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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Pit and Skit

Pit and Skit

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.

 

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!

 

 

 

 

 

Conferences Parent Teacher Conferences

February 2017 Conferences 

 

 

 

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.                       

October Students of the Month October 2016 Student of the Month

Congratulations the following Crestwood Middle School October Students of the Month:

6th Grade:  Brooke Engelhart, Joshua Eyerman, Olivia Gullatta, Trenten Petrie

7th Grade:  Zoe Turner, Ethan Brooks, Laurel Monroe, Aiden Gutglueck

8th Grade:  Gina Irwin, Isaac Guyette, Madison Jurisch, Nolan Wysong

Crestwood Basketball Community Vendor Day and Crestwood Bands Cookie Sale Holiday Fair

Crestwood Basketball will be holding a Community Vendor Day on December 10th from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.  Please click on the link below to veiw the vendors and businesses that will be present and stopy by to do some holiday shopping!  

Vendor Day Flyer

Also while shopping, please stop by the cafeteria for the Crestwood Bands cookie sale to stock up on your Christmas cookies!

 

ALICE Drill

Good Morning CMS Families,

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

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

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

Sincerely,


Julie Schmidt

Safety Notice

August 24, 2016

Dear Parent/Guardian(s),

One of our most important jobs as educators is to provide a safe and secure learning atmosphere for your children.  In an attempt to ensure that our environment is drug free, we work with the Mantua Police Department and our School Resource Officer to schedule random searches of our building and grounds with drug dogs.  

This morning, while our middle school students were working inside their classrooms, our School Resource Officer, Sergeant Joe Urso and our drug dog, Diablo, searched the building.  As a result, we are pleased to report that our building is drug free.  We have shared with the staff and students what occurred today.  We will be having additional unannounced searches throughout the rest of the school year.

Educating your child in a safe environment is our top priority.  We would like to thank our School Resource Officer, Joe Urso, and his police dog, Diablo, for their assistance.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have at jschmidt@crestwoodschools.com, or at 330-357-8204.  

Our faculty and staff look forward to continuing to work to help keep your children safe and secure during school hours.

 

Sincerely,


Julie Schmidt, Principal

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.

 

Mobile Dentist & 7th Grade Immunization Clinic

The mobile dentist will be coming to Crestwood on Friday, September 23rd. If you would like your child to receive preventive dental services, please fill out the mobile dentist form that came home with your student’s interim report. Completed forms should be turned in to the school clinic by Wednesday, September 21st.


Health Heroes will be coming to Crestwood Middle school on September 26th from 9:00-11:00 to vaccinate students TDaP & Meningitis. Ohio law requires both TDaP & Meningitis vaccines for 7th graders. In order to have your student vaccinated, parents must fill out and sign the consent form that the child will need. Consent forms were sent home with interim reports. It is important to answer ALL sections on the consent form COMPLETELY. If your student has health insurance or Medicaid, please fill that section out with the Insurance Company Name, the Cardholder’s Name and Date of Birth, as well as the Contract or Member ID #. If your student is uninsured or underinsured, please be sure to check the appropriate box on the consent form. Money collected from the insurance companies help fund this program. Regardless of your insurance coverage or what your insurance company pays, there is NO COST to you for the vaccine. Again, the date for our clinic is September 26th from 9:00-11:00, so please send your forms in as soon as possible. We look forward to seeing you at the clinic. Thank you!

7th/8th Grade Basketball Tryouts Basketball

7th/8th Grade Basketball Tryouts are as follows:

 

Boys - Tryouts will be begin Friday, November 4th at 4:30 p.m.  Final Forms and Physical must be completed prior to tryouts.

 

7th Grade Girls - Tryouts will begin Monday, November 7th at 7:30 p.m.  Final Forms and Physical must be completed prior to tryouts.

HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT An awareness Program for Parents and Other Adults hidden in plain sight

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Crestwood Intermediate School

"snoop and search" starts at 6pm

*presentation begins at 6:30pm

Due to the nature of the materials presented, no youth are permitted to attend.

The presentation is free.

 

  • Astonishing, interactive exhibit designed to resemble a teenager's bedroom
  • Contains 150+ items which may be indicative of dangerous risky behaviors
  •  Topics include substance use, violence, eating disorders, juvenile crime, technology, risky games/challenges and more
  • Accompanied by PowerPoint presentation and discussion