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CMS invites students and families to visit the building, pick up schedules, try new locker combinations, and visit with many of our staff from 6:00-7:00p on Monday evening.

Families are free to come and go any time during the event. To allow more time for families to see the building and meet with staff, a whole-group parent meeting will not be part of the evening.

You are encouraged to stick around for Crestview's Meet-the-Team event, featuring our 7th and 8th grade fall athletes as well as the high school's athletes and performers.

The middle school staff hopes you are ready for a fantastic new school year. Every new year is full of potential for growth and opportunities that you won’t want to miss. Make this your best year yet!

I am looking forward to working with the students, families, and staff of the middle school as principal this year. The middle school has been my home base for the past 6 years. It a great place to work and learn with some of the greatest educators I know.

As is mentioned elsewhere in this month’s newsletter, families are encouraged to get a jump start on back-to-school registration through FinalForms. Please continue to keep this information up-to-date throughout the year as it will ensure that the school has the needed information to reach you in emergencies as well as keep you up-to-date on school events.

This year we will focus on building culture related to our common spaces, such as hallways and the cafeteria, working to set our students up for successful behavior and interactions in these spaces. We have a great school community and look forward to getting better still.

July 29, 6:00 PM - Fall Athletics Mandatory Parent Meeting @ HS
August 19, 6:00-7:00 PM - Middle School Open House
August 21 - First Day of classes (Grades 1-9)


Mr. Chad Lemon


For students entering 5th and 6th grades:

The Crestview Youth Football League will be partnering with the Ashland & Wayne County League for the 2019 season. This will give each team 6-8 games. All games will be played on Saturday afternoons in either Ashland, Richland or Wayne county.

Full details and Registration Form

A couple busy days ahead as we wrap up the school year:

Wednesday, May 29
8:40-9:40 - 6th Grade Awards in Gym
12:00-1:30 - 5th Grade DARE/Awards in Gym
2:00-2:45 - 4th Grade Awards in Gym

Thursday, May 30
8:30-9:15 - 7th Grade Awards
9:30-10:15 - 8th Grade Awards
10:15-10:45 - Student vs. Staff Academic Challenge
10:45 - Presentation of Archie Griffin & Clayton Blust Awards
11:00 - 8th Grade Luncheon in Assembly Room

Crestview Middle School completed its fall Family Night on November 1 with an ice cream social and game night for over 80 parents and students who braved a dreary rainy evening for food, fellowship and fun. Families were entertained with classroom teachers providing game stations such as card games, consensus, dominos, scrabble, puzzles, chess, and corn hole board games. Student council provided hot dogs, chips and pop to complement the ice cream sundaes that were featured for families. The Spring CMS Family Night is schedule in March and is the traditional student versus faculty basketball game.

The Crestview Middle School girls’ cross country team won the 2018 Firelands Conference meet at New London on Saturday, October 13. Emma Aumend is the 2018 girls’ cross country champion, earning first place overall with a winning time of 13:42. Gracie Dinsmore placed 6th, Sarah Howe placed 10th, Savannah Bechtler placed 11th, and Audrey McPherran was 12th overall. Crestview Middle School boys’ were runner-up to St. Paul at the Fireland’s Conference meet. Gabe Mays was 4th overall with a time of 12:21. Tyler Holloway placed 8th, Clint Hughes 9th, James McPherran 14th, and Devin Holloway 15th. The teams worked hard for a very successful season. Season highlights include: both teams winning the Plymouth Invitational, the girls earning runner up at their home meet, the boys placing second at the Fredericktown Invitation and the boys winning the Buckeye Central Invitational. Fall student athletes were recognized during their November 7 banquet at the high school. Cheerleaders, Cross Country, Football and Volleyball athletes in grades 7 and 8 were recognized for their work. Accomplishments for Cougar fall sports included Firelands Conference Championships for Middle School Girls and Eight Grade Football teams; Firelands runner-up honors were achieved by the Middle School Boys XC team. Way to go, Cougars! Winter sport athletics is well underway with seventh and eighth grade students competing in cheerleading, boys and girls basketball and wrestling. Basketball games start in late November, wrestlers starting their season in early December. Good luck to our winter sports Cougars!

Crestview Simulation City Team, under the direction of Mrs. Jennifer Blackledge, will present their work at the Ohio School Boards Association Capital Conference student showcase feature on Monday, November 12 in Columbus, Ohio. Students’ future city designs and curriculum will be on display at the Columbus Convention Center for Ohio’s school leaders to learn about from Crestview Middle School students - best wishes on representing Cougar Country at OSBA!

This year the 6th grade team is excited to be using their Academic Extension period to allow students the opportunity to explore different interests and activities that incorporate the Ohio Learning Standards. For the months of November and December they are focusing on things that give back to family, friends and the surrounding community. Some activities include making personalized, age appropriate children’s books for each kindergartner, 3-D pop-up cards for veterans and other community and staff members that we are thankful for their service, and Random Acts of Kindness spread throughout our school, home and community. These activities reinforce communication standards, geometry and measurement standards as well as reading and writing standards.

Seventh grade students and their teachers will travel to Cleveland’s Playhouse Square on December 12 to take in a performance of Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol”. The trip is the culminating activity of the 7th graders’ language arts unit study of Dickens’ work. Holiday musicians and vocalist will be performing their seasonal selections, with the band concert on Monday, December 3 and the choir concert on Thursday, December 6. Both concerts will be held beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Crestview High School auditorium. School picture retakes will be provided by Ripcho Photography on Tuesday, November 20 beginning at 8:00 a.m. in the middle school assembly room. Students seeking retakes may do so at that time. The second grading period and first semester of the 2018-2019 school year ends on Friday, December 21. Christmas break will start on December 24 through January 7, 2019.

From the administration, faculty and staff of Crestview Middle School, our wish to you and your family is for a safe, relaxing holiday season: from giving thanks, to the miracle of Christmas, to a new year in 2019!