On the Horizon: Creswell’s Earth Day Celebration

Creswell’s 5th Annual Earth Day Celebration
When: Tuesday, April 22
Where: Creswell’s Garden Lake Park (Link to Map)

Earth Day happenings will begin at 9am and conclude around 3pm.

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Will we see you there?

For five years Creswell’s youth have come together at Garden Lake Park to learn about the natural world. From high-flying birds to microscopic particles and creatures, Earth Day explores the careful balance of our planet’s natural systems.

The celebration will feature some old favorites along with some new hats. Scientific exploration of water quality, stream velocity, along with environmental awareness through solar power presentations, recycled art creations, and alternative transportation demonstrations, will help Creswell’s youth understand the world around them while learning about ways that they can help protect our planet for generations to come. Participants will also be learning about planting trees, creative forms of recycling, animals large and small, and the power of human-powered machines all in the course of the day.

This year’s celebration marks Creswell’s 5th year as a Tree City USA. The Creswell Tree Board will, in keeping with tradition, mark the celebration of Arbor Day by planting several trees with the help of Creswell’s youth.

The Earth Day Celebrations would not be possible without the help of volunteers, business owners, and the generosity of the Creswell Community. Creswell School District is a proud sponsor of the celebration. 

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A Jazz Note

Congratulations Creswell Jazz Band on being awarded 4th place at the Reno Jazz Festival!

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Student musicians from Creswell’s Jazz Band and Vocal Jazz enjoyed their participation in the Reno Jazz Festival. They performed several jazz pieces and were able to take in the festival’s jazz clinics and concerts.

Bulldogs know Jazz. Well done!

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Happenings and News Roundup: April 14, 2014

A snippet from “Creswell School News” a weekly news roundup published by Sue Bowers

From the District Office: With news of a possible abduction attempt near Creswell Middle School, parents are asked to review safety information with their students. Here’s a helpful tip from the Eugene police: Parents often tell children, “Don’t go with strangers.” This is vague and doesn’t help children protect themselves–most abductions are by relatives anyway! Better advice would be, “If you are lost or need help, sometimes it’s okay to ask strangers for assistance–but strangers shouldn’t be asking you for help or to go with them. You should not go somewhere with strangers unless you need their help in an emergency.”

The School Board approved the retirement of Gary Mounce at its meeting this [last] week. Over the coming week, Superintendent Todd Hamilton will be working with Board Leadership to discuss plans for selecting his replacement as CHS principal.

From Creslane: Creslane’s next PTO meeting/Coffee Chat is Tuesday, April 15 at 6:00 p.m. in the library.

The Creslane choir is sponsoring a Papa’s Pizza fundraiser also on Tuesday evening. Pick up a flyer from Creslane’s counter and bring that to the Springfield Papa’s to help the choir.

From Creswell Middle School: The CMS choir has a Papa’s Pizza fundraiser on the Tuesday, April 15th. Pick up a flyer for that in the CMS office and head to the Springfield Papa’s at 6:30 for pizza and to hear the choir

From Creswell High School: Looking ahead, CHS students have a dinner/theater event planned for Thursday, May 1. The play will be the comedy “Hurry and Wait.” Tickets, available beginning April 15 and including a great spaghetti dinner and the play, will be $15 for adults and $10 for students. Also mark your calendars for the Mr. Bulldog pageant, coming up on May 10. Tickets are available from the contestants for $8.

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Seen and Heard on Campus: Spring Sounds and Colors @ CHS

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Creswell Education Foundation Steps Up for Creswell Students, Right Down to the Cents

ceflogo1Creswell Education Foundation awards their Spring 2014 Grants

A total of $2,099.13 has been awarded to the students and staff of Creswell School District.

The grant funding is appreciated

Thanks to the generous contributions from many Creswell community members our local school foundation has awarded the following awards to local educators in support of Creswell students:

5th grade teacher Lynn Robertson, at Creslane Elementary: $665.00 for non-fiction books for 5th grade classrooms to support new requirements for reading instruction. The grant will serve 110 students per year.

Science teacher Nancy Buchahnan, at Creswell Middle School: $323.75 for a classroom subscription of Scholastic Science World for 8th grade science classes to support Oregon Science Standards teaching. Over 100 students will be served by the grant.

Health and PE teacher Didier Hemelsoet, at Creswell Middle School: $326.60 to purchase five heart rate monitors to measure fitness levels for PE/Health students, grades 6-8.

Science teachers Anne O’Connell & Kelly Trant-Valley, at Creswell High School: $460.98 to help purchase a spectrophotometer that identifies substances by passing wavelengths of light through them. This equipment will be used in Science 9 classes, Physics and Chemistry classes.

English and Writing teacher teacher Laura Kingsbury at Creswell High School: $322.80 to purchase copies of The Glass Menagerie for current CHS English classes. These books support the required literacy objectives and will eventually be read by all CHS English students.

Congratulations recipients!

More help needed 

The Creswell Education Foundation would love to fund all the grant requests it receives. With limited resources the foundation was unable to fund all the grant requests:

$158.00 for 2 drums for Creslane music; $450.00 for PA system for Creslane PE classes and school activities, $189.00 for one wooden drum box to accompany CMS choir class, $326.60 for 5 additional PE/Health heart monitors for CMS, $200.00 for 20 metronomes to allow CMS band students to check out for home band practicing, $460.98 for full funding of the CHS Science spectrometer, and $693.75 for purchase of 65 copies of The Great Gatsby, chosen book for the state “Big Read” program, for CHS English classes.

$2475.33 worth of requests did not get funded.

The Creswell Education Foundation has asked that anyone interested in helping to support any of these unfunded projects contact Carol Campbell at 541-895-3438 or Vange Bigham at 541-895-4239.

Thank you Creswell Education Foundation and our community for the support you provide to the students in Creswell’s schools.

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Happenings and News Roundup: April 7, 2014

A snippet from “Creswell School News” a weekly news roundup published by Sue Bowers

From Creslane: The next PTO meeting will be coming up on Tuesday, April 15.

From Creswell Middle School: Thursday, April 10 is the end-of-the-quarter GROWL giveaway. Students will turn in the tickets they’ve earned and there will be drawings and fun prizes all day.

From Creswell High School: Senior parents have a meeting scheduled at 7:30 on Monday, April 7, also in the library, to work on plans for the all-night graduation party.

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School Board Meeting (April)

Location: District Office, 998 West A Street
Date: April 9, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM
Files: Agenda (PDF)

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