2022-2023 News Articles

National Principals Month
October is National Principals Month
Posted on 10/02/2022
October is National Principals Month. Castleberry ISD encourages students, staff, families and community members to take some time to express gratitude for their principal on social media using #ThankCISDPrincipals and #ThankAPrincipal as the nation celebrates National Principals Month in October. National Principals Month is just one of the many ways colleagues, students, and community members can honor the women and men at the helm of each campus.   more about October is National Principals Month
Are you vote ready?
CHS StuCo Hosts Community Voter Drive-Thru Registration Event on Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Posted on 09/18/2022
On September 20, 2022, Americans will celebrate National Voter Registration Day with a massive cross-country effort to register voters ahead of the hotly contested midterm elections. Every eligible American voter should have the option to exercise their right to be heard at the ballot box, and National Voter Registration Day is the right day to start by getting registered. Communities across the country, in all 50 states and D.C., are planning to use National Voter Registration Day to get registered and get #VoteReady.  more about CHS StuCo Hosts Community Voter Drive-Thru Registration Event on Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Castleberry ISD is a proud member of League of Innovative Schools 2022-2023 cohort
Castleberry ISD Accepted into National Network of Innovative School Districts
Posted on 09/13/2022
Castleberry Independent School District was accepted into the League of Innovative Schools, a national coalition of forward-thinking K-12 school districts organized by Digital Promise, a global nonprofit working to expand opportunity for every learner by bringing together solutions across research, practice, and technology. Castleberry Independent School District was selected from a competitive national pool of applicants based on its educational leadership, demonstrated commitment to equity and excellence, innovative vision for learning, and key achievements.  more about Castleberry ISD Accepted into National Network of Innovative School Districts
Castleberry ISD Welcomes Anita Sims Police Officer
Anita Sims Named Castleberry Elementary Campus Police Officer
Posted on 09/12/2022
Castleberry ISD is excited to announce Anita Sims as a new member of the district’s Police Department who will serve at Castleberry Elementary. Prior to joining the Castleberry ISD Police Department, Officer Sims served in the capacities of Patrol Officer, Public Information Officer, Crimes Victim Liaison and Detective for the Sansom Park, Everman, and Pelican Bay Police Departments.  more about Anita Sims Named Castleberry Elementary Campus Police Officer
Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Parker Visits CHS
Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Parker Discusses Planning for Postsecondary Success with CHS Students
Posted on 08/30/2022
Castleberry High School students met Mattie Parker, Mayor of Fort Worth, on Tuesday. Inside the school’s auditorium full of juniors and seniors, she spoke little of politics. Instead, she focused most of the conversation around planning for postsecondary success. Upon arrival, Parker was greeted and escorted backstage by members of the campus SkillsUSA organization. The campus chapter is facilitated by Jackie Auger, CTE teacher, and aims to ensure America has a skilled workforce.  more about Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Parker Discusses Planning for Postsecondary Success with CHS Students
Varsity Football Home Season Opener Friday, Sept. 2
Castleberry High School Varsity Football Home Season Opener and Military Appreciation Night
Posted on 08/29/2022
Castleberry High School varsity football kicks off the home season opener Friday, September 2nd at W.O. Barnes Stadium against Peaster. Friday’s game is Military Appreciation night, and all military who previously served or are currently serving will be honored and recognized on the field at half time.  more about Castleberry High School Varsity Football Home Season Opener and Military Appreciation Night
District Rating
Castleberry ISD Improves Student Academic Growth and District Accountability Rating During 2021-2022 Year
Posted on 08/16/2022
