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Crestwood High School Drama Proudly Presents... much ado about nothing

A 1940's twist on the classic Shakespeare comedy, Much Ado About Nothing is a show you don't want to miss!

 

Where:  Crestwood High School 

 

When:  November 9 and 10th at 7:00 pm 

             November 11 at 2:00 pm

 

Tickets are $10 at the door

CONGRATULATIONS CRESTWOOD SCARLET GUARD, OVERALL RATING IS A 1 - SUPERIOR!

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Breakfast in the Classroom breakfast in the classroom

 

We are excited to announce a new program called Breakfast in the Classroom!!  Starting Monday, November 5th, all students at every building, will have the opportunity to purchase breakfast in the cafeteria and take it directly to their classroom.  Research has shown eating breakfast at school improves academic performance, health, and behavior~

*Children who eat breakfast at school perform better on standardized tests than those who skip breakfast or eat breakfast at home.

*Providing breakfast to students at school improves their concentration, alertness, comprehension, memory, and learning.

* Participating in school breakfast also is associated with improved math grades, attendance, and behavior.Breakfast in the classroom

Breakfast is offered at every building, every day.  Cost is $1.75 (CPS/CIS) and $2.00 (CMS & CHS). Cost for reduced status students is $.30 at every building and free for free status students.  


Any questions regarding this program or the lunch program can be directed to our Nutrition Services Director, Mrs. Bujak-Hirsch, S.N.S.

 

Welcome Deb Armbruster, Treasurer/CFO Deb

EDUCATION

 

  • Ashland University - Ohio State Treasurer’s License
  • American Public University - Bachelor in Business Administration, Summa Cum Laude
  • University of Phoenix - Strategic Planning, Business Analysis, Entrepreneurship 
  • Lakeland Community College - Associate of Applied Business Degree, Major in Computer Science Minor in Accounting

 

EMPLOYMENT

 

  • 2018 – Present - Treasurer/CFO, Crestwood Local Schools
  • 2015 – 2018 - Administrative Assistant to the Treasurer, South Euclid-Lyndhurst Schools
  • 2013 – 2015 - Assistant to the Treasurer, Chardon Local Schools
  • 2008 – 2013 - Payroll/Benefit Specialist – Tech Advocate, Chagrin Falls Exempted Village Schools
  • 2005 – 2015 - IT Specialist/Administrative Assistant to the Fiscal Officer, Claridon Township

 

Born and raised in Bainbridge Township on a horse farm, spent fourteen years in computer programming designing business applications, and owned a successful construction business.  My husband and I have four amazing children, and two wonderful grandchildren.  Our two boys are both serving in the great United States Air Force - National Guard. 

Superintendent's Communication

Paving

 

I recently had some questions in regards to the paving that was completed at the high school.  I have linked the proposals that were voted on at the August 14, 2018 board meeting. The areas that were approved to be repaved are pictured in the proposals as areas A and B.   These were completed as approved in August. Area C, as designated in the proposal, or the high school parking lot area, has yet to be completed and has not been presented to the board.  At this time, there is no money in the budget to complete this task. To repair area C (high school parking lot), just the loop or driveway that circles the parking lot, would be an estimated $25,000.  This does not include where the parking spaces are located. We will cold patch, as best we can the rough areas, but the cold patch is just a quick fix. Tallmadge Asphalt recommended, because of our limited budget, resurfacing the areas that are driven on the most and cold patching the parking areas. This is due to the fact that people only park there, as opposed to being heavily traveled driveways or passageways. To get an idea of the total cost to fix and pave the entire district, I have linked an assessment completed in 2017 by IAP Government Services Group  (http://iap-gsg.com). This was a free district assessment of our paved areas and the cost to maintain and upgrade them. We wanted to have a general idea of the costs moving forward. As you can see in that estimate, they recommended a total reconstruction of the high school parking lot at a cost of $491,622.00 in the year 2021. IAP's estimate for a 10-year upgrade plan was $3,065,604.00 for all of our paved areas. Of course, construction costs typically increase two to three percent a year.


 

Employees of the Month

   MarlowHeidi"

Congratulations to Crestwood School's employees Beth Marlow and Heidi Duke for being chosen "Employee of the Month" by the district administrative team for the month of October. Beth and Heidi were recognized at the October board meeting for their dedication and commitment to Crestwood Schools.  

Substitute Bus Drivers Needed busdriversneede

A valid Commercial Drivers License (CDL) is recommended but not required. We can train you to get a Class B CDL with School Bus and Passenger endorsements.  No cost for pre-employment physical,drug test and School Bus Driver class. We will provide a school bus and a trainer.

 

Application Procedure: Apply Online

 

Questions: Call Sharon at 330.357.8206 ext. 6051

Coffee Talk

 

Crestwood Red Devil

Join Crestwood

Superintendent,

David Toth

for a Coffee Talk

with Community Members

and Local Business Owners

 

Mr. David Toth, Superintendent of the Crestwood Schools, will host Coffee Talk sessions throughout the school year. This is for business owners and community members to visit with Mr. Toth as he shares current events and future plans of the district. It is also a time for attendees to ask questions and provide input.

 

The first Coffee Talk will be on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, from 7:30-9:30 am in the Superintendent’s Office located at 11260 Bowen Road Mantua.

Welcome Back!

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High School  and Middle School   

Thursday, August 23rd  5-7pm

 

 

Intermediate School  and Primary School   

Thursday, August 23rd  4-6pm

 

 

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High School  and Middle School Students First Day Monday, August 27th

 

 

Intermediate School  and Primary School

First Day for Students with the Last Name beginning with A-M:  Monday, August  27th

 

First Day for Students with the Last Name beginning with N-Z:  Tuesday, August 28th

 

All Students Attend:  Wednesday, August 29th

 

 

Annual Community Pep Rally and Stuff the Bus August 19th

You’re Invited to a Community Pep Rally on Sunday, August 19 at 7:00 p.m. at the Crestwood High School Football Stadium.  Come help us cheer on our teams.

 

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 starting at 6:30 p.m. in front of the stadium.

 

Looking forward to seeing your family on August 19th at the Annual Crestwood Community Pep Rally.

Surround Care 2018 -2019

WELCOME TO
CRESTWOOD ELEMENTARY
SURROUND CARE PROGRAM




Dear Crestwood families,

Welcome to the Crestwood Elementary Surround Care Program. This program is initiated under the guidance of the Crestwood Local School Board. Our goal is to provide dependable and economical child care for working parents, a pleasant informal atmosphere where children feel safe and accepted, and a setting where positive attitudes are stressed for children in grades PreK through 6.

This year we will be in a classroom, RM 125 in the first hallway next to pupil services. We will have the buzzer installed, like you have used at the other end of the building. Our program is a self-supporting one, which means program fees are used to cover all costs. Keep in mind that each A.M. and P.M. Surround Care session must sell enough hours to meet the financial needs of the program. The number of staff is based according to the number of children and hours sold. It is with these expenses in mind that program fees are set.

Thank you for using the Crestwood Elementary Surround Care Program. We are happy to be of service to our Crestwood community. Please read the remainder of the information contained in this handbook to familiarize yourself with other aspects of our program.

Sincerely,



Kimberly Ule,
Surround Care Director
330 977 0092

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2018-2019 OHSAA Physical Form

Click here to download the 2018-2019 OHSAA Physical form. Note that this form has a statement in red text at the top of the first page addressing that it is no longer the OHSAA standard. OHSAA has provided Ohio school districts an optional online physical form that Crestwood will not utilize this school year. Please complete the paper form, have a physician complete and sign it, and return it to the athletic office prior to the first scheduled practice of your child's sport. Please note that student-athletes who do not have a completed, updated physical form on file will not be permitted to practice.

Community Action Council of Portage County, Inc. 2018 Summer Food Program for Children

The Community Action Council of Portage County, Inc. is sponsoring the Summer Food Program for Children at sites around Portage County. The program is funded through the US Department of Agriculture, the Ohio Department of Education, and the Community Action Council of Portage County. Any child age 1 to 18 can receive a FREE, nutritious lunch and breakfast (at most sites) at one of the agency’s 10 open sites located throughout Portage County.  NO PAPERWORK IS REQUIRED.  All sites will be closed on July 4, 2018.  

 

Crestwood Scarlet Guard Alumni!

Attention Crestwood Scarlet Guard Alumni!  The current CSG Band Members and Band Boosters will be hosting an alumni night on Friday, September 7th (Potato Festival Weekend).  Please come and join the current CSG and perform under those Friday night lights one more time.  All of the information you need is at the top of the form that is linked below.  Please share the link with friends and family so we can have a large representation of how important music education is in our lives and the lifelong memories and relationships it creates!  The form: https://goo.gl/forms/Z1atLUKp6Ph22AH02

Middle School PenOhio State Qualifiers PenOhio state qualifiers

Congratulations to our PenOhio State Qualifiers who will travel to The College of Wooster on May 24 for the PenOhio writing tournament. There they will compete against the top writers in Ohio!

 

   We are so proud of 7th grader Gabby Opalanko and 8th graders Elizabeth O’Bryant, Emily Marek, and Allie Owen!

 
School Finance Presentation at March 27, 2018 Board Meeting

 

Board Meeting Video

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Crestwood Destination Imagination 2018

Holiday Concert Schedule

A Concert for the Holdays

Wednesday, December 12th

CMS Winter Choir Concert  7:00 p.m.

 

Thursday, December 13th

CPS 2nd Grade Winter Program 6:00 p.m. &  7:15 p.m.

 

Friday, December 14th

CMS Winter Band Concert 7:00 p.m.

 

Monday, December 17th

CHS Choir Concert 7:00 p.m.

 

Thursday, December 20th         

CHS Band Concert 7:00 p.m.

 

Winter Break / No School 

December 24, 2018 through January 1, 2019     

 

Funding Our Schools Crestwood Local Schools

Funding Our Schools


Our office receives many inquiries concerning school levies and their effect on property tax bills. This section is intended to help answer questions about the need for, and the timing of, school levies. 

Reductions

Dear Community and Staff:

No one likes to see people lose their jobs and suffer. This affects many people in the school district and some of our educational programming. All this makes these decisions very difficult.

 

Every district has unique circumstances.  In Crestwood's situation every two years we are at the mercy of the state reducing our funds.  The last biennium budget we lost roughly 550,000 dollars. This coupled with rising operating cost, deficit spending, and a significant Loss of 583 students over the last 10 years led to the decision to reduce our budget by 1.4 million dollars.

 

Unfortunately similar to most school districts, over 80% of our expenditures are in personnel.  So a significant portion, or 57%, of the reductions are personnel reductions. So without any additional revenue, these reductions were needed and, historically and recently, we have not been successful at the ballot box in seeking additional revenue.

 

I am sorry for the effect this has on our district and community.

 

Thank you,

 

David M. Toth

Superintendent

2018-2019 Crestwood Local Schools Strategic Planning Survey

 

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Crestwood Local Schools Happy Trails Summer Camp June 4, 2018 to August 22, 2018 camp

Happy Trails Summer Camp at Crestwood Elementary operates Monday-Friday EXCEPT July 4th. This camp is open to any child K through 5th grade or ages 5-12. If your child has any special needs please call Kim Ule to discuss how our program could fit the needs of your student.

 

Summer Camp Hours

6:30am – 6:00pm

 

 

Full Time $140  Part Time $105

Per week per child

An additional 10% discount for multiple children

 

Camp Information Packet and Registration

Coffee Talk with Superintendent, David Toth


Crestwood Red Devils
Please Join Crestwood

Superintendent,

David Toth

for a Coffee Talk

with Community Members

and Local Business Owners

 

Mr. David Toth, Superintendent of the Crestwood Schools, will host Coffee Talk sessions throughout the school year. This is for business owners and community members to visit with Mr. Toth as he shares current events and future plans of the district. It is also a time for attendees to ask questions and provide input.

 

December 5, 2018  • 7:30 am-9:30am • Jake's Eats - 4680 E Prospect St, MantuaOhio 44255 

 

Earth Day Celebration April 27th at CPS 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm Earth Day

Earth  Day Items Needed:

 

  • Short Glass Jars with openings large enough for Tealights                                                                      
  • Yoplait or Dannon/Activia yogurt containers 

 

Collection Bins at the Primary School Office

 

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Please wash out and clean completely with labels removed

 

Earthday Shirt Order Form

2018-2019 Kindergarten Packets are Available At The Primary School and online

Pete the Cate

 

Kindergarten Registration 

Crestwood Primary School 

 

Tuesday, May 8th  - 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

 

Kindergarten Registration Packet

WINTER BREAK - Dec 21st through Jan 1st (return to school on Tuesday, January 2nd)

Crestwood’s 2019 Father Daughter Dance FATHER DAUGTHER DANCE

 

Saturday, January 26th

5:30 pm - 8:00 pm at CHS

$15.00 per person

 

Enjoy an evening of dancing, refreshments of pizza and other special treats, as well as crafts and a basket raffle. A professional photographer will be on site if you wish to purchase pictures at a cost of $5.00 per 4x6” print.

 

 
Crestwood High School Receives National Athletic Trainers’ Association ‘Safe Sports School’ Award

Program recognizes high schools that help to keep young athletes safe. Congratulations to our outstanding student athletes, coaches, volunteers and families for your support and respective role in this achievement! Click Here to view the press release.

Presentation by Board President December 12, 2017 Board Meeting

The Record-Courier celebrates amazing teachers in Portage County

Mr Judd

Eddie Judd
Math/Pre-Engineering/Geometry
Crestwood Middle School
24 years experience
Judd is a wonderful educator whose talents spread beyond the classroom. He is innovative in the classroom, fun, and connects well with students and families, as well as his coworkers. He is a true educational leader who has designed and implemented engineering classes, coding classes, and problem-based, collaborative math instruction to his students. In addition to academics, Judd serves Crestwood Middle School and the community in a number of ways. He is the “Voice of the Red Devils,” announcing the Friday night football games, boys and girls basketball games, track events, as well as community day and school assemblies. Judd is an active member of the CMS Academic Council as well as CEA, and annually leads math, pedagogy, and technology sessions at the KEEP Academy -- a Kent State Education Excellence Partnership that provides professional development to teachers of public school districts in northeastern Ohio. Judd has also coached wrestling, softball, football, intramural volleyball, and basketball. He has been the theater director for both the high school and the middle school. Judd also organizes and directs the Annual CMS Talent Show each year. He is truly an amazing educator.

Join Crestwood Superintendent, David Toth for a Coffee Talk with Community Members and Local Business Owners red devils

Mr. David Toth, Superintendent of the Crestwood Schools, will host Coffee Talk sessions throughout the school year. This is for business owners and community members to visit with Mr. Toth as he shares current events and future plans of the district. It is also a time for attendees to ask questions and provide input.

 

April 12, 2018, 7:30 am-9:30 am • Superintendent’s Office Located at the Intermediate School.   

 

Presentation from December 12, 2017 Board Meeting On Possible $1.5 Million Cost Reductions

CRESTWOOD BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING MOVED TO PRIMARY SCHOOL CAFETERIA School Board Meeting

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

 

Board Meeting Agenda

Emergency School Closing Procedures Emergency school closing procedures

 

With winter weather approaching, the pos­sibility of school closings is upon us. Closings due to inclement weather or other emergencies are broadcast on all local radio and television stations. We ask that parents avoid calling the schools or stations since incoming calls tie up phones and delay notification.

 

Decisions on whether or not to close schools due to snow or extreme cold are often difficult since forecasts about if and when bad weather will arrive are often inaccurate. Periodically, forecasts are definitive enough that school can be called off in time for the nightly news. Most of the time, however, the decision is based on reports from district supervisors who are assigned the task of driving our roads between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. on the days that bad weather is forecast. We attempt to contact all TV stations as early as we can so that parents can get the information they need in a timely manner.

 

In addition to snow, wind chill factors can also be a determining factor. A wind chill of more than 15 degrees below zero brings consideration for closing school due to the large number of students that wait outdoors for buses in our district. Safety is our greatest concern! The most difficult situation is when bad weather arrives immediately after the decision is made to keep schools open. In such cases, we respect the right of parents to make their own decisions based on neighborhood road and weather conditions. If it becomes necessary to make up school days, the school calendar may be amended using hours at the end of the school year.

 

An additional tool called Black Board Connect may also be used to contact parents who are part of that system. If you did not sign-up for the Black Board Connect system please contact your child’s principal for details. 

Two-Hour Delay Procedures (if Needed)

Dear Crestwood Families,

 

 

Living in Northeastern Ohio presents our school district with many challenges dealing with adverse weather. Often, severe conditions at 6:00 am are much improved one or two hours later making it safe to continue school activities. With this being said - our school district may use the option of a two-hour delay start to the school day for inclement weather or other emergencies.  By using the “two-hour delay”, we may be able to have school and avoid making up any school hours.

The need to close or delay the opening of our schools for the safety of students and staff is a decision we take very seriously. We understand students are better served both academically and socially by being in school, however, student and staff welfare is our top priority.

The following procedures will be implemented for a two-hour delay start situation:

 

 

Two-Hour Delay Procedures (if Needed)

The superintendent, in conjunction with other school officials, will strive to make a decision by 6:00am to either close or delay the opening of school and will announce it to the radio and television media and send out a Blackboard Connect message as in the past.

When a two-hour delay announcement is made, continue to listen to the radio and television for updated information. If conditions deteriorate, a decision will be made to close school for the day by 7:45 A.M. and you will receive a Blackboard Connect call.

 

 

INFLUENZA (FLU)

What is the Flu?

The flu is an illness caused by flu viruses. The flu may make people cough and have a sore throat and fever. They may also have a runny or stuffy nose, feel tired, have body aches, or show other signs they are not well. The flu happens every year and is more common in the fall and winter. People of all ages can get the flu, from babies and young adults to the elderly. 
 
How does the flu spread?

People who have the flu can spread the virus by coughing or sneezing. Droplets released when a sick person coughs, sneezes, or talks can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby. The droplets can also be inhaled into the lungs. People may also catch the flu by touching their mouth or nose after touching something with the virus on it, such as doorknobs, tables or an infected person’s dirty hand. 

  
How long can a person with the flu spread the virus to other people? 
Most people may be able to spread the flu from 1 day before showing symptoms to 5-7 days after symptoms begin. Severely sick people or young children may be able to spread the flu longer.

 

 

If you are worried that your child or family member is showing symptoms of flu, please take them to the doctor. If you need help finding a doctor, your school health nurse can advise you. 

 

Influenza (FLU) Information click here

 

School Finance and Tax Rates in Portage County

Recently, I have been asked about school finance and tax rates in Portage County relative to tax rates in other school districts throughout the county.  Below is the information and the source for this information.   

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8WfQthuNdtgQWZvd0JsX1dnSjVfSTlWMTBYdkxLdzlhaWFJ/view?usp=sharing

 

http://www.tax.ohio.gov/tax_analysis/tax_data_series/school_district_data/publications_tds_school/SD1CY16.aspx

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions in this regard, or our School Treasurer, Ms. Jill Rowe, at 330-357-8206.

 

Thank you

 

 

David M. Toth

Superintendent  

Information About Proposed 7-12 Campus and Safety

Possible Vision of New 7-12 Campus

This video showcases the possible rendering of a new 7-12 campus with two separate entrances and wings.  If the Crestwood Bond Issue passes on November 7, 2017, community forums will be developed to gather feedback to design the actual structure.  To learn more visit www.crestwoodschools.org.

