Crestview February 2023 Newsletter
Crestview Middle School
1151 N 500 W
Huntington, IN. 46750
Mr. Chuck Werth
Mr. Randy Hawkins
Mrs. Joni Ehler
Mrs. Sheila Meese
FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S DESK
GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT NEWS
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.
ACADEMIC SUPER BOWL
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 email@example.com, if you have any ideas.
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.
8TH GRADE FIELD TRIP
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.
RECESS DURING COLD WEATHER
SCHOOL DELAYS AND CANCELLATIONS
SCHOOL CANCELLATION MAKE-UP DATE
TRANSPORTATION - END OF DAY CHANGES
February 20 - Flex Day/PD for staff/students - 2 hour delay startFebruary 23 and 24 - 8th grade scheduling for high school, by appointment