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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.                       

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.



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.

Halloween Carnival Halloween Carnival 2016



Crestwood’s Annual


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!






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



Coffee Talk

Join Crestwood


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.    

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


Crestwood Launches Free App




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




Crestwood Comments August/September

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

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.



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

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 

Crestwood High School Frontier Days 2016

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.

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 

Congratulations 2016 Retirees!



Patricia Hindman

Bus Driver & Cook's Helper



Donna Lewis

Cook Manager, Intermediate School


Colleen Crane

 Secretary, Middle School


Cathy Corr

 Science Teacher, Middle Schoool


Joyce Schroder

School Nurse 


Christine Guesman

Spanish Teacher, High School


Not Pictured Tom Veon.

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


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.



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


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.



Primary School Scholarship

Intermediate School Scholarship

Middle School Scholarship


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.


Video 2

Video 3

Video 4


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.

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.

Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition State and National Winners

    National Awards:


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. 


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!

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




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 

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.

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!  


An Enchanted Evening Under the Sea 2016 FATHER/DAUGHTER DANCE




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




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.




Ticket Registration Form

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


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.

2016-2017 Calendar Calendar

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

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. 
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.


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.


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


Cookie Walk

Saturday, December 12th
(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

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

Sponsored by the Crestwood Band Boosters


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




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

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.






 BID SHEETS DUE November 30, 2015



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


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.