Castle View Family Newsletter

January 13, 2023

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Photo Credit: Gavin Weiskopf

Hello, Castle View Families:

It was a wonderfully hectic first week of 2023! I'm so proud of how our students showed up to start the new term.

I wanted to share more detail about CTE programming registration as Sabercats continue the registration process for next school year. Douglas County School District offers a variety of Career & Technical Education (CTE) programming. Regional CTE programming is offered to ensure all high school students have access to quality educational programs emphasizing core academic content, Postsecondary & Workforce Readiness (PWR) competencies, technical skills, and seamless transition to further education or employment. CTE programming better prepares all students, including special populations, to meet the challenges of the workforce, economic development, and emerging occupations.

State approved CTE programs are taught by Douglas County School District teachers who have received State CTE credentialing in their respective discipline and program. A list of CTE courses is available in our Course Guide and in THIS DCSD PROGRAM GUIDE.

Students interested in regional CTE programs are required to meet with their high school Counselor to discuss CTE course information, requirements and availability, and to complete the District CTE Application process.

Registration form for programming in Douglas County is DUE FEBRUARY 10, 2023. Instructions and timeline for CTE Program Request form and Registration process can be found here.

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

Follow Dr. Templeton on Instagram! ~ @SabercatPrincipal

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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!

Jan 14: Hockey at Family Sports Center at 2:10pm; Girls Basketball at 3:30

Jan 15: Girls Basketball at 5; Boys Basketball at 7

Jan 19: Girls Basketball at 5:30

Jan 21: CV Wrestling Tournament

Jan 23: Saber8 Pre-CMEA Concert

Jan 24: PTO Meeting in the CV Library at 5:30

Jan 25: Wrestling at 7

Jan 27: Battle of the Rock Basketball Game at DCHS ~ Girls at 5; Boys at 7

Jan 28: Winter Dance at 7

Jan 31: Girls Basketball at 5; Boys Basketball at 7

Families of Juniors and Seniors

Beginning on January 17, 2023 and continuing through February 16, 2023, students taking the SAT School Day in April 2023 may opt into the optional essay.

Students must log into their CollegeBoard accounts to opt into the essay. The CollegeBoard defaults students to the SAT without Essay. Castle View High School administration cannot opt students in directly. The optional essay is only available for the SAT. There is not an optional essay on the PSAT 9 or the PSAT 10.

If you or your student has questions about the benefits of the optional essay, please have your student make an appointment with Ms. Malson or their counselor.

Stock the Teacher Fridges!

Also, consider helping us STOCK THE TEACHER FRIDGES on January 23rd! Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. You can drop off your items to Post Grad (in the back of the main office) anytime on January 23rd. Thank you for helping us provide snacks to our wonderful staff as they kick off the year 2023!


CVHS Winter Dance

CV's Winter Dance is on Saturday, January 28th from 7:00-10:00 pm. Students can purchase tickets during the week of the dance at lunches in the commons. As always, if students wish to bring a guest from another school, they need to fill out the guest form and obtain the proper signatures in order to get it approved. All guest forms are due by January 27th at noon to Post Grad. No forms will be collected at the dance as they need to be verified in advance. Thank you!

Perseverance Scholarship Application

The primary purpose of these scholarships is to assist students who might not otherwise be able to continue their education and who demonstrate a unique ability to persevere through life's challenges. These scholarships are for one year only and may be used for any college or vocational program. Money is transferred directly to the recipient's postsecondary college or institution.

Please submit this completed application by Friday, February 17, 2023 at 3pm.

Scholarship recipients and their parents will be invited to attend a District Administrator's meeting in May for an awards presentation where high school principals will present the awards. We encourage the student's family, counselor, and a favorite teacher (from any grade) to also attend. Please refer questions to your high school counselor.

Criteria For Selection:
Scholastic Record - Include your GPA and any test score available.
School/Community work experience should be included in the space provided.
Applicant's responses to short essay questions.
Financial Need - The need for financial assistance is a major factor of consideration. A parent/guardian must sign in the space designated. Your application will not be considered if information for this section is missing or incomplete.
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Volunteer Opportunity!

We are in search of several adult volunteers to proctor Advanced Placement exams in early May 2023. Volunteer proctors will allow our teachers and special service providers to stay in classrooms helping students learn rather than proctoring half-day exams.

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.

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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.