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No School – October 27 Crestview Only

NO SCHOOL, FRIDAY, October 27 (Crestview Only)

Parent/Teacher Conferences



Red Ribbon Week – October 23 – 27

*Monday, October 23:  Rally Against Drugs:  wear red
*Tuesday, October 24:  Put a Cap on Drugs:  hat day
*Wednesday, October 25:  Sock it to Drugs:  crazy socks
*Thursday, October 26:  Drugs are Scary:  wear black and orange for Halloween
*Friday, October 27: No School – Conferences – Crestview Only


Picture Retakes – October 26

Picture retakes for Crestview are Thursday, October 26.

  • If you would like your child’s picture retaken, return the original pictures to school by Thursday, October 26.
  • If your child did not get their picture taken in September, please fill out the Picture Form and pay the amount required.


Conferences – October 17, 19 & 27

Conference forms went home October 2.

Crestview conferences have been scheduled for:

  • October 17 – 3:30 – 7:30 p.m.
  • October 19 – 3:30 – 7:30 p.m.
  • October 27 – 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.   –   No School for Crestview Only.


Conference Sign-Up


Stilwell Junior High Named National Blue Ribbon School

Stilwell Junior High was named one of 342 National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2017 by the U.S. Department of Education on Thursday, Sept. 28. Stilwell is one of five Iowa schools and the only junior high school in Iowa to be recognized as a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School.

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Principal Eric Boyle congratulates his school.

“This is an award celebrating our Stilwell community past and present,” Principal Eric Boyle said during a schoolwide assembly. “We have a wonderful culture here at this school, and it’s the people before us and currently here who have put these cornerstones in place that mean so much to this school…. I’m so excited for everyone and extremely proud to be a Stilwellian today.”

Boyle also thanked the school faculty and staff, the district superintendent and administration, as well as students’ families and Stilwell’s community partners.

Stilwell was recognized as an exemplary high performing school. Schools nominated for exemplary achievement must be among Iowa’s highest performing schools as measured by state assessments or nationally normed tests to earn this coveted award. Students at each tested grade must be in the top 15 percent of schools in reading and mathematics.

“National Blue Ribbon Schools are active demonstrations of preparing every child for a bright future,” U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos told the honorees during a livestream announcement. “You are visionaries, innovators and leaders.”

All 2017 National Blue Ribbon Schools are invited to celebrate this honor at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., Nov. 6-7, 2017.

Congratulations, Stilwell Junior High!


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Club Choice Fund Raiser

Club Choice Fund Raiser packets went home on Friday, September 22.  Orders are due Monday, October 2.  Checks should be made out to Crestview PTC.


17 Valley Students Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

Congratulations to Valley High School seniors Emma Bohn, Lucy Brown, Nathan Conte, Aarushi Dervesh, Christopher Jun, Chinar Kaul, Ariz Keshwani, Catherine Larson, Grace Matera, Keegan McCullough, Varun Myneni, Anvay Pradhan, Milan Sherman, Joseph Swanson, Shubham Tayal, Linh Tran, and Oliver Willham, who have all been named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists. Valley High School graduate Grant Hurt is also a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist.

These students are now in competition to become National Merit scholars, earning a $2,500 scholarship. Of the 1.5 million entrants, about 50,000 with the highest PSAT/NMSQT® Selection Index scores qualify for recognition in the National Merit® Scholarship Program. Academic records, school curriculum, test scores, an administrative recommendation, information about activities and leadership, and an essay are used in the judging process.

Finalists will be announced in February, and students will be notified by the end of June if they have been selected as National Merit Scholars.


Crestview T-Shirt Sales

Crestview T Shirt sales are going on now.  Order deadline is Wednesday, September 13. Checks should be made payable to Crestview PTC.