2016-17 Annual Notice for Statewide Tests

Each spring, Oregon students in grades 3-8 and 11 participate in state assessments in English Language Arts and Math. Rather than multiple-choice questions, today’s tests ask students to explain their reasoning and, often, write out their answers. The new assessments measure more complex skills such as critical-thinking, writing, and problem solving so that schools and parents can assess whether children are on-track to graduate high school ready for college or a career.

The Oregon Department of Education has developed an Annual Notice for Statewide Tests that includes more information about Oregon’s State Tests and how you can stay informed. This annual notice is provided in English and Spanish.

If you have any questions feel free to contact your student’s principal.

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Calendar Reminder: Friday, September 30, 2016

Friday, September 30 will be an early release day for all students. 

SY16SchoolCalendarStaff will be spending the afternoon in professional development activities and staff training.

Student lunches will be served at each building. Release times are as follows:

Creslane Elementary11:30

Creswell Middle School12:30 

Creswell High School12:15

View and download the 2016-2017 School Calendar (PDF)

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ASPIRE to help at Creswell High School

aspire-logo-2Encouraging Higher Education for Everyone

ASPIRE is a mentoring program that matches trained and supportive adult volunteer mentors with high school students to develop a plan to help them meet their education goals beyond high school.

Today’s students may not have the good fortune to have someone to help them figure out what to do after high school, let alone the myriad of education and training options. If you have a desire to help students explore college options, admissions, and financial aid, ASPIRE is for you. Become one of our trained and supportive adult volunteer mentors and work one-on-one with students throughout the year.

Creswell High School’s ASPIRE program is seeking volunteers for the 2016-17 school year. If you have a desire to help students explore their options after high school, contact Creswell High School today.

ASPIRE Coordinator: Joy DeMoss, (541) 895-6157 or
(541) 579-6782 or jdemoss@creswell.k12.or.us

Access to Student Assistance Programs in Reach of Everyone

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Stop in and say “Hi”

Mark your calendars for Creswell Schools’ annual Open House Events!

The school doors will open for an evening of learning and exploring. Come visit with your child’s teachers and learn more about their classrooms and school. Take the opportunity to have a glimpse of your child’s school day. We have a lot to share and we hope to see you there!

Save these dates:

cmsnewlogoCreswell Middle School:  Open House will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Monday, September 26

A free hot dog BBQ at 5:40 on the Tiger Terrace kicks off the event.

 

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Creslane Elementary: All-Grades Open House and Community Resource Fair will be on Wednesday, September 28 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Visit Creslane for a fun and informational evening and take the opportunity to learn about community resources and to visit your child’s classroom. Cookies and juice will be served in the gym during the Community Resources Fair and families that visit booths will have a chance to enter in drawings for fabulous prizes.
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Creswell High School: “Back to School” Open House will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 28 

Visit with staff and learn what it means to be a Bulldog!

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Eat Healthy. Stay Healthy.

eat healthy!Free or reduced-price meals available.

Did you know that all eligible students from Kindergarten through High School can eat free or at a reduced price?

When can I apply? Applications may be submitted anytime during the year. Explore your options and apply today.

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How do I apply? You will need to fill out a free & reduced price meal application. Download the Application here: English (PDF)  Versión española (PDF) Then return the completed applications to the District Office (located within Creslane Elementary).

How do I find out if I am eligible? Students may qualify for free or reduced price meals if total household income is at or below the amount of Federal Income Guidelines.  Click here for the 2016-17 income guidelines (PDF). Continue reading

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School days are here.

It’s good to be a Mustang!

It’s good to be a Tiger!!

It’s good to be a Bulldog!!!

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It’s going to be a great year!

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Final Water Quality Testing Results

Creswell School District has concluded corrective actions for the three (3) fixtures where elevated lead levels were identified during summer testing.

Fixtures with elevated levels on first draw, during summer testing, included:

  • Creswell High School Metal Shop, Entryway Fountain,
  • Creswell High School Science Supply Room Sink, and
  • Creswell High School Main Gym, Upstairs Fountain.

The Science Supply Room Sink was determined to be nonessential by school and district staff. As a result of that determination, the District chose to decommission the sink and cap the water source. If that decision is reversed at a future time, the District will install new fixtures and collect a water sample for testing.

The Metal Shop, Entry Fountain and Main Gym, Upstairs Fountain received new fixtures. After the completion of repairs, follow-up water samples were collected according to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) testing guidelines for sampling water in schools. Test results showed normal levels.

The District used a drinking water laboratory accredited by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) to analyze water samples for lead.

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