Crestwood Middle School News

Crestwood Middle School Designated Ohio 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 

Internet Safety
  • Is your 11-18 year old using 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.

Blackboard Alert

You will be receiving this Blackboard Alert this weekend:


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

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)

Blackboard Alert


Blackboard Alert
Blackboard Alert

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


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


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.



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

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.  


February Conference 2016


CMS Parent Teacher Conferences

February 4th, 2016

December Employees of the Month



       Kim Marfy,  Middle School Teacher 


     Barb Blazek, High School Cook



Congratulations to Crestwod 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 committment to Crestwood Schools by their administrators.


Halloween Carnival


FCCLA presents…


Crestwood’s Annual

Halloween Carnival

October 24th: 1:00-3:00 pm

Join us at Crestwood High School for an afternoon of fun-filled games, trick-or-treating, costume contest, basket raffle, and so much more!


Cost is a non-perishable food item

For children 8th grade and under and their families  




Halloween Carnival Flyer Click Here

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.


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.