Student Council Elections Underway
Student Council elections are coming to a head at CAS Middle School in Douglas. Every school year, students have the opportunity to run for the office of President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Activity Chairperson, Community Chairperson, or Historian. Student Candidates will be presenting to the student body on August 19th, and students will be able to cast their votes the following day. The Student Council is responsible for school fundraising, as well as, organizing the school’s Halloween Dance and Valentine’s Day Dance. If elected, students must maintain good grades and behavior to remain on the council. CAS wishes all of the candidates good luck!
President: Vice President: Secretary: Historian:
Michelle Clinch Michelle Campillo Nereyda Trevino Monserrat Cham
Yamileth Bonillas Jacqueline Vasquez Mayre Trujillo Aracely Moreno
Emerson Leon Juan Pablo Games Emmanuel Flores Miguel Ruiz
Jorge Peralta Luis Manriquez Adrien Martinez
Treasurer: Activity Chairperson: Community Chairperson:
Igmary Sarmiento Fernanda Montes Alejandra Montes
Sandra Yanez Naila Molina Miroslava Fonseca
Kimberly Orona Citlali Bejarano Gustavo Moreno
Jesus Garcia Hector Ortiz Uriel Urquijo
Samuel Estrada Jonathon Molina
Ricardo Luevano Sergio Rodriguez
CAS Recognizes Student Excellence
CAS Middle School in Douglas held its final Academic Awards Ceremony on May 20th. The ceremony recognized students for earning straight A’s this school year. Students who had maintained a grade point average of 3.8 or higher since the fourth grade received the Presidential Academic Achievement Award. The ceremony was well attended by students’ families.
Hands-on Learning Takes Center Stage at CAS Douglas Middle School
Students in grades 5-8 who attend the Douglas campus of CAS Middle School have recently excelled in exploratory learning and educational trips. Mrs. Alvarado’s and Mrs. Peraza’s fifth grade classes conducted an elasticity experiment with eggs constructing differing surrounds which would help the egg survive a drop off a 20-foot structure. Students then had the opportunity to test their theories with an outdoor egg drop.
The sixth grade classes also continued with project-based learning in their research projects. Students researched famous inventors such as Alexander Graham Bell and George Eastman Kodak. Later, they recreated famous inventions so that the students could see what they looked like. All of the sixth grade students in Mrs. Robles’ science classes have been working hard on this project for the past two weeks, and projects are now on display for all students to see.
The students in Mrs. Gonzalez’s and Ms. Paredes’ 7th grade science class went on a field trip to the Pima Air and Space Museum. The students learned about the evolution of flight and were able to walk around and look at various types of airplanes. They saw planes that have been in various wars, as well as space. They also toured the Airplane Boneyard viewing hundreds of planes that were previously engaged in military efforts around the globe.
CAS Celebrates Excellence with January and February Students of the Month
In keeping with its tradition of honoring excellence, CAS celebrated its January and February Student of the Month recipients with a morning ceremony on February 5th. Teachers nominate and select students for this honor based on their character, scholastic achievements, and positive attitudes. Congratulations to all who received this recognition as they truly embody the spirit of CAS excellence.
Elementary School Celebrates Student Achievements in Fall 2014 Semester
Students, teachers, and administration gathered in December to celebrate student success in perfect attendance and honor roll. Students were awarded in front of peers for their achievements in order to instill the value of hard work and character honor. Congratulations to all of our honored students; we can’t wait to see how far our students go in the new year. The Douglas campus will reopen after the winter break on Monday, January 5th, 2015.
CAS 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony Recognizes 48 Middle Schoolers
On May 30th, the Center for Academic Success Middle School in Douglas celebrated their 8th grade Promotion Ceremony.
48 middle school students received their promotion certificate from the school Principal, Marcela Munguia, while their parents and friends cheered and sang with them.
The majority of the students have registered at CAS High School and are currently being assessed for placement in Math, Science and English.
Balloons, cake, ice cream and soft drinks were provided for everyone compliments of the Middle School Student Counsel.
Spring Ribbon Cutting Commemorates New Middle School Campus
On May 29th, CAS Middle School celebrated the opening of their new building at 1415 F. Ave with the traditional ribbon cutting ceremony as well as their annual Spring Fling.
Dr. Don Derrick, district Superintendent, did the honors for the ribbon cutting while Executive director Vada Phelps was the master of ceremonies. The spring fling included fun and food for all as students, parents, and faculty celebrated the new building and their achievements that year. Principal Marcela Munguia stated that the building expansion which will now hold classroom space for over 450 students was “a dream come true”.
Elementary Creates Festive Atmosphere with Christmas Decor Contest
The staff at the CAS Elementary building participated in the window/door Christmas decoration contest as a way of bringing some friendly competition into the season’s festivities. Teachers created themed classroom displays with which the students participated and helped place. Themes included gingerbread houses, snowmen, the Polar Express, Santa and reindeer, Elf on the Shelf, and other Christmas themes. The art work was later judged by Dr. Don Derrick, Superintendent and Marcela Munguia, Principal (pictured left).
Awards will be handed out at the CAS Staff Christmas party on December 19th for most creative designs and best student involvement. All of the classrooms did an excellent job and everyone agreed that the whole building looked “happier” with the decorations. Christmas celebrations are just one of the many ways the Center for Academic Success helps students feel like their school is a second home to them.
We wish all of our staff, students, and families a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year for 2014!
CAS Middle Schoolers Enjoy Newly Constructed Cafeteria
The CAS Middle school Cafeteria construction phase is finished. New bathrooms and a large, new cafeteria are now available to our Fourth through Eighth grade students. All of the students that were attending school on First street have now been moved to the F. Ave building. The final phase, which includes 5 classrooms and 6 bathrooms will be finished by Thanksgiving. Thank you to all of our staff, students, and parents who have been patient with us throughout the construction in our building. We know that the hard work will be worth it as we strive to provide the best possible atmosphere for learning and fun.
CAS Board of Directors Tours New Middle School
The CAS Board of Directors visited the new middle school site on First Street and Customs avenue. This was the first time the board members had visited this location and they were very pleased with what they saw. The girls attending CAS middle school were very respectful and happy to have visitors in their building. In the future, once the building is completely finished, we would like to have a monthly meeting in the new cafeteria, at this same address. (Pictured L to R: Marcela Munguia Douglas Principal, Stephen Huff Sierra Vista Principal, Michelle Huff Finance Director, Hank Huisking, Diane McDaniel, Robert Yancey)