Welcome Mr. Rugg and Ms. Huston to Cascade.
Principal Chris Rugg joins us from the Kelso School District where he worked for the past five years as the Director of Student Services and Principal at Coweeman Middle School. Prior to Washington, Mr. Rugg worked for 27 years in education in Colorado. He taught 6th grade special education and was a middle school principal for 10 years and a high school principal for 10 years. He had the privilege of opening two new high schools in the Denver area. Mr. Rugg states that his passion lies in working with middle school students and the teachers. He is excited to be part of Cascade and to work with the community.
Mr. Rugg was born in California but has lived in six other states and in Colombia South America. He is the father of four children, three of whom are grown and one in high school. Mr. Rugg, his wife, Julie and their children love to travel and he has been to 49 states. He is a resident of Longview and loves the town and surrounding area.
Assistant Principal Joan Huston most recently worked as a Career Guidance Specialist for Union High School in Evergreen Public Schools. Prior to becoming a guidance counselor, she taught business, marketing, and publication classes at Woodland High/Middle Schools and Heritage and Mountain View High Schools in the Evergreen District. She has been an adviser for Future Business Leaders of America her entire career and coached Speech and Debate while at Union HS. She has also advised the newspaper, yearbook, and student store in previous experience.
Ms. Huston was born and raised in Woodland and is really looking forward to getting to know the students, staff, and community of Cascade Middle School. “I am very excited to be a part of a new administrative team and an experienced group of teachers and staff,” said Huston.
She enjoys hiking, backpacking, snowshoeing, gardening, and basically being outside. She is married and has three young adult daughters, a 7th grade stepson, and a Border Collie, Bandit.
Mr. Dennis Pelton, from the American Legion, presented Emily Harrison and Tino Cemulini with an outstanding student/citizen award. The students were chosen by Cascade staff based on leadership skills, academic achievement and character. Their names will be engraved on a plaque in the office and they received a certificate and a check.
Presidential Awards—to qualify students must have a GPA of 3.5-4.0 for every quarter of every year in middle school. Students were awarded with certificates and a pin at the 8th grade recognition assembly. See who earned the award...
6th grade students from Cascade attended the Cowlitz County Youth Prevention Summit on Friday, May 13, 2016. Students were chosen based on leadership potential and enjoyed several break-out sessions about challenges they face as teens. Miss Washington along with many other powerful youth speakers made the day fun and informative for the students.
These are 6th grade students (Page House, Karissa Mott, Angel Woodruff, Sarahi Campos Quintero, Zanika Olsen, Allyssa Lomax, Lexi Woolsey, Allyssa Thomas, Ciro Belmontes, Jazz Frazier, Gavin Hart, Leo Sanchez Felix, Drake Byman, Antonio Rojas, David Rodriguez)
Cascade science teacher Lynn Nelson had her seventh grade students go through the process to design a single service box for PEEPS Marshmallow Ghosts. Read more....
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Cascade Middle School has been granted a Thriving Schools Grant from Kaiser Permanente. This grant, focused on staff wellness, will provide Cascade teachers with fitness trackers and other healthy choice promotion supports including laptop bikes for the staff room and healthy snacks to fuel their journey. Between May 1, 2015 and April 30, 2016, Cascade staff will "walk" over 27,000 as the circumnavigate the globe, stopping in many countries that Cascade students are connected to in their family history. Follow their progress
Congratulations to all who made the honor roll. Who are they?
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Cascade Middle School WEB leaders are working with their peers to try to “Change the Game” in an effort to reduce bullying and recognize the acts of kindness and citizenship that occur in our classrooms and hallways. The effort, sponsored also by the Mariners and Macklemore, also asks students to pledge to be kind and take a stand against bullying.
For more information, go to The Seattle Mariners Change The Game website.
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