Crestview Middle School
16025 Clayton Road, Ellisville, MO 63011
Phone (636) 891-6950
Assistant Principal's Blog
Feb 28
Starting to feel like Spring!

​Hello Parents.

We have had a busy month of February, and we are gearing up for March. 

We hope you can come out and see the wonderful spring play, Knights of the Rad Table.  There will be tons of fun 90s costumes and humor! It is March 2nd and March 3rd at 7pm.

6th grade Silver team leaves for camp on Monday march 6th, and returns on Thursday March 9th. 

6th grade Blue team will be attending camp April 4th-7th.

The students will do an emergency weather drill while at camp, and all communications regarding any severe weather at camp will come through the school system. Please also refer to the packing lists and do not allow your students to bring any "banned" items to camp.

The district is also giving a character education and climate survey.  The survey takes less than 10 minutes and we would love your feedback.

Lastly, as the weather starts to warm up please help remind your children of the dress code at school. Students should have a jacket/cardigan, or zip up hoodie over tank tops.  Backs and bellies should be covered too.  Sometimes kids grow a lot over summer, and the shorts get a little shorter, so please make sure the shorts they wear to school are a modest length. Thank you for talking with your students about dressing appropriately for school.

If you have any questions, please contact your grade level counselors and administrators. We are hear to help you and your students. 

Jan 20
Happy New Year!

We are having a great 2017 and we will have a very busy and exciting next few weeks!  Here are a few items that may affect you and our students:

8th Grade students will complete their service projects on January 27th.  All teams are working to provide necessary items to homeless individuals in our community.  If you'd like to donate, please reach out to an 8th grade teacher for an up to date list of items they still need.

Also, Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on February 7th and 9th.  Please sign up using our Pick A Time system.  The program will go live on Saturday, January 21st at 10 am.  If you need help signing up, please call the main office.

Registration for next year's courses have already begun!  Please have students fill out all forms from their counselors and print out their course selections.  Students may turn all these items in before school, at lunch and after school.  If students need help registering, counselors will be available next week at lunch time to help.  If you have any questions, please contact your grade level counselor.  

Finally, we will have two upcoming all school assemblies.  Next Friday, we will have Caitlin Alifrenka, author of I Will Always Write Back and February 17th, the Awaken Project will come to help engage students in meaningful and thoughtful examination of the high price of drug abuse.  

As always, if you have any questions, please contact us in the Main Office.  We all appreciate your support!​

Thank you,

Josh Walz, Kelly Sollberger and Ali Krinski

Dec 05
Finishing First Semester Strong

The end of first semester is quickly coming upon us and there is a lot of activity at Crestview Middle School!

First we would like to thank everyone for your support of both the Honor Flight and Holiday Outreach fundraisers​. The families and staff of Crestview raised $2,250 for Honor Flight and $1,462.56 for the Holiday Outreach Project, for a combined total of $3,712.56. Thank you to everyone for your generosity, care, and support!

The WEB Ice Skating trip will be Tuesday, December 6th from 12:00 – 2:00 pm at Queeny Park. Transportation will be provided to Queeny Park and back to Crestview. Students will need to be picked up promptly at 2:30 pm.

8th grade students will take a final in each of their core classes: Language Arts, Math, Science, History, and PE/Health.  All finals will be administered by your student's teachers during the allotted day and time as denoted on the finals' schedule.  The schedule for these testing periods is below, so that you can help your son or daughter begin to prepare for these exams.

Monday, December 19th – Final exams for 2nd and 4th period classes will be taken.

Tuesday, December 20th – Final exams for 1st and 5th period classes will be taken.

Wednesday, December 18th – Final exams for 3rd and 6th period classes will be taken.

The students will be in exams from 7:30–12:17 am on these days.  Therefore, it is very important that students are at Crestview during these times.  If you are aware of any conflicts, please make arrangements with the teacher to take the final exam on Friday, December 16th or Wednesday, January 4th. I have shared this information with the students as well so they are able to start preparing for these exams.

We will end the semester on Thursday, December 22nd with our You Got Caught Ceremony and Winter Assembly!

Thank you for an outstanding 1st semester full of serving, learning, and leading. We wish you a wonderful and relaxing break and a Happy Holidays!

Oct 11
Happy October!

​      Crestview Middle School has many exciting events planned for October.  We will be hosting the annual Rockwood Middle School Cross Country meet on Friday October 14th. The meet will begin at 4pm. If you or your child have any questions about the meet, please contact your child's PE teacher.
        6 Gold will be attending 6th grade camp October 18-20th. The other 2 6th grade teams will have camp in the Spring.  Camp is a fun time for the kids to bond together and participate in activities that extend what is learned in a traditional classroom.

       In addition, our Crestiew Parent Organization is hosting a Fall Mixer on Friday October 21st from 7-9pm.  There is no cost to attend the mixer, and costumes are encouraged but not required (no weapon props, clown costumes, or masks please.  Only current CMS students are able to attend this mixer, and the students must get a ticket during the lunch shift prior to Thursday Octorber 13th.

       CMS will have the annual wellness walk on Wednesday October 26th from 2:30-4:00.  Tickets for the event are 5.00.  Money from the wellness walk is used to purchase fitness equipment.

