Swingin’ free and easy – Dedicated to fitness

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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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Catch the news: “Board evaluates data, aims to close gaps”

We appreciate the article “Board evaluates data, aims to close gaps” in the Chronicle today. Reporter Aliya Hall captured the essence of the work session and covered the information accurately. However a correction for the amount of funding provided to each school is needed. It was $2500.00 rather than the $250,000 stated in the article.


Mike Johnson
Superintendent Creswell School District

Board evaluates data, aims to close gaps by Aliya Hall, The Chronicle
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