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I want to begin by thanking all of the families who set aside time to come in during parent-teacher conferences this fall. We are very fortunate to have this level of investment in student success. Parental involvement is an important influence on student achievement.

Our fall athletes had a successful season. 7th grade Volleyball finished 9-4 for the season, while 8th grade was 12-2 in conference. 7th grade Football was 3-2-1 for the season, and the Firelands Conference co-champion 8th grade team was 6-2 (6-1 FC). Girls Cross Country finished 3rd in conference, with the boys finishing 2nd. Additionally, I want to give a shout out to the cheerleaders for their hard work and show of school spirit throughout the football season. It is amazing seeing the growth this athletes achieve from the beginning of the season to the end.

We have some exciting events in late November and December. On November 20, our 8th graders were scheduled to visit Pioneer Career and Technology Center and NC State College as a component of our career and college focus. 7th grade will travel to Playhouse Square in December to attend a matinee performance of "A Christmas Carol" in conjunction with a Charles Dickens unit (thanks to Crestview Parents Club and Student Council for assisting with the cost of this trip). 6th Grade will hold their annual Market Day on December 17, featuring a variety of student-made goods and activities. Market Day is a great entrepreneurship experience and proceeds go to offset Outdoor School costs. Please mark your calendar for our middle school band and choir concerts on Monday, December 9.

An area of instructional focus for the district’s teachers this year is “Depth of Knowledge.” Depth of Knowledge framework provides a common language to size-up the complexity of questioning and assessment techniques used in teaching. A good balance of recalling, applying, analyzing, and augmenting or transferring information on go into a thorough understanding of important concepts.

October 13, 2019

We’ve got a change to dismissal happening this week to improve student safety.

Starting Monday, the entire front “Boulevard” is open to parents picking up their students after school. Buses will no longer share that space.

We are asking pick-up line families to use the entire length of the sidewalk curb for student pickup. Families who use the parking spaces across from the entrance are asked to back in so no vehicles are backing out as students cross.

Similarly, we ask that parents dropping off students along the sidewalk in the morning pull forward past the entrance to reduce the tail of traffic hanging out on Mans-Adario and Route 96.

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

 

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.

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

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