Dear Cascade Mountaineer Families,
It's hard to believe spring is around the corner! I hope everyone gets some time to relax over spring break on March 23rd through 27th.
Many parents have asked questions in regard to the new middle school, Pacific Crest, and how it will impact Cascade. As far as CMS goes, we will remain the district TAG program. All middle schools have a individualized TAG programs where they offer more challenge and rigor to TAG students. The TAG students are intermixed with all students and given challenges beyond what a typical student would have. The difference with our program is that we offer a Humanities Block with TAG students together in the class. These classes go at a deeper level as well as a quicker pace. We will continue to offer the program at CMS and busing is available to students who qualify for TAG.
Another difference for CMS is that we should have approximately 200 less students. This will give more room in hallways, lunch and lockers. It will be easier to get to know all of the students and is an ideal number for a middle school. We are planning our forecasting of classes for next year this month. We are looking at offering all of the music classes, foreign language and art. In Site Council we discussed some different electives such as Food Science, Drama, Debate and Yoga. Depending on how numbers come in, look to see some new classes offered here next year.
If you are looking for information in regards to the new middle school, they have started a facebook page. Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/PacificCrestMiddle The new principal is Chris Boyd.
Cascade has a facebook page! We know it is important to reach everyone and we all have busy lives. Our hope is that you can check this if you need information about what is currently going on. You can see our new facebook page at:
If you have something you would like to put on our page, please let the office know.