Mission Statement for REACH High School
1 Pack No. 2 pencils (10 pack)
The mission statement for REACH High School is to provide a positive learning environment that engages, mentors, and motivates students to excel as successful lifelong learners.
REACH High School Open House
Open House is going to be a very exciting time at REACH on Thursday, March 6th! It will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a professional photographer taking family pictures. Each family will receive a free 8x10 framed portrait (available at a later date). Refreshments will be enjoyed as guests have an opportunity to visit the classrooms and spend time with the staff.
A credit celebration ceremony will follow at 7:00 p.m., as students will receive a certificate for each class that has been completed for the trimester. An open meeting will also be held in which the school's report card (accountability) will be briefly discussed.
Following the credt celebration, at 7:30 p.m., there will be three very beneficial sessions and guests may choose which one to attend.
One choice is a presentation from Proyecto Imigrate ICS, Inc. which is an Immigration Counseling Service. Information will be shared regarding family visa petitions, adjustment of status, citizenship, consular processing, waivers, renewal of residence card, employment authorization application renewal as well as other services the agency offers.
A second choice is Community Action Partners. Debby Gray, Human Services Coordinator, will present information on available programs including: food pantry, school supply distribution program, bread ministry, "Happy Heads" family lice removal and many others. She will also share information on direct assistance and referrals for utility assistance as well as job referrals.
The third choice involves choices for after graduation. Previous graduates from CISD will be on hand to share with guests each of their chosen paths since graduation from high school.
Please join us in sharing in one or all of the opportunities that will be offered on March 6th from
6:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. We're looking very forward to seeing you!
REACH High School Fall Graduation
Fourteen young men and women reached a very important milestone on Friday night. The REACH High School graduation was held in the Phil Aikman Fine Arts Center on January 24, where the red robed graduates were applauded one by one, as they crossed the stage to get their diploma. Family, friends, teachers and community members all clapped as each graduate received a hug from their proud principal, Wanda Mitchell, and then handshakes and words of congratulations from Castleberry Superintendent Gary Jones and the CISD School Board.
The guest speaker for the graduation was Marvin Blakely from the Art Institute, where he is the associate director of high school programs. Mr. Blakely praised the graduates on their achievement, their sacrifices made, and for continuing until they met their goal of a diploma. Superintendent Gary Jones then addressed the graduates and told them to be very proud of their degree, and how they stuck to the path when so many students simply walk away and take a high school education for granted. He also praised the Castleberry School Board for not only voting to keep REACH High School, but for allotting money to renovate and update the old A.V. Cato Elementary School and turn it into the new REACH High School.
The River Oaks Lions Club awarded its annual college scholarships to Mario M. Mearl Bittle presented Mario with the scholarship and told the crowd that Mario's essay that was written to apply for the scholarship was one of the best she had read in several years.
The fall graduates were Angel B., Celest D., Isreal D., Zachary G., Michael H., Cynthia L., Mario M., Maria M., Stefany M., Jonathan P., Martin R., Dalia R., McKenna R., and Kassandra T.
Congratulations REACH High School Graduates!
REACHing Out Program
This past Friday, January 17th REACH High School students began their "REACHing Out Program" in conjunction with students at Castleberry Elementary. The younger students were assisted by the high school students in Art, Music, PE, Study Hall, and in the Library. The program takes place every other week and will continue throughout the remainder of this school year. Already, administrators, faculty, and students at both schools thoroughly enjoy this valuable mentorship program.
Important School Climate Survey
Community Members and parents are invited to participate in the surveys for Cyberbully Prevention and Safe School under the family tab. The surveys are at the bottom of the page in both english and spanish. Thank you for your input.
REACH School Hours
Monday - Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
School Breakfast and Lunch Prices
Breakfast - $1.00 Reduced .30
Lunch - $2.25 Reduced .40
Texas NCLB Report Cards
No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Report Cards for the state, the district and each of the district's campuses are now available. If you would like to view the Texas NCLB Report Cards, please click here. Information on these report cards include:
• Assessment results for the LEA and campuses.
• Graduation rates for secondary school students.
• Performance of school district and campuses on adequate yearly progress (AYP) measures.
• Number and names of Title I schools identified as in need of improvement.
• Professional qualifications of teachers in the LEA and campuses.
"All career and technical education opportunities will be offered without regard to race, color, national orgin, sex, or disability."
REACH High School registration is on-going during student interviews.
Applications are available in the main office at REACH.
School supplies for REACH students:
2 boxes - facial tissue
Blue or Black ballpoint pens ( 10 count)
2-3 Ring binders (1 inch)