Crestview Middle School
16025 Clayton Road, Ellisville, MO 63011
Phone (636) 891-6950
Principal - Dr. Gary Jansen
Apr 21
April 20, 2017

Your Six Flags form MUST be turned in by April 28.  We will NOT accept any forms or changes after this date! 

Remember to RSVP to 
Kim Lee by Monday, May 1 if you volunteered in any capacity at Crestview during the school year and can join us for our annual Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast on Thursday, May 11 from 9:30 – 10:15 a.m. in the Library.  Feel free to drop in any time within that timeframe to be recognized and enjoy a quick bite and good company! 

MAP and EOC testing will continue next week.  The testing schedule will be:

  • Monday and Tuesday - seventh grade ELA MAP test
  • Wednesday and Thursday - sixth and seventh grade Math MAP
  • Friday - sixth and seventh grade Math MAP and eighth grade Science MAP

To support your students, remind them to:

  • Get a good night’s sleep the night before
  • Eat a healthy and hearty breakfast
  • Bring a snack
  • Bring a set of ear buds or headphones
  • Wear comfortable clothes
  • Do their very best and try their hardest

Thank you for your help and support to ensure your student is as successful as possible.  For more information, please read this important letter.

Rockwood Drug-Free Coalition would like to invite parents to the #TakeAStand Safety Fair addressing underage drinking on Sunday, April 23 from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. at Rockwood Summit High School.  Read more . . .  

Apr 14
April 14, 2017

Remember to send in your Six Flags form by April 28.  We will NOT accept any forms or changes after this date!  Please refer to the email sent to all parents on Monday!

If you volunteered in any capacity at Crestview during the school year, we would love for you to join us for our annual Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast on Thursday, May 11from 9:30 – 10:15 a.m. in the Library.  Feel free to drop in any time within that timeframe to be recognized and enjoy a quick bite and good company!  Please RSVP to
Kim Lee by Monday, May 1 if you plan on attending so we have an accurate count for food.

MAP and EOC testing will begin on Monday morning, April 17.  Sixth grade students will be taking the ELA MAP test on Monday and Tuesday and eighth grade students will be taking the ELA MAP on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.  You can support your students by reminding them to do the following:

  • Get a good night’s sleep the night before
  • Eat a healthy and hearty breakfast
  • Bring a snack
  • Bring a set of ear buds or headphones
  • Wear comfortable clothes
  • Do their very best and try their hardest

Thank you for your help and support to ensure your student is as successful as possible.  For more information, please read this important letter. ​

Apr 06
April 6, 2017

Thanks to all Rockwood voters on the successful passage of Proposition T on Election Day! 

Don’t forget to stop by Lafayette High School tomorrow night at 5:30 to support our Volleyball Challenge teacher team as they take on some of the LHS Quadrant feeder schools!

Just a reminder that next Thursday, April 13, is an early dismissal/professional learning day and students will be released at 11:15 a.m.  All students should take their normal transportation home on that day and must be off campus by 11:45 a.m.  School will be closed on Friday, April 14.


Please read this important letter regarding MAP testing, which is right around the corner!

W
atch your email for important information regarding our Six Flags Safe School field trip!

Apr 02
Election Day

Remember to Vote: Election Day is April 4

During the last few weeks, I’ve been sharing information about Prop T, a bond issue that will address increasing enrollment, class sizes and our continued support for STEM/Innovative learning for our students

About 2,300 homes are expected to be built in the district in the next few years. The timing and reasons for this bond issue are driven primarily by this growth. Plus, Prop T will expand the implementation of the one-to-one student/technology program in our school, as well as complete the final phase of STEM lab renovations in our high schools. 

As an Election Day reminder, please note:

• Prop T will not raise the current Rockwood tax rate.

• Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4.

• Prop T requires a four-sevenths (57.14 percent) majority for passage. 

If you’d like to learn more about Prop T, please let me know. In addition, you can visit the Election Day website where you’ll find the Super Talks series with Dr. Knost and our students, along with information about the candidates for the Rockwood School Board election.


Thank you for the consideration.


Mar 30
March 30, 2017

Congratulations to all our Amphora recipients!  It was so good to see everyone at the ceremonies honoring these high-achieving students. 

As you know, Tuesday, April 4, is Election Day.  Rockwood voters will consider Proposition T to address increasing enrollment and our continued support for STEM/Innovative learning. This includes expanding the implementation of the one-to-one student/technology program that started this semester with our sixth-grade students.  In our "Super Talks" series, a middle school teacher explains how one-to-one student technology works inside and outside the classroom.  Plus, Superintendent Dr. Eric Knost answers students' questions about expanding the one-to-one program. I encourage you to learn more about the bond issue, which will not increase the current Rockwood tax rate.  As always, if you have questions about Prop T, please give me a call.​​

Mar 24
Middle School Review Committee

Dear Parents:

I have some exciting news to share! At a recent meeting, the Rockwood School Board approved the recommendations of the Middle School Program Design Committee.

I had the pleasure of attending the meeting with fellow middle school principals and Dr. Lisa Counts. We shared the culmination of work that started in December 2015 when our committee first came together to design the best middle school experience for our students.


The approved recommendations were inclusive of all subcommittees with a later start time for middle schools, addressing student academic and social/emotional needs, and middle school scheduling.

I’m proud of the work that has been completed, and even more excited about what is to come. We’re organizing a district-wide implementation team that will be comprised of members who will work together on the logistics, planning and issues brought forth by our committee and school community.


