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New Superintendent Candidates Preliminary Interviews Update

After a lengthy meeting with Dennis Ray of NW Leadership Associates on Monday, April 14, and with much enthusiasm, the board would like to introduce the top five superintendent candidates who will begin the preliminary interview process next Tuesday and Wednesday, April 22 and April 23  at the district office board room from 3:30-9:00 pm.   The public is welcome to sit in on the preliminary interviews.  Candidates are:

Tim Nootenboom, Executive Director for Elementary Teaching and Learning, Central Valley School District (Spokane Valley, WA)

Joe Belmonte, Assistant Superintendent Elementary Education, North Thurston School District (Lacey, WA)

Bill Motsenbocker, Superintendent, Liberty School District (Spangle, WA)

Dana Rosenbach, Executive Director for Teaching and Learning, Longview School District (Longview, WA)

Gary Neal, Principal, West Valley High School, West Valley School District (Spokane, WA)

Finalist Interviews will occur the following week. Community Meetings to meet the final candidates will be April 29, 30 and May 1 – time and place to be determined in next couple days.

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Registration for Kindergarten for the 2014-15 school year will open on March 3rd at Peshastin Dryden Elementary School.  Your child must be 5 years old before August 31, 2014.  Office Hours for registration are 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM. Please bring a copy of your child's birth certificate, immunization records and emergency contact information.

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Cascade wins over $25,000 to start a Safe Routes to School Bike and Pedestrian Safety Education Program

The Safe Routes to School Bike and Pedestrian Safety Education Program is a partnership between the Washington State Department of Transportation, OSPI, and Washington Bikes.  Grants to individual districts were in the range of $500 to $28,000 to cover activities from March 2014 – June 2015.  Cascade was awarded over $25,000 in this competitive grant process! The purpose of the program is to provide bicycle and pedestrian safety education to students in the 6th through 8th grades. The grant program includes funding to provide training, curriculum, equipment (30 bikes and 1 trailer), educational materials, teacher training, evaluation, and support for the Safe Routes to School Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Education Program.  CONGRATULATIONS!  
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2014 Safety & Health Capital Levy Information - Election Results.... (see more)

THANK YOU!!   On behalf of the students, staff and the School Board Members of the Cascade School District , I am writing to express our continued gratitude to the owners of the Cascade Schools for your ongoing support by passing the recent Capital Levy.  This election had a high voter turnout and there was clear support for the proposition to upgrade several facilities in the district.                                      
  Read more...

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POST SEASON RESULTS - GO KODIAKS!! 

FBLA REGIONAL COMPETITION  (February 11) 

Congratulations to our Cascade High School FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) team. They competed at the North Central Regionals in Wenatchee against teams from 35 other schools ranging from Oroville to Ellensburg (1B-4A).   Read more for individual and team event results...
This group will move on to FBLA State Competition in Seattle April 17-19.

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CHS SPEECH & DEBATE COMPETITION            

Congratulations go out to Charlotte Massey for taking first place at the State Speech and Debate Tournament this weekend.  Over 66 schools were in competitions at this weekend’s tournament.  Charlotte took first place in Expository speaking.  Joseph Winters, Gracie Camp, Sarah Jaroush, and Emanuelle Gaima did well at the tournament but did not break finals.  They all represented Cascade well.  Way to go Cascade!

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EARNING YOUR VARSITY LETTER
IN COMMUNITY SERVICE!!

Cascade School District recognizes the importance of teaching young people to volunteer their time by helping others and strengthening our communities. 

  http://www.uwcdc.org/YouthUnited.aspx , or call Julie Winters @ 509-548-5885 or Trina Heuchert at Youth United 509-662-8261.