Castle View Family Newsletter

March 3, 2023

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**Photo Credit Colten Robidoux

Hello, Castle View Families:

Prom is just around the corner, and we know how important this tradition is in shaping the high school experience. Events like dances are a wonderful way for us to celebrate our community and strengthen the relationships that cohere it.

We also know that consistent attendance at school is critical, not only for students’ academic success, but also for their mental health and social well-being. Additionally, we know that our kids are students first and that the learning they do in classrooms is the key to building their future.

To balance these important priorities, Castle View will begin holding our students accountable to the following expectations during the eligibility period in order to attend dances:

  • Maintain at least 80% attendance.

  • Maintain passing grades in at least half of their courses, similar to the expectation for athletic eligibility.

  • Refrain from behavior that leads to suspension.

To ensure that all students have the opportunity to meet these expectations before Prom on April 21, we will run eligibility between Monday, March 6 and April 20. We will stay in communication with students and their families who might be at risk for being ineligible and do everything we can to support them in coming to school and being successful in their classes.

We appreciate your partnership. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions. And as always, thank you for sharing your kids with us; It is our honor to serve them.


Dr. Jeena Templeton

Principal, Castle View High School

Instagram: @SabercatPrincipal

**Photo Credit Ivy Briggs and Liv Morgan

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!

Mar 6: Band Concert at 7

Mar 7: Boys Lacrosse at 6:30 @ DC Stadium

Mar 8: Finals Period 2A (Regular Bell Schedule)

Mar 9: FINALS Period 1 (7:40-9:20) & 2B (9:40-11:20) EARLY RELEASE FOR STUDENTS; Graduation Entertainment Tryouts 11:30-12:30; Girls Tennis at 3:30; Girls Lacrosse at 6:30 @ DC Stadium

Mar 10: FINALS Period 1 (7:40-9:20) & 4 (9:40-11:20) EARLY RELEASE FOR STUDENTS

Mar 13-17: Spring Break (No school for students)

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Please complete this survey!

In an effort to solidify the identity of our school within the community, we are working with an outside expert to aid us with this process. Thank you in advance for answering the following survey questions. We look forward to communicating with you the results of our work.

11th Grade Students and Families- POTENTIAL ACTION REQUIRED

The CMAS-Science will be administered to all 11th grade students on Thursday, April 13th, 2023. This is a computer-based exam, so CVHS must plan diligently for onsite computer access for all students planning to complete the assessment. Therefore, if you plan to opt out of or excuse your student from the CMAS-Science, it is essential that we know AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

Families interested in opting their 11th grade student(s) out of the CMAS-Science can excuse their student(s) from the CMAS-Science exam by following THESE DIRECTIONS.

Attention SENIOR Students and Families- COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS DUE APRIL 7TH, 2023

Students must complete and submit documentation of 20 hours of community service in order to graduate from any DCSD high school. Hours must be submitted to Mrs. Isaak in the counseling office no later than April 7th!

Spring break is an awesome opportunity to get some last minute hours. Consider helping out at a St. Baldrick's event or St. Patrick's Day 5K.


First, thank you to the 18 families who have already volunteered to proctor AP exams in May. More information about training will come out right after Spring Break. WE ARE STILL IN NEED OF ABOUT 15 PARENT/GUARDIAN VOLUNTEERS!

Commitment: One 90-minute training in mid-April 2023 and one four-hour morning or afternoon session May 1-5 or 8-12, 2023. All training will be provided.

Please fill out this interest survey if you would consider helping us out.

Congrats to TSA for their strong showing at the State Conference!

The Castle View TSA club had a very successful showing at the just finished State TSA Conference. Out of a total of nearly 2000 student competitors, Castle View had thirteen students that placed or were in the running to place!

State Champions

Robert Hammen and Connor Slagle - Structural Design and Engineering (think a railroad bridge designed to take the most weight)

Third Place

Sydney Liedtke - Transportation Modeling

Damon Warnick - Music Production

Fourth Place

Damon Warnick - Transportation Modeling

Antonino Piscitella, Ian Roberts, Connor Slagle, Ethan Tucker - Robotic Design

Zach Nguyen - Rat Trap Dragster


Kade Bracken, Erik Simpson - Architectural Design

Kade Bracken - Fore! (a 19th hole design for a miniature golf course)

Micky Li - Photographic Technology

Carson Lindstrom - Transportation Modeling

Honorable Mention

Best CO2 Dragster Design and Construction - Ian Roberts, Antonino Piscitella

Catapult Design - Carson Lindstrom, Ian Roberts, Ethan Tucker

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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!)

School Accountability Committee Update

The CVHS School Accountability Committee (SAC) met this week. We reviewed the 2023-24 Budget. You can view all SAC agendas and minutes HERE.

SAC is a great way to be involved with the school and be informed of happenings at CV. We are looking to elect to new officers for the 2023-2024 school year. If you are interested in running for a position, please attend our April 5 meeting at 6:30. If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Dissel:

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.