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WELCOME TO TEACHING AND LEARNING!
Our office provides school administrators and teachers with the training and resources needed to engage your children in rich and rewarding experiences.  Our office is comprised of academic and support departments, which work together to support your child's growth and progress in meeting or exceeding state standards.  Thank you for visiting.

Dr. Doris Ellison, Director of Teaching and Learning

Special Education and 504's
Julie Johnson, Director of Special Education

Kristina Higginbotham
Executive Assistant

Title One - Program Coordinator
Bryan Keatley

ELL
Maddie Sanguino

Hi Cap
Carl Stello

LAP
Deb Turver


English Language Learners (ELL)
For information about the English Language Learners program, call:
(360) 501-2940

Dr. Doris Ellison
Director of Teaching and Learning

Bryan Keatley
ELL Program Manager

TBD
Executive Assistant

Matilde Sanguino-Warner
ELL Teacher

Learning Assistance Program (LAP)
For information about the Learning Assistance Program, call:
(360) 501-2940

Dr. Doris Ellison
Director of Teaching and Learning

Deb Turver
LAP Teacher

TBD
Executive Assistant


For information about the Title 1 program call: (360)501-2940


Dr. Doris Ellison
Director of Teaching and Learning

Bryan Keatley
Title 1 Coordinator

TBD
Executive Assistant



For information about the Highly Capable program, visit our webpage.  HIGHLY CAPABLE

Carl Stello
Coordinator

TBD
Executive Assistant


A.V.I.D. - ADVANCEMENT VIA INDIVIDUAL DETERMINATION
We are happy to announce that next year we are beginning AVID!  We are recruiting students who will be in 6th and 7th grade to be in our inaugural AVID classrooms...  Please complete the short application form and turn it in to your school office.  We look forward to lots of fun activities, team building, and learning.  APPLICATION



Teaching & Learning News

  • AVID Middle School Students Visit Lower Columbia College Our wonderful AVID students at the middle school had an educational outing yesterday - to see in action higher education, Lower Columbia College.  Students participated in a tour around campus, visited classrooms, the gymnasium and workout facility.  Lots of positive statements and much excitement about having a higher learning experience!  Students wore t-shirts with "BELIEVE IN YOURSELF" printed on the front and that was the motto of the day, and the entire year in AVID.  Congratulations to our AVID teachers and AVID middle school students!  It's been a great year!  Many successes...
    Posted Jun 13, 2018, 3:03 PM by Patty Gelbrich
  • Last Day of Professional Learning... Our early release Wednesdays have been so helpful this year.  Yesterday was our last early release of the school year.  Our K-12 teaching staff and paraprofessionals gathered at the elementary school cafeteria in the afternoon where we spent time focusing on 15 areas.  These are areas that have made significant improvement over the last two years.  Castle Rock has many reasons to celebrate!  Enjoy the pictures from our celebratory last early release...  
    Posted Jun 7, 2018, 7:28 AM by Patty Gelbrich
  • Decision Day! Friday at Castle Rock High School was the first annual DECISION DAY assembly.  This day involved around 70 seniors who have made their plans for higher learning after graduation.  From Lower Columbia College to Perry Tech to University of WA to Washington State to military and many more reaching from California to Montana..  Congratulations seniors for making your decision and having a plan to continue learning!  #reachhigher
    Posted May 6, 2018, 11:15 AM by Patty Gelbrich
  • Instructional Rounds Instructional rounds have come to education from the medical model.  You see this on T.V. doctor shows - the young interns shadowing an experienced doctor where they talk about the practice of medicine, different patient conditions and treatments - and everyone learns from doing rounds.  Instructional rounds are much the same.  Teachers and administrators walk through classrooms looking at the task students are doing, the engagement students are showing, and the actions of the teacher to orchestrate all of that.Yesterday we were at the Intermediate School.  A team of ten educators (teachers and administrators) visited twelve classrooms.  In the afternoon, the Intermediate School staff spent their early release time discussing observations from the team.  They spent most of the time ...
    Posted Apr 26, 2018, 10:02 AM by Patty Gelbrich
  • INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL - A.V.I.D. AND WRITING One of the components in an A.V.I.D. school is writing.  Our A.V.I.D. program manager came to visit the intermediate school yesterday and we looked for evidence of writing.  Boy, did we see some great writing happening!  Way to go Intermediate School!  We saw stories, 2 and 3 column notes, planners, journals and thank you letters.  Great job!    
    Posted Mar 23, 2018, 12:28 PM by Patty Gelbrich
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