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Attendance Matters!!!!!

posted Sep 21, 2017, 4:25 PM by Ryan Greene

Clearly going to school regularly matters!

 

We don’t want your child to fall behind in school and get discouraged.  Please ensure that your child attends school every day and arrives on time.   Here are a few practical tips to help support regular attendance:

 

  • Make sure your children keep a regular bedtime and establish a morning routine.
  • Lay out clothes and pack backpacks the night before.
  • Ensure your children go to school every day unless they are truly sick
  • Avoid scheduling vacations or doctor’s appointments when school is in session.
  • Talk to teachers and counselors for advice if your children feel anxious about going to school.
  • Develop back up plans for getting to school if something comes up.  Call on a family member, neighbor, or another parent to take your child to school.

 

Let us know how we can best support you and your children so that they can show up for school on time every day.   We want your child to be successful in school!  If you have any questions or need more information please contact the high school.

 

Sincerely,

Ryan Greene

Study Tables start Wednesday

posted Sep 19, 2017, 2:32 PM by Shaun Campbell

CRHS is pleased to announce that on Wednesdays, from 2:00 until 2:50, we will offer supervised study tables for students who are unable to go home after school and get back in time for practice.  This opportunity will allow students to work on homework assignments, group projects, silent reading, or get some help from peers or adults with assignments.  Students wanting yo take advantage of this opportunity need to come prepared with something academic to work on.

Students will not be allowed to hang out in the halls, go to the weight room, etc, as there is no adult supervision available.

This week, participation will be optional, but beginning September 27, 9th and 10th graders will be required to attend unless parents notify the school otherwise.  This is because students in these classes generally do not drive and may not have a reliable way to get back from home after being dropped off by the busses.  If an exception needs to be made, we will listen on a case-by-case basis. 

If there are any questions, please call the high school and Mr. Greene or Mr. Campbell can assist.

Thanks and Go Rockets!!

First Week

posted Sep 8, 2017, 12:01 PM by Ryan Greene

I wanted to congratulate all of our staff and students on a great first week.  We started with a slow start, with the Freshmen coming to school on Tuesday for our annual "Freshmen Academy".  I have been very impressed with the freshmen so far this year.  They had started their high school careers off without a hitch.  They represented themselves well at our first pep assembly and are looking to continue this early momentum.  Way to go Freshmen!!!!  Everyone else started on Wednesday and it has gone very smoothly.  This is such a wonderful place to work and I am happy to see all of the students excited and ready for this year's challenges.  When you walk around the hall of Castle Rock you will see great students who are making CRHS a great place to be.  Thanks---Mr. Greene    

Attendance is important (please read)

posted Aug 24, 2017, 10:06 AM by Ryan Greene

DID YOU KNOW?

 *  Starting in kindergarten, too many absences (excused and unexcused) can cause children to fall behind in school.

 *  Missing 10 percent (or about 18 days) increases the chance that your student will not read or master math at the same level as their peers.

 *  Students can still fall behind if they miss just a day or two days every few weeks.

 *  Being late to school may lead to poor attendance.

 *  Absences can affect the whole classroom if the teacher has to slow down learning to help children catch up.

 *  By 6th grade, absenteeism is one of three signs that a student may drop out of high school.

 *  By being present at school, your child learns valuable social skills and has the opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with other students and school staff.

 *  Absences can be a sign that a student is losing interest in school, struggling with school work, dealing with a bully or facing some other potentially serious difficulty.

 *  By 9th grade, regular and high attendance is a better predictor of graduation rates than 8th grade test scores.

Two weeks until school starts!

posted Aug 23, 2017, 3:26 PM by Shaun Campbell

Grade 9 begins with Freshman Academy on September 5.
Grades 10/11/12 begin school on September 6.


Welcome Back Letter

posted Aug 23, 2017, 3:25 PM by Ryan Greene

As I start my third year at Castle Rock High School, I feel fortunate to work in a community that is so supportive of what we do at school every day.  When I drive to work during these long summer days, I enjoy seeing the pride and growth in the downtown area.  Whether it is the beautiful hanging baskets filled with colorful flowering plants or the new modern storefronts that are being constructed, it just reminds me of a town that is moving in the right direction.  I also feel that same way about our school district---all of our schools are moving in the right direction. 

