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  • Semester one scheduling information

     

    Welcome to the 2020-21 school year!
    We are SO excited to start this year and are eager to see you all this upcoming preview week. 
    • Because of restricted class sizes we are limited with movement between assigned classes. All classes assigned were based upon student selection as well as credits needed for on time graduation.
    • For those students with a blank in their schedule please meet with Mrs. Easter or Mrs. Byrd during your assigned preview day time. 
    • Those students assigned a TA period will be assigned a teacher & begin that role once on campus schooling returns. 
    • Those students who are enrolled in a Red Comet, School to College, or School to Work class must complete the enrollment process previously sent out by email and communicate with Mrs. Byrd at byrdk@cascadechristian.org to determine online class selection. 
     

     

  • Semester one scheduling information

    Welcome to the 2020-21 school year!
    We are SO excited to start this year and are eager to see you all this upcoming preview week. 
    • Because of restricted class sizes we are limited with movement between assigned classes. All classes assigned were based upon student selection.
    • For those students with a blank in their schedule please meet with Mrs. Easter or Mrs. Byrd during your assigned preview day time. 
     

     

  • 2020-2021 K-12 Printable Academic Calendar

    K-12 Academic Calendar is available for viewing or download here. As always, please see the district-wide online calendar for more information.

     

    2020-2021 K-12 Printable "At a Glance" Version (PDF): click here

  • Click here to access the CCS COVID-19 FAQ web page.

    Click here to learn more about CCS Remote Learning.

  • Congratulations to the Class of 2020

    We are so glad we were able to celebrate our seniors despite the current circumstances. Check out a short video of our Class of 2020 Drive-In celebration below! Once a Coug, always a Coug!

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  • Snow Days

    In case you were wondering ...


    Cascade Christian Schools is a Washington State–approved private school, and abides by the Washington State Board of Education (SBE) regulations for instructional days/hours for all K–12 schools in our state, both public and private. Every year, schools must report to the SBE their compliance with the number of days or hours of instruction for the school year.

    Schools have the choice whether to count instructional days or hours. Public schools typically count instructional school days. They are required to be in session no fewer than 180 days. If they have a late start, they do not lose a day toward their compliance. If they have a “no school” day, it impacts their number of mandated days, so they have to add days at the end of the school year.

    At Cascade Christian Schools, we choose to count instructional hours. To be in compliance, grades K–8 must have a minimum of 1,000 hours of instruction in a school year, and grades 9–12 must have a minimum of 1,080 hours. CCS exceeds these requirements by more than 40 instructional hours at both levels.

    Therefore, if school starts late or is canceled (due to snow or dangerous driving conditions, for example), extra time is built in so it will not impact our compliance—or more importantly, the educational success of our students. The CCS academic calendar also has options for making up hours within the current school year if we experience an excess of “no school” times.

    While missing days is not ideal, it is important to make sure the quality of the student’s education is not impacted, and CCS teachers adjust and prioritize their instruction accordingly.

  • MAP Scores Show Improvement in Both Math and Reading

    From the office of Joyce Blum, Director of Student Learning:

    I’ve just finished reviewing the spring MAP results for Math and Reading for kindergarten through 11th grade. I am particularly excited this year because we grew seven percentage points in both math and reading.  

    We began this journey of working so hard on math five years ago, when we invited a consultant from SPU to come and look at our math program as a district. He gave us suggestions as to what we could do to increase student learning. The biggest change was adopting a new Go Math curriculum four years ago (as hard as it was) which, I believe, shifted the way we teach math and the way students learn math.

    Having the best teachers in the right positions was a huge contributor to the success as well! Being consistent with setting SMART Goals and Action Steps in this area based on real data has given teachers and students true direction in what to focus on. There has been creative work done by both teachers and students in the area of math, and these results show it!

    It has been a long journey ... but these changes do not happen overnight. The encouraging thing is they are now part of our regular practice, and we should continue with this growth over the next years. I am encouraged and ready to celebrate this accomplishment. Everyone—administrators, faculty, and students—worked so hard!

  • CCHS Choir Attends the CWU Fall Choral Classic

    From Mrs. Hinojos...

    The Fall Choral Classic is a non-competitive festival designed to enhance open and honest exchange between the clinicians, the conductor and the students. Participation by school groups is by invitation only."

    We have attended the CWU Fall Choral Classic for the last 3 years and have always walked away better for it. The wonderful clinicians that are brought in help us push up to a higher level of excellence while having fun in our craft.

    This year, our choir was so open and moldable at the festival! The clinician was able to help us connect on a deeper level—both director to choir as well as whole group to the music. We have come home hungry for more and are ready to show all that we've learned!

     

  • Frederickson Campus Buddy Bench ... Inspired by a Student

    Last summer Principal Tina deVries received a message from one of our first graders, Jaxon, (through his mother of course) that included an article about a boy who had a vision to help students feel emotionally safe and included at school.

    The boy in the article wanted to support those who were feeling left out, lonely, or sad; and to provide a way to communicate this so others could be aware and help. So he convinced his school to install a “buddy bench” on their playground. When someone is having a bad day or feeling lonely, they simple sit on the bench signaling others that they could use a friend.

    This article really touched the heart of our CCS student Jaxon who said that during kindergarten, there were a few times he felt a little left out at recess and that he promised himself he would hang out with younger kids when he got older.

    Not only did it cause him to reflect on how he will act toward others, it inspired him to ask if we could install a “buddy bench” at the Frederickson campus so that we can know when students are needing extra encouragement.

    We are happy to present to you our Frederickson campus “buddy bench,” inspired by a kid who cares whether or not his peers are feeling emotionally safe and cared for. Way to go, Jaxon! You have the power to bring change.

  • District Professional Development Day Covers a Variety of Topics

    Regularly throughout the school year, faculty from across the district gather for professional development with the goal of maximizing student learning. Topics include curriculum mapping (to align curriculum standards and practices grade-level to grade-level and district-wide), establishing a CCS curriculum roadmap, and meeting as grade-level teams to evaluate student data.

  • Feverishly working behind the scenes at every campus of Cascade Christian Schools is an amazing program dedicated to building the community that is CCS. From early learning centers to high school, there is a group dedicated to each campus.

    Parents for Cascade is a volunteer group of parents who dedicate their time and energy to unite parents through relationship and communication as they support the students, teachers, and staff wherever there is a need. 

Congratulations to the Class of 2020

We are so glad we were able to celebrate our seniors despite the current circumstances. Check out a short video of our Class of 2020 Drive-In celebration below! Once a Coug, always a Coug!