District News - May 2017

The School Board of Director Position #5 (Dryden/Blewett Pass Area) is open for candidacy filing June 13-15.  You must live in Dryden/Blewett Pass area to file for this position.  

We had three board positions that came open in early May. Two of the three positions had candidacy filings.  Several positions in Chelan County remained "unfiled", therefore the Chelan County Elections office has opened a special 3 day filing period beginning Tuesday, June 13th, at 9:00 a.m. and closes Thursday, June 15th, at 5:00 p.m. in the Chelan County Auditor's Office, located in the Chelan County Courthouse, 350 Orondo Ave, Level 3, Wenatchee, WA. Several offices had a void in candidacy and the list of offices below did not have a candidate file during the regular filing period (May 15th - 19th, 2017). - See more at: Chelan County Elections.  If you have questions about what a school board director does, or what is involved - please contact Julie Winters at 548-5885.
Our Boys Soccer Team has clinched the CTL and the District title (undefeated) and is in pursuit of the State 1A title!  Post season play continues for the undefeated Kodiaks!  Our team was victorious in an exciting match over Connell 3-2, complete with OT and penalty kicks.  They move on to the State quarter finals, Friday, May 26th when our Kodiaks will face Wahluke in Sumner, 2:00 pm.  Come out and support this exciting team!!  2017 WIAA State Soccer Bracket 
Our Softball/Fastpitch Team clinched the CTL title (16-2 record) and the District 6 Championship title!  They fought a tough game on Saturday, May 20th in a loser out game to Colvillle 9-2 ending a great season.  Great job ladies and coaches on a fantastic season!!
Our Mens Golf Team came out on top as League and District Champions!!  Round 1 of State competition in Pasco began May 23rd.  Two players made it to final round - Tim Wells and Maddie Hontou. Congratulations on a great season to both our ladies team and mens teams!!  2017 WIAA State Golf Bracket
Taylor Kelly has advanced to State in singles and plays Friday, May 26th in Yakima.  Good Luck Taylor!!  2017 WIAA State Tennis Bracket
Headed to State Track this Thursday, May 25th - May 27th, are:  4X1 Girls Relay - Lauren Richardson, Emily Gaines, Addie Astell, Ashley Parton,  1600 (early results - Erin M won State in this) & 3200 m - Erin Mullins,  Pole Vault - Gina Pistoresi and Julia Armstrong, 300m hurdles - Ashley Parton.  For the boys:  High Jump - Jaden Disher, 800 m - Elija Fishburne, and in the 100, 200 & 400 m - Gabe Wulfman.   2017 1A Track & Field Brackets
If your son or daughter will be 5 years of age by August 31st and you are interested in placing them in Kindergarten, you can enroll your student one of three ways:  1)  Online through this website (under "Schools" & "Registration & Enrollment" or under the Community/Parent tab (you must have a computer and internet access), 2) print off a packet from the website (same place as online enrollment), or 3) stop by the Peshastin-Dryden Elementary School office to pick up a packet.  Bring finished packets to Hilary in the PD office, along with a birth certificate and up-to-date immunization records.  If you have questions, please call Hilary at 509-548-5832.
Kodiak Cubs Preschool is an Early Learning program for our preschool age (3-4) and pre-K (4-5) age students.  If you are interested in enrolling - click here for all of the information.


The Regional High School Art Show is like districts for a basketball team.  Students from our region enter artwork in one of eight categories.  We have two students who collaborated on a sculpture and were voted BEST IN SHOW and awarded a 1st place in Mixed Media category.  State is in Olympia where their artwork will travel to compete with other artists from around the state!  
"Free Standing Fred" Sculpture
Congratulations to Luke Hafermann and Wyatt Whaley!  


Congratulations to the following students who competed at the International DECA Competition in Anaheim, CA at the end of April:


Rylee Jacobson - Apparel and Accessories Marketing (placed as a Competition Finalist Top 20 in the Nation)

Taylor Burris - Elevate Leadership Academy

Clare Nelle - School Based Enterprise

Sarah Pinneo - School Based Enterprise

Ryan Everest - Ignite Leadership Academy

D'Andre Vasquez - Sports and Entertainment Marketing
Job well done - you represented our school and community well! 
This is new this year in Family Access. The parent/guardian clicks on the "Student Data Verification" in family access for each of their currently enrolled students.  This is where you update or verify your mailing address, phone numbers, emails, etc.  You can also fill out the FREE/REDUCED LUNCH APPLICATION ON LINE HERE!!  

Once you fill out information for one of your students and complete the step, the relevant information automatically populates into your other students.  Complete all of the steps (green check mark shows) and finish.  Free and Reduced lunch application information will then appear under "food service" on this same family access area.  Once the application is approved or declined, you will see it appear on "food service" tab, upper right side under "applications".

Our families now have the ability to pay for fees (any sports participation fees, ASB cards, yearbooks, and food services, etc) online through family access!  You can do this anytime.  There is a $1.75 convenience fee per “cart”.  

  1. Family access can be found on the district website at www.cascadesd.org, right side under “Quick Links”

  2. Log in (get your login and password from your school building office if you don’t have it).

  3. All of your children should appear on one page. You can purchase for all of your children here.

  4. On the left side, click “Fee Management”.

  5. This should bring up the fee management page.  Click “add a fee” at your students account.

  6. At the bottom of the page you can choose the fee(s) that you would like to add – VERY IMPORTANT – click on DISPLAY FEES and check ALL OF THE BOXES, then SAVE.  This brings up ALL sports for the year.  Add as many as are applicable or that you wish to pay at this time.  Hit the back button at top right and you will see these fees then populate under your students’name.  Then go to your next student and do the same steps.  There is a family sports fee cap of $200 per family for CHS & IRMS - the system will automatically adjust when your purchase is over $200.

  7. Once you have finished adding all the fees to all of your students (including food service).  Now click “make a payment”. At this screen you update the payment amount for fees and you can also make a payment for food services (make sure you use “update payment amount” on each of these for each student). At any time if you make a mistake you can “empty the cart”.  Once you have finished with updating the amounts – you will then end up at the screen asking you to Update the cart (you will see a total line next to this button).

  8. At this point, you should have all amounts ready (fees and food service) to go for all of your students.  Click the button at the top “Pay with Vendor”.

  9.  If you have already made a previous payment on line (food service) – all of your credit card and account information will be in the system and you just click through to the end.  If not, you will need to type in and create an account along with a credit/debit card you wish to use (don’t forget an email too so the program can email a receipt to you).  
Online Athletic Registration is now available for high school and middle school athletes.    

Family ID


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