2022-2023 News Articles

Elementary Teacher of the Year, Ms. Jeannette Bray
Jeannette Bray Named Elementary Teacher of the Year for Castleberry ISD
Posted on 05/24/2023
Jeannette Bray, a first grade bilingual teacher at A.V. Cato Elementary, has been named Castleberry ISD's Elementary Teacher of the Year for 2023. With her extensive educational background and passion for teaching, she has made a lasting impact on her students, colleagues, and community. Her commitment to creating a safe and engaging learning environment, advocating for her students' needs, and fostering strong relationships sets her apart as an exemplary educator. As Castleberry ISD’s Elementary Teacher of the Year, Bray will advance to the regional level where one elementary teacher in Region XI will be named Region XI Teacher of the Year.  more about Jeannette Bray Named Elementary Teacher of the Year for Castleberry ISD
Secondary Teacher of the Year Coach Everett White
Everett White Named Secondary Teacher of the Year for Castleberry ISD
Posted on 05/24/2023
Everett White, a sixth through eighth grade physical education and athletics teacher who also serves as the Boys' Athletic Coordinator at Irma Marsh Middle School, has been named Castleberry ISD’s Secondary Teacher of the Year for 2023. With over 30 years of experience in education, White has made a significant impact on the lives of countless students. As Castleberry ISD’s Secondary Teacher of the Year, White will advance to the regional level where one secondary teacher in Region XI will be named Region XI Secondary Teacher of the Year.  more about Everett White Named Secondary Teacher of the Year for Castleberry ISD
Castleberry ISD Names Rubén Molinar Principal of Castleberry High School
Castleberry ISD Names Rubén Molinar Principal of Castleberry High School
Posted on 05/16/2023
Castleberry ISD is honored to introduce Rubén Molinar as the newly appointed principal of Castleberry High School. Molinar joins Castleberry ISD from Mansfield ISD, where he served at Summit and Timberview High School as an Assistant Principal and Academic Associate for the past three years. He embarked on his career in education 25 years ago as a bilingual teacher, instructing first and second grade students in Dallas ISD.  more about Castleberry ISD Names Rubén Molinar Principal of Castleberry High School
Class of 2023 Graduation Information
Class of 2023 Graduation Information
Posted on 05/15/2023
Castleberry High School and REACH High School will hold their graduation commencement at the MacGorman Chapel and Performing Arts Center located on the campus of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, on Friday, May 26, at 7:30 PM. Castleberry ISD extends its congratulations to the class of 2023 parents, as this day marks a significant milestone for families. To ensure a smooth and successful ceremony, please review the information below.  more about Class of 2023 Graduation Information
Castleberry High School Class of 2023 Salutatorian
Castleberry High School Announces the Class of 2023 Salutatorian
Posted on 05/11/2023
Castleberry High School has announced that Hajar Zghoul is the salutatorian for the class of 2023. As the school community prepares to celebrate the incredible accomplishments of its graduating seniors, Hajar's achievement serves as a shining example of the dedication and hard work that Castleberry High School students strive for.  more about Castleberry High School Announces the Class of 2023 Salutatorian
2023 Best Communities for Music Education Castleberry ISD for outstanding support of music education and enriching the lives and children and advancing student achievement.
