Welcome to the Cascade Middle School community!
We are thrilled to have you join us and look forward to the opportunity to get to know and collaborate with you over the next three years. Middle school is an exciting time with many changes for families and students, which means you probably have questions. Please know we are here to work together, because our priority is for you to have a positive and engaging experience while at Cascade Middle School.
Classes and Advisory
Middle school students have 6 periods of class: Language Arts, Social Studies (History), Math, Science, World Language (Spanish or Vietnamese), a semester of Music/Arts elective and a semester of PE/Health. In addition to their content classes, students also meet with their Advisory class Mondays through Thursdays.
Advisory is key to how we build community and teach students skills to do well in school. This is a class of about 20 students that stay together to learn social-emotional skills, team building, anti-bullying practices, study skills, college & career readiness.
For students in the Dual Language programs, ELA, Science, Arts (elective) and PE/Health are in English. Advisory, Math, Social Studies, and World Language are in the program language (Spanish/Vietnamese).
Currently, our Arts offerings are Choir, Instrumental Music (band, orchestra, ukulele), and Visual Art.
Registration and Next Steps
If you are a current 5th grader in the Highline Public Schools system, you are automatically registered to your neighborhood middle school.
New or transferring students will need to bring proof of your current address within our boundaries to our registrar, Rebecca Sanchez. This includes official documents such as a utility bill or rental agreement. During this process, we’ll want to make sure your contact information is updated, and you have access to your ParentVue code to see your student’s gradebook and attendance.
Once enrolled, our 6th grade counselor, Ingebjorg Mcgrady, will create a schedule appropriate for your student’s grade and program. For arts or music placement, we are working with elementary music teachers. If you have specific questions, please reach out to Ms. Wayman.
Middle School Athletics
What do I need to do to be eligible?
At Cascade and across middle schools, 6th graders will be able to participate in 3 out of the 4 seasons.
Sixth graders are eligible for non-cut sports, which are Track/Field (Season 1), Wrestling (Season 3), and Cross Country (Season 4). Note: Physicals qualify for 2 years at a time.
Every 6th grade student has the opportunity to go to the Waskowitz Outdoor Education program. This is an environmental, science based week of hands-on learning that promotes problem solving, teamwork, and community building between students and staff on property owned by Highline Public Schools in North Bend, WA.
In typical years, 6th graders will split into 2 groups (by Academies) and go for 4 days/3 nights the week their advisory is scheduled to attend.
We look forward to meeting and getting to know you! Welcome future Cougars!
There will be a lot of people to meet and know at Cascade. In the front office, the names and voices you’ll most likely talk to early on are listed below:
Becca Sanchez, Registrar
Tania Castillo, Office Manager
206.631.5505 (speaks Spanish)
Manny Ceja, Bookkeeper
Ingebjorg Mcgrady, 6th Grade Counselor
253.271.8512 (Google Voice)
Austasia Sagiao, Attendance 206.631.5507
Gyzzelle Hernandez, Apoyo Familiar /Family Liaison 206.631.5576 (Habla Español)