To the Communities in the Cascade School District,

Tracey Edou Submitted photo

Welcome back to school! We are looking forward to seeing the smiling faces of our students on August 29 ! We are looking forward to a year filled with great learning, experiences, and partnerships.

We are pleased to announce that Cascade School District has been selected as the FieldSTEM District of the Year by the Pacific Education Institute. This recognition is based on CSD’s efforts to advance scientific and civic engagement by promoting community-based science. The celebratory event will be held in October.

Along those lines, you may have noticed the work that has been going on in front of Icicle River Middle School (IRMS). The Chelan County Natural Resource Department is putting in place a low-water demonstration garden that middle school students designed! You have probably seen our new greenhouse also on the IRMS campus. Our high school plant sciences course has already been using this greenhouse and, in partnership with Cascadia Conservation District, grew vegetable starts to distribute at the UV MEND Community Cupboard this past spring.

We are grateful to the communities of Cascade School District for supporting our technology and safety levy. This support has allowed us to purchase much-needed replacement computers for our students and staff. In addition, this levy is supporting some of the costs of our new school resource officer (SRO), Deputy Nigel Hunter. Deputy Hunter has been a teacher, a coach, and an SRO for Lake Chelan and Manson School Districts. We are very excited to have him join CSD and to continue to help us foster a safe and effective learning environment for all.

 We are also grateful to the communities of Cascade School District for their continued support of our Educational Programs and Operations (EP & O) Levy. This levy allows us to pay for school nurses and school counselors as well as instructional support for music, arts, and students with special needs. In addition, it allows us to provide extra-curricular activities and athletics. Please come out and support our Kodiaks during their performances and competitions! You can find the Kodiak athletic schedule on the high school website. Don’t forget the Homecoming football game at 7 pm on September 15 at the Peshastin-Dryden Sports Complex.

Thank you for your support of our schools. We’re looking forward to a great 2023-2024 school year!  Dr. Tracey L. Edou, Superintendent



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