Dear Cascade Mountaineer Families,
We are off to a great school year! It is a little strange only having 600 students instead of the 900 we are used to having. With the new middle school starting this year, it has allowed us to have a little more breathing room in the hallways and lunchroom. This is a very optimal number to have in a middle school, as we can get to know the students so much better.
If you missed our open house we talked about our move to standard-based grading, student-led conferences, how to help your child with math, and how to get involved in our school. One way to get involved is to join our PTSO. Anyone who is interested in PTSO can attend our first meeting on Thursday, September 24th from 3:00-4:00. Because we have so many new students with the boundary change, we are also looking for a new president, secretary, and treasurer. We will have all PTSO meetings on the last Thursday of the month (unless it falls on a holiday) from 3-4 p.m. in our library. It is a wonderful chance for parents to have input and find out what is happening at the school.
We have some new additions to our staff this year. Our new 7/8 counselor, is Michelle Beaudreau. Eric Powell, who has been here for 3 years, is our Dean as well as the 6th grade counselor. If you have questions in regards to your child's schedule, well-being, or teachers, please do not hesitate to give the teacher or counselor a call or send an email.
Thank you for all your support!