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

Upcoming Events

Raider Cafe

Time: 11 AM – 12 PM
Location: Cafeteria
Oct 18

News & Announcements

Perfect Attendance Featured Photo

Perfect Attendance

Our Perfect Attendance End of Year Fun Day, also includes students who provide medical excuses for absences. Keep up the great work with attendance Raiders! We can do it! #AttendancePaysOff #HealthyRaiders #FunDay #FinishStrong

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Attendance Incentive Featured Photo

Attendance Incentive

Just a reminder that students in attendance on Monday-Thursday can enjoy a no uniform day of Friday! Just be sure to adhere to district dress code.
End of Year Fun Day/Dia de Fin de Año Divertido Featured Photo

End of Year Fun Day/Dia de Fin de Año Divertido

Ok Raiders, time to really focus on attendance!! Perfect attendance for the last reporting period will allow you to participate in our End of the Year Fun Day!!! The challenge is on and it starts on Monday!!! Let's...Get...It...Done!!!
No Uniform Monday Featured Photo

No Uniform Monday

We loooove Mondays! So much so, that ALL students in attendance tomorrow are excused from wearing their uniform!!!
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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.

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