Career Academy Middle and High School Weekly Principal Newsletter 2023-24

5/24/24
Happy Friday CASB Families! 
The last Friday newsletter of the year. It has been a phenomenal 23/24 school year. Next week, High School students will be taking FINALS. Final Exams count for 10% of a student’s overall semester grade. Last day of school is Wednesday, May 29. 
  1. No Clubs NEXT WEEK. We do not have clubs next week. Everyone needs to be picked up at the 3:45 dismissal time.
  2. Graduation. Graduation is next Friday, May 31st at 7 pm at Four Winds Field Downtown South Bend. We welcome anyone and everyone to this event.
  3. Final Exams. All classes end with a final exam. 
    1. High School Final Exams will be Tuesday, May 28 for periods 5 – 8 and Wednesday, May 29 for periods 1 – 4. 
  4. Cell Phone Policy Next School Year. CASB is in the middle of revamping our school cell phone policy for 24/25. A new law from Indiana that goes into effect on July 1, 2024 is the main reason for this. A WSBT news article from April 3 can be viewed HERE for more information. We will get out the policy closer to the start of the 24/25 school year. 
  5. Field Days. Middle School field day will be May 28.
  6. All Things Athletics
Congratulations to Jace Woods
Congratulations to Jace Woods for advancing to the boys track regional in the 100M Dash.  Jace finished  9/16 at a regional that hosted 40 schools from across the Northern part of the state.  This is the first Career Academy athlete to advance to a track regional and only our second athlete in any sport to qualify for regionals!
Hoosier Plains Conference – Academic All Conference Award Winners for Spring Sports
Academic All-Conference – Sonica Casarez & Payton Erby – these students are varsity athletes who have a 3.5 GPA or higher and are juniors and seniors.  Congratulations ladies!
Hoosier Plains Conference – Track All Conference Award Winners
HPC Conference Champion – 100M Dash & 200M Dash- Madeline Long
HPC Conference Champion- 100M Dash & 200M Dash – Jace Woods
HPC Conference Champion – 4 x 100M Relay – Madeline Long, Zion Taylor, Rima Bahradine-Bell, & Alana Wright
HPC Conference Champion – 4 x 100M Relay – Jace Woods, Jaden Jackson, Nasir Howell, & Zahmari Chambliss
HPC Conference Champion – High Jump – Siva Bahradine-Bell
Athletic Physicals at Career 8/8/24
Every student will need a new physical for athletics next school year.  If you go to the doctor, get your physical taken care of!  The form is linked at the bottom of this section or on our website.  We will host student athletic participation physicals at Career Academy on August 8th.  Cost is $25 cash.  This is the cheapest way to get a sports physical for your child. Put it on your calendar now!  This will be open to Career Academy students grades 6-12.
Academic Eligibility Requirements for Athletics
All athletes must pass 6 or more credits to be eligible for sports at Career Academy.  
Middle School Girls Basketball
See the handout attached ImageSummer Workout Handout.docx for information on summer workouts.  The first meeting is Tuesday June 4th from 4-6 at Career Academy.
High School Girls Basketball
Off season workouts are currently taking place 2x a week.  Reach out to Mrs. Druyos for more information.  The summer workout schedule for basketball will begin on Monday June 3rd from 6-7:30pm at Career Academy.  Workouts will be Monday through Thursday at Career with the Jimtown league on Tuesday nights.
Middle School & High School Volleyball Summer Workouts
Summer workouts for middle school and high school volleyball will begin on Monday June 3rd from 4-6pm at Career Academy.  Workouts will continue on Monday’s and Wednesday’s in the month of June from 4-6pm.
Middle School & High School Cross Country Summer Workouts
Summer workouts for middle school and high school cross country will begin on Monday June 3rd from 6-7:20 at Career Academy.  The first week practices will be Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.  The remaining June schedule will be T-Th from 6-7:20.
Middle School Boys Basketball
Off season conditioning will begin on Saturday May 25th from 9:30-12 at Success.  Reach out to Coach Reggi Swanson for information – rswanson224@icloud.com
High School Boys Basketball
Off Season workouts are Thursday from 6-8pm and Saturday from 12-2 at Success Academy.  
Sports Decals for Sale
See the flyer here to this email for more details. 
Athletics Links
Physical form is attached here.
Check out the Trailblazer store available anytime
Athletics website & game schedules here
Mr. Garstka and Mrs. Reilly

5/17/24

Happy Friday CASB Families,
CASB Graduates walked through Success Academy, Success Academy at Boys and Girls Club, and Portage School of Leaders/Future Lab this afternoon. This graduate march kicked off the last couple of weeks for the Graduates. If you know any graduates, encourage them to finish their assignments and wrap up all virtual classes if they have any. Graduation will be Friday, May 31st at 7pm at the South Bend Cubs Stadium downtown South Bend.
  1. Final Exams. All classes end with a final exam.
    1. High School Final Exams will be Tuesday, May 28 for periods 5 – 8 and Wednesday, May 29 for periods 1 – 4.
    2. Middle School Final Exams will be Monday, May 20 for periods 1 – 4 and May 21 for periods 5 – 8.
  2. May 23 Middle School Trip to Trine. All middle school students will be going on a trip to Trine University.
  3. Field Days. Middle School field day will be May 28. High School field day will be May 24.
  4. Middle School Testing, Request for Rescore. Please see the letter, HERE, from our testing coordinator regarding a request for rescore for your student.
  5. Naval Academy presentation at The Portage School downtown. Please see the information HERE regarding the Naval Academy coming to present all their opportunities and their programs at “The Club” on May 21st at 5:30.
  6. Cell Phone Policy Next School Year. CASB is in the middle of revamping our school cell phone policy for 24/25. A new law from Indiana that goes into effect on July 1, 2024 is the main reason for this. A WSBT news article from April 3 can be viewed HERE for more information. We will get out the policy closer to the start of the 24/25 school year.
  7. All Things Athletics
Athletic Physicals at Career 8/8/24
Every student will need a new physical for athletics next school year.  If you go to the doctor, get your physical taken care of!  The form is linked at the bottom of this section or on our website.  We will host student athletic participation physicals at Career Academy on August 8th.  Cost is $25 cash.  This is the cheapest way to get a sports physical for your child. Put it on your calendar now!  This will be open to Career Academy students grades 6-12.
Academic Eligibility Requirements for Athletics
All athletes must pass 6 or more credits to be eligible for sports at Career Academy.
Middle School Girls Basketball
See the handout attached here for information on summer workouts.  The first meeting is Tuesday June 4th from 4-6 at Career Academy.
High School Girls Basketball
Off season workouts are currently taking place 2x a week.  Reach out to Mrs. Druyos for more information.  The summer workout schedule for basketball will begin on Monday June 3rd from 6-7:30pm at Career Academy.  Workouts will be Monday through Thursday at Career with the Jimtown league on Tuesday nights.
Middle School & High School Volleyball Summer Workouts
Summer workouts for middle school and high school volleyball will begin on Monday June 3rd from 4-6pm at Career Academy.  Workouts will continue on Monday’s and Wednesday’s in the month of June from 4-6pm.
Middle School & High School Cross Country Summer Workouts
Summer workouts for middle school and high school cross country will begin on Monday June 3rd from 6-7:20 at Career Academy.  The first week practices will be Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.  The remaining June schedule will be T-Th from 6-7:20.
Middle School Boys Basketball
Off season conditioning will begin on Saturday May 25th from 9:30-12 at Success.  Reach out to Coach Reggi Swanson for information – rswanson224@icloud.com
High School Boys Basketball
Off Season workouts are Thursday from 6-8pm and Saturday from 12-2 at Success Academy.
Sports Decals for Sale
See the flyer here to this email for more details.
Athletics Links
Physical form is attached here.
Check out the Trailblazer store available anytime
Athletics website & game schedules here
Enjoy your weekend!
Mrs. Reilly and Mr. Garstka

5/10/24

Happy Friday CASB Families,
We are down to the final couple weeks of school. Have students use the weekend to relax and get ready for the home stretch and end of year wrap up.
  1. Final Exams. All classes end with a final exam.
    1. High School Final Exams will be Tuesday, May 28 for periods 5 – 8 and Wednesday, May 29 for periods 1 – 4.
    2. Middle School Final Exams will be Monday, May 20 for periods 1 – 4 and May 21 for periods 5 – 8.
  2. May 23 Middle School Trip to Trine. All middle school students will be going on a trip to Trine University.
  3. Field Days. Middle School field day will be May 28. High School field day will be May 24.
  4. Middle School Testing, Request for Rescore. Please see the letter, HERE, from our testing coordinator regarding a request for rescore for your student.
  5. Naval Academy presentation at The Portage School downtown. Please see the information HERE regarding the Naval Academy coming to present all their opportunities and their programs at “The Club” on May 21st at 5:30.
  6. Cross Code. Cross Code will be a 10-day learning experience and will take place at Holy Cross College at Notre Dame. It’s a fantastic opportunity for your students to dive into the foundational concepts of computer programming and start building coding skills with the Python programming language. You can see the flyer HERE.
  7. Peru 2025. See the flyer, HERE, regarding FINAL call to sign up for going to Peru in the summer of 2025.
  8. All Things Athletics
Academic Eligibility Requirements for Athletics
All athletes must pass 6 or more credits to be eligible for sports at Career Academy.
Middle School Girls Basketball Callout
We will hold a callout for middle school girls basketball on May 15th during WIN (1:31).  This will be an opportunity for students to get the summer workout schedule, meet the new coaches, and ask any questions you may have.
High School Girls Basketball
Off season workouts are currently taking place 2x a week.  Reach out to Mrs. Druyos for more information.  The summer workout schedule for basketball will begin on Monday June 3rd from 6-7:30pm at Career Academy.  Workouts will be Monday through Thursday at Career with the Jimtown league on Tuesday nights.
Middle School & High School Volleyball Summer Workouts
Summer workouts for middle school and high school volleyball will begin on Monday June 3rd from 4-6pm at Career Academy.  Workouts will continue on Monday’s and Wednesday’s in the month of June.
Middle School & High School Cross Country Summer Workouts
Summer workouts for middle school and high school cross country will begin on Monday June 3rd from 6-7:20 at Career Academy.  The first week practices will be Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.  The remaining June schedule will be T-Th from 6-7:20.
Middle School Boys Basketball
Reach out to Coach Reggi Swanson for information on current workouts taking place – rswanson224@icloud.com
High School Boys Basketball
Reach out to Coach Leon Johnson for information on current workouts taking place – ljohnson1@careeracademysb.com
Sports Decals for Sale
See the flyer here to this email for more details.
Athletic Physicals at Career 8/8/24
We will host student athletic participation physicals at Career Academy on August 8th.  Cost is $25 cash.  This is the cheapest way to get a sports physical for your child. Put it on your calendar now!  This will be open to Career Academy students grades 6-12.
Athletics Links
Physical form is attached here.
Check out the Trailblazer store available anytime
Athletics website & game schedules here

