Crestview Middle School
16025 Clayton Road, Ellisville, MO 63011
Phone (636) 891-6950
Leader in Me


Crestview Middle School is proud to be a Leader In Me school. At CMS, we practice the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens both in and outside of the classroom. Please contact us for more information or visit the links on the right side of this page. ​​​

Where Do You Fit in at CMS? 

The Parent Lighthouse Team invites you to join us for a fun, interactive evening of team-building and connecting with other school community members! 

Thursday, January 28, 2016 
6:30-8:00 pm, CMS Library 

Come hear how CMS embodies an inclusive school culture where all students are encouraged to be leaders.

Come see how CMS parents are proactively reaching out to empower students and staff to set, work toward, and realize their goals.

Come feel how intrinsic motivation inspires students to step out of their comfort zones to ensure continued growth.

Come get a taste of how you can be more involved in CMS’s cultural treasure trove. ​

What would you like to hear, see, feel, and get a taste for at Crestview? We want to know!

What better way than to meet casually with other parents and staff to discuss community-building ideas for Crestview Middle School!!

Hosted by CMS’s PLT, a service action team of CPO.

If you have questions or comments, please contact PLT Lead, Lara Haas, at

RSVP by January 21, 2016 to Kim Lee at​

Habit 1 — Be Proactive

You're in Charge

I am a responsible person. I take initiative. I choose my actions, attitudes, and moods. I do not blame others for my wrong actions. I do the right thing without being asked, even when no one is looking

Habit 2 — Begin with the End in Mind

Have a Plan

I plan ahead and set goals. I do things that have meaning and make a difference. I am an important part of my classroom and contribute to my school’s mission and vision. I look for ways to be a good citizen.

Habit 3 — Put First Things First

Work First, Then Play

I spend my time on things that are most important. This means I say no to things I know I should not do. I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan. I am disciplined and organized.

Habit 4 — Think Win-Win

Everyone Can Win

I balance courage for getting what I want with consideration for what others want. I make deposits in others’ Emotional Bank Accounts. When conflicts arise, I look for third alternatives.

Habit 5 — Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood

Listen Before You Talk

I listen to other people’s ideas and feelings. I try to see things from their viewpoints. I listen to others without interrupting. I am confident in voicing my ideas. I look people in the eyes when talking.

Habit 6 — Synergize

Together Is Better

I value other people’s strengths and learn from them. I get along well with others, even people who are different than me. I work well in groups. I seek out other people’s ideas to solve problems because I know that by teaming with others we can create better solutions than anyone of us can alone. I am humble.

Habit 7 — Sharpen The Saw

Balance Feels Best

I take care of my body by eating right, exercising and getting sleep. I spend time with family and friends. I learn in lots of ways and lots of places, not just at school. I find meaningful ways to help others.

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 Leader in Me Events

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Randle Smith, 6th grade, doing a wonderful job of explaining the 7 Habits at the City Council Meeting.​