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2015-2016 School Calendar Feedback Sought
The Crestview Board of Education has been working to develop the calendar for the 2015-2016 school year. Each year there are several variables that go into determining what the year's calendar will look like. We would welcome your feedback on a couple key areas of the calendar, such as start date, holiday breaks, and calamity make-up days.Please share your input on these areas with us through this brief survey. The survey will be available through Wednesday, March 11. 2015. Thank you for your support.
Calendar Feedback Survey
 
PARCC and AIR Testing Schedule
On March 2 Crestview High School will be administering the PARCC and AIR testing. CHS will follow a 2-hour delay testing schedule. However, all freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are expected to be in attendance at school at the regular time.  Only those Senior students not participating in testing do not need to report to school until 9:45 a.m.
 
As We Begin Ohio's NextGeneration Assessments...
Testing for students in grades 4-9 kicks off next week. Grade 3 will follow in mid-March. Our March testing window will run March 3-17.

The Ohio NextGeneration Assessments implemented this spring include English and Math tests developed by the PARCC Consortium, of which Ohio is a governing member, and state-developed Science and Social Studies tests.

The PARCC assessments have gained quite of bit of attention in recent weeks, much of it from parents who are concerned about the amount of time and stress the assessments are putting on Ohio’s students.

The tests, especially in this first year, have some shortcomings that the district acknowledges, most notably the amount of time associated with these new assessments, and a turnaround timeline for results that will make the data unusable for positively affecting instruction next fall. We see that, and so do many of you.

Our faculty and administration believe that good assessments should ultimately provide good information on student learning that our teachers can fold back into improving instruction for your child and his/her peers. Good assessment is an essential part of good instruction.

There are some positives to these NextGeneration Assessments:
  • A great deal of work has gone into improving the quality of test questions students will encounter this year, ensuring that students can apply what they know, not just repeat it back. Crestview has been fortunate to have staff members on both the PARCC and State-level advisory teams who have overseen the quality standards for these test items.
  • In future years, student results will be available to schools just a few days after testing concludes - possibly before the end of the school year. This will make state learning measures more useful than they’ve ever been for schools.
  • While we will see an increase in the overall time spent testing, students now have multiple shorter opportunities to demonstrate what they know - test success is no longer limited to one opportunity on a single day of the year.

We are fortunate in our district to have implemented a focus on improved use of technology in day-to-day instruction prior to having it become a necessary consideration for online testing. This has allowed us to focus first on looking at technology as a tool to benefit student learning, rather than allowing test-prep to drive our technology decision-making.

It has been our approach and focus this year, and in years past, to do what’s right for kids. We want to offer good instruction because that’s what our students deserve, not because it’s required for test performance. We want our students to feel confident in their skills and have a balanced perspective on the role of testing in their education.

Increased outside pressures from the legislature continue to compete for our time and focus, but our commitment to students and community remains.

For those families who wrestle with how to best voice your concerns about state testing and the impact it has on instruction, we encourage you to make contact with your state legislators and the state-level board of education to appeal for assessment models that make good, usable measures of student learning the primary focus, and insist that testing for the purpose of accountability always takes a backseat to that student focus.

We thank you for the opportunity to educate your child and the trust you have placed with us to fulfill that role. The changes in this new educational landscape are challenging for us as well, and we are glad to be navigating those changes with a terrific and supportive community around us.
  
Pioneer Career and Technology Center News
The Pioneer Career and Technology Center Open House has been rescheduled to Tuesday, March 3 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm.  Visitors will get the chance to visit over 30 program labs, meet with instructors and administrators, and even apply online that evening.
 
Our Performing Arts Open House will be held on Tuesday, March 3 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. at 25 E. Fourth St. in Mansfield.
 
Our College NOW-Business Open House will be held on Tuesday, March 3 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm at the Kehoe Center located at 175 Mansfield Avenue in Shelby.  
 
Pioneer is located at 27 Ryan Road in Shelby.  Please call 419-347-7744 with any questions.  Students may also apply online at:www.go2pioneer.com. We look forward to seeing you! 
 
Jostens
Announcements, cap and gowns will be delivered to the High School on March 17th during lunches.
    
Mandatory Spring Sports Meeting
Mandatory meeting for parents of Spring Sports Athletes - March 4th @ 6pm in the High School Auditorium
   
   
Crestview Athletic Booster Club's 
 
                      "SPRING MULCH SALE"
The Crestview Athletic Boosters are once again proud to offer members of this great community 3 Color Options Available, in 2 Cubic Feet Bags for a price of $ 4.25 per bag (pick-up) or $6.25 per bag (delivered and spread.)  If interested please click on the link below to find our pamphlet describing your options. 
  

Mulch Drive

Crestview Athletics Remind 101

Parents, tired of being caught off guard by last second changes to the Athletics schedule.  The Athletic Department is proud to offer Remind 101.  Remind 101 is a one-way text messaging and email system.  With Remind, all personal information remains completely confidential.  This APP will allow you to stay up to date on all athletic news and event changes as they occur.

Click Here to Access Instructions for Remind 101 APP for Crestview Athletics

Blizzard Bag Update

January 28, 2015 - Crestview's Make-up Day Plan for school days missed due to poor weather conditions calls for make-up assignments, known as Blizzard Bags, to be assigned for the 7th, 8th, and 9th days of school cancellations.

We've made several adjustments of our process this year in response to the experiences and feedback on last year's assignments.

Purpose

Blizzard Bags are intended to fill in some of the gap created by missed instruction when school is closed. Blizzard Bags should include relevant tasks which can be completed by the student with some level of independence in most situations. All Blizzard Bags should reflect material in the classes that is either Reinforcement, Enrichment or Extension, or Exploration/Introductory.

More information, deadlines,  schedule of make-up days, and online repository of assignments: Blizzard Bag Central.

CRESTVIEW HIGH SCHOOL SPRING ART SHOW

Art Show-Saturday, May 9th, 3:00-8:00 p.m.-High School Library   

Art Show-Monday, May 11th-3:00-9:00 p.m.-High School Library

Athletic Notes ~ see athletic department 

2014-2015 School Fee List

2014-2015 Crestview Local District Events Calendar and Annual Reports

 Cougar Spirit!

Crestview Cougar Spirit

Mr. Souder's Adv. Physics hits Snow Trails!

Physics at Snow Trails

 


 

Students:  Click this link for Access to Moodle 2.2

OGT Prep Website is here

Use this website to assist in preparing for the Ohio Graduation Test.

Order your Yearbooks Today!!

Go to jostensyearbooks.com to order. Our school account number is 47904

 

2014 GRADUATES... YEARBOOKS ARE IN!!! Call the school to set up a time to pick up your book.

 

Last Updated: 3/4/2015 6:47 PM

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