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Mission

Cascade creates responsible, lifelong learners in a safe and respectful environment where all are inspired to excel, value their community, and celebrate diversity.

Principal

Dear Cascade families and community members,

I am thrilled and honored to be joining the Cascade community as your principal. In the coming months, I look forward to meeting many of you and learning about your children. In my time in education, I have been a teacher in New Orleans and Seattle, and an administrator in Boston and most recently in Highline.

At Cascade, we are fortunate to have a student body that represents the diversity of White Center with over 20 languages spoken and many cultures represented. We have dedicated staff who work each and every day to provide an excellent education for our students.

Our mission at Cascade is to create responsible, lifelong learners in a safe and respectful environment where all are inspired to excel, value their community, and celebrate diversity. We have many programs at Cascade that support our mission: World Language, after school classes through Community Schools Collaboration, and robust professional development for our teachers across all subjects. I am excited to share that one way we are carrying out our mission this year is by becoming a Blended Learning school with more technology to help our teachers individualize their instruction. This means we can better support students who need extra help and we can push students who need extra challenge. Students will have more independence working with technology, and teachers will be freed up to provide more attention to small groups and individual students.

Your voice is critical in making our mission come alive at Cascade. We need your input and support. I encourage you to join me for monthly Coffee Chats with the Principal. Consult our Family Bulletins under the "News" section of our webpage and the calendar as well for additional activities and events at Cascade.  My door is always open, so feel free to stop by and introduce yourself anytime!

Here’s to a great year at Cascade!

Sincerely,

 
Libby Debell (formerly Culclasure) 
Principal

News

  • Crowded Classrooms & Aging Buildings Make the News

    The challenges of crowded classrooms, growing enrollment, and aging buildings in Highline have been the focus of several recent stories in the regional news media. Here is a rundown of local coverage.

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  • Feb. 10 Bond Proposes Two New Middle Schools

    If voters approve the February 10 bond proposal, Highline will construct two new middle schools to make room for growing enrollment. The schools would be constructed in Burien and SeaTac on property already owned by the district.

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  • 3,400+ Participate in Telephone Town Hall

    A Telephone Town Hall meeting hosted by Superintendent Susan Enfield and School Board President Bernie Dorsey was held on January 27. Over 3,400 Highline residents participated. Callers asked questions about the bond and levy measures on the February 10 ballot.

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  • Register for Telephone Town Hall

    Join Superintendent Susan Enfield and School Board Member Bernie Dorsey for a live Telephone Town Hall on Tuesday, January 27. Callers will be able to ask questions about the bond and levy measures on the February ballot.

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  • Listen to Town Hall Online

    Around 80 community members, parents, students, and staff participated in a Town Hall on January 22 about Highline's levy and bond measures on the February ballot.

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Important Dates

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Building for Tomorrow Today
We face two critical issues as a school district: aging buildings and crowded schools. A bond measure that addresses these issues was on the November ballot. Learn more about the election here. Help us build for tomorrow, today.

Renewal Levy
A three-year educational programs and operations replacement levy will go before voters on February 10, 2015. Levies pay for educating students and operating schools above the costs covered by the state. Learn more about the renewal levy.