the end of Sheets Road. East on Sheets Road to St Rt 49. North on St Rt 49 to Jackson Street. East on Jackson Street to Bus Stop at Park Sign. South on Pine Street to Main Street. West on Main Street to St Rt 49. North on St Rt 49 to US 224. East on US 224 to Bergner Road. North on Bergner Road to Harrison Center Road. West on Harrison Center Road to St Rt 49. North on St Rt 49 to Tully Street. East on Tully Street to Crestview.
Route #6: (Driver: Linda Clay, Bus #15)
Leave Crestview. West on Tully Street to St Rt 49. South on St Rt 49 to Monmouth Road. West on Monmouth Road to Kings Church Road. South on Kings Church Road to US Rt 224. West on US 224 to OH/IN State Line Road. North on OH/IN State Line Road to Harrison Center Road. East on Harrison Center Road to Kings Church Road. North on Kings Church Road to Monmouth Road. West on Monmouth Road to State Line Road. North on State Line Road to Wolfcale Road. East on Wolfcale Road to Kings Church Road. North on Kings Church Road to Tully Harrison Road. West on Tully Harrison Road. Turnaround at 7422 Tully Harrison Road. East on Tully Harrison Road to Pancake Road. South on Pancake Road to Wolfcale Road. East on Wolfcale Road to Harrison Willshire Road. South on Harrison Willshire Road. Turnaround 8553 Harrison Willshire Road. North on Harrison Willshire Road to Wolfcale Road. East on Wolfcale Road to St Rt 49. North on St Rt 49 to Tully Street. East on Tully Street to Crestview.
Route #7: (Drivers: Cheryl Hoover-AM, Kyle Hammons-PM, Bus #4)
Leave Crestview. West on Convoy Road to Payne Road. North on Payne Road. Turnaround at 5720 Payne Road. South on Payne Road to Convoy Road. West on Convoy Road to Shaner Road. North on Shaner Road. Turnaround at 5899 Shaner Road. South on Shaner Road to Convoy Road. East on Convoy Road to Payne Road. South on Payne Road to Convoy Road. West on Convoy Road to Reidenbach Road. South on Reidenbach Road. Turnaround at 7198 Reidenbach Road. North on Reidenbach Road to Convoy Road. West on Convoy Road to Lare Road. North on Lare Road. Turnaround 5336 Lare Road. South on Lare Road to Convoy Road. West on Convoy Road to Mentzer Church Road. North on Mentzer Church Road to Mentzer Road. East on Mentzer Road. Turnaround at 6549 Mentzer Road. West on Mentzer Road to Mentzer Church Road. North on Mentzer Church Road. Turnaround 4772 Mentzer Church Road. South on Mentzer Church Road to Mentzer Road. West on Mentzer Road to Werner Road. South on Werner Road to Wallace Road. West on Wallace Road. Turnaround 1422 Wallace Road. East on Wallace Road to Werner Road. South on Werner Road to Convoy Road. East on Convoy Road to Mentzer Road. South on Mentzer Road to Tully Harrison Road. East on Tully Harrison Road to St Rt 49. North on St Rt 49 to Tully Street. East on Tully Street to Crestview.
Route #8: (Drivers: Jared Owens-AM; Matt Perkins-PM, Bus #1)
Leave Crestview. East on Tully Street to Lincoln Highway. North/West on Lincoln Highway to Mentzer Road. West on Mentzer Road to Payne Road. South on Payne Road. Turnaround at 5500 Payne Road. North on Payne Road to Mentzer Road. West on Mentzer Road to Lare Road. North on Lare Road to Dixon Cavett. West on Dixon Cavett to OH/IN State Line Road. North on OH/IN State Line Road to US 30. East on US 30 to Krick Road. North on Krick Road. Turnaround 1227 Krick Road. South on Krick Road to US 30. West on US 30 to Klinger Road. South on Klinger Road to Elm Sugar Road. West on Elm Sugar Road to Werner Road. South on Werner Road. Turnaround 3367 Werner Road. North on Werner Road to Feasby Wisener Road. East on Feasby Wisener to Klinger Road. North on Klinger Road to Elm Sugar Road. East on Elm Sugar Road to Mentzer Church Road. South on Mentzer Church Road to Feasby Wisener Road. East on Feasby Wisener Road to Lare Road. South on Lare Road to Shaw Road. East on Shaw Road to payne Road. South on Payne Road to Waller Road. East on Waller Road to St Rt 49. South on St Rt 49 to Tully Street. East on Tully Street to Crestview.