Letter from David Toth, Superintendent September 15, 2017

 

Dear Community Members, Parents, Guardians, and Crestwood Staff Members,

 

At the board meeting on Tuesday, September 12, during an open discussion, the possibility of re-configuring the school district by moving sixth grade students to the elementary campus and relocating seventh and eighth grade students to the current high school was discussed.  The Board of Education has directed me to look at this option.  This option is being discussed by the Board of Education for financial reasons as well as enrollment decline in the district.

 

 

Financially, the State Legislature has reduced our revenue over the next two years by a total of $543,000.  This was passed by the legislature on June 30, 2017.    Second, the Crestwood Local School District is on what is called a state guaranteed funding model.    Out of the over 600 school districts in the State of Ohio, the Crestwood Local School District is in the top one percent of districts receiving state guaranteed funds.  We receive roughly 4.5 million dollars in guaranteed state funds.  These funds can be reduced at any time the State Legislature revises its budget.  This occurs every two years.   Historically, these funds have been reduced or are in jeopardy to be reduced.   The school district’s five year financial forecast in October will detail that the cash balance for the school district will be in deficit in the year 2021.  If there are any more reductions to our state guaranteed money, this will exacerbate that deficit.

Todd Monroe, Board President Communication 9/12/17


    

 

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Superintendent Community Announcement for 9-8-17

Stay Safe Speak Up

 

Stay Safe

 

 

 

Substitute Teachers Needed

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Crestwood Community Announcement

 

 

 

Welcome Back! Welcome Back

Dear Parents, Students, Guardians, and Community Members:

 

Welcome back everyone to the 2017-18 school year.   As always it has been a busy, productive summer.  Our building custodians have been doing a great job of making sure our school buildings are shiny and clean and ready for our students and staff to return. Our transportation staff have our busses ready to roll.  Our maintenance staff have been busy as well, making sure our grounds are kept and our school buildings maintained.   We have installed 10 new security cameras throughout the school district, repaired playground equipment, painted hallways, and are creating an expanded engineering lab at the middle school.  Here is a complete list of our summer maintenance projects that are completed or will be completed https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8WfQthuNdtgYUM0YUxJRjN4WjA/view?usp=sharing.

You can find other recent maintenance projects that have been completed in the district on our website at http://www.crestwoodschools.org/administrativeDepartment.aspx?aid=11.

Among other various upgrades and installs, our technology staff added three new Chromebook Carts to the Intermediate School and added a cart of touch-screen flip Chromebooks to the primary school. At the high school, two PC computer labs were upgraded, the computers were replaced in the art classroom, 60 new wireless access points were installed, and a new STEM lab has been created.  

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 Schools were well represented at the 2017 Wooster Music Camp held at Wooster College July 9-13. Woosterbandcamp2017

Sixteen Crestwood band students and two former retired music teachers participated in this annual camp. Band students grew in musicianship, technique, listening skills, and performance along with students from all over Ohio and several other states in one of three concert bands. Rehearsals, sectionals, recitals, and recreational activities were led by an exceptional staff of music educators with a total of nearly 750 years of teaching experience! Enrichment activities included African drumming, choir, conducting, and jazz band.

Crestwood participants are Lauren Pallato, Emma Blake, Addie Oliphant, Ethan Brady,  Jaedon Guegold, Lilly Engelhart, Ali Sabol, Raeann Quibble, Rachel Quibble, as well as the following students who earned principal/first chair positions: Quinn Mattern, Zoe Catcott, Ephraim Oliphant, Kenny Stoots, Bryce Papp, Alexis Wilson and Payton McMahon.  Dr. William Guegold was camp coordinator and Mrs. Judith Guegold was the oboe instructor.  Crestwood had the largest contingent of students attending the camp. Congrats to all of our outstanding band participants!

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.

ISSUE # 1 August 8, 2017

Click Here for more Election Information

 

 

Voter Registration Deadline:
 

July 10, 2017
Voter Registration Application
Voter Registration Lookup
 

Absentee Voting Begins:
 

July 11, 2017
 

Vote By Mail:
 

Absentee Ballot Application
Check My Absentee Ballot Status

Open House Dates and Times

 

 

Middle School and High School

August 24, 2017  from 5:00 - 7:00 PM

 

Primary School and Intermediate School

August 24, 2017 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Board Appoints New Member To Fill Vacancy

At the June 1 special board meeting, the board unanimously approved Mitch Wilson’s appointment to fill the short-term vacancy left by former member Debra Soltisz, following her resignation last month.  Seven people applied for the short-term post and six, including Wilson, were interviewed at a special board meeting held June 1st .  

Summer Jobs for Portage County residents age 14-24. 

Looking for a summer job?  OhioMeansJobs, the workforce division of Portage County Job and Family Services, has programs to provide summer work for Portage County residents age 14-24.  Eligible youth gain real-world work experiences through these programs.  You can learn more and download the applications and eligibility guidelines.

 

Application

Eligiblity Requirements

 

 

Crestwood Bond Issue August 8, 2017

Crestwood High School is nearly 60 years old and is not conducive for learning and teaching in the 21st century.  The building is inefficient to operate, is poorly organized, lacks modern security features, and is not easily handicapped accessible. Crestwood Middle School is newer but does not provide the greatest educational opportunities our students need for their futures.

 

Crestwood Schools gathered input from the community and worked with experts and the State of Ohio to create a plan for our future.   This bond issue would replace our aging High School and Middle School.

 

If the issue passes, the State of Ohio will pay for 29% of the cost of the new school.  If we don’t pass, the funds will go to another community.

 

The issue means a new High School, on the existing site, with a 7-8 grade wing and a separate 9-12 grade wing.  It will also means two gymnasiums and an auditorium.

 

The new high school will be built using local construction service companies when possible, meaning our local tax dollars will stay in our community.

 

Under the plan, the existing middle school will be repurposed for board offices and will be available to students for gym practice space and to our residents for community uses.  

Preschool Role Models Needed

Crestwood Preschool is looking for 3-year-old Role Models.  The screening will be held on May 26, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.  If you are interested please contact the Office of Pupil Services 330-357-8206 ext. 5009.

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Board Member Vacancy Announcement Crestwood Local Schools is seeking applications to fill a current Board of Education vacancy

How to Apply: Interested persons must submit a letter expressing interest indicating their qualifications for the position no later than May 20, 2017. Please email to dtoth@crestwoodschools.org or mail to:

Crestwood Local Schools

Superintendent’s Office

11260 Bowen Road, Suite A

Mantua, Ohio 44255

 

Qualifications:

Each member of the Board shall meet the qualifications specified by law and courts of competent authority. R.C. 3313.01, 3313.13

 

Legal Requirements:

The candidate must:

be at least 18 years of age

be a citizen of the United States

be a resident of the Crestwood Community

 

Selection Process: The board will review the submitted materials and schedule interviews

 

Questions: If you have any questions concerning the role of the board of education and the responsibilities of a board member, please contact David Toth Superintendent at dtoth@crestwoodschools.org or 330.357.8206 ext. 5005.

 

Successful Candidate: Once selected, the individual will be given the Oath of Office and appointed to fill the remainder of the vacant position which expires on December 31, 2019, at which time they would have to go through the scheduled election process to be re-elected to the board seat.

 

Summer Help Needed

 

 

The Crestwood Technology Department is in need of a summer helper to assist with 

Crestwood’s summer technology preparation for the next school year. Applicants should be students

with an interest in technology and computer applications. Responsibilities will include:
 

  • Disassembly and removing of old equipment

  • Taking inventory of new items

  • Unboxing and setting up new equipment

  • Moving existing equipment to different locations

  • Imaging computers in labs

  • Making upgrades to existing computers

  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor
     

Applicants should have a flexible schedule and dependable transportation.  A drive to complete projects
and a willingness to learn.  Must be trustworthy and dependable.  Interested applicants can contact
Carl Zeleznik at czeleznik@crestwoodschools.org or 330-357-8202 x4601

 

 

RETIREMENT RECEPTION

YOU’RE INVITED
TO CELEBRATE WITH US
ON

TUESDAY, MAY 9, 2017  

 6:30 – 7:00 P.M.

AT THE HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY

TO HONOR THE FOLLOWING RETIREES:

 

Retirement Recognition:

  • Linda Ank- 38 years
  • Michael DeCapito – 34 years
  • Kenneth Gatten- 30 years
  • Rae Ann Hoffman – 23 years
  • Susan Krecek – 28 years
  • Michael Okoroski – 17 years
  • Charlene Olson – 24 years
  • Judith Richardson – 30 years
  • Ramona Rodhe – 10 years
  • Constance Salamon – 16 years
  • Deborah Seith – 23 years
  • Robin Wenrich – 21 years
  • Nanette VanAuken – 29 years
Employee of the Month

Congratulations to Crestwood School's employees for being chosen "Employee of the Month" by the district administrative team.  They were recognized at the March board meeting for dedication and commitment to Crestwood Schools by their administrators.Karen Graves

Jane hogue

Terri Lawless

2018 - 2019 Kindergarten Registration

Pete the Cate

Crestwood Primary School

Packets will be available at Crestwood Primary School

after March 5, 2018

 

 

*Your child must be five years old on or before August 1st, 2018, to be eligible to register for Kindergarten.

 

If you have any questions regarding Kindergarten Registration, please contact Crestwood Primary School at (330) 357-8202

 

Kindergarten Registration Packet

High School Art

National Medalists

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On March 14th the National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards announced the National Medalists. The National Medals students are competing for are Gold, Silver, or an American Vision Awards. For National Judging only the art works that received Gold Keys at the Regional Level go on to compete, this narrowed down the amount of pieces competing to 320,000 works. Out of this outstanding number of pieces Noah Maxwell's printmaking, Alternate Colors, received a National Gold Medal. This art work will be displayed in New York in June and then will travel the country for two years in a cameo show of all the Gold Medal Works. In June Noah will be awarded his Gold Medal Award at Carnegie Hall in New York City along with Ms. Scott receiving her National Gold Educator Award! This is the second year straight Crestwood has had a National Medalist student and educator. Crestwood's Art Program has received multiple state and national awards over it's time but it never stops being exciting! Congratulations to our amazing artists and all their hard work!

Destination Imagination

Employee of the Month

 

Monica Grebb

Monica Grebb

 

Congratulations to Crestwood School's employees Moncia Grebb and Jane Hogue for being chosen "Employee of the Month" by the district administrative team for the month of February. Monica was recognized at the March board meeting for her dedication and commitment to Crestwood Schools.  Jane will be recognized at the April board meeting.

Crestwood Bond Issue May 2, 2017 Issue #6 vote

Crestwood High School is nearly 60 years old and is not conducive for learning and teaching in the 21st century.  The building is inefficient to operate, is poorly organized, lacks modern security features, and is not easily handicapped accessible. Crestwood Middle School is newer but does not provide the greatest educational opportunities our students need for their futures.

 

Crestwood Schools gathered input from the community and worked with experts and the State of Ohio to create a plan for our future.   This bond issue would replace our aging High School and Middle School.

 

If the issue passes, the State of Ohio will pay for nearly 30% of the cost of the new school.  If we don’t pass, the funds will go to another community.

 

The issue means a new High School, on the existing site, with a 7-8 grade wing and a separate 9-12 grade wing.  It will also means two gymnasiums and an auditorium.

 

The new high school will be built using local construction service companies when possible, meaning our local tax dollars will stay in our community.

 

Under the plan, the existing middle school will be repurposed for board offices and will be available to students for gym practice space and to our residents for community uses. 

 

The issue means 21st century learning spaces that will better prepare our students for college and jobs- important since the quality of our schools are critical to our community and to our children.

 

Better facilities will help keep and attract people to our community.

 

 

FAQ: The Bond Issue on May 2nd

What are we voting on?

What Crestwood voters will see on May 2nd is an issue for 4.45 mills for a 7-12 building and .5 mills Permanent Improvement measure. 

 

How was the cost of a new building determined if you don't know what it will look like?

The State of Ohio has a formula used to determine the budget needed for a school building based on current enrollments, future projections, current available space, total square footage needed, and cost of that square footage. It was through this calculation that Crestwood was given a budget number by the state by which the Bond issue was created. As part of using their formula and projections, Crestwood is able to receive co-funding from the state for the new building. This co-funding would not have been available to Crestwood had the district decided to just renovate the two buildings. We'll talk more about that below.

 

How can we be sure that the new school can be built for the stated cost? What if it's more?

The new school will be built with a Construction Manager at Risk overseeing the project. This method is preferred because it places a construction professional in charge of the project. The construction manager agrees to a Guaranteed Maximum Price before the start of the design process and cannot exceed that number. The Construction Manager at Risk is responsible for all aspects of the construction process, freeing the district administration from day-to-day construction decisions and allowing them to focus on their responsibilities to the district.

Community Bond Forum Presentation

Math Night at Hiram College Math Night

It’s that time of year again…. The Early Childhood Education students at Hiram College have been hard at work planning an awesome evening of hands-on mathematics.  There will be lots of math games and activities for children in grades K through 4 along with cookies and prizes.  Math Night activities will be held on the second floor of Hinsdale Hall, located on State Route 700 on Hiram’s campus, from 5:30 p.m. to  7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1st.  Please enter the building under the arch.  We hope you will come and have some fun with math! 

 

December and January Employees of the Month

 

Congratulations to Crestwood School's employees for being chosen "Employee of the Month" by the district administrative team.  They were recognized at the February 14, 2017 board meeting for dedication and commitment to Crestwood Schools by their administrators. 

     

      Elizabeth Marlow and Cindy Ducca

   

Sandy Wagner    Lydia Kulesza

Community Information Night

A community information night in regards to the bond issue is planned for Monday, February  27, 2017 at 6:30 pm at the high school gym.

RISING STAR Breakfast

Crestwood Primary & Crestwood Middle Schools were recognized as a RISING STAR Breakfast All-Star School.   Over 450 schools submitted breakfast participation data to be recognized for the Ohio School Breakfast Challenge.  Schools that met criteria for the School Breakfast Challenge were recognized as a “Breakfast All-Star” for their outstanding effort.

 

Rising Star saw a 30% or higher increase ADP from last year.  36 schools in Ohio were awarded this recognition. 

 
 
Rising Star Breakfast
 
Coffee Talk

 

Red Devils

Join Crestwood

Superintendent,

David Toth

for a Coffee Talk

with Community Members

and Local Business Owners

 

Mr. David Toth, Superintendent of the Crestwood Schools, will host Coffee Talk sessions throughout the school year. This is for business owners and community members to visit with Mr. Toth as he shares current events and future plans of the district. It is also a time for attendees to ask questions and provide input.

 

March 9, 2017  • 7:30 am-9:30am • Superintendent’s Office Located at the Intermediate School.   

 

April 13, 2017  • 7:30 am-9:30am • Superintendent’s Office Located at the Intermediate School.   

 

Crestwood Bond Issue May 2, 2017

 

Crestwood High School is nearly 60 years old and is not conducive for learning and teaching in the 21st century.  The building is inefficient to operate, is poorly organized, lacks modern security features, and is not easily handicapped accessible. Crestwood Middle School is newer but does not provide the greatest educational opportunities our students need for their futures.

 

 

Crestwood Schools gathered input from the community and worked with experts and the State of Ohio to create a plan for our future.   This bond issue would replace our aging High School and Middle School. 

 

 

If the issue passes, the State of Ohio will pay for nearly 30% of the cost of the new school.  If we don’t pass, the funds will go to another community.

 

The issue means a new High School, on the existing site, with a 7-8 grade wing and a separate 9-12 grade wing.  It will also means two gymnasiums and an auditorium.

 

The new high school will be built using local construction service companies when possible, meaning our local tax dollars will stay in our community.

 

Scholastics Art and Writing Regional Art Show

 

Photo by Alexandrea Geraci

Photo by Alexandrea Geraci

 

On January 4th Crestwood High School Art students participated in the Scholastics Art and Writing Regional Art Show. Local art students in Portage, Stark, and surround areas compete for Gold Keys, Silver Keys, and Awards of Merits. All Gold Keys travel on to compete in New York at the National Scholastics Art and Writing for a chance to win a National Gold or Silver medal. The Awards Ceremony will be held January 28th at the Start Kent Branch. National Judging will take place in March.

Gold Key Recipients:

Katelyn Rojek

Noah Maxwell

 

Silver Key Recipients:

Taylor Cochrane

Payton Cody

Alexandrea Geraci

Cole Kramer

Andrew Sorboro (Received 2)

 

Awards of Merit:

Alyssa Blake

Cole Brugmann

Megan Buchert

Moran Chesla

Sophia Cobb

Evelyn Geib

Alexandrea Geraci (Received 2)

Bryce Honeycutt

Cole Manners

Noah Maxwell

Corrie McHone

Sara Miller

Lauren Pallotto

Kate-lynn Pawlak

Meghan Sara (Received 5)

Andrew Sorboro (Received 5)

Avery Talboo

 

Painting by Cole Kramer

Painting by Cole Kramer

In Reference to the Record Courier Article on January 6, 2017

This morning, January 6, 2017, the Record Courier published an article headlined “Crestwood classes, fair conflict”.  “School board places levies on the May ballot”.  This is a response to the many inaccuracies in this article. 

 

In the first paragraph it states that the calendar was approved.  This is inaccurate.    The Board of Education held a public hearing on the proposed calendar for the 2017-2018 school year.  This was clearly stated on the agenda.  No vote was taken on the calendar.  The Board of Education is in the process of hearing input from the community on the calendar proposal. 

 

In the second paragraph, the bond issue which will be placed on the ballot on May 2, 2017, will provide an estimated $23,000,000 for the construction of a new grades 7-12 campus at the current high school location.  It is a 4.95 mill levy which will generate $23,000,000.  This includes 0.5 mills for the long term maintenance of the facility.   The headline states that there is two levies.  The resolution clearly stated that it is one issue not two.   The State of Ohio Facilities Commission is also contributing 30% of the cost of the project.  The figure $330,124,470 is the total property valuation of the district.  This figure is used to set the millage rate for the bond issue, not the money that will be generated.  This was clearly stated in the board resolution.    A copy of the board resolution is detailed below. 

 

Cinderella Ball

Cinderella Ball

The Cinderella Ball

2017 Father/Daughter Dance

For girls of all ages and their fathers, grandfathers, etc.

Saturday, January 28th

  6:00-8:30 P.M.

At Crestwood High School

Doors will open at 5:30 for purchasing pictures taken by J Michael Photography.
ALL TICKETS ARE $15.00 PER PERSON

Form Click Here

Crestwood Bond Issue Talking Points

Crestwood Bond Issue Talking Points

Crestwood High School is nearly 60 years old and was not built for learning and teaching in the 21st century.  The building is inefficient to operate, is poorly organized, and is not handicapped accessible. Crestwood Middle School is newer but does not provide the latest educational opportunities our students need for their futures.

Crestwood Schools gathered input from the community and worked with experts and the State of Ohio to create a plan for our future.   This bond issue would replace our aging High School and Middle School.

 

If the issue passes, the State of Ohio will pay for nearly 30% of the cost of the new school.  If we don’t pass, the funds will go to another community.

 

The issue means a new High School, on the existing site, with a 7-8 grade wing and a separate 9-12 grade wing.  It will also mean two gymnasiums and an auditorium.

 

The new high school will be built using local construction service companies when possible, meaning our local tax dollars will stay in our community.

 

Crestwood Boy's Basketball Spends the Night Honoring and Empowering

Happy 50th Birthday Mr. Toth!

