Alert Announcements



  • Achievement Testing – 2016-2017 Results
  • Driver Education Fall Classes through Durham Public Schools
  • Order Your Yearbook Today
  • Florida Indian River Fruit Sale, due Nov. 3
  • Moms in Prayer, Wednesdays at 8am
  • Sermon Series, Sept. 3-24, “Let’s Talk About Sex,” 10:45 each Sunday

For more information, please read below.


Achievement Testing
Results of the 2016-17 TerraNova achievement tests for Cresset’s Grades 1-9 have just been released to us.  Testing was conducted in March last school year and results are usually available to parents before the end of April. But earlier this year, the assessment, once owned by CTB/McGraw-Hill, was purchased by a new company, the Data Recognition Corporation or DRC.  In integrating the two companies, time kept passing and promises made, but no test results came until today.

Parent information is being sent home to this year’s Grades 2-5 today in Friday folders. Students now in Grades 6-10 will get their information during Homeroom Monday.  The letters to parents (and teachers) being sent home contain the means of electronically viewing the results for your student who is now in Grades 2-10.  We have been promised paper copies of these results, but we do not yet know when they may arrive.

If you have questions about the results, or how to access them, please feel free to call me (919-489-2655×248), email (, or ask for a conference.

We do apologize for not being able to provide you this data at an earlier date.


Driver Education Fall Classes through Durham Public Schools
For more information on the driver education classes that Durham Public Schools offer, please follow this link.  Several classes will be offered this fall. Students will be selected by lottery. Check the website for those important dates.

Order Your Yearbook Today!
Yearbooks are on sale for $35 only through September 30.  There are 2 ways to order.

  1. Order online at    Pay with credit card or take advantage of Jostens convenient payment plan while keeping the same Back to School low price!
  2. Order through the school using the yearbook order form.

Don’t delay – the price goes up on October 1 – Order your yearbook TODAY!


Yearbook Cover Design Contest
Calling all Cresset students! Help us design the 2017-2018 yearbook cover by submitting your artwork. Follow these guidelines:

  1. All artwork must be submitted on 8.5 x 11 copy paper
  2. Put your name, grade, parents/guardian’s name, email and phone number ON THE BACK of your entry.
  3. Design a bright and colorful vertical orientation design with as little “white space” as possible

All entries must be turned in to Ms. Rebecca Mattson no later than Friday, September 29.

Photographic and digitally designed artwork is welcome. All artwork must be original. Copies of copyrighted characters and images will be disqualified. We reserve the right to use parts of multiple drawings to create a cover collage. Will your art be this year’s cover?


Florida Indian River Fruit Sale, due Nov. 3
Hurricane Irma recently left quite a mess in Florida, however, we have received the following update from the orchards: “At this point, it appears there has been only minimal crop damage caused by the storm.  This year’s crop appears to be of extremely high quality.”

Fruit may be ordered through the school or through the website using the following link:

Don’t forget about the fruit sale contest!  Upper School students can win a Visa gift card – Kristen Stoia is currently in first place!  Elementary students can win a party for their class – which class will win?


Moms in Prayer, Wednesdays, 8:00am
We believe that through prayer, God releases His power on behalf of our children and our school. Our faith is in God who hears and answers our prayers. Please join us every Wednesday at 8 am in the Prayer Room, Main Building. If you are not able to make it, please stop by and leave anonymous requests in the prayer box outside the sanctuary.

Let’s Talk About Sex!, Sept 3-24
Cresset Church invites you to hear a new sermon series which will explore what the Bible says about sex and many of the sexual practices of our day.  Cresset meets at 10:45 AM, Sunday Mornings at 3707 Garrett Rd in Durham.  Join us!

  • Pornography                     September 17th
  • Living Together                 September 24th



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