Third Nine Weeks

Castleberry ISD Earns Award Excellence in Financial Management
Castleberry ISD Earns Award of Excellence in Financial Management
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. 
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
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.  
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
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. 
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
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. 
Acceleration in Math or AIM: Learn more about the program qualifications and how to nominate a student.
Is Math Acceleration Right for Your Child?
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. 
Now Accepting Applications from Current Fifth Grade Students for CISD STEM @ River District
CISD STEM Academy @ River District Accepting Applications for 2023-2024
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. 
Castleberry ISD District Spelling Bee En Espanol
Three Students Advance to the Regional Spanish Spelling Bee
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. 
Athletic Events Rescheduled Due to Winter Storm
Athletic Events Rescheduled Due to Winter Storm
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.  
Mariachi Los Leones Headed to State Competition
Castleberry High School Mariachi Los Leones headed to UIL State Mariachi Competition
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. 
Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers Federal Grant
Castleberry ISD Applies for Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers Federal Grant
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. 
Attend to Win Logo with words "Announcing Spring Attendance Challenges"
Attend to Win One of Castleberry ISD's Spring Attendance Challenges
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.  
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
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. 
School Board Candidacy Filing Window Jan. 18 - Feb 17
Candidacy Filing Window for Castleberry ISD School Board Election Opens
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. 
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
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. 
Forward, Together
Castleberry ISD Honors School Board Members Throughout January
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. 
Welcome Back from Winter Break
As Students Start the Second Semester, District Launches STOPit Anonymous Reporting App
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.