Castro Elementary School

Upcoming Events

Meet the Teacher
Date: 8/22/2017, 5:50 PM 7 PM
First Day of School
Date: 8/28/2017

Principal's Message

Principal's Message

Raider Family,
 
As Principal at Captain Joaquin Castro Elementary, it is my pleasure to welcome everyone back for another epic year.  We are eager to have the students back in our classrooms and hallways, filling them with energy and enthusiasm for learning.  It is our mission to ensure that every child feel appreciated, connected, and a part of our Raider family.  Additionally, we strive to challenge each student to grow in academic abilities as they work towards being college ready.
 
The staff at Captain Joaquin Castro have worked collaboratively to design learning plans to meet the diverse and individual needs of each student.  A variety of strategies and techniques will be used in the instruction of all content areas to facilitate inquiry and engage our scholars throughout the school year.  Together, the administration and staff look forward to working cooperatively and openly with our community to establish constructive lines of communication and facilitate the success of our students.
 
A new school year is always an exciting time. It presents opportunities for various beginnings – new classes, new faces, new coursework, new expectations, a busier schedule, and new choices. This year will be a time for growth, challenge, and adventure as we strive to “Change the World.”
 
Harriet Tubman, a fearless, steadfast humanitarian, stated it best when she said, “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” That’s my charge to you Raider family, let’s take our dreams and use them as a springboard to invoke change and showcase the strengths and talents of our students this school year!  Ready, set, GO!!!!!
 
 
Respectfully,
Myra A. Garza, Principal
Captain Joaquin Castro Elementary
 
 
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Preparing Students for College, Careers and Life

News and Announcements

SCHOOL UNIFORMS

Castro students are required to wear the designated school uniform. For the 2017-2018 school year, students will wear the royal blue Castro t-shirt with jeans on Monday through Thursday. On Fridays, students will continue to wear the designated gray district t-shirt. Please ensure that shirts are tucked in and jeans are not ripped in accordance with the Student Dress Code/Code of Conduct.

School shirts can be purchased at MCM located at 1302 N. Conway Ave or at Valley Sports located at 1108 N. Conway Ave. MCM will also be on campus during Meet the Teacher night on August 22nd selling uniform bundles.

SILVER AWARD FOR A HEALTHY SCHOOL

Castro Elementary earned the silver award for the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Castro Elementary was only one of three schools in MCISD to earn silver.

KIDS GIVING BACK TO KIDS

Student council members and platinum/gold readers recently visited Renaissance Children's Hospital in order to give back to the community. Their goal was to help put a smile on the patients face and brighten their day. Students created get well cards and goodie bags with books and also donated special Build-A-Bear stuffed animals.

Renaissance National Honor Roll

Castro Elementary was one of three campuses in MCISD to earn the award for honor roll through the accelerated reader program, Renaissance Place. Congratulations to all the students for their hard work through the AR program.

READING CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!

On Friday May 12, students at Castro Elementary who completed the reading series challenge celebrated with a movie night.

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