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Read Aloud
Castleberry Celebrates World Read Aloud Day

Every year World Read Aloud Day calls global attention to the importance of reading aloud and sharing stories. This year, Castleberry ISD Teacher-Librarians partnered with Mrs. Stacie Adams, Secondary English Curriculum Coordinator, to celebrate reading and literature across all campuses. Students from kindergarten through seniors joined teachers and staff in decorating a book square that represented either their favorite read-aloud or the most impactful book they have ever read. The squares were then fashioned together to create a campus book quilt that displayed an eclectic mix of literary interests.

In addition to the quilts, each campus planned their own activities in recognition of the event.

CHS: Three Journey classes dedicated to reading discussions, culminating in an all-school Twitter chat on Thursday (February 16) at 9:40 am (#cisdwrad) moderated by Assistant Superintendent Mrs. Renee Smith-Faulkner (@faulknerr). CISD community members are invited to participate in the chat as well.

IMMS: 7th Grade read aloud of Princess X for students participating in the book club and promotion of the North Texas Teen Book Festival.

A.V. Cato Elementary

  • Special Guest reader, former college and pro football player Shaun Smith, will be at AV Cato on Thursday, February 16 from 9:30 - 11:00 reading aloud in classes. 

AV Cato kicks off our 'In My Corner: Readers and Leaders book club. Shaun will be visiting AVC monthly. On Thursday, Shaun will visit classrooms to read aloud some of his favorite books. http://www.shaunsmith91ways.org/

  • AV Cato will be creating a special book quilt with favorite books
  • Flip Grid - Come to the library and/or record in your classroom on Thursday/Friday
  • Local author, Author Andrea Rand on Thursday, February 16 with 4th grade and virtually connecting with 4 other schools. Andrea will read a chapter from her book and chat about making magic with words. www.andrearand.com
  • Encourage classrooms to spend some time reading aloud this week!

Castleberry Elementary:

  • 9 a.m. Veronica Clark River Oaks Public Librarian reads to 2nd grade.
  • 11 a.m. Mr. Ramos reads to 5th grade literary Non-Fiction
  • 12:00 Skype with author Rubin Pingk for 3rd grade & 1st grade
  • 2:30 p.m. Bilingual Read Aloud "Groovy Joe" for all bilingual students.
  • All 3rd, 4th & 5th graders who are not in Achieve 3000 will participate in an online discussion during their PLC time using Flipgrid & Google Classroom.  

 Joy James Elementary:

  • Kindergarten participated in a Fancy Nancy Read Aloud party on Tuesday, February 14. 
  • PreK-1st created a paper book quilt. 

2nd-5th graders created a felt quilt square representing their favorite book. Squares will be assembled, and the quilt will be displayed in the JJE Library. Throughout the remainder of the school year, teachers and library staff will refer to the quilt to offer suggestions of books to read and to begin conversations about connections to the books and author talks.