 

 

Black Ballons

Positive Behavior Intervention Support at Crestwood Primary School

Holiday Concert Schedule

A Concert for the Holdays

Thursday, December 1st     

CIS – Winter Program  6:00 & 7:15 pm

Wednesday, December 7th

 CPS  – Winter Program 6:00 & 7:15 pm

Thursday, December 8th     

CHS– Choir Concert 7:00 pm

Friday, December 9th     

CMS – 7th/8th Winter Band Concert 7:00 pm

Tuesday, December 13th    

CHS-  Ensemble Concert 7:00 pm

Tuesday, December 13th     

CMS -  6th grade Choir Concert 7:00 pm

Wednesday, December 14th  

CMS -  7th/8th Choir Concert 7:00 pm

Thursday, December 15th     

CHS – Band Concert 7:00 pm

 

 

Winter Break

December 19-30            

Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving Break No School November 23 to 25th

Calamity Day Information

Dear Parent/Guardians,

 

Living in Northeastern Ohio presents our school district with many challenges dealing with adverse weather. Often, severe conditions at 6:00am are much improved one or two hours later making it safe to continue school activities. With this being said - our school district may use the option of a two-hour delay start to the school day for inclement weather or other emergencies.  By using the “two-hour delay”, we may be able to have school and avoid using as many calamity days or making up any school days.
 
 
The need to close or delay the opening of our schools for the safety of students and staff is a decision we take very seriously. We understand students are better served both academically and socially by being in school, however, student and staff welfare is our top priority.
 

 

Congratulations October Employees of the Month!

Congratulations to Crestwood School's employees Steve Kerst and Doyle Hogue for being chosen "Employee of the Month" by the district administrative team.  

David Toth, Steve Kerst, David Becker and Julie Schmidt

David Toth, Superintendent; Steve Kerst, Middle School Teacher; David Becker, Board President; Julie Schmidt, Middle School Principal and Curriculum Director

David Toth, Doyle Hogue, Jane Hogue, David Becker and Geoff Bronder

David Toth, Superintendent; Doyle Hogue, Middle School Custodian; Jane Hogue; David Becker, Board President; Geoff Bronder, Operations Manager

Thank You

COMMENDED STUDENT IN THE 2017 NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

David McMahon, principal of Crestwood High School announced today that Melina Edic has been named a Commended Student in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Employees of the Month

Congratulations to Crestwood School's employees for being chosen "Employee of the Month" by the district administrative team.  They were recognized at the October board meeting for dedication and commitment to Crestwood Schools by their administrators.

 

Sara Picone

Sara Picone, 1st grade Teacher 

Robin Herbold

Robin Herbold, Cafeteria

Crestwood High School receives $99,976.00 grant for health education and a service learning project

Crestwood High School in Mantua, OH,  is receiving a $ 99,976 service learning grant for its Health Professions and Affinity Community Program. 

 

The grant was funded by the State Farm Youth Advisory Board.

 

The youth advisory board is a made of 30 students, ages 17-20, from the across the United States.

 

The groups aims to annually implement $5 million-a-year to service learning initiatives that address issues that are important  to youth and its communities.

 

Crestwood’s HPAC program will address health and health education in the community through the acquisition of an aqua-ponic greenhouse at the high school.

 

The greenhouse uses a water system that recycles the nutrient rich water from a fish tank in order to grow plants and, in turn, uses the plant’s resources to help grow the fish. 

 

Food grown in the greenhouse will be donated to community members in need, with any excess being sold to support and sustain the Coalition for Community Care, the local food pantry.

 

http://www.wkyc.com/news/local/portage-county/crestwood-high-school-recieves-99000-grant-for-health-education-and-a-service-learning-project/339323372

Halloween Carnival Halloween Carnival 2016

FCCLA/Leadership

Presents...

Crestwood’s Annual

 HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL

October 22nd - 1:00-3:00 pm

Join us at Crestwood High School for an afternoon of fun-filled games, trick-or-treating, costume contests, basket raffle, and so much more! 

For kids in the 8th grade and under with adults  

Cost is a non-perishable food item.

 

Middle School Counselor of the Year Lynne Morrison

                                                                                                                                          Congratulations to Lynne Morrison for being selected as the OSCA Middle School Counselor of the Year!

 

 

 

 

 

Quality Profile Quality Profile

Dear Crestwood Community,

I am sure you are aware that the state report cards were released. A preliminary glimpse shows that as suspected and anticipated that scores were mixed to mostly lower across the state.  This is true of Crestwood. Although this is a measure of some academic proficiency of our students that take a test on one given day, these scores will never tell the entire story of our district.  In my tenure as the Superintendent of Crestwood, the State Legislature has decided to change the tests three times and has yet to stick with a plan.  This undoubtedly has an effect on testing outcomes.  It was also the first time our entire student body completed the state tests online via of a computer. But we will not make excuses for these scores.  We know we can do better. The administration and teaching staff are working diligently to make sure all of our students achieve and have put in place various interventions that will assist the students that are struggling academically.  At the same time, we feel we have many challenging courses for our academically talented students.

Renewal – Permanent Improvement Levy – November 2016 – No New Taxes

In 1987, the Crestwood Local School District residents approved a 3.5-    mill permanent improvement levy. Proceeds from this levy can be used to purchase or repair those items in the school district that have a long term useful life.  Typically a five (5) year useful life or more is utilized when determining the use of these funds.  The money from a permanent improvement levy can be used to purchase school busses, school building equipment such as boilers, furnaces, hot water heaters, water fountains, light fixtures, technology, athletic equipment and band equipment, etc.  It can be used to replace or repair school roofs, cracked sidewalks, windows, as well as for the purchase of new textbooks, desks and instructional equipment.                       

August Employees of the Month

Congratulations to Crestwood School’s employees Sam Russell and Ashley Lowe for being chosen “Employee of the Month” by the district administrative team.  They were recognized at the September Board Meeting for their dedication and commitment to Crestwood Schools by their administrators.

 

Employee of the Month 

 Board President, David Becker and Sam Russell 

 

 

  Employee of the Month

 Primary School Principal, Cindy Ducca and  Ashley Lowe

 

 

High School “Superfan Passes” on sale in the Athletic Office

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Getting into and getting to as many Red Devil competitions has never been easier than now for high school students!!!  Your Red Devil High School Student Superfan Pass buys you seven (7) student admissions to ANY home Crestwood High School Athletic event (excluding OHSAA  Tournament events) for the cost of five (5)…$20.00!!!  Your pass is a punch card.  You can use it for yourself and use as many admissions as you like at a time. ALL guests you admit by using your card must be current Crestwood High School students.  The card holder must  be present when presenting the card for admission.  You can purchase as many cards as you like during the course of the year.  Lost passes will NOT be replaced.  Use of the card by a non-Crestwood High School student will result in seizure of the card and you will no longer be able to purchase additional cards.  Removal from an event for disciplinary reasons or policy violations will result in seizure of the card and you will no longer be able to purchase additional cards. 

 

 

Superfan Passes are available in the Athletic Office and are not sold at events or ticket gates.  Superfan Passes will be available to Crestwood Middle School students for purchase beginning next week.  You can download a registration form by clicking here: HS Superfan Pass Form

 

Coffee Talk Coffee Talk

Join Crestwood

Superintendent,

David Toth

for a Coffee Talk

with Community Members

and Local Business Owners

 

Mr. David Toth, Superintendent of the Crestwood Schools, will host quarterly Coffee Talk sessions throughout the school year. This is for business owners and community members to visit with Mr. Toth as he shares current events and future plans of the district. It is also a time for attendees to ask questions and provide input.

 

The first Coffee Talk will be on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 from 7:30-9:30 am in the Superintendent’s Office located at 11260 Bowen Road Mantua.

 

December 6, 2016 • 7:30 am-9:30am • Superintendent’s Office Located at the Intermediate School.   

 

March 9, 2017  • 7:30 am-9:30am • Superintendent’s Office Located at the Intermediate School.    

Crestwood Comments August/September
Crestwood Launches Free App

 

 

App

Download the official Crestwood Local Schools free app today for access to your school’s news, calendars, push notifications, and much more!

 

App

 

Crestwood Community Day August 14, 2016 at High School Stadium Community Day

 

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

 

4:30 p.m.  - 5:00 p.m.   Family Wellness Walk

Come support the Crestwood Student Athletes at the Family Wellness Walk by making a $10 family donation. Student Athletes will be hosting “wellness stations” with fun activities for kids of all ages throughout the walk!

 

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.   Community Family Fun Day (bouncy houses, food, local organization booths)

 

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  Community Pep Rally

 

If you are interested in hosting a booth please sign up through the Crestwood Local School district website(http://www.crestwoodschools.org/index.aspxClick Here to sign up or contact Kristina Bronder at kbronder@crestwoodschools.org or Tara Reid at the Crestwood Schools Board Office 330.357.8206 ext. 5005.

 

If you would like to participate in “Stuff the Bus” the American Legion Post 193 will be collecting school supplies that evening!

 

Looking forward to seeing your family on August 14th at the Annual Crestwood Community Pep Rally.

 

 

CRESTWOOD BOARD OF EDUCATION OFFICES HAVE MOVED!

Our new location is at the Intermediate School 11260 Bowen Road Mantua, Ohio 44255.

Community Architect Meeting Video and Powerpoint

On May 12, 2016 the GPD Group met with the community to discuss the future of our facilities in the school district. 

 

 

Community Meeting Video 1

Community Meeting Video 2

Community Meeting Video 3

Powerpoint GPD 

Momentum Award Award

Congratulations Crestwood Intermediate School Principal, Michelle Gerbrick, teachers, support staff and parents!  The Ohio State Board of Education has granted the Intermediate School the 2015 Momentum Award.  This award recognizes schools for exceeding expectations in student growth for the year and must earn straight A’s on all Value-Added measures on the report card.

Summer Help Wanted

The Crestwood Technology Department is in need of two summer helpers to assist with Crestwood’s summer technology preparation for next year. Applicants should be students with an interest in technology and computer application.

Community Meeting Thursday, May 12th at 7:00 p.m. at the Middle School

 

The next community architect meeting on Thursday, May 12 at Crestwood Middle School at 7:00 P.M.    At this meeting there will be a continued discussion about the future of our facilities in the school district.  The GPD Group wants to hear from you, about your thoughts on our facilities and the instructional needs for new or renovated facilities. This meeting will be an extension from our prior meeting which was held on March 29.  We look forward to you attending and listening to your vital input.

 

Crestwood High School Frontier Days 2016

Congratulations 2016 Retirees!

 

Retiree

Patricia Hindman

Bus Driver & Cook's Helper

 

Retiree

Donna Lewis

Cook Manager, Intermediate School

Retiree

Colleen Crane

 Secretary, Middle School

Retiree

Cathy Corr

 Science Teacher, Middle Schoool

Retiree

Joyce Schroder

School Nurse 

Retiree

Christine Guesman

Spanish Teacher, High School

 

Not Pictured Tom Veon.

Congratulations May 2016 Crestwood Employees of the Month!

 

 

Employee of the Month           

Jennifer Scott, Art Teacher  

High School

 Employee of the Month

Mick Okoroski, Custodian

 Primary School 

Nutrition News

Jennifer  

On April 27th, Jennifer Bujak-Hirsch was sworn in as the Education Chair for the Supervisor and Nutrition Directors of Northeast Ohio.

Crestwood School Lunch Survey

 

Dear parents,

 

Would you like a chance to improve the food served in your child(s) school cafeteria?  Please click on blue link below to take this quick survey so we know what you like and would like to change about FOOD in your child(s) school cafeteria.

 

Please click here to be taken directly to the survey.

 

Your feedback is very important to us and will help change our cafeteria in a positive way!

 

Thank you,

 

Jennifer Bujak-Hirsch, S.N.S., M.B.A.

Nutrition Services Director

 

April Employees of the Month

Alyssa Kralik

 

 

Bridget Auble

Congratulations to Crestwood School's employees for being chosen "Employee of the Month" by the district administrative team.  They were recognized at the April board meeting for dedication and commitment to Crestwood Schools by their administrators.

Pre-Bond Architect firm meeting from March 29, 2016

The GPD Group met with the community for an informal discussion about the future of our facilities in the district.

Video1

Video 2

Video 3

Video 4

 

SUMMER CAMP SCHOLARSHIP

CEA Sponsored Scholarships for EVERY Building!

 

Your child may be able to receive a SUMMER CAMP scholarship!

 

Your Crestwood Education Association has scholarships available at each building!

At CPS, CIS, and CMS the scholarships can be used to help pay for a summer camp of their choice.  Camps include but are not limited to scouts, 4H, church, music, sports, dance, gymnastics, day camp, etc.

 

Please fill out this application and return it to the contact person in each building by the following deadlines.

 

CPS- April 29, 2016 to Mrs. Ashley Lowe

CIS- May 1, 2016 to Mr.  Jason Light

CMS- May 1, 2016 to Mrs. Kim Marfy

 

Please put application in a sealed envelope marked SCHOLARSHIP.

You will be notified if your child is chosen.  

At CHS, the $1000 scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior.

Funding provided by your Crestwood Education Association.

 

Forms:

Primary School Scholarship

Intermediate School Scholarship

Middle School Scholarship

 

Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition State and National Winners

    National Awards:

Art

On March 14th the National Scholastic Art Awards National Medalists were announced. These National Medalists were picked from the Gold Key recipients from the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards this past January. Madison Monreal received a National Silver Medal for her printmaking.This is a prestigious and very hard award to achieve. The pieces selected are the best pieces out of all the schools in the United States, including even our US schools based in foreign countries. Not only will Madison be receiving her National Medal but Ms. Jennifer Scott will be presented a National Teaching Medal as well. 

 

March Employees of the Month

Jennifer Gilles, Music Teacher at the Primary School

Susie Janson, Cook at the Primary School

 

Congratulations to Crestwood School's employees for being chosen "Employee of the Month" by the district administrative team.  They were recognized at the March board meeting for dedication and commitment to Crestwood Schools by their administrators.

Earth Day Shirts 2016 Earth Day

Earth Day T-Shirt orders due no later than March 18th

Please send your orders and money to Cheryl Brugmann at  Crestwood Primary School

Order Form Click Here

 

 

Math Night at Hiram College Math Night

It’s that time of year again…. The Early Childhood Education students at Hiram College have been hard at work planning an awesome evening of hands-on mathematics.  There will be lots of math games and activities for children in grades K through 4 along with cookies and prizes.  Math Night activities will be held on the second floor of Hinsdale Hall, located on State Route 700 on Hiram’s campus, from 6:00 p.m. to  8:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 25th.  Please enter the building under the arch.  We hope you will come and have some fun with math!  

2016-2017 Kindergarten Registration Register for Kindergarten

 

2016 - 2017 Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration packets are available at Crestwood Primary School and online using the links below.  All registration information will be detailed in the packet.  You may register your child for Kindergarten at Crestwood Primary School between the hours of 9:30-11:30 am and 1:30-3:00 pm.  We look forward to seeing you for the 2016-2017 school year.

Kindergarten Information 16-17

Student Registration Forms 16-17

Kindergarten Medical Information Forms

February Employees of the Month

 

 

Employee of the Month

Tricia Pochedly, Intermediate School Teacher

 

 

Employee of the Month

Christi Brugmann, Primary School Aide

 

Congratulations to Crestwood School's employees for being chosen "Employee of the Month"  by the district administrative team.  They were recognized at the February board meeting for dedication and commitment to Crestwood Schools by their administrators.

MOBILE DENTIST COMING TO CRESTWOOD Dentist

The dental team from Smile Care Ohio is coming again on March 14, 2016. Permission forms are coming home with interim report cards on February 11, 2016. Please don’t miss out on this opportunity for your child to have a dental exam, x-rays, cleaning and fluoride treatment. Some children can also have sealants applied to molars. Smile Care Ohio will bill your private dental insurance or Medicaid/Healthy Start/Healthy Families. If you have no dental insurance, or are unable to pay the fee or the deductible, Smile Care will confidentially cover the cost of screening, cleaning and fluoride treatment. No child is turned away for inability to pay. Mini dental clinics will be set up at Primary for students attending Primary and Intermediate buildings and at Middle for Middle and High students. School transportation will be provided for High school students. Please complete and return your form immediately to your school nurse. Contact your building secretary if you need a new form.

Crestwood Middle School Designated Ohio School to Watch

 

            School to Watch        School to Watch

 

Congratulations to Crestwood Middle School staff and leadership for being designated as both an Ohio School to Watch and a National Forum School to Watch.  This designation is about Crestwood Middle School staff and leaders dedication to providing students with the best education possible.  You all work very hard and it pays off in the success of your students.

Letter from Ohio Department of Education 

Internet Safety Internet Safety
  • Is your 11-18 year old using Ask.fm or SnapChat?  Do you even know what these platforms are meant to do? (Spoiler alert:  neither one of these apps should exist anywhere in your home)
  • Are you aware that the overwhelming percentage of children are regular consumers of online pornography? And by the way, they don't think it's a big deal.
  • Did you know that your tweens and teens are regularly making it incredibly easy for sexual predators and "cyberbullies" to stalk them?
  • Did you know that if your child has an Instagram account - chances are they have more than ONE account?
  • Did you know that sexting is beginning in the 4th & 5th grade?
  • Did you know that chances are that your child has been the cyberbully at least a couple of times?

If any of these surprised you, come and learn more at the Internet Safety for Parents presentation.  See attached flyer.

Quality Profile Quality Profile

We are pleased to present you with the 2014-15 Quality Profile for the Crestwood Local School District. The Quality Profile helps characterize the overall educational value of public education beyond standardized testing.

 

Click here to view 2014-2015 Quality Profile

 

2016-2017 Calendar Calendar

The Crestwood Board of Education adopted the 2016-2017 Calendar at the January 12, 2016 Meeting.  click here to view calendar

Employees of the Month

Erin Levicky, School Psychologist

Terri Stone, Bus Driver

 

Congratulations to Crestwod School's employees for being chosen "Employee of the Month" by the district administrative team.  They were recognized at the January board meeting for dedication and committment to Crestwood Schools by their administrators.

2016 FATHER/DAUGHTER DANCE Dance

An Enchanted Evening Under the Sea 2016 FATHER/DAUGHTER DANCE

 

FOR GIRLS OF ALL AGES AND THEIR FATHERS, GRANDFATHERS, ETC.

 

Saturday, February 27th, 2015  6:00-8:00 P.M. At the Crestwood High School

 

ALL TICKETS ARE $12.00 PER PERSON

 

Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. Ticket price includes light refreshments, crafts and activities, and favors.  J Michael Photography will be onsite for those who wish to purchase professional photographs.

 

ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE CHS LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

 

Ticket Registration Form

Wellness Winter Walking

We are happy to announce that we are offering indoor winter walking again this year. This walking program is open to the community and begins January 20. The program will run every Wednesday and Friday from 7 to 8 a.m. at the Intermediate School until March 18.   Come and join us to walk and stay out of the cold!

Scholastics Art and Writing Scholastic s Arts

On Tuesday January 5th Crestwood Art students competed in the Regional Scholastics Art and Writing. Sophia Cobb, Madison Monreal, and Lauren Smith were awarded Gold Keys for their photography, printmaking, and sculpture works.  Andres Almy, Chris Colbetzor,  and Matt Davis were award Silver Keys for their wood carving and photography. Andres Almy, Lillian Bissell, Sophia Cobb, Taylor Cochrane, Matt Davis, Katie Fosnight, Alexandrea Geraci, Andrew Gullett, David Hand, Jenna Hopkins, Maddie Huntington, Maria Kess, Braenna Kimball, Cole Kramer, Kenzie Lohr, Bianca Marinelli, Noah Maxwell, Darin McCreery, Jace McSwain, Sara Miller, Sydney Nemec, Ephraim Oliphant, and Austin Shaffer received Honorable Mentions for their fantastic works. 1,398 works were selected for Gold Key, Silver Key, and Honorable Mentions out of the many thousands entered. 