5/2/24

Happy Thursday CASB Families!
Remember that we do not have school tomorrow, May 3. Prom is tomorrow night for those students who purchased tickets and are attending.
  1. CASB Advisory Update: Talk About How Your Teen Can Build Healthy Relationships Online and Offline
Your teen is learning how technology and the internet can affect their friendships. Use these questions to talk with them about building healthy relationships when communicating online.
Ask these three questions:
  1. I hear you were talking in class about the positive and negative effects of social media or devices on friendships. How do you think digital devices and social media affect your friendships?
  2. Do you feel pressure to respond right away when someone texts or DMs you? 
  3. What are some strategies for making sure your online communication is healthy for everyone?
  1. Listen for (or suggest):
    1. Communicate in the appropriate way for the situation (text, phone call, face-to-face, etc.).
    2. Resist the pressure to be constantly connected.
    3. Ask for help when you need it.
  2. Summer School at Career High School. If your child is in 8th through 11th grade currently, they can do summer school through Career Academy. This is different from the programming offered through the Boys’ and Girls’ club. This summer school will run from June 3 to June 28 with no school on June 19. Please fill out the form HERE and feel free to reach out to Dr. Esper with any questions.
  3. Summer School at Boys and Girls Club – Current 6th – 8th graders. Anyone interested in signing up for summer school through the Boys and Girls club, you can click the link, HERE, to get signed up.
  4. Summer Prototyping at Riverbend Math. Please see the flyer, HERE.
  5. Free Dual Credits this Summer!! Please see Mrs. Miller or Mrs. Homan in the counselor office to get help signing up for free dual credits at Ivy Tech this summer. Flyer can be seen, HERE.
  6. SUN Bucks Program. Please see the letter, HERE, regarding the new Summer Food Program from the State of Indiana.
  7. 2024 Graduate Requirements. Students graduating this school year must have all Plato work completed by 11:59 pm on Wednesday, May 29. If you have a student working through the virtual lessons, please encourage them to finish these sooner rather than later!
  8. All Things Athletics
Academic Eligibility Requirements for Athletics
All athletes must pass 6 or more credits to be eligible for sports at Career Academy.
Middle School Girls Basketball Callout
We will hold a callout for middle school girls basketball on May 15th during WIN (1:31).  This will be an opportunity for students to get the summer workout schedule, meet the new coaches, and ask any questions you may have.
High School Girls Basketball
Off season workouts are currently taking place 2x a week.  Reach out to Mrs. Druyos for more information.  The summer workout schedule for basketball will begin on Monday June 3rd from 6-7:30pm at Career Academy.  Workouts will be Monday through Thursday at Career with the Jimtown league on Tuesday nights.
Middle School & High School Volleyball Summer Workouts
Summer workouts for middle school and high school volleyball will begin on Monday June 3rd from 4-6pm at Career Academy.  Workouts will continue on Monday’s and Wednesday’s in the month of June.
Middle School & High School Cross Country Summer Workouts
Summer workouts for middle school and high school cross country will begin on Monday June 3rd from 6-7:20 at Career Academy.  The first week practices will be Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.  The remaining June schedule will be T-Th from 6-7:20.
Middle School Boys Basketball
Reach out to Coach Reggi Swanson for information on current workouts taking place – rswanson224@icloud.com
High School Boys Basketball
Reach out to Coach Leon Johnson for information on current workouts taking place – ljohnson1@careeracademysb.com
Sports Decals for Sale
See the flyer here to this email for more details.
Athletic Physicals at Career 8/8/24
We will host student athletic participation physicals at Career Academy on August 8th.  Cost is $25 cash.  This is the cheapest way to get a sports physical for your child. Put it on your calendar now!  This will be open to Career Academy students grades 6-12.
Athletics Links
Physical form is attached here.
Check out the Trailblazer store available anytime
Athletics website & game schedules here
Have a great weekend!
Mr. Garstka and Mrs. Reilly

4/26/24

Happy Friday CASB Families!

Next week, we enter the month of May and our final month of the 23/24 school year! Reminder that we have a built in day off on Friday, May 3rd! This is also the night of Prom for CASB. Looking forward to next week without testing as we prepare for the end of the school year!

  1. SUN Bucks Program. Please see the letter, HERE, regarding the new Summer Food Program from the State of Indiana.
  2. 2024 Graduate Requirements. Students graduating this school year must have all Plato work completed by 11:59 pm on Wednesday, May 29. If you have a student working through the virtual lessons, please encourage them to finish these sooner rather than later!

  3. CSA’s. Parents: if you child signed up for and was approved for a CSA, there is likely still money remaining in their account. If you have items you would like to purchase that qualify, please fill out THIS FORM and we will review and order if it is. Please reach out to Mr. Garstka or Dr. Esper with any questions.
  4. Summer School at Career High School. If your child is in 8th through 11th grade currently, they can do summer school through Career Academy. This is different from the programming offered through the Boys’ and Girls’ club. This summer school will run from June 3 to June 28 with no school on June 19. Please fill out the form HERE and feel free to reach out to Dr. Esper with any questions.
  5. Summer School at Boys and Girls Club – Current 6th – 8th graders. Anyone interested in signing up for summer school through the Boys and Girls club, you can click the link, HERE, to get signed up.
  6. Free Dual Credits this Summer!! Please see Mrs. Miller or Mrs. Homan in the counselor office to get help signing up for free dual credits at Ivy Tech this summer. Flyer can be seen, HERE.
  7. Enrollment at BGC. Any student that travels to Career Future Lab downtown and utilizes The Club space downtown needs to have a BGC enrollment on file. Please take the time to fill out that information, HERE.
  8. New Indiana Graduation Updates. Please see the information HERE regarding new graduation requirements for Indiana. There is a jotform for parents to provide feedback.
  9. All Things Athletics

Academic Eligibility Requirements for Athletics

All athletes must pass 6 or more credits to be eligible for sports at Career Academy.

High School Girls and Boys Basketball

Off season workouts have begun.  Make sure to reach out to your coach for more information.

Sports Decals for Sale

See the flyer here to this email for more details.

Athletics Links

Physical form is attached here.

Check out the Trailblazer store available anytime

Athletics website & game schedules here

Have a great weekend!

Mr. Garstka and Mrs. Reilly

4/12/24

Happy Friday CASB families!

We hope everyone had a relaxing spring break. We are off and running to the end of the school year. Testing for the middle school starts NEXT WEEK with the ILEARN exam. Please make sure students are resting up and ready to test.

  1. Testing over the next 2 weeks!
    1. Next week, 4/15
      1. April 16 and 17, ALL Middle School students will be testing the ILEARN exam.
      2. April 18, All 9th Grade and 8th Grade Biology students will be testing.
      3. April 18, ALL 6th graders will test ILEARN Science.
    2. Following Week, 4/22
      1. April 23, ALL 9th and 10th graders will take the PSAT.
      2. April 23/24/25, ALL Middle School students will be testing the ILEARN exam.
  2. Enrollment at BGC. Any student that travels to Career Future Lab downtown and utilizes The Club space downtown needs to have a BGC enrollment on file. Please take the time to fill out that information, HERE.
  3. New Indiana Graduation Updates. Please see the information HERE regarding new graduation requirements for Indiana. There is a jotform for parents to provide feedback. These new requirements would be in full effect for current 7th grade students, the class of 2029.
  4. Re-Enrollment for 24/25. Make sure you are checking your emails and messages for a message from SchoolMint. This is for you to re-enroll your student for the 24/25 school year. Re-enrollments for 24/25 must be completed by May 2nd! Questions about the process or need help, call Career Academy – 574-299-9800 option 2.
  5. Prom Tickets Now on Sale! Any junior or senior interested in attending this year’s prom can purchase tickets from Ms. Blackwell. Tickets are $35 and will be on sale until April 15. Last Day to purchase tickets is MONDAY! Any questions, please contact ablackwell@careeracademysb.com.
  6. Robotics! Congratulations to our robotics team on qualifying for the World Tournament in Houston. They need to raise additional funds to make their way. They’ve opened up a popcorn pop up shop that you can view and order from, HERE.
  7. Scheduling for High School. Mrs. Miller and her team met with most High School students involving their 24/25 schedules for next year. Hopefully they came home and discussed what they signed up for. If you have questions, you can reach out to Mrs. Miller at lmiller@careeracademysb.com, to get your questions answered for 24/25.
  8. All Things Athletics

Academic Eligibility Requirements for Athletics

All athletes must pass 6 or more credits to be eligible for sports at Career Academy.

High School and Middle School Boys Basketball Banquet

Banquet is scheduled for April 25th @ 6:00 in the cafeteria of CASB.

Sports Decals for Sale

See the flyer here to this email for more details.

Athletics Links

Physical form is attached here.

Check out the Trailblazer store available anytime

Athletics website & game schedules here

Have a wonderful weekend!

Mr. Garstka and Mrs. Reilly

3/27/24

Happy Wednesday CASB Families!

Showcase day and virtual conferences take place tomorrow! Staff will have virtual conferences from 10 am – 1 pm. You can view Career Academy High School teacher links, HERE. Middle school conference links can be found, HERE. Staff will have lunch from 1 – 2 and then students are welcomed to come set up their showcase items from 2 – 3. The building will open at 3 pm for our Spring Showcase and will be open until 7 pm. At 7 pm, Spring Break starts and we will see students back at CASB on Monday, April 8! Have a great break – this will be the last newsletter until Friday, April 12.

  1. Eclipse on April 8. CASB will have school the day of the Eclipse. We plan to have students go outside during a portion of the eclipse near the end of the day (peak time of the eclipse is 3:09 pm). We have purchased glasses for everyone that will be in attendance at CASB that day and they will be given the glasses when we head outside. Any questions, please feel free to contact the school.
  2. Traveling Trailblazers Popcorn Fundraiser. HERE.
  3. 23/24 Blue/Orange Day Calendar. Please see the Blue/Orange Calendar, HERE.
  4. Prom Tickets Now on Sale! Any junior or senior interested in attending this year’s prom can purchase tickets from Ms. Blackwell. Tickets are $35 and will be on sale until April 15. Any questions, please contact ablackwell@careeracademysb.com.
  5. Black College Expo 2024. Please see the information about the Chicago Black College Expo on April 6. This is during Career Academy’s spring break. HERE. HERE.

  6. Re-Enrollment for 24/25. Make sure you are checking your emails and messages for a message from SchoolMint. This is for you to re-enroll your student for the 24/25 school year. Questions about the process or need help, call Career Academy – 574-299-9800 option 2.
  7. Thursday, March 28, 2024, at 7:00pm, Career Academy’s African American History Challenge Club will be competing with local high schools for a chance to compete at the National level in Atlantia, Georgia.  Please come out and support our students at The Center for History, 808 W. Washington St. South Bend, IN.

Have a phenomenal Spring Break! Hope to see you at the Showcase tomorrow afternoon.

Mr. Garstka and Mrs. Reilly

3/14/23

Happy Thursday CASB families!

Reminder that tomorrow, Friday 3/15, is an eLearning Day. Students will work from home and staff will be in the building getting grades for the 3rd Quarter completed. We do have our Prom dress event tomorrow for students from 11am – 3pm. Please feel free to swing in and get your dress! You can enter at the Gym Doors, Door D.

  1. ELearning 3/15. Tomorrow’s eLearning assignments are the first grades for the 4th quarter. Please make sure you are working on these assignments to start the quarter off with the best grade you can!
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  3. Thursday, March 28. This is our Showcase Day at CASB. All Career High School and Career Middle School families are invited to see the schools. We will have conferences from 10 – 1, staff will have lunch from 1 – 2 and then staff (and students) can set up for their showcase items from 2 – 3. The showcase will run 3 pm – 7 pm that Thursday. Food trucks will be available for families to purchase.
  4. Academic Eligibility Requirements for Athletics

All athletes must pass 6 or more credits to be eligible for sports at Career Academy.

Middle School Track

This week Monday, Wednesday, Thursday.  Next week Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

You must have a physical on file in the athletic office to attend track practice.

You must join middle school track before spring break.