       We will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week, with a spirit week.  Please remind your student to dress up the week of October 24th-28th.

    Picture re-takes are on Thursday October 27th. You will need to bring your other picture packet back with you. 

      If your student is interested in performing at the Winter Assembly, please check under the activities tab on the CMS website to sign up for an audition time.  Auditions for the Winter assembly will be on December 1st.

       If you have any questions at all, please contact your grade level administrator or counselor.  We are all excited to have a great October.



Sep 02
CMS is in full swing, September information

Good afternoon,

 

     It has been a wonderful first few weeks at CMS!  We are so glad to welcome all our new students and families as well as be reunited with our old friends!  Classes are in full swing, and students are learning so much.  From new curriculums and chromebooks to new musical instruments, the classrooms are a buzz here!  We wanted to pass along some important dates to everyone!

     After school activities begin next week and run Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2:30-3:20.  Students must sign up for activities on our school website, please go to the activities tab and complete the form. Please note that students must sign up on this activity sheet in order to stay for an activity before the end of school.  Students may also register for our brand new county activity bus on the activities tab.  This bus will hold the first 50 students who sign up and will stop at arranged stops.  Please see information on the transportation page for locations and times of drop off.  Students may also be picked up by parents, however we ask that students are picked up no later than 3:45. 

     We would like to invite you to attend Parent Lighthouse Team's talk titled "Where do I fit in?"  Please join us September 13th at 7pm.  Please RSVP to Kim Lee at 636.891.6950 no later than September 12th.  Also, on September 13th 8th grade will take their class panoramic pictures.  Pictures may be ordered on line or using the form Mr. Walz has at lunch.  The cost is $18. 

     Finally, Parent/Teacher Conferences are almost here!  They will be held on September 21st and 29th from 3:30pm to 7:00pm.  We will once again use the PickATime system to sign up.  Please be on the look out for registration information and the sign up window next week. 

 

Thank you so much for being part of our Crestview Family!  If you have questions, please feel free to contact us via the main office number at 636.891.6950.

 

Have a wonderful long weekend,

Josh Walz, Kelly Sollberger and Ali Krinski​

Aug 10
Welcome Back to CMS 2016!​

Welcome back to another great year at CMS!  We are excited to invite you to our yearly Ice Cream Social from 4-6:30 pm on August 11th.  You will be able to pick up schedules, meet teachers, and introduce yourself to our new head principal, Dr. Gary Jansen. Families with the last name starting with the letters A-L may pick-up their schedules from 4:00 – 5:15 pm and families with the last name M-Z may pick-up their schedules from 5:15-6:30 pm.

We wanted to also make you aware of some changes to the process of adding money to your student's lunch account. This link will provide you with information about these changes:

http://www.rsdmo.org/childnutrition/Pages/default.aspx

Lastly, mark your calendars for our first semester Parent/Teacher Conferences.  They will be held on September 21st and 29th.  We will once again be using the Pick a Time system and you will schedule a conference on-line.  You will receive instructions on how to create a user name and use the system as our Conferences approach.  

We will be sending out information about afterschool activities and the after school activity bus later on this month.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or e-mail us!  Thank you!

Ali Krinski, Kelly Sollberger​​, and Josh Walz

Apr 26
April Updates

​MAP Testing is in full swing here at Crestview Middle School. Please make sure your student is getting a good night's rest and eating healthy meals to fuel their body and brain for testing.

We will be going to Six Flags on May 24th. The price this year will be as follows:

$28.00 per student or parent (includes $6.00 for early entrance)
(This is a discounted rate and no other discount coupons can be combined with this offer.)
OR
$6.00 to season pass holders (to cover the early entrance fee)
(Students must be in possession of their season pass or season pass voucher.)

Also, like last year, the students will NOT have the option of an extended stay at the park and they will need to ride their own bus home.

Be sure to turn in the permission form and payment no later than Friday, April 29th.

We are still in need of volunteers for the copy room. If you can help make copies for teachers, it would be very much appreciated. You can sign up here.


8th graders will once again have a finals schedule. from May 18th-20th.

On Monday May 23rd we are having 8th grade celebration day with a variety show, activities, and an 8th grade dance.  6th and 7th graders will have locker clean out and yearbook signing this day.

Tuesday May 24th is Six Flags Day.

Wednesday May 15th is early dismissal, with a "I got caught" awards and school wide assembly.

We hope you all have a great last month of school!
Mar 17
March Update

​We hope that everyone had a fun and restful spring break and that you ready to finish the school year strong!

As the weather turns warmer, we want to remind students and parents of the Crestview dress code policy:

DRESS CODE AND PERSONAL APPEARANCE

 The general atmosphere of a school must be conducive to learning. If a student's general appearance attracts undue attention to the extent that it becomes a disruptive factor in the school, a building administrator will ask the student to make the necessary changes.

