Creston Community News
Creston Intermediate and Middle School Family Newsletter
Week of September 29, 2019
Dear Creston Families,
We look forward to seeing you on October 1st for our annual Conference Day! Remember - there is NO SCHOOL on October 1st, but we do ask that students attend their 15-minute conference with their parent or guardian!
This past week was a busy one for CIMS as we celebrated College Go! Week and Pink Week! Each day, students heard college trivia questions on morning announcements and in the Cafeteria - winners received new Creston and/or college gear and other fun prizes! In addition, we had a large convocation on Thursday afternoon to honor those who are fighting cancer with our PINK OUT staff vs. student volleyball game! Each CORE Connect class period created an informational poster to demonstrate understanding of a major disease and bring attention to the fight for cures and treatment! The winning poster from each grade level will receive a prize during CORE Connect!
While the week was full of various events, it was also a great chance to engage with our students in events that help build a positive community at CIMS!
Proud CIMS Principal
From Dr. Hanson, MSD Warren Superintendent
Please read below from Warren Superintendent, Dr. Tim Hanson:
This fall, MSD of Warren Township will be creating a comprehensive strategic plan based on community input that will ensure all students and staff have the conditions necessary to develop and apply Journey of a Graduate (JoG) skills and dispositions. The Journey of a Graduate skills are a set of 6 skills and dispositions that have been identified by our community needed for success in and out of school. The JoG skills are Critical Thinking, Citizenship, Communication, Collaboration, Content Knowledge, and Resilience. These JoG skills will serve as the foundation of the district strategic plan.
One way the district will capture community input is through an online survey. Linked below is a short survey that will ask questions around our strengths as a district and help us identify areas for improvement.
Town Hall Meetings will also be scheduled for our teachers, students, parents and community to collaborate in person. Elementary school Town Hall Meetings will be hosted by their feeder intermediate and middle school. Those meeting dates are below:
Tuesday, October 22nd, 6:00 - 7:30 at Creston Intermediate and Middle School (GC, LA, EA)
Monday, October 28th, 6:00 - 7:30 at Creston Intermediate and Middle School
Thank you in advance for your participation and thank you for your continued support of MSD Warren Township Schools.
Main Office Safety & Security Updates
- Any parent/guardian who needs to pick up a student or visit a classroom MUST have a valid photo ID in order for your child to be released to you. Please be prepared with this when you enter the building to sign out your child, as our receptionist will ask for it each time.
- Should you need to notify your child of a change in their PM transportation (for example: telling them to be a bus rider, rather than a car rider) please try to notify the office prior to 3:30 p.m. in order to allow enough time for the message to reach your student.
- We will no longer allow students to wait in the main office for a parent who calls in advance to say they are a few minutes away from campus; this presents a security risk for our students. If you need to pick up your child early from school, please budget enough time to come in, sign them out, and for our office staff to get them out of class.
Join us for engaging events focused on popular books and literacy skills, fall-themed activities, food, and prizes!
TOWN HALL MEETING will be held on Monday, October 28th at 6:00 PM in the CIMS Auditorium. This is an opportunity for members of the Creston Community to participate in the district's strategic planning process! Parents/guardians, students, staff, and community members are invited!
No School on Tuesday, November 5th for students - this is a staff professional development day!
**FALL BREAK IS COMING UP! STUDENTS WILL BE OFF OF SCHOOL FROM OCTOBER 7 - OCTOBER 18. OUR FIRST DAY BACK IS MONDAY, OCTOBER 21!**
Boys' Basketball & Cheerleading Tryouts
This week, students got to sample 3 new foods, then vote on what their favorite to select the new food station in the Cafeteria! Thank you to Chartwells for giving our students a voice!
During Pink Out Week, all students and staff attended a Student vs. Staff Volleyball game to raise awareness and celebrate Creston Spirit!
8th grade students attended the JA Job Spark field trip to learn about future career options! Perfect event to celebrate College Go! Week.
Click the buttons below for helpful information!
Parent Portal - Important Information
As a parent or guardian of a student attending a Warren school, you have online access to your child or children's courses, grades, attendance, discipline, and academic history. The student and parent portal has been upgraded to Tyler SIS Student 360. This new portal offers parents, students and district staff online access to student information via the Web on PCs or tablets or on a smartphone application — providing comprehensive functionality with a touch-friendly, intuitive interface.
You must obtain a username and password through your child's school (CIMS) in order to access your child's information. Once your information is verified (after completing the form linked above), a username and password will be generated by the school and given to you.
Scholastic Book Fair!
The book fair will run through October 1st! Stop by the Mediaplex to check it out. Check out our school website for more information: scholastic.com/bf/crmediaplex
21st Century Scholars Program
Take advantage of the 21st Century Scholars Opportunity. Apply online @ www.scholars.in.gov or submit the application through your school counselor. Students must sign up before June 30th during their 8th grade year.
Class of 2025 - Mrs. Maya Jones (7th grade counselor)
317-532-6800 ext 1313.
Class of 2024 - Ms. Rebecca Goff (8th grade counselor)
317-532-6800 ext 6900
If your student needs Math or Science homework assistance, they can call AskRose. Please see information below:
Tutors are available by phone Sunday - Thursday, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm (ET) at:
Warren Central Athletic Events
MSD Warren Township strives to maintain a safe and orderly environment for all students while in school and at after-school events, especially our Warren Central athletic events. We ask for your support in helping us achieve this by ensuring that your intermediate and middle school student is accompanied by an adult or older Warren Central sibling, who has a WCHS student ID.
Also, for your convenience, we are including a reminder about approved items that may/may not be brought into athletic events at Warren Central High School.
SCHOOL DISTRICT PUBLICATIONS/NEWS MEDIA USE
The occasion may arise when the school district wants to recognize your child or your child's school. This may include your child's photo, your child's name or your child's work in district publications, newsletters, on school district websites, and in electronic/ social media or in staff training videos. We may also want to tell the media (including newspapers, television, and radio) about your child's achievements. We never knowingly release information about a student to anyone who wants to use it for commercial/ political purposes. However, we will honor your request to not include your child in these types of recognitions if you notify your child's school office in writing that you do not want this type of information released.
From our Buildings and Grounds Crew:
Beginning on Monday, September 30th and continuing through Sunday, October 20th, our Grounds Department will spray Prodiamine &/or Glyphosate (pre emergent herbicides) &/or T-Zone (a broadleaf herbicide) at all township buildings. The products will be sprayed on grassy areas as well as along sidewalks, pavement cracks, curbs, sign posts, light poles, athletic fields, and along fences.
Copies of the Material Safety Data Sheets are available upon request.