Crestview Local Schools today announced its 2019-2020 program year policy for free and reduced price meals and/or milk for students unable to pay the full price of meals or milk served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast, After School Care Snack or Special Milk Programs. Each school office and the central office have a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party.
The Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines will be used to determine eligibility. Children from families whose annual income is at or below the federal guidelines are eligible for free and reduced-price meals or free milk if the school participates in the Special Milk Program.
Application forms are distributed to all homes in a letter to parents or guardians. To apply for free and reduced-price benefits, households should complete an application and return it to the school. Additional copies are available at the principal’s office. A complete application is required. Households which currently receive Special Nutrition Assistance Program Benefits (SNAP, formally known as food stamps) or Ohio Works First (OWF) funds for a child must provide the child’s name, the SNAP or OWF case number and signature of an adult household member on the application. Households that do not receive SNAP or OWF funds must provide the names of all household members, the last four digits of the Social Security Number of the adult signing the application or state “none” if the adult does not have a Social Security Number, the amount and source of income received by each household member, (state the monthly income) and the signature of an adult household member. If any of this information is missing, the school cannot process the application.
FREE HEALTH CARE: Families with children eligible for school meals may be eligible for FREE health care coverage through Medicaid and/or Ohio’s Healthy Start & Healthy Families programs. These programs include coverage for doctor visits, immunizations, physicals, prescriptions, dental, vision, mental health, substance abuse and more. Please call 1-800-324-8680 for more information or to request an application. Information can also be found on the web at http://jfs.ohio.gov/ohp/consumers/familychild.stm. Anyone who has an Ohio Medicaid card is already receiving these services.
The information provided on the application is confidential and will be used only for the purpose to determine eligibility and may be verified at any time during the school year by school or other program official. To discourage the possibility of misrepresentation, the application forms contain a statement above the space for signature certifying that all information furnished is true and correct. Applications are being made in connection with the receipt of federal funds. Schools or other officials may check the information on the application at any time during the school year. Deliberate misrepresentation of information may subject the applicant to prosecution under applicable state and federal laws.
Households will be notified of the approval or denial of benefits.
Foster children are categorically eligible for free meal benefits regardless of the household’s income. If a family has foster children living with them and wishes to apply for such meals or milk for them, contact the school for more information.
2019-2020 Public Release Last Revised: 3/2019
Under the provision of the policy, Mrs. Kathy Mollenkopf, Superintendent will review applications and determine eligibility. If a parent or guardian disagrees with the decision on the application or the result of verification, the decision may be discussed with the determining official on an informal basis. If a formal appeal is desired, the household has the right to a fair hearing. A fair hearing can be requested either orally or in writing from: Mr. John Auld, President, Crestview Board of Education, 8819 Bergner Road, Van Wert, OH 45891 phone (419) 749-9100
The policy contains an outline of the hearing procedure.
Households may apply for benefits any time during the school year. If a household is not currently eligible and if the household size increases or income decreases because of unemployment or other reasons, the family should contact the school to file a new application. Such changes may make the children of the family eligible for free or reduced-price benefits if the family income falls at or below the levels shown above.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
The Crestview Middle School and High School community is excited to begin the 2019-20 school year! Students in grades 7 thru 12 may pick up schedules on August 14th, 15th, and 16th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Students in grades 7 and 8 may pay student fees at this time.
High school students may pay laptop ($25), agenda/paper ($12), and/or yearbook ($55) fees as well. Students enrolled in driver’s education must pay for the course by Wednesday, August 21st. All other high school student fees will be accessed after the last day for possible high school schedule changes, August 23rd.
Registration for students new to Crestview Middle School and/or Crestview High School will begin on August 6th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please contact the student services department to set up an appointment by calling 419-749-9100, ext. 6000.
For our incoming 6th grade middle school students, orientation will be on Wednesday, August 14th at 6:30 p.m. in the auditeria. Student fee information will be presented and may be paid at this time.
The first day of school for students will be on Wednesday, August 21st, starting at 8 a.m.