  • Clothing that promotes disruptive behavior, and/or displays images, including but not limited to, drugs, alcohol, tobacco and/or its products, violence, sex, or hate groups is prohibited from campus and must be covered or removed.
  •  Pants must be worn at an appropriate waistline and undergarments should not be visible.
  • Shorts and skirts must be mid-thigh in length.
  • Strapless tops, strapless dresses, halter tops, tank tops, T- or spaghetti-strap tops, mesh shirts or shirts which show a bare midriff are not allowed to be worn without a jacket over them.
  • Slippers, pajamas and pajama pants are also prohibited from campus.

You can also find this information on page 35 of the Crestview student hand book.

Our sixth grade teams will be heading to camp in the next few weeks. Below are the dates that each team will be at camp.

                6 Gold Camp – March 29 – April 1

                6 Silver Camp – April 5-8

                6 Blue Camp – April 12-15

 

The month of April will bring a number of standardized tests. We ask that students are prepared for testing with a good night’s sleep and a healthy breakfast on the days that they are testing. Here are the dates of each testing window:

STAR Reading: April 1-15

End of Course Exam’s (EOC’s): April 8-18 (Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry only)

Grade Level MAP – April 18 – May 13

 

We will provide more detailed information about each testing window as we get closer to these dates.

Applications for National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) will go out to 7th grade students during the week of March 21st. Students with a grade point average of 3.75 or higher each semester in 6th and 7th grade will be invited to apply to be a part of NJHS. These students will need to complete the application form along with returning the teacher recommendations before being selected. More information will be provided to students during 7th grade lunches.

Plans for the 8th Grade Celebration are coming together with an 80’s theme. Mrs. Krinski is looking for volunteers to help at stations during the celebration day and decorating for mixer on Monday, May 23rd.

Fourth quarter is always a fun and exciting time at CMS and we look forward to all of the wonder memories that are still to come from the 2015-2016 school year!​

Feb 08
February Update

​Crestview Middle School is gearing up for a great February.  Some students experience the dreaded "third quarter slump."  Help prevent this phenomenon in your student by asking about his/her goals and what he/she is doing to meet their goals.  Encourage your student to get involved in after school activities and service projects to keep school fun and exciting.  Be sure to check your student's planner each night, as well as Infinite Campus to monitor upcoming assignments and tests.  Many students need a little help from their parents during this part of the school year. 

You can also help your student be successful by ensuring he/she eats a healthy breakfast. We have had a rise in the number of students visiting the nurse's office because they are dizzy and have upset stomachs due to not eating breakfast.  If your student doesn't like to eat early in the morning, send a healthy snack that can be eaten here at school.

Cell phone referrals are also on the rise. Please remind your student that cell phones may only be used with teacher permission. Students should not be using the phone for any reason in the hallways or class without permission. If you need to reach your student during the day, please call the office, rather than texting your student.  We will make sure your child recieves the message.

Policy:

First Offense: warning by teacher

Second Offense: Discipline referral by teacher and parent contacted by teacher

Third Offense: Discipline referral by teacher and parent contacted by principal.

Subsequent Offenses: Discipline referral by teacher and student will recieve additional consequences assigned by grade-level principal.

The CMS Science Fair is beginning February 8th and runs until February 17th. Please stop by the library to see some amazing science fair exhibits.

Parent Teacher conferences are on Tuesday, February 9th, and Thursday, February 11th from 3:30-7:00.  You can sign up using the online program pick-a-time. Slots are limited, so if  you are unable to schedule a conference, due to the times being full, you can always contact specific teachers via email or phone call and they will be happy to set up a phone conference or meeting during the daytime team time.

The 8th graders will be attending a Career Fair Field Trip at Kemp Auto Museum on February 24th from 8:30-11:30.  This is an opportunity for our 8th grade students to meet with professionals and learn about career opportunities that might interest them.  Students should dress professionally on this day and come prepared with any questions they might like to ask the presenters.

We are excited to have a great February. Please contact your Grade Level Administrator with any questions.

Jan 06
January Update

Welcome back and Happy New Year!  We hope that you had an opportunity to Sharpen the Saw and spend time with the people that matter the most during our break from school!  

January brings a very exciting time for CMS!  We are very excited to begin transitioning our 8th grade students to their respective High Schools as well as begin preparing for incoming 6th graders.  To help prepare us for the amazing journey ahead, we invite you to join us and gain important information about these changes!  Please use the following link to read important High School Registration information.  

High School Registration​

Also, we would love to invite current 5th grade families from our feeder elementary schools​ to our Transition Night at CMS!  It will be held on January 20th beginning at 6:30 p.m.  ​

Parent/Teacher Conferences are right around the corner!  We will again use PickaTime to sign up for Conference Times.  You will use the same login as last semester.  The portal will open on January 23rd.  Our Conference dates are February 9 and 11 from 3:30- 7 p.m.  Please remember that this is a great way to meet our staff, but we also welcome communication at any point of the year through e-mails or phone calls.  

Finally, if your Resolution this year was to become more involved at CMS, we have a terrific opportunity.  Please sign up to help our teachers in the Copy Room!  This opportunity benefits every student at CMS!  Please use the Sign Up Genius at this link. 

Copy Room Sign Up

Thank you and please do not hesitate to contact us with questions!

Ali Krinski, Josh Walz and Kelly Sollberger


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