 

 

The show will be on display in the Campus Center, Fine Arts Upper Lobby and the Main Hall Gallery starting January 19 and running through February 3.  Building hours are included on the attached campus map.  The awards program will be held on January 30 at the KSU at Stark University/Conference Center.  There will be 2 programs, one recognizing seniors at 10:00AM and a second at 12:00PM recognizing students grades 7-11.  Each student will receive 3 tickets for the event, additional guests are invited to view the exhibition during the ceremony.    Tickets will be included with the awards packets on the 15th.

 

 

Gold Keys will travel on after this show to compete in New York for National Medals.

 

January Board meeting Rescheduled Meeting
The January Board meeting has been rescheduled to Tuesday, January 12th starting at 6:30 p.m. Organizational Meeting and 7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting. 
2015 School Bus Replacement and Retrofit Rebate Grant

Congratulations Sharon Dove!  Over 530 school bus fleets applied to EPA’s 2015 School Bus Rebate Program.  Crestwood Local Schools is one of 85 who will receive a $40,000 grant towards the purchase of a new bus with funding allocated by EPA headquarters and Regions.

 

December Employees of the Month

        

        Employee of the Month              

       Kim Marfy,  Middle School Teacher 

        Employee of the Month

     Barb Blazek, High School Cook

 

 

Congratulations to Crestwood School's employees for being chosen "Employee of the Month" by the district administrative team.  They were recognized at the December board meeting for dedication and commitment to Crestwood Schools by their administrators.

 

Cookie Walk

Cookie Walk

Saturday, December 12th
9am-11am  
(while supplies last)
Crestwood Middle School
10880 John Edwards Drive
In the large cafeteria
$8 per pound
Buy dozens of holiday cookies
For your family, friends, neighbors and teachers
Buy now…freeze for later
Trays for sale or free boxes provided

Questions? 
Contact Maryellen Griffin by email:   griffin42@roadrunner.com 
Or Mary Wideman by email:  mewb1970@aol.com

Sponsored by the Crestwood Band Boosters

 

Holiday Concert Schedule Holiday Concerts

December 7      CHS Choir Holiday                               7pm

December 10    CHS Solo & Small Ensemble                  7pm

December 11    CMS Winter 7/8 Band Concert               7pm

December 17    CHS Band Holiday Concert                    7pm

 
POINSETTIA & WREATH SALE Poinsettia Wreath

 

The Crestwood High School Freshman Class is sponsoring a Poinsettia and Wreath Sale!  If you would like to support the class by purchasing a poinsettia or wreath, please complete the order form at the bottom of this page.  Forms may be emailed or sent in the interschool mail.  Pick up orders at the high school teachers’ lounge on December 10th between 3:00-5:00 p.m.!  Payment can be sent or paid at pick up.  Thank you!

 

Click Here for Order Form

Public Hearing

The Crestwood Board of Education will hold a Public Hearing, pursuant to ORC 3313.48(B), adopting of the School Calendar.  At least 30 days prior to adopting a school calendar, the board of education must hold a public hearing on the calendar, “addressing topics that include but are not limited to the total number of hours in a school year, length of school day, and beginning and end dates of instruction,” Monday December 7, 2015 at 6:45 P.M. at the High School Library, 10919 N. Main Street, Mantua, Ohio

 

SNOWPLOW BIDS Snowplow

 

CRESTWOOD LOCAL SCHOOLS IS ACCEPTING 

JOB ESTIMATE FOR SNOWPLOWING

FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2015-2016

 BID SHEETS DUE November 30, 2015

BID SHEET FORM CLICK HERE

                                                                                                                     

FAX: 330.274.3830

EMAIL: gbronder@crestwoodschools.org

Treasurer Josh Mandel Announces Launch of Crestwood Local School District Checkbook on OhioCheckbook.com

Momentum Grows for Statewide Government Transparency with Over 340 Local Government and School Districts Partnering with OhioCheckbook.com

 

COLUMBUS – Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel today announced the launch of the Crestwood Local School District checkbook on OhioCheckbook.com.  Last year, Treasurer Mandel launched OhioCheckbook.com, which sets a new national standard for government transparency and for the first time in Ohio history puts all state spending information on the internet. OhioCheckbook.com recently earned Ohio the number one ranking in the country for government transparency.   

Joining Treasurer Mandel in announcing this partnership is Crestwood Local School District Treasurer Jill Rowe.  With this launch, taxpayers in the district are now able to view over 58,000 transactions that equal to more than $75.1 million of total spending over the past four fiscal years. 

“I believe the people of Portage County have a right to know how their tax money is being spent and I applaud local leaders here for partnering with the Treasurer’s office to post their finances on OhioCheckbook.com,” said Treasurer Mandel.  “By partnering and posting local government checkbooks, taxpayers across Ohio are empowered with a powerful tool to hold public officials accountable within their communities.”

 

Crestwood High Drama Club presents...

 

  NOVEMBER   13th,   14th15th

Friday (7:00)                           Pre-Sale $6.00

Saturday (7:00)                     At-Door $8.00

Sunday (2:00)    Children under 3 = FREE

@ Crestwood High School

 

November Employees of the Month

   

Congratulations to Crestwod School's employees Lindsay Ludlow, Jessica Jones and Maryellen Griffin for being chosen "Employee of the Month" by the district administrative team.  They were recognized at the November board meeting for dedication and committment to Crestwood Schools by their administrators.

Regional Quarterfinal Football Game

Presale tickets for the OHSAA Regional Quarterfinal Football game played this Saturday, Nov. 7 at 7:00 p.m. at Jack Lambert Stadium between your Red Devils and Cortland Lakeview will be available for purchase for $8.00 Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday during normal school hours.  Tickets can be purchased in the Middle School Main Office between 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. and in the High School Athletic Office between 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Congratulations Sam Oliphant! Sam

Crestwood High School senior Sam Oliphant has been named a Semifinalist in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. Sam has placed among the top one percent of more than 1.5 million students who took the PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state.

 

As a semifinalist in the 61st annual National Merit Scholarship Program, Sam has an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,400 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship® award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. About 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and about half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar® title.

 

Halloween Carnival

 

FCCLA presents…

 

Crestwood’s Annual

Halloween Carnival


October 24th: 1:00-3:00 pm

Join us at Crestwood High School for an afternoon of fun-filled games, trick-or-treating, costume contest, basket raffle, and so much more!

***

Cost is a non-perishable food item

For children 8th grade and under and their families  

 

 

 

Halloween Carnival Flyer Click Here

Employees of the Month

Congratulations to Crestwod School's employees for being chosen "Employee of the Month" by the district administrative team.  They were recognized at the October board meeting for dedication and committment to Crestwood Schools by their administrators.

 

 

                    October Employees of the Month

Employee of the Month         Employee of the Month

    Rebecca Roosa                              Mikayla McCall

      Secretary                                       Art Teacher

Intermediate School                       Primary School

Michael Brantley Visits Crestwood Middle School

Cleveland Indian’s outfielder Michael Brantley visited Crestwood Middle School to present the school with a $5000.00 grant from Game Plan for Success.  To enter the contest, schools had to submit a 500-word essay on what their game plan for student success will be for the year.  Mrs. Schmidt submitted and essay about the Crestwood Intensive Care Unit and how our students are learning heros.  CICU is a program for teachers, students and families to work together to ensure that all the needs of the student are met and every assignment is completed.

October 2015 Crestwood Comments 

October 2015 Crestwood Comments 

Click Here to View

Congratulations Employees of the Month!

Congratulations to Crestwood School's employees for being chosen "Employee of the Month" by the district administrative team.  They were recognized at the September board meeting for dedication and commitment to Crestwood Schools by their administrators.

 

August Employees of the Month

Employee of the Month           Employee of the Month

Jennifer Stephens, Teacher       Chuck Burns, Maintenance

 

September Employees of the Month

Employee of the Month            Employee of the Month

Kristy Jones, Teacher                 Michelle Sweet, Secretary 

Strategic Plan Update

Dear Crestwood Community:

 

Superintendent, David Toth will present the following fall update to the strategic plan to the community at the next regular board of education meeting on September 14, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

 

  

Strategic Plan Update

Strategic Plan

 

PRESS RELEASE

Crestwood Local Schools Receive U.S. Department of Education Funding for Innovative Programs Supporting District’s Commitment to Student Well-Being

 

Mantua, OH. September 2, 2015 –Crestwood Local Schools is awarded just shy of $900,000 for multi-year funding from the U.S DOE Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Grant which has awarded four Ohio districts, and 67 school districts nationwide in 2015. In a district culture where student’s routinely are praised and given incentives for doing something good for someone else, the award underscores the district’s motto: “Crestwood Cares for Self, School, and Others.” As an example of its Culture of Caring the district will participate for the 6th consecutive year in the United Nation’s sponsored International Peace Day on September 21st, with student’s creating and planting pinwheels for peace across the district’s four campuses.

 

 

Crestwood Local Schools Facility Survey

 

Dear Community Members,

 

 

As part of the district's strategic plan to continue to upgrade the facilities that will enable  21st Century Learning for Crestwood students, we are seeking community input on possible facility improvements.  Please complete this survey to assist us in the process.       

 

Facility Survey Click Here

 

Thank you,

 

David Toth

Superintendent

 

 

Welcome Back

Open House

Open House

August 17, 2015

 

Primary School                         4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Intermediate School              4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

Middle School                            5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

High School                                 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

 

Dear Crestwood Families, 

 

We are excited that Crestwood Local Schools has partnered with FinalForms, an on-line program which will enable parents and their students to complete MOST school forms electronically including emergency medical and free and reduced lunch applications. 

Parent Instructions

CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT FORMS

Blackboard Connect - Get District Information

Please follow the link below to sign up to receive communications from Crestwood Local Schools.  Signing up with Blackboard Connect will provide you with notifications about events, alerts, and emergencies for the district.  It is an efficient way to help you stay more informed and involved.

 

Blackboard Connect

 

Sunday, August 16th

5:00 p.m. to  8:00 p.m.

Crestwood High School Stadium

 

Girl Scout 243 will be collecting books for the Big Red Bookshelf

 

 

Crestwood Local Schools & Mantua American Legion Post 193 

 

DONATE SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR NEEDY KIDS BY STUFFING THE BUS:

                                  

                                           

 

Crestwood Community Days and Pep Rally 2015

August 16, 2015

5-8pm (pep rally will start at 7pm)

Crestwood High School Stadium

 

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 an obstacle course, Ohio mobile gaming, and Perfect Occasions entertainers for some balloon twisting and face painting! To ease the start of the school year, there will be opportunities for students to tour a bus and take a brief ride; and booths with information about local organizations.

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

If you would like to participate in “Stuff the Bus” the American Legion Post 193 will be collecting school supplies that evening!

Looking forward to seeing your family on August 16th at the Annual Crestwood Community Pep Rally

Crestwood Surround Care

Surround Care is a program that will be initiated in the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year by Crestwood Local Schools as a service to working parents.  While the program is operated by the district, it is totally dependent upon parent fees for its operating budget.

 

For more information click here to visit the Surround Care page
 

 

Employees of the Month

Congratulations to Crestwood School's employees for being chosen "Employee of the Month" by the district administrative team. They were recognized at the May and June board meetings for dedication and commitment to Crestwood Schools by their administrators.             

April Employees of the Month 

Joanne Bockmuller and Cheryl Brugmann

May Employee of the Month

  

Patty Timbrook

Summer Technology Positions Available!

The Crestwood Technology Department is in need of 2 summer workers. Student candidates with an interest in technology are preferred. Candidates must have transportation and must be able to lift at least 50 pounds. The position will require 30 hours per week at a rate of $9.00 per hour for 50 days. Any interested applicants should submit an email expressing interest in the position to Jeff Woolard, the district’s Technology Supervisor at jwoolard@crestwoodschools.org.

Board Meeting

Board Meeting

Crestwood High School Recognized!

Crestwood High School has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report as a Silver Medallion 'Best High School', being ranked in the Top 10% of Ohio Schools! Of the numerous Ohio schools ranked in 2015 among the U.S. News Best High Schools, 19 were awarded gold medals, 138 earned silver medals and 260 received bronze medals. Four hundred sixty four additional high schools did not qualify for recognition. Congratulations on this excellent achievement, students and staff!! For more information, click here.

Annual Frontier Days to be Held May 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Crestwood High School’s American Experience Academy will be hosting their annual Frontier Days this weekend.  Join us on Saturday, May 16 the experience will be open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Step back to the 18th Century Ohio Frontier and observe accurate interpretations of activities such as blacksmithing, games, and land surveying to name a few.  A small frontier battle will also be re- enacted from 11:30-12:15.

Thank You

CRESTWOOD LOCAL SCHOOLS RECEIVES NEARLY $1 MILLION GRANT FROM U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Crestwood Local Schools Superintendent Dave Toth received exciting news from the U.S. Department of Education when it agreed to fund a three-year program costing nearly $1 million. The program aims to boost student well-being and achievement.

 

The district applied for the Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Grant in March 2014 and received notice this week that it was awarded approximately $925,000. The district will receive a little more than $300,000 annually for the next three years beginning with the 2015-2016 school year.

 

“We applied for this grant because we recognized a trend in student discipline referrals among low socioeconomic students and among those students who were experiencing hardship in the family including unemployment, divorce, and parents being deployed overseas,” said Toth. “Students’ personal and social needs must be successfully addressed during the key elementary years if they are to succeed in the future.”

Pops Concert and Pasta Dinner May 8 - 9

Students in the Crestwood High School Choral Program are performing in their annual Pops Concert titled "Road Tour" May 8 and 9 at 7 p.m.. Song selections from Pitch Perfect, Journey's Greatest Hits, Respect by Aretha Franklin, and an arrangement premiered by Pentatonix. Pasta dinner tickets during the show are $10 per seat for adults and $5 for children under four. Seats on the bleachers are $5 dollars. Children under four get in free (meal not included). Please call Erin Miller at 330-357-8204 ext 1122 for information and ticket reservations. We look forward to seeing you there!

 
Emergency Levy RENEWAL, No New Tax

Crestwood Schools Emergency Tax Levy Renewal, Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 4.8 mills, 4 years

 

Crestwood schools is seeking to renew the emergency levy that was originally passed in November 2012 for a period of 4 years.  This levy is NOT a new tax and the taxpayer will continue to pay the same amount and generate $1.4 million annually for the school district.

March Employees of the Month

Congratulations to two Crestwood School's employees for being chosen "Employee of the Month" by the district administrative team.  Tait Taylor, Custodian and Jolene Reese, Teacher were March Employees of the Month. They were recognized at the April board meeting for dedication and commitment to Crestwood Schools by their administrators.  

 

          

 

Retirement Reception

 

YOU’RE INVITED
TO CELEBRATE WITH US ON

TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2015  

 6:30 – 7:00 P.M.

AT THE HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY

 TO HONOR THE FOLLOWING RETIREES:

 

 

 

 

Crestwood High School Drama Club Presents...

 

       

                                                                                                  

April 24th, 25th, and 26th

Friday: 7:00 p.m.

Saturday: 7:00 p.m.

Sunday:  2:00 p.m.

Presale: $6

Door: $8

Cherry Tree Lane Brunch with Mary Poppins and cast:

(*Before Sunday show*)

Begins at 12:00 p.m.

Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

Presale: $10 (includes show)

Door: $15 (includes show)

 

 

*children under 4 get in free (Brunch not included)*

New State Testing and Graduation Requirements

This year’s sophomore class is the last class that will be taking the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) as a graduation requirement. New sets of assessments have been developed by two different companies based upon the Common Core curriculum that was adopted by the State of Ohio. 

Welcome new Operations Manager, Geoffrey Bronder!

 

Geoffrey Bronder comes to us from Fed Ex as a senior vehicle technician, safety coordinator and various management roles.  He attended Kent State University earning a degree in Business Administration and Stark State earning an Associate’s degree in engineering technology.  He has a diverse background with a wide variety of certifications and awards.  When you see him please welcome Geoffrey to the Crestwood family.

Before and After School Care Survey

Dear Community Members,

 

As part of strategic planning for the district, we are investigating the possibility of starting a before and after school program for the 2015-2016 school year. This program would be structured for students in grades K-5. This program would be a great service for working parents in the Crestwood District. Please complete this survey to assist us in this process.

 

Thank you

Before & After School Care Survey

Crystal Apple Award Winner

Congratulations to 7th / 8th grade teacher Howie Bendau: Winner of Northeast   Ohio Media Group Crystal Apple Award sponsored by Bryant & Stratton College

 

Mr. Bendau was nominated by a former student as a teacher who inspires, supports and helps students realize their true potential.  Educators like Howie regularly set positive examples for his students, families and colleagues.  

February Employees of the Month

February Employees of the Month

 

Congratulations to two Crestwood School's employees for being chosen "Employee of the Month" by the district administrative team.  Keith Tuttle, Custodian and Meredith Birmingham, Teacher were February Employees of the Month. They were recognized at the March board meeting for dedication and commitment to Crestwood Schools by their administrators.  

2015 - 2016 Kindergarten Registration

 Information packets containing registration paperwork are available online, see below; or at the Primary School.

*Your child must be five years old on or before August 1st, 2015, to be eligible to register for Kindergarten. 

Please note you MUST have the following items completed and available when you register your child for Kindergarten:

  • Completed Crestwood Local Schools Registration Forms
  • $75.00 Kindergarten supply fee payable to Crestwood Board of Education
  • Child’s original birth certificate issued by the state
  • Child’s social security card
  • (2) proofs of residency for the parent
  • Custody Papers – if applicable
  • Health History (completed by parents)

If you have any questions regarding Kindergarten Registration, please contact Crestwood Primary School at (330) 357-8202

Kindergarten Registration Forms 

Crestwood Safety Town 2015 forms 

 

 

 

Coffee with the Superintendent

Please join the Superintendent, Dave Toth, for coffee and conversation.

 

When: March 12

anytime between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m.

Where: Pupil Services Building

4571 W. Prospect St., Mantua

 

Why: You will have the opportunity to learn more about your local schools and ask the Superintendent about issues concerning you

 

R.S.V.P  by  March 10, 2015

330.357.8206 ext. 5005

treid@crestwoodschools.org

 

 

MOBILE DENTIST COMING TO CRESTWOOD

The Mobile Dentist is coming to Crestwood March 30, 2015. If your child has not had their teeth examined and cleaned in the past 6 months, they are eligible for this service. Children with private insurance, Medicaid or Healthy Start/Healthy families or have no or partial dental coverage are encouraged to come.  Smile care Ohio handles all the billing and provides funds for those who cannot pay all or part of the service. NO child is turned away for inability to pay.

Permission forms were sent home with report cards in January but you can call the building secretary if you need a new form. Please complete and sign the form and return it to your child’s school nurse asap. 

2015 - 2016 Kindergarten Registration Packets will be available at Crestwood Primary School on Tuesday, February 17th.

Kindergarten Student Registration will be held at Crestwood Primary School on Thursday, February 26th from 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

and Wednesday, March 18th from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

*Please note your child must be five years old on or before August 1st, 2015, to be eligible to register for Kindergarten. 

If you have any questions regarding Kindergarten Registration, please contact Crestwood Primary School at (330) 357-8202

 

Kindergarten Registration Forms 2015

Safety Town Forms 2015

Congratulations CHS Cheerleaders and Coaches!

 

 

 

 

Father Daughter Dance Saturday, February 28th

“FROZEN” WINTER WONDERLAND

2015 FATHER/DAUGHTER DANCE

FOR GIRLS OF ALL AGES

            AND THEIR FATHERS, GRANDFATHERS, ETC.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28

 6:00-8:00 P.M.

