2019 Smarter Balanced Assessment Information

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.

Students will take the state tests again this coming spring. While the tests in English Language Arts and Math cannot tell us everything about your child’s academic progress, the results do act as a snapshot of your child’s strengths and areas for improvement in those subject areas. The tests help Creswell School District get a more complete and accurate picture of how all Creswell students are performing, as we assess curriculum, review instructional strategies, distribute resources, and continue to improve our educational system.

Creswell School District has always had a high participation rate on state assessments as both parents and staff have found value in this “point-in-time” check on the progress of our students and our educational system. However, parents in Oregon have the option to opt their children out of the state assessments. This Oregon Department of Education form (English and Spanish) and further information explains how you can opt your child(ren) out of state assessments this spring. Should you wish to opt your child out, please read the information carefully then print, complete, and return the form to our school’s main office as soon as possible.

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

We want you to stay informed.

wintry-mixWhen winter weather arrives and affects travel conditions, we are often asked, “Is Creswell School District operating on a regular schedule?”

Stay informed by subscribing to our FlashAlert Notification System.

When Creswell School District notifies the system that the school is closed or the “snow/ice bus routes” are in effect, FlashAlert will send you an alert via an email and/or a text message.

It’s easy!  Sign-up for FlashAlert today (Link)

School closure or delayed start decisions will typically be made by 6:00 AM.

  • Announced on local radio and television stations,
  • Posted on FlashAlert.net, the District website, and Facebook, and
  • Broadcast by FlashAlert Messenger to subscribers via email and push notifications through the FA Messenger app for iOS and Android. We encourage you to subscribe to FlashAlert today.

We encourage families to make transportation and attendance decisions for their child(ren) based on their own assessment of travel conditions at their location.

Be sure to sign-up today for email and/or text messaging alerts on the FlashAlert system.

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Come sing with the Community Choir.  

The Creswell High School Music Program hosts an annual Community Choir at their Winter Concert. There will be 3 rehearsals this year and then a performance at the CHS Winter Concert on December 19.

Everyone of all ages is welcome!

Rehearsals are December 11, 13, and 18, from 7PM – 9PM. The Performance is Wednesday December 19 at 7:00 PM at Creswell High School.

Please contact Mandy Hoggard at creswellmusicboosters@.gmail.com or Sandi Green at sgreen@creswell.k12.or.us for more information.

A Boost to Career Related Education at Creswell High School

Creswell High School received a $25,000 donation from benefactors Richard and Barbara Heyman. This was in addition to $75,000 that Mr. and Mrs. Heyman have donated since 2016.

Creswell High School’s mission statement reads, “We at Creswell High School empower students to achieve success in college, career, and life.” Mr. and Mrs. Heyman share these sentiments. Their donations help provide CHS students with broader learning opportunities in career related educational studies.

”We wish to thank Richard and Barbara for their very generous donations to the school and the students here at Creswell High School. Go Bulldogs!” – Princpal Watkins