CAST STEM Principal's Weekly Update

September 10, 2021

Patriot Day

Hello CAST STEM families,


Today we honored the patriots of September 11, 2001. We will never forget how our nation unified to mourn and remember fallen patriots, then rising to recover from our grief. Remembering 9/11 reminds me that we have weathered difficult storms in our nation's history and that we know how to recover from hard times. We are in the midst of another difficult storm right now as COVID continues to be a part of our lives. Please take a moment this weekend to pause and send well-wishes to our friends and family that are battling illness, recovering from illness, or returning to normal activities after COVID recovery. Let's continue to do our part to care for one another by maintaining a safe, healthy and positive community.


Have a great weekend!


In gratitude,

Ravae V. Shaeffer

Proud Principal, CAST STEM HS

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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.

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.

Southwest ISD COVID Safety Plan

CAST STEM Calendar Highlights

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Opportunities for Scholars

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Extra-Curricular Activities Student Interest Form

We believe that all scholars should feel safe, connected and ready to learn. At CAST STEM, we support all scholars as they pursue their interests and passions. Please complete the following SURVEY to submit your interests in getting connected with coaches and sponsors.

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.


VOE FORM: https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/driver/forms/voe.pdf