On the near horizon for Creslane’s playground

Creslane Elementary School recently celebrated the installation of new playground structures. Very soon students will be able to celebrate even more additions to their playground.

Funnel Ball, ADA Swings, Interactive panels, Park Benches, and ADA Accessible Picnic Tables are coming soon to Creslane Elementary School’s playground. The installation will be occurring over the coming weeks. Go Mighty Mustangs! 

Creswell School District seeking applicants for District Budget Committee

The Board of Directors of Creswell School District 40 is accepting applications from district patrons to fill three budget committee vacancies. To be eligible for appointment, a candidate must live in the district; not be an officer or employee of the district; and be a qualified voter of the district. Interested patrons should submit a letter explaining the reasons for wishing to serve on the budget committee, along with a short resume. These documents must be received in the Creswell School District Office, 998 A Street, Creswell, OR 97426 by March 6, 2020 at noon.

Swingin’ free and easy – Dedicated to fitness

Video by Creswell School District

New playground structures made their debut at Creslane Elementary School. Creslane students welcomed the new playground with two ribbon cutting ceremonies.

THANK YOU to the Creslane Parent-Teacher Organization. It was through their multiyear fundraising that the equipment was able to be purchased. The fundraising included the annual student Jog-a-Thons. In effect, the students of Creslane Elementary played huge parts in raising the funds for their new playground.

THANK YOU Bates Construction and Excavation for your donated work. Your work with an excavator expedited the ground prepping at the beginning and final wood chip spreading at the end.

The Chronicle was there for the ribbon cutting and reported on the new installation.

Swingin’ free and easy – Dedicated to fitness by By Gini Davis, The Chronicle

CRESWELL – Creslane Elementary’s commitment to fitness – and fun – was reaffirmed Monday, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony that officially opened for “business” (aka, recess) $50,000 worth of new playground equipment purchased after two years of planning, saving and fundraising by the school’s Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO).

“The majority of the fundraising was through the PTO-sponsored Jog-a-Thons that happen in October,” noted chair Jill Moran.

During two ceremonies held half an hour apart on Monday, Feb. 10 – the first for K-2 students, the second for grades 3-5 – Moran thanked…

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Four education staff receive commendations

The Chronicle recently reported on four Creswell School District staff members receiving commendations from Superintendent Mike Johnson. Creswell High School english teachers Liz Babbs, Deborah Handman and Ginny Krzenski and English Language Development (ELD) Specialist and Coordinator Bethany Cross were recognized for their excellence in education.


Excerpt from the article:

87% of 2018-19 high school students met English Language Arts (ELA) Oregon Statewide Assessment System (OSAS) proficiency standards, placing them at the top 10% of all high schools for ELA achievement.

Cross also received commendation after the Oregon Department of Education assessed the Creswell ELD program as “excellent and a model program for other districts to emulate,” Johnson said. “This is an exceptional report from ODR and worthy of recognition for excellence.”

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