The Cascade High School Newsletter

Always Compete

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Humbly we stay the course and trust the process - Always Compete

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Upcoming Events

5/7-5/11 – Educators Week

5/9 – School Nurses Day

5/9 – Night of Awards

5/11 – Choir Concert

5/16 –SRO Day

5/16 – Band Concert

5/23 – Extended Family Day

5/24 – Lunch Family Day

5/25 – Character Ed Convo

5/28 – Memorial Day – No School

5/29 – 5/30 – Final Exams

5/31 – Last Staff Day

6/1 - Graduation

Event Spotlight

Dancing for the Kids - Riley Dance Marathon

"The" Cascade High School sponsored the 3rd annual Riley Dance Marathon. The event was a huge success and CHS successfully raised $1,925! The Cascade High School worked in conjunction with DePauw University for the Olympic themed event. Activities included mock events from both the winter and summer Olympics, a 3 on 3 basketball tournament, glow in the dark dancing, and a learned dance from DePauw students. Both elementary and high school students enjoyed the festivities from the evening.

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Student Spotlight

Ms. Caroline Edmondson Honored

Cascade's very own senior Caroline Edmondson was named an Indiana Academic All Star. She is one of three Cascade Cadets to ever earn this award. The other two alumni were Justine Weatherman and Emilee Arnold. The Indiana Academic All-Star distinction recognizes 40 seniors throught the state who excel in the classroom first and foremost, but who also are actively involved in their schools and communities, and take on leadership roles in those activities. The program was held by the Indiana Association of School Principals (IASP), and were honored at a luncheon Friday, April 27, at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in Indianapolis. Furthermore, Caroline won the Indiana Academic All Star Purdue Scholarship!

"The" CHS Gallivanters

Chase Bauer led a trip to Italy/Greece during spring break with students, former students, other staff members and parents. In her words: "Our adventure began in Rome where we visited the Trevvi Fountain, Vatican City, The Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basillica. We journeyed onto the Roman Forum and the Colosseum before heading to Florence. There we visited the Duomo, Ponte Vecchio, and the Santa Croce. We took a night ferry to Greece and headed into the beautiful mountainside to visit Meteora and the monasteries. Then it was onto Athens for Olympic Stadium, Delphi, and the Acropolis. Because of the Air France strike, we were delayed and had to stay an extra day in Greece...at a seaside resort on the Agean Sea. In all we spent 12 days traveling, including an unexpected overnight in Paris."​

When losers are winners: Pennies for Patients

The 5th hour AP Study Hall and Mrs. Russo's 5th hour regular study hall took on the entire school in the annual Pennies for Patients campaign which supports the Indiana Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. They lost...by 6$, and yet they are winners! The school raised more money than it has for several years and individually the AP Study Hall raised more money than any other classroom! Also, Mrs. Russo raised almost $1000! Each year, she devotes a lot of time and personal contributions to raise a lot of money for Pennies for Patients. Ms. Bauer's and Mr. Anderson's classes won the contest and pushed the entire school to raise more money for cancer research. "The" Cascade High School has great students and staff!

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CHS Happenings

Prom with Dolphins

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Mill Creek Optimists Honor "The" Cascade "Top Ten" Scholars

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Daily Life at "The" Cascade

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Staff Spotlight

Teacher of the month - Mrs. Scharrer


Mrs. Scharrer is the shining star of the month. Mrs. Scharrer has been teaching at Cascade for the past 24 years. Mrs. Scharrer teaches French 1-4 at the high school, world language to 7th graders, and French I to 8th graders at the middle school. Mrs. Scharrer is married to Todd, has two children Nick and Holli, and two step children Caleb and Skyer. Besides teaching, Mrs. Scharrer loves to travel, shop, and spend quality time with her friends and family. She has been fortunate to not only win her Jeep in a contest give-a-way but also meet her favorite musician, Nikki Sixx. In her future with teaching, she would like to see her numbers increase in French. Mrs. Scharrer, thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to our students at The Cascade High School!

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Jon Mitchell Senior Academy

We are in the home stretch, quickly approaching the end. With only a month left final decisions are being made, scholarships are being award, and our seniors are eagerly looking toward their futures. This can be one of the hardest months of the senior year, as the end of high school is so close but there is still important work to do. As always Cascade students always compete and will finish this year our in grand fashion.

Guidance Corner

2018 College Bus Trip

The Cascade High School guidance department took the annual college bus trip on April 13th. The visit included Trine University, University of St. Francis and Manchester University. Any parent/guardian(s) and student in grades 9, 10, 11 of Cascade High School were invited to attend. The number of students attending is limited because of space on the charter bus. Transportation was on a Free Enterprise Bus which was provided by Indiana Commission for Higher Education. Meals, snacks and other support provided by HCCF, HCN and each university.


CHS Athletic Department

The Cascade High School

National Blue Ribbon School Nominee

4 Star School

A Rated

Best "Small" School in the State

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