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CR Community Clean Up Day

posted Apr 28, 2019, 10:26 AM by tiffaney golden   [ updated Apr 28, 2019, 10:28 AM ]

Middle school helps with CR Community Clean Up Day!

Calling all 5th-12th Grade Girls

posted Oct 8, 2018, 10:05 AM by tiffaney golden

Calling all Castle Rock girls grades 5th-12th! Join the Castle Rock School District Counseling Department on Thursday, October 25 at 6:30 in the Middle School gym for an evening focused on girl relationships and the things things that make friendship so tough. We will watch an emotionally intense but ultimately uplifting documentary called  Finding Kind.  The documentary examines the many social issues facing girls today and encourages a call to kindness. Following the documentary there will be a guided discussion and opportunity for girls to examine their own relationships and how to empower themselves and others by committing to choosing kindness both for themselves and those around them.

For more information contact: Tricia Duus 360-501-2943


'18-'19 Back to School Info Letter

posted Aug 17, 2018, 11:40 AM by tiffaney golden

Welcome to Aarrghh Crew!

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year.  I hope everyone has had a fantastic summer.  I am happy to be back at school and I am excited about the coming school year.

We will continue having our incoming 6th grade attend the first day of school on their own to learn about all things at Castle Rock Middle School.  Tuesday, September 4, 2018 only 6th grade students along with middle school staff will be working together to get acquainted for the school year.  On this same day, we will be conducting a similar program at our high school for incoming freshman.  6th graders will participate in some ice-breaker games and activities to get to know each other and staff, discuss how to be successful at the middle school, meet teachers, take a tour, get locker assignments, and run through a mini day on their own.

Classes for students in grades seventh and eighth will begin on Wednesday September 5, 2018.   There has been a time change at the middle school please note that classes will begin promptly at 7:55 A.M. and the school day will end at 2:40 P.M.  Remember that Huntington Avenue gets very crowded in the morning so give yourself plenty of time to have your student on time every day.

School lunches will be available the first day of school.  Free and reduced fee lunches will be available to those students who qualify during the school year.  Each student (even those who qualified last year) will be required to complete a new meal application for this school year in order to maintain this benefit.

The office is now open from 7:15 A.M. to 3:00 P.M., please stop by and pay for lunches, yearbooks and take care of fees (sports fees, ASB cards and PE uniforms-if your uniform still fits you may wear the same one, no need to buy a new one (6th, 7th and 8th grade) and fines.  Reminder that different checks are needed for different accounts.  If you are paying for sports fees, yearbook or ASB card--all can go on one check.  PE uniforms, and fees and fines need to be on separate check. The office/building will be closed to the public on August 30th.   

On the evening of  Tuesday September 4th, students and their parents are welcome to come meet teachers from 5:00 PM -6:30 PM.  If your student is enrolled in AVID, there will be an informational meeting at 6:30 PM in the cafeteria.  No payments will be taken during open house; this is an opportunity for parents and their students to become familiar with the building and our staff.  

By September 1, schedules will be available online for students to view.  If you cannot view or print your schedule, one will be available on the first day of school.  Don’t forget to check out our website for events and information, www.crschools.org, select the middle school from the drop down menu.  We also have a Facebook page - Castle Rock Middle School, Home of the Pirates.

It’s going to be a great year.  I look forward to meeting and working with all of you in the coming school year.


Tiffaney Golden, Principal

Dress Code Reminders

*Low necklines on shirts and blouses are not permitted

*Clothing with holes that show underwear or skin from armpits to three inches above the knee are not permitted

*Backless clothing is not appropriate for school

*Pajamas or pajama pants are not permitted at school

*Shorts, skorts or skirts must fall at a length that ends no more than three inches above the knee

*Sleeveless shirts (tank tops) must have 2 inch wide straps.  Multiple narrow straps do not count.

*Body-conforming (spandex) clothing including leggings, tights and yoga pants are not acceptable school attire, unless covered by an appropriate garment that covers the front and back of their body

Important Dates

Aug. 27  Middle School Sport Practice Begins                     

  • Football Practice       9:00 AM- 11:00 AM

  • Girl's Soccer Practice   3:00 PM-5:00 PM at North County Soccer Fields

  • Volleyball Practice     3:20 PM - 5:20 PM

  • Cross Country Practice   3 :00 PM-5:00 PM, meet at HS in room 123


Sept. 4          First Day of School 6th grade only               7:55 A.M.- 2:40 P.M.

        Open House                        5:00 P.M.- 6:30 P.M.

        AVID Information Meeting         6:30 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.

Sept. 5          First Day of School 7th and 8th grade             7:55 A.M.- 2:40 P.M.          