We had very little turnover this summer with teachers.  We are replacing one teacher and adding one new teacher for an entirely new position.  First of all, I would like to welcome Brittany Moore, our new math teacher.  Brittany just finished her teaching program at Central Washington University and will be starting her career here at Castle Rock High School.  She will be teaching Geometry and Applied Business Math.  The second addition to the teaching staff is L.J. Kruckenberg who will be starting our welding program at the school.  That’s right, welding is coming back to the high school.  This year, welding will be open to Juniors and Seniors for three class periods.  L.J. comes to us from the industry/trade world and brings a ton of knowledge to the program.  If you get a chance to stop by and meet these two additions, you will know why I am excited for both of them to be here this year.

Last year, in my back to school letter, I explained that we were moving to a one-to-one device platform at the high school.  This year it is a reality.  Every full-time student will receive a Chromebook at the start of the school year.  They will be checked out through the library just like a library book.  We are working with staff to make sure that the instruction in their classroom uses the technology that is being provided to them.  I would say that throughout the day, all students will be using their Chromebook to have more in-depth opportunities with their learning. 

As a reminder, if you are a parent of an incoming Freshman, we will be conducting our 4th annual Freshman Academy on September 5th.  This day will be for Freshman only and it will be a full school day with buses on their normal routes.  They will be conducting some orientation work, taking school pictures, learning about school activities, getting their class schedule/calendar, getting their locker assignments, paying for any fees, and also meeting with every one of their teachers.  All of the other students will be joining the Freshman on September 6th to start their 2017-2018 school year.  We will also have an open house on Tuesday, September 5th from 5:00-6:30 pm.  This is a chance for Freshman parents, or parents new to the district, to come in and see the school, while introducing yourself to the teachers. 

 

I hope you take the remainder of the summer break to rest and get ready for what I think will be a great school year for everyone.  This will be a very busy year, one I am very excited to get started. The enclosed packet should address most of your questions but, if you need any clarification, please don’t hesitate to call the school.  Thanks and we will see you soon.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Ryan Greene, Principal

Castle Rock High School

New Vaccine Requirements

posted Aug 21, 2017, 1:46 PM by Patty Gelbrich

New information about Chickenpox vaccine requirements for 9-12th grade students effective 2016-17 school year.  Please contact the school at 501-2930 with any questions. 

Graduation Week is Here!

posted Jun 4, 2017, 4:46 PM by Shaun Campbell

Congrats to our Seniors!
There are a lot of things going on this week that seniors will need to be aware of:

Wednesday, seniors will be going to the middle school and elementary for an opportunity to be recognized by younger students, as well as say goodbye or thank teachers and staff in those buildings that have helped them reach graduation.

Thursday night at 6:30 is Senior Awards Night.  Students will be recognized by a variety of departments, as well as receive scholarships from a number of organizations.

Friday- Senior breakfast begins at 8:15, put on by the senior parents, followed by the moving up assembly at appx 9:10.  Immediately afterwards, graduating seniors will move to the stadium for walkthrough practice.  This typically takes a few hours.

Graduation occurs at 7:00 p.m. at Rocket Stadium.  There are no tickets, or limits on the number of guests that may attend.  


Important End of the Year Dates

posted May 12, 2017, 9:34 AM by Shaun Campbell   [ updated May 12, 2017, 9:35 AM ]

May 20- Senior Presentations

May 23- EOC Biology Assessment

May 25/26- Every 15 Minutes Program

May 30- EOC Algebra Assessment

May 31- EOC Geometry Assessment

June 1- Senior Center Scholarship Lunch

June 4- Baccalaureate- CRHS Gymnasium 3:00

June 6- Evening of Excellence- 6:30

June 8- Senior Awards Night- 6:30

June 9- Graduation- 7:00 CRHS Stadium

June 20- Last day of School- Early Dismissal

Semester 2 Underway

posted Feb 23, 2017, 12:25 PM by Shaun Campbell

We have officially begun semester 2 and seniors are now on the countdown towards graduation.  There are a lot of things that we have going on at the high school and are proud of all our accomplishments.  This past weekend, our wrestling team participated in Mat Classic in Tacoma.  A number of students placed and the team finished the year with a 14th place team trophy.  Joe Godinho was also recognized as the class 1A Coach of the year.  This is the second time in his career he has earned this great honor.  

Spring sports begin next week, so if you know of a student who would like to participate in boy's soccer, track, tennis, baseball, or softball, please encourage them to get their paperwork in before the first practice.

Finally, we are working on a master schedule change for the 2017-18 school year to increase educational opportunities for all students.  There was a survey emailed out to all parents last Friday. If you have an opportunity to respond and give feedback, that would be much appreciated.

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