Every year, members of the Crestview FFA participate in the chapter’s annual fruit sale fundraiser. For three weeks, members of the community are given the opportunity to purchase several varieties of citrus fruit, apples, and barbecue sauce. Chapter sales expand all throughout Ashland as well as surrounding counties.
The week of December 12th students along with chapter advisor, Mr. Albright, organized and sorted through each box of fruit to ensure customers got the best quality fruit possible. Afterward, students were responsible for picking up and distributing their fruit. The annual fruit sale as well as the chapter’s chicken barbecue gives members the opportunity to earn themselves a spot on the group’s eight day trip to the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado that takes place in January.
Written and Submitted by Kadie Myers, 2016-2017 Crestview FFA Reporter
Veterans from all branches of the United States Armed Forces were represented on Friday, November 11th at the high school’s annual Veterans Day ceremonies. Veterans were treated to breakfast by student council members prior to the assembly. Student participation was a large part of the ceremonies as Crestview Elementary 3rd grade students sang a song and shared personal writings with veterans. Senior Colton Stevens shared his writing titled “Courageous Americans” at the assembly. Each veteran received the poem as one of their gifts. The Crestview morning choir sang the National Anthem and the 179th Air Color Guard presented the flags. Mr. Jared Smith a 2001 Crestview graduate, delivered a stirring speech to the crowd about “being a part of something greater than one’s self.” The high school band ended the ceremony by performing the marching ballads of each branch and veterans rose as their ballads were played.
The 5th annual Thanksgiving meal was held on Wednesday, November 23rd for students, staff and senior citizens. The event provided for 400 sit down meals in the high school cafeteria while the remaining donated canned food items and turkeys were distributed to local shelters and homes in the Crestview Community. We would like to thank all who donated their food, time, money and service to the annual event.
Attention Junior Class Parents... The 2017 Prom is fast approaching and it’s not too early to think about planning the After-Prom festivities. The After-Prom Committee consists of parents of junior students who would like to help with the planning of the spring 2017 event. The After-Prom takes place at the Ashland University Rec Center after the dance. Committee members and a chairperson are needed to make this event a success. If you are interested in helping with the planning of the After-Prom please contact Shelley McLaughlin (last year’s chairperson) at 419-606-4010.
Any student who has not yet placed an order for cap/gown/announcements with Jostens need to call 1.800.Jostens or visit their website at: www.jostens.com ASAP. Orders must be placed before Christmas break.
Parents and Senior Students: If you have not signed up for “Remind” in order to stay up to date with Senior Class news, important dates, etc., please do so! Messages will be delivered via text or email. Either text 81010 with message @17cougar to join! Reminder... All outstanding dues and fees must be paid before graduation.
The End-of-Course Exam will be administered December 5-13, for any student who scored below proficient on one or more tests. The order of the testing will be:
The sophomore class will be visiting Pioneer Career and Technology Center on January 24, 2017. This visitation will give students the opportunity to see three programs of interest and obtain information about college credit earned through Pioneer programs.
ACT registration is done online at www.actstudent.org. Testing dates are December 10, February 11, April 8 and June 10. Prospective CCP students wishing to attend Ashland University or OSU-M will need to take the ACT by the April 8 date.
College Credit Plus (CCP) gives students in grades 7-12 the chance to earn high school and college credit simultaneously by taking courses at area colleges or universities. The MANDATORY meeting for interested parents of 6-11 graders will be on February 8, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the high school media center. Area colleges/universities will explain the requirements needed to attend their institution. If your child is currently a CCP student your attendance is still required.