District News

  • Superintendent Search Update - 3/19/19
    Dr. Tracey Beckendorf-Edou will begin the finalist interview day on Tuesday, March 19th.  The day begins at 10 am with tours of all schools, lunch with Supt Bill Motsenbocker, meeting with management team, business manager, central office, staff forum, community forum and executive session with the board.  

    Staff will have an opportunity to meet and ask questions during the staff forum from 3:30 – 4:30 pm on Tuesday, March 19th at the CHS Library.

    The community is invited to meet and ask questions during the community forum from 7:30 – 8:30 pm on March 19th in the district office board room, 330 Evans St, Leavenworth. 

    Tracey Beckendorf-Edou, Executive Director of Teaching & Learning, Oak Ridge Schools, TN 

    Dr. Tracey Beckendorf-Edou
    Dr. Tracy Beckendorf-Edou is the Executiver Director of Teaching and Learning for Oak Ridge Schools, a high-performing STEM district in Tennessee, where she has worked since 2012.  

    Previously, Tracey served as a Peace Corps Volunteer, a classroom teacher for many years, a math coach in the Microsoft Math Partnership, an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow, and a senior project manager for federal STEM education programs.

    Tracey has a bachelor's degree in mathematics with a minor in chemistry, a master's degree in secondary education, and a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership.  Washington is Tracey's home state; her great-grandparents moved to Chelan County in 1904 and her father graduated from Wenatchee High School. Tracey's husband, Kirk, is a science teacher and her daughter, Patricia, is a sergeant in the United States Marine Corps.
    Superintendent Update - 3/18/19
    On Monday morning, the board received disappointing news that the other candidate, Dr. Wade Barringer, was withdrawing his application as the timing of the move was not in his best interests. 

    The board was hopeful to continue the interview process with Dr. Barringer as he was a strong and well-qualified candidate. However, we respect his decision and wish him well.

    Speech & Debate State Results - 3/18/19

    speechdebatestate The CHS Speech & Debate team returned from a successful weekend at state competition in Tacoma.  Nathan Hagan broke finals in Oratory and Kelsea Turner and Tagen Mathews took 2nd in Dual Interpretation. 

    The team also won an award for most finalists for smaller public schools.  In the 3A division (schools are divided into 3A and 4A at regionals and state level), CHS was the only school from Eastern WA to have students break finals. 
    Speech SeniorsState

    This means that out of 56 3A entries, only two were from Eastern WA.  Congratulations to all team members and Coach Mandi!



    Natalie Robles was notified this morning, March 8, that she received the Dell Scholarship.  This is a very competitive and prestigious national scholarship - involving the submittal of multiple essays, transcripts, teacher recommendations and extensive financial reporting.

    As a Dell Scholar, Natalie will receive $20,000, money for textbooks, and a laptop!  Dell Scholars considers itself a "college completion program" - Natalie will also be a part of an extensive support network though Dell that will provide counseling and financial aid coaching to both her and her family.  CONGRATULATIONS on your grit, potential and ambition Natalie!!!

    Click for more information about the Dell Scholarship Program

    CHS DECA Members that attended the state competition recently and placing in the top 15 in the state were:   Lauren Muscutt (Principles of Finance), Chloe Palmer Godsey (Principles of Marketing), Jose Valdez (Automotive Services Marketing), and D'Andre Vasquez who took 5th place in State (Sports & Entertainment Marketing).  D'Andre will be travelling to Florida in April to attend the ICDC Nationals!!  Congratulations !!!



    We are thrilled that you have chosen to enroll your student(s) in the Cascade School District. We believe in continuous student growth, and that when our youth graduate from Cascade High School, they are well rounded individuals who are prepared for life after graduation. 

    Kindergarten registration is now open!!   You can either register ONLINE or with a paper packet.  Students must be at least 5 yrs of age by August 31st to enroll.  

    Men's Select Choir headed to State Competition-4/2019
    Regional choral competition took place over the weekend in Wenatchee for Solo & Ensemble groups from around the North Central WA.  Top winners in all categories go to state music competition at Central WA University in late April.  The Select Choir Men took 1st Place in their category and will be going to State.  The Select Choir (mixed mens/womens) received 2nd Place in their category and the Select Women’s Choir received 3rd Place.  All of our soloists also did very well, with Landon Davies receiving 2nd Place in the Tenor Division.  Congratulations!!