High School Honor Roll 3.75 – 4.00
12th grade: Hannah Bouillon, Elizabeth Bowen, Emma Bowen, Sarah Haggerty, Jacquelyn LeMieux, Avery McCoy, Caitlin O’Hagan, Lauren Schumm, Austin Sheets, Olivia Skelton, Haley Speith, Chelsea Taylor, Rayana Thatcher, and Hannah Weaver. 11th grade: Hannah Barnes, Roselynn Bogle, Chloee Case, Cameron Cearns, Liliana Dietrich, Morgan Dowler, Hope Goings, Alexis Gregory, Alexis Harter, Ragen Harting, Laney Jones, Michael Joseph, Danee Krouse, Isaiah LaTurner, Andrew Mosier, Salex Overmyer, Delmer Risley, Brandon Sherman, Kaden Short, Sarah Simmons, Colby Swager, Olivia Torrey, and Dillon Underwood. 10th grade: Vincent Adam, Olivia Cunningham, Kalen Etzler, Breena Grace, Sophia Kline, Carson Kreischer, Audrey Lichtensteiger, Amanda Macki, Faye Morgan, Kaitlyn Motycka, Brian Myers, Lindsey Schumm, and Hannah Turpening. 9th grade: Sierra Bates, Ethan Best, Kaygen Bogle, Payton Bontempo, Jazmine Boroff, Allison Dingus, Emily Greulach, Alyssa Hoersten, Kaylee Pawlick, Brynn Putman, Sophia Saylor, Haley Sheets, Maisee Short, Jenessa Sparks, Alexia Taylor, Ellie Vining, Lauren Walls, and Kathryn Williamson.
High School Merit Roll 3.25 – 3.74
12th grade: Kimberly Adams, Ashley Call, Derick Dealey, Olivia Dealey, Ryleigh Dye, Javin Etzler, Emily Fegley, Chase Forwerck, Jaylen Jefferson, Andrew Kline, Kassidy Klinger, Codi Miller, Clancey Morgan, Griffin Painter, Brant Richardson, Devan Roberts, Riley Saylor, Wade Sheets, Savannah Smith, Alyssa Taylor, Riley Wilson, and Erika Younts. 11th grade: Lauryn Black, Aleigh Chesbro, Aubrey Gebert, Samantha Klinger, Madelyn Lamb, Danil Lichtensteiger, Aurora Longstreth, Lydia Saylor, Alyssa Sparks, Alexis Ward, Madalyn Ward, Kaylee Wolford, and Amber Young. 10th grade: Ian Bailey, Lindsey Barnes, Brody Brecht, Dalton Castle, Chamberlynn Couts, Olivia Dirr, Logan Gerardot, Raegan Hammons, Adalynn Longstreth, Tanner Myers, Nevaeh Pruett, Jade Sheaffer, Hailey Speaks, Zachary Springer, Alexandra Stefanek, David Braxton Strunkenburg, Makala Sully, Kirsten Swander, Andrea Tussing, and Jordan Updegrove. 9th grade: Kiara Anderson, Jacob Dealey, Hannah Dickson, Landin Friemoth, Payton Helstad, Chloee Helt, Carmen Hoersten, Grace Jewel, Daevon Kline, Alexis Lazarus, Ayden Lichtensteiger, Hope Loyer, Alexis Parrish, Bailey Pollock, Jayden Renner, Kylee Reno, Noah Riggenbach, Evan Scarlett, Zoie Sites, and Hayden Tomlinson.
High School Commendable Roll 3.00 – 3.24
Crestview High School senior, Chelsea Taylor, daughter of Dr. Darrin Taylor and Shanay Taylor, recently announced her appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. Taylor plans to major in aeronautical or astronautical engineering while studying at the Academy.
Taylor’s nomination for the prestigious academy came from U.S. Congressman Bob Latta and U.S. Senator Rob Portman which she described as a long but beneficial process. “I grew a lot as a person and learned about myself during the application and appointment because it was a period of self-reflection through essays and interviews. I learned to take things one step at a time and to celebrate every small victory,” said Taylor.
Taylor spent her high school years excelling academically while staying busy and involved in her community. She worked her way through leadership positions as a gymnastics coach, KEY (Kindness Empowering You) founder, and captain of her sports teams. Throughout this time she learned from others and learned more about herself. “I taught myself that it is okay not to be perfect, to learn from every mistake, and to become stronger through every hardship.”
Overall, Taylor expressed a great deal of gratitude for the appointment and looks forward to what this opportunity will bring. “I have dreamed of this since middle school. Since then, my life has been turned upside down more than once and things turned out differently than I expected. So for me to be able to attend USAFA is something I do not take for granted. I understand my appointment was given to me for a reason, and I will commit my life to fulfilling this purpose that God has graciously given me.”
