Back to School Open House — August 4th

CAS, Back to School, Center for Academic Success, CAS Charter SchoolCAS families — please join us for our annual Meet and Greet Monday, August 4th from 2pm to 6pm! You will be able to meet your teachers, get a copy of your student’s schedule, tour the classrooms, and get additional information about all of the great programs we offer. CAS is excited to be adding Art, Music and PE this year in the 1st-8th grade levels, Computer Science classes for our middle and high school students, and a brand new IT/Cyber Security track for our high school student. We are continuing our excellence in education with expanding our Engineering and Robotics programs and our Dual-Enrollment college classes. It’s never been a better time to attend CAS, and we can’t wait to see the fun and learning this year will bring.  Please plan to attend this fun open house to get your student’s year off to a great start. Please note: the first day of school for the 2014-15 school year is Wednesday, August 6th. See you then!

 

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Back to School Fun

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Winners of our Back to School Basket raffle held at Fort Huachuca smile with their prize.

CAS is excitedly planning for back to school as we prepare to welcome one of our largest ever enrollments for the 2014-15 school year. We’ve started off the summer right with fun back to school events at the local mall and at Fort Huachuca. Parents — please remember CAS supplies all required school items. Students grades K-5 may carry a backpack. Older students may carry a zip binder.

For all our families, our open house will be held Monday, August 4th from 2-6pm. This is a fun time to meet your teachers, see the classrooms, and get students ready for the new year. Parents and students are strongly encouraged to attend as class schedules, After CARE enrollment, and Parent Portal enrollment will be available.

The first day of school is Wednesday, August 6th. We can’t wait to see everyone again and start our best year ever.

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CAS Engineering & Cyber Security Programs Partner with Key Leaders

pltw_logo_finalWhat do nationally-recognized programs like Project Lead the Way, The Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation, The Science Foundation Arizona, and The US Air Force Association’s Cyber Patriot Program all have in common? CAS has partnered with all of them and is excited to provide the best in STEM education for Cochise County high school students. SFAZ

Visit our high school page here to learn more about our engineering and IT/cyber security programs for the 2014-15 school year.

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CAS Preschool Promotes 36 Five Year Olds to Kindergarten

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Preschooler holds up her certificate of achievement with mom (also a CAS employee) and baby sister joining her.

May 26th, 2014 — A packed house of family and friends were charmed by the CAS Preschool promotion ceremony themed, “A Night at the Oscars”. Students happily showcased what they had learned throughout the year and demonstrated the great fun and family-bond that develops at CAS. Please visit our Preschool page by clicking here to learn more about this and other great activities we have for our little ones.

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CAS High School Graduation Celebrates 40+ Graduates

CAS, Center for Academic Success, Graduation, 2014 gradsCAS High School’s 2014 commencement ceremony took place Tuesday, May 20th, 2014, at 6:00PM at the Bisbee High School Auditorium. Over forty graduates from both Sierra Vista and Bisbee campuses participated in the event with class speakers proudly representing excellence in both personal and academic achievement. To view more pictures and read more about our commencement, please click here for Sierra Vista and here for Douglas.

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May Edition of CAS Chronicle Now Available

CAS, Center for Academic Success, Sierra Vista AZThe May edition of the high school newspaper, The CAS Chronicle, is now available both at school and online. Click on the link here to read it or any of the other spring editions of the CAS newspaper. Thanks to the newspaper staff and advisor, Ms. Sarah Burton, for doing an excellent job with the paper this year.

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2015 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant

cas-logo2The Center for Academic Success announces its intention to submit applications for the 2015 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant for its elementary school sites in Sierra Vista and Douglas, Arizona.  These schools have received 21st CCLC grants for the past five years and have successfully operated community learning center programs with these funds, benefitting hundreds of students with quality before and after school programs and summer programs, free of charge.

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CAS Preschool Celebrates Easter, Earth Day

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Students anticipate planting and learn about the importance of good soil.

Hands-on learning is vital to the growth of little minds, and CAS Preschool took advantage of the changing season to provide opportunities for creativity and learning for our students. Students participated in CAS’s annual Easter egg hunt, planted spring flowers, and made peanut bird feeders. Teachers also discussed ecology and simple switches for better sustainability such as setting lights on a timer and using reusable instead of disposable choices.

To read more about these events and other Preschool activities, click here.

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May 14th, 2014 — CAS Semi-Annual Blood Drive

CAS Center for Academic Success, Blood Drive, SeniorsThe Center for Academic Success will host its fourth blood drive this year on May 14th, 2014, from 10 am – 2 pm at the Sierra Vista campus. The event is open to the public. Partnering with the American Red Cross, CAS participates in blood drives as an important way to foster community involvement in our students and to raise awareness for diseases which can be cured or abated with blood transfusions. In the past, CAS has been recognized by the American Red Cross for its outstanding participation in this critical-need area. To participate, please contact the high school office at 520-439-3500 and sign up for your appointment time. Walk-ins will also be accepted during the event as space allows. Please bring photo ID, blood donor card (if applicable) and be prepared to answer some minor medical questions. Students ages 16-18 may participate only with parental consent. Please download the consent form here. For more information about how to volunteer with the American Red Cross or ways blood donations save lives, please visit the local chapter’s website, here.

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CAS Builder’s Club, Key Club Spend Saturday Giving Back

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Executive Director Jacob Carter shows students one of the therapy tortoises used for sensory therapy.

Volunteers from CAS Builders Club and Key Club (middle school and high school affiliates with Kiwanis Club) spent their Saturday, April 5th learning about the alternative therapies at TreeHouse Farm in Elgin, Arizona and assisting the facility with cleaning, maintenance, and yard work. The TreeHouse Farm provides sensory-relief therapies to children with serious chronic illnesses, wounded warriors, and their caretakers utilizing therapy animals, laughter yoga, and its serene setting. Students toured the facility with Executive Director Jacob Carter (pictured left) meeting many of the therapy animals. Later, students and Kiwanians split into groups which tackled different projects around the farm.

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TreeHouse Farm hosts a variety of animals (pig, pygmy goat, rabbits, ducks, turtles and tortoises, mules and horses) to provide a unique therapy experience.

Some weeded, while others cleaned. Additionally, members also worked with a companion charity — Beads of Courage — which provides commemorative beads to those reaching major medical milestones while battling illness. Volunteers packaged beads which will be later shipped globally to patients participating in the program. Thanks to all our student volunteers who joined in this activity, CAS Builders and Key Club directors, Ms. Garza and Mrs. Burton for organizing CAS’s participation and to TreeHouse Farm for hosting. To learn more about TreeHouse Farm or Beads of Courage, please visit their website http://treehousefarm.org. For more information about our parent organization, The Kiwanis Club, please visit: http://www.kiwanisclubofsierravista.com

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