                                

TICKETS ARE PRE-SALE AND WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR

ALL TICKETS ARE $12.00 PER PERSON

Ticket price includes light refreshments, crafts and activities, and favors.

Ticket price does not include professional photograph.

J Michael Photography will be onsite for those who wish to purchase professional photographs.

 

ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE CHS LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

 

 

Father Daughter Dance Flyer

 

 

T-Shirt Fundraiser to Raise Money for Diablo, K-9 Officer

Please support the acquisition of a K-9 vehicle for Diablo and SRO Officer Urso by purchasing a Mantua Police K-9 Unit T-Shirt. T-Shirts cost $15 and will be available March 16 at the police department. To order a shirt, go to: https://www.booster.com/mantuak9fund 

CMS January Students of the month

6TH GRADE: Anthony Sherry, Mason Darkow, Allison Sabol, Ashleigh Stahl, Nicole Christopher, Tim Brind

7TH GRADE: Hannah Ule, Sierra Kauffold, Cole Fannin, Max Maretka, Gabrielle Albrecht, Steven Bene

8TH GRADE: Ashely Kline, Bianca Marinelli, Stephen Glova, Matt Duley, Emma Conaway, Jaxxon Tekavec

January 2015 HS Student and Athletes of the Month

Front Row (left to right): Lilly Hoffman (10th), Isabel Hysing (10th), Makenna Delgado (12th), Breanna Farrow (Bowling) Back Row: Austin Shaffer (9th), Nick Wrobel (Wrestling), Jeremiah Fitzgerald (12th), Leannah Frances (Bowling)

8th Grade Planning Night Feb. 10

All eighth graders and their parent/guardian(s) are invited and strongly encouraged to attend the Eighth Grade High School Planning Night being held at Crestwood High School on Tuesday, February 10th. The event will begin promptly at 6 p.m. and will conclude at 8 p.m.

December Employees of the Month

  

Congratulations to two Crestwood School's employees for being chosen "Employee of the Month" by the district administrative team.  Anita Ressler, Aide and Betty Miner, Teacher, were December  Employees of the Month. They were recognized at the December board meeting for dedication and commitment to Crestwood Schools by their administrators.  

Board Elects New Officers

At the January 7 Board Meeting, the Crestwood Local School Board elected new officers for the 2015 calendar year. Mr. Matt Sorrick will continue as Board President and Mr. Dave Becker was elected Vice President. 

Additionally, each board member is assigned an area of responsibility. Click on read more to see each members responsibilities and committees.

School Closed Today, January 9

The Crestwood Local Schools will be closed today, January 9, due to inclement weather.

Two New Crestwood Swimming Records Set

January 5 at Hiram Pool vs Fairfield.  Both our boys and girls swim teams brought home victories.

Two new Crestwood records were set:

BOYS 200 Meter Medley Relay   Old record: 2:11.22  New Record: 2:10:.7 

set by; Danny O'Sickey, Colson Faust, Sam Oliphant, and Blaine Sorrick.

BOYS 400 Meter Free  Old Record 5:09.54 by Josh Franek New Record 5:09.3

set by Blaine Sorrick.

THIS WEEK"S HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCHEDULE:

Knights of Columbus Sponsor Youth Free Throw Championship Jan. 14

Crestwood area boys and girls ages 10 to 14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the 2015 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship. This is a fun, free activity for area youth to compete in a Free Throw (foul shot) competition for best of fifteen consecutive shots. The competition will be held at Crestwood Middle School at 6:30 pm on January 14, 2015.

Happy New Year and Welcome Back!

Please note: This month's board meeting will be held Tuesday, Jan. 6. An organizational meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. with the regular board meeting immediately following at 7 p.m. in the High School Library. 

HIGH SCHOOL GAMES AND EVENTS OVER BREAK

Here is a complete listing of games during our holiday break.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL!

Crestwood Baseball Camp Offered

BASEBALL SKILLS CAMP OFFERED

2014 Winter Skill Development Camps presented by Crestwood Athletic Sports Boosters

Saturday, December 27th,

Saturday January 3rd and Saturday,

January 10th

Crestwood High School Gym

$25 Per Camp/$60 Register All

Deadline: Friday, December 26th
*Limited 20 spots per camp

 

Congratulations! High School Scholar Athletes!

Fall Sport Scholar Athetes from Crestwood High School

78 student-athletes who earned varsity letters this fall and maintained a GPA of 3.4 or above.

 

Thank you CASB for the T-Shirts!

Crestwood Basketball

Crestwood Girls Basketball will play Roosevelt on Sunday, December 21, at Quicken Loans Arena. 7:30 start time.

4:30 Cavaliers will play the Memphis Grizzlies.

Crestwood Boys Basketball will play Garfield on Wednesday, December 31 (New Year’s Eve) at Quicken Loans Arena. 1:45 start time.   3:00 will be a second high school game---Cornerstone Christian vs. Fairport Harbor.

7:00 Cavaliers will play the Milwaukee Bucks.

Tickets to the high school only games will be available at the arena for $15.00.

Combination tickets to the high school game and to the Cavs game are $50.00 and can be purchased through the Crestwood Athletic Office. We have only a few tickets left. Call 330-274-3826 or email smatheos@crestwoodschools.org ASAP if you wish to purchase tickets!

Check for $50 per ticket made out to CASB

November Employees of the Month

 

  

Congratulations to two Crestwood School's employees for being chosen "Employee of the Month" by the district administrative team. Teri Beck, EMIS Coordinator, and Kristina Bronder, Teacher, were November Employees of the Month. They were recognized at the December board meeting for dedication and commitment to Crestwood Schools by their administrators.  

Poinsettia & Wreath Sales

The Crestwood High School Freshman Class is sponsoring a Poinsettia and Wreath Sale!  If you would like to support the class by purchasing a poinsettia or wreath, please complete the order form. Forms may be returned with your student or mailed to the high school.  Please include a check payable to Crestwood High School with all orders.  Pick up orders at the high school teachers’ lounge on December 10 between 3:00-5:00 p.m.!  Thank you!

 

Click here for the order form.

Giving Trees Aim to Help Crestwood Families

Crestwood Primary, Intermediate and Middle Schools have set up holiday giving trees to help students in the Crestwood family recieve gifts during the holidays. This year the need seems particularly great. If you are able to help, stop by any of the schools and pick up a tag. All gifts need to be returned to the school by December 12. Please contact Mr. Gary Traverny, CPS/CIS or Mrs. Lynne Morrison, CMS, with any questions. 

                  December Concert Schedule 

9th        CHS Holiday Band Concert in Gym 7:00 pm

10th      CMS 7th& 8th Grade  Choir Concert 7:00 pm

11th      CMS 6th Grade Choir Concert 7:00 pm

12th      CHS Holiday Choir Concert in Gym 7:00 pm

15th      CMS 7th /8th  Grade Band 7:00 pm

 
Thanksgiving Break Thanksgiving
K-9 Letter of Support

The safety and security of our students and staff is of the utmost importance to the administration of the Crestwood Local Schools. 

 

 

Buy Homemade Pies for Thanksgiving and Support CHS Leadership

Do you want to serve pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving, but don’t have the time to bake? Visiting relatives? Take one along and let them think you made it yourself!

 

Congratulations to September and October Employees of the Month
CIS FOOD DRIVE

 

Crestwood Intermediate is hosting a FOOD DRIVE this coming week Nov. 3-7. We are asking our CIS families to please send in your non-perishable items to be placed in one of the three boxes located throughout the school. This is a great opportunity to help teach our children how important it is serve others in our community. The food will go towards our local families in need. We appreciate your support with this. 

School Meal Program Helps Families Save Money

Pinching Pennies?

The school meal program may be able to help. The program is confidential, easy, and good for both your budget and your child’s school.

And, the benefits are significant.

Families who qualify for free or reduced-price meals can save hundreds of dollars per child compared with buying full-price school meals or making meals at home. The School Breakfast Program provides funding that makes it possible for schools to offer a nutritious breakfast to students each day.

Red Devil Varsity Football

Come out and support the Crestwood Varsity Football team as they try and defeat Field for a perfect 10 - 0 season!  The game begins at 7:00pm at Jack Lambert Stadium.  GO RED DEVILS!

District Implements Two-Hour Delay Procedures

Living in Northeastern Ohio presents our school district with many challenges dealing with adverse weather. Often, severe conditions at 6:00 a.m. are much improved one or two hours later making it safe to continue school activities. With this being said - our school district may use the option of a two-hour delay start to the school day for inclement weather or other emergencies.  By using the “two-hour delay”, we may be able to have school and avoid using as many calamity days or making up any school hours.

Another Wonderful Weekend for Crestwood Fall Sports

Friday, October 24 saw our Red Devil football squad travel to Kent to take on the Rough Riders.  The first half was a bit of a struggle as we fell behind 26 - 7 late in the second quarter.  This team maintains their composure and the Cardiac Devils fought their way back in an exciting second half.  48 - 42 was the final as the Devils prevailed with six players scoring touchdowns; Brendan Fannin, A. J. Foulkes, Jared Bailey (2), Gabe Surgeon, Logan Thut, and Jordan Fabry with the game winner.  Our 9 - 0 Devils have clinched at least a share of the PTC Metro title as well as the first home playoff game in school history.  Field visits on Friday--Senior Night at Jack Lambert Stadium.

The Crestwood Cross Country teams traveled to Boardman on Oct 25 for OHSAA Reginal Tournament action.  The boys team finished 9th overall with senior Jeremiah Fitzgerald (3rd) and junior Jacob Ondash (9th) qualifying for the state meet next Saturday.  Also placing for the guys were Sam Oliphant, George Lesnak, and Colson Faust.  The girls team missed qualifying for a trip to Columbus by just one spot as they finished in 5th place.  Melina Edic, Evie Head, Kira Judd, Katie Fosnight, and Bella Wagner placed for the girls.

Great Fall Sports Season Continues

Friday, October 17 at Jack Lambert Stadium-- Crestwood 32. Springfield 12 on Homecoming night.  A. J. Foulkes leading the way with three touchdowns.  Our Red Devils are 8 - 0 and ranked number one in Region 11.  We have clinched a playoff spot!

Saturday, October 18 at Trumbull County Fairgrounds both our boys and girls cross country teams brought home District Championships.  The Regional Tournament is next at Boardman next Saturday.

Monday, October 20 at 7:00 our PTC champion volleyball team plays the district semi-final game against West Branch at West Branch.  Good luck Lady Red Devils!

Students Visit the Ohio Supreme Court
(Oct 13, 2014) -- On September 24th, Crestwood High School students from the A.P. Government and Academy II classes travelled to Ravenna to participate in a once in a lifetime event. The Ohio Supreme Court’s Off-Site Program met at Ravenna High School.  Selected students of local schools including Streetsboro, Windham, Aurora, Garrettsville and Crestwood had the opportunity to observe the court in action and engage in a question and answer session with lawyers involved in the case they observed. Only about 5,000 students in the last 25 years have had the same opportunity.
Week of Winning at Crestwood
On October 9 our Lady Red Devil Volleyball team completed an undefeated season in league play and brought home the PTC Metro Division Title to Crestwood.  This team never lost a set during any league match this year.  We are the number one seeded team at the West Branch Districts as well.
 
October 10 saw our Crestwood Varsity Football team beat Ravenna 40 - 20 to remain undefeated and move into the top spot in Region 11.   Our 7 - 0 Red Devils are leading the PTC Metro Division with games remaining against Springfield (H), Kent (Away), and Field (H).
 
The PTC Cross Country Championships were held at the Randolph Fairgrounds on October 11 and our Boys Team brought home the title.  Jeremiah Fitzgeral finished in first place, Jacob Ondash was third, George Lesnak fourth, and Sam Oliphant ninth.
Halloween Carnival

Hosted by FCCLA  (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America)  

                          

Who: Children of the Crestwood School District 8th grade and younger plus their families!


What: Trick-or-Treat at the classroom doors,  play tons of games, and win cool   prizes! Enter the basket raffle too!


Where: Crestwood High School


When: Saturday, October 25th, 2014 from 1-3 pm. *Concessions will be   available for sale: hot dogs, chips, & drinks

 

FlyerClick Here 

Two Huge Contests @ Crestwood This Week

On Tuesday our first place and PTC undefeated volleyball team hosts Kent in a battle for the Metro Div. Championship.  Action starts at 5:30.

On Friday our 6 - 0 Red Devil football team hosts the Ravenna Ravens with the winning team taking over first place in the PTC Metro  7:00 kick-off.

GO DEVILS!

Middle and High School Parent Teacher Conferences Oct. 9

(Oct. 2, 2011) -- Conferences are being held on October 9th, from 4:00 - 7:30 p.m. at both the Middle School and High School. For Middle School Conferences, click here to register online at Sign-Up Genius. For High School Conferences, contact the Guidance Office fax – 330-274-0072, e-mail – cgoggin@crestwoodschools.org by Oct. 7. 

National Honor Society students will provide complimentary babysitting in the teachers’ lounge by the main office. Advance notice of the number and ages of the children would be appreciated.

Rotary and High School Partner in Round #2 Of the Best Chili Cook Off Ever!

(Oct. 2, 2011) -- On Friday, October 10  from 5-7 p.m. the High School cafeteria will be transformed to host ROUND #2 of the  2014 BEST CHILI COOK OFF EVER with proceeds  going to help fund the Rotary Club of Mantua’s Scholarships and Awards Programs for our Crestwood High School students. 

Football Parking at Coventry for Friday

(Oct. 1, 2011) -- Due to construction at Coventry High School we will need to follow these parking instructions on Friday:  Park at the High School 3089 Manchester Road Akron 44319 and take the shuttle buses to the stadium. The shuttles start running at 6:00pm and will run continuous throughout the evening.

Crestwood Strategic Plan

Communication Plan

Increase effective communication with all stakeholders within the Crestwood community.  The five-year Communication Plan will be presented to the Board of Education by September, 2014.  This Communication Plan will reflect a 10% increase in community feedback by June 2020.  The Plan will address consistent back and forth timely communication between the District and constituents that meets the concerns of the Crestwood community.

Congratulations Red Devil's Football!

Congratulations to Crestwood's varsity football team on a decisive victory against Southeast on Friday night.  The Red Devils beat the Pirates 42 - 0.  Keep up the hard work!

Congratulations Crestwood Volleyball Team!

Crestwood Volleyball wins the Lake Invitational Tournament!  Morgan Strenk is named tournament MVP.

Welcome to our new website!

Crestwood Schools would like to welcome you to our newly redesigned website.  You will see that most of the content is the same. We are still in the process of completing the final changes to the site.  Thanks for your patience during this process.

 

Crestwood Technology Department

Federal Court Instructs Ohio Districts to Post Information for Parents Concerning Data Release

A U.S. District Court has ordered that 2013-2014 school year records from the Ohio Department of Education’s Educational Management Information System be turned over to Disability Rights Ohio as part of an ongoing lawsuit.

Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, families of students whose data will be released must be notified and given the opportunity to object. The court is instructing all local education agencies to post notice about this opportunity to object on their district websites and in a central location, accessible to the public, in each building that is open to the public.

A copy of the notice – which includes instructions on how parents may object to the data release – can be found here. The court must receive objections no later than Sept. 12.

 

Crestwood Comments

 

               Crestwood Comments August 2014

Back to School August 26th
Open House August 25,2014

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Primary & Intermediate School

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Middle & High School 

August Board of Education Meeting
JULY 3, 2014 BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

 

 

June 2014 Board Meeting
Student Medicine Pick Up

Parent/guardians must pick up all medicine that their child has in the school clinic by 4:00pm Monday June 9, 2014. We also still have medication from overnight school trips at Middle School and High School.  You will be requested to sign the Medication Return Form showing medication was returned to you. Students who have epipens or asthma inhalers are allowed by law to carry these emergency medications. These will be sent home with students in grades K-12 on the last day of school unless you call the school nurse to advise you prefer to pick it up. Students may not carry any other kind of medication. All medications not picked up will be disposed of at the Drug Take Back Center.

As a reminder, if your child will require medicine at school next school year, please obtain the appropriate prescription, over the counter, inhaler or epipen form from the clinic or online under forms and links. For the safety of all our students, do not send medicine to school with your child. It must be delivered by the parent/guardian or another responsible adult that you designate. Medicine must be accompanied by the completed and signed authorization form before it can be given at school. Thank you for your help in keeping our students safe at school.

Crestwood Girls Track Qualifies Four Outstanding Young Ladies for The State Meet:

Crestwood's 4 x 800 meter relay team made it through the very tough Austintown Regional Track Meet and qualified for the State Meet at Jesse Owens Stadium in Columbus on June 6 and 7.

 

 

Abby Soltisz (12), Challis Roberts (12), Marissa Midgley (12), and Maddie Sorrick (11) plus alternate Melissa Soltisz (10) will be representing our Red Devils at the state meet.  Abby Soltisz also finished first at Austintown in the 3200 meter run and will be moving on to the state meet in this event.  Congratulations Abby on your 3200meter regional championship.

 

This is Abby's 8th time qualifying for the state tournament--four in cross country and four in track & field.  We believe this is the first time in Crestwood history that one of our student-athletes has qualified for state competition eight different times.  This is truly a rare and special accomplishment for Abby Soltisz and we are all very proud of her.  Good luck in Columbus to all of our Crestwood runners.  Go Devils!

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May 5, 2014 Board of Education Meeting

May 2014 Crestwood Comments 

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2014 Graduation Ceremony Venue Change:

Date:  June 5, 2014

Time: 7:00 P.M.

Location:  Parkside Church is located at 7100 Pettibone Rd., Chagrin Falls (Bainbridge), OH  44023.  

 

Due to a delay in the construction/remodeling project of the Parkside Church auditorium, the Crestwood High School Class of 2014 will be able to hold its commencement ceremony at this location after all. 

Dear Crestwood Community,

 

The Crestwood Board of Education would like to thank everyone who participated in our surveys and focus groups to assist the district in developing a strategic plan. Your input is important to us and will only make the Crestwood School District even better.

 

Last evening the Board of Education reviewed the data from the surveys and focus groups, and over the course of the next month, will begin to develop goals for the district based on this data.

 

Again thank you for all your input. Together, we can make Crestwood the Best!

 

 

Thank You,

 

David M. Toth

Superintendent  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAY 5, 2014

6:30-7:00 PM HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY

IN HONOR OF THE FOLLOWING RETIREES:

 

Mary Lou Bernotas – Secretary 29 years

Pamela Braden  - Speech Pathologist 35 years

Theresa Duesing -   MS Teacher  35 years

Patricia Eskridge – MS Teacher 23 years

Rick Hall— Custodian 30 years

Edward Nichols – MS Teacher 30 years

Eileen Shahan – CIS Teacher 18 years

Janet Wilkins – CIS Teacher 21 years

Gerrie Zimcosky – CIS Teacher 34 years 

Students of the Month

MARCH  2014  STUDENTS  AND ATHLETES OF THE MONTH  

 

Back Row:  Jake Agle (12th), Madeleine Sorrick (11th), Holly Hoffman (Softball), Jeremiah Fitzgerald (Track)  Front Row: Olivia Brady(9th), Morgan Engelhart (12th), Allyssa Swan (10th)

    Outstanding Mathematics Professional

Congratulations to 4th grade teacher Kristen Patton: A Greater Cleveland Council of Teachers of Mathematics Outstanding Mathematics Professional award winner for 2013-2014.  

Educators like Kristen regularly set positive examples for her students, families and colleagues. Her professionalism in engaging and supporting students in meaningful mathematics has been recognized by her peers, and that her efforts have set higher standards for mathematics education.

