School Board Recognition Month Highlighted at Monthly Meeting
School Board Recognition Month Highlighted at Monthly Meeting
Posted on 02/01/2013
School Board Recognition Month Highlighted at Monthly Meeting

Front(LtoR): Tracy Gallman, Board Vice President; Mayor Herman Earwood, Mayor of River Oaks; David Holder, Board President; Karen Bolyard, Sansom Park Representative; Mary Lou Martinez, Board Member Back(LtoR): Board Members Kenneth Romo,  Bob Mullen, Doug Lee, W.E. “Bill” Seybold.Castleberry ISD continued its recognition and honoring of the Board of Trustees at the regular school board meeting on Monday, January 14th.

Before the evening’s presentation on the theme, Assistant Superintendent Renee Smith-Faulkner presented recognitions of Board of Trustee achievements from noted community leaders. Karen Bolyard of the City of Sansom Park and Mayor Herman Earwood of the City of River Oaks both expressed their appreciation to the Board with proclamations and certificates to the Board Members.

As the School Board Appreciation theme this year is “Rising to New Heights”, the highlight of the evening was a presentation showing how each campus and department is supported by School Board Members to “Rise to New Heights” throughout the calendar year. The presentation emphasized how the Board’s hard work is not only in the month of January, but all throughout the calendar year.

These are the highlights from the campuses and departments for each month of the year:

January: Castleberry Elementary will open their doors of their new facility to students this August.

February: At A.V. Cato Elementary, a new state of the art facility became a reality in August 2012.

March: Joy James Elementary had a positive start this school year in their new classroom wing and office area and newly remodeled classrooms.

April: In the Fine Arts Department, the band rose to new heights by competing at the state marching band contest.

May: May features the Technology Department. They are continuing the vision to revolutionize learning through the power of technology by: providing ongoing, individualized staff development; facilitating community access to information; cultivating strategic partnerships; broadening access to technology; and maximizing the utilization of technology.

June: This year Irma Marsh Middle School received 292 netbooks for the 8th graders to help provide creative and engaging lessons and empower students to take ownership of their own learning.

July: Castleberry High School is promoting a positive culture of student success through the implementation of a mentor program to promote academic achievement and positive social behavior.

August: The Financial Services Department is rising to new heights by making every dollar count. This is evident as the District has received the School First Rating for the 10th year in a row.

September: September features the Instructional Services Department. The district continues to show improvement in academics as the curriculum rises to the new level of rigor that will be tested on the new STAAR assessment.

October: The Auxiliary Services Department has engaged in moving campus equipment and furniture to accommodate the new facilities and completing construction projects outside the construction scope of work thus saving the District money.

November: November features the Superintendent and his Cabinet Members. Mr. Jones continues to motivate his cabinet to want to educate all children well and take the district to new heights.

December: December features REACH and TRUCE. On January 21st, the Alternative Learning Center comes together to reach new heights!


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