*academic eligibility for all spring sports is based on 3rd quarter grades

Middle Schoolers or High Schoolers interested in Softball

If any middle schooler or high schooler is interested in practicing softball please reach out to Mrs. Druyos.  Practices are Monday and Wednesday and are designed to learn the sport!  Reach out to Mrs. Druyos with questions – gdruyos@careeracademysb.com

Athletics Links

Physical form is attached here.

Check out the Trailblazer store available anytime

Athletics website & game schedules here

Have a great weekend! See everyone back on Monday, March 18.

Mrs. Reilly and Mr. Garstka

3/8/24

Happy Friday CASB families!

This is a reminder that next Friday, March 15 will be our last scheduled eLearning day of the school year. The end of the 3rd quarter is March 14. Staff should have grades finalized in PowerSchool before leaving on March 15.

Looking ahead to the rest of this month, CASB will have our conferences and showcase night on March 28. We will have conferences virtually from 10 am – 1 pm. Lunch for staff from 1 pm – 2 pm. Staff and Students will set up showcase items from 2 pm – 3 pm, and the showcase will run at Career Academy from 3 pm – 7 pm. Both buildings at our Career Academy location – main building and “The Bend” building will be open from 3 – 7. We will have a food truck – Junbuggies and Kona Ice at Career Academy for families to purchase if they would like.

  1. March 15th Prom Dress Event.  Students of Career Academy High School will have the opportunity to shop for a prom dress.  The event is free to attend, there are no costs for dresses.  There will be raffles for those in attendance. Concessions will be sold. If there are any questions, please reach out to Ms. Blackwell at ablackwell@careeracademysb.com.
    1. Times for this event will be: 11 am to 3 pm
    2. Students will enter through Door D by the Career Academy Gym.
  2. Graduate Discussion Tuesday or Wednesday.
    1. We would like to meet with graduates to discuss a graduate trip on April 23. This will happen during lunches on Tuesday AND Wednesday next week. All Graduates are encouraged to attend. This is not mandatory but please mark your calendar for April 23 for a trip, cookout, and other events.
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  4. IUSB education opportunity. Any Junior Students interested in going into Education after high school, should see the exciting opportunity from IUSB. This is for Juniors that will be Seniors. Deadline to sign up is March 13. Email Mr. Turner, jturner@careeracademysb.com, for information to sign up. See the flyer, HERE,

  5. All Things Athletics

Academic Eligibility Requirements for Athletics

All athletes must pass 6 or more credits to be eligible for sports at Career Academy.

Spring Sports Have Started

This is the last week to join high school spring sports.  Make sure you have reached out to the coaching staff if you are interested.

Middle School Track – This week Monday, Tuesday, Thursday.  Next week Monday, Wednesday, Thursday

You must have a physical on file in the athletic office to attend track practice.

*academic eligibility for all spring sports is based on 3rd quarter grades

*If any middle schooler is interested in practicing softball with the high schoolers please reach out to Mrs. Druyos immediately – gdruyos@careeracademysb.com.

Career Academy Gear

Looking for cool gear.  Check out the new Trailblazer store through Eventlink.  These options are available at any time.  https://teamstore.frecklesgraphics.com/shop/careeracademysouthbend01/

**The physical form is attached here.

See current game schedules here

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Reilly and Mr. Garstka

3/1/24

Happy first weekend of March!!! CASB High School kicks off testing season next week with the SAT on Wednesday! All Juniors must take the exam this year.

  1. 24/25 Weather Survey. Please take a moment and fill out the survey HERE. It is 2 quick questions regarding weather cancellations and potential 2 hour delays for 24/25.
  2. Wednesday, March 6. All JUNIORS will be taking the SAT this coming Wednesday, March 6. All other CASB High School students – Freshmen, Sophomores, and Seniors will be going on a field trip to Trine University. The field trip will leave around 8:15 and won’t return around 2:45. All students will leave from CASB. If you normally drop off downtown, students would need to take the bus from downtown to Career. That bus leaves downtown around 7:20. Regularly scheduled classes for Career Academy High School on Wednesday, March 6 will NOT occur. Middle School will run as normally scheduled. Thanks.
  3. Prom Information. Prom is a Junior/Senior event. All Juniors and Seniors are invited, sophomores can be invited by a Junior or a Senior, but are not able to attend without the invitation. Please see the flyer for this year’s prom, HERE.
  4. IUSB education opportunity. Any Junior Students interested in going into Education after high school, should see the exciting opportunity from IUSB. This is for Juniors that will be Seniors. Deadline to sign up is March 13. Email Mr. Turner, jturner@careeracademysb.com, for information to sign up. See the flyer, HERE,

  5. All Things Athletics

Academic Eligibility Requirements for Athletics

All athletes must pass 6 or more credits to be eligible for sports at Career Academy.

Spring Sports Have Started

If you plan to play high school baseball, high school softball, high school track, or middle school track you should be at practices now.  The season has started.  The time to join is now.  You must have a physical on file in the athletic office to participate.

High School Softball – Every day after school and moving forward

High School Baseball – Tuesday/Thursday, will be every day starting on March 11th

High School Track – Monday through Thursday every week

Middle School Track – This week Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.  Next week Monday, Wednesday, Thursday

*academic eligibility for all spring sports is based on 3rd quarter grades

Career Academy Gear

Looking for cool gear.  Check out the new Trailblazer store through Eventlink.  These options are available at any time.  https://teamstore.frecklesgraphics.com/shop/careeracademysouthbend01/

 

**The physical form is attached here.

See current game schedules here

Have a great weekend!

Mr. Garstka and Mrs. Reilly

2/23/24

Happy Friday CASB Families,

We are down to the last 3 weeks of the quarter. It is the time to start improving grades if you happened to let them slip a little bit. Last day of the quarter is March 14.

  1. IUSB education opportunity. Any Junior Students interested in going into Education after high school, should see the exciting opportunity from IUSB. This is for Juniors that will be Seniors. Deadline to sign up is March 13. Email Mr. Turner, jturner@careeracademysb.com, for information to sign up. See the flyer, HERE,
  2. Juniors and Junior Parents!!! ALL CASB Juniors will be taking the SAT on Wednesday, March 6. This is a mandatory test day for all Juniors including Juniors that are virtual. We will start testing at CASB approximately 8:45 on March 6. A big breakfast will be provided for Juniors that are testing that morning.
  3. Prom Information. Prom is a Junior/Senior event. All Juniors and Seniors are invited, sophomores can be invited by a Junior or a Senior, but are not able to attend without the invitation. Please see the flyer for this year’s prom, HERE.

  4. March 6 – Freshmen, Sophomores, and Seniors. We are planning all 9th, 10th, and 12th graders to be on a field trip on Wednesday, March 6. We will leave the building approximately 8:15 to clear the building for the students that are testing.
  5. March 21st will be a Juniors college trip.  Students will be touring Academy of Art Chicago and DePaul University in Chicago.  The first 48 students to return the signed permission slip to Ms. Blackwell will be able to attend. Bus will leave at 9am and arrive back to Career Academy by 6pm.  If there are any questions, please reach out to Ms. Blackwell at ablackwell@careeracademysb.com.
  6. All Things Athletics

Academic Eligibility Requirements for Athletics

All athletes must pass 6 or more credits to be eligible for sports at Career Academy.

Boys Basketball Sectional

The boys basketball sectional is Tuesday 2/27.  The team plays at North Judson High School at 6:30 EST.  Come out and support our team!

High School Softball

Season starts on 3/4.  We still need a few more softball players!  Get connected to the Band App here.

High School Baseball

Season starts on 3/11.  Reach out to Coach Beasley if interested – pbeasley@careeracadmysb.com

Middle School Track

Middle school track will start workouts on March 5th.  You must have a physical on file to participate in practices. Reach out to Coach Josh Marshall with questions – jmarshall@careeracademysb.com

High School Track

High School track season has started. Reach out to Coach Mester if interested – cmester@careeracademysb.com

Career Academy Gear

Looking for cool gear.  Check out the new Trailblazer store through Eventlink.  These options are available at any time.  https://teamstore.frecklesgraphics.com/shop/careeracademysouthbend01/

**The physical form is attached here.

See current game schedules here

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Reilly and Mr. Garstka

 

 

2/16/24

Happy Friday CASB Families,

We are starting to get into testing season, and we kick off testing with Juniors taking the SAT. Please take a look below regarding important dates regarding our first round of testing! Also a reminder that we do not have school on Monday and we will be back on Tuesday, February 20.

  1. IUSB education opportunity. Any Junior Students interested in going into Education after high school, should see the exciting opportunity from IUSB. This is for Juniors that will be Seniors. Deadline to sign up is March 13. Email Mr. Turner, jturner@careeracademysb.com, for information to sign up. See the flyer, HERE,

  2. Juniors and Junior Parents!!! ALL CASB Juniors will be taking the SAT on Wednesday, March 6. This is a mandatory test day for all Juniors including Juniors that are virtual. We will start testing at CASB approximately 8:45 on March 6. A big breakfast will be provided for Juniors that are testing that morning.
  3. March 6 – Freshmen, Sophomores, and Seniors. We are planning all 9th, 10th, and 12th graders to be on a field trip on Wednesday, March 6. We will leave the building approximately 8:15 to clear the building for the students that are testing.
  4. March 21st will be a Juniors college trip.  Students will be touring Academy of Art Chicago and DePaul University in Chicago.  The first 48 students to return the signed permission slip to Ms. Blackwell will be able to attend. Bus will leave at 9am and arrive back to Career Academy by 6pm.  If there are any questions, please reach out to Ms. Blackwell at ablackwell@careeracademysb.com.
  5. March 15th Prom Dress Event.  Students of Career Academy High School will have the opportunity to shop for a prom dress.  The event is free to attend, there are no costs for dresses.  There will be raffles for those in attendance. Concessions will be sold. If there are any questions, please reach out to Ms. Blackwell at ablackwell@careeracademysb.com.
  6. Driving to other Locations. Students that have the ability to drive themselves between our locations can fill out the waiver with the link. Students MUST only drive themselves and cannot take friends to the different buildings. Parents and Guardians, please sign the waiver, HERE.
  7. Student Food Allergies Note. Thank you all for communicating if any of our students have a food allergy. It is our job to ensure the safety of all our students. To stay compliant with our Network’s policies and procedures, please send in an updated doctor’s note stating the allergy of concern, the type of reaction, and an emergency plan. This will need to be done every school year. By doing this, we can communicate these safety concerns with our food providers so that they may accommodate these needs to keep all our student’s healthy and safe. Also, if you have a new phone number can you please email me at ljackson@careeracademysb.com or by calling our school 574-299-9800 ext. 3141 and I will get it updated. This way if there is an emergency, we have the correct number on file. Thank you for all that you do!
  8. All Things Athletics

Academic Eligibility Requirements for Athletics

All athletes must pass 6 or more credits to be eligible for sports at Career Academy.

Congratulations

Congratulations to Anand Ristow for earning Hoosier Plains Conference Academic All-Conference honors!  Academic All-conference honors are earned by juniors or seniors that have a 3.5 gpa or higher.

High School Softball

We still need a few more softball players!  Softball workouts have begun. This weeks workouts are Tues, Weds, Thurs 4-5:30 pm.  Get connected to the Band App here.

High School Baseball

Baseball workouts have begun. This weeks workouts are Weds, Thurs 4-5:30 pm.  Get connected to the Band App here.

Middle School Track

Middle school track will start workouts on March 5th.  You must have a physical on file to participate in practices. Reach out to Coach Josh Marshall with questions – jmarshall@careeracademysb.com

Lacrosse opportunity

See attached flyer for

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Career Academy Gear

Looking for cool gear.  Check out the new Trailblazer store through Eventlink.  These options are available at any time.  https://teamstore.frecklesgraphics.com/shop/careeracademysouthbend01/

**The physical form is attached here.

See current game schedules here

Have a great 3 day weekend! See everyone back on Tuesday.

