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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.

 

Conferences Parent Teacher Conferences

February 2017 Conferences 

 

 

 

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

Parent Teacher Conferences Conferences

Team conferences are being held on Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM. Conferences are being scheduled by grade level team and are 10 minutes in length. If you are interested in meeting with your child's academic teaching team please sign up for the time that best meets your needs. 

Please click on the link below to schedule:

https://ptcfast.com/schools/Crestwood_Middle_School_2_2

Additionally, STAR teachers are available for individual conferences throughout the evening. Please feel free to schedule conferences with your child's STAR teachers as well. 

Please call the middle school if you have any questions, 330-357-8204.

 

 

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.

 

Todd Monroe, Board President Communication 9/12/17


    

 

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.

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Superintendent Community Announcement for 9-8-17