Olivia Skelton, Crestview High School senior, recently accepted an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point for the Class of 2023. Olivia is the daughter of Wes and Tina Skelton.
While attending West Point, Skelton plans to major in Space Science or Aeronautical Engineering with an interest in branching to aviation and becoming a pilot or combat engineer.
Skelton received a nomination from U.S. Congressman Robert Latta and U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown and she described the process as a long one. “It was a very rewarding feeling to complete everything and very cool to meet new people and form new relationships along the way,” said Skelton.
Throughout high school Skelton took classes she was interested in but always tried to challenge herself with AP and honors classes while participating in extracurricular activities. Extra training was required for the interview and physical tests of the process. “I made sure to practice my responses to help my confidence. I also had to train for the Candidate Fitness Assessment (CFA) in the midst of all of my other activities which was tough. I think that training and learning how to manage my time throughout the whole process is something I can take with me to the Academy,” said Skelton.
Excitement of the appointment has Skelton looking forward to the next chapter of her life. She said, “I am unbelievably excited to receive my appointment. I feel very blessed to have this opportunity, and I cannot wait to begin my 47-month experience at West Point.”
The U.S. Military Academy at West Point is a four-year, co-educational, federal, liberal arts college located 50 miles north of New York City. It was founded it 1802 as America’s first college of engineering and continues today as the world’s premier leader-development institution, consistently ranked among top colleges in the country. Its mission remains constant – to educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country and prepared for a career of professional excellence and service to the nation as an officer in the U.S. Army.
Crestview senior, Olivia Skelton, accepts her appointment to the U. S. Military Academy at West Point. Parents Tina and Wes Skelton along with her siblings and grandparents, and Brian Chaka, West Point Admissions Liaison, joined her for the acceptance.
The Crestview Boys’ Basketball and Basketball Cheerleading programs concluded their season with boys’ basketball head coach Jeremy Best, along with his coaching staff, and cheerleading coach Halle Beougher recognizing their teams’ accomplishments throughout their season that ended with a State Championship.
Crestview Knight-Vision along with the high school chorus, jazz band, and middle school swing choir will be presenting their annual dinner theater March 29 & 30 at 6:30 p.m. in the Crestview auditeria. Tickets for “A Knight in the Jungle” will go on sale Thursday, March 7 in the teacher’s dining room attached to the auditeria to families with performing seniors from 6:30 – 6:45 p.m., followed by juniors 6:45 – 7:00, sophomores 7:00 – 7:15, freshmen 7:15 – 7:30, and middle school 7:30-7:45. At 7:45, tickets will go on sale to the
general public until 8:00. Ticket
prices are $13. Ticket sales will
conclude March 14. For more information, you may call Danille
Hancock at 419-749-9100 ext. 2113.
As a result of missed days due to
weather-related cancellations, Crestview Local Schools will extend the school
day by 45 minutes over the course of 18 school days with classes ending at
3:45pm instead of 3pm. Extended days will include: March 11-15, March 18-21
(not on March 22), March 25-29, and April 1-4 (not on April 5).
School will also be in session Monday, April
22, which was previously a scheduled day off. In addition, early releases for
March 13 and May 1 are cancelled.
At this time, the last day of school for
students will remain Tuesday, May 28.
Crestview junior Morgan Dowler was recently awarded a “Silver Key” award from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for her piece titled “Oh, Honey”. Dowler’s artwork was inspired by broken pieces of drainage field tile and is on display at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art through April 7th.
The Scholastic Art & Writing
Awards features the Gold and Silver Key winning art and writing by students in
grades 7-12 from Northern Indiana and Northwest Ohio. It has grown into what is
now a model program for the rest of the country, exhibiting the best student
artwork and writing of the region in the FWMoA galleries. The exhibition
features hundreds of paintings, drawings, sculptures, graphics, photographs,
mixed-media projects, and all genre of written pieces, each expressing topics
that inspire creative teens today.
Team members, with Principal Dave Bowen, are
Hannah Bouillon, Vincent Adams, Colby Swager and Chelsea Taylor. The team is
coached by Sandy Grooms.
Monday, January 7 from 7:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. in the athletic office to VARSITY boys’ basketball coaches and players for immediate family. Immediate family is defined by family members living in the player’s household as well as grandparents.
