Cascade's model for guidance and counseling is patterned after the America School Counselor Association (ASCA) model. This comprehensive approach includes a sincere regard for each individual and concentrates on student advocacy, leadership, collaboration and systemic change infused throughout CMS students, staff and parents.
Counseling Department Goals for CMS:
~ Understanding school environment
~ School success skills
~ Career awareness and educational planning
~ Understanding self and others
~ Understanding attitudes and behaviors
~ Decision making and problem solving
~ Interpersonal and commuication skills
~ Community pride and involvement
Cascade's comprehensive school counseling programs are developmentally designed to serve all students and include counseling, classroom guidance and consultation services.
Pictured: Steve Arnold and Eric Powell
English Language Learners (ELL)
ELL (English Language Learners) is offered to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students needing help with their English Language Proficiency. Students that have a language other than English on their Home Language Survey are given a test to determine their English Proficiency. ELL students take the ELPA (English Language Proficiency Assessment) once a year to measure their growth in English Proficiency. Students that score a level 5 (Advanced) are exited from ELL. ELL classes at all Bend-LaPine middle schools use the Santillana Intensive English curriculum.
Pictured: Sherri Tyner
Family Access Network (F.A.N.)
Cascade's F.A.N. advocate is funded primarily by the federal government. Our coordinator works with Cascade students and families in poverty serving as a:
Hours at Cascade:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Morning and Friday Afternoon. Also available by appointment, just call or e-mail to set up a meeting time!
The purpose statement of Bend-La Pine School is "Educating each student to be a thriving citizen." At Cascade we believe students can accomplish this through fulfilling our building expectation that all students "Pursue excellence by staying safe, working responsibly, and acting respectfully."
We also recognize that there may be times when a student does not always behave in a safe, responsible or respectful manner. When this occurs a system of positive, progressive behavioral interventions and supports will be implemented so continuous instruction and learning can occur in a safe and healthy environment.
Pictured: Amy Boileau