Welcome to Crestwood High School
Principal Dr. Shirley Gamble
With your assistance, together we will joust ahead and make this 2017-2018 school year the most productive ever. We highly recommend that you sign up for Parent Portal in guidance. Parent Portal allows you to see your teen’s grades in all classes as well as your teen’s attendance.
Student handbooks, which include school and district expectations, were distributed on the first day of school. Parents are respectfully requested to review the handbooks with their students.
Drop-off and pick-up procedures: Parents who drive their children to school should arrive in the staff/visitor parking lot no later than 8:35 a.m.; the pick-up time is no later than 4:15 p.m.
Students who drive must arrive at the designated parking lot no later than 8:30 a.m. Student drivers must complete the school driver safety course, the ALIVE AT 25 training, and complete the application prior to driving to school. Permits will be issued on a first come/first served basis so student drivers must obtain the permit as soon as possible to avoid being denied permission to drive to school. Parking permits must be obtained in person; mail-in registration does not include parking permits.
Building Skilled Athletes
The “Sumter Economic Development” and “Economic Alliance of Sumter and Lee Counties” have honored two of Crestwood’s finest in their billboard campaign. You can see the billboards at 15S S. Lafayette in Downtown Sumter (Jaquez Ransom) and on US 441/378 Near Shaw AFB (Joshua Goodman) and will be posted until October 29th. Congratulations Jaquez and Joshua.
We now have a limited number of Chromebooks that are available for you. In order to receive a Chromebook, you must pay the $20 user fee to the bookkeeper, Ms. Leggett, and bring the receipt and a copy of the User Agreement Form signed by you and a parent to the Media Center.
If you need a User Agreement, please stop by the Media Center, starting Monday, October 16th and pick up a form.
Chromebooks will be issued on a first come, first serve basis.
Ed-Op College Fair
Thursday, October 19, 2017
2:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m.
Morris College High School Visitation Day
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
8:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Sign-up today in room 2020
If you took your school picture on August 28th but would like to re-take them, please complete this form by Friday, October 13th so that you can be added to the schedule. This applies to all underclassmen and seniors.
The South Carolina National Safety Council, along with Continental Tire the Americas, will be sponsoring a Safety Blitz for students of Sumter School District, at NO COST to students. Since this is a FREE class, there will be no website registration. Registration forms can be picked up from Mr. Nickens or the main office. This class is open to the first 75 students that return the registration form back to Mr. Nickens. Forms need to returned to Mr. Nickens or front office no later than October 27, 2017.
This class will be held at Crestwood High School on Saturday, November 4, 2017, 8:30am – 1:30pm.
Student check – in will begin @ 8:15 a.m.; so plan to arrive early. Anyone arriving late will not be allowed in class.
Lunch will be served as well as prize drawings for gifts and Continental Tire will give away a new set of tires to one lucky student.
Please see Mr. Nickens for any other questions or concerns.
September’s Character Word of the Month Honorees
We would like to recognize the students that were selected for displaying September’s Character Word of the Month is Honesty: To always be fair and straightforward in conduct. Tell the truth: never take unfair advantage of people.
Please salute the following students for their recognition:
1. Amaria Weston
2. Chelse Bell
3. Dacia Pearson
4. Destiny Wright
5. Hannah Williams
6. Monya Nelson
7. Tyrese Frierson Rose
2017-2018 Individual Credit Audit & Graduation Plan (IGP) Conferences
Guidance Counselors have begun the process of conducting 2017-18 IGP conferences with our respective students. Your involvement in the planning of your child’s academic future is important. You are invited to contact Ms. English, Guidance Secretary, at (803) 469-6900 ext. 7116 to schedule an appointment to meet with your child’s counselor.
Career Services Upcoming Activities
October 17th – College Application Day – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Computer Labs 4503 & 4505
October 19th – Educational Opportunity (College Fair) 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Gymnasium
October 24th – 9th & 10th Graders Informational Night – 6:00 p.m. Media Center
October 25th – Morris College High School Visitation Day
October 31st – Francis Marion University Interview Day 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Room 2009
November 07th – Morris College Decision Day 9:00 – 12:00 p.m. Room 2009
November 09th – Sumter Career and Technology Center Tour (10th Graders) – 8:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
November 14th – ASVAB (Seniors) 8:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Media Center (Computers)
January 30th – ASVAB (Juniors & Seniors) – 8:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Media Center (Computers)
February 15th – CHS Annual Career Fair – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – CHS Gymnasium
March 21st – Sumter Chamber Career Forum 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Lecture Hall
March 27th – Sumter Chamber Career Tours
April 24th – ASVAB (Juniors & Seniors) – 8:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Media Center (Computers)