A.V. Cato Ends Year with Spelling Bee
 
  Fifth Grade teacher Suzie Almy coordinated the last event for 2014 at A.V. Cato Elementary, an exciting Spelling Bee. Ms. Almy and Janice Sladovnik, along with Teacher-Librarian Allison Fitzgerald were the judges at this stimulating event just before the holidays began at A.V. Cato Elementary.

Seventeen brave and stellar spellers all lined up to compete to become the champion speller at their school. Those 17 students were:


Kevin A.
Lizbeth D.
Elijah F.
Abraham G.
Blake G.
Carlos L.
Omar L.
Priscilla M.
Ariana N.
  Anibeth N.
Manuel N.
Frank P.
Sophia P.
Brandon S.
Luke S.
Ricardo T.
Noel V.

The excitement built as each word was read and each contestant carefully spelled to the best of his/her ability hoping to last until the next round. As the bee goes, though, eliminations occurred. The countdown continued until there were only two left standing, Lizbeth D. and Luke S.

You could feel the enthusiasm elevate from the audience and pressure build from the contestants. It wasn’t long before, the winner emerged.

Luke S. celebrated as the 2014 Spelling Bee Champion at A.V. Cato Elementary. Runner-Up was Lizbeth D. What a nice Christmas gift for them both!

 
     
  Castleberry ISD School Board Recognition Month  
   Back LtoR: Supt Gary S. Jones, Cathy Gatica, W.E. Seybold, Mary Martinez, Doug Lee/Front LtoR: Kenneth Romo, David Holder, Tracy GallmanJanuary is School Board Recognition Month Castleberry ISD is joining 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.

“Even though we are making a special effort in January to show appreciation to our board members, we realize their many contributions reflect a year-round commitment. They generously give of themselves to ensure that decisions directly affecting our local schools are made by representatives of this community, people who are close to our schools and know our teachers, parents, and students,” said Gary S. Jones, Castleberry Independent School District superintendent. “As elected officials, they are the voice of their communities, serving first and foremost in the best interest of Texas schoolchildren.”

“Board members shoulder critical responsibilities and often make difficult choices. Their ultimate goal is always focused on the future success of the children in our district,” Jones said. “It’s more important than ever before that the community supports public education so that today’s students are prepared to be productive citizens and the leaders of tomorrow. Our board members provide vision and leadership in their roles as advocates, and they will continue to stand up for public education and guard against anything that takes away from our children or undermines our public schools,” he said.

Board members serving Castleberry Independent School District are: David Holder, President, Tracy Gallman, Vice President, Kenneth Romo, Secretary, Doug Lee, Mary Lou Martinez, W.E. "Bill" Seybold, and Cathy Gatica.

“Our district benefits from the tireless work and countless hours contributed by these local citizens who work without pay. Serving as a crucial link between the community and classroom, this board is responsible for an annual budget of $ 37.5 million, 4,044 students, 519 employees, and six campuses. Please help us thank these dedicated volunteers for their efforts to make a difference and their unfailing commitment to the continued success of our students now and in the future,” he said.
 
     

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Irma Marsh Middle School Welcomes Visit from TCU
Posted on 12/19/2014
Teacher-Librarian, Doeni Onco, at Irma Marsh Middle School introduced the Lions to the Ticket to Reading Rewards program with some special guests to share the rewards of reading. TCU Coach Matt Read, Director of Basketball Operations was on hand with graduate assistant, Thomas Montigel, on  READ MORE...
Castleberry ISD Holiday Celebrations Set for 2014
Posted on 12/12/2014
You’ll want to mark your calendars, and get ready to celebrate the holidays with Castleberry ISD. There is a host of holiday performances planned to help you celebrate with good cheer this season. Here is the list of all the exciting events in the month of December.  READ MORE...
Blogging at Castleberry ISD
Posted on 11/21/2014
Throughout Castleberry ISD, administrators, along with principals and librarians, are continually sharing ideas, thoughts, and information relevant to their areas of expertise. They have all created blogs that are filled with material that reflects the hard work, knowledge,  READ MORE...
Building “Bridges” to Success at Irma Marsh Middle School
Posted on 11/14/2014
Counselor Jason Martinez at Irma Marsh Middle School credits Dr. Laina McDonald, Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services, with making an outstanding program happen at the school for select students. The program is called Bridges, and their goal is to educate, provide guidance, and build  READ MORE...
Superintendent Search
Posted on 10/09/2014
Gary S. Jones, Superintendent of Schools, is retiring and the Castleberry Board of Education is seeking an experienced administrator to lead the district of 4,100 students. Please click on Superintendent Search for more information about the search for the new CISD Superintendent.  READ MORE...
Receive Important Texts and Emails from Castleberry Schools
Castleberry ISD is excited to announce the launch of a new service that will enhance communications to our families by allowing the district to send important information via Text Messaging. The district will use text messaging to provide information that is timely, relevant, and for emergency situations.  READ MORE...
Give a Tip to Crime Stoppers
If you are interested in helping your school, the district, and local Crime Stoppers enforcement keep your school and the surrounding community safe, there is a way you can take personal responsibility. Join other schools and school districts in Tarrant County as they make a difference by going to  READ MORE...
Inclement Weather or Other Emergencies
During inclement weather or other emergencies, citizens should tune in to these stations concerning school closings: KXAS Television-Channel 5 WFAA Television-Channel 8 FOX4-Channel 4 WBAP 820AM Radio KLTY 94.9FM Radio  READ MORE...
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