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WELCOME TO TEACHING AND LEARNING!
Teaching and Learning will forever by important to your child's success in school, career and life.  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.

Patty Gelbrich, Director of Teaching and Learning

Special Education and 504's
Julie Johnson, Director of Special Education
Kristina Higginbotham
Secretary

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

Patty Gelbrich
Director of Teaching and Learning

Lori Varkevisser
Secretary

Matilde Sanguino-Warner
ELL Teacher

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

Patty Gelbrich
Director of Teaching and Learning

Deb Turver
LAP Teacher

Lori Varkevisser
Secretary


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


Patty Gelbrich
Director of Teaching and Learning

Bryan Keatley
Title 1 Coordinator

Lori Varkevisser
Secretary




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

Carl Stello
Coordinator

Lori Varkevisser
Secretary


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

  • 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
  • It's Testing Time... Next week our spring statewide testing schedule begins for students in grades 3 and up.  You play an important part in helping students give their best performance on this important test. As you know, we have been busy preparing and reinforcing the skills necessary for students to demonstrate their learning. Even though this assessment is a snapshot—one single perspective on one day in time – it is important that our students have every advantage to do their very best. We don’t want to cause test anxiety, rather we want our students to be as prepared as possible and show what they know. There are many ways in which you can help your child put his/her best foot forward ...
    Posted Apr 27, 2018, 9:33 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
  • A Day of Learning! Inservice Day, a day where teachers are working without students, is a day full of learning here in Castle Rock!  What a fantastic day.  Thanks to our teachers and administrators for taking this day, and the gift of time, so seriously!  We work hard planning and learning with your children's success in mind....  Way to go Castle Rock!
    Posted Mar 16, 2018, 2:17 PM by Patty Gelbrich
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