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has released the academic performance ratings for school districts throughout the state. Castleberry ISD students, teachers, and schools continue to make significant progress as seen in the 2022 state accountability ratings. In fact, Fort Worth’s Morris Foundation recently recognized Castleberry ISD as the second highest improved district in Tarrant county — improving student success by 19% – compared to the state average of 12%.  more about Castleberry ISD Improves Student Academic Growth and District Accountability Rating During 2021-2022 Year
Castleberry ISD Welcomes Edgar Pina Police Officer
Edgar Pina Named A.V. Cato Elementary Campus Police Officer
Posted on 08/16/2022
Castleberry ISD is excited to announce Edgar Pina as a new member of the district’s police force who will serve at A.V. Cato Elementary. Prior to joining the Castleberry ISD Police Department, Pina was a member of the Richland Hills Police Department where he served the past 12+ years as a police officer and school resource officer at Richland Middle School. He began his career in Law Enforcement in the United States Marine Corps where he served as Military Police and Physical Security Specialist for over 12 years.  more about Edgar Pina Named A.V. Cato Elementary Campus Police Officer
Castleberry ISD Welcomes Noe Padilla Police Officer
Noe Padilla Named Joy James Academy of Leadership Campus Police Officer
Posted on 08/16/2022
Castleberry ISD is excited to announce Noe Padilla as a new member of the district’s police force who will serve at Joy James Academy of Leadership. Prior to joining the Castleberry ISD Police Department, Padilla served as a Police Sergeant for eight years at Texas Health Resource Police Department. A Dallas native, Padilla has an associate’s degree in Electronics and Computer Engineering. Noe has 14 years of law enforcement with a Intermediate Peace Officer Certificate.   more about Noe Padilla Named Joy James Academy of Leadership Campus Police Officer
River Oaks Lions Club Spaghetti Dinner Tickets on Sale Now
Tickets on Sale Now for Lions Club Annual Spaghetti Dinner
Posted on 08/15/2022
The River Oaks Lions Club is hosting its annual Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser event. Tickets can be purchased from any River Oaks Lions Club member or at the Castleberry ISD Admin Building.  more about Tickets on Sale Now for Lions Club Annual Spaghetti Dinner
Back to School Traffic Routes
Back to School Traffic Routes
Posted on 08/09/2022
Castleberry ISD welcomes all students back for the 2022-2023 school year on Wednesday, August 10! In preparation for the first day, parents are encouraged to be aware of the traffic flow for the area surrounding each campus. During this time, please be extra cautious in traffic. Be aware that school traffic zones will be in effect during morning drop off and afternoon dismissal. Students will be walking to and from school, so be cautious while driving and be aware of pedestrians. Castleberry ISD school buses will be back on the road, and may impact your daily travel. When approaching a school zone or school bus on the road, be prepared to stop for bus and pedestrian traffic.  more about Back to School Traffic Routes
Upcoming Community Immunization Clinics
Upcoming Community Immunization Clinics
Posted on 08/04/2022
Castleberry ISD is encouraging parents to take care of their child's health before school starts on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 since students are required to show acceptable evidence of vaccinations prior to entry, attendance, or transfer to a public elementary or secondary school in Texas. The DFW area JPS Community Health Clinics are offering free COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 4 and older and back to school immunizations, while supplies last. Insurance is accepted. For self-pay, please call for rates.  more about Upcoming Community Immunization Clinics
Castleberry ISD Welcomes Steven Moss Director of Fine Arts
Steven Moss Named Director of Fine Arts
Posted on 07/19/2022
Castleberry ISD is excited to announce Steven Moss as the district’s new Director of Fine Arts. Steven Moss comes to Castleberry ISD from Duncanville ISD where he served as the Director of Fine Arts. He began his career in education in Rivercrest ISD where he was the Director of Bands.  more about Steven Moss Named Director of Fine Arts
Castleberry ISD Welcomes Jennifer Monjack
Jennifer Monjack Named Crisis Counselor
Posted on 07/19/2022
