District News

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

 

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

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!

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.  

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!

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 Crestwood Volleyball Team!

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

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!

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.

 

JULY 3, 2014 BOARD OF EDUCATION 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.

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)

 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.

Strategic Planning 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

 

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!



 

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.

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

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.

 

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

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

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Crestwood Local Schools & Mantua American Legion Post 193 

 

DONATE SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR NEEDY KIDS BY STUFFING THE BUS:

                                  

                                           Sunday, August 24th

                                             5:00 p.m. to  8:00 p.m.

                                    Crestwood High School Stadium

 

May 2014 Crestwood Comments 

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                  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

 
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. 

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  

Crestwood Community Days 2014

Crestwood Community Days 2014

August 24, 2014

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

Crestwood High School

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

June 2014 Board Meeting

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. 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 

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

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!

Crestwood Comments

 

               Crestwood Comments August 2014

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.

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!

 

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. 

Congratulations to September and October Employees of the Month
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. 

 

 

Back to School August 26th
May 5, 2014 Board of Education Meeting
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!

    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.

 

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 

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.

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

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.

August Board of Education Meeting

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.

 

    

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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

 

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.


 

2014 - 2015 Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration is now taking place at the Crestwood Primary Building.

Children must be five years old on or before August 1, 2014, to be eligible to attend Kindergarten during the 2014-2015 school year. Information packets containing registration paperwork are available online, see below, or at the Primary School.

To register your child, in addition to the registration paperwork, parents/guardians are required to show two proofs of residency, the child’s official birth certificate issued by the State, their social security card and custody papers, if applicable. Student’s immunizations must be up to date for entry to school in the fall. Look for additional information on the Crestwood website at www.crestwoodschools.org
All questions can be directed to the Crestwood Primary School at 330-357-8202.

Kindergarten Registration Forms (click here)

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

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.

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

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

 

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.