Castle View Family Newsletter

November 4, 2022

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Hello, Castle View Families:

On August 23, the Douglas County School District Board of Education unanimously voted 7-0 to place a $60 million Mill Levy Override (MLO) and $450 million Bond on the 2022 ballot.

If passed by voters, these new funds would be used at our school to:

  • Increase teacher and staff pay

  • Enhance safety and security systems

  • Refresh student and staff technology

  • Make much needed repairs and upgrades to our building

    • Seal exterior walls

    • Install new intercom system

    • Upgrade theater and stage lighting and sound systems

Our teachers in the Douglas County School District earn, on average, $18,000 less compared to a neighboring school district. Additional MLO funding, if passed by voters, would help the school district provide teachers and staff, including the amazing staff at our school, a competitive salary.

  • DCSD teachers, on average, would receive a 9% pay increase, as reflected in these salary schedules

  • Classified staff members, such as bus drivers, educational assistants, custodians, etc., would receive a 9% pay increase

  • Other staff, including school principals and administrators, would receive a 6% pay increase

A $450 million Bond, if passed by voters, would help DCSD construct three new neighborhood elementary schools in quickly growing neighborhoods (The Canyons in Castle Pines, Crystal Valley Ranch in Castle Rock, and Sterling Ranch in Highlands Ranch). It would also provide for building expansions at Mesa Middle School in Castle Rock and Sierra Middle School in Parker to help reduce crowding and plan for growth. The Bond would also assist DCSD in implementing safety and security upgrades, and updating and repairing its existing school buildings (including ours), to provide safe, efficient, quality learning environments for students and staff.

If the MLO and Bond are approved by voters, Douglas County homeowners will pay $1 per week per $100,000 of home value. For example, a Douglas County resident with a home valued at $500,000 would pay approximately $250 more per year if both measures are approved.

You can read more about Douglas County School District’s funding challenges on our website. Thank you for continuing to be an engaged and informed member of our school community! And remember that election day is quickly approaching. Be sure to turn in your ballot by November 8. Find a ballot box or voting location near you -

As always, thank you for sharing your kids with us. It is our honor to serve them.


Jeena Templeton, Ed.D.

Principal, Castle View High School


Instagram: @SabercatPrincipal

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Learn More About DCSD's MLO (5A) and Bond (5B) Initiatives

Follow Dr. Templeton on Instagram! ~ @SabercatPrincipal

Mark your calendars with these important dates:

Included in this section are our Home, Varsity Athletics and Activities. We'd love to see you there!

Nov 8-12: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on the CV Main Stage at 7; Matinee at 1 on Saturday the 12. (Tickets available at

Nov 15: ASVAB testing; National Honor Society Induction at 6pm

Nov 21-25: Thanksgiving Break- NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

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Term 2 Course Fees!

Course fees have been assessed for Term 2 courses; you should have received invoices in your email from My School Bucks. You can view and pay fees here:

Many school supplies including books, on-line subscriptions, and general classroom supplies have been purchased. In order to offset the costs already incurred, course fees are due by the end of the current term. It's always best to "pay as you go" so that fees don't pile up.

Feel free to reach out to the Bookkeeper, Renee Susman, at 303-387-9007 if you have any questions regarding fees.

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Free Tutoring Available!

Term 2 Free Tutoring is offered by CVHS National Honors Society M-Th, 3-3:30pm in the library.

Support our CV DECA Club!!

The IC Brewhouse is supporting your Castle View DECA club with its IC Brewhouse Gives Back Night program. For every dinner-time order on Wednesday, IC Brewhouse will donate 15% to Castle View DECA. This offer is good from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm Wednesday evening only and you must indicate you are supporting Castle View DECA. For to-go orders, you must order online or call IC Brewhouse directly. The students of DECA really appreciate your support”

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Nominate your favorite CVHS teacher/staff member for the 2023 Apple Award!

The 2023 Apple Award Nomination link is LIVE HERE!

The 2023 Apple Award Nomination window will be open through Sunday November 13, 2022. We invite our DCSD students, teachers, staff and community to join us in nominating their favorite teacher(s), principal, classified employee and department employee.

Congrats to our Castle View Climbing Team!

Our Castle View boys and girls climbing team did amazing at their first climbing comp of the season!

Individual Standings (Top 3)


1st - Zoe Beckett (Castle View)
2nd - Britania Van’t Land (Coronado)
3rd - Salome Lloyd (Palmer)


1st - Austin Reitz (Cheyenne Mountain)
2nd - Jackson Mayberry (Castle View)
3rd - Benjamin Morris (Palmer Ridge)

Team Standings (Top 3)

Boys Team:

1st - Castle View
2nd - Palmer Ridge
3rd - Renaissance Secondary

Girls Team:

1st - Coronado
2nd - Castle View
3rd - Renaissance Secondary

CV Wrestling Meeting

The CV Wrestling program will be having a mandatory Parent and Wrestlers Meeting on Wednesday Nov. 9th 2022 at 5:45pm in the CV Wrestling room. The meeting is for new and returning wrestlers and parents.

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The Castle View Girls Basketball Team and Sabercat Basketball Club NEED your support!

Didn't get the Sabercat Basketball gear you wanted over the holiday? Need to stay warm during the Winter Basketball Season? We are rolling out a brand new online store with a variety of Sabercat Basketball Apparel, something for everyone! Please visit before it closes 11/23 to check out the latest products being added to the store.

Thank you for your support! Come cheer them on to victory this season! GO CATS!!!

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Senior Class Panoramic Pictures

Please use this link to order your panoramic class pictures:

All orders will be online through the website. Pictures will be mailed to the address specified in the order form in about 4 weeks.

Thank you for your support. Please email the photographer,, if you have any questions."

Attention Class of 2023!

CVHS Birthday Grams!

Say “HAPPY BIRTHDAY” to your Sabercat with a BIRTHDAY GRAM on the marquee out in front of the school!

For only $10, your student will get a special shout out on our sign on their birthday!!! A perfect opportunity to show them love - and an awesome place to get that photo or selfie!

Use this link to order and pay for your birthday gram! Payment will be done through My School Bucks, link at end of order form.

Deadline is 10 days prior to your student’s birthday.

(Birthdays must fall within our regular class schedule, they will not run on breaks nor over the summer. You may schedule NOW for birthdays through the last day of class in May!)

Castle View High School

Our mission is to transform high school learning through meaningful Relationships, Relevant learning, and a Rigorous academic environment where every Castle View student will graduate with the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful in the 21st Century.