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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!!!!!
Myra A. Garza, Principal
Captain Joaquin Castro Elementary

Upcoming Events

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Diversity * Continuous Learning
Our Vision: Mission CISD will prepare and inspire all students to be equipped to excel in the college and career of their choice, dominate 21st century skills in leadership, knowledge, language, and technology to compete in a global economy and serve as successful citizens in their community.

News & Announcements

Christmas Dance! Featured Photo

Christmas Dance!

PK-2nd: Dance will be during school hours 3rd-5th: 4:00 to 5:30
Yearbook on sale!! Featured Photo

Yearbook on sale!!

Yearbooks are on sale so don't miss out! They are $25.00 but will be going up soon so get them now! You can contact Mrs. N. Garza or Mrs. Garibay for more details.
Renaming Mission Post Office Featured Photo

Renaming Mission Post Office

State Representative Henry Cuellar acknowledged the courage, honor and integrity of Captain Joaquin Castro, as he announced the renaming of the Mission Post Office. The students and staff at Captain Joaquin Castro Elementary are proud to be a part of an educational institution that bears the name of a true hero, and we work diligently to bring further honor in all that we do.

Annual Community Wellness Fair

March 27, 2018 at our school cafeteria. Time: 5:15-6:30 p.m. Come and get a chance to meet our community and wellness exhibitors!
Dr. Seuss Week!!! Featured Photo

Dr. Seuss Week!!!

March 2nd is Dr. Seuss' birthday and to celebrate we will be having themed days at Castro Elementary! From February 27 to March 2! El 2 de marzo es el cumpleaños de Dr. Seuss asi que esa semana tendremos dias con diferentes temas aquí en Castro Elementary! Del 27 de Febrero al 2 de marzo!
Heart Walk Featured Photo

Heart Walk

Come join your child during their PE time to walk for our Heart Walk event! The event will be on the 28th of February! Vengan a caminar junto a su hijo durante su hora de educación física para nuestro evento Heart Walk! Este evento será el 28 de febrero!

Fast Facts

  • Open enrollment full-day pre-K
  • 1,076 Professional Certifications Earned by Students
  • 12,000 College hours earned by class of 2017
  • Robotics Programs compete Nationally