Creston Community News

Creston Intermediate and Middle School Family Newsletter

Week of September 1, 2019

Dear Creston Families,


I wanted to take an additional opportunity to let you know how excited the Creston IMS Family is about this school year and to share our process for emergency preparedness. In an effort to make sure our students and staff understand and know what to do in the case of emergencies, we plan practice drills throughout the school year. Some of these drills include procedures we practice monthly, like fire drills, and some we practice only a few times during the year, like wind/tornado drills.


We wanted you to be aware of the types of drills that we practice together in the event of a school safety concern so that you can talk with your students about these situations if they should come home with questions.

  • Fire Drills – Students and staff evacuate their classrooms and exit the building. All classrooms report to a designated location outside of the school building. During these drills, cars entering campus will be stopped by staff until our perimeter is clear of students and staff.

  • Wind/Tornado Drills – Students and staff report to designated locations in the building away from large windows and doors with windows. During this drill, our exterior doors will be locked so that all office staff can participate as well.

  • Lockdown Drills – Our buildings are secured internally and externally. Students remain with staff and wait for directions. During these drills, if you visit campus, you may see law enforcement agencies like Warren Police, parked on our campus supporting this practice.

  • Bus Evacuation Drills – Students practice exiting the bus using emergency exits upon arriving to school. During these drills, cars entering campus will be stopped by staff until our perimeter is clear of students and staff.


It is important to note that your student’s focus and cooperation during our drills is paramount. When drills are conducted, all individuals on our campus must participate, and that number can be upwards of 1,300 people. Paying attention, being alert and following directions allows for the best learning experience during the drills. Please reinforce this at home. Also, please know that if you are in the building when these drills are being practiced, you will be asked to practice with our school.


I appreciate your support and ask that you reach out with any questions.


Carey Storm

Proud CIMS Principal

21st Century Scholars Night!

Please consider attending the district's first 21st Century Scholars Information Night - held at Raymond Park! Event Details are below:

WHEN: September 5, 2019 at 6:00 PM

WHERE: Raymond Park Mediaplex (8575 E. Raymond Street)

WHO: 7th and 8th Grade students and parents/guardians


You can reach out to your student's 7th or 8th grade counselor for more information!

Grade 7: Maya Jones: mjones8@warren.k12.in.us
Grade 8: Becca Goff: rgoff@warren.k12.in.us

Click the buttons below for helpful information!

Midterm Grade Reports

Students were given their Term 1 Midterm Grade Report on Friday - if you did not see your child's midterm, please be sure to discuss it with them so you can review their progress thus far. Should you have any questions, please reach out to your children's teachers individually; see below for Parent Portal information if you do not currently have access.

Parent Portal - Important Information

You can access the Parent Portal registration form by clicking here. You can also pick up a copy in the CIMS Office - completed forms must be turned in to the CIMS Main Office.


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.

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Social Media Connections

The BEST way for you to stay updated with important Creston/Warren information is by downloading the app (see above!)


You can follow Creston Intermediate and Middle School on Twitter: @CrestonIMS

You can also follow our PTSA Facebook Page: Creston IA & MS PTSA

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.

Math Parent Tip Sheets

Please be sure to check out these Eureka Math Parent Tip Sheets to support your student's learning in math this year! The links below outline resources and tips for the upcoming instruction your student will have in Math!


5th- Module 1 Topic F Starts August 26th

6th- Module 1 Topic C Starts August 27th

7th- Module 1 Topic D Starts August 28th

8th- Module 2 Topic A starts August 26th

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.

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Program for Students - Light Company with PRCC

Light Company is an after school program, for 5th-8th grade students, that is full of fun and activity while helping you learn how to live. If you like to cook, then the games and competitions this semester are created around cooking. They will even pick you up here after school starting Sept 4.

Students will be picked up at Creston each Wednesday, and taken to Light Company program at Post Road Christian Church. Register your student online at prcconline.com.


See Ms. Schreiber with any questions - lschreib@warren.k12.in.us

Scholastic Book Fair!

The book fair is coming! The fair will arrive on September 23rd and will be open thru October 1st. Scholastic now offers the eWallet. This allows family members to set up an electronic account for their child to make purchases at the fair. It's free to set up, you set the limit and unused funds are returned to your card. Check out our school website for more information: scholastic.com/bf/crmediaplex

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21st CENTURY SCHOLARS INFORMATION

Be sure to check this out to learn about support to fund college!

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