Mrs. Reilly and Mr. Garstka

2/9/24

Happy Friday CASB Families!

Thank you for all the 8th grade students and families that attended our High School Pathway information night on Thursday evening. And for the Graduates and families that attended our FAFSA Night on Tuesday. FAFSA must be completed by April 15 for students graduating this year.

  1. Food Delivery to CASB. We have seen more students ordering food from DoorDash, Uber Eats, etc over the last several weeks. This is not allowed per our school handbook. Food ordered and delivered to CASB will be confiscated and students will not receive it in any way.
  2. Student Food Allergies Note. Thank you all for communicating if any of our students have a food allergy. It is our job to ensure the safety of all our students. To stay compliant with our Network’s policies and procedures, please send in an updated doctor’s note stating the allergy of concern, the type of reaction, and an emergency plan. This will need to be done every school year. By doing this, we can communicate these safety concerns with our food providers so that they may accommodate these needs to keep all our student’s healthy and safe. Also, if you have a new phone number can you please email me at ljackson@careeracademysb.com or by calling our school 574-299-9800 ext. 3141 and I will get it updated. This way if there is an emergency, we have the correct number on file. Thank you for all that you do!
  3. High School Advisory Change. High School students will see a big change to their advisory time on Monday. No longer will they have an advisory time listed in PowerSchool. Students will be going to different locations in the building for 30 minutes around lunch. Staff will be monitoring the areas. We appreciate everyone who reached out questioning absences during Advisory while we worked through movement to the new locations.
  4. Driving to other Locations. Students that have the ability to drive themselves between our locations can fill out the waiver with the link. Students MUST only drive themselves and cannot take friends to the different buildings. Parents and Guardians, please sign the waiver, HERE.
  5. Prom Dress Event. CASB will be holding an event for students to get Prom Dresses. The event will be on Friday, March 15 from 11 am – 3 pm. (this is an eLearning Day for students). Interested students will enter through Door D and the event will take place in the gym. Please see the flyer with more information, HERE.
  6. Robotics Newsletters. Please see the most recent robotics newsletters, HERE.
  7. All Things Athletics

 Academic Eligibility Requirements for Athletics

All athletes must pass 6 or more credits to be eligible for sports at Career Academy.

 Senior Night Tonight!

Come join us at Success Academy at 6:45 pm for Cheer and Boys Basketball Senior Night.  Congratulations to cheerleading seniors I’zaya Baker, Simone Butler, & Tamyra Harris.  Congratulations to our boys basketball seniors Quincy Bradshaw, Donovin Butler, Tanner Norma, & Anand Ristow!

 High School E-Sports

Last chance to sign up for e-sports!  Reach out to Coach Elkington for more information – kelkington@careeracademysb.com

High School Softball

Softball workouts have begun. This weeks workouts are Tues, Weds, Thurs 4-5:30 pm.  Get connected to the Band App here.

High School Baseball

Baseball workouts have begun. This weeks workouts are Weds, Thurs 4-5:30 pm.  Get connected to the Band App here.

Middle School Track

Middle school track will start workouts on March 5th.  You must have a physical on file to participate in practices. Reach out to Coach Josh Marshall with questions – jmarshall@careeracademysb.com

Lacrosse opportunity

See attached flyer for SB Bears Flyer.png

Upcoming Home Events:

Tue 2/13 – HS BBB @ Success 6:00

Admission Costs:  MS Games $3/$1, HS or Combined Games $5/$2

Career Academy Gear

Looking for cool gear.  Check out the new Trailblazer store through Eventlink.  These options are available at any time.  https://teamstore.frecklesgraphics.com/shop/careeracademysouthbend01/

Broadcasted Games

Watch Home Basketball Games (and some away) online with a subscription to the NFHS Network.  This is available for all basketball at all levels.   https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/subscribe/retail

**The physical form is attached here.

See current game schedules here

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Reilly and Mr. Garstka

 

2/2/24

Happy Friday CASB Families,

  1. Dress Code. We know with the beginning of the semester and cold weather and students traveling that dress code was a little off the school’s radar. We are making sure we are following dress code when students are in classes. If you need a reminder of the school dress code, you can see it: HERE.
  2. Prom Information. Prom is a Junior/Senior event. All Juniors and Seniors are invited, sophomores can be invited by a Junior or a Senior, but are not able to attend without the invitation. Please see the flyer for this year’s prom, HERE.
  3. 2024 Graduates. You received an email from Mr. Garstka on Thursday about a FAFSA night at Success Academy on February 6 from 5-6:30. Please check your email and ask any questions, the FAFSA is required for all graduates.
  4. Driving to other Locations. Students that have the ability to drive themselves between our locations. Parents and Guardians, please sign the waiver, HERE.
  5. Prom Dress Event. CASB will be holding an event for students to get Prom Dresses. The event will be on Friday, March 15 from 11 am – 3 pm. (this is an eLearning Day for students). Interested students will enter through Door D and the event will take place in the gym. Please see the flyer with more information, HERE.
  6. Robotics Newsletters. Please see the most recent robotics newsletters, HERE.
  7. All Things Athletics

Academic Eligibility Requirements for Athletics

All athletes must pass 6 or more credits to be eligible for sports at Career Academy.

High School E-Sports

Looking to get involved in the E-sports team?  The spring season is starting shortly.  Reach out to Coach Elkington for more information – kelkington@careeracademysb.com

High School Softball

Softball workouts have begun. This weeks workouts are Tues, Weds, Thurs 4-5:30 pm.  Get connected to the Band App here.

High School Baseball

Baseball workouts have begun. This weeks workouts are Weds, Thurs 4-5:30 pm.  Get connected to the Band App here.

High School Track

Indoor track season has started.  Reach out to Coach Mester for more information – cmester@careeracademysb.com

Middle School Track

Middle school track will start workouts on March 5th.  You must have a physical on file to participate in practices. Reach out to Coach Josh Marshall with questions – jmarshall@careeracademysb.com

Lacrosse opportunity

See attached flyer for South Bend Bears Lacrosse.

Upcoming Home Events:

Mon 2/5 – MS GBB @ Career 5:15

Tue 2/6 – MS GBB @ Career 5:30 & HS BBB JV/V @ Success 6:00

Fri 2/9 – HS BBB @ Success 6:00 – Senior night for boys basketball and cheerleading

Admission Costs:  MS Games $3/$1, HS or Combined Games $5/$2

Career Academy Gear

Looking for cool gear.  Check out the new Trailblazer store through Eventlink.  These options are available at any time.  https://teamstore.frecklesgraphics.com/shop/careeracademysouthbend01/

Broadcasted Games

Watch Home Basketball Games (and some away) online with a subscription to the NFHS Network.  This is available for all basketball at all levels.   https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/subscribe/retail

**The physical form is attached here.

See current game schedules here

Have a great weekend!

Mr. Garstka and Mrs. Reilly

1/26/24

Happy Friday CASB Families!

We have quite a few events coming up over the next few weeks. Be on the lookout for information coming to your specific grade level.

  1. IUSB education opportunity. Any Junior Students interested in going into Education after high school, should see the exciting opportunity from IUSB. This is for Juniors that will be Seniors. Deadline to sign up is March 13. Email Mr. Turner, jturner@careeracademysb.com, for information to sign up. See the flyer, HERE,
  2. 2024 Graduates. You received an email from Mr. Garstka on Thursday about a FAFSA night at Success Academy on February 6. Please check your email and ask any questions, the FAFSA is required for all graduates.
  3. 8th Grade Students and Families! On Thursday, February 8, CASB High School will be hosting an information day and night for 8th grade students. This is an informational day where 8th grade students will learn about the CASB Pathways and travel to the Career Academy Future Lab downtown. There will be a parent night that evening downtown at the Future Lab as well. More information coming next week. Mark those calendars to attend our information night on February 8.
  4. Driving to other Locations. Students that have the ability to drive themselves between our locations. Parents and Guardians, please sign the waiver, HERE.
  5. Prom Dress Event. CASB will be holding an event for students to get Prom Dresses. The event will be on Friday, March 15 from 11 am – 3 pm. (this is an eLearning Day for students). Interested students will enter through Door D and the event will take place in the gym. Please see the flyer with more information, HERE.
  6. 2025 Peru Trip. Please see the sign up for Peru in 2025, HERE.
  7. Blue/Orange Day Calendar. Please see the Blue/Orange Calendar, HERE.
  8. Prom Information. Prom is a Junior/Senior event. All Juniors and Seniors are invited, sophomores can be invited by a Junior or a Senior, but are not able to attend without the invitation. Please see the flyer for this year’s prom, HERE.
  9. All Things Athletics

Academic Eligibility Requirements for Athletics

All athletes must pass 6 or more credits to be eligible for sports at Career Academy.

Congratulations

The middle school boys basketball all star game took place over winter break.  Career Academy players Da’Vion Blakely, Dontreyelle Johnson, DeMarrion McThune, Willie Thomas, Josiah Franklin, Hayden Johnson, Roman Clark, Jeremiyah Johnson, Derrick Brown, Markiss Northern, & Caden Butler were all a part of the games!  Our very own Coach Reggie Swanson was named co-coach of the year for the middle school!  Congratulations everyone!

High School E-Sports

Looking to get involved in the E-sports team?  The spring season is starting shortly.  Reach out to Coach Elkington for more information – kelkington@careeracademysb.com

High School Softball

Softball workouts have begun. This weeks workouts are Weds, Thurs 4-5:30 pm.  Get connected to the Band App here.

High School Baseball

Baseball workouts have begun. This weeks workouts are Tues, Thurs 4-5:30 pm.  Get connected to the Band App here.

High School Track

Indoor track season has started.  Reach out to Coach Mester for more information – cmester@careeracademysb.com

Middle School Track

Middle school track will start workouts on March 5th.  You must have a physical on file to participate in practices. Reach out to Coach Josh Marshall with questions – jmarshall@careeracademysb.com

Upcoming Home Events:

Wed 1/31 HS C Team & JV @ Success 6:00

Thur 2/1 – MS GBB @ Career 5:30

Fri 2/2 – HS GBB Sectional @ North Judson approximately 7:30-8:00pm

Admission Costs:  MS Games $3/$1, HS or Combined Games $5/$2

Career Academy Gear

Looking for cool gear.  Check out the new Trailblazer store through Eventlink.  These options are available at any time.  https://teamstore.frecklesgraphics.com/shop/careeracademysouthbend01/

 

Broadcasted Games

Watch Home Basketball Games (and some away) online with a subscription to the NFHS Network.  This is available for all basketball at all levels.   https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/subscribe/retail

 

**The physical form is attached here.

See current game schedules here

Have a great weekend!

Mr. Garstka and Mrs. Reilly

1/19/24

Happy Friday CASB Families!!!

  1. Driving to other Locations. Students that have the ability to drive themselves between our locations. Parents and Guardians, please sign the waiver, HERE.
  2. Prom Dress Event. CASB will be holding an event for students to get Prom Dresses. The event will be on Friday, March 15 from 11 am – 3 pm. (this is an eLearning Day for students). Interested students will enter through Door D and the event will take place in the gym. Please see the flyer with more information, HERE.
  3. 2025 Peru Trip. Please see the sign up for Peru in 2025, HERE.
  4. Blue/Orange Day Calendar. Please see the Blue/Orange Calendar, HERE.
  5. Prom Information. Prom is a Junior/Senior event. All Juniors and Seniors are invited, sophomores can be invited by a Junior or a Senior, but are not able to attend without the invitation. Please see the flyer for this year’s prom, HERE.
  6. All Things Athletics

 Academic Eligibility Requirements for Athletics

All athletes must pass 6 or more credits to be eligible for sports at Career Academy.

