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  • School's Out!

    Ray Castellanos|Jun 6, 2024

    "No more pencils; no more books; no more teachers' dirty looks. Out for summer. Out 'til fall. We might not come back at all!" - Alice Cooper, "School's Out" Well, we all know that's not true. A couple of weeks into their summer break and they're going to miss the classroom and their friends. And their teachers! Yeah, they'll miss those teachers' "dirty looks", and they'll realize that they really were looks of love; looks which brought their daydreaming back into the lesson; looks that taught...

  • Congratulations Class Of 2036

    Ray Castellanos|Jun 6, 2024

    Always a treat to watch is the Kindergarten Graduation, not only because they'll amaze you with how much they've learned in one year, but also because they run the entire program! Kindergarten teachers Sharon Stevens and Alexis Culp did an outstanding job in preparing these kids for first grade. Kids that one imagines were probably unmanageable on that first day of school back in August (we all know what kind of kids we dropped on the laps of these unsuspecting teachers that first day), they've...

  • Say It isn't So, Karen!

    Ray Castellanos|Jun 6, 2024

    Friends, school staff, and former co-workers got together Friday morning to bid farewell to a beloved lady who had been a fixture at Cascade Public Schools for the last 35 years. Karen Matteson, libraian and former teacher, who has made an impact in the lives of almost every child who has passed through the hallways of this school, will at last take that well-deserved retirement, to begin a new chapter in her life. Presented with a rocking chair, signed by the staff, Karen has plans to travel...

  • Eighth Grade Celebration

    Jun 6, 2024

    Ending a hectic end of school week was the Eighth Grade Celebration, held Thursday evening, and marking the transition of these students from middle school into high school. Class advisors were Mrs. Formell and Mrs. Johnson. Following the Opening Procession, Principal Michael Wilson welcomed the parents and friends to the night's celebration. P.T.A. Awards were presented by Mrs. Costa to recipients Robert (Bobby) Rumney and Alexandria (Allie) Park. Mr. Wilson presented the Honors Awards to...

  • Graduation 2024 - That's A Wrap!

    Ray Castellanos|May 23, 2024

    The long-awaited day for the Class of '24 finally came this past Sunday at the North Gym as this year's seniors said a final good-bye to Cascade Public Schools, to begin a new chapter in their lives. Five of these seniors had spent their entire school life here, Badgers since kindergarten! But they will all take with them fond memories and values that can only be learned at a small town school. One wonders, however, what goes on in the seniors' minds as they sit there on the stage, the focus of...

  • Cascade Kindergarteners Publish New Superhero Book

    Ray Castellanos|May 9, 2024

    The last time we saw Mrs. Culp's kindergarteners, they were sitting on the small hill in the elementary playground, intently looking up at the sky, with their special glasses, with the hope of possibly getting a glimpse of what was supposed to be the event of the year, a total solar eclipse. Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate that day to the disappointment of, not only them, but the rest of us in Cascade. The sun disappearing is not really an unusual event. Solar eclipses happen more...

  • A Blast From the Past!

    Ray Castellanos|May 2, 2024

    Once again, characters from the past were brought back to life at Cascade Public Schools this past Thursday, giving everyone a unique history lesson. Fourth graders from Kourtney Holten's class, and Amanda Brown's high schoolers researched their characters and dressed up in period costumes to give their characters authenticity as they brought them to life. There were so many characters and, unfortunately, not enough time to visit with all of them. Maybe next time this Wax Museum could be...

  • Cascade Public Schools Greenhouse Update

    Jennifer Ward, Cascade FFA Advisor|Apr 25, 2024

    Update on the greenhouse! If the weather would last a little longer than 2 dry days, we could get cement poured into the corner braces. That currently is what is holding up our progress. Once those can get poured, the rest of the structure should go up rapidly. Barb Byrne is going to have some other adults that will be able to help within the next week with the raising of the structure, building of the walls and pulling on the plastic. We do have flowers already growing in the indoor...

  • Meet Molly Parks

    Molly Parks|Apr 25, 2024

    Hello! My name is Molly Parks. I have been teaching for the last seven years in Kalispell, Montana, and have taught both third and fourth grade. There are many things that I enjoy about teaching. Children have such unique personalities. One of my favorite things is getting to know them individually and learning their strengths and things they want to improve upon. I strive to create a classroom environment where children enjoy exploring interests, develop strong peer relationships, grow academically, and of course smile and laugh often. I was b...