Castleberry ISD Receives National Recognition for Music Education Excellence
Posted on 04/21/2023
Castleberry ISD has received the "Best Communities for Music Education" designation for its commitment to music education. This is the first time the district has received the award, which is given to schools that demonstrate outstanding achievement in providing music access and education to all students. Castleberry ISD answered detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program, and community music-making programs to qualify for the award.  more about Castleberry ISD Receives National Recognition for Music Education Excellence
Castleberry ISD Pre-K and Kinder Registration
Pre-K and Kinder Registration for the 2023-2024 School Year Begins Saturday, April 1
Posted on 03/28/2023
Castleberry ISD will continue to offer free, full-day pre-Kindergarten (pre-K) and Kindergarten for the 2023-2024 school year. Registration for the district’s pre-K and Kindergarten programs opens online Saturday, April 1. Parents of a pre-K or Kindergarten student who prefer to register their child in person are invited to attend a Registration Event on Monday, April 3 from 5:30 - 7:00 PM at one of the elementary schools.  more about Pre-K and Kinder Registration for the 2023-2024 School Year Begins Saturday, April 1
CHS Students’ Art is Selected as Best In State in Austin
CHS Students’ Art is Selected as Best In State in Austin
Posted on 03/24/2023
Congratulations to Celeste R. whose artistic vision of the Texas State Flag caught the eye of several judges in Austin.   more about CHS Students’ Art is Selected as Best In State in Austin
Community Invited to CISD Camp Carter Athletic Complex Dedication Ceremony in March
Community Invited to CISD Camp Carter Athletic Complex Dedication Ceremony in March
Posted on 03/22/2023
The Castleberry Independent School District invites the community to the dedication ceremony for the newly renovated CISD/Camp Carter Athletic Complex on Tuesday, March 28 at 6:30 PM.   more about Community Invited to CISD Camp Carter Athletic Complex Dedication Ceremony in March
Castleberry Soccer Teams Qualify for Bi-District Playoffs on Friday
Castleberry Soccer Teams Qualify for Bi-District Playoffs on Friday
Posted on 03/21/2023
Both Castleberry High School Varsity soccer teams have qualified to participate in the UIL Bi-District Soccer Playoffs against Benbrook on Friday, March 24 at FWISD’s Farrington Field located at 1501 University Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76107.  more about Castleberry Soccer Teams Qualify for Bi-District Playoffs on Friday
Castleberry ISD Earns Award Excellence in Financial Management
Castleberry ISD Earns Award of Excellence in Financial Management
Posted on 03/06/2023
Castleberry ISD is proud to be among the third group of educational institutions recognized by the Texas Association of School Business Officials (TASBO) with the prestigious Award of Excellence in Financial Management. Established in 2020, the award is given to Texas school districts, open-enrollment charter schools, and education services centers that demonstrate professional standards, best practices, and innovations in the area of financial management and reporting. This year, 23 districts qualified for the award, sponsored by Frontline Education.  more about Castleberry ISD Earns Award of Excellence in Financial Management
Featured in Canva's 'Behind the Designs' Series: Mo, the Colorful Bookmobile, and Designer, Heather Lamb
Mo, the Colorful Bookmobile, and Designer, Heather Lamb, featured in Canva's 'Behind the Designs' Series
Posted on 03/01/2023
Castleberry ISD is pleased to announce another milestone for the district’s colorful bookmobile named “Mo” and the designer who brought the vision to life, Heather Lamb. The duo was recently announced as a feature in Canva’s Behind the Designs series in an online article published February 14 titled “Celebrating 15 billion designs in Canva.” With 15 billion designs created in Canva, there’s a story behind each and every one.   more about Mo, the Colorful Bookmobile, and Designer, Heather Lamb, featured in Canva's 'Behind the Designs' Series
Technology Connection February 2023 A resource for families, providing information on a wide range of technology-related topics
District Launches the First Edition of Technology Connection Digital Magazine
Posted on 02/28/2023
In today's rapidly evolving digital world, it's important for educators, technology specialists, and parents to keep up-to-date with the latest developments. With almost everything available at the touch of a button, it's essential to equip children with the skills and knowledge they need to safely navigate these digital environments. The CISD digital sportsmanship program is designed to help families engage with content on the internet, social media, and other online spaces while promoting positive digital habits.  more about District Launches the First Edition of Technology Connection Digital Magazine
Joy James Academy of Leadership Students Showcase Leadership Culture for Leader in Me Symposium Attendees
Joy James Academy of Leadership Students Showcase Leadership Culture for Leader in Me National Symposium Attendees
Posted on 02/25/2023
Excitement and anticipation filled the halls of Joy James Academy of Leadership on Friday morning as weeks of thoughtful planning and preparation came to fruition. Joy James Academy of Leadership, an elementary school within Castleberry ISD, students and staff proudly welcomed 60 educators from across the country for an official Leader in Me school tour.  more about Joy James Academy of Leadership Students Showcase Leadership Culture for Leader in Me National Symposium Attendees
Acceleration in Math or AIM: Learn more about the program qualifications and how to nominate a student.
Is Math Acceleration Right for Your Child?
