CAST STEM Principal's Weekly Update
August 28, 2021
First Week of School
We held our first assembly of the year on Friday for the senior, junior and sophomore classes. The seniors were leaders in spirit as they rallied to celebrate being together. CAST STEM senior ambassadors revealed the theme for this year #BeTheLight as they performed Amanda Gorman's inauguration poem, The Hill We Climb. Seniors Natalie Zepeda and Alberto Alvarez modeled the first two graduation gown prototypes. During the assembly, We remembered those we lost, celebrated with those who found their light, and enjoyed listening to Nat and Berto's stories about their CAST STEM experience. Our theme reminds us that wherever there is darkness, there is a hidden light, and we intend to find it and be the light for one another.
We are very proud of all of our Scholars who competed or performed this week. Congratulations to sophomore, Einalei Mendiola for 15 kills in the Legacy volleyball game against Fox Tech!
CAST STEM Scholars demonstrated leadership and creativity in the community as well. Congratulations are in order to musician and writer, Christian Young, senior, who wrote and acted in the play, Tafolla Toro. Our Class of 2025 freshmen students attended the play at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts center on Friday and were mesmerized by the talent. The San Antonio Report interviewed Christian. Check out the story HERE.
Thank you to CAST STEM families for your support and encouragement as we opened school this year. We always appreciate your kind words and well-wishes as we continue through the new year. Be The Light!
Ravae V. Shaeffer
Proud Principal, CAST STEM HS
Scholars and Leaders
10th-12th Grade Assembly
Senior Ambassadors Present "The Hill We Climb"
Natalie Zepeda, Charles Massey, Xitlali Hernandez, YouBe Htoo, Alberto Alvarez
Ms. Aguilar's Spanish Class
Palo Alto College Census Day: If a student would like to drop a dual credit class, the deadline to do it is 3:00 p.m. on Monday, August 30th.
COVID Testing: Asymptomatic COVID testing resumes at CAST STEM on Monday. Please complete the online registration on the SWISD COVID TESTING page.
No Deliveries to Campus: To ensure we are doing our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19, we will not accept food deliveries or allow for food or drink to be shared while students are on campus. Please support campus efforts by not sending or ordering food to be delivered to campus.
Car Pick Up: If you are picking up by car, please ensure that you pull all the way forward along the curb to ensure that our busses and traffic can flow efficiently from our campus. We want all students to be picked up swiftly and efficiently and we need your help to do so.
Student Schedules: We ask that you continue to be patient as we balance classes to maximize student success. Schedules may continue to change through the first 3 weeks of school. Please log in to Student Self-Serve or Parent Self-Serve to review your schedule.
Tickets: Southwest ISD Athletic Ticket Information
Dress for Success at CAST STEM!
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.