High School E-Sports

Looking to get involved in the E-sports team?  The spring season is starting shortly.  Reach out to Coach Elkington for more information – kelkington@careeracademysb.com

High School Softball

Softball workouts have begun. This weeks workouts are Weds, Thurs 4-5:30 pm.  Get connected to the Band App here.

High School Baseball

Baseball workouts have begun. This weeks workouts are Tues, Thurs 4-5:30 pm.  Get connected to the Band App here.

High School Track

This weeks workouts are Mon, Weds from 4-5pm.

Upcoming Home Events:

Mon 1/22 – MS GBB @ Career 5:30

Wed 1/24 – HS GBB @ Success 7:30

2/6 – Honoring former player Tyvon Henry at the boys basketball home game

2/9 – Senior night for Cheer & Boys Basketball

Admission Costs:  MS Games $3/$1, HS or Combined Games $5/$2

Career Academy Gear

Looking for cool gear.  Check out the new Trailblazer store through Eventlink.  These options are available at any time.  https://teamstore.frecklesgraphics.com/shop/careeracademysouthbend01/

Broadcasted Games

Watch Home Basketball Games (and some away) online with a subscription to the NFHS Network.  This is available for all basketball at all levels.   https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/subscribe/retail

**The physical form is attached here.

See current game schedules here

Have a great weekend!

Mr. Garstka and Mrs. Reilly

1/12/24

Happy Friday CASB Parents and Guardians,

First week of the semester was a short 3 day week with our first weather related eLearning day being today. Reminder that we do not have school on Monday, January 15th. We will see everyone back on Tuesday for an Orange Day (periods 5 – 8).

  1. Thank you! We wanted to send a big thank you to everyone for understanding and adjusting to the new buildings opening and the chaos that seemed to surround the moves and shifts. Thank you for all your understanding and support!
  2. Blue/Orange Day Calendar. Please see the Blue/Orange Calendar, HERE.
  3. Career Future Lab General Information. Please see the information sent to high school families regarding transportation and general information at our Future Lab Site downtown. HERE.
  4. Morning Bus Time Change. The morning bus that runs from the Portage School of Leaders / Career Future Lab (downtown) to the main building at Career Academy will leave the downtown site at 7:25. This is a change in the original schedule from a 7:15 departure time.
  5. Congratulations Senior Tala Tannir! Tala has been named an NBA rising star. Please see the press release linked, HERE.
  6. All Things Athletics

 Academic Eligibility Requirements for Athletics

All athletes must pass 6 or more credits to be eligible for sports at Career Academy.

High School Softball

Softball workouts have begun. Get connected to the Band App here.

High School Baseball

Baseball workouts have begun. Get connected to the Band App here.

High School Track

This weeks workouts are Tues, Thurs from 4-5pm.

Upcoming Home Events:

Sat 1/20 – HS GBB 2:00 @ Success

Admission Costs:  MS Games $3/$1, HS or Combined Games $5/$2

Career Academy Gear

Looking for cool gear.  Check out the new Trailblazer store through Eventlink.  These options are available at any time.  https://teamstore.frecklesgraphics.com/shop/careeracademysouthbend01/

Broadcasted Games

Watch Home Basketball Games (and some away) online with a subscription to the NFHS Network.  This is available for all basketball at all levels.   https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/subscribe/retail

**The physical form is attached here.

See current game schedules here

Have a wonderful weekend.

Mr. Garstka and Mrs. Reilly

12/21/23

Happy Thursday CASB Families!!

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! Have a restful holiday break and we look forward to seeing everyone back at CASB on January 9th!

  1. Classroom Moves! Thank you to all the students that helped volunteer to make our move an absolute success! We have officially moved 34 classroom teachers over the last 2 days. Everything is ready for January 9.
  2. Check Student Schedules. Please make sure you are checking your student schedule for High School students and you know their location throughout the day. Shuttles will run to and from our Future Lab location morning, midday, and afternoon. 2 morning shuttles will run at 7:35 and at 7:50. Feel free to drop off students at the Future Lab location, 306 W Marion St, South Bend, IN 46601. If you have a question about your students schedule and location, please contact Mr. Garstka. He will be checking emails periodically over break to make sure parent questions are being answered about locations for school.
  3. Grades. Grades from staff are officially due on January 8th. Finals were completed but with all the moves happening, teachers have the break to grade them and get grades in the gradebook.
  4. Dress Code. With a dress down week and final exams, we got kind of relaxed with dress code over the last 5 days of school. Please make sure your student is following the school dress code. You can view that, HERE, if you forget it.
  5. Blue/Orange Day Calendar. HERE
  6. All Things Athletics

 Academic Eligibility Requirements for Athletics

Eligibility check in January will be based on your first semester grades.  All athletes must be passing 6 or more credits to be eligible for sports at Career Academy.

Girls Middle School Basketball – The season starts on January 8th.  Practice at Career from 4-6pm.  Reach out to Coach Isaac Moore for information.  -imoore@successacademysb.com.  Get connected to the Band App here.  You must have a physical to participate.

High School Softball

Softball workouts will begin on January 10th. Get connected to the Band App here.

High School Baseball

Baseball workouts will begin on January 11th. Get connected to the Band App here.

Upcoming Home Events:

Thu 1/04 – High School Girls Basketball @ Career 6:00 pm

Thu 1/04 – High School Boys Basketball C, JV, & V @ Success 4:30 pm

Admission Costs:  MS Games $3/$1, HS or Combined Games $5/$2

Career Academy Gear

Looking for cool gear.  Check out the new Trailblazer store through Eventlink.  These options are available at any time.  https://teamstore.frecklesgraphics.com/shop/careeracademysouthbend01/

Broadcasted Games

Watch Home Basketball Games (and some away) online with a subscription to the NFHS Network.  This is available for all basketball at all levels.   https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/subscribe/retail

**The physical form is attached here.

See current game schedules here

Have a great 2 week break!!

Mr. Garstka and Mrs. Reilly

12/15/23

Happy Friday CASB Families,

Final Exams are next week. Finals will be on Monday, December 18 for periods 1 – 4. Tuesday, December 19 for periods 5 – 8.

  1. NO CASB Clubs next week. There will be no CASB sponsored clubs next week at CASB. Boys and Girls Club will still run on Monday and Tuesday.
  2. Wednesday, December 20 and Thursday, December 21 will be E-Learning Days!The school will still be open for students that need to come to CASB, buses will still run, and breakfast and lunch will be served. More information can be found, HERE.
  3. The Big Migration. Parents and Guardians that were able to make it to CASB earlier in the month and last night heard more information regarding movement starting for the 2nd semester in January. Career Academy High School will be spreading out and students will have 3 locations to report to: the current building, Building 3919 (the building to the north of CASB), and downtown to the Career Academy Future Lab/Portage School of Leaders. Important information can be viewed, HERE. High School students have more information that was discussed during Seminar with Mr. Garstka.
  4. Pick-Up After School. Please make sure your students are going to the correct side of the building for pick up. High School is on the side with the parking lot and Middle School should be on the south side.
  5. Subject: Peru 2025 Enrollment is Open!

 Hello Families,

Due to this busy holiday season and several requests, EF is extending the student discount to Friday, December 22nd at midnight! Take advantage of this $200 early enrollment discount to ensure you reserve your spot on this trip.

Here’s the link where you can enroll:  www.eftours.com/2692211BH

If you have questions, or if there’s anything else you need, don’t hesitate to contact the EF Traveler Support Team at 800-665-5364

  1. All Things Athletics

 Academic Eligibility Requirements for Athletics

Eligibility check in January will be based on your first semester grades.  All athletes must be passing 6 or more credits to be eligible for sports at Career Academy.

Girls Middle School Basketball – The season starts on January 8th.  Practice at Career from 4-6pm.  Reach out to Coach Isaac Moore for information.  -imoore@successacademysb.com.  Get connected to the Band App here.  You must have a physical to participate.

High School Softball

Softball workouts will begin the week of January 10th. Get connected to the Band App here.

High School Track

Practices this week are Monday & Tuesday from 3:45-5pm.  Get connected to the Band Apphere.  Reach out to Coach Cameron Mester for more information – cmester@careeracademysb.com

Upcoming Home Events:

Mon 12/18 – Middle School Boys Basketball @ Success 5:00pm (last game)

Tue 12/19 – High School Boys Basketball C & JV team @ Success 6:15pm

Thu 1/04 – High School Girls Basketball @ Career 6:00 pm

Thu 1/04 – High School Boys Basketball C, JV, & V @ Success 4:30 pm

Admission Costs:  MS Games $3/$1, HS or Combined Games $5/$2

Career Academy Gear

Looking for cool gear.  Check out the new Trailblazer store through Eventlink.  These options are available at any time.  https://teamstore.frecklesgraphics.com/shop/careeracademysouthbend01/

Broadcasted Games

Watch Home Basketball Games (and some away) online with a subscription to the NFHS Network.  This is available for all basketball at all levels.   https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/subscribe/retail

**The physical form is attached here.

See current game schedules here

Have a great weekend! Hopefully your students are studying hard for final exams.

Mr. Garstka and Mrs. Reilly

12/8/23

Happy Friday CASB Families,

On Wednesday, CASB was officially approved to change the school calendar. Wednesday, December 20 and Thursday, December 21 will be E-Learning Days for CASB middle and high only. Information went out that day, if you didn’t see the full information, you can view it, HERE

. There will be no Career Academy after school clubs that whole week. Students must be picked up at 3:45. Boys and Girls Club is still to be determined.

  1. The Big Migration. Parents and Guardians that were able to make it to CASB earlier in the month and last night heard more information regarding movement starting for the 2nd semester in January. Career Academy High School will be spreading out and students will have 3 locations to report to: the current building, Building 3919 (the building to the north of CASB), and downtown to the Career Academy Future Lab/Portage School of Leaders. Important information can be viewed, HERE. High School students have more information that was discussed during Seminar last week with Mr. Garstka.
  2. Winter School. High School students interested in making up their 1st quarter or 2nd quarter grade over Holiday Break can do so by signing up for Winter School. Students will work through Edmentum to make up a grade they weren’t happy with from 1st or 2nd quarter to be able to obtain a credit in the course. If you are interested, please fill out the link: HERE. If you have any questions, ask Mr. Garstka (ngarstka@careeracademysb.com) or Dr. Esper (aesper@careeracademysb.com). Deadline to sign up is Wednesday, December 13th.
  3. Final Exams. Final Exams at Career Academy will be on Monday, December 18 for periods 1 – 4. And Tuesday, December 19 for periods 5 – 8.
  4. Pick-Up After School. Please make sure your students are going to the correct side of the building for pick up. High School is on the side with the parking lot and Middle School should be on the south side.
  5. 10 Girls Club. 10 Girls Club will resume in February with a field trip. There will not be any meetings until that time. Thank you.
  6. All Things Athletics

Academic Eligibility Requirements for Athletics

All athletes must be passing 6 or more classes to be eligible for sports at Career Academy.

High School Softball

Softball workouts will begin the week of January 10th. Get connected to the Band App here.

High School Track

Practices this week are Monday & Thursday from 3:45-5pm.  Get connected to the Band App here.  Reach out to Coach Cameron Mester for more information – cmester@careeracademysb.com

Girls Middle School Basketball – Make sure you have your physical on file.  Open gyms are on most Friday’s from 4-5 @ Success Academy.  Reach out to Coach Isaac Moore for information.  Start date is immediately after winter break – imoore@successacademysb.com.  Get connected to the Band App here.