  • Annual School Election

    Cascade Public School|Apr 25, 2024

    The 2024 annual school election is quickly approaching for Cascade Schools. This year there were two (2) trustee positions open representing the Elementary District 3 & High School District B. Incumbents John Rumney and Ruth Mortag are the only two individuals to file for those seats, with no write-ins, so that portion of the election was cancelled by acclamation. The incumbents will be sworn in at the May 21st Organizational Meeting for a 3-year term. Thank you to Mr. Rumney & Mrs. Mortag for their service to Cascade Schools and...

  • District Music Festival

    Melody Skogley, Cascade Public Schools|Apr 18, 2024

    District Music Festival was held last Thursday and Friday, April 11 and 12 in Great Falls. The musicians from Cascade High School did an awesome job representing our school! Thursday saw the High School Band travel to the University of Providence to perform as a large group. They played two prepared pieces as well as doing some sight reading. The prepared pieces were top notch and the adjudicators were very pleased with the way the band looked, acted and played! The prepared pieces earned a...

  • Caiden Sekuterski Signs With the University of Montana

    Christa Hardy, Cascade Public Schools|Apr 11, 2024

    Congrats to Class of 2024 Senior Caiden Sekuterski on committing to continue his athletic career as a Griz! Caiden has signed to run track for the University of Montana, competing in the horizontal jumps. Caiden is a four year letter winner, four time state-qualifier, two time state champion and has racked up 6 state medals ahead of his senior season for the Badgers. He has broken multiple records during his career and has a couple more he's shooting for this season. As a sophomore he was...

  • Long Time School Librarian, Karen Matteson, Retires

    Fred Miller|Apr 4, 2024

    Karen Matteson will soon walk out of the Cascade School library for the last time, closing out 36 years as a school employee. She and her husband first moved to Cascade in 1987. She began teaching elementary school when Jim Donovan was high school principal, Bruce Allen was elementary principal, and John Dallum was superintendent. She worked in the elementary school for 25 years before becoming the K-12 librarian. "The best part about working in a K-12 school has been watching the students grow...

  • $1000 Scholarship Available to Cascade Seniors

    Diane Robison, Chair, Dearborn Garden Club Scholarship Committee|Apr 4, 2024

    I am Diane Robinson, Chair of the Dearborn Garden Club Scholarship Committee. We are once again offering our $1000 scholarship to a graduating senior at Cascade School. Applications are available from Ms. Carrie Jones, Cascade High School Counselor. Requirements include the following: 1. Student must be a Cascade High School graduate in 2024. 2. Student may choose trade school, vocational school, or an accredited institution of higher education in the US and be prepared to enroll in Fall 2024. 3. Student must be motivated and well-rounded....

  • Cascade Public Schools Kinder and Jump Start Round-Up

    Apr 4, 2024

    We are looking for families with students who will be eligible for Kinder (must be 5 years old by September 10th, 2024) or Jump Start (must be 4 years old by September 10th, 2024) Mr. Wilson will discuss the changes to the Jump Start and Kinder programs and will be available for questions. Learn about our flexible full-day programs for Jump Start. Students will participate in a literacy screening, do an activity, have time to meet and greet with teacher, and snacks will be available. Parents will have the opportunity to pre-register their...

  • Close Up Trip

    Amanda Brown, High School Social Studies, Cascade Public Schools|Apr 4, 2024

    From March 23-31, eleven students (Tyler Lane, Ian McKamey, Edward Formell, Hal McGregor, Garrett Price, Nordika Goetze, Brayden Davis, Izaak Munski, Sterling Byrnes, Audrey Rumney, and Sophia Mortag) traveled to Washington DC and New York. Students visited War Memorials, Mount Vernon, the History Museum, The Met, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, 9/11 Memorial, Brooklyn Bridge, saw the cherry blossoms blooming, ate at a Middle Eastern Restaurant (Lebanese Taverna) and so much more. It was a...

  • Northwestern Energy Makes Donation

    Jason Raether, Photo by Ray Castellanos|Mar 28, 2024

    Below is the mock-up of what our new football scoreboard will look like. We will be installing it over the summer with help from Northwestern Energy and community help. We accepted a donation from Northwestern Energy on March 22 for $5000 to help offset costs to the school. Northwestern Energy has been very gracious in helping us plan this project....