 
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A.V. Cato Highlighted at February 2017 School Board Meeting
A.V. Cato had the opportunity to showcase their campus at this months Board of Education meeting. 
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Castleberry Cares Health and Community Resource Fair
The Castleberry Cares Health and Community Resource Fair is a FREE COMMUNITY EVENT open to everyone within the surrounding Castleberry ISD community 
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2017 CISD Job Fair
Castleberry ISD will be hosting a Job Fair in February. Applicants will need to fill out an application online. See the full article for more information. 
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The Lion Report January 2017
The Lion Report is a publication put together by CHS staff to highlight upcoming events and recent accomplishments. Check out this issue to keep up with the Lions! 
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CISD Responds to the new State Accountability System
Castleberry Independent School District (CISD) believes in an accountability system which is not only unbiased and just in the consideration of all, but also is a system in which the students of CISD are served by an all-inclusive community-based accountability structure. 
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January is School Board Appreciation Month
January is School Board Recognition Month and Castleberry ISD will join other districts across the state to thank these local leaders for their dedication and willingness to serve as advocates for our children and public schools. 
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CISD Retirees Association Luncheon
2016 Castleberry Retirees Association Luncheon
Joy James Elementary had the pleasure of hosting the CISD Retirees Association Luncheon on Tuesday, December 8th. The Joy James Student Council Officers greeted guests and walked them to the Library, 
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IMMS Winter Festival
Please join us for the Irma Marsh Middle School Winter Festival Tuesday, December 13, 5:00 p.m. -7:30 p.m. at IMMS. We will have Santa, Frosty the Snowman, Winter Crafts, Hot Chocolate, and Cookies! 
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4th Annual Stuff the Stocking Fun Run: Postponed
The annual Fun Run is December 10th. Come participate and better a child's future. 
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IMMS FOX4 Feature- Students Team Up with Restaurant to Thank Veterans
Irma Marsh Middle School students were featured in a story on FOX4 news last week for an event in which they teamed up with a local Applebee's to read thank you letters to veterans. See the full story on the link below.  
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CHS Learning Walk Video
Take a look at what Castleberry High School is up to this year. The band went to state, teachers are working on creating a welcoming environment, and staff are excited about reaching new heights on their accountability ratings. This and more in the video! 
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IMMS Superintendent Student Advisory Committee
IMMS Superintendent Student Advisory Committee
The Irma Marsh Middle School Superintendent Student Advisory Committee is comprised of 10 middle school students who were nominated by faculty and staff to serve on the committee with the intent to advise the superintendent of schools on various topics such as: innovative ideas for using technology, engaging instructional techniques, celebrations within their campus, and transformative ways to bolster the academic success of every student at IMMS.  
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REACH Recognitions
REACH High School Recognitions at the CISD Board of Education Meeting
During the October, 2016 Board of Education Meeting, Wanda Byther, Principal at REACH High School, recognized several students and staff from her campus. 
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CHS Band Area Finalist Award
Castleberry Lion Band Will Compete at UIL State Marching Band Contest!
8:30 am, Monday November 7th at The Alamodome in San Antonio. Finals begin at 6:15 pm, the state winner will be announced at 9:15 pm. Tickets may be pre-purchased through Ticketmaster. Live-Streaming is available through Mr. Video (mrvideoonline.com) for $10. CHS is live-streaming the video for parents/family members in the library. Please check-in/out through the front office and arrive by 8:20 for a great seat! 
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2016 Accountability Ratings
2016 Accountability Ratings
The Texas Education Agency Accountability Rating Systems allows parents a broad overview of how their child’s school is doing compared to others in the state. Every school gets one of two ratings: Met Standard or Improvement Required. 
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IMMS at the TCC Mobile Go Center
IMMS sixth grade scholars experienced lifestyle choices and their effects on financial planning for college/career selections through TCC's Mobile Go Cente 
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Career Investigation at CHS
Castleberry High School’s Seniors participated in the first annual Senior College Day on October 19th at CHS. While the 9-11 grade students were elsewhere in the building taking the PSAT and working on their future, Castleberry Seniors learned about various post-secondary options and careers as Health Science/Medical, Performing & Visual Arts, Law Enforcement, and Automotive Repair/Fabrication.  
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Red Ribbon Week Interactive Display
IMMS Red Ribbon Week Display
Red Ribbon Week at Irma Marsh portrayed powerful messages 
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Open House for new Strength & Conditioning Complex
You are invited to our open house and community tailgate party for the new Athletic Strength and Conditioning Complex on Friday, October 21, 2016, 5:30-7:00 p.m. before our first district home Varsity Football game! Enjoy FREE hotdogs and hamburgers hot off the grill and take a tour of our newest addition to the CISD Athletic Complex. We also will be kicking off our Red Ribbon Week with a red balloon release. Bring the whole family and let's celebrate together as a community! We look forward to seeing you there! 
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"Wild About Supporting Aaliyah" Day
"Wild About Supporting Aaliyah" Day Is coming up on Friday, October 21st 
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Party on the Plaza 2016
Early in the morning on Friday September 30th CHS students, CISD staff, and River Oaks community members assembled in front of American Airlines Center in Victory Park for The Party on the Plaza hosted by WFAA Channel 8 Dallas 
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Introducing Castleberry ISD’s new #STREAM Initiative!
Elementary students across the district start the year with a bang, with CISD’s new #STREAM initiative!  
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Homecoming 2016-2017
River Oaks was alive with excitement on the night of September 22nd as the Castleberry High School Homecoming Parade rolled through the streets. 
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August 2016 Board of Education Recognitions
The Board of Education Recognizes CISD Employees 
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River Oaks Library Partners with CISD
Great news! All CISD students and parents are eligible to get a River Oaks Public Library card. 
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Castleberry Lions Military Appreciation Night
Castleberry ISD is proudly honoring our veterans and those who serve with a Military Appreciation Night. 
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Mr. John Ramos
2016 Letter from the Superintendent
A letter from Mr. Ramos to our community 
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District Accomplishments                                        
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CHS Colorguard Wins First Place
On Saturday, the CHS Color Guard competed in their first North Texas Colorguard Association (Winter Guard) contest of the 2017 season and earned first place in the Regional AA classification. 
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CHS Academics Team Competes at UIL
The Castleberry UIL Academic team competed in its first meet this past Saturday at TCC Northwest. 
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CHS Choir Student Honored by TMEA
The Castleberry High School Choir is proud to announce that Ms. Natalie R. (11) has earned the honor of performing in the Texas Music Educators' Association Small School Mixed Choir. 
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Free GED Prep Classes
In partnership with Tarrant County College, Castleberry ISD is offering free GED classes in English and Spanish to our community. 
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Free Financial Classes
Castleberry ISD and United Way are sponsoring Free Financial Classes to the Castleberry Communit 
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   DEIC Meeting
   Feb 20 2017 at 05:30 PM
   AVC Donuts for Dad
   Feb 21 2017 at 07:30 AM
   CHS Soccer (Boys)(JV/V) @ Benbrook (District)
   Feb 21 2017 at 04:30 PM
   CHS Baseball (JV) vs. Bridgeport (Double Header)
   Feb 21 2017 at 04:30 PM
   CHS Softball (JV/V) @ Venus
   Feb 21 2017 at 05:00 PM
   Castleberry Elementary 3rd Grade Music Proogram
   Feb 21 2017 at 05:30 PM
   CHS Tennis (Boys and Girls) Parent Program Meeting
   Feb 21 2017 at 06:00 PM
   "Money Matters" Free Financial Workshop
   Feb 21 2017 at 06:00 PM
   CHS Soccer (Girls)(V) @ Benbrook (District)
   Feb 21 2017 at 07:30 PM
   CHS Powerlifting (Girls Regional)
   Feb 23 2017