 

Conservation Educator of the Year

Congratulations to 3rd grade teacher Rosemary Krupar for being nominated for the PAESMT  "Presidential Academic Excellence in Science, Math and Technology" Award and for being selected as Conservation Educator of the Year by League of Ohio Sportsman. 

 

Educators like Rosemary bring the love of science to our students and to our Crestwood community.  Please feel free to visit her blog "Crestwood Explores The World."

http://www.crestwoodexplorestheworld.org/7/previous/3.html

Earth Day Earth Day Celebration 2014

The Crestwood Outdoor education Committee is proud to present our 10th Annual Earth Day Celebration on April 25th from 4:30-6:30 at the Bowen Road  Crestwood Elementary School Campus.  Dinner is available for purchase.

There are a wide variety of hands on and informational stations for your child to visit and projects to be completed.  Earth day is totally free for the children and always a family favorite.  Please plan to attend.  A great deal of hard work, time and dedication goes into planning and implementing this event.  We hope everyone can attend.  There will be a very small remaining number of Earth Day shirts available for purchase of $10.00.

Calamity Days Calamity Days

The Crestwood Local School District currently has to make up four calamity days. The Crestwood Board of Education, last evening, passed a resolution to utilize Blizzard Bags to help offset school days missed this past winter.  Blizzard Bags are an option provided by the Ohio Department of Education for school districts to help make up as many as three instructional days during a school year. With the use of Blizzard Bags, the Crestwood Local Schools will only have to make up one day at the end of this school year.

Blizzard Bags are online or take-home lessons that students complete to make up a missed day of school. Assignments will be available online on our individual schools’ websites or as “take home” hard copy assignments for your child to complete beginning Monday, April 14.  Assignments are due two weeks after they are assigned.  For example, the first assignments will be due two weeks from Monday, April 14 which is Friday, April 25.   The second assignments will be assigned Monday, April 28 and will be due Friday, May 9.  The third assignments will be assigned Monday, May 12 and will be due Friday, May 23. 

If you have questions, please contact your child’s teacher or the Principal of your child’s school. We hope that the use of Blizzard Bags will be beneficial to your child’s education and success.


Since one additional day must be added at the end of the year, the last day of school for Crestwood students will now be June 6, 2014.

 

    

Peter Pan

Strategic Planning Survey Survey

 

Dear Crestwood Community:

 

The survey below has been developed to assist Crestwood Local School District in examining its effectiveness of the district and long range planning.  As a supporter of Crestwood Local School District, your input about our effectiveness and planning is important to us.

 

The questionnaire consists of 9 statements.  After you read each question, please answer to what you think or feel.

 

It takes a few minutes to complete the questionnaire.  All of your answers are confidential and will be combined with other community member responses for reporting purposes.

 

Click Here  Strategic Planning Survey

 

Community Focus Groups

Dear Community Members,

 

The Crestwood Board of Education would like to invite you to participate updating of the district's Strategic Plan.   Throughout the development of the plan, our community will be offered the opportunity to share their thoughts and suggestions in multiple community focus groups. A focus group is a guided group discussion. Focus groups are a good way to gather in-depth information about a community's thoughts and opinions on a topic. Cheryl Emrich, Executive Director from the Portage County Educational Service Center will be guiding focus group discussions on the following dates and locations:

We value your input into this process and together we look forward to making the Crestwood Local School District the best we can be.

Hershey Track

 

Click here for Hershey Information Flyer and Registration Form

 

Calamity Day Make Up Days

 

Dear Parent/Guardian:

 

It has certainly been a challenging winter and I am sure everyone is ready for some sun! The Ohio Legislature approved HB 416 on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, revising the calamity day requirements for Ohio School Districts. An explanation of the legislative changes is as follows:

  •  Ohio Revised Code still grants a waiver to school districts for the first five (5) calamity days used in a school year. Consider these as days 1-5.
  • The Legislature modified the requirement to make up days beyond the first five days. Districts are now required to make up the next four (4) days using several options including: the district’s already approved contingency days; blizzard bags (maximum of three (3) days); additional time added to the school day in one-half hour increments, or; a combination of these methods. Consider these as days 6-9.
  • The Legislature then granted a one-time waiver of the requirement to make up the next four (4) days. Consider these as days 10-13.
  •  Finally, districts are required to make up any days missed after that point. Consider these as days 14 and beyond.
  • The bill also gives permission for local school boards to excuse graduating 12th-grade students from attending any days they would otherwise be required to attend as a result of calamity days after the district’s scheduled graduation ceremony in the 2013-2014 school year

 

Closing

Three Crestwood High School Students' Art Work Selected as Top 300 in the State of Ohio

 

At the state judging this weekend over 12,000 works from across the state competed for slots in the Top 300 in the Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition. Three of Crestwood students' works were selected as Top 300 in the state and will be hung in the Governor's offices in Columbus, Ohio. Amanda Fosnight, Bella Wagner, and Liz LaMarca are the talented students who will be receiving awards at noon on April 13th at The Riffe Center, Capitol Theatre 77 S. High Street, Columbus, OH. Congratulations to our students! Our Region number 6 was also the 2nd Top Region in Ohio, only Columbus area's region was above us out of the 15 Regions in Ohio.

Band

Congratulations to the Crestwood Bands who participated in OMEA Large Group Adjudicated Events on Friday.  

The concert band earned a rating of good for their performance!!

The wind ensemble earned a rating of superior for their performance.  This rating is comprised of ratings from 4 different judges. Not only did they earn an overall rating of superior, but in fact, earned a superior from each of the judges!! This was the highest score given all night!


Achieving this superior rating has earned them the opportunity to perform at the OMEA State Event!!  It is an honor to be able to perform in this event, which will be held at North Royalton High School at the end of April.  This is the 8th year in a row that the wind ensemble has earned this opportunity!



 

Crestwood Comments

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                Crestwood  Education Association                    

Crestwood Primary School  Scholarship

 

Your child may be able to receive a scholarship of $75.00 to help pay for a summer camp of their choice.  Camps include but are not limited to scouts, 4H, church, music, sports, dance, gymnastics, day camp, etc.  Please fill out this application and return it by the deadline.  You will be notified if your child is chosen.  Up to three (3) scholarships will be awarded.  Funding provided through the CEA basket raffle at the Mantua Potato Festival.

 

CEA Scholarship Application     Deadline:  May 1, 2014

Crestwood and the Big Red Book Shelf

Crestwood and the Big Red Book Shelf

  • Crestwood Middle School Leadership students are working with The United Way to collect new or gently used books for PK-3rd graders.

  • Books donated to the Big Red Book Shelf project will fill book shelves throughout our Crestwood Community.

  • Access to books at an early age can inspire a child to be a lifelong reader.

  • Children will be invited to share or keep a book from a nearby bookshelf.

  • We want you to help us stock our bookshelves by donating books from February 28 – March 27.

  • Please take all book donations to the Crestwood Middle School or the Crestwood Intermediate School

  • Questions? Please Contact Mrs. Manfrass smanfrass@crestwoodschools.org

Terracycle - Outsmart Waste

In an effort to engage students in small environmental initiatives that can have a big impact, Crestwood Middle School is participating in the Terracycle Packaging Brigade.

TerraCycle (www.terracycle.com) is creating national recycling systems for previously non-recyclable or hard-to-recycle waste.  Their goal is to eliminate the idea of waset by creating collection and solution systems for anything that today must be sent to a landfill.

CMS asks that you please help your child collect the following:

Any brand of flexible cheese packaging

Any brand of tooth care product packaging

Any brand of drink pouch

SMILE CARE OHIO - MOBILE DENTIST

We have again arranged for Smile Care Ohio- the mobile dentist, to come to Crestwood Local Schools on March 5, 2014.  The dentist and dental hygienists will set up a mini dental clinic at Crestwood Middle School for students in grades 6-12 and at Crestwood Primary for grades K-4. This service is provided by Ohio dentists and is in compliance with the Center for Disease Control and US Surgeon General Guidelin

Smile Care can offer every student a dental screening, cleaning and fluoride treatment. X-rays and sealants to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth can be offered as needed. Students can receive services if they have not seen a dentist for 6 months.

Smile Care Ohio will bill your insurance provider if you have one. Insurance such as Medicaid and Healthy Start/Healthy Families cover 100%. Smile Care Ohio will subsidize fees for those who have no insurance or who need financial assistance for all or part of the treatment. No one is turned away for inability to pay the fee.

Permission forms were sent home with report cards in January. If you have misplaced it, please call your school secretary or nurse immediately to request another one so your child can take advantage of this service.

One Book One School

"Mouse and the Motorcycle"

 

Mrs. Ducca dressed as a mouse for CPS students reaching reading goal.

 

 

Mr. Cavanaugh, Mrs. Ducca  and Mr. Toth

 

Four Time PTC Champion!

Congratulations to Connor Nemec for capturing his fourth PTC championship! This is only the eighth 4-time champion in the long history of PCL/PTC!

Crestwood Wrestlers Capture PTC Championship!

Congratulations to the Crestwood wrestlers for winning the PTC championship!

THANK YOU!

To Crestwood staff, students, friends and families -

We cannot thank everyone enough.  We can feel the hugs from our community and beyond.  Kylee's strength and spirit amazes me daily and we owe a lot of that to the support we are receiving from all of you.  Everyone she has known in her life has reached out to her in some way.

We are now heading down a road I never imagined we would be on just days ago.  With the love that surrounds us I know we can provide Kylee with what she needs to complete her journey.

We would like to express extreme gratitude to those leading fundraisers in Kylee's name: Beth and Laney Velek for the “Kisses for Kylee” shirts, Terry and Laurie McHone for the fast pitch raffle, the Sara family for making bracelets, CMS PTO for hosting a dance and Lauren Barrios for creating “Kylee's Prosthetic Journey” website.

We would also like to send a special thank you to Kelly Cole, Dave Ivory, and all of our wonderful friends for providing us with lovely dinners each night.  This was not only extremely thoughtful, but also very helpful.

And, of course, to our incredible family who has been there for us every step of the way.  We have an incredible support system and for that we are so very grateful.

Greg, Lisa, Clay and Kylee Reid

 

Congratulations to the Crestwood Varisty cheerleaders for qualifying for state competition!

On February 1, 2014 the varsity cheerleaders traveled to Minerva, where they competed in the regional cheerleading competition. Crestwood was one of only a handful of teams to qualify for the next level. This is the first time Crestwood has had a cheerleading team at the state level since 2005. The state competition will be held on March 2, 2014 at The Ohio State University. We wish the girls the best of luck!

Pictured left to right:  Samantha Canepa, Reanna Szarka, Ashley Agle, Alyssa Campbell, Abbey Milkovich, and Kathleen Murray.  The squad is coached by Samantha Usher who was herself a member of the 2005 Crestwood squad that went to state competition.


 

Intermediate School 2nd Quarter Chloe's Club

Chloe’s Club is a CIS Student of the Quarter Award Program that focuses on the 2 C’s – conscientious students and CIS super citizens.  Amy McCoy and Chloe, the lab, visit each quarter and share lunch with these selected students.  Featured students  have their picture taken and placed on our Chloe Wall of Fame located in the glass case near the library.

District Spelling Bee Winner - Joey Peters


Congratulations to Joey Peters for placing first, Ephraim Oliphant for placing fifth, and Zach Johnson for placing sixth in the Portage County District Spelling Bee.  Joey and Ephraim will be advancing to the Regional Competition.  This is the fifth year in a row that the District Spelling Bee Champion has been a Crestwood Middle School student.  We would like to wish the very best to Joey and Ephraim at the Regional Spelling Bee in Akron.

 
Calamity Days

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The State of Ohio grants each school district five (5) calamity days. Beyond five (5), schools are required to make up lost days. As it stands, Crestwood like many other districts has exceeded the calamity day limit. This means we may have to make up days at the end of the school year. If this is the case, once winter has passed, we will clearly define the number of days and exact dates for make-up.  Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions.

 

Thank you,

 

David M. Toth

Superintendent

Crestwood Local Schools will be closed Monday , January 27, 2014 due to the weather.

Two Hour Delay Procedure

Dear Parent/Guardians,

 

Living in Northeastern Ohio presents our school district with many challenges dealingwith adverse weather. Often, severe conditions at 6:00am are much improved one or two hours later making it safe to continue school activities. With this being said - our school district may use the option of a two-hour delay start to the school day for inclement weather or other emergencies.  By using the “two-hour delay”, we may be able to have school and avoid using as many calamity days or making up any school days.

The need to close or delay the opening of our schools for the safety of students and staff is a decision we take very seriously. We understand students are better served both academically and socially by being in school, however, student and staff welfare is our top priority.

The following procedures will be implemented for a two-hour delay start situation:

Two-Hour Delay Procedures (if Needed)

The superintendent, in conjunction with other school officials, will strive to make a decision by 6:00am to either close or delay the opening of school and will announce it to the radio and television media and send out a Blackboard Connect message as in the past.

When a two-hour delay announcement is made, continue to listen to the radio and television for updated information. If conditions deteriorate, a decision will be made to close school for the day by 7:45 A.M. and you will receive a Blackboard Connect call.

 

Power of the Pen District Tournament 1st Place Team

    Once again Crestwood Power of the Pen students proved their power by winning nine awards and an honorable mention on Saturday at the District Tournament held at James A. Garfield Middle School.  Placing first, above fifty-five other 7th graders competing from nine other schools, our very own Amelia Wysong also earned a Best of Round Award and a Best of Round Honorable Mention.

     Scoring the highest possible rank points for all three rounds of writing, 8th grader Katie Fosnight won first place and two of the three possible Best of Round Awards.  The entire 8th grade team took first place among nine other schools from Summit and Portage counties.  Sara Miller continued Crestwood’s triumph by placing second.  Competing against sixty other 8th graders, Zoe Catcott placed fourth and Lillian Bissell placed ninth.

     Crestwood students continued to shine throughout the entire day as many of our alternates volunteered to help our host school who was in need of extra student “runners” thus playing an important role by assisting judges.

     Congratulations again to all of our traveling team members for their wonderful contributions to Crestwood’s success.

Letter from Superintendent Dave Toth

January 20, 2014

Dear Parents, Students, Teachers, Support Staff, and Community Members,

As some of the major improvements to our facilities come to a completion this spring, I would like to thank the teachers, support staff, parents, students, and community members for their patience during this process.

I am sure as you walked into the middle and high school gyms; you noticed the new lighting in the facilities. What you may not have noticed is the new boilers in both the middle and high schools. You may also not have noticed that roofs were replaced on the south side of the high school and over the middle school gym and locker room.

The high school also received new uninvents, electrical upgrades, two roof top units for heating and cooling, a water softening system, many interior lighting upgrades, as well as the west wing of the building receiving ventilation improvements. Also at the high school, the electrical conduit and heating pipes were moved above ground for easier repairs. The middle school received lighting upgrades and replaced its elevator. Both Primary and Intermediate buildings also received lighting upgrades. The athletic field house received heating system upgrades and lighting improvements. The track at the stadium was resurfaced, and a pavilion was built at the Bowen Road soccer fields. Finally, working with the city of Mantua, we will eliminate the pump house at the middle school.

Not only will these improvements make our schools better facilities to learn, but our buildings have become more energy efficient and easier to maintain. This will result in savings in energy, maintenance upkeep, and in labor time.
We will continue to look for ways to improve our facilities and at the same time investigate ways to become more efficient as an organization.

Thank you and as always it is a great day to be a Red Devil!

David M. Toth
Superintendent

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching PAEMST Recognition Program

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

PAEMST Recognition Program

 

A Portage County educator received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Natalie Harr, a first-grade science teacher at Crestwood Elementary in Mantua, was one of two Ohio educators to receive the honor, which goes annually to educators in grades K-12 who demonstrate excellence in science and math. Harr will receive a certificate signed by President Barack Obama and a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation, which administers the program.    https://recognition.paemst.org/finalist_profile/29080

Emergency School Closing Procedures and Notification (CLICK HERE)

 With winter weather approaching, the pos­sibility of school closings is upon us. Closings due to inclement weather or other emergencies are broadcast on all local radio and television stations. We ask that parents avoid calling the schools or stations since incoming calls tie up phones and delay notification.

Click Here To View Letter from Superintendent

 

 

 

 

 

            High School Scholar Athletes

 

 

Crestwood Schools’ Holiday Concert Schedule
 
December 4      Primary School Holiday Music Program        6:00 & 7:15
December 5      Intermediate School  Winter Music Program 6:00 & 7:15
December 10    Middle School 6th Gr. Choir Concert             7:00 pm
December 11    Middle School 7th/8th Gr. Choir Concert        7:00 pm 
December 12    High School Choir Concert                            7:00 pm
December 13    Middle School 7th/ 8th Band Concert              7:00 pm
December 16    High School Band Concert                            7:00 pm
Chinese Auction

Please support the Crestwood Middle School Cheerleaders fundraiser.

Thursday, November 21st during parent teacher conferences and again on Monday, November 25th at the Middle School, Room 203

Tickets are $ 1.00 each, 6 for $ 5.00, or an arms length for $ 20.00.

Come and check out the great variety of items and baskets available (over 50!).

What an easy way to get a start on your Holiday shopping!

 

Parent/ Teacher Conferences will held on November 21 and 25.

 

 

Primary and Intermediate School conferences will be held from 4:30 P.M.  to 8:00 P.M.

High School and Middle School conferences will be held from 4:00 P.M. o 7:30 P.M.

Crestwood High School Drama Presents

Once Upon a Pandora's Box
by Monica Flory

Friday Nov. 8 & 9 @ 7:30 P.M.

Sunday Nov. 10 @ 2:30 P.M.

Tickets:
Students and Seniors $4

                                                              Adults $6

Chloe's Club

Chloe's Wall of Fame

Chloe’s Club is a CPS and CIS Student of the Quarter Award Program that focuses on the 2 C’s- conscientious students and CIS super citizens.  Amy McCoy and her Therapy Dog “Chloe” come and eat lunch with those students who have been selected by their classroom teacher.  Featured students will also have their picture taken and placed in our Chloe’s Wall of Fame.

 

Congratulations to our 3rd, 4th and 5th Students of the Quarter for Chloe's Club -  Crestwood Intermediate

                                   

 

 

Congratulations to our Pre-School, Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade Students of the Quarter for Chloe's Club -  Crestwood Primary School.
 

    

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P.T.C and District Champions!
Congratulations to the girls and boys cross country teams for becoming P.T.C and District champions!

 

Crestwood Volleyball District Champions!
Congratulations to the Crestwood Volleyball team for becoming District Champions! The next game will be on Thursday, October 31st against Northwest at Stow High School.

 

 

Front Row, Left to Right:
 
Holly Hoffman, Taylor Atkins.
 
Back Row:
 
Head Coach Brittany Mayle, Mariah Focareto, Danielle Kess, JoAnna Ondash, Morgan Strenk, Hayley Zigman, Reanna Szarka, Taylor Rector, Amy Auble, Shawnee Kvasnicka, Asst. Coach Alyssa Kralik

 

Hidden in Plain Sight!

Crestwood Local Schools and Mantua Police, in coordination with the Bath Township and Copley Police departments, will be offering a program called Hidden in Plain Sight on Tuesday, December 10th at 7:30 pm at Crestwood High School. The presentation will focus on educating parents/guardians on what to look for in your childs' bedroom that may indicate risky behaviors. 