Spring Sport Athletes:

Get your physicals now!  Turn them into the athletic office!  High School track workouts begin after Thanksgiving.  High School Baseball/Softball workouts will begin the week of January 15th.  Middle School track workouts will begin early March.

Upcoming Home Events:

Mon 12/11 – High School Boys Basketball C team @ Success 6:00pm

Mon 12/11 – High School Girls Basketball @ Success 7:30pm

Wed 12/13 – High School Boys Basketball @ Success 6:00pm

Thur 12/14 – High School Girls Basketball @ Success 6:00pm

Thur 12/14 – High School Boys Basketball C team @ Success 7:30pm

Fri 12/15 – High School Girls Basketball @ Success 6:00pm

Admission Costs:  MS Games $3/$1, HS or Combined Games $5/$2

Career Academy Gear

Looking for cool gear.  Check out the new Trailblazer store through Eventlink.  These options are available at any time.  https://teamstore.frecklesgraphics.com/shop/careeracademysouthbend01/

Broadcasted Games

Watch Home Basketball Games (and some away) online with a subscription to the NFHS Network.  This is available for all basketball at all levels.   https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/subscribe/retail

**The physical form is attached here.

See current game schedules here

Have a great weekend.

Mr. Garstka and Mrs. Reilly

 

12/1/23

Happy Friday CASB Families,

Thank you to all the families that made it to our fall showcase last night. We have 14 days left of school before we go on break. Please encourage your students to complete any and all work over these last couple of weeks and encourage them to get grades up before the end of the semester. These last couple of weeks can determine if students get credits for their classes.

  1. The Great Migration. Parents and Guardians that were able to make it to CASB earlier in the month and last night heard more information regarding movement starting for the 2nd semester in January. Career Academy High School will be spreading out and students will have 3 locations to report to: the current building, Building 3919 (the building to the north of CASB), and downtown to the Portage School of Leaders. Important information can be viewed, HERE. High School students have more information that was discussed during Seminar today with Mr. Garstka.

  2. Winter School. High School students interested in making up their 1st quarter or 2nd quarter grade over Holiday Break can do so by signing up for Winter School. Students will work through Edmentum to make up a grade they weren’t happy with from 1st or 2nd quarter to be able to obtain a credit in the course. If you are interested, please fill out the link: HERE. If you have any questions, ask Mr. Garstka (ngarstka@careeracademysb.com) or Dr. Esper (aesper@careeracademysb.com). Deadline to sign up is Wednesday, December 13th.
  3. Final Exams. Final Exams at Career Academy will be on Monday, December 18 for periods 1 – 4. And Tuesday, December 19 for periods 5 – 8.
  4. 10 Girls Club. 10 Girls Club will resume in February with a field trip. There will not be any meetings until that time. Thank you.
  5. Baseball Selling Skillet Dinners. The baseball team at CASB is selling skillet dinners through Friday, December 8th for $30. If you are interested, please reach out to Mr. Beasley (pbeasley@careeracademysb.com) or Mrs. DePriest (jdepriest@careeracademysb.com).
  6. Pick-Up After School. Please make sure your students are going to the correct side of the building for pick up. High School is on the side with the parking lot and Middle School should be on the south side.
  7. All Things Athletics

Academic Eligibility Requirements for Athletics

All athletes must be passing 6 or more classes to be eligible for sports at Career Academy.

High School Softball

Congratulations to Monica Erby who has been named the new head softball coach.  We will have a callout meeting on Wednesday 12/6 at 12:30 for you to meet coach and learn about off-season workouts!  Get connected to the Band App here.

High School Track

Practices this week are Monday & Thursday from 3:45-5pm.  Get connected to the Band App here.  Reach out to Coach Cameron Mester for more information – cmester@careeracademysb.com

Girls Middle School Basketball – Make sure you have your physical on file.  Open gyms are on most Friday’s from 4-5 @ Success Academy.  Reach out to Coach Isaac Moore for information.  Start date is immediately after winter break – imoore@successacademysb.com.  Get connected to the Band App here.

Spring Sport Athletes:

Get your physicals now!  Turn them into the athletic office!  High School track workouts begin after Thanksgiving.  High School Baseball/Softball workouts will begin the week of January 15th.  Middle School track workouts will begin early March.

Upcoming Home Events:

Mon 12/4 – Middle School Boys Basketball @ Career 5:30pm

Mon 12/4 – High School Boys Basketball JV & High School Girls Basketball @ Success 6:00pm

Tue 12/5 – High School Boys Basketball JV/V @ Success 6:00pm

Wed 12/6 – Middle School Boys Basketball @ Success 5:30pm

Thur 12/7 – High School Boys Basketball @ Success 6:00pm

Admission Costs:  MS Games $3/$1, HS or Combined Games $5/$2

Career Academy Gear

Looking for cool gear.  Check out the new Trailblazer store through Eventlink.  These options are available at any time.  https://teamstore.frecklesgraphics.com/shop/careeracademysouthbend01/

Broadcasted Games

Watch Home Basketball Games (and some away) online with a subscription to the NFHS Network.  This is available for all basketball at all levels.   https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/subscribe/retail

**The physical form is attached here.

See current game schedules here

Have a great first weekend of December!

Mr. Garstka and Mrs. Reilly

11/17/23

Happy Friday CASB Families,

Happy Thanksgiving Week! Reminder, we do not have school at all next week. We will return to CASB on November 27.

  1. Santa’s Elficer’s Application. If you are interested in signing up for the Santa Elficer’s program, please see the link HERE or grab an application from the front office.
  2. Crotchet & Knitting. Crotchet and Knitting after school club will start mtg every Wednesday, November 29 2023 at 4:00pm-5:00pm in the Art Room- #141. It is sponsored by Purdue University Extension-4H.  Thank you.
  3. Fall Showcase Night. CASB will be hosting a showcase night to show off all the amazing things happening in the building. This night will be Thursday, November 30 from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm. Come on out to CASB and see what your students have been working on in their classes. A pasta dinner will be provided for everyone from 5 pm – 6 pm.
  4. All Things Athletics.

Academic Eligibility Requirements for Athletics

All athletes must be passing 6 or more classes to be eligible for sports at Career Academy.

High School Track

Practices begin for students not in winter sports on November 27th & 29th from 3:45-5pm.  Get connected to the Band App here.  Reach out to Coach Cameron Mester for more information – cmester@careeracademysb.com

Girls Middle School Basketball – Make sure you have your physical on file.  Open gyms are on most Friday’s from 4-5 @ Success Academy.  Reach out to Coach Isaac Moore for information.  Start date is immediately after winter break – imoore@successacademysb.com

Spring Sport Athletes:

Get your physicals now!  Turn them into the athletic office!  High School track workouts begin after Thanksgiving.  High School Baseball/Softball workouts will begin the week of January 15th.  Middle School track workouts will begin early March.

Upcoming Home Events:

Mon 11/27 HS C team Boys 6:00pm & HS GBB 7:30 @ Success

Admission Costs:  MS Games $3/$1, HS or Combined Games $5/$2

Career Academy Gear

Looking for cool gear.  Check out the new Trailblazer store through Eventlink.  These options are available at any time.  https://teamstore.frecklesgraphics.com/shop/careeracademysouthbend01/

Broadcasted Games

Watch Home Basketball Games (and some away) online with a subscription to the NFHS Network.  This is available for all basketball at all levels.   https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/subscribe/retail

 

**The physical form is attached here.

See current game schedules here

Looking for a gift or a quick dinner idea this upcoming season? Then the Baseball team has what you need.

Baseball Fundraiser Skillet ticket presale. November 17th through December 1st.

These tickets are good for one family-style Polish dinner. You will receive:

  • 8 pieces of breaded chicken
  • 1 pint of:

– mashed potatoes and gravy

– Kluski noodles

– seasoned green beans

  • 4 dinner rolls
  • 4 cookies

These normally sell for $38.00 at the restaurant but we are selling them for $30.00. You can visit any baseball player to purchase these tickets. You can also email Phillip Beasley at pbeasley@careeracademysm.com or Jill DePriest at jdepriest@careeracademysb.com. We will distribute tickets the week of December 6th. If you have any questions, please contact Phil Beasley or Jill DePriest.

Thank you for supporting Career Academy’s Baseball Team!!!!

Have a great Thanksgiving and we will see everyone back on November 27.

Mr. Garstka and Mrs. Reilly

11/13/2023

 

Happy Friday CASB Families,

 

Monday will be the last day to bring in items for the Food Drive. Please see the information below regarding items to bring in. 

 

  1. Reminder: No School November 20-24. This is just a reminder that we have 1 week left of school before we have the whole week of Thanksgiving off.
  2. Fall Showcase Night. CASB will be hosting a showcase night to show off all the amazing things happening in the building. This night will be Thursday, November 30 from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm. Come on out to CASB and see what your students have been working on in their classes. A pasta dinner will be provided for everyone from 5 pm – 6 pm.
  3. Food Drive. We have challenged advisory classrooms to bring in the items, HERE. Classes that can bring in EVERY item from the checklist will earn a dress down day for their advisory class. The last day to bring items will be Monday, November 13.
  4. Thanksgiving Meals. If you signed up to receive a meal, pick up will be after school on Friday November 17 starting around 4:15. We will send more information to you later next week with more specifics.
  5. High School 2nd Semester Information Night. On Wednesday, November 15 from 5 – 6, Mr. Garstka and Dr. Esper will have an informational night for Parents/Students in High School regarding regular travel from CASB to various locations for all students. This night will have pizza provided at 5 pm and we will cover information and questions regarding the 2nd semester. To get an idea of numbers, please RSVP to the event, HERE. We will have a 2nd informational night on Thursday, November 30 during the showcase night for parents/guardians that cannot make this Wednesday the 15th.
  6. All Things Athletics

 Academic Eligibility Requirements for Athletics

All athletes must be passing 6 or more classes to be eligible for sports at Career Academy.  

Girls Middle School Basketball – Open gyms are on most Friday’s from 4-5 @ Success Academy.  Reach out to Coach Isaac Moore for information.  Start date is immediately after winter break – imoore@successacademysb.com

High School Track

Practices begin for students not in winter sports on November 27th & 29th from 3:45-5pm.  Get connected to the Band App here.  Reach out to Coach Cameron Mester for more information – cmester@careeracademysb.com

Spring Sport Athletes:

Get your physicals now!  Turn them into the athletic office!  HIgh School track workouts begin after Thanksgiving.  High School Baseball/Softball workouts will begin the week of January 15th.  Middle School track workouts will begin early March. 

Upcoming Home Events:

Mon 11/13 HS GBB 6:00pm @ Success

Admission Costs:  MS Games $3/$1, HS or Combined Games $5/$2

Career Academy Gear

Looking for cool gear.  Check out the new Trailblazer store through Eventlink.  These options are available at any time.  https://teamstore.frecklesgraphics.com/shop/careeracademysouthbend01/

Broadcasted Games

Watch Home Basketball Games (and some away) online with a subscription to the NFHS Network.  This is available for all basketball at all levels.   https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/subscribe/retail

**The physical form is attached here.

See current game schedules here

 

Have a great weekend! 

Mr. Garstka and Mrs. Reilly

11/3/23

 

Happy Friday CASB Families,

 

We are into November. Believe it or not, the semester is almost over. We only have 5 weeks of quarter 2 left with a final exam week at the end so 6 total weeks until we end the semester. It is going to be here before we know it, please keep reminding your students to get work completed and turned in and keep grades up for the semester.

