Cascades Academy Independent School PK-12
Love is in the Air
Love is in the Air

Then came February which somehow always feels like the longest yet shortest month of the year! Reports cards have gone home, we've celebrated Valentine's Day, managed two awesome ski days on Mt. Bachelor, survived a mellower version of snowpocolypse, embarked on the 21-Day Happiness Challenge, and are all looking forward to our upcoming lower school music performance on February 28th in celebration of Motown and Black History Month.

Schools are busy places. So, what ties it all together? Quite simply, love. Love for each other. Love for our teachers. Love for our administration. Love for our students. Love for our families. Love for our friends and for our neighbors. And love for ourselves. As we are slowly coming out of the long, dark nights of winter remember to treat each other gently - both in your words and in your actions. And more importantly, treat yourselves gently. After all, it's all love.

-Natalie Wilhelm, Lower School Head

Learning the Ropes in PK
Learning the Ropes in PK

The pre-kindergarten class rose to the occasion during our jump rope unit. Students began to learn to jump rope by laying it on the ground, and jumping over the rope in many different ways. They progressed to learning how to hold their arms in 'eagle arms' position, then to 'ready position'. When students were confident, they practiced swinging the rope over their head and back to eagle arms position. Once this was mastered, students challenged themselves to add in one or two jumps in a row. The PK class rocked the jump rope unit by displaying perseverance and a great attitude. We celebrated all their little successes. Way to go PK!

-Ms. Andrea, LS PE Teacher


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