 

 

          Crestwood

           High School

       Halloween Carnival

 

FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) is sponsoring it’s annual Halloween Carnival for children, 14 and under, of the Crestwood Local School District on Saturday, October 26th from 1:00 to 3:00. The purpose of this service-learning project is to provide the children of our community a safe environment for their Halloween fun. Children will trick or treat from room to room and enjoy activities in the gym and other areas of the building.

Virtual Food Drive to Benefit Local Food Banks!
Crestwood High School's CBI programs are currently hosting a virtual food drive to benefit local food banks. The concept of virtual food drives is relatively new, but hunger is a long standing problem in America. Please help make our project a success!

 

 

 

Click on read more for more details!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sports News

Abby Soltisz   Abby Soltisz

Crestwood Senior Cross Country standout Abby  Soltisz is this week's Record Courier Athlete of the Week. Congratulations Abby!

Crestwood Schools will be holding A.L.I.C.E. Drills in the very near future to review and practice the process. (CLICK HERE TO REVIEW PARENT LETTER)

2013 Pinwheels for Peace
   

 

  

New Student/Parent Hotline 1-866-547-8362

Dear Parents,

Crestwood Local Schools is fully committed to curbing student bullying and school violence, and providing a positive learning environment for all students that enhances personal safety and promotes respect, dignity, and equality among students.  We believe our schools play an important role in helping faculty, staff and parents prepare students to be respectful and responsible citizens.  As part of our commitment, the district is initiating a new, integrated program, developed by former school officials, that provides:

  • Online and telephone reporting tools for students, parents and staff.
  • Student training regarding the need to speak up about safety and bullying issues.
  • Staff training in recognizing and responding to incidents of bullying and violence.
  • Administrative systems to manage incidents and document district and school response to reported concerns of bullying or violence.

Crestwood Local Schools will make every effort to handle and respond to every charge and complaint filed by students, parents and employees in a fair, thorough, and just manner.  Also, every effort will be made to protect the due process rights of all victims and all alleged perpetrators.

New Student/Parent Hotline!

Students, who believe they have been harassed, bullied, victimized by fellow students, or have other concerns which may jeopardize the safety of students, employees or school facilities, are asked to Speak Up! and promptly report the issue using our district’s new student/parent Hotline – accessible both online and by telephone.

Message from CHS Band Director

Scarlet Guard is State Bound

Just wanted to let you know about the OMEA Band Event this past weekend!!  The kids travelled to Louisville High School where they competed for the first time this season.  The show was well received and the band earned high ratings.  They were first place in their Class (Class A, which is based on school size), Outstanding Colorguard in Class A, Outstanding Colorguard Overall (regardless of class), and earned a superior rating which means that they have qualified for the OMEA state marching band event held in November! This is the 14th consecutive year that the marching band has made it to the state finals!!!

I am so proud of these kids for doing such an amazing job!! Thank you all who have been supporting the Real People Project and assisting with our season thus far!

The Scarlet Guard is headed to a regional evening in Toledo this coming weekend! 

 

Thank you all for your support!

 

Kate Ferguson 

Crestwood High School Band Director

 

Newsletter article

 

What Ohio’s New Learning Standards Mean for Your Child

This year, your child will be learning under new standards in math, English, science and social studies. These standards contain higher goals for what your child needs to know in each grade. The math and English standards are also known as the Common Core State Standards. Ohio and other states, not the federal government, worked together to create these Common Core standards. Ohio teachers, subject experts and education leaders created Ohio’s standards for science and social studies.

 

 

Crestwood High School Boys and Girls Soccer Benefit

 

 

Blackboard Connect Blackboard Alert

 

Dear Parents, Community Members and Staff,

Crestwood Local Schools  is pleased to announce the launch of our Blackboard MyConnect site!  This site will enable you to manage your contact information and give you the option of installing the Blackboard MyConnect app for Android and iOS to receive push notifications for the messages that are important to you.

 

You can access our MyConnect site by typing the following URL into the web browser on your computer:  https://crestwoodcommunity.bbcportal.com/

 

 

Once the page is open, click the Sign Me Up! link to setup your account.

 

We are very excited about our site launch and invite you to visit our new site and take control over your notification preferences.

 

Regards,

 

 

David Toth, Superintendent

Crestwood Local Schools

Ohio's New Report Card

Ohio's New Local Report Card 

 

Message from Superintendent, David Toth

On behalf of the Crestwood Local Schools, I would like to thank the entire Crestwood community for joining us at Community Day on August 17th. This event offered an important opportunity for community members to gather in an informal fashion to meet new neighbors, chat with old friends, learn about what’s happening in their community, enjoy an afternoon out with their families and to have fun! 

 

Community Days would not have been possible without the participation of many local agencies, organizations and small businesses, including: American Legion Post 193, 4C's Emergency Food Cupboard, AC Dance, Ambassadors FC, BackDoor Free Store, CanDance Academy, CASB, CEA, Children’s Advantage, CMS Cheerleaders, Crestwood Band Patrons, Crestwood Baseball, Crestwood Soccer, Crestwood Staff, Crestwood Varsity Football, Crossroads Community Church, Dentist, Hershey Track Camp, Kiwanis of the Western Reserve, Lice Lady, Literacy, Little Village Early Learning Center at Hiram Christian Church, Loaves and Fishes, Mantua Restoration, My First School, Ponytail Softball, Portage County Libraries, Portage County Sherriff’s Office, Rotary, Story Time – MCCC, Sitko Mental Health Counseling, Young Marines , Youth Football and Cheerleading, Air Bear, Sheriff K-9 Demonstration, Mantua Police K-9 Demonstration, Hiram Police, Mantua- Shalersville Fire Department and Hiram Fire Department .

Letter from Intermediate School Principal, Michelle Gerbrick

“We are a team, We are family, Together we grow, Together we achieve, Together we are powerful, Alone we are small, Together – We can change the world!”

Author unknown

 

My name is Michelle Gerbrick.  I am excited to join the Crestwood family as the new principal of CIS.  I was born and raised a Buckeye.  My husband, two boys and I currently reside in Aurora, OH.  I am a graduate of Gahanna Lincoln High School and received my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Bowling Green State University.  My Masters Degree is from The University of Delaware and my Principal License was completed through Ashland University.

 

I come to Crestwood with a diverse background.  My career began as a fifth grade teacher.  After several years in the classroom, I was offered the position of District Science Specialist in The Appoquinimink School District located in Middletown, DE.  The last several years, I have served as a K-5 Technology Integrationist for Aurora City Schools and completed my administration internship at Leighton Elementary, a 3-5 intermediate school in Aurora.

Crestwood Community Days to be held August 17 (click here for for more information)

 

Crestwood Local Schools in collaboration with local community organizations invites you to a day of family fun, August 17, 2013.

Summer Projects Are In Progress at Crestwood Schools

   

 

  

   Old High School Gym Lighting            New Lighting in Gym

Letter from Primary School Principal, Cindy Ducca

My family and I are very excited to be a  part of Crestwood Local Schools.  I have already met so many wonderful people...I truly appreciate the warm welcome!

 I am thrilled to be the new principal for CPS. I am a hands-on principal who loves to interact with students, parents and staff members.  I pride myself on being a personable, approachable and knowledgeable principal.  I understand the importance of education and excellence...and I know what it takes to work as a team with all stakeholders to create a caring, compassionate, excellent school.

I come to CPS with many years of administrative experience and I believe in the Crestwood motto "Every Child Every Day".  I will work diligently to uphold the beliefs of Crestwood Local Schools: caring, commitment and community.  I believe that student success is a top priority, as well as, academic excellence coupled with high quality individualized instruction.  I believe that our community values of honesty, integrity and accountability are the key to our students' success.

I look forward to an excellent school year!  I hope to meet all of the CPS families at either our Crestwood Community Days on August 17th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. or at our CPS Open House on August 26th from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

 

Sincerely,

Cindy Ducca

Updated School Calendar
Board Hires New Intermediate School Principal, Michelle Gerbrick

Superintendent, David Toth is excited to announce the Crestwood Local School Board approved a contract Tuesday, July 23, 2013 to hire Michelle Gerbrick as the new Principal at Crestwood Intermediate School for the 2013-2014 school year. She has an extensive background in instructional leadership, especially in the areas of technology and using data to drive instruction.  She is also known for her rapport with students and staff. 

Open House August 26th

 


The staff at Crestwood School Buildings will be holding “Open House” prior to the first day of school.  Parents are encouraged to take this opportunity to bring their students to tour the building, find their new classroom and meet their teachers. The staff is looking forward to seeing everyone there.
 

Primary School/ Intermediate School -   5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Middle School / High School  - 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Special Board Meeting Tuesday, July 23rd, 9:00 a.m. at Pupil Services
Board Hires New Primary School Principal, Cynthia Ducca

Superintendent, David Toth is excited to announce the Crestwood Local School Board approved a contract Tuesday, July 10, to hire Cynthia Ducca as the new Principal at Crestwood Primary for the 2013-2014 school year. She has an extensive teaching and administrative background most recently as Principal of Berkshire Elementary.

Message from David Toth, Superintendent

It is my pleasure to introduce myself as the new Superintendent of the Crestwood Local Schools. I am honored and feel very privileged to be named the new Superintendent. My wife and four daughters are very excited to be part of this community. My goal, as Superintendent, is to be committed to working collaboratively with the parents, community members, teachers, and support staff, to ensure an enriching learning environment for every child in our school district.

First and foremost, there are many great successes within our district to celebrate, and I want to thank everyone for their time and effort in making the Crestwood Local Schools an excellent school district. This effort should be commended. But with success, comes many challenges. Together we must face the challenges of maintaining excellence and surpassing it. We must work collectively to foster an educational setting where every one of our students reaches his or her maximum potential. I look forward to working with you in meeting these challenges.

I am very grateful for the warm welcome that I have received, from the people that I have met, associated with the school district. I look forward to meeting even more people within the school district and community. It is my hope that the 2013-2014 school year is the best yet, and it feels great to be a Red Devil!

The July Board meeting will be held at the Primary School Monday, July 8th at 7:00 P.M.

Thank you Connie Nunns for your 32 years of service!

Please join us for a reception to honor

Superintendent Joseph Iacano

for his service to Crestwood Local Schools.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Doogan’s 55 Barrington Town Square Dr, Aurora  5:00 to 9:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

The reception is open to all staff and community members that would like to wish him well as he retires from 35 years in public education.  Please email reservation to treid@crestwoodschools.org by May 31, 2013.

Thank you 2012-2013 retirees for your years of dedication and support in our district!
High School Drama Club Presents Cinderella

Show Times:

 

Friday, April 19  at  7:30 pm

Saturday, April 20 at 7:30 pm

Sunday, April 21 at 2:00 pm

Earth Day Celebration

Come and join the Crestwood Elementary schools as we celebrate our 9th annual Earth Day.   Friday, April 26th from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Summer School Scholarships Deadline May 1

The Crestwood Education Association offers summer school scholarships for students at all grade levels. Applications are due May 1. Click here for contact information.

Drug Enforcement Agency Hosts Drug Take Back April 27

Help keep kids safe by keeping expired and unused prescription drugs out of their hands. The Drug Enforcement Agency and Robinson Memorial Hospital are hosting a drug take back day April 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Portage County Water Resources O & M Laboratory Facility, 8116 Infirmary Rd., Ravenna. This is anonymous program and all medications will be accepted. Simply drive up and drop off your unused or expired medications. For more information on permanent drop off sites, click here.

Crestwood Board of Education Hires New Superintendent

Crestwood Board of Education will complete its superintendent search tonight at a special board meeting at 6 p.m. when it is expected to approve the appointment of Mr. David Toth. A community welcome and reception will immediately follow. The meeting will be held at Crestwood Primary School.

APRIL BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

Monday, April 8, 2013 at the high school library, 7:00 PM

MUSIC WITH A MISSION MADNESS

Crestwood High School’s Senior Seminar, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Mantua, invites you to MUSIC WITH A MISSION MADNESS a family-friendly event March 23, 2013 Hayden Auditorium on the campus of Hiram College 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. 

 

 

 More Information

SPRING BREAK MARCH 25-29
CRESTWOOD COMMENTS

March 2013 (click here)

CRESTWOOD LOCAL SCHOOLS PHONE OUTAGE

 

 

The Crestwood Local Schools are currently experiencing a phone system outage due to a break in the main fiber line that feeds our district. Utility companies are currently onsite working to restore connectivity. In the mean time, please use the following numbers to communicate with the buildings in our district:

 

Crestwood High School:                330-274-2214
Crestwood Middle School:             330-274-2249
Crestwood Intermediate School:  330-274-3825
Crestwood Primary School:           330-274-3824
Crestwood Board of Education:    330-274-8511

 

 

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

February 21    February 28

No Classes held at Crestwood Local Schools - February 15th and 18th, 2013

Classes will not be held at Crestwood Local Schools on Friday, February 15  and Monday, February 18 (President’s Day).

Classes will resume as usual on Tuesday, February 19th.

 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

   Two Hour Delay Procedures (if needed)

 

 

Information, Questions, and Answers for Parents & Employees

 

 

 

With winter weather arriving Crestwood Schools realizes that decisions about closing schools impacts families and employees. Historically, Crestwood has either decided to keep schools open or to close schools for the entire day. Recent changes to state law have forced more districts to consider two-hour delays as an additional option during bad weather days.

Crestwood Kindergarten Registration 2013-14
Crestwood Comments
Crestwood Comments
District Safety Update
This letter is an update on Crestwood Security following the tragedy in Connecticut.

Safety Update (Click Here)
School Safety (CLICK HERE )
This letter provides an update on district safety in light of the events that recently occurred in Connecticut.
Crestwood High senior designs banners to 'spruce up Mantua'
Teen's 13 banners hung on signs throughout village

 

By Rachel Hagenbaugh | Staff Writer Published: December 8, 2012 4:00AM

The Village of Mantua just got a little more festive, but not for the holiday season. Crestwood High School senior Brittany Donell recently hung 13 4-feet-by-2-feet Crestwood High School banners that she designed for a school project.

Stories For Students by: Lauren Bissell
After school reading program for 3rd and 4th grade students a great success!
Crestwood Comments
Thank You Crestwood Voters!
Crestwood wishes to express its sincere appreciation to the community for the successful vote on the levy!
Slide presentation from Community Meeting 10/15/12 on State Funding Cuts, Impact on Crestwood, and Impact of November Levy Results (Issue 37)

Rachel's Challenge
Crestwood Middle School is hosting a Speaker from Rachel's Challenge on Monday, October 8th, for a full day of activities devoted to creating and maintaining a climate of kindness and compassion on our campus. We invite parents and community members to the evening community event. Our schedule for the day includes:
  • A one-hour assembly (grade 6 and grade 7)
  • A one-hour assembly (grade 8)
  • An hour-and-a-half student leadership training
  • A 7:00-8:00 p.m. community and parent assembly, to which you are invited
Crestwood marching band qualifies for regional finals, first time in school's history
By Rachel Hagenbaugh | Record Courier Staff Writer

The Crestwood High School Scarlet Guard Marching Band finished 8th place overall ranking at the recent Bands of America Regional Competition at Gateway High School in Monroeville, Pa., becoming the first Scarlet Guard band to qualify for the regional finals.

New Phone Numbers for Crestwood School District

Parents and community members wishing to reach Crestwood Local Schools must call the following new phone numbers:


Crestwood Local Schools Main Line:        
330.357.8201
Primary School:                                         
330.357.8202                                
Intermediate School:   
330.357.8203                                
Middle School:                                             
330.357.8204                                
High School: 
330.357.8205                                
Board Of Education Offices:                        
330.357.8206  

Transportation / Maintenance:                      
330.357.8207                    
August / September Comments
New Digital Sign at High School
Crestwood High School students and staff were greeted this school year by a new digital sign in front of the high school building. The sign is comprised of 2 sections:  a 24” x 94” double-sided illuminated cabinet bearing the text ‘Crestwood High School’, and a 48” x 94” LED display that supports animations, text and student digital artwork.
“The new sign significantly increases our ability to effectively communicate with our community,” said Dave McMahon. “It’s a visual statement to the community that reinforces all the great things that happen in our high school.”
The cost of the sign was approximately $20,000, all donated, and fit into the existing brick structure of the old sign. The district incurred approximately $3,800 in costs associated with the hardware required to wirelessly connect to the sign from the high school building. It is this connectivity that is utilized to post/edit information displayed on the sign. Additionally, several staff members have been trained on how to create presentations to post to the sign.
The students and staff of Crestwood High School are extremely grateful for the generosity of our donor, and look forward to many years of use of this tool which showcases the efforts and achievements of our students.
No School For Students Friday, September 14th
Crestwood Local School District Hires Treasurer

 

Crestwood Local Schools has hired former Salem City Schools treasurer, Jill Rowe, to serve as treasurer for the district. Rowe is an Ohio native, born in Alliance and a graduate of Marlington Local Schools. Upon graduating high school, Rowe accepted a softball scholarship with Kent State University, ultimately graduating in 2000 with a degree in accounting.

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL AUGUST 28TH
TEAM USA
Congratulations Bridget Franek! Finishes 14th in the Olympic 3,000 m Steeplechase Final
Calendar (updated 8/8/12)
Good Luck Bridget Franek Olympics 2012
Crestwood Comments
2006 Crestwood Graduate Bridget Franek Qualifies for Olympics Congraulations! Bridget!
Follow-Up Meeting on “Avoiding Addiction”
Scheduled for May 16th 7:00 PM at CHS
We have scheduled a follow-up to the “Avoiding Addiction” meeting that we held for parents on February 16th related to the increasing availability of opiates nationally and throughout the region. The second meeting will bring together district employees, law enforcement, substance abuse experts and other local officials to meet with parents. We will review the main points of the first meeting, and dialogue about strategies for working together on this very important issue.
MAY 7, 2012 WAIVER DAY - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
Letter from the Superintendent
Parent Information Regarding Incident on 4/12/12
Intruder at Crestwood Apprehended by Mantua Police
On Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 7:00 p.m., you are cordially invited to a very important meeting
in the Crestwood Primary School cafeteria related to student safety.
March 2012
Update to Incident Reported 2/28/12
Superintendent’s Note to Parents: The following article is a follow up to the incident that was reported to parents by phone through our Alert system and to the article that appeared on Crestwood’s website Tuesday afternoon. I would like to thank our high school administration, our staff, the Mantua Police, and the Sheriff’s Office for responding so quickly and efficiently once they became aware of the Facebook posting. The weapons referred to below were not on located on or near school property.
From WKYC News---
 A 17-year-old boy at Crestwood High School has been arrested and charged with inducing panic in connection with a threat. Administrators contacted the Portage County Sheriff's Office after they became aware of a Facebook posting involving the teen including a profile picture with him holding an assault rifle.

An investigation by deputies, Mantua police and the prosecutor resulted in the recovery of several weapons. The teen also faces menacing and harassment charges. He's being held in the Portage/Geauga Juvenile Detention Center.

The Facebook threat was one of two unrelated threats investigated at Crestwood. In the second incident a student made a verbal threat that was overheard on a bus traveling to the Maplewood Career Center. The student who made the inflammatory remark on the bus was questioned and police determined there was no legitimate threat.

Both students have been removed from school.

Schools are on a heightened state of alert following the Chardon High School shootings.

