CAST STEM Principal's Weekly Update

October 1, 2021

CAST STEM families,

It's the first day of October and we are excited for what the fall holds for our students. For our Seniors, today was Senior Recess and the first day that FAFSA opens. If you would like assistance with completing the FAFSA, please join us for FAFSA Night on October 14th from 6:00-7:00 p.m. For more information, reach out to Mrs. Hoffman or Mr. Jimenez.

CORRECTED DATE-Calendar Highlight - Open House:

Please come by to meet all the teachers, walk your student's schedule, and see our newly renovated hallways on Tuesday, October 12th 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Have a great weekend!

In gratitude,

Ravae V. Shaeffer

Proud Principal, CAST STEM HS

#WeAreCASTSTEM #WeAreSouthwest


FAFSA Night October 14th 6:00-7:00 p.m.

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eSports Club

Mr. Kailipaka and Ms. Hetrick welcomed 34 students to eSports - let's go! Students will compete as teams to achieve an objective in an online game. We are hoping to earn some scholarships this year!

Badminton Champs

Remy Runyan and Christian Young, 5th period doubles champs

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Stay Connected

Join Remind for CAST STEM High School:
Text to #81010, in the message type @caststemh

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CAST STEM Calendar Highlights

Click the calendar image to review on our website.


PTSA (Parent-Teacher-Student Association)

Join PTSA today! PTSA strives to make every child's potential a reality. Join by October 15th to get connected. is a mobile-friendly website where anyone can easily join our PTA using a credit or debit card. Our dues are $10 and the website charges a $1.50 processing fee.

Please contact with your contact information if you want to join our PTSA but are unable to utilize this website and would like us to work with you on a different way of joining.

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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.

Opportunities for Scholars

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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.

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.