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Schools Closed Jan. 4 & 5 2018 Schools Closed

Due to the extreme cold and wind chills, our schools will be closed Thursday, January 4, and Friday, January 5.  Thank you for your understanding and we apologize for any inconvenience.  Please be safe and stay warm! 

Schools Closed December 14 2017

All Schools Closed December 14, 2017 due to the inclement weather.  


Board Meeting Scheduled for Tuesday, December 12th at 7:00 PM at CPS Cafeteria


Board Meeting Agenda

Response by Jill Rowe Treasurer to a Recent Mailing in the District in Regards to School Finance and the Bond Issue Facts

Statement #1 – Did you know that the figures are on top of what you are currently paying.  While this statement is true.  The elementary buildings will be paid off in 2022 and your taxes will go down due to these buildings being paid off.


Statement #2 – Did you know your property taxes will go up due to reevaluation.  This statement is untrue.  Yes there is a reevaluation in 2018, however in the late 1970’s HB920 was passed.  This bill stated that voted millage cannot increase due to inflationary increases.  So as property is reevaluated the school district does not see an increase if the property values are increased.  The school district only sees an increase on 5.2 mills if property values are increased.  The remaining millage the school district receives does not increase.  The Ohio Department of Taxation rolls the millage back so the district does not see any increases.  For example the Permanent Improvement levy was passed in 1987 at 3.5 mills and the District collected around $420,000 on that levy.  Today the District still collects $420,000 on that levy.  Even though property rates have increased since 1987 the District is still collecting the same amount as when it was passed due to the HB920 law.

Crestwood Community Pep Rally August 20, 2017 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the High School (pep rally will start at 7pm)

Crestwood Local Schools in collaboration with local community organizations invites the Crestwood community to an evening of family fun.


Kids will enjoy bouncy houses and inflatable TWISTER, and families can enjoy playing GIANT XXL games (Jenga, Operation, Checkers, Connect 4 and Ker-Plunk)!


“Patriot 500 Racing”(patriot500racing.com) will be there!!! It’s a STEM lab that is making visual connections between racing technology and performance; hands-on demonstrations of mathematics and physics within real-world applications. There will be a demonstration, hand-on opportunities to learn about racing technology and Q&A about the Patriot 500. This is a great example of 21st century learning and what an opportunity for our community!


If you would like to participate in “Stuff the Bus”  American Legion Post 193 will be collecting school supplies and non-perishable items for our local food pantry.


If you are interested in hosting a booth please sign up through the Crestwood Local School district website(http://www.crestwoodschools.org/index.aspx) Click Here to sign up or contact Tara Reid at treid@crestwoodschools.org or at the Crestwood Schools Board Office 330.357.8206.


 Looking forward to seeing your family on August 20th  at the Annual Crestwood Community Pep Rally.

Pit and Skit

Pit and Skit


Good Morning CMS Families,

Today, during the school day at 8:05 a.m., Crestwood Middle School faculty, staff, and students practiced our A.L.I.C.E. Lock-Down/Evacuation procedures.  This lock-down drill was unannounced to staff and students.  Students and teachers did an excellent job of getting safely inside the classrooms and barricading the doors. The entire building was safely locked down in under one minute. Teachers and students then practiced evacuating the building. This also went very well, as students and staff exited the building very quickly and quietly.

Today’s lock-down drill was conducted with the assistance of our School Resource Officer, Sgt. Joe Urso and Mantua Police Chief Harry Buchert.  All students and staff have been trained on what actions to take during a lock-down/evacuation.  We appreciate the support and assistance of local law enforcement and the Crestwood Local School District Administration.   

Educating your child in a safe environment is our highest priority.  If you should have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call me at (330) 357-8204.  Thank you.


Julie Schmidt

Parent Teacher Conferences Conferences

Team conferences are being held on Thursday, November 16, 2017 and Monday, November 20, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM. Conferences are being scheduled 10 minutes in length. Conferences will be scheduled for individual teachers, however, if you would like to meet with your child's academic teaching team please sign up for the same time for each teacher. 

Please click on the link below to schedule:


Additionally, STAR teachers are available for individual conferences throughout the evening. Please feel free to schedule conferences with your child's STAR teachers as well. 

Please call the middle school if you have any questions, 330-357-8204.



Todd Monroe, Board President Communication 9/12/17



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