Welcome to Crestwood High School

January 17, 18, and 19 are full days,

and lunch will be served.

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  Principal Dr. Shirley Gamble

 

Sumter School District is committed to our emphasis on academic achievement. To better serve our students, the high schools will start one hour later each Friday beginning January 26 until June 1 to allow time for teacher collaboration, professional learning, and instructional planning. Students are to report to school by 9:45 a.m.

Elementary and middle school principals identified February 14 and March 28 as early release days for professional learning and collaboration. Elementary schools will dismiss at 11:30 a.m., and middle schools will dismiss at 12:30 p.m.

In the new year we will joust ahead and make 2018 the most productive ever. In order to achieve your teen’s full potential, we encourage you to take an active part in his/her education. Assist your teen academically, take advantage of tutoring, and contact your teen’s teachers. We highly recommend that you sign up for Parent Portal in guidance if you have not previously done so. Parent Portal allows you to see your teen’s grades in all classes as well as your teen’s attendance. Students were given their password for Student Portal in order to access their grades.

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.

EOCEP:

All students enrolled in Algebra 1, Biology 1, English 1 and U. S. History & the Constitution in South Carolina will take a standardized test at the end of each course. The End of Course Examination Program (EOCEP) is a statewide assessment program of end of course tests for specific courses in English/language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. The EOCEP encourages instruction in the specific academic standards for the courses, increases student achievement, and documents the level of students’ mastery of the academic standards. EOCEP examination scores count 20 percent in the calculation of the student’s final grade in the courses.

EOCEP Assessment is scheduled as follows:

Wednesday, January 17th – English 1 *

* Test date changed

Learn more about the end of course exams by clicking on the Freshman Academy tab.

H.S. Final Exams:

High School Final Exams will be on January 18th & 19th (*January 19th is a hurricane make-up day).

These changes will provide teachers with time to review and get students focused for these assessments.

Test/Exam Preparation

The best preparation for testing is the rigorous instruction that your teen has received throughout the year in his/her classroom. We are also preparing our students for state testing by helping them to develop 1. test taking strategies and 2. by familiarizing them with the format of the tests. Please speak to your teen about the test experience. It is important that students approach the test with seriousness and confidence. We count on your support in the following ways:

  • Students must be present and on time.
  • Students must NOT bring any electronic devices into the testing location.
  • Medical appointments and other out-of-school functions should not be scheduled during testing hours. If your teen arrives at school after testing has begun, he/she will be escorted to an assigned area in order not to disrupt the testing environment for the other students.
  • Please help alleviate any anxieties your teen may have about EOCEP or final exam testing and encourage him/her to take the test seriously and to put in their best effort.
  • Please ensure that your teen eats a wholesome, nutritious breakfast each day.
  • Please ensure that your teen is well rested and ready to do his/her best work.

 

SC All-State Chorus

Twenty two students auditioned for the SC All-State Chorus and nineteen Crestwood students made it!!!  All of the students worked hard to audition. Congratulations the following students for this great accomplishment:

 Makayla Simmons
Zaniyah Levell
Lauren Spikes
Aiyana Dukes
A’Ron Milledge
Jaylen Hill
Felix Witherspoon
Kiana Cox
Kevionna Sanders
Lillith Winter
Hailey Hayes-Berube
Aaleyah Powell
Leslie Alston
Lauren Rogers
Tykia Scott
Shamera Geter
Kaitlynn Horton
Wa’Keis Tisdale
Jewel Alston

North-South Football Game

The SOUTH CAROLINA ATHLETIC COACHES ASSOCIATION invited Sheddrick Ervin and Camron Blanding to play in our 2017 TOUCHSTONE ENERGY COOPERATIVES BOWL GAME – NORTH VS. SOUTH FOOTBALL GAME.  The game was played at DOUG SHAW STADIUM in Myrtle Beach on December 9, 2017. Congratulations Sheddrick and Camron.           

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

2018

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)