Castleberry ISD is excited to announce Jennifer Monjack as the district’s new Crisis Counselor. Jennifer comes to Castleberry ISD from Innovations by Mesa Springs Partial Hospitalization Program, where she served as a Clinical Program Manager and therapist. A California native, Monjack moved to Texas just over three years ago. She currently resides in rural Johnson County and is proud to call Texas her new home.  more about Jennifer Monjack Named Crisis Counselor
Castleberry ISD Welcomes Jennifer Turner
Jennifer Turner Named Assistant Principal at A.V. Cato Elementary
Posted on 07/19/2022
Castleberry ISD is excited to announce Dr. Jennifer Turner as the district’s new Assistant Principal at A.V. Cato Elementary. Jennifer Turner was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas at Carswell Airforce base. Dr. Turner began her career in education for the Department of Defense Schools in Aviano, Italy, where she served as a special education/inclusion teacher. Turner returns to Castleberry ISD from Mansfield ISD where she served as the high school Behavior Specialist for the past year. In addition to her service, she was nominated as teacher of the year three years in a row and implemented the district’s Special Olympics.  more about Jennifer Turner Named Assistant Principal at A.V. Cato Elementary
Castleberry ISD Congratulates Michael Garcia Promoted to AP at IMMS
Michael Garcia Named Assistant Principal at IMMS
Posted on 07/19/2022
Castleberry ISD is excited to announce the promotion of Michael Garcia as the district’s new Assistant Principal at Irma Marsh Middle School. Garcia has previously served Irma Marsh Middle School as a teacher and a coach for the past two years. He began his career in education in Dexter Consolidated Schools as a classroom teacher and a coach.  more about Michael Garcia Named Assistant Principal at IMMS
Castleberry ISD Welcomes Deborah Aspegren
Deborah Aspegren Named Assistant Principal of CHS
Posted on 07/19/2022
Castleberry ISD is excited to announce Deborah Aspegren as the district’s new Assistant Principal at Castleberry High School. Deborah Aspegren comes to Castleberry ISD from Fort Worth ISD where she served as an Assistant Principal for the past eight years. She began her career in education in White Settlement where she was a 7th grade math teacher and department leader for two years.  more about Deborah Aspegren Named Assistant Principal of CHS
Castleberry ISD Board of Education Approves 2022-2023 Employee Compensation Plan
Castleberry ISD Board of Education Approves 2022-2023 Employee Compensation Plan
Posted on 06/27/2022
The Castleberry ISD Board of Education unanimously approved the 2022-2023 Employee Compensation plan at the May board meeting. The approved compensation plan includes salary increases for all employees in the district. Teachers, librarians, and nurses (RN) who are paid on the teacher salary scale will receive a 4.8% average general pay increase for the 2022-23 school year. This results in all teachers, librarians, and nurses receiving a minimum increase of $1,900 from last year’s salary.  more about Castleberry ISD Board of Education Approves 2022-2023 Employee Compensation Plan
STAAR Results Available Online Beginning June 24
STAAR Results Available Online Beginning Friday, June 24, 2022
Posted on 06/23/2022
The Texas Education Agency has released the 2022 STAAR Test Scores. Parents and students can access the results by logging into Castleberry ISD’s Skyward Family Access beginning Friday, June 24, 2022. Castleberry ISD administrators encourage parents to log in and learn more about their child’s progress beginning Friday.   more about STAAR Results Available Online Beginning Friday, June 24, 2022
Safety and Security of Students and Staff
Castleberry ISD Updates Safety Plan and Makes Plans to Hire Two Additional Police Officers
Posted on 06/15/2022
With the heightened awareness of safety and security concerns, Castleberry ISD continues to review emergency operation policies and procedures with employees and has added additional safety measures for the PACE Summer program to ensure the safety and security of all students, employees, and visitors.  more about Castleberry ISD Updates Safety Plan and Makes Plans to Hire Two Additional Police Officers
Castleberry ISD Announces Kerissa Bearce Principal of Irma Marsh Middle School
Kerissa Bearce Named Principal of Irma Marsh Middle School
Posted on 06/09/2022
