Crestview February 2023 Newsletter


Crestview Middle School

1151 N 500 W

Huntington, IN. 46750



Mr. Chuck Werth

Assistant Principal

Mr. Randy Hawkins

School Secretaries

Mrs. Joni Ehler

Mrs. Sheila Meese


Regular School Day

Doors Open 7:05 AM

Tardy Bell 7:35 AM

Dismissal 2:35 PM

Wednesday Delayed Start

Doors Open 7:30 AM

Tardy Bell 8:00 AM

School Office Hours

6:45 AM to 3:30 PM Monday

through Friday


In the Fall, we met with each grade level and set goals for improvement and growth in the areas of discipline, attendance, and growth/achievement on NWEA testing. A couple of weeks ago, your students completed their Winter NWEA Testing, and most of our students exhibited very good growth on their tests. This is a testament to the hard work and effort that our students and their teachers are putting in every day. Each grade level met at least one of their goals with the 7th grade achieving three of them! As a grade level, we will celebrate this success very soon. In turn, now, we are setting goals for Spring semester. Our mantra is to continuously work for improvement and growth, so with that in mind, our teachers have set goals that are both attainable and rigorous. These goals are being shared with each grade level of students during whole grade level meetings with Mr. Hawkins and Mr. Werth. In the Spring, when our students meet their goals, we will celebrate again! Kudos to your students and their dedication to continuous improvement.


Attention all 8th grade parents! The HNHS counselors will be at Crestview on Thursday, Feb 23rd and Friday, Feb 24th to help your student select classes for next year. The scheduling appointments will be posted on your student’s Guidance Canvas page around Wednesday, Feb 15th. When you receive the messenger message about scheduling, please check the Guidance Canvas page to see the day and time of their appointment.

Parents are welcome to attend their student’s scheduling appointment! Whether you attend the appointment or not, please review with your student what classes they want/need to take before the day of their appointment. Make sure they come prepared to the scheduling appointment with their class choices as well as any questions you or they have.


The Academic Super Bowl team began their practices in January and are full steam ahead in preparations for their first competition in March. Each team practices individually, so keep an eye on the Canvas Calendar and the daily announcements for practices. Normally Social Studies practices on Tuesdays, Math and Language Arts on Thursdays, and the Science team on Fridays. We have been very impressed with our team's efforts so far and hope it continues as we approach the conference tournament in March. We have not received a date for it yet, but as soon as we do, the students will be notified. Mr. Groves is still in the process of designing a shirt for this year's theme, "Age of Exploration", and is open to suggestions, so email him at, if you have any ideas.


Congratulations to our 7th and 8th grade boys and girls basketball teams for a great season. They had many wins and their skills improved every week. It was so exciting to watch them improve week in and week out. Thank you to our cheerleaders who just wrapped up their season. They have been working hard since August. They improved so much over the long season and did such a great job of showing school spirit at all the home events. As we move into February, we are excited to get our swimming, wrestling and 6th grade basketball season off to a good start. Athletic schedules are posted on the school’s website.


Stained Glass Suncatcher:

Feb 6, 8, 13, 15, 20 & 22

Paint with Bob Ross:

February 27 & March 1

*Permission slips and more information can be found on the door of Art room A17.


This year’s musical is in full swing! We are having a blast preparing for our upcoming performances on March 17th and 18th. Be sure to save the dates so you can come see the magic of Beauty and the Beast, Jr!


The 8th graders will be taking a field trip to JA’s Finance Park on March 16th and 17th. Students will be notified by Mr. Kitchen/Mr. Flapan what day they will attend as only half of the 8th graders will attend on each day.

Students will be given a career scenario. With that scenario, they will create budgets, find housing and transportation, pay family expenses, and see how well they did with their financial decision making. The goal is to use what they have been learning in class about income, credit and debit, budgeting, saving, and investing in a real world scenario. Students will see what it is like to be a grown up for the day.

Students will have the choice to either bring their own sack lunch or receive a school lunch. If school is delayed on either day, the field trip will be rescheduled. Permission/informational slips were sent home with students; these will need to be completed and returned to your child’s Computer Apps teacher. Please contact Mr. Kitchen or Mr. Flapan if you have any questions about this upcoming field trip.


Crestview Robotics competed in their first event of the season at the Jay County Invitational on Saturday, January 21st. Our four Crestview teams went up against 24 others in both the Teamwork and Skills Challenges. The Teamwork Challenge consisted of 8 rounds of play in which each of our teams were allied with another team to score as many points as they could in 60 seconds. Scores for each round were averaged, and the teams with the top averages for the day were allied together for the final rounds to determine the winner for the day. All four of our teams made it to the finals, and the Cobalt Cougars team won the Teamwork Challenge, earning an invitation to the state competition at Lucas Oil Stadium in March. The Cobalt Cougars team also won the Skills Challenge for the day and are placed 4th in the state of Indiana.

Our other teams had a good showing as well. Cougar Tech came in 5th place in the Teamwork Challenge, with Puma Robotis right behind them in 6th place. Kuga Vex placed 11th in the Skills Competition, earning a higher spot by creating a quick program for the Autonomous Skills Challenge to earn them a few more points. We are very proud of how our teams showed up for this first competition! Crestview Robotics will be in action again at Mississinewa High School on Saturday, February 4th.


Congratulations to our 2023 Crestview Spelling Bowl champion, Lane Canvin, grade 6! Runner-Up honors go to Lucas Harris, grade 8. Lane earned the prestigious title when he correctly spelled "Sanskrit". Lane will move on to the County Spelling Bee on February 13th. We know he will represent Crestview well!

CTV News

Crestview Television Class (CTV) is taking applications for the 2023-2024 school year. Applications maybe picked up in Mr. Kitchen’s room (B63) beginning on Monday, February 6th and all are due by Wednesday, February 15th. CTV is a news production class where students write and complete a weekly news broadcast. Currently, CTV is a semester long course for 7th and 8th grade students.


Just a reminder to have your students dress appropriately for the weather. As long as temperatures are above 40 degrees we will be taking students outside for recess.


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.


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.


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.


Due to our school closure on January 25th due to snow, school will be in session on May 25, 2023.


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.


February 20 - Flex Day/PD for staff/students - 2 hour delay start

February 23 and 24 - 8th grade scheduling for high school, by appointment