** Students will not be allowed to participate in athletic or club competitions with any fees or fines.


FEES for 2018-2019





Reduced Lunch

$.40 (Free breakfast)

PE  Uniform (6th, 7th & 8th grade)

$15 required

ASB Card (must purchase to participant in a sport)


Sport Participation Fee

$40 per sport



**By law, we have to collect separate checks for the following:  ASB/Sports/Yearbook may be on one check. Lunch money deposits and PE Uniforms must each be on separate checks.

Fun Opportunities This Summer at Lower Columbia College

posted May 29, 2018, 7:12 AM by tiffaney golden

Corporate & Continuing Education at Lower Columbia College is excited to spread the word of some upcoming events we are putting on.


The events are:                


Girls Rock Leadership

Who:                     6-8 Grade girls   (20 student limit)

When:                  June 25-28, Mon-Thu from 8:30 a.m.-1p.m.

Register:              https://www.eventbrite.com/e/girls-rock-leadership-camp-tickets-46090528010


Kids College: Art in the Making                

Who:                     3-6 Graders        (30 student limit)

When:                  July 9-11, Monday-Wednesday from 8 a.m.-3 p.m

Register:              https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kids-college-art-in-the-making-tickets-46091115768


Kids College: Got Stem?

Who:                     3-6 Graders        (30 student limit)

When:                  July 16-18, Monday-Wednesday from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Register:              https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kids-college-got-stem-tickets-46091299317


Family STEM Night on Friday the 21st from 4:30-7pm.                                     

Who:                     Families with children in Pre-6th grade

When:                  Friday, September 21, 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m.

Attend:                SAVE THE DATE!


History Bee Support

posted May 23, 2018, 7:18 AM by tiffaney golden

Thank you to the Rotary Community Service Committee for supporting 6th grader Paige Ogden on her trip to the History Bee this month.  Bob Beal visited Paige's Social Studies class on Tuesday morning to deliver a check.  Thank you!

AVID Interviews - May 29th

posted May 23, 2018, 7:08 AM by tiffaney golden

Applications have been turned and interviews have been scheduled for Tuesday May 29th.  Students currently in grades 5-8 will be meeting with AVID teachers to discuss their applications.  We are so excited to be offering AVID elective classes in grades 6th -9th for the fall of 2018.  If you have any questions about AVID, please call the school.  We look forward to working with your students.

2018-2019 Scheduling

posted May 8, 2018, 8:47 AM by tiffaney golden

The middle school is looking in to their schedule for the 2018-2019 school year.  Staff is trying to keep options open for students who would like to be involved in AVID and music.  Staff are looking at interventions for students needing support in reading and math skills.  

The office sent home forecasting sheets with 6th and 7th grade students on Monday, please complete, sign and have your child return to the middle school by Wednesday May 9th.  

AVID 2018-2019

posted May 2, 2018, 3:46 PM by tiffaney golden   [ updated May 2, 2018, 3:47 PM ]

Mrs. Duus spoke with all current 6th and 7th grade students about AVID for next school year. 

 AVID is an academic, regularly scheduled elective class, during the school day, based on writing as a tool of learning, the inquiry method, and collaborative grouping. The three main components of the program are: . academic instruction, tutorial support and motivational activities.

What is AVID? AVID students are students in the middle, capable of completing a college preparatory path with support. These students often are not realizing their full potential academically. In the identification process a number of criteria are considered, including:   2.0 – 3.5 GPA, citizenship, attendance, desire and determination.  

Applications are due May 11th.  If you have questions speak with Mrs. Duus or Mrs. Golden.

Scheduling for 2018-2019

posted Apr 16, 2018, 9:52 PM by tiffaney golden

Last Wednesday the high school counselor, Mrs. Wilson and the high school principal, Mr. Greene came to the middle school to speak with our 8th graders about high school.  The 8th graders were shown a video with current high school seniors giving tips for high school success.  Mrs. Wilson walked the students through what "credits" mean and how to understand what is needed to graduate.  Students then looked through the high school course catalog and signed up for their classes.  

Current 5th, 6th and 7th grade students will be signing up for their middle school elective in May.

AVID Recruitment for 2018-2019 School Year

posted Mar 20, 2018, 9:12 AM by tiffaney golden

AVID is a group, a family away from home, that encourages thinking outside of the box and wants to help you learn to be a  life-long learner.  AVID helps you learn what it takes to be a successful student and push for more.  AVID is all about a more rigorous schedule, but giving you the materials you need not to fail, but to reach the highest star possible and still be successful.

AVID isn't a remedial program.
AVID isn't a free ride.
AVID isn't a placement program.
AVID is not a behavior correction program

If you are interested in AVID for next school year, ask Mrs. Golden, Mrs. Anglin, Ms. Allen, Ms. Carter, Mrs. Rhodes, Mrs. Lowsley or Mrs. Duus.  They will help you get more information.

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