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Counselor's Corner

Currently, counselor Mr. Gary Traveny shares his time between both buildings. Mrs. Stephanie Tutkovics is full time at CIS.

They may be reached at the following phone numbers.

CPS 330-357-8202

CIS 330-357-8203 (Traveny ext: 3009/Tutkovics ext: 3221)

We look forward to sharing future initiatives with you. smiley

Veterans Day 2016



Imagine Peace 2016 Part 1




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Imagine Peace 2016 Part 2



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3rd Grade Orientation Video cheeky


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PBIS November 2015 



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Pinwheels for Peace

Everyday, we are bombarded with television images, video games, music, and magazine articles/newspapers that give importance to conflict and war. Violence has become commonplace and accepted as part of our society and, for some, it is a way of life. It is our hope that through the Pinwheels for Peace project, we can make a public visual statement about our feelings about war/ peace/ tolerance/ cooperation/ harmony/ unity and, in some way, maybe, awaken the public and let them know what we are thinking.

This is not political. Peace doesn't’t necessarily have to be associated with the conflict of war, it can be related to violence/intolerance in our daily lives, to peace of mind.  To each of us, peace can take on a different meaning, but, in the end, it all comes down to a simple definition: a state of calm and serenity, with no anxiety, the absence of violence, freedom from conflict or disagreement among people or groups of people.

Pinwheels for Peace is an art installation project started in 2005 by Ann Ayers and Ellen McMillan, who were art teachers at Monarch High School in Coconut Creek, Florida, as a way for their students to express their feelings about what’s going on in the world and in their lives.  The project was quickly embraced by their students and the entire school community and by millions of art teachers, teachers, parents, children and adults who desire peace in our world. 

Join us on September 21st as CPS and CIS create a visual public statement about peace.  smiley  

First Pinwheels for Peace Program 2010 


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 Pinwheels for Peace 2015

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OBOS (One Book, One School) "Lively Literacy"

  This years book for our Lively Literacy program was Flora and Ulysses,The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo.

Students were treated to a very special guest, Valerie Waugaman from the TV show American Gladiators who gave an extremely motivational speech at the kickoff assembly on April 29th. They also enjoyed a video about the beginning chapter and then received their very own copy of the book.



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Akron Children's Hospital was the recipient of our Philanthropy as students donated 101 plushy squirrels with bandanas that read

"All things are possible" #everykid. 



OBOS (One Book, One School) History at CIS

There is nothing like your inaugural year of an event and the OBOS program at CIS turned out to be very important and memorable. In 2010, Mr. Maglionico  in his first year as principal at CIS charged us with bringing the program to our school. Mrs.Sarah Isler selected Richard Peck's On the Wings of Heroes as our book and the planning began. We wanted our students to do more than read a book, we wanted them to have a shared experience so we added things from the reading that brought the book to life. The book happened to be about a young boy whose brother was a pilot during WWII. Similarly one of Mrs.Vanauken's 3rd grade students, Nicholas Krestan's brother, Adam Hamilton was serving in Afghanistan at the time of our program and was writing to her class. Sadly, we were notified that Adam was killed in action while we were wrapping up our OBOS program for the year. 



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Additional activities bringing life to the program included a WWII memorabilia room, and a "Jalopy" parade right out of the book.  Students will remember speaking with the father of Todd Beamer who was a passenger on Flight 93 when it went down on 9/11.  We worked with Sharon Deitrick from the HALO Foundation (Hope Always Lives On)  who organized the the Flight 93 memorial in PA and our students presented her with a check for over a thousand dollars.


2011/12 The Gollywhopper Games by Jody Feldman. We Skype with the author, had our own Gollywhopper games, and finished the program with a carnival and a spectacular Dunking Tank. Students donated 101 Vermont Teddy Bears to The Akron Children's Hospital.


2012/13 When Life Gives You OJ by Erica S. Perl. Students were surprised with a full day visit by the author who spent time with each class giving a presentation on the writing process and previewed a manuscript for her unreleased new book. Student's created their own dogs made from recycled orange juice jugs and marched in a parade along with bicycles decorated with the students favorite book theme. Students donated over a thousand dollars to Akron David Hill school through The First Book Organization.



2013/14 On The Wings of Heroes by Richard Peck. We repeated this wonderful story and fulfilled some unfinished business with the dedication of a monument for Adam Hamilton installed in front of CIS. Students raised enough money to purchase two bricks for the walkway in the future National Museum of the United States Army outside of Washington DC; one for Adam and the other for Mantua Veterans. All classes visited the Military Aviation Preservation Society Museum in Canton OH.



2014/15 The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate. This heartwarming book based on true events kept our students occupied until their visit to the Cleveland Zoo. Students and teachers were involved in a door decorating competition with characters from the reading. Students took a chance to win a plushy gorilla from the World Wildlife Fund by donating a thousand dollars to this philanthropy.



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OBOS Sponsors    Thank you to all of our past sponsors:

CIS PTO, Hiram College, Martha Holden Jennings Foundation, Hiram Community Trust, , Eddy's Bike Shop, Chase Bank, Mongoose Motorsports, Middlefield Bank, Stamm Contracting Co. Inc., Vermont Teddy Bear Co., Mrs.Suzett Tayerle, and Mr.Steve DelCalzo.

If you have an interest in sponsoring one of our OBOS programs, we are always looking for help. Please contact Mr. Gary Traveny at (330) 357- 8203 or jtraveny@crestwoodschools.org.