August Professional Learning

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Back to School - August 2024 Pre-Service Professional Learning

CISD Big Rocks

Castleberry ISD's big rock priorities for professional learning for 2024-2025 include:

  • Helping teachers and students internalize newly-adopted state science and technology application TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills)

  • Providing tools and a framework for teachers to assist students with improving grammar skills and refining writing abilities

  • Implementing strong dual language supports to ensure student annual progress and growth

  • Developing an understanding and utilization of coteaching to support learning for all students


Monday and Tuesday, July 29 and 30, 2024

Welcome New Teachers

P.R.O. - Professional Readiness Onboarding (for new hires)

Time: 7:45 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Irma Marsh Middle School cafeteria
Dress Code: Business casual/Business professional

Description: Breakfast and lunch will be provided both days. Participants will learn important information about the district, technology and software platforms, instructional content, and personnel items.


Wednesday, July 31, 2024

Rings with Castleberry ISD Convocation 2024

Convocation and Campus PLC

Time: 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Location: Irma Marsh Middle School auditorium
Dress Code: Business professional/Business casual

Campus PLC
Time: 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location: assigned campus


Thursday, August 1, 2024

Campus PLC

Time: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location: assigned campus
Dress Code: Business casual


Friday, August 2, 2024

Campus PLC (morning) and Teacher Work Day (afternoon)

Campus PLC
Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: assigned campus
Dress Code: Business casual

Teacher Work Day
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: assigned campus


Back to School 2024-2025Saturday, August 3, 2024

Meet the Teacher

9:00 am -  10:30 am  CHS/Reach
9:30 am - 11:00 am IMMS
10:00 am - 11:30 am A.V. Cato Elementary, Castleberry Elementary, and Joy James Academy
Dress Code: Business casual/ Business professional


Monday, August 5, 2024Castleberry torch symbol

Campus PLC (morning) and District Pep Rally (afternoon)

Campus PLC
Time:  8:00 am - 1:30 pm
Location: assigned campus
Dress Code: Jeans and CISD Spirit Shirt or approved pep rally attire

Community Meet & Greet
Time: 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Location: CHS Caferia

District Pep Rally
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Location: CHS Competition Gym


Tuesday, August 6, 2024

Campus PLC (morning) and Teacher Work Day (afternoon)

Campus PLC
 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:  assigned campus
Dress Code: Business casual

Teacher Work Day
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
 assigned campus


Dress Code Descriptions

Business Professional
For men: pressed, collared, long-sleeve shirt with simple tie; suit or matching pants and jacket, dress shoes
For women: Skirt suit or pant suit in neutral color (black, navy, brown, gray) and closed-toe dress shoes

Business Casual
For men: Slacks and collared shirt (tie or jacket optional), closed-toe shoes
For women: Dress, slacks, or skirt; nice top or sweater, cardigans and scarves okay, dress shoes