Crestview April 2022 Newsletter

Inside Crestview

Crestview Middle School

1151 N 500 W
Huntington, IN 46750



Mr. Chuck Werth

Assistant Principal

Mr. Jeremy Willson

School Secretaries

Mrs. Joni Ehler

Mrs. Kari Rumple

School Hours

Regular School Day:

Doors open: 7:05 AM

Tardy Bell: 7:35 AM

School Ends: 2:35 PM

Wednesday Delayed Start

Doors open: 7:30 AM

Tardy Bell: 8:00 AM

School Ends: 2:35 PM

School Office Hours:

The school office is open from 6:45 AM-3:30 PM - Monday through Friday.

From the Principal's Desk

April is upon us, and in Indiana that can mean several different things. One would be the unpredictability of the weather. A beautiful, sunny 75-degree day, and then the next day it is snowing and miserable. For schools, April brings statewide testing, so your students will be participating in mandatory ILEARN testing again this year. Fortunately, your sons and daughters have been working very hard alongside their teachers, and they are ready for these assessments of their learning. Please help them to get plenty of sleep and to eat a decent breakfast during our testing days, so they can show everyone that their efforts have paid off this year. Remind them that they are ready, and they simply need to do their best. Their preparation is good cause for them not to worry, but rather to be confident in their abilities. If possible, please avoid appointments and other interruptions during these testing dates and times, so your student does not have to do a make-up test; but of course, we know that this can be unavoidable. Thank you in advance of your support!

ILEARN Testing Dates and Starting Times:

· Tuesday, April 19th 8:30 – Math Testing

· Wednesday, April 20th 9:15 – Math Testing

· Thursday, April 21st 8:30 – ELA Testing

· Friday, April 22nd 8:30 – ELA Testing

· Tuesday, April 26th 8:30 – Science Testing (6th Grade Only)

Counselor's Corner

Hello Cougar Families!

We are so happy that Spring is finally here and hope you all have a safe and fun Spring Break! In the counseling department, we are continuing to provide social and emotional support to students through individual and group counseling. The Bowen Center is a huge asset to us and helps us accomplish this goal. We are excited to announce that Bowen has been able to extend our grade level groups by four groups this year to take us to the end of the school year! The focus of these groups will be self esteem and conflict resolution. If your student is in one of these groups, they will be bringing home more information regarding this in the near future.

We also wanted to remind you of some staffing changes in the counseling department. Miss Hursh, our school counseling intern from St. Francis, is wrapping up her time at Crestview and will not be with us for the remainder of the year. We are thankful for the time she was able to be with us and help our students this year! Additionally, Mrs. Peters is out on maternity leave for the remainder of the school year, and Marcia Brunson will be covering her position. You can contact Mrs. Brunson at or at (260) 356-6210 x2007.

Clinic News

Crestview Clinic News

We need you to encourage your student to get plenty of rest, fluids, cover their cough or sneeze. Reminder – children with contagious illnesses, vomiting, fever or flu symptoms should NOT be sent to school. They must be fever-free for 24 hours WITHOUT fever-reducing medication.

Also, please take care of your child’s illnesses and injuries PRIOR to sending your child to school. We are not allowed to diagnose your students. If your student is having health issues or has an injury, and you’re not sure what it is, please see your family physician.

REMINDER: Please make sure you update your child’s verification forms with current telephone numbers and home address. In the event of an emergency, we do need this information current.

REMINDER: Field trips are big in the Spring! If your student has asthma, allergies, or a bee sting allergy, and you have not brought in the inhaler, Benadryl, or an epi-pen, please do so as soon as possible with the signed consent forms, so that your student may be able to participate.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

Tiffany DeCamp

Crestview Middle School

Clinic Assistant

(260)356-6210 EXT 2064

Extracurricular News

Congratulations to all of our winter athletes. Our swim team had great success and did very well at our conference tournament. We had some school records broken this year and many personal records broken. Our wrestling team had a great season. They placed very high in many of the tournaments they wrestled in and had a great showing at conference. Both boys and girls six grade basketball teams improved a lot. Both teams got some big wins this season including beating Riverview. Good luck to our spring sports that include golf, track and soccer. Come support the Cougars this spring.

Online Registration for 2022-2023 School Year

The opening of the 2022-23 Student Registration will be April 1st. Our goal is to have all students registered for the 2022-23 school year by May 20, 2022.