Tuesday, January 8 from 7:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. in the athletic office to all of the above as well as for the immediate family of varsity cheerleaders, stats, and managers.
Wednesday, January 9 to students and the general public from 6-7 p.m. in the HS office.
The Crestview High School Student Council recently held its annual Winter Carnival to raise money for Lee Kinstle’s Toss-a-Toy drive. This year, students were able to raise over $750 which they used to purchase gifts for local families in need. Thanks to Walmart’s partnering up with Lee Kinstle and offering 50% off all items purchased for Toss-a-Toy, Crestview’s Student Council was able to donate over 200 items this year.
Caption: Crestview student council members Avery McCoy,
Austin Sheets, Isaiah LaTurner, Lexi Gregory, Codi Miller, Olivia Skelton,
Lizzie Bowen and Bailey Gregory shop at Walmart for gifts to donate to the
Toss-a-Toy Drive with money raised from their Winter Carnival.
The Crestview music department will be presenting their
high school Christmas concert on Monday, December 10 at 7:30 p.m. Performing that evening will be the jazz
band, high school chorus, Knight Vision show choir and the concert band. Doors
will open at 7:00 p.m. On December 13, the middle school Christmas concert will
begin at 7:00 p.m. with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Performing will be the 6th grade
band, middle school band, 6th grade swing choir and middle school swing choir.
The Crestview Cross Country program concluded their season after the girls’ team’s state appearance last weekend. Head coach Jeff Bagley and assistant coach Randy Grandstaff recognized their teams’ accomplishments throughout the season at their recent awards presentation.
Girls Scholar-Athlete Awards Row 1 (l to r): Lauren Walls,
Emily Greulach, Lydia Saylor, Lizzie Bowen (Academic All-Ohio). Row 2: Ragen
Harting (Academic All-Ohio), Savannah Smith, Adalynn Longstreth.
Girls’ Special Awards (l to r): Ragen Harting (Golden Guts Award), Lauren Walls (Most Improved), Savannah Smith (Most Valuable Performer, Senior Award), Lizzie Bowen (Senior Award), Hannah Weaver (Senior Award).
Boys Scholar-Athlete Awards Row 1 (l to r): Dayton
Schuerman, Danil Lichtensteiger, Wyatt Richardson. Row 2: Hayden Tomlinson,
Cameron Cearns, Brian Myers.
Boys’ Special Awards (l to r): Jayden Renner (Most
Improved), Chase Forwerck (Senior Award), Wyatt Richardson (Most Valuable
Performer), Hayden Tomlinson (Golden Guts Award).
Congratulations to Avery McCoy and Lauren Schumm for being
selected as Elks Student of the Month for November!
The Crestview Volleyball program concluded their season by recapping
the year while head coach Tammy Gregory and her staff gave our various awards
to the players.
NWC Scholar-Athlete Awards (l to r) Row 1: Bailey Gregory,
Raegan Hammons, Kaylee Wolford, Kimber Adams. Row 2: Maddy Lamb, Avery McCoy,
Laney Jones, Lexi Gregory, Lauryn Black.
Special Awards (l to r): Maddy Lamb (Knight Pride Award,
Most Aces, Most Assists), Lexi Gregory (MVP, Most Kills, 1st Team
NWC, 1st Team District 8, Honorable Mention All-Ohio), Avery McCoy (Most
Blocks, 2nd Team NWC) , Kaylee Wolford (Most Improved), Bailey
Gregory (Most Digs, 1st Team NWC, Honorable Mention District 8),
Lauryn Black (Honorable Mention NWC).
tickets for Crestview’s Division VII Regional Semifinal football game Saturday
night vs. Minster at Wapakoneta’s Harmon Field will be on sale Wednesday night
from 5:30-6:30pm in the HS office and Thursday and Friday from 7:45am to 3:15pm
in the A.D. office. Pre-sale price is $8 for everyone. All tickets at the gate
are $9. There will be a $3 parking fee. Gates open at 5:30. Game time is 7:00.
