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
To begin this year, we welcomed The Leap Program at the Middle School. The Leap Program (Leading, Empowering, Affirming, Progressive) has leased four classrooms in the building and began services for students with special needs. This program has offered a service to students, families and communities that was not previously available in our area. In keeping with the Crestview vision for being on the forefront of offering the very best educational experience to all students, The Leap Program has added to our work toward being a leader in the area. Administrators, Mrs. Kathleen Frazier and Mr. Vincent Ursetti, lead the program which includes six educators and approximately 15 students at this time.
Mrs. Frazier had this to say of the program, "The LEAP program is a therapeutic educational program that works with students with special needs. The students arrive to our program through various referrals where we work with them in a structured environment on academic functioning skills that cover the state content standards. The program is designed to nurture and build the social, emotional and coping skills needed to be successful in the public school setting."
On September 8, Crestview Middle School held a Family and Community Night. There was a lot of “Cougar” spirit on the grounds as students, families and staff enjoyed an evening of football and volleyball games, face painting and a door decorating contest.
The 7th and 8th grade students will be going to Washington D.C. May 21-25, 2017. If anyone is interested in financially helping a student, they may make a tax deductible donation and we will make sure that a student is able to go. The cost of a student trip is $400. Any donation is very much appreciated. Thank you to the following community members and local businesses that have sponsored students in the past:
The Middle School Physical Education Department purchased some new equipment for the 2016-17 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. For this year, we focused on two areas: transporting equipment and upper body strength. When the weather is nice we like to take the students outside whenever possible. In the past it has been difficult to haul equipment outside. With this in mind, we purchased a 600 lb. capacity garden wagon that will allow us to quickly and easily move large amounts of equipment. An example of an activity we do outside that requires a lot of equipment is fitness stations on the track. The wagon will come in very handy for this activity, as well as many others .
Improving student upper body strength is one of our SLOs (Student Learning Objectives) for Physical Education. We are always looking for unique, alternative ways to challenge our students to increase their upper body strength. For this reason, we purchased a complete set of six upper body conditioning ropes. This is an activity that ALL students can participate in and be successful. Not to mention, it is a great workout! If you are unfamiliar with conditioning ropes, try this link to watch a video of kids in action with the ropes: www.gophersport.com/fitness/weight-room-conditioningropes/rainbow-introfit-conditioning-ropes.
Finally, through the generosity of the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation, we were awarded a grant for the purchase of a new laptop to be used with our pedometers! This laptop will allow our students to download their workout data instantly at the end of the class in the gym. As their workouts accumulate, we will be able to print off and track student progress. The pedometers keep track of steps taken and intensity level. We can wait to incorporate this new equipment and technology into our curriculum and look forward to continue challenging our students to remain physically fit.
~ Kim Bajko and Jason Goon, Physical Education Instructors
Mr. Yetter, Middle School Principal
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 2016-2017 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 22nd! Enjoy the rest of your summer break and be ready for a great beginning to the 2016-2017 school year.