Devices and Chargers

Please remind students to have their devices fully charged and ready for ILEARN testing. They need to be sure to have their chargers with them at school as well.

Robotics Scrimmage

The date of the scrimmage is April 16th @ HNHS North Arena, and all guests are welcome. We look forward to having at least one team from each school represented and will ask at a further date for parent/volunteers that will be needed to help on this day. If you could start getting the word out so families can start planning on attending, this will help increase volunteers needed and support our First ever K-8 VEX IQ Robotics district program.

Student Council

The month of April has been a busy one for student council. We participated in a clean up day with the Huntington Parks Department. It was great seeing our members helping out the community. We also held our first Penny Wars campaign. We raised money for the Relay for Life of Huntington to help the American Cancer Society. The members and officers of student council have worked hard this month and are excited to finish this school year strong with more things to come in May.

Academic Super Bowl

The Academic Super Bowl had a very successful first competition on Tuesday, March 29th, at Harding Middle School, for the MS NE8 Conference Tournament. Overall, we finished 2nd out of the seven schools that attended, falling just short to Norwell. Our science team of Kory Boxell, Collin Eidson, Isabella Hall, and Brayden Mayer won their round with an impressive 19 out of 25 questions correct. The social studies team of Lucas Harris, Hadley Parsons, Rhett Pefley, and Sara Yoho, finished second in their round. The English team of our three sixth graders Sophia Carter, Madeline Mullins, and Finley Parsons had an impressive effort for their first ever competition, and finished third in their round to the buzzsaw that was Norwell who had an impressive 21 out of 25 correct and Bellmont who finished with 18. Our next competition will be held on Saturday, April 30th, at 9 am, at Summit Middle School in Fort Wayne. We do appreciate all of the parents and family that came and supported your student and the team, and do strongly apologize for the time and technical issues that made the competition run waaaaayyyyyyy toooooo long. Hopefully things will run a little smoother at the next competition, but it was so nice to actually hold it in person this year for the first time in three years.

Student Transfer Request

A request to transfer a student within Huntington County Community School Corporation must be requested on this form. A separate form must be completed for each student.

Requests for the next school year will be accepted beginning February 1st and are DUE by April 22nd of the present school year. All requests will be dated and filed according to the date received. A decision on requests received after April 22nd may not be made until the first week of August. A hearing request received after August 2nd may not be held due to time constraints.

Please see attachment below to print the form.

Student ID's

REMINDER: Middle school students must be able to produce their photo IDs at all times during the school day. Replacement IDs can be purchased for $5.00. Please refer to the Student Handbook for more information on this policy. Thank you for your assistance in helping us keep our students safe.

School Delays and Cancellations

To receive delay, cancellation, and emergency texts from Huntington Schools, please text Y to 67587 to opt in. You may opt out at any time by texting "N" to 67587.

Lost and Found

If your student has an item lost, they need to check the lost and found area located in the ISS room with Mrs. Catellier.

Also, if your student has borrowed clothing from ISS, please have them return it to the ISS room.

Student appointments

To help eliminate the high volume of calls we receive and the disruption to classrooms, if your student is leaving for any reason during the day, please send a note with your student to give to the office at the beginning of the day so they can receive a pass at that time. Please discuss plans with your student prior to the start of their school day.

Car Line drop off and pick-up

In the morning, please pull your cars forward to the second diamond-shaped sign. Once the cars are stopped, students between the first and second diamond-shaped sign should exit their cars. This allows several students to exit their vehicles at once and should speed up the drop-off process. Because of safety concerns, please do not drop your child off in the main parking lot and allow them to walk across the parking lot unattended. For afternoon pick-up, please follow the drop-off process – several students may enter their vehicles between the diamond-shaped signs. Again, students should not walk across the parking lot unattended.

To Recap

· Drop-off Procedure: Pull up between the diamond-shaped signs and exit vehicle

· Pick-up Procedure: Pull up between the diamond-shaped signs and enter vehicle

· Safety Note: DO NOT drop-off or pick-up students in the main parking lot

Transportation - end of the day changes

If you have a change of plans for where your student is going after school, please call the office before 2:00 PM to make sure we have time to get the information to your student before the 2:35 PM dismissal.

Upcoming Events

April 1st - 8th: Spring Break (No School)

April 1st - Online Registration Begins

April 15th - Good Friday (No School)

April 19th - 4th Quarter Mid-Term