  • Wheels of Harmony

    Ray Castellanos|Mar 28, 2024

    Wheels of Harmony, an Indigenous singing group with Intermountain Opera Bozeman, treated Cascade Public Schools last Wednesday with their presentation of opera, classical music and indigenous programming. The group consists of musicians Mark Billy, Cruise Berrey, and Sage DiPalma. Mark Billy is a Choctaw Opera singer,Baritone, Native flute and clarinestist from Oklahoma. Cruise Berry is a Chickasaw composer and pianist, also from Oklahoma. Sage DiPalma is a Cherokee Opera singer, Coloratura sopr...

  • Fire & Ice

    Ray Castellanos|Mar 21, 2024

    "FIRE AND ICE" was the theme this year for the 2024 Prom, held at the Wedsworth Hall this past Saturday. After the "COOL" formalities of the Grand Entrance, where the handsome young men posed with their beautiful young ladies, and after the crowning of the Prom's King and Queen, Seth McKamey and Cora Culp, and after most of the parents had "left the building", the couples proceeded to set the dance floor on "FIRE"! (Who knew these guys could dance?!) Catering was provided by "Cascade-Romero"...

  • It's Supaman!

    Ray Castellanos|Mar 7, 2024

    His name is Christian Parrish Takes The Gun, professionally known as Supaman. An Apsaalooke who grew up in Crow Agency, Montana, Supaman is also a Native dancer and a rapper who uses his performances to bring a message to his audiences. He brought his unique entertaining style to Cascade Public Schools Tuesday morning to WOW our students with an uplifting message of respect, honor, kindness, and love. Scheduled for two performances, the elementary, coming first, with the junior high and high...

  • MIOSM Concert and Dinner

    Ray Castellanos|Mar 7, 2024

    The Cascade Schools Music Department presented its annual Music In Our Schools Month Concert and Turkey Dinner on Thursday (Leap Day), February 29th. The cafeteria was transformed into a fine restaurant, with students waiting on the dinner guests and making sure every table was taken care of, better than in some places. The annual turkey dinner was provided by our Master Chef, Armando Romero and his crew, and featured turkey, stuffing, green beans, mashed potatoes and gravy, and of course, that...

  • Cascade Schools Science Fair

    Kendra Lane|Mar 7, 2024

    Cascade School held its Science Fair on February 27th. The Science Fair was optional for all students this year. Seven students completed a project and presented to judges at the Local Science Fair. They will all be competing at the Regional Science Fair in Great Falls on March 5th. The Junior High students worked on science projects during class and used the scientific method and different science concepts to complete them. They competed with their classmates and presented their projecs to...

  • From the Desk of Principal Wilson

    Michael Wilson, K-12 Principal|Mar 7, 2024

    There has been a lot going on in the school. While it has been busy, it has been a good busy with a lot of positive things going on. Students and staff continue to bring energy and enthusiasm to the building. Through February, we celebrated tournament season for both basketball and wrestling with dress up days and an assembly. Valentine’s day landed perfectly on a Wednesday before a break. Last week was FFA week; on Monday we held a school wide assembly. Tuesday, FFA leaders from the high s...

  • Annual School Election

    Karsen Floerchinger|Mar 7, 2024

    The time of year is approaching again for Cascade School’s annual election. The 2024 annual election has two propositions that will appear on the ballot this year for the voters of our districts to vote on. The first is the trustee election. There will be two (2) seats open for election representing the Elementary District 3 & High School District B for a 3-year term. Individuals may file for election until March 23, 2024 at 5:00 pm. To file, the 2024 Declaration of Intent and Oath of Candidacy must be completed and turned in to the election a...

  • Education Leadership Council Day

    Kylee Finn, Cascade High School Student Junior|Feb 29, 2024

    On January 10th, the Cascade Leadership High School group and I attended the Great Falls Leadership High School "Education" day to examine the education system in Great Falls. We started at a local preschool, meeting with our groupmates to discuss our final projects. Once the preschoolers arrived, we split into different classrooms to read to the kids. I was in the special education classroom, so we helped the kids with their breakfasts and played with them in their play area. After this, we...

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