 

  1. Traveling Trailblazer Fundraiser. November 3 HERE. Mishawaka Panera Location, TONIGHT from 4 pm – 8 pm. You must show the flyer linked above. 

  2. E-Learning Friday, November 10. We will have an E-Learning Day on Friday November 10. Students will NOT report to CASB that day but will work from home on BLUE day classes, periods 1-4. 

  3. CASB Student Advisory Council Thanksgiving Baskets. The CASB High School Advisory council is sponsoring Thanksgiving Basket giveaway for CASB families. The baskets would be for all students and their families in grades 6 – 12. Baskets would need to be prepared (vegetables, sides, etc) and would include a turkey. If you would like to sign up for a basket, please fill out the link HERE. Pickup would be Friday, November 17 from 4:30 – 5:30. Last day to register for a basket is Saturday November 4.

  4. Food Drive. We have challenged advisory classrooms to bring in the items, HERE. Classes that can bring in EVERY item from the checklist will earn a dress down day for their advisory class. 

  5. All Things Athletics

 Academic Eligibility Requirements for Athletics

All athletes must be passing 6 or more classes to be eligible for sports at Career Academy.  

Boys High School Basketball

The start date is this Monday 11/6!  Students must pass 6 classes from the first quarter to be eligible to start playing basketball.  Athletes need a physical to participate.   – Coach Leon Johnson – ljohnson1@careeracademysb.com

Girls Middle School Basketball – Open gyms are on most Friday‘s from 4-5 @ Success Academy.  Reach out to Coach Isaac Moore for information.  Start date is immediately after winter break – imoore@successacademysb.com

High School Track

Practices begin for students not in winter sports on November 27th & 29th from 3:45-5pm.  Get connected to the Band App here.  Reach out to Coach Cameron Mester for more information – cmester@careeracademysb.com

Upcoming Home Events:

Tue 11/7 – MS BBB 5:15 @ Success

Thu 11/9 – MS BBB – C Team only 5:30 @ Career

Admission Costs:  MS Games $3/$1, HS or Combined Games $5/$2

Career Academy Gear

Looking for cool gear.  Check out the new Trailblazer store through Eventlink.  These options are available at any time.  https://teamstore.frecklesgraphics.com/shop/careeracademysouthbend01/

Broadcasted Games

Watch Home Basketball Games (and some away) online with a subscription to the NFHS Network.  This is available for all basketball at all levels.   https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/subscribe/retail

**The physical form is attached here.

See current game schedules here

 

Have a great weekend.

 

Mr. Garstka and Mrs. Reilly

10/27/23

 

Happy Friday CASB Families,



  1. CASB Student Advisory Council Thanksgiving Baskets. The CASB High School Advisory council is sponsoring Thanksgiving Basket giveaway for CASB families. The baskets would be for all students and their families in grades 6 – 12. Baskets would need to be prepared (vegetables, sides, etc) and would include a turkey. If you would like to sign up for a basket, please fill out the link HERE. Pickup would be Friday, November 17 from 4:30 – 5:30. 

    1. We are going to have a classroom competition to raise items for the building to donate so be on the lookout for more information and when that will be starting. 

  2. Dia de los Muertos Event at the Morris. Please see the link, HERE, to sign up for free tickets to the Dia de los Muertos concert on October 29. 

  3. Dress down day for High School only. High School students can dress up for halloween or they can dress down on Halloween for $2. Money raised will go towards the girl’s basketball team. 

  4. Traveling Trailblazer Fundraiser. November 3 HERE

  5. After School Clubs. Reminder that students MUST report to a club if they are staying after 4 pm. We have had more students who are roaming the building waiting for rides. This cannot happen. Students must either be in a club or picked up. As the weather gets colder, please plan to pick up students or have them report to a club location. Club options for the 2nd quarter are HERE

  6. All Things Athletics

 Academic Eligibility Requirements for Athletics

All athletes must be passing 6 or more classes to be eligible for sports at Career Academy.  

*Winter Sports Eligibility (Basketball & Cheerleading) is based on the first quarter grades from this school year!

 Boys High School Basketball

Paperwork must be turned in on time and you should be attending open gyms to have the best chance to make the team.  Students must pass 6 classes from the first quarter to be eligible to start playing basketball.  Athletes need a physical to participate.  The start date is 11/6 – Coach Leon Johnson – ljohnson1@careeracademysb.com

Girls Middle School Basketball – Open gyms are on most Friday’s from 4-5 @ Success Academy.  Reach out to Coach Isaac Moore for information.  Start date is immediately after winter break – imoore@successacademysb.com

High School Track

Practices begin for students not in winter sports on November 27th & 29th from 3:45-5pm.  Get connected to the Band App here.  Reach out to Coach Cameron Mester for more information – cmester@careeracademysb.com

Upcoming Home Events:

Mon 10/30 – MS BBB 5:15 @ Success

Mon 10/30 – HS GBB 7:30ish @ Success

Admission Costs:  MS Games $3/$1, HS or Combined Games $5/$2

Career Academy Gear

Looking for cool gear.  Check out the new Trailblazer store through Eventlink.  These options are available at any time.  https://teamstore.frecklesgraphics.com/shop/careeracademysouthbend01/

Broadcasted Games

Watch Home Basketball Games (and some away) online with a subscription to the NFHS Network.  This is available for all basketball levels.  https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/subscribe/retail

**The physical form is attached here.

See current game schedules here

Have a great weekend! 

Mr. Garstka and Mrs. Reilly

10/19/23

Happy Thursday CASB Families,

Thank you to all those families that attended parent/teacher conferences today – whether virtually or in person. If you were unable to attend, and want to contact teachers or administrators, please feel free to email us and check in.

  1. FALL BREAK. Have a great Friday, October 20 off. We will everyone back on Monday, October 23.
  2. 3:45 Dismissal reminders and updates.
    1. Remind all car drivers to NOT block the outer lane (MS lane after MS/HS split in the parking lot) so in the event of an emergency our first responders can get to any & all doors.
    1. Ask car drivers to NOT block the driveway to 3919 Crescent Circle building (building to the North of CASB). Leave a space for contractors to get in and out.
    1. Students should NEVER cross over the lane closest to the school to go to parent/guardian/driver cars on the far side of the parking lot. This is simply not safe and needs to stop.
  1. Traveling Trailblazer Fundraiser. November 3 HERE
  2. Dia de los Muertos Event at the Morris. Please see the link, HERE, to sign up for free tickets to the Dia de los Muertos concert on October 29.
  3. All Things Athletics

 *Congratulations to Madeline Long for advancing to the regional in the cross country state tournament!  She will run on Saturday at New Prairie at 12:15 Eastern (11:15 Central).

 Academic Eligibility Requirements for Athletics

All athletes must be passing 6 or more classes to be eligible for sports at Career Academy.

*Winter Sports Eligibility (Basketball & Cheerleading) is based on the first quarter grades from this school year!

Boys High School Basketball

Paperwork must be turned in on time and you should be attending open gyms to have the best chance to make the team.  Students must pass 6 classes from the first quarter to be eligible to start playing basketball.  Athletes need a physical to participate.  The start date is 11/6 – Coach Leon Johnson – ljohnson1@careeracademysb.com

High School Girls Basketball

Check out the team store and cool gear here: My Team Shop (bsnteamsports.com) Grab a present for the holidays!

Girls Middle School Basketball – Reach out to Coach Isaac Moore for information.  Start date is immediately after winter break – imoore@successacademysb.com

Career Academy Gear

Looking for cool gear.  Check out the new Trailblazer store through Eventlink.  These options are available at any time.  https://teamstore.frecklesgraphics.com/shop/careeracademysouthbend01/

**The physical form is attached here.

See current game schedules here

Have a wonderful fall break! See you on Monday, October 23.

Mr. Garstka and Mrs. Reilly

10/12/23

Happy Thursday CASB Families!!

Special Thursday night edition. Reminder that tomorrow, October 13, is an E-Learning Day and students will work on BLUE Day (Periods 1-4) assignments from home. We have ended the first quarter and grades from staff will be finalized on Monday morning.

  1. October 18! This Wednesday is an extremely busy day. Students in grades 8 – 11 will be taking the PSAT. Students are free to leave when testing is completed if they can get a ride home. Testing is scheduled to start between 8:45 and 9:30 am. Based on the new guidelines testing should be about 2.5 hours. We are hoping to be done before noon, but we cannot guarantee anything with digital testing. Students in grades 8 – 11 will NOT bring their devices home on Tuesday night, they will keep all devices at CASB to be ready for testing on Wednesday.
  2. October 18 Grades 6, 7, and 12. All 6, 7, and 12 grade students will be on a field trip to Chicago. Students must wear closed toe shoes to go on the tour of the facility they are attending. This means NO crocs. Please wear shoes on Wednesday. The field trip will not return until about 5 pm. All students must be picked up at CASB. We will not have transportation to Success Academy for these students on Wednesday so please plan accordingly.
  3. 3:45 Dismissal reminders and updates.
    1. Remind all car drivers to NOT block the outer lane (MS lane after MS/HS split in the parking lot) so in the event of an emergency our first responders can get to any & all doors.
    1. Ask car drivers to NOT block the driveway to 3919 Crescent Circle building (building to the North of CASB). Leave a space for contractors to get in and out.
    1. Students should NEVER cross over the lane closest to the school to go to parent/guardian/driver cars on the far side of the parking lot. This is simply not safe and needs to stop.
  1. Parent/Teacher Conferences. Parent/Teacher conferences are Thursday, October 19. We will have IN PERSON conferences at CASB from 3 pm to 7 pm. If you cannot make it to the building, we are offering virtual conferences from 10 am to 2 pm. Links will be sent out on Wednesday along with the list of teachers in those links. All conferences will be on a first come, first serve basis.
  2. After School Clubs. Reminder that students MUST report to a club if they are staying after 4 pm. We have had more students who are roaming the building waiting for rides. This cannot happen. Students must either be in a club or picked up. As the weather gets colder, please plan to pick up students or have them report to a club location. Club options for the 2nd quarter are HERE.
  3. All Things Athletics

 *Good luck to our volleyball and cross country teams at Sectionals this Saturday

* Congratulations to all of our athletes honored for all-conference!

Volleyball

1st Team All-Conference – Cierra Taylor

2nd Team All-Conference – Tala Tannir & Zion Taylor

Academic All-Conference Honors – Sonia Casarez, Payton Erby, Tala Tannir, & Cierra Taylor

Cross Country

1st Team All-Conference – Madeline Long & Mason Rhodes

Academic All-Conference Honors – Mason Hall

Academic Eligibility Requirements for Athletics

All athletes must be passing 6 or more classes to be eligible for sports at Career Academy.

*Winter Sports Eligibility (Basketball & Cheerleading) is based on the first quarter grades from this school year!

Girls High School Basketball – Starts Monday 10/16!  If interested in playing, reach out to Coach Brown for information – bbrown@careeracademysb.com.

Cheerleading

High School Cheerleading – Tryouts will be held on October 16, 17, 18th from 4-6pm at Career Academy.  You MUST have a physical turned in prior to tryouts.

See the handout here.

Boys High School Basketball

Paperwork must be turned in on time and you should be attending open gyms to have the best chance to make the team.  Students must pass 6 classes from the first quarter to be eligible to start playing basketball.  Athletes need a physical to participate.  The start date is 11/6 – Coach Leon Johnson – ljohnson1@careeracademysb.com

Girls Middle School Basketball – Reach out to Coach Isaac Moore for information.  Start date is immediately after winter break – imoore@successacademysb.com

Career Academy Gear

Looking for cool gear.  Check out the new Trailblazer store through Eventlink.  These options are available at any time.  https://teamstore.frecklesgraphics.com/shop/careeracademysouthbend01/

**The physical form is attached here.

See current game schedules here

Have a wonderful homecoming weekend!!!

