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Summer Recap 2017 by Sierra May... During the last few months members of the Crestview FFA had a busy summer. Starting off we had three members attend Camp Muskingum’s first session. Camp Muskingum, located in Carroll County Ohio, works to help members in FFA create friendships, promote leadership in members and help the campers grow as members in the FFA. Members, Leo Ringler, Allene Watson and Sierra May, came back reporting of all the fun they had at FFA camp. Camp Muskingum offered an array of different activities for the campers ranging from paintball, archery to even boating. The camp still continued to teach the members all while having lots of fun. During the rest of the summer numerous members in the chapter also attended the Richland County Fair. Many of the members placing in their separate classes. The chapter also hosted their summer picnic for the upcoming and current members in the chapter. The picnic offered a way for the new members to meet some people in the chapter.

Summer Picnic by Elizabeth Motter... On Tuesday, July 25, the Crestview FFA Chapter held their annual summer picnic to introduce new FFA members and their families to the Crestview FFA Chapter and provide a calendar of events for the next school year. Parents, current members and new members all participated in a potluck meal before all the evening's events. Mr. Albright addressed the parents and guardians about what FFA is and the hard work and dedication that is required of both to be a successful FFA member at home and in the classroom. Meanwhile the members played several games, most involving water balloons, with the FFA officer team and other FFA members. These activities allowed for upcoming members to meet current members and learn more about FFA. An FFA Alumni meeting followed where attendees could learn about the
activities and projects supported by the local FFA Alumni chapter.

2017 Richland County Fair by Elizabeth Motter and Sierra May

The Crestview FFA had many members show at the Richland County Fair throughout the week of August 6th. On Monday, August 7th members showed Dairy and Beef Feeder Calves; Sierra Schaffer received 1st in showmanship in her class. In the weight classes, Kayona LaForest got 1st and 2nd, Elly Motter received 2nd and 3rd for her Dairy Feeder Calf, Kaitlyn Hunt was awarded 3rd, Allene Watson got 4th, and Jay Oswalt received 2nd and 4th. Also, showing a Dairy and Beef Feeder Calf were Lillian Kinstle, Carley Campo, Leo Ringler, Molly Ardis, Emma Ardis, Justin Bond, Ervin Fussner, Jackson Forman, Savannah Stuart, Cailyn Rogers, Kathy Lehman, and Brynn Witmer. Kenzie Workman and Maddy Workman both showed hogs, along with Eden McFarland who received 1st and 6th.  During the fair many members also worked in the Crestview FFA Steak Trailer to raise money for the Crestview FFA Alumni. The Crestview FFA chapter had a successful week at the Richland County Fair.

The CHS Mass Production class was very busy last year working on staff/student projects. We made several items such as a buffet table, coffee table, acrylic pens, linen cabinet, night stands, jewelry boxes, hall tree, shoe rack/benches, rolling spice rack, and an expandable bench. The class raised over $2,900 and profited $1,700 for the industrial shop to use at a later date. 

The 2017-18 Mass Production class this year has different type of plan. We are building projects to sell at the Music Boosters Craft Show in November and the Spring Art Show. Some of those projects include a gun cabinet, night stands, a game table, blanket chest, and a few other odds and ends. We look forward to seeing you at one of these events and maybe we will have that unique project you are looking for. We thank you for your support.

Please sign up for Remind by texting the message “@2018pride” to 81010 or (419)516-0912. There will be many reminders of dates/deadlines and important information pertaining to senior requirements and graduation sent through this service.

Students should have received packets for graduation cap/gown/announcement orders in English classes; extra packets are available from Mrs Wynn. The Josten’s rep will be at CHS during lunches on October 17 to take orders; he will be at Pioneer sometime in October, as well. CCP students may come in that day, drop off orders to Mrs. Reynolds or Mrs. Wynn, or order directly from Jostens. Two senior pictures (one formal head/shoulders, one full informal) are due ASAP! Baby pictures for the Senior Slide Show are due, as well. The absolute deadline for photos is March 23. Mr. Estep will not accept any images after that date. You may email digital copies of your pics to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. OR have students turn in the 3 prints in an envelope with the student's name on it to Mr. Estep.

The FAFSA (Free Application for Financial Student Aid) application window opened up October 1. If you are the parent of a senior who will be attending college you are encouraged to complete the FAFSA as soon as possible. Scholarships will be announced and posted at the high school and on the guidance webpage as they become available. Please check the Guidance office for details.

Welcome to the 2017-18 school year! This year Crestview High School will welcome a new principal, Mr. Andrew Ditlevson, as Mrs. Sprang has accepted a position as academic and student services supervisor at Pioneer Career and Technology Center. Mr. Ditlevson is native to the area as a 1999 graduate of Ashland High School and 2005 graduate of Ashland University.

He and his wife have spent the last nine years in North Carolina as teachers and he as an administrator. They are excited to return home to be near to family and friends.

Dress Code - As August draws near back to school shopping begins! Just a few reminders as you begin shopping for the necessities such as paper, pencil, and binders, don’t forget to double check your closets for modest school wear. Crestview High School asks that shorts and skirts fall below the fingertips, holes in jeans fall below the knees, shirts must have sleeves. Yoga or stretch pants are prohibited this year and leggings can only be worn under a dress. Sweatpants and athletic shorts are not acceptable wear any day except on Spirit Days when Cougar attire is a must! Our building receives a lot of community members and visitors throughout the year so let’s look our best!

Parking Permit - As a reminder to students to purchase your parking permits for your vehicle in the first week of school. Passes are $5.00 and can be purchased in the main office starting Monday, August 21. In order to park in the student lots at Crestview High you must have a permit. Students leaving for college courses must also purchase a parking permit.

Important Opening Day Events

Open House - will be held on Monday, August 21 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. At this time, students and parents can walk the building, meet with teachers, pay class dues and school fees, purchase parking permits and pick up schedules. 

Attention Seniors and Senior Parents - There will be a mandatory senior/parent meeting on Monday August 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the CHS Auditorium. This meeting is critical as we will cover graduation requirements, ceremonies, ordering cap and gown, senior picture dates, etc. Please plan to attend!

Meet the Teams - will be on Monday, August 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the football stadium. Come meet our fall athletes and coaches as well as enjoy some fun and grueling competition between coaches and athletes. Concessions will be available. Event will be moved to the high school gymnasium if the weather does not cooperate for outdoor activities.

Freshman Orientation Day will be held Wednesday August 23 and is a full regular school day for all freshmen. We have the day filled with fun activities, useful high school information and free ice cream sundaes! Who could resist? All students will be in full attendance on Thursday August 24.

College Credit Plus: Students who are enrolled in the College Credit Plus are to submit their college schedule to the Guidance Office as soon as possible.