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Big Blast

posted Jan 7, 2015, 11:44 AM by Heather Klenke

Due to extreme weather conditions/concerns, the BIG BLAST has been cancelled for Thursday, January 8th. The rescheduled date will be on Friday, March 20th.

Super Fan Dress Up Themes:

posted Jan 5, 2015, 10:25 AM by Heather Klenke   [ updated Jan 5, 2015, 10:29 AM ]

Super Fan Dress Up Themes:

 Games   Themes
 Jan. 2 BBB West Central New Years/ Party 
 Jan. 3 GBB Dike  Ugly Sweater 
 Jan. 6 GBB Waukon  Opposite Sport Night 
 Jan. 9 BBB Decorah  Black Out 
 Jan. 16 BBB Oelwein   Strictly Business
 Jan. 20 GBB Waverly  Pink out 
 Jan 23 GBB Charles City  Hawaiian/Beach night 
 Jan. 24 BBB North Fayette  Jersey Night 
 Jan. 30 BBB Waukon  Merica Night 
 Feb 3 GBB Decorah  Blue/White Night 
 Feb 6 BBB New Hampton  Farmer Night 
 Feb 7 GBB Caledonia Camo Night 
 Feb 13 BBB Waverly  Toga - Please wear white shirts underneath and shorts. 

Just a reminder that signs, props, or anything that is conveyed or judged as being inappropriate will not be tolerated or allowed.

Precautionary Shelter in Place

posted Dec 12, 2014, 9:06 AM by Heather Klenke



HOWARD COUNTY, Iowa (Dec. 12, 2014): At approximately 9 a.m. CST the Howard-Winneshiek Community School District was contacted by law enforcement and advised, as a precautionary measure, to go into “Shelter in Place” protocols.


The Shelter in Place safety procedures were activated at the Howard-Winneshiek Crestwood Campuses, including at the High School and K-8 facilities.


“These actions were precautionary with the purpose of keeping students and staff safe as law enforcement conducted business in the neighborhood adjacent to the schools,” stated Supt. John Carver.


At approximately 10:10 a.m. CST Howard-Winneshiek officials were given an “all-clear” by law enforcement and students resumed their daily activities.


Supt. Carver further stated, “The Howard-Winneshiek Community School District very much appreciates its relationship with law enforcement and the flexibility and cooperation of parents in times like these.”

Financial Aid Planning Session

posted Nov 25, 2014, 9:17 AM by Heather Klenke   [ updated Nov 25, 2014, 9:17 AM ]

Crestwood High School will be hosting a financial aid planning session for Crestwood Seniors and their parents on Monday, December 15th, 2014 at 7:00pm in the High School Auditorium.  The purpose of this meeting is to go over the various types of financial aid, which is available to students who are planning on attending a post-secondary school in the 2015-2016 school year. Aaron Steffens, Assistant Director of Financial Aid at Luther College, will be here to present financial aid information.  You will not be able to complete financial aid forms online until after January 1, 2015.  Students and their parents will also be given information about the Dollars for Scholars scholarship application process at this meeting.  

SINA Plan: Year 4

posted Oct 16, 2014, 6:58 AM by Heather Klenke   [ updated Oct 16, 2014, 6:59 AM ]

Crestwood Elementary is seeking parent input and thoughts regarding our SINA plan.  Please email John Carver  ( or Terese Jurgensen ( with any comments, ideas or concerns by October 30th, 2014.  Parental input is a critical component during this planning year for the restructuring of building leadership teams for the 2015-2016 school year.  

To view more information on SINA, please click here

Uniform Campaign

posted Sep 16, 2014, 7:26 AM by Heather Klenke   [ updated Sep 16, 2014, 7:31 AM ]

Uniform Campaign article

Martin Brothers Settlement

posted Sep 6, 2014, 12:00 PM by Heather Klenke   [ updated Sep 9, 2014, 6:40 PM ]

 "Reimbursement forms will be available through a third party at a later date.  Forms are NOT available at the school."

For information about the settlement with Martin Brothers, and how you may be entitled to recover damages, please visit  This is your only source for this information.  The District does not and will not have any forms available.

Smith Class Action Suit


This is a class action suit filed on the premise that Martin Brothers conspired to restrain competition in the market for the retail sale of food to schools and that Martin Brothers attempted to monopolize that market in violation of Iowa antitrust laws.


This case drug on because Martin Brothers was not willing to settle the case because they thought the claims were baseless. 


After consulting with their attorneys, Martin Brothers generally made a business decision to limit their legal fees and attempt to reach a settlement through mediation.


The settlement agreement was filed with the Clerk of District Court in Dallas County on July 31.


The key points of the Martin Brothers settlement in the case are these:


            • Martin Brothers will pay $1,925,000 to create a settlement fund which will provide monetary relief to the settlement class.


            •  The settlement class is anyone who paid for a school lunch between January 1, 2000, and July 31,2014.


          •  A third party will arrange to have notices published in an attempt to reach 88% of Iowa’s residents.  This means that notices will be published in 14 of Iowa’s largest newspapers.  The notice will direct interested persons to a website.


            •  Individuals in the settlement class may complete and submit paperwork to receive reimbursement.  Individuals in the class may receive $3.50 for each year they attended a participating school district up to a maximum of $50.00.


            •  Any funds remaining after attorney’s fees and class members receive their payments will be paid to participating school districts on a pro rata basis.

2014-2015 School Calendar

posted Mar 19, 2014, 4:25 PM by Heather Klenke   [ updated Apr 22, 2014, 2:29 PM ]

This calendar has been board approved for the 2014-2015 school year.

Howard-Winn Elementary Parents

posted Feb 14, 2014, 3:50 PM by Heather Klenke   [ updated Feb 14, 2014, 3:51 PM ]

H-W Facility Assessment Report

posted Dec 21, 2012, 1:30 PM by Heather Klenke

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