On November 12, 2018, Crestview High School and Middle School will be presenting a program to honor our nation’s Veterans. The program will be held at 1:30 p.m. in the Crestview High School gymnasium, and all Veterans are invited to attend. Any Crestview High School or Middle School student who knows a Veteran or currently serving military member that they would like to honor is encouraged to invite them to attend this program. If possible, please inform Mike Bowen (email@example.com) or James Lautzenheiser (Lautzenheiser.firstname.lastname@example.org) of who will be attending for planning purposes. To RSVP by
phone call 419-749-9100 (ext. 2214) or (ext. 2106). However, no RSVP
is necessary. We would like to honor as
many people who have served or are serving our country as possible!
The Crestview FFA chapter recently traveled to the National
FFA Convention held in Indianapolis and participated in several events during
the five day convention.
First, the Farm Business Management team, comprised of Brett
Schumm, Olivia Skelton, Lizzie Bowen and Liliana Dietrich, competed at the
national level representing the state of Ohio and finished 30th with
a bronze rating.
The 11 current members that attended the convention took part in several tours, attended sessions, talked with colleges, and looked at new machinery. During their downtime, the group was able to attend a “Buckeye Bash” for Ohio chapters and a Garth Brooks concert.
Finally, on Saturday, nine members watched Crestview
graduate Joel Germann receive his American Degree. Only 1% of national FFA
members earn this prestigious degree. After the degree presentation, the
members were able to participate in the closing ceremonies which included an
address from the President of the United States.
2018 Football Playoff Shirts will be on sale in the
Elementary Cafeteria on a first-come-first-serve basis Wednesday, Oct. 31st
from 6:00-8:00 in the evening. (short sleeve t-shirt-$15, long sleeve
dri-fit-$20, and hoodie- $30)
Elementary winners include: Row 1 - Ross Eding – 3rd place, Evan Heckler – 4th place, Madison Wilson 3rd place, Maggie Gilkey – 1st place. Row 2 - Corbett Roth – 1st place, Lauren Tracey – 1st place, Cole Miller – 3rd place and Anna Gardner – 2nd place. Absent: Presley Starr – 2nd
Middle and High School winners include: Row 1 - Michaela Debbe – 2nd place, Josie Kulwicki – Outstanding, Danil Lichtensteiger – 2nd place, Jordan Leverton – 4th place. Row 2 - Andi Tussing – Outstanding, Caylib Pruett – 4th place, Ethan Best – 1st place, and Chauncey Bachar – Outstanding. Absent: Kallen Wolverton – 4th place and Tiffany Thompson – Outstanding.
Crestview High School’s Fall RMA students along with the faculty members who
nominated them include: Kiara Anderson nominated by Steven Rickard, Alyssa
Ballio nominated by Ami Callow, Kole Small nominated by Libby Motycka,
President of the Convoy Community Foundation Greg Kulwicki, Riley Saylor
nominated by Ericka Priest, Crestview High School Principal Dave Bowen, Faith
Keezer nominated by Ali Sawmiller (absent), and Hannah Bouillon nominated by
New members include: (front row) Kaden Short, Michael Joseph, Chase Forwerck, Colby Swager, Drew Mosier, Danee Krouse, Haley Speith, and Ragen Harting. (back row) Maddy Lamb, Morgan Dowler, Lexi Gregory, Laney Jones, Rosie Bogle, Dillon Underwood, Hannah Barnes, Lili Dietrich, and Cameron Cearns.
Sophomores recently explored potential career options within Van Wert County with the help of the Van Wert Economic Development Corporation. Students visited the Van Wert Fire/Police station and heard from Jay Fleming, Safety Service Director, who discussed the various jobs and departments within the city offices. Visits to Braun Industries and Alliance Automation and information from Stacy Adam, Van Wert Area Economic Development Director, rounded out the trip.
Crestview High School recognized their 2018 girls’ softball and boys’ and girls’ track scholar athletes during the first week of school. These athletes earned this recognition by meeting required criteria established by the Northwest Conference: Silver Level - 3.0 GPA and varsity letter and Gold Level – 3.5 GPA and varsity letter.
The Crestview Baseball program concluded its season with head coach Jim Wharton, along with his coaching staff, recognizing their teams’ accomplishments throughout their 16-6 season which earned them the NWC Co-Champion honor.
he Crestview Track and Field program recently handed out awards to conclude their season. Head coach James Lautzenheiser and assistant coaches awarded student-athletes for their efforts throughout the season during the event. Special award acknowledgments were made including Coaches' Awards and Captains' Awards.
For the third time in five years, Crestview High School was named one of America’s Best High Schools by U.S.
News & World Report (2013, 2016, 2018).