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News and Announcements

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.


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

Autism Awareness Campaign

Recently Castro Elementary kicked off the Autism Awareness Campaign to raise funds for the cause. The students in Mrs. Ramirez's 1st grade class and Ms. Estacio's ECH class raised the most funds are were rewarded with a picnic and water balloon toss.

MyOn Access

Summer is just around the corner and we are encouraging our students to read during the summer. Don't have a book to read? No problem! Beginning May 1st, all students will have access to MyOn at school as well as at home. It will be available through August 31st.


Captain Joaquin Castro Elementary participated in the annual Texas Reads One Book. All students and teachers tuned in on Monday morning to follow along as head coach of the Dallas Cowboys, Jason Garrett, read the first chapter of the book The Lemonade War. Parents were also invited to attend and make a craft with their child.


A special round up, pre-registration drive for the 2017-2018 school year will be held on April 4 and 5 from 8:30-11:00 a.m., and 1:00-3:00 p.m. The Kindergarten pre-registration will only be for students who are new to Mission CISD.

Wellness Fair

In an effort to better inform the community regarding health services available, Castro Elementary held a Wellness Fair with various vendors on site. These vendors offered free information and consultations to parents and students.

Jump Rope for Heart

Castro Elementary participated in it's annual fundraiser for the Jump Rope for Heart Foundation earlier this year. As a reward for those who participated, students attended a sliming event. The top students who raised money received the honor of sliming three of Castro Elementary's staff members.

Texas Public School Week

During Texas Public School Week, students and parents participated in Come Eat/Walk with Your Child. After eating their lunch, they enjoyed a 20 minute walk around our school track. It was a great success and we look forward to next year!
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