Hello Cascade Parents and Students!
I hope everyone is having a fantastic fall. We are getting ready for our big fundraiser, Cruzin' for Cascade. It is a fun way to raise money for extras such as field trips, technology, books, uniforms and items that enhance our program. We will be accepting donations until Thursday, October 4th. Students are competing in their advisories for the most money and for full participation. We will be walking the track on Friday, October 5th. Students are encouraged to dress up in funny costumes. We also have groups of students who team together for some pretty unique and entertaining costumes. Last year we made approximately $30,000 and we are shooting for $35,000 this year.
We are trying something new this year with student led conferencing. One of our goals for the 2014.15 school year is to teach students the importance of taking ownership of their education. This "growth mindset" is one of the most important factors in student's academic achievement. If students see where they need to go and pursue goals, it is proven in research, they will get huge results. Many times this happens when a student is in high school or college, and we believe it needs to happen earlier. In your child's conference, he or she will be going over goals they have for their school year. It is very important that you bring your child and they go through these goals with you. It may take a few hours but it will be a very productive use of your time. Here is the link to schedule your child's conference.
Oct. 15 , 3:00-7:00, and 16th-7:20 am- 7:20 pm Student-led conferences
We look forward to seeing you at conferences!