Posted on 02/23/2023
Castleberry ISD provides students in kindergarten through fifth grades who are currently enrolled in the district and meet specific eligibility criteria, opportunities to advance in math beyond their enrolled grade level through the Acceleration in Math (AIM) program. The acceleration process involves skipping classroom instruction for a grade level. Students must demonstrate mastery of the math standards above their current grade level and for which s/he has not received any formal classroom instruction.  more about Is Math Acceleration Right for Your Child?
Now Accepting Applications from Current Fifth Grade Students for CISD STEM @ River District
CISD STEM Academy @ River District Accepting Applications for 2023-2024
Posted on 02/15/2023
CISD STEM Academy @ River District is currently accepting applications from fifth grade students. Any student currently enrolled in fifth grade at Castleberry ISD or an out of district student who plans to apply for an out of district transfer to Castleberry ISD for the 2023-2024 school year is eligible to apply to the admissions-based CISD STEM Academy @ River District. All applications are due Monday, April 3 at 11:59 PM. Applications will be screened with the STEM Academy rubric, and 25 students will be notified of their acceptance in May.  more about CISD STEM Academy @ River District Accepting Applications for 2023-2024
Castleberry ISD District Spelling Bee En Espanol
Three Students Advance to the Regional Spanish Spelling Bee
Posted on 02/08/2023
Students enrolled in Castleberry ISD’s fourth or fifth grade bilingual program participate annually in a Spanish Spelling Bee competition. Each campus holds a preliminary competition to determine the three students from each grade level who will represent the campus at the district event.  more about Three Students Advance to the Regional Spanish Spelling Bee
Athletic Events Rescheduled Due to Winter Storm
Athletic Events Rescheduled Due to Winter Storm
Posted on 02/02/2023
As a result of the winter storm that moved through the DFW Metroplex this week, changes have been made to the athletic schedule. All district games previously scheduled for Friday, February 3 have been moved to the BYE week and are now scheduled for Tuesday, February 21.   more about Athletic Events Rescheduled Due to Winter Storm
Mariachi Los Leones Headed to State Competition
Castleberry High School Mariachi Los Leones headed to UIL State Mariachi Competition
Posted on 01/29/2023
Congratulations to the Castleberry High School Mariachi Los Leones for earning straight first division ratings at the UIL Region 5 Mariachi Competition! A first division rating is the highest rating an ensemble can earn at UIL Music Competitions. Earning straight first division ratings from all three of the UIL judges qualified Mariachi Los Leones for a chance to compete at the coveted UIL State Mariachi Competition for the first time in the program's history. The State UIL Mariachi Competition will be held on Saturday, February 25 at Seguin High School in Seguin ISD.  more about Castleberry High School Mariachi Los Leones headed to UIL State Mariachi Competition
Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers Federal Grant
Castleberry ISD Applies for Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers Federal Grant
Posted on 01/23/2023
Castleberry ISD submitted an application for the Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant. The federal Nita M. Lowey 21st CCLC program supports the creation and expansion of community learning centers that provide academic and enrichment opportunities during afterschool and summer programming. If awarded the federal grant, Castleberry ISD plans to utilize the funds to provide students additional opportunities to develop academic, leadership, and character skills after school and in the summer months until 6:00 PM through a newly developed partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Tarrant County. Currently, there is not an active Boys & Girls Club within the boundaries of Castleberry ISD. The Tarrant County Club serves mostly Fort Worth ISD students; however, if awarded this grant opportunity, the district has planned a way to develop a partnership which would allow the organization to expand their services to serve residents residing within the boundaries of Castleberry ISD.  more about Castleberry ISD Applies for Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers Federal Grant
Attend to Win Logo with words "Announcing Spring Attendance Challenges"
Attend to Win One of Castleberry ISD's Spring Attendance Challenges
Posted on 01/17/2023
The district is committed to providing intentionally-planned, targeted instruction to all students every day to help them develop the skills they need to be successful in the world. Each day your child misses school is a day they lose out on opportunities to learn those skills and grow. In order to encourage and reward students who regularly attend school, the district has created several attendance challenges for students to participate in! These challenges are flexible and do take into account that occasionally missing school cannot be avoided.   more about Attend to Win One of Castleberry ISD's Spring Attendance Challenges
