From 'The Santa Clarita Gazette'
'Now and Then' By Linda Pedersen
Castaic High School is scheduled to open next fall with a ninth grade class of about 400 freshmen, and when listening to founding principal Melanie Hagman’s enthusiastic description of the new school, it’s hard not to share her excitement over the “state of the art curriculum that is being designed to match its state of the art ysical structure.”
“The drive up the mile and a half road to the campus ends in a most imposing sight,” said Melanie. “A magnificent two-story science building that dominates the landscape.
“Equally impressive will be the gymnasium and performing arts buildings which will add a full spectrum of enrichment opportunities to a robust curriculum that will offer pathways in diverse pursuits like manufacturing, health and medical, and college preparation.”
Open enrollment will be... [Read more here: https://santaclaritafree.com/gazette/community-gazette/now-and-then-14]
Castaic High School Selects Future Mascot, Colors
With less than a year until the 2019 fall grand opening, Castaic High School administrators have selected the school’s official mascot and colors.
The Mascot and School Colors Committee for the soon-to-be-opened Castaic High School have made their final decision on what will be the face of their school pride.
The school’s official mascot will be a coyote donned in colors of charcoal gray, white and burnt orange, according to officials.
The decision... [Read more here: http://www.hometownstation.com/santa-clarita-news/education/castaic-high-school-selects-future-mascot-colors-252381]
Hart District Board Member Bob Jensen is talking about the highly anticipated career tech education program expected to be a heavy focus at the future Castaic High School.
Slated to open to its first class of freshmen in August 2019, Castaic High School is set to include a state-of-the-art CTE program in response to the rising need for what Jensen described as “non-college curriculum” within in the district in the last decade.
“What we want to do is cater to the community, and the needs and changes in the community,” Jensen said. “I would like all of our students to find what their niche is, to find where their talents lie. It could be in a number of areas, and some of it may not be areas where you would go to college.”
Both for the future Castaic High School and... [Read more here: http://www.hometownstation.com/santa-clarita-news/education/william-s-hart-union-school-district/hart-district-board-member-talks-about-planned-career-tech-education-at-castaic-high-school-249359]
Hart District Superintendent Vicki Engbrecht Discusses Vision For Castaic High School
Slated to open to its first class of freshmen in August 2019, Castaic High School is set to be the seventh comprehensive high school in the William S. Hart Union High School District, according to Engbrecht.
“Our ‘Countdown to Castaic’ event (was) just about a month ago, and it is gratifying to see about 400 people from the community and from across Santa Clarita come out for the first public unveiling of what’s going to be a state-of-the-art campus in a beautiful location,” Engbrecht said. “(It’s) very exciting.”
While the Hart District governing board is... [Read more here: http://www.hometownstation.com/santa-clarita-news/education/william-s-hart-union-school-district/hart-district-superintendent-vicki-engbrecht-discusses-vision-for-castaic-high-school-247669]
Countdown to Castaic High School Event Draws 400 People
Nearly 400 people came to Castaic High School Friday for the “Countdown to Castaic High School” event, and for most in attendance, it was their first glimpse at the state-of-the-art campus still under construction.
It was also the first chance many from the community, including roughly 25 current 8th graders who will be part of the first graduating class from the school in 2023, to talk with the school’s principal, Melanie Hagman.
“That was the [Read more here: https://scvnews.com/2018/08/06/countdown-to-castaic-high-school-event-draws-400-people/]
From 'The Signal'
Our View | Castaic High: Accomplishment, Sense of Relief
It’s a significant milestone on a lengthy journey: On Friday, local leaders, educators, parents and future students of Castaic High School gathered at the school construction site to officially begin the one-year countdown to the school’s highly anticipated fall 2019 debut.
The mounting sense of relief is almost palpable.
It’s been two decades, in round numbers, since the William S. Hart Union High School District first began exploring [Read more here: https://signalscv.com/2018/08/our-view-castaic-high-accomplishment-sense-of-relief/]
‘Countdown to Castaic High School’ Celebrates Newest SCV Public High School
[watch video here https://www.scvtv.com/vid/castaichscountdown_180803_web.mp4]
The “Countdown to Castaic High School” event brought future students, Hart District officials, community members, and elected officials to the site of the future Castaic High School to introduce the newest public high school in the Santa Clarita Valley to the community.
Attendees had the opportunity to [Read more here: https://scvtv.com/2018/08/03/countdown-to-castaic-high-school-celebrates-newest-scv-public-high-school/]
Future Castaic High School Students Talk About The School’s Fall 2019 Grand Opening
Two future Castaic High School students joined KHTS Radio to talk about the school’s highly anticipated grand opening slated for Fall 2019.
Dallas Potter and Elly Keshishi, who are both going into the eighth grade at Castaic Middle School this fall, are expected to be part of Castaic High School’s first freshman class.
Potter heard the big news from her mom, and noted, “I didn’t know how to feel because I didn’t know how it’d be.”
The friends, who serve on Castaic Middle School’s ASB together as president and vice president, noted they were [Read more here: http://www.hometownstation.com/santa-clarita-news/education/william-s-hart-union-school-district/future-castaic-high-school-students-talk-about-the-schools-fall-2019-grand-opening-243117]