Castleberry ISD is pleased to announce the promotion of Kerissa Bearce as Principal of Irma Marsh Middle School, effective immediately. Bearce has been with Castleberry ISD since July 2019 serving as Assistant Principal and was named Interim Principal of Irma Marsh Middle School in May. Ms. Bearce is a proud graduate of Castleberry High School and River Oaks community member.  more about Kerissa Bearce Named Principal of Irma Marsh Middle School
Castleberry ISD Announces Charles Gideon Principal of Castleberry Elementary
Charles Gideon Named Principal of Castleberry Elementary
Posted on 06/09/2022
Castleberry ISD is pleased to announce the promotion of Charles Gideon as Principal of Castleberry Elementary, effective immediately. Gideon has been with Castleberry ISD since October 2019 serving as Assistant Principal of A.V. Cato Elementary. He began his career in education in Fort Worth ISD where he was a middle school math and science teacher. He served as department head, technology liaison, and an assistant principal intern.  more about Charles Gideon Named Principal of Castleberry Elementary
Castleberry ISD Welcomes Truett Miller Assistant Principal of TRUCE Learning Center
Truett Miller Named Assistant Principal of TRUCE Learning Center
Posted on 06/07/2022
Castleberry ISD is excited to announce Truett Miller as Assistant Principal of TRUCE Learning Center. Truett Miller comes to Castleberry ISD from Brewer High School in White Settlement ISD where he served as a Special Education Behavior Intervention Teacher for the past three years.   more about Truett Miller Named Assistant Principal of TRUCE Learning Center
Castleberry ISD Welcomes Marcey Cogar Secondary Science Coordinator
Marcey Cogar Named Secondary Science Coordinator
Posted on 06/07/2022
Castleberry ISD is excited to announce Marcey Cogar as the district’s new Secondary Science Coordinator. Cogar comes to Castleberry ISD from Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD where she served as a science teacher, department chair, and district instructional leader for the past nine years. She began her career in education in the private sector in New York where she was a science teacher.   more about Marcey Cogar Named Secondary Science Coordinator
Castleberry ISD Welcomes Melissa Greene Secondary Math Instructional Coach
Melissa Greene Named Secondary Math Instructional Coach
Posted on 06/07/2022
Castleberry ISD is excited to announce Melissa Greene as the district’s new Secondary Math Instructional Coach. Greene comes to Castleberry ISD from Cleburne ISD where she served as a math teacher for the past seven years and department chair for the past two years. She began her career in education in Belton ISD where she was a math teacher.  more about Melissa Greene Named Secondary Math Instructional Coach
Castleberry ISD Welcomes Shannon Valdez Secondary RLA Instructional Coach
Shannon Valdez Named Secondary Reading Language Arts Instructional Coach
Posted on 06/07/2022
Castleberry ISD is excited to announce Shannon Valdez as the district’s new Reading Language Arts Instructional Coach. Shannon comes to Castleberry ISD from ILTexas Charter School where she served as a(n) Dean of Instruction and Curriculum and Tarrant County Area Reading Language Arts Instructional Coach for the past five years. She began her career in education in 2007 in Castleberry ISD where she was a fifth grade math and science teacher at A.V. Cato.   more about Shannon Valdez Named Secondary Reading Language Arts Instructional Coach
Castleberry ISD Welcomes Kathryn Walker as GT Instructional Coach
Kathryn Walker Named Gifted and Talented (GT) Instructional Coach
Posted on 06/07/2022
Castleberry ISD is excited to announce Kathryn Walker as the district’s new Gifted and Talented (GT) Instructional Coach. Walker comes to Castleberry ISD from Mansfield ISD where she served as a teacher for the past 12 years while concurrently serving as a campus GT Specialist for the past seven years. She began her career in education in Mansfield ISD where she was first a para-educator and later an early childhood teacher.  more about Kathryn Walker Named Gifted and Talented (GT) Instructional Coach
FW Vaqueros Tickets
District Employees and Students Receive Free Admission to FW Vaqueros Home Games
Posted on 06/07/2022
Summer is here, and the Fort Worth Vaqueros Futbol Club has declared Castleberry ISD’s W.O. Barnes Stadium the team’s home turf for the 2022 season. As part of the partnership, the Fort Worth Vaqueros will allow all Castleberry ISD students and employees to attend home games for free with a valid school ID.  more about District Employees and Students Receive Free Admission to FW Vaqueros Home Games