Crestview Middle School is committed to offering the very best in instruction and educational opportunity to our students. This means continuously striving to improve on programming and delivery. I am excited about the work of our teaching and support staff to provide quality educational programming to all CMS students. Your CMS staff has taken the initiative to acquire several grants to build on the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) opportunities for students. We have seen a partnering of 8th grade students and 4th grade students for simple coding activities with our Ozobots, and new ‘MakerSpace’ in our media center, and we are exploring more opportunities for students to program, code, build and create as a part of their learning. It is our goal to foster expert learning strategies in every student to prepare them for the continuously changing landscape of the job market they will be faced with. This will be accomplished through challenging our students to be creative, resourceful and resilient in the their learning. To stay in touch with CMS and the many great things happening please follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/crestviewmiddle.
Our Fall Family Night was a success and saw well over 400 people in the Middle School on November 2nd. We will hold another Family Night in March.
Modern Woodmen of America will be sponsoring our Future City competition this year through a partnership with Jen Blackledge. They will provide $800 worth of materials to teams to construct their models. This is our 2nd year participating in the competition.
The Middle School Physical Education Department purchased some new equipment for the 2017-18 school year. Using the student fee money ($2 per student in grades 4-8) all money will go towards purchasing new equipment for the students.
Two new scooters and six new dodgeballs were purchased to replace aging equipment. Contrary to what Mr. Garrabrant says, we do more in P. E. class than just play dodgeball! We use the dodgeballs for many activities besides dodgeball, like grid games and alley games. Ask your son or daughter to explain those activities to you if you are unfamiliar.
Striking moving objects is one of our state standards. To help improve students rate of success at this skill, we purchased two 16” diameter volleyball training balls, and 12 oversized badminton birdies.
Many of our activities involve the students themselves acting as the referees/umpires. Of course, a ref needs a whistle. Traditional whistles are not good for sharing, and electronic whistles are not very reliable due to batteries and easily breaking if dropped. We think we finally found our solution, hand held squeeze whistles. They are easy to use and safe for sharing, and require no batteries. Most importantly, they are durable. No matter how many times they get dropped, they won’t break.
Finally, we are very excited about purchasing a portable timer, one like you might see at the end of a 5K race to let people know their finishing time. This timer will be used on the track on days we run the mile with our students. Each time around the track the students will be able to see their time and know if they are on pace or if they need to increase their pace. It will also give them instant feedback when they finish, they will immediately know their time. The timer will also be used in our fitness room for weight training station work.
~ Kim Bajko and Jason Goon, Physical Education Instructors
It is our hope that this summer has been a relaxing and refreshing time for you and your family. There has been a lot of action at the school and things are beginning to look ready for a new year!
Our custodians have put in a lot of time and effort to make our building look its best. The staff and teachers have been busy planning and preparing for the 2017-2018 school year. The time and effort of the Crestview staff and teachers is much appreciated! As you gear up for the start of the year yourself, here are a few important dates to remember:
We are excited for the new year and looking forward to seeing all of you on the 23rd! Enjoy the rest of your summer break and be ready for a great beginning to the 2017-2018 school year.
Fall sports starts Monday July 31 (Aug 1st MS volleyball/cheer). There will be a mandatory parents/guardian meeting Thursday August 27th 6:00pm at the High School. Information on try-outs/practices and team rules will be given at this meeting and also an opportunity for you to meet your coaches.
Student/Athletes must have a valid physical in order to participate you can find the necessary paperwork at https://crestviewschools.net/cougars/crestview-athletics scroll down until you see 2017-2018 sports participation forms packet highlighted in red.
Another great resource is https://crestviewschools.net/cougars/athleticscalendar here you can find all practices and events listed.
The staff at Crestview Middle School cares deeply for the emotional well-being of our students.
As a learning community, we have the responsibility of guiding our young people through difficult times and situations. Middle school always comes with normal challenges and students struggling to define who they are as individuals, where they feel they fit in, and who they want to be seen as. This is a time of academic, social, and emotional growth for our students. It takes a deliberate partnership between home and school to help our kids successfully navigate this process. Sometimes, the best thing we can do to help our kids is reach out and get them the support they need to be emotionally healthy.
Communication is an essential piece to this partnership. Your child’s teachers and staff are dedicated to ensuring communication lines are always clear and available to families. Especially when students need it most. Any member of the CMS family can be a contact point for a student or parent in all situations. All staff members can be contacted by email or phone. This information is readily available on the Crestview website under the staff directory section or by contacting the middle school office. Crestview partners with local agencies, churches, and resources to benefit our families in our community. Due to these partnerships, we are able to connect families with the resources that are available. This offers our students and their families the support they need to successfully grow and learn.
We strive to connect families with local resources that help meet all of our students needs. If you have any concerns for your student, please feel free to contact their teacher or start with the contacts below:
419-895-1700, ext. 18000