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Superintendent's Blog 3-7-19  - Archived Posts

Superintendent's Blog 3-7-19

Superintendent’s Blog March 7, 2019




Shout Outs!


•    A shout out to our state qualifying student-athletes.  

               Brett Szuhay and Dominic Savoca in Wrestling

               Abi Strahan in Girls’ Bowling

•    Thirteen art pieces are continuing on to compete at State! The Artists are Abigail Clayman, Anthony Tosi, Ashleigh Stahl, Emma Miller, Jason Green, Nicholas Zizwarek, Noah Maxwell, Sarah Maretka, Sydney Scarl, Emily Nuti, Gareth Goodroad.

•    Our PTC Champion Cheerleaders.

•    To Ms. Jenny Gilles at our primary school for setting up and managing our Zones of Regulation program at CPS. (

•    Ms. Patty Timbrook for taking students to the Art Museum.

•    Ms. MaryBeth Thigpen for the Morning Grind

•    All the CPS staff that helped with the One Author, One School program.

•    The entire district Guidance Counselors and Ms. Sherry Peters for organizing programs for “Say Something Week”. (

•    Many thanks and shout-outs to the nutrition services department!

They collected almost 200 Easter basket goodies for the kiddos at Akron Children's PICU.

Mrs. Hirsch and Mrs. Hunter had a very successful AR Review from the Ohio Dept. of Education at our Intermediate School.

They secured a $300 donation of pancakes for One Author, One School night!

Heartfelt thanks to Mrs. Hirsch, Mrs. Herbold and Mrs. Ballentine for collecting donations of shoes, cleaning them, securing storage and making a "shoe shop" available to students at CPS.

·         To Coach Dave Wrobel.  Crestwood has now qualified a wrestler for the Ohio State Wrestling Tournament in 11 consecutive years


District Security Enhancements


•    The security vestibule installment at the main entrance to the middle school will begin this Monday. This will be a similar secure entrance that is in place at both the primary and intermediate schools.   Part of this installation is being paid for through a grant. We are looking to complete a similar project over the summer at the high school.

•    Please make sure you download our tip line app Stay Safe. Speak Up! We need your help in keeping our students and staff safe.


Crestwood Local Schools is fully committed to the safety and well-being of our students and school community. That is why we’ve taken an important step to enhance personal safety and provide a positive learning environment for all students.

Crestwood Local Schools is now using the Stay Safe. Speak Up! Student Safety Reporting System (powered by PublicSchoolWORKS). Stay Safe. Speak Up! is a comprehensive reporting tool that allows students, parents, and staff to submit safety concerns to school officials.

Concerns can be submitted in three ways:

1.    Mobile App. Download the Stay Safe. Speak Up! Mobile app and enter our unique District Code to submit reports directly from your smartphone. District Code: devl

2.    Phone. Call 1-866-547-8362 to leave a voice message or speak with a trained, live attendant. Attendants can initiate contact with various national crisis hotlines if a student needs help in dealing with a personal emergency.

3.    Online. Go to the district’s website [URL] and click on the Stay Safe. Speak Up! button to access the online form from a desktop computer or laptop.

You and your child can easily report tips on bullying, harassment, drugs, weapons, thoughts of suicide, or any other concern, which may jeopardize the safety of students, employees or school property.

Every report received about our district is immediately logged into our system and our administration is notified so we can investigate and take appropriate action. In addition, tips can be submitted anonymously.

We will make every effort to handle and respond to every charge and complaint filed by students, parents and employees in a fair, thorough, and just manner. In addition, every effort will be made to protect the due process rights of all victims and all alleged perpetrators.

We are confident that Stay Safe. Speak Up! will enhance communication, ensure a swifter response to school safety concerns, and make our district a safer place to work and learn.


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