Creston Community News

Creston Intermediate and Middle School Family Newsletter

Week of September 15, 2019

Dear Creston Families,


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.


(Click on link below to begin survey)

Strategic Planning Survey


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.


Carey Storm

Proud CIMS Principal


*All families will be receiving information soon regarding how to sign up for your Parent/Teacher Conference. Conference Day is Tuesday, October 1 from 11am - 7pm.

Attendance Awareness Month

September is Attendance Awareness Month. We encourage your child to attend school, every day! See below for additional details regarding attendance:


Did you know...

  • that a student missing just 2 days of school per month, for 7 hours per day, for 9 months of school, amounts to missing 18 days (or 126 hours) of instruction during just one year of school?
  • that attendance can influence whether children read proficiently by the end of third grade?

  • that when a student's attendance rate improves, so do his or her academic prospects and chance of graduating high school?
  • by 6th grade, chronic absenteeism becomes a leading indicator that a student may drop out of high school?


Please reach out to your student's grade level counselor if you need support with improving your child's attendance.


CURRENT ATTENDANCE PERCENT BY GRADE LEVEL

Grade 5 = 96.5

Grade 6 = 95.3

Grade 7 = 96.7

Grade 8 = 96.4

OVERALL = 96.2%

Immunization Update

Please make sure your child does not miss any school days due to lack of required immunizations. The exclusion date is Monday September 16th, 2019 - if your child is not up-to-date with his or her immunizations, they will not be permitted to attend school beginning next week.

If your child is missing any immunizations, numerous letters and communications have been sent home. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our nurse's office at 317-532-6807. Thank you!

Skating Party at Roller Cave

Our first Skating Party of the year will be held this Monday, September 16th from 6:30 - 8:30 PM at the Roller Cave! All students in grades 5-8 are invited.

Parents - if your child is in 5th or 6th grade, we will ask that you remain at Roller Cave with your child throughout the event.

*As students sign-in, we will keep track of which grade level has the most student skaters! The students in that grade level who attend will earn a free slushy at lunch courtesy of our PTSA!

Click the buttons below for helpful information!

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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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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

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)

mjones8@warren.k12.in.us

317-532-6800 ext 1313.


Class of 2024 - Ms. Rebecca Goff (8th grade counselor)

rgoff@warren.k12.in.us

317-532-6800 ext 6900

Homework Help!

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:

877-Ask-Rose (877-275-7673)

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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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.

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