Also, Tuesday in Summit County deputies investigated after a student found a bomb threat written on a restroom wall at Green High School.
Student Safety and Upcoming Safety Meeting


 
ALERT NOW MESSAGE

Dear Parents,
This message from Crestwood Superintendent Joe Iacano was sent to families earlier this afternoon via the AlertNow phone system, and will be repeated this evening.
Please join us on Thursday, February 16 at 7 p.m. in the Crestwood High School Library for an informative discussion on avoiding addiction.
The availability of hard drugs, like opiates, are becoming increasingly available in northeast Ohio communities.  Join us for a discussion about the dangers of opiates and how schools and communities can work together to protect our students and families.
Eighth Grade High School Planning Night Feb. 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Crestwood High School
As part of the high school scheduling process, eighth graders and their parents are invited and strongly encouraged to attend the Eighth Grade High School Planning Night, Feb. 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Crestwood High School.
Kindergarten Information for 2012-2013
New Phone Numbers for Crestwood Primary and Intermediate Schools

Effective February 2, 2012 parents and community members wishing to reach Crestwood Primary and Crestwood Intermediate Schools must call the following new phone numbers:

Crestwood Primary School: 330.357.8202
Crestwood Intermediate Schools: 330.357.8203

Two-Hour
Defining & Redefining Excellent in Ohio’s Schools
Cancellations for Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Middle School -
  • All Tuesday Evening Activities Cancelled
High School - Only the following Activities have been Cancelled for Tuesday Evening: 
  • Bowling @ Coventry
  • Softball Conditioning
  • In-Door Track Practice
Board Meeting
Will be held Tuesday, January 3, 2012

6:30 Organizational Meeting
7:00 Regular Meeting
Dr. Lee's Community Night Talk

Celebrate Miss Harr and Dr. Lee's departure to Antarctica on Monday December 5th at 7:00pm at Crestwood Primary School.
Crestwood Schools will be hosting a variety of holiday concerts this month:

December 6      CMS 7th/8th Choir Concert 7:00 pm

December 7      CMS 6th Choir Concert 7:00 pm
December 8      CIS Winter Music Program 6:00 & 7:15 pm
December 9      CMS 7th/8th Winter Concert 7:00 pm
December 13    CHS Band Concert 7:00 pm
December 14    CPS 2nd Gr. Music Program 6:00 & 7:15 pm
December 15    CHS Choir Concert 7:00 pm
We hope you enjoy the holidays!
New Board Members
Crestwood Local Schools would like to congratulate and welcome newly elected Board of Education members Debbie Soltisz, Bonnie Lovejoy and Matt Sorrick. Debbie and Bonnie are from Mantua Township and Matt is from Hiram. New Board members take office in January.
We would like to sincerely thank exiting Board members David Becker, Ken Justus and David Cline for their dedicated service to the students and to the community.
Permanent Improvement Renewal

Thank you, Crestwood Voters, for renewing the district's Permanent Improvement Levy.

This will be important for the upkeep of our facilities over the next 5 years.
Crestwood Athletes and SADD members give back to the Community
Facts About Crestwood’s  Permanent Improvement Renewal (Issue 17)
  • This levy currently generates $418,581 per year and has been renewed by voters every five years since 1977
  • This is a renewal only …approval will not increase taxes
  • Funds can only be used for permanent improvements like buses, school building repairs, boilers, safety equipment, desks, computers, etc.
  • By law cannot be used for employees’ salaries or benefits 
     
Crestwood Cross Country Teams Dominate Portage Trail Tournament
Achieving an Excellent Rating: Facts & Factors
Power Point Presentation
Key Communication
From Superintendent, Joseph Iacano
Crestwood Local Schools Receives Auditor of State Award
Award states citizens are well-served by effective and accountable financial practices
HS Teacher Receives Teacher of the Year Award
Kristy Jones, Crestwood High School Family Consumer Science teacher received Teacher of the Year award from the Ohio Association Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences (OATFACS).
All Crestwood Schools are closed today, September 2, 2011 due to no water. We anticipate school will be open Tuesday, September 6th as scheduled.  All high school sporting events and practices are as scheduled.
Open House - Monday, August 29th

 

  •  Intermediate/Primary Schools 5:30-7:30
  •  High/Middle Schools  6:00-8:00.

First Student Day Tuesday, August 30th

Crestwood Local Schools Receives Excellent Rating
Crestwood Local School District, as well as each of its buildings, received a rating of "Excellent", meeting all 26 state indicators for the 2010-2011 school year.
2011-2012 CALENDAR
Crestwood and Ravenna School Districts to Share Food Service Operations
Proactive measure saves each district approximately $20,000 annually 
Students “Read Like Rockstars” at Crestwood Middle School During Right to Read Week
Earlier this month, students at Crestwood Middle School were greeted in the morning with upbeat rock music, donned “rock-themed” attire and enjoyed a rock concert, all in an effort to encourage students to read.
JOIN US FOR THE PINT SIZE HERO BLOOD DRIVE!
Crestwood Middle School, Tuesday, May 24, 2011
2:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.
Crestwood High Schools Students Participate in Leadership Retreat
High School Leadership Class hosted its second leadership retreat and challenged fellow students to grow in their leadership abilities.
Crestwood High School Hosts Local Math Competition
Crestwood High School’s applied math class did more than just apply their learned math skills. They competed with the trigonometry class from James A. Garfield in a series of competitions in Crestwood High School’s gymnasium May 4.
Crestwood Local Schools to Lose $1.75 Million per Year of State Funding
District implements reduction plan, includes personnel and curriculum
Calamity Days Extend Crestwood’s School Year
Items For Sale!
The District is selling a 15' BEFCO mower. Click here for more details.
Crestwood Outdoor Education Committee Hosts 7th Annual Earth Day Celebration
All Crestwood elementary students and the Crestwood School community are invited to come between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. April 29 to participate in the celebration.
Dedicate a Tree at Crestwood Elementary Buildings
Honor a loved one by dedicating a tree to them. The tree will be planted on the Elementary School Campus.
Crestwood Schools Refinancing Featured on WKYC Channel 3 News
Annual Crestwood Band Patrons Mulch Sale
Mulch orders will be accepted through April 22 and will be ready for pick up or delivery May 7.
Take our Online Community Survey!
As part of our ongoing effort  to engage the community and hear your thoughts, we invite our community to take a survey. Click here to access the survey online. It only takes about 5 minutes to complete. If you would like to complete a paper survey, one can be obtained at the Board Offices. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and for your continued support of Crestwood Local Schools.
Crestwood Local Schools Welcomes Nationally Renowned Speaker
To prepare its teachers for the curriculum transition from state to national standards, the Crestwood Local School District invites Ray McNulty, a nationally renowned speaker, to its April 4 Waiver Day.

Crestwood Local Schools Refinances Bonds, Saves $550,000
Looking for ways to save money, Crestwood Local Schools refinanced their bonds on March 15 for their two elementary schools and will see a $550,000 savings over the remaining life of the bonds.

Tonight's Wrestling Postponed: Click for Activity Updates (12:15 PM)
CRESTWOOD KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION
    
Walking Program Returns to CIS Feb. 16
Community Invited to Participate in Community Health Walks
Crestwood Closed February 1, 2011
Crestwood will be closed on Tuesday February 1, 2011 due to slippery and snow-covered secondary roads in large portions of the district. 

Elementary Phone Line Outage
The main phone number for the Crestwood Primary and Crestwood Intermediate schools is currently experiencing a loss of service. Technicians are currently on-site working to resolve the issue.

If your attempt to call either of these buildings results in a busy signal, and your need to contact the buildings is urgent, please use the following numbers:
Crestwood Primary: 330-274-3824
Crestwood Intermediate: 330-274-3825

Thank you for your patience and understanding.


Order Your CHS 2010-2011 Yearbook Now!
MOBILE DENTIST- February 3, 2011
Elementary Schools Phone Lines Currently Down

Please be advised that the Crestwood Primary and Crestwood Intermediate schools phone lines are currently down. Technicians are currently onsite addressing the problem and will have the system repaired as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience. 
Crestwood Local School District is closed today December 13, 2010 due to weather and road conditions. All school activities are cancelled. New state laws limit school "calamity days" to a maximum of three. Today is Crestwood's third calamity day.Any calamity days beyond three must be made up. If make-up days are required  for Crestwood they would begin on June 8, 2011 per Board policy.
Crestwood Will Be Closed Tuesday December 14 As Snow Continues
Crestwood will be closed on Tuesday December 14, 2010. Local authorities and road crews report slippery and snow-covered roads throughout most of the district. Forecasts indicate an additional 6-8 inches of snow with winds up to 25 mph on Tuesday.This is
Two-Hour Delay Procedures (if Needed)
Information, Questions, and Answers for Parents & Employees 
CRESTWOOD SCHOOLS' WINTER CONCERTS!
 
Crestwood Schools will be hosting a variety of holiday concerts this month, we have listed the dates and times for each concert below.
December 8    Middle School 7th/8th Winter Concert                   7:00 p.m.
December 9    Intermediate School Holiday Program                  6:00 p.m. & 7:15 p.m.

December 10  Middle School 7th/8th  Band Concert                    7:00 p.m.

December 14  High School Band Concert                                   7:00 p.m.

December 16  High School Choir Concert                                   7:00 p.m.

January 5       Middle school 6th rescheduled Choir Concert      7:00p.m.



We wish everyone a wonderful holiday season!
Crestwood Local School District and all of its buildings are closed today, December 7, 2010.  We will however be transporting the varsity basketball team to its away game with Streetsboro.

Reminder to parents and staff:  Ohio law now limits school districts to a maximum of 3 calamity days. Any school closings in excess of three days must be made up. As of today Crestwood has used 2 calamity days. Should we exceed the 3 days at some point in the future, any make-up days would be scheduled for June 2011,  starting with June 8.
Due to weather conditions all school activities, with the exception of tonight's Board of Education meeting have been cancelled for Monday, December 6, 2010.  At this time (2:00 PM) we plan to go ahead with the Board meeting at 7:00 PM at CHS.  We do not anticipate  cancellation of the Board meeting unless weather conditions seriously deteriorate later in the day.  Please check the website throughout the day for updates.
Class project goes national: Eye on education: Crestwood Primary's 'nature detectives' get nationwide exposure in publication

By Diane Smith | Record Courier staff writer

First graders at Crestwood Primary School are using a former cornfield at their elementary campus to become “nature detectives.”
The students investigate the plants, animals, weather and soil during all seasons of the year, teacher Natalie Harr said.
Now, elementary schools across the country may soon be following Harr’s example, thanks to an article published in a national teacher’s journal.
Harr, along with her former academic advisor, Richard E. Lee Jr., co-wrote an article that appears in Science and Children, a publication of the National Science Teachers Association. The article was published in the magazine’s November journal.
Harr said the program, in its fourth year, encourages children to observe the bio-swales at the school campus. The tall grassy area was originally a cornfield, and the district created a wetland there to comply with EPA regulations when the elementary buildings were constructed.
“Animal detectives” look for clues left behind by animals, such as feathers and footprints, while soil, water and weather detectives focus on how each of those areas change with the seasons. The children record their findings in their journals, which Harr said reinforces reading and writing skills.
“They’re thinking at a deeper level,” Harr said. “It makes it more relevant to them. They’re so excited to see all those changes.”
Matt Sorrick of Hiram College has helped with some of the lessons, she said.
Harr said when she first became a teacher, she wasn’t sure how to teach science, so she took a course called Environmental Science for Elementary Teachers, held in Wyoming. Eventually, she became an instructor in the course and pursued her master’s degree.
Abby Bowne, a current student in Harr’s class, said she enjoys going outside, where she and her classmates look for signs that animals have been there. The children, she said, use nets to capture insects such as caterpillars and crickets.
“It’s fun going out to the bioswales,” she said.
Second graders Madeline Chesla and Lilly Engelhart still remember their lessons in the bio-swales last year, when the girls studied rabbits and turkeys.
“It teaches you what’s happening in the different seasons,” Lilly said.
Last year, the school won a grant from Dominion to purchase technology for the program, Harr said. The hope is to eventually expand the program to all grade levels in the school, she said.  

 

 
Suspicious Vehicle Reported
This is the current factual information....
CSG Ranks among elite as a Two-Time BOA Class A Champion Band

Crestwood Community Art Classes
Digital Photography and Photoshop, Ceramics
Crestwood Scarlet Guard Class A Champions
Marching Band Class Champions at Bands of America
Girls Volleyball Sweep Ravenna
Crestwood Girls Volleyball improves to 6-7 overall 3-4 in PTC with a sweep over Ravenna.
Boys Soccer Edges Springfield 2-0
Team Earns 1st win of year and improves to 1-5-2 overall 1-1-1 in PTC
Crestwood Cruises Past Coventry
Last Friday(9/17/10) the Crestwood football team earned their second victory and first conference win by defeating Coventry 34-7.The Red Devils raised their record to (2-2, 1-0).
Crestwood State Report Card Best Ever

  Open House: August 30th

Primary and Intermediate
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm


Middle and High school
6:00 pm  to 8:00 pm

Crestwood Local Schools Welcomes 3 New Principals
LEGAL NOTICE SALE OF ITEMS
Crestwood Comments
Crestwood Comments
Benefit for Samantha Lough to be held April 24, 2010 at Mantua Knights of Columbus Hall 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Crestwood Community Easter Egg Bonanza
Join us for a free Easter Egg Bonanza for children ages 1-10 March 27 from 10 a.m. to noon at Crestwood Primary School.
The Crestwood High School Wind Ensemble Gains Top Honors
What a Season for Red Devil Wrestlers!
What are the Options for Crestwood High School
Red Devils Amazing Wrestling Season Culminates with Trip to State Wrestling Tournament
SEEKING BIDS FOR STORAGE BUILDING...
2nd Dose H1N1 Thursday December 17
For Students 9 years and Under

Emergency School Closing Procedures Due toWeather
Final Sign up for the Mobile Dentist
NHS holding their Annual Silent Auction
Silent way for holiday gift giving! Offered by CHS National Honor's Society
CHS Seminar APL donation
Project Sponsored by CHS Seminar Class at CiCi's in Streetsboro
Shop with a Cop
Project giving: one child at a time
Halloween Costume Exchange
Sponsored by Student Council
Juvenile Diabetes 5K Run-Walk
All donations go to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)
H1N1 Clinics will be held Friday, November 13, 2009


7th Grade Girl's Volleyball Undefeated
New Crestwood Adult Education Program: Interested in Learning Ceramics, Digital Photography and Photoshop?

H1N1 Flu Vaccination & Prevention: Preliminary Information

 
Dear Parents,
 
Crestwood has been working closely for several weeks with the Portage County Health Department regarding the H1N1 influenza (flu) virus. Our goal is to be proactive in order to minimize the impact of the virus on our students, the school, and the community.
 
The Portage County Health Department will be offering H1N1 vaccinations for our students in each of our school buildings beginning in late October or early November. We will communicate the specific dates to parents as soon as they are provided to us.
 
Here is what we know at this time: 
 
·         The vaccinations will be offered to students in grades K-12
·         Different arrangements will be made for students in pre-school and day care---we will relay the information after we receive it
·         The vaccine will be FREE to the student if the parent authorizes the child to receive it at school
·         The vaccine is only available at school sites as a shot and will not be administered in the nasal mist form
·         Children 9 and under will require two shots, the second shot will occur approximately four weeks after the first shot, also at your child’s school
·         A letter will be sent home with a parent permission slip once dates  have been finalized
·         Parents who choose not to have their children vaccinated at school may take their child to a physician or wait until public clinics are available (probably after Christmas break)
 
While these vaccinations are by no means required or mandatory, they are highly recommended. It is important to have your child immunized because most people have no prior exposure to the H1N1 virus and; therefore, have not built up any previous immunity.  By having the student population vaccinated, the likelihood of significant outbreaks should be decreased.
 
In the meantime the health department is emphasizing these preventative measures:
 
·         Wash hands as often as possible; hand sanitizers are also helpful
·         Cover coughs with tissues or the elbow, not the hands
·         Do not send students to school when sick
 
If you have any questions, please contact your school nurse at your child’s building.

You can also check the Portage County Health Department website at www.co.portage.oh.us/H1N1 or call them at 330-672-6601 for additional information.
 
Joseph Iacano
Superintendent

Heat Restored to High School:  CHS will be open for classes Monday October 12

Update: Saturday, October 10th 1:00 P.M.

Crestwood High School was closed this past Friday due to a problem with the central heating system. Heat has been restored and CHS will be open for classes on Monday. We appreciate the patience that was shown by parents, students, and employees while we dealt with this matter.

Nature Detective with Dominion Grant
Primary and Intermediate students will search for the secret of life in our schoolyard's natural environment with funds provided by the Dominion Education Partnership Foundation.

Photos of New Ohio School Buildings Now Available!

As we consider the possibility of building a new high school we thought parents and residents might like to see some samples of new schools in other Ohio communities. Remember, Crestwood has a one-time only opportunity for the state to pay 50% of the cost. Click here to view a slideshow of new facilities in other Ohio communities.


Citizens for Crestwood Website Goes Live

The Citizens for Crestwood is a community organization dedicated to providing support and information about the upcoming bond issue for a new Crestwood High School. For more information about this organization and their mission, please visit www.citizensforcrestwood.org.



Crestwood Choir Chili Bash
Come and support Crestwood Choir Boosters!
Crestwood Achieves “Best Ever” Academic Achievement Scores
Crestwood Local School District Calendar Available Now
You can now view and download the district calendar online.
Crestwood Band Golf Fundraiser
NEW DATE:  Sunday, September 27, 2009 at Ravenswood Golf Course.
Two-Person Scramble for 18 holes of golf.

 

 

Key Communication: Crestwood Board to Place Bond Issue for High School on November Ballot
295 Parents Respond to Facilities Survey
Click this link to see the data collected from this survey.
CMS Undefeated Boys' Track Team Wins PTC Metro Conference
Crestwood Seniors to continue their athletic careers in College

Crestwood facilities video available for viewing.

See a short video about the physical and educational problems with our high school facility.

Congratulations CMS student Amanda Fosnight
1st Place in the State Power of the Pen Poetry Competition
Key Communication: "K-9" Sweep Performed April 28th
Public Forums to discuss Crestwood Local School District Facilities May 5th and May 21st
Crestwood Shines at Governor's Art Show
Crestwood Art Students Place Nine Works In The State Art Show
Congratulations CPS students Jason Midgley and Lily Turner!
Courtney Zigman to be a Bulldog
Zigman signs to play volleyball for Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee.
Join Us for a tour of the High School and Middle School
Crestwood Art Student Receives National Recognition
Senior Tyler Cline will be receiving a National Scholastic Gold Medal for his artwork titled Prospect.
2009 Crestwood Video Report
"Every child every day" video

FINE ARTS NIGHT AND SCIENCE EXPO
Enjoy student art and science work as you stroll through the cafeteria and hallways on April 2nd from 5:30-7:30 P.M. at Crestwood Middle School.
CPS Teacher, Mrs. Curfman, Receives Grant
Community Tours of High School and Middle School
A letter to district residents
Crestwood Bands perform at Severance Hall Crestwood Band

Wind Ensemble and Concert Band perform at the 6th Annual Northeast Ohio Wind Band Invitational.
2009-2010 CHS Course Registration
Click Here to log into your account and register for next year's classes. This should only be done with your Guidance Counselor present!
Crestwood Announces Community Health Walks
CHS Teachers Receive Grant
Another school year has begun at Crestwood High School. This year will be very different for some students in science and math.
Crestwood Teachers Earn Master Teacher Designation!
State Economic Issues May Affect Schools
The downturn in the U.S. economy represents a challenge to all businesses and public agencies.
Emergency School Closing Procedures and Notification
Facilities Committee Makes Recommendations
Interested in a substitute position?
Crestwood Local Schools is looking to hire substitute teachers, aides, bus drivers, cafeteria workers, custodians, and secretaries.  
CONGRATULATIONS MISS LACKO!
Crestwood Band Makes it to National Competition
Marching band going to national competition