CMS News

August 10 Edition

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How important is attendance for student success?

The single most important factor for student achievement and graduation vs dropout rate is student attendance (Reid, 2006). The state of Indiana with the new ESSA Plan has defined a student with "model attendance" as missing no more than 7 days of school. Anything over 7 days is defined by the state as "chronic abseentism." We have challenged our students to do even better than that and set a goal of missing no more than 5 days of school this year.

We do understand that there are situations that arise where an absence can't be prevented. Please help communicate those reasons to the school by calling the main line at 532-6800 between 6:00-7:00 a.m. to report the absence.

Excused Absences Include:

1. Personal illness or injury (please drop off physician's notes to front desk)

2. Death in the immediate family

3. Attendance at a family funeral

4. Religious observances required by church officials

5. Serving as a page in the legislature

6. Court appearance/court detention

7. Working at polls

Thank you for your help in setting up your child for success by making sure they get to school each and every day.

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NWEA Testing Begins This Week

MAP Growth is a computer adaptive test created by NWEA that kids take three times per school year. The results provide teachers with information to help them deliver appropriate content for each student and determine each student’s academic growth over time. The Beginning of the Year (BOY) testing begins this week. ELA testing will occur through language arts blocks on Monday and Tuesday (if needed). Math will begin on Wednesday and Thursday (if needed).
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Dignified Dance @ Creston

Friday, Aug. 17th, 3-4:30pm

10925 East Prospect Street

Indianapolis, IN

Call Out Meeting to 7th grade girls to find out more information about this new club that is coming to Creston. Students should report to room 120 after school to meet with Mrs. Sabree., the club sponsor. Students staying for the evnet should be picked up at 4:30 p.m. at door #1.
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Warren Event Bag Policy: click link below

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CMS Picture Day

Fall Pictures will be taken on Monday, August 27th. Students will be bringing home flyers as we get closer to this date. Students must be in dress code for the pictures.
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Friday, Sep. 7th, 4-7pm

9500 East 16th Street

Indianapolis, IN

This year’s Homefest will be sponsored by Warren Township Council of PTAs.

Homefest activities will include carnival games, Fun Run, food trucks, vendors, Wellness Extravaganza, Warren Central Homecoming football game and Half-Time Parade.

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CMS Fall Sports Update

Teams for the Fall season are now set! Please be sure to turn in all payments to coaches or Mr. Treesh (athletic director). Every student-athlete is required to pay a $20 participation fee and any other team-specific fee for uniforms or practice packs. These fees must be paid by the day of the first competition.

Competitions for some teams begin this week. Please see the link below to the weekly athletic competition schedule.

Please use the following for athletic info and updates.

Creston Athletic Website:

Twitter: @CMS_Indians

Remind 101: text the message @crestona to the number 81010

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Athletic Director, Mr. Treesh. 317-532-6808 or

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P.E. Uniforms For Sale at the Bookstore

The bookstore will be open every morning before school and during P.E. classes next week for students who still need to purchase P.E. uniforms. The cost is $20 and includes a shirt, shorts, and CMS string bag.

Township Calendar

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