Creswell High School – Staffing Update

Dear Families and Guardians,

I have accepted the resignations of Creswell High School Principal Andy Bracco and Assistant Principal Jordan Osborn, effective immediately. Both stated to me that they love their jobs, but that they also love their students, staff and this community. They are very remorseful for their actions and realize their resignations would be best for everyone to begin the process of healing from the events of the last week.

I am putting together a plan to provide administrative leadership at CHS for the remainder of the school year. In the short-term, former Creswell teacher and retired administrator Marcy Rice will step in as principal. Marcy spent many years as a highly-regarded educator in Creswell before retiring as an administrator in Bethel School District. She has deep connections in our community and has a reputation for developing strong and supportive relationships with students and staff at all levels. Also providing support will be Special Services Director David Bascue who already has valuable connections with the high school, and teacher and administrative intern Rob Jerome. We will also begin our search for new permanent academic leaders for our high school.

As always, the most important people on our minds are our children. Creswell schools are filled with wonderful students who are served by devoted and caring educators. We have a supportive community which cares deeply about its students and its schools. This has been a difficult week but we are stronger when we work together. Collectively we will restore the pride and trust that our children, staff and community deserve.

Thank you,

Todd Hamilton

Superintendent

Happenings and News Roundup: March 18, 2013

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

From the District Office:  The Healthy Youth Clinic, housed at CMS, provides medical services to Creswell youth age 18 and under the first Thursday of each month.  Call PeaceHealth at 541-942-6614 to schedule an appointment.  There is no charge to children without health insurance.

From Creslane:  The next PBIS event at Creslane will be a Soap Box Derby on April 4 and 5.  Classes are getting their carts built and the races will happen the week after spring break.  If you’d like to help, e-mail the Creslane PTO at www.creslanepto@gmail.com.

From Creswell Middle School: Track athletes can sign up for the season from 5-6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19 at the CMS office.  Cost is $65 if you sign up that evening and $75 after that.  Practice begins on Wed.

From Creswell High School:  The 9th Annual CHS Athletic Booster Club Benefit Dinner and Auction is coming up on Saturday, April 13.  Table sponsors, auction donations and volunteers are all needed.  For more information, contact one of the Co-Chairs:  Elena Connelly at 541-543-8536, Kim Jones at 541-953-6551 or Kim Apo at 541-915-1597.

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Happenings and News Roundup: Feb. 25, 2013

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

From the District Office:  A recent resignation has left a vacancy on the Creswell School Board.  Rather than make a short-term appointment, the Board opted to fill that spot in the regular election cycle.  Anyone interested in serving on the School Board will need to file for the May election by March 21.  Three 4-year positions and one 2-year position will be on the ballot.  For information, see Marilyn Cruzan at the District Office or give her a call at 541-895-6011.

From Creslane:  The next Creslane PTO meeting will be held on Monday, February 25 at 6:00 p.m. in the Library. At this meeting the PTO will elect officers and discussion possible membership dues.  If you can’t make the meeting but are interested in the PTO, send an e-mail to creslanepto@gmail.com and someone will get back to you.

The next Creslane PBIS event, “Minute to Win It,” will be on Friday, March 1.  Thanks to the parents who helped get the classroom kits ready for this event at the last PTO meeting.

From Creswell Middle School:  On Tuesday, February 26 all fifth grade students and their parents/ guardians are invited to CMS at 6:30 p.m. for a special Showcase/Open House.  You’ll have a chance to meet the staff, learn about the classes offered, extracurricular activities, and watch a video.

From Creswell High School:  The CHS Site Council will meet on Tuesday, February 26 at 3:30 p.m. in the library.

Save the date:  The 9th Annual CHS Athletic Booster Club Benefit Dinner and Auction will be held on Saturday, April 13.  Table sponsors, auction donations and volunteers are all needed.  For more information, contact one of the Co-Chairs:  Elena Connelly at 541-543-8536, Kim Jones at 541-953-6551 or Kim Apo at 541-915-1597.

Read the entire document here (PDF File)