Castleberry ISD Pays Tribute to Two Former Board Members During School Board Recognition Month
Castleberry ISD Pays Tribute to Two Former Board Members During School Board Recognition Month
Posted on 01/13/2023
The Castleberry Independent School District remembers two former school board members who had a passion for service and creating opportunities for the children at Castleberry. Please join the district in remembering Anne Cozart and Berry Weaver and their service to the district during school board recognition month.  more about Castleberry ISD Pays Tribute to Two Former Board Members During School Board Recognition Month
School Board Candidacy Filing Window Jan. 18 - Feb 17
Candidacy Filing Window for Castleberry ISD School Board Election Opens
Posted on 01/11/2023
Castleberry ISD's Board of Education Election will be held Saturday, May 6, 2023. Place 1 and Place 2 on the District’s Board are up for election. The Castleberry ISD Board of Education consists of seven at large board members serving terms of three years, with elections held annually. Candidate packets are now available.  more about Candidacy Filing Window for Castleberry ISD School Board Election Opens
Castleberry ISD Graduates: You have what it takes to start a career in tech
Castleberry ISD and NPower Texas Expand Free Tech Fundamentals Program to Recent Graduates
Posted on 01/11/2023
Castleberry ISD is looking for recent graduates and community members between the ages of 18 and 26 who are looking to start a career in tech. The district is partnering with NPower to offer a tuition-free Tech Fundamentals program that will provide participants the skills needed to fast-track their tech career and be job ready in six months. Those interested do not need to have prior technology skills or training. NPower and Castleberry ISD will ensure all students have the resources needed to successfully participate in the program – including a computer.  more about Castleberry ISD and NPower Texas Expand Free Tech Fundamentals Program to Recent Graduates
Forward, Together
Castleberry ISD Honors School Board Members Throughout January
Posted on 01/04/2023
January is School Board Recognition Month and Castleberry ISD is celebrating its school board members for their dedication and commitment to the district and its students. The theme of this year’s School Board Recognition Month is Forward, Together, which highlights the collaboration among school leadership, teachers, and parents on behalf of students.  more about Castleberry ISD Honors School Board Members Throughout January
Welcome Back from Winter Break
As Students Start the Second Semester, District Launches STOPit Anonymous Reporting App
Posted on 01/02/2023
The district remains committed to keeping students and employees safe, healthy, and engaged in a positive learning experience. With the start of the new year, Castleberry ISD is pleased to announce the district is launching STOPit, an online, anonymous reporting tool designed to deter and mitigate bullying, cyber abuse, and other inappropriate behaviors. STOPit consists of an app and a back-end incident management system for school administrators to easily identify, intervene, and provide assistance to at-risk individuals while building a prevention-driven culture.  more about As Students Start the Second Semester, District Launches STOPit Anonymous Reporting App
2nd Annual Castleberry ISD Family Code Night Event Tuesday, November 15
Make Plans to Attend Family Code Night on Tuesday, Nov. 15
Posted on 10/26/2022
The Castleberry ISD Innovation Leaders are gearing up for the district’s second annual Family Code Night on Tuesday, November 15 at Castleberry Elementary from 5:30 PM until 7:30 PM. This FREE, family oriented come and go event invites everyone to experiment with code, compete in challenges, and create online applications. Students need to bring their school issued device to be able to participate in all of the activities. Families will move through three different types of coding activities: robotics, “unplugged” challenges, and code creation stations.   more about Make Plans to Attend Family Code Night on Tuesday, Nov. 15
Annual Breakfast Kicks Off Red Ribbon Week 2022
Annual Breakfast Kicks Off Red Ribbon Week 2022
Posted on 10/25/2022
Each year, Castleberry ISD and The River Oaks Lions Club join forces to educate students and the community about the dangers of using drugs, alcohol, and tobacco. Annually, Red Ribbon Week encourages parents, educators, business owners, and other community organizations to promote drug-free lifestyles during the week of October 23rd through 31st.  more about Annual Breakfast Kicks Off Red Ribbon Week 2022
Gifted and Talented Program Referrals
Castleberry ISD Gifted and Talented Student Referrals
Posted on 10/23/2022
On Tuesday, November 15, Castleberry ISD will host a parent information night for families interested in learning more about the district’s Gifted and Talented Assessment and Identification process. The meeting will be held in conjunction with Family Code Night at Castleberry Elementary, 1100 Roberts Cut-Off Road, Fort Worth, TX 76114, from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. There will be two information sessions for parents/guardians in the school library. The first will be at 5:45 PM and the second will start at 6:30 PM.  more about Castleberry ISD Gifted and Talented Student Referrals
