CAST STEM Principal's Weekly Update

October 8, 2021

CAST STEM families,

What a beautiful day! Seniors started their day together at Senior Sunrise - it was a glorious sunrise. We are so proud of their success. SAT Day is Wednesday, October 13th! FAFSA is open and it is time to complete FAFSA/TAFSA. Thank you to San Antonio Education Partnership for working one-on-one with seniors.

Our Juniors spent their day prepping for the PSAT with GEAR UP. PSAT Day is Wednesday, October 13th!

WORLD TEACHER DAY: I'd like to recognize all of our facilitators and staff for a fantastic first 6 weeks of school. Facilitators encourage students to achieve their best level of success, complete assignments in a timely manner, and focus on success in college, career and military goals!

Monday, October 11th is a student holiday and staff workday. Palo Alto College Dual Credit scholars DO have class on Monday. Good luck to College Algebra scholars - TEST MONDAY!

Have a great weekend!

In gratitude,

Ravae V. Shaeffer

Proud Principal, CAST STEM HS

#WeAreCASTSTEM #WeAreSouthwest


Senior Sunrise at 6:45 a.m. Friday, October 8th

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CAST Network Student Advisory Team

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PBL Team Planning in the Courtyard: Jose & Jiveth

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Senior Charles Massey Interview with Mr. Gallagher, HEB

Investing in the Future
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FAFSA Night October 14th 6:00-7:00 p.m.

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Stay Connected

Join Remind for CAST STEM High School:
Text to #81010, in the message type @caststemh

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CAST STEM Calendar Highlights

Click the calendar image to review on our website.


  • October 12 - Open House 5:30-7:00 p.m.
  • October 13 - PSAT/SAT School Day
  • October 14 - FAFSA Night 6:00-7:00 p.m.
  • October 15 - PTSA Goal Day - sign up now!
  • October 20 - Palo Alto College Advising for 9th-12th grades


PTSA (Parent-Teacher-Student Association)

Join PTSA today! PTSA strives to make every child's potential a reality. Join by October 15th to get connected. is a mobile-friendly website where anyone can easily join our PTA using a credit or debit card. Our dues are $10 and the website charges a $1.50 processing fee.

Please contact with your contact information if you want to join our PTSA but are unable to utilize this website and would like us to work with you on a different way of joining.

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Palo Alto College Advising Schedule

Mr. Fernando Acevedo, PAC Advisor, will be on campus!

October 20, 2021:

12th Grade - 9:00 - 10:00 am

11th Grade - 10:00-11:00 am

10th Grade - 11:00 am -12:00pm

9th Grade - 1:20-2:20 pm

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Free College Advising with Cafe College

Cafe College Website

College Advising is available to you by appointment. Student and parent events are offered throughout fall, spring, and summer. Review the website for this summer's events.

Opportunities for Scholars

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Dress for Success at CAST STEM!

We appreciate that you wear modest clothing that shows that you are ready to learn and ready to work. We expect you to wear clothing that covers your body and protects you when working in our laboratory spaces.

Weekly Spirit Days:

Wednesday - CAST STEM Spirit - wear your CAST STEM spirit shirt!

Thursday - Professional Dress Day - dress for your future career.

Friday - College or Career Spirit - wear your favorite college or career shirt.

Do you need a Verification of Enrollment (VOE) Form for your driver's permit?

VOE is a form that you submit to the DPS when you are applying for a learner's permit or license. It is signed by your school administrator to verify that you are enrolled in school, attending 90% of classes in the semester prior to your application, and that you have been awarded credit for each class you took in the semester prior to applying for your license. If you need to obtain this form, please download and complete the following form and drop it off at CAST STEM. Please be sure to drop it off 24 hours in advance of when you need it. Mrs. Shaeffer will verify your attendance and credits before signing the VOE.