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Crestwood Middle School

Principal:  Mrs. Julie Schmidt
Dean of Students/Athletic Director:  Mr. Jozsef Jakab

10880 John Edward Drive
Mantua, Ohio 44255

Phone Number:  (330) 357-8204
Fax Number:      (330) 274-3705


7th Grade Open Gym - July 29 and 30 from 7:00P.M. - 9:00P.M.

7th Grade Tryouts - August 1, 4,5, 6,(7,TBA) 7:30A.M.  - 10:00 A.M.

8th Grade Tryouts

August 4th   10:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.

August 5th    2:00P.M. - 4:00P.M.

August 6th   10:00A.M. - 12:30P.M.

August 7th   10:00A.M. - 12:30 P.M.

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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.


Kids will enjoy the bouncy houses and obstacle course, Ohio mobile gaming, and Rally Entertainers for some magic, balloon twisting and face painting. Additionally, the fire and police departments will give tours of a fire truck and police car. There will also be booths with information from local organizations.


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


 Click Here to Sign up for a Booth  or contact Kristina Bronder at

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CMS Diabetes Walk

On May 19, 2014, the Crestwood Middle School Leadership students held their second annual walk to benefit Juvenile Diabetes. Each student participant who collected donations for this cause received a paper sneaker bearing his or her name. These “sneakers” were then displayed throughout the school. Over fifty students walked to raise funds totaling $1,069.71 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Once again, C.M.S. will receive a 3 x 5 banner from the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation for achieving a goal of over $1,000.00. This banner will be proudly displayed in the school next to the banner awarded last year! C.M.S. Leadership advisor, Kristen Tekavec, who organized the event said, “It’s so amazing to have such awesome students and staff raise funds for such a worthy cause.”

Honor and Merit Roll - 3rd Grading Period

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Click here for 8th Grade Honor and Merit Roll.

April Newsletter

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Congratulations Students of the Month - February
Congratulations! CMS Wrestlers are PTC Champions!

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


January 2014 newsletter

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District Spelling Bee Winner - Joey Peters

Congratulations to Joey Peters for placing first, Ephraim Oliphant for placing fifth, and Zach Johnson for placing sixth 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.

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.

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Tom Carson - Most Valuable Player

~~"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle..." is a quote you will see displayed throughout Crestwood Middle School. 
Eighth grade Crestwood Middle School Wrestler, Tom Carson, acted in the very spirit of this quote showing the finest character and integrity during a wrestling tournament at West Geauga the weekend of January 11th, 2014.
Crestwood Middle School 8th Grader, Tom Carson, without any prompting or coaxing by his coaches, exemplified pure class by helping a special needs wrestler from an opposing school earn his first takedowns of the season.  Tom’s wrestling style was clean and gentle, yet did not embarrass or make a mockery of this opponent, nor the sport of wrestling.  In this wrestling tournament, where every wrestler was guaranteed a minimum of five matches before the championship finals take place, every other opponent pinned this special needs wrestler within a few seconds.  Tom allowed his opponent to earn 14 points to Tom's 17, including the first takedown.  Tom also allowed his opponent to have a slight lead for the majority of the match, deep into the final period.  According to the opponent's coach, Tom's match was the highlight of his wrestler's career.  Tom Carson went on to earn the tournament's award for Most Valuable Wrestler, pinning every opponent in his weight bracket, excluding this one heartfelt exception.  This is why Tom is one of the Crestwood Middle School Team Captains for the 2013-14 wrestling season.  Tom Carson’s future in wrestling for Crestwood is going to be very bright. 

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Congratulations! 7th/8th Grade Wrestling Team wins West Geauga Tournament

Tom Carson voted Most Valuable Player

December 2013 Newsletter

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November 2013 Newsletter

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Congratulations! October Students of the Month
October 2013 Newsletter Click here to view October 2013 Newsletter.
Congratulations to the 8th Grade PTC Volleyball Champions
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