Crestwood Middle School News

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


Jennifer Stephens, Teacher       Chuck Burns, Maintenance


September Employees of the Month


Kristy Jones, Teacher                 Michelle Sweet, Secretary 

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


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( Here to sign up or contact Kristina Bronder at 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

Cross Country
Official Practice will start Aug 3rd 8-930 am at the high school field house.  We will be doing some fun runs in July for conditioning (not mandatory)  No previous running experience necessary.   Please get forms, physicals and pay to participate fee in before Aug 3rd.  Feel free to contact me if you have any interest or questions email.
Text @luv2run  to the number 81010 for text alerts for addtional information.
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


Due to weather conditions, Paskey Tours has canceled the trip to Washington DC.  We are trying to reschedule for a later date in May.  8th grade students can report to school tomorrow at their normal time.


Due to the incoming weather, 8th Grade students going on the Washington DC trip will not be leaving until 1:15pm.  All 8th students going on the trip are to report to the school at 1:00pm.  Please be sure students have eaten lunch at home before arriving at the school.  

After-school Activities Canceled

The following after school activities have been canceled for today:

Intramural Basketball/Volleyball

Leo Club

Striving Artist Club (rescheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday 3/4)

Book Fair Raffle

The Book Fair has been extended through Thursday, February 26.

Would you like to win a BASKET OF BOOKS?

Help support our


and earn one raffle ticket per item purchased for a chance to win a


Visit the book fair on February 18, 19, & 20

During 6A, B, & C

Or visit us during Parent-Teacher Conferences Thursday

from 4- 7PM

Look for us in Room 212

Basketball Tournaments

Tournament Update 

Girls 7th Grade will play Springfield at 4:45 on Wed. February 4 at Norton HS

Girls 8th Grade will play Kent Stanton at 4:45 on Thursday February 5 at Norton HS


Boys 7th Grade will play Ravenna at 5:00 at Springfield Junior High on February 9th.

Boys 8th Grade will play Kent at 6:30 at Springfield High School on   February 9th.


Boys Basketball Tournaments

February 9 - 7th & 8th grade quarterfinals


February 10 - 7th & 8th grade semifinals

February 12 - 7th & 8th grade finals


Girls Basketball Tournaments will be held at Norton HS on the following dates:

February 4 - 7th grade quarterfinals

February 5 - 8th grade quarterfinals

February 7 - 7th & 8th grade semifinals

February 10 - 7th & 8th grade finals


Tournament game start times will be determined after regular season games conclude on Monday, February 2, 2015.  We will post tournament game times as soon as they are scheduled.


The boys basketball game vs Springfield has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 5, 2015 at home. 


The 8th grade trip to Washington DC has been rescheduled for May 10th, 11th and 12th.  More info to come!!


There will be an informational meeting for all 6th Grade girls interested in trying out for 7th grade volleyball on Wednesday, May 20th during 6C.

6th grade Volleyball open gyms will be held June 1-2, 2015 from 3:00pm - 4:30pm in the CMS gym.

Tryouts will be held on August 4th from 10:00 am - 12:30pm.

8th Grade tryouts will be held on August 3rd from 7:30am - 10:00am.


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 Conferences 2015


CMS Parent Teacher Conferences

October 1, 2015

CEA Summer Camp Scholarship

Did you see the teachers working a booth at the Potato Festival?  They did, and this year they raised record worthy funds!  With that money, Crestwood Education Association is offering Summer Camp scholarships to Crestwood Middle school students.  Any student interested in attending a summer camp is encouraged to submit an application for the scholarship.  CEA realizes that there are many wonderful opportunities for summer camps available to middle school age students, yet the cost can sometimes make it difficult for families to send their children.  CEA wants to help.  Through CEA fundraising efforts, four $100.00 scholarships have been made available.  Application for all types of camps will be considered.

To apply, simply fill out the application - click here.  Return the completed application to Kim Marfy at Crestwood Middle School in a sealed envelope by May 1, 2015. Applications can also be picked up at the Middle School office.

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.  


Second Quarter Interims, Fee Statements, Giving Tree, Thanksgiving Break

Good evening. This is Julie Schmidt, Principal of Crestwood Middle School calling with some important reminders for our CMS families.

First, I am calling to remind everyone that tomorrow, Tuesday, November 25th, marks the halfway point of our second grading period which means Interim Grade Reports will be coming home with your child.  All Crestwood Middle School students will be receiving their interim grade reports in their homerooms.  Attached to the interims you will find fee statements for those of you who have not yet had the opportunity to pay your child’s fees. Please watch for these important papers to come home tomorrow.

Also, our Annual CMS Giving Tree has been set up in the front atrium of our building.  If you would like to help make the holidays a little brighter for some families in our school, please stop by, pull a tag from the tree, and donate a gift. 

I am also calling to remind our families that tomorrow is the last day of school before the Thanksgiving Holiday. There is no school on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, November 26-28th.  Classes will resume on Monday, December 1st.

The written transcript of this message can also be found on the Crestwood Middle School web-page and the CMS Facebook page for your reference.

I hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving.

Thank you and have a great evening.




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. 

Wrestling Scrimmage

The wrestling scrimmage scheduled for tomorrow, November 25, 2014, against Garfield will be at 5:30 pm not 4:00 pm.  The bus will leave the school at 5:00 pm.   

Giving Tree

We are currently taking referrals for holiday help.  If you are in need or would like to refer a family, please contact Lynne Morrison at 330-357-8204, ext. 2009 or