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Letters to Santa!

The students and faculty of CAS Elementary are invited to practice their letter writing skills, and drop a line to their favorite jolly guy. They can write a Christmas list, ask Santa questions, or maybe even write to his reindeer. 

There is a designated folder at the front desk to drop off the letters, and the Journalism Club will pick them up on Nov. 25th. The letters will be sent off to the North Pole, as well as have a chance to be published in the Sierra Vista Herald! 

Good luck, and have fun! letters-to-santa

We Stand with Az Charter Schools

Did you know that in the state of Arizona there are nearly 6oo operating charter schools? These schools serve over 170,000 students often with the intent to customize an education to fit their needs that was not fulfilled at the regular public schools. Charter schools are public schools that give parents and students a choice with a variety of different approaches to educational philosophies.
You can also voice your opinion by becoming a Charter Advocate with the Arizona Charter Schools Association. You can sign up through the link:, and become a member.



Faculty Spotlight:High School Math Teacher, Gwendolyn McWhite

Interviewed by: Ethan Johnson and Keoni P. Derosa

CAS Journalism Club

Think back on your high school Math teacher, you might have fond memories, or nightmares depending on your experience. If you had been lucky enough to have Mrs. McWhite as your teacher, one thing would have been for sure, you would have understood Math, not because she is such a great teacher, (although she is) but because she knows how to make it relevant to real life situations.

Maybe it is because she spent 10 years serving her country, or maybe it is because she also serves as the CAS Student Council Advisor leading in a fair manner, or maybe it is the Mom in her. Whatever inspires her, along with her love for Zumba and music, she emanates her positive attitude every day to her students.

Mrs. McWhite has been with the CAS family for a while, and believes she has found her home in teaching. She loves the great working environment CAS provides; and plans to stay in teaching for life. Oh yeah, and of course she loves her students; and yes, she even said the CAS students are great!

KODAK Digital Still Camera

KODAK Digital Still Camera

Halloween Parade 2016!

At the Center for Academic Success, we could not think of a better way to show off all the fabulous costumes other than having a parade of the costumes! The students from the Preschool through the 8th grade participate in marching though the hallways with their Halloween best on every year, and this year was not exception to the creative, fun, and scary at times, costumes. The high school students gladly hand out the candy in the fun filled event, and even the staff get involved with dressing up each year. One more way that CAS makes sure we are truly family, and involve all grades together. Happy Halloween!

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