Castaic High May Not Open On Schedule Due To Snag Between Gas Company, County Officials

From 'KHTS'

Castaic High School may not be able to open for students in the fall, as the main gas line has still not been installed due to a snag between Southern California Gas Co. and Los Angeles County permit officials.

The $126.2 million project is supposed to open in August to an estimated freshman class of 400 students. However, without a main gas line in place, officials say that the school will be unable to open in time.

If that occurs, the 198-acre site at the intersection of Valley Creek Road and Canyon Hill Road would be left vacant in the fall.

Project Manager Randy Wrage, along with other project officials, have attributed the delay to the SoCalGas.

“The Hart District has had completed contracts and a check for more than $200,000 in to the gas company since May 1,” Wrage said. “(SoCalGas) have not committed to a start date, let alone a date when gas service will be available.”

In turn, officials with Southern California Gas Company have stated that they are waiting on the Los Angeles County Public Works Department to issue the necessary permits to lay down the pipe.

“SoCalGas is currently working with… [Read more here:]

Castaic High School is without gas weeks before opening

From 'The Signal'

Castaic High School, which is slated to open for the first time in August, does not have natural gas hookups or piping installed, which could possibly delay the school’s opening, according to people with knowledge on the matter.

“There is no gas,” said Randy Wrage, project manager for the high school. “We’re waiting on the gas companies to come and lay pipes.”

Wrage said the school will not open on time for this school year without the proper sign-offs, potentially leaving the $126.2 million project on a 200-acre site at the intersection of Valley Creek Road and Canyon Hill Road vacant.

“It’s not like you can flip a switch and… [Read more here:]

[VIDEO] Castaic High School Officials Gearing Up For Highly-Anticipated Fall Grand Opening


From 'KHTS'

Officials from Castaic High School are making their final preparations ahead of the school’s highly-anticipated grand opening for its first class of freshmen students slated for this fall.

The Hart District school’s website,, has officially been launched, offering the community information on everything from enrollment to academics to athletics and more.

“It’s our only school in the district that is… [Read more here:]

[VIDEO] Castaic High School Awarded $1.8 Million Grant For Manufacturing, Welding

From 'KHTS'

In a live interview on KHTS, William S. Hart School District Career Technical Education Director Dr. Mariane Doyle discussed a grant recently awarded to the district for the development of the manufacturing and welding career pathway at Castaic High School.

Doyle went on to discuss the Career Pathway program available throughout the Hart District in general as well.

“Probably our biggest area, in general, is… [Read more here:]

Principal Melanie Hagman Welcome's Castaic Coaches Corner

From 'Smore'


Welcome New Coyote Coaches:
Tony Uebelhardt - Football
Taylor Schubert - Girls Volleyball
Meri Martinez Hunter - Cross Country
Maysen Bagge - Cheer
Levi Wenrich - Boys Basketball
Charise Hall - Girls Basketball
Adam Yassaman - Boys Soccer
Darrell Davis - Baseball
Eric Johnson and Charise Hall - Track and Field
Greg Morse - Swim

Big picture First Year Budget
Eastbay will be our vendor for athletic equipment and apparel. Our representative, Erwin, will be contacting each of you to discuss your equipment and apparel needs and wants. Once you have met with him then he will send me the quotes.

I will also need to meet with each of you during the summer to complete the budgets for years 2-4. We have money for reusable apparel for years 2-4.

We will have online stores… [Read more here:]

Castaic High School Minute

From 'Smore'

Spring Break Tour
We had over 10 staff members come and tour Castaic HS on April 4th. There were so many positive comments and total appreciation for such a majestic campus. I am looking forward to another tour, likely in June, to introduce the entire staff and coaches to Castaic HS. Thank you to everyone that took time to come and see the campus!

Welcome to Castaic's Newest Pack Member
I would like to welcome our newest Coyote, Mark Judd. Mark will be our band/choir director. Mark brings many years of experience from Valencia HS. Mark is very excited to be a Coyote. Welcome Mark!!

Big picture
Welcome to Our New Coaches

Please give a big Coyote howl to… [Read more here:]

Principal reveals new Castaic High School logo, updates

From 'The Signal'

Castaic High School Principal Melanie Hagman revealed the school’s logo to the public for the first time during the William S. Hart Union School District’s governing board meeting Wednesday.

The new logo uses the school’s spirit colors of charcoal grey, white and burnt orange, which had been decided on and announced in October.

Hagman also provided a number of updates on the programs still in development that will be available for the first freshman class walking onto the campus this fall.

The principal said during the board meeting that… [Read more here:]