Castleberry High School Scheduled to Host Upcoming Community Blood Drive
CHS Scheduled to Host Community Blood Drive Event
Posted on 10/18/2022
The Castleberry High School Student Council is hosting a community blood drive with Carter BloodCare on Thursday, October 27, 2022 from 8:15 AM to 2:30 PM. The event will take place on the Carter BloodCare Bus, which will be parked in front of W.O. Barnes Stadium located at 4801 Blackstone Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76114.   more about CHS Scheduled to Host Community Blood Drive Event
CISD STEM @ River District Students Record First Episode of New Podcast Series
Students Interview Founder of Wakelet About Using Tech for Good
Posted on 10/13/2022
Castleberry ISD’s STEM @ River District students had a rare opportunity today when the team members of Wakelet, a digital curation platform, traveled to the USA from Manchester, United Kingdom, to be guests on the first episode of the student podcast series.  more about Students Interview Founder of Wakelet About Using Tech for Good
Portion of Churchill Road Closed
Portion of Churchill Road Closed Due to Water Main Break
Posted on 10/09/2022
Churchill Road, from Deering Drive to Blackstone Drive, is currently closed because of a water main break. The city of Fort Worth has not provided an estimate on how long the roads will be closed. Please review the detour maps, and read the suggested alternate routes for accessing Irma Marsh Middle School and Castleberry High School.  more about Portion of Churchill Road Closed Due to Water Main Break
Fall Festival and 6th Annual Barktober Fest #CISDbettertogether
River District to Host Fall Festival and 6th Annual Barktober Fest
Posted on 10/08/2022
The River District is set to host the Fall Festival and 6th Annual Barktober Fest on Friday, October 28 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM. The event will take place in the parking lot of the Paw Pad and the Living Water Church field, located at 5201 White Settlement Road, Fort Worth, TX 76114. The Fall Festival will include lots of family fun and dog-friendly activities, such as trunk or treat, bounce houses, a pumpkin patch/painting station, and photo booth. Be sure to dress the entire family and Fido in costume for a chance to win either the pet costume contest or best family/group costume.  more about River District to Host Fall Festival and 6th Annual Barktober Fest
Happening this week! Homecoming parade and events
You're Invited to the Homecoming Parade on Thursday!
Posted on 10/04/2022
Cheer on the Lions as they celebrate this year's Hollywood Homecoming! The annual community parade is on Thursday at 6:00 PM. Following the parade, everyone is invited to the Burning of the Letters Community Pep Rally event! You will not want to miss the festivities, so call your friends, and find a spot along the route to cheer on Castleberry!  more about You're Invited to the Homecoming Parade on Thursday!
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
Castleberry High School Art Teacher Awarded Classroom Grant
CHS Art Teacher Awarded Texas Cultural Trust First Year Teacher Grant
Posted on 09/29/2022
Congratulations to Jazmin Gonzales, a first year art teacher at Castleberry High School. Gonzalez applied for and received a First Year Teacher Grant from the Texas Cultural Trust. According to the TX Cultural Trust website, "The Texas Cultural Trust recognizes the critical importance of providing quality arts education to every child. The First Year Teacher Grant is designed to support highly qualified arts teachers in providing quality arts education access to Title 1, rural, low arts access communities."  more about CHS Art Teacher Awarded Texas Cultural Trust First Year Teacher Grant
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
CHS student art displayed at state conference
Castleberry ISD Student Art Selected for Display During TASA/TASB State Convention
Posted on 09/09/2022
Congratulations to Castleberry High School art students, Victoria D., Celeste R., and Gabriela S., for being selected to have their artwork displayed at the annual Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) and Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) Convention Art Exhibit. The TASA/TASB Art Exhibit was held in the exhibit hall of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX during the September conference. These talented students’ artwork will proudly represent Castleberry ISD and will be among several award-winning pieces of art throughout the state.  more about Castleberry ISD Student Art Selected for Display During TASA/TASB State Convention
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
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
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
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
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
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
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
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 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 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 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