I’m sure you have questions. Please take a moment to read the information on our website, along with answers to questions we’ve received in the last few weeks. I’m more than confident that we’re on the right track and doing what is best for our middle school students.


As we move forward, I’ll keep you informed of our progress. As always, if you have any questions, please give me a call!

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Mar 24
March 24, 2017

I hope everyone had a wonderful spring break and is rejuvenated for the last couple of months of school!  Thank you to our CPO and everyone who donated to our CPO-sponsored staff recognition luncheon on Tuesday.  The food was delicious and staff thoroughly enjoyed it!  I want to remind parents of Amphora students that all ceremonies will be held on Tuesday, March 28.  Sixth grade will be from 9:15-10:15, seventh grade from 11:30-12:30 and eighth grade will be held in the evening beginning at 7:00 p.m.

If you bring your child to school in the mornings, please make sure to drop him/her off in the designated drop-off area between the cones and no other area on the upper lot.  Students are being dropped off in the far lane and then cut through vehicles to enter school.  This is not a safe practice and saving a minute or two is not worth putting the safety of our students at risk.

It’s not too late to give us your input on school character and climate.  Please take a few minutes to 
take the Parent Character Climate Survey: Spring 2017.  The survey will close on March 24.
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Election Day is less than two weeks away.  I want to remind you that Rockwood has Prop T on the April ballot to address increasing enrollment, class sizes and our continued support for STEM and innovative learning.

WHEN IS THE ELECTION? 
Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

WHERE CAN I VOTE? 
Just prior to Election Day, each registered voter will receive a postcard from the Election Office designating the polling place for the voter. You can find your polling place at 
www.stlouisco.com/YourGovernment/Elections.

HOW MANY “YES” VOTES ARE REQUIRED FOR THE BOND ISSUE TO PASS?
The Constitution of the State of Missouri requires a four-sevenths (57.14%) majority for passage of the bond issue.

WHERE MAY I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE BOND ISSUE?
You can visit the Prop T website: www.rsdmo.org/PropT. Plus, view the latest Super Talks video where our own Rockwood students interview Superintendent Dr. Eric Knost regarding STEM education.


Mar 01
March 2, 2017

On April 4, Rockwood voters will consider Proposition T (Thrive) to address increasing enrollment and our continued support for STEM/Innovative learning.  In this latest edition of SuperTalks with our Rockwood Superintendent, Dr. Eric Knost provides an overview of Prop T.  I encourage you to take a few moments to view the video and learn about the projects funded by the bond issue.  Rockwood consistently balances its budget and works hard to be fiscally responsible.  In fact, we are one of only four school districts in Missouri to earn a AAA rating from Standard & Poor’s for this high level of financial responsibility.  Prop T is a $95.5 million bond issue that will not raise the current Rockwood tax rate.  A four-sevenths (57.14 percent) majority is necessary for passage. Learn more about Prop T on the April 4 ballot.

We need your input on school character and climate.  Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts by completing the School Climate Survey.   Please answer honestly and as completely as you can as your feedback helps us make Crestview even stronger. You'll answer questions about safety, character education, the teaching and learning environment, prevention services, and parent involvement as part of a district wide program evaluation process.  The results of the survey will be used to help make decisions about our long-range planning.  The survey will take 10-15 minutes to complete and all responses are anonymous and individual respondents cannot be identified. The survey will close on March 24th.  Take the Parent Character Climate Survey: Spring 2017.

Feb 22
Innovative Learning

What does innovative learning for students look like in our Rockwood schools?  

I can assure you that if you walk in a classroom, you’ll see innovation in action.  Students are working on soft skills like communication and collaboration.  You’ll see students working together to solve problems, anticipate needs and adapt to changes.  Students are learning as they acquire knowledge in subject matter and become tech-savvy.  The key is a shift from students gaining knowledge to students discovering how to apply what they have learned.  

Our Rockwood Superintendent Dr. Eric Knost has recently shared a video that shows what innovation looks like throughout our school district. Would you take a moment to view?  In addition, I want to inform you that Prop T will fund innovative learning in our school.  Funds from Prop T will expand the implementation of the one-to-one, student-to-technology program in all middle schools.  I invite you to read more about the bond issue and find out what Prop T means for our school and our feeder schools.  As always, if you have any questions, please let me know.

Feb 15
Prop T

​Crestview Community, 

I wanted to share that our Board of Education recently voted to place a bond issue on the April 4 ballot. Rockwood voters will consider Proposition T (Thrive) to address increasing enrollment and our continued support for STEM/Innovative learning. Prop T will not alter the current Rockwood tax rate.

Funds from Prop T will build a new elementary school in Rockwood.  The last time Rockwood built a school was in 2004 in response to growth in the Wildwood area when we built Fairway Elementary School. We are again experiencing increases to student enrollment. According to Rockwood Superintendent Dr. Eric Knost, about 2,300 homes are expected to be built in the district in the next five years. 

In addition, funds from Prop T will allow us to expand upon the implementation of the one-to-one technology program in our Rockwood middle and high schools. I encourage you to visit theProp T website to view the project list and learn more about the bond issue.

The $95.5 million bond issue requires a four-sevenths (57.14 percent) majority for passage on April 4. I’ll continue to share more information about the bond issue in the coming weeks.  You can always contact me with questions or visit the Prop T FAQs for more information.​

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