Mrs. Reilly and Mr. Garstka

10/6/23

Happy Friday CASB Families!

Next week is homecoming week for the High School.

  1. Traveling Trailblazer Fundraiser. November 3 HERE
  2. Homecoming Spirit Week High School Only! Spirit Days.
  3. Homecoming. Spirit Week will be for High School only the week of October 9. Homecoming Dance will be October 14 in the gym from 7pm – 10 pm. Students can purchase tickets for $5 ahead of the event from October 4 – 12 during lunches. $7 at the door. This event is for CASB high school students only.
  4. November Immunization Clinic. Please see the information, HERE about an immunization clinic at CASB.
  5. Mark Your Calendars.  October 18th is going to be a very busy day at CASB. That is PSAT testing day. We will be testing students in grades 8 – 11. Grades 12, 6, and 7 will be going on a field trip to Chicago – these parents/guardians received an email this week regarding the trip, please reach out with questions. More information will be sent directly to students and parents in these grades. After students are complete with testing on October 18, they will be free to leave.
  6. CEP Notification to Families. Please see the letter, HERE.
  7. Bus Behavior. Please remember that the shuttle from school to school in the district is a courtesy and not a requirement. We have seen multiple behaviors in the morning and the afternoon that need to stop or students will no longer be able to ride the bus. Reminder that CASB doors open at 7:15 and if the bus gets to CASB before the doors open, students will need to remain on the bus until we have opened the doors and have chaperones for rooms in place.
  8. .All Things Athletics

*Good luck to our volleyball and cross country teams at Sectionals this coming week!

 Academic Eligibility Requirements for Athletics

All athletes must be passing 6 or more classes to be eligible for sports at Career Academy.

*Winter Sports Eligibility (Basketball & Cheerleading) is based on the first quarter grades from this school year!

Middle School Boys Basketball

Starts Monday 10/9!  This team is expected to be large and there will be tryouts.  Paperwork must be turned in on time and you should be attending open gyms to have the best chance to make the team.  Students must pass 6 classes from the first quarter to be eligible to play basketball.  The season officially starts on October 9th.  Reach out to Coach Reggi Swanson for more details rswanson224@icloud.com

Cheerleading

Middle School Cheerleading starts Monday 10/09 – You MUST have a physical turned in prior to the first day.  Practices the first week will be Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.

Attached is the link to the band app for more information.

High School Cheerleading – Tryouts will be held on October 16, 17, 18th from 4-6pm at Career Academy.  You MUST have a physical turned in prior to tryouts.  See the handout here.

Girls High School Basketball – If interested in playing, reach out to Coach Brown for information on joining the Band App and for workouts/information- bbrown@careeracademysb.com. The season start date is 10/16.

Boys High School Basketball

Paperwork must be turned in on time and you should be attending open gyms to have the best chance to make the team.  Students must pass 6 classes from the first quarter to be eligible to start playing basketball.  Athletes need a physical to participate – Coach Leon Johnson – ljohnson1@careeracademysb.com

Elementary Lacrosse Clinic

The South Bend Bears are having a lacrosse clinic at Success Academy for grades 1-6.

See their flyer.

Career Academy Gear

Looking for cool gear.  Check out the new Trailblazer store through Eventlink.  These options are available at any time.  https://teamstore.frecklesgraphics.com/shop/careeracademysouthbend01/

**All Athletes will need new athletics paperwork.  If your kid goes to the doctor, take the physical form with you!  The physical form is attached here.

Have a wonderful weekend! 

Mr. Garstka and Mrs. Reilly

9/29/23

Happy Friday CASB Families,

This weekend we are having our first ever movie in the dark at CASB. It is for High School students only. Students can drive or be dropped off at 7:30 pm on Saturday, September 30. Cost is $1 and it will go toward the Spirit Club and our homecoming dance. Concessions will be sold. Please bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on.

  1. CEP Notification to Families. Please see the letter, HERE.
  2. Bus Behavior. Please remember that the shuttle from school to school in the district is a courtesy and not a requirement. We have seen multiple behaviors in the morning and the afternoon that need to stop or students will no longer be able to ride the bus. Reminder that CASB doors open at 7:15 and if the bus gets to CASB before the doors open, students will need to remain on the bus until we have opened the doors and have chaperones for rooms in place.
  3. Homecoming. Spirit Week will be for High School only the week of October 9. Homecoming Dance will be October 14 in the gym from 7pm – 10 pm. Students can purchase tickets for $5 ahead of the event from October 4 – 12 during lunches. $7 at the door. This event is for CASB high school students only.
  4. November Immunization Clinic. Please see the information, HERE about an immunization clinic at CASB.
  5. Mark Your Calendars.  October 18th is going to be a very busy day at CASB. That is PSAT testing day. We will be testing students in grades 8 – 11. Grades 12, 6, and 7 will be going on a field trip. More information will be sent directly to students and parents in these grades. After students are complete with testing on October 18, they will be free to leave.
  6. Building Trades Day. We’re excited to have BLDG Trades Day @ ND coming up on October 13! Please spread the word to exploring students of all ages, parents, educators, and adults interested in shifting toward a new career opportunity. There will be 50+ employers and training partners on site at the Stepan Center, with 700+ high school students scheduled to visit campus during the day and the community invited to attend from 4-6 PM – details can be found on the attached flyer. HERE.
    1. CASB has an E-Learning Day this day. We were going to make this a field trip, but unable to with E-Learning happening. If you are interested, please sign up to go in the evening.
  1. All Things Athletics

 *The athletics department would like to welcome our new assistant athletic director, Mr. Phil Beasley.  Mr. Beasley will continue to teach high school math and coach our baseball team while taking on the role of assistant athletic director.

Academic Eligibility Requirements for Athletics

All athletes must be passing 6 or more classes to be eligible for sports at Career Academy.

*Winter Sports Eligibility (Basketball & Cheerleading) is based on the first quarter grades from this school year!

 Fall Sport Senior Night Recognition

Volleyball and Cross Country will be honored on 10/3 for their senior nights.  We are proud of our cross country runners Mason Hall and Serenity Garza who will be honored at Argos Park on 10/3.  Volleyball Seniors Payton Erby, Neria Gilmore, Rayven Ricketts, Tala Tannir, and Cierra Taylor will be movie stars during their senior night recognition on 10/3 at Career Academy.

 Middle School Boys Basketball

Starts Monday 10/9!  This team is expected to be large and there will be tryouts.  Paperwork must be turned in on time and you should be attending open gyms to have the best chance to make the team.  Students must pass 6 classes from the first quarter to be eligible to play basketball.  The season officially starts on October 9th.  Reach out to Coach Reggi Swanson for more details rswanson224@icloud.com

Cheerleading

Starts Monday 10/9!  Middle School Cheerleading – The first day will be Monday October 9th.  You MUST have a physical turned in prior to the first day.  Attached is the link to the band app for more information.

High School Cheerleading – Tryouts will be held on October 18, 19, 20th from 4-6pm at Career Academy.  You MUST have a physical turned in prior to tryouts.  See the handout here.

Girls High School Basketball – If interested in playing, reach out to Coach Brown for information on joining the Band App and for workouts/information- bbrown@careeracademysb.com.  THIS WEEK OPEN GYM WILL BE AT CAREER FROM 6-7.  The season start date is 10/16.

High School E-Sports

Has started!  The season will run on Wednesday’s and Thursday with a start date of September 27th.  Sign up with the QR code linked here – click here for the QR code.

Boys High School Basketball

Paperwork must be turned in on time and you should be attending open gyms to have the best chance to make the team.  Students must pass 6 classes from the first quarter to be eligible to start playing basketball.  Athletes need a physical to participate – Coach Leon Johnson – ljohnson1@careeracademysb.com

Girls Middle School Basketball – Reach out to Coach Isaac Moore for information – imoore@successacademysb.com

Middle School & High School Baseball

Workouts will continue on Monday and Wednesday from 4:00 – 6:00.  Athletes need a physical to participate – Coach Phil Beasley – pbeasley@careeracademysb.com.

Career Academy Gear

Looking for cool gear.  Check out the new Trailblazer store through Eventlink.  These options are available at any time.  https://teamstore.frecklesgraphics.com/shop/careeracademysouthbend01/

**All Athletes will need new athletics paperwork.  If your kid goes to the doctor, take the physical form with you!  The physical form is attached here.

Have a great weekend!

9/15/23

Happy Friday CASB Families,

Our first dress down day is over and the Robotics team would like to thank everyone who dressed down and supported their fundraiser.

  1. Play Fighting and Horseplay. We need parents’ help with cutting down on horseplay, play fighting, and shadow boxing in the MS and HS.  All students have been told that laying hands on each other or pretending to fight is plainly against the rules, even if they are just playing.  There always comes a point when someone goes too far and things become aggressive.  We are cracking down on this.  After many reminders, they have been told that suspensions will be issued.  We wanted to keep you informed of what is happening and ask you to speak to your students about this as well.
  2. African American History Challenge. CASB is looking for a minimum of 10 students to compete in the African American History Challenge through St. Joseph county. Students will read and study a book and go to at least 1 competition. Please let Mrs. Wigfall (awigfall@careeracademysb.com) and/or Mrs. Cooper (acooper@careeracademysb.com) know if you are interested. We will have our first meeting on Wedensday, 9/20 in Mrs. Cooper’s room 157 afterschool.
  3. Vision and Hearing Screening information. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1d2UbnMsIRUvkX3tusscqqZBzGDjmfh3z/view?usp=sharing
  4. September – October, Attendance Incentive. All students who have perfect attendance between September 11 and October 12 will be entered in a drawing for a family fun gift card(bowling, movies, Dairy Queen).  One HS and one MS student will will be drawn for one gift card each. Individual students who have perfect attendance will receive a small reward along with being added into the family drawing.
  5. Spanish Club

Our club meets on Mondays/Wednesdays from 4 pm-5 pm in room 206. It’s open to all grade levels and no prior knowledge of Spanish is needed! We’re currently raising funds for t-shirts, materials, and supplies for an upcoming event. Support our club members while also treating yourself! See the attached flyer: HERE.

  1. All Things Athletics

 Academic Eligibility Requirements for Athletics

All athletes must be passing 6 or more classes to be eligible for sports at Career Academy.

*Winter Sports Eligibility (Basketball & Cheerleading) is based on the first quarter grades from this school year!

 “A special thanks goes out to Melissa of Left Turn Grafix for her generosity in providing the graphics on our new track leaderboard. The leaderboard was finished Tuesday evening.  Check it out here!

High School E-Sports

Callout will be held from 3:45-4:00 on Tuesday September 19th.  The season will run on Wednesday’s and Thursday with a start date of September 27th.  Lookout for more information on the scrolling announcements at school or click here for the QR code.

Middle School Boys Basketball

Open gyms will continue on some Saturday’s and all Tuesdays at Success Academy.  Tuesdays are 6:30-8:30.  Athletes need a new physical to participate.  The official start date is October 9th.  This team is expected to be large and there will be tryouts.  Paperwork must be turned in on time and you should be attending open gyms to have the best chance to make the team.  Students must pass 6 classes from the first quarter to be eligible to play basketball.  Reach out to Coach Reggi Swanson for more details rswanson224@icloud.com

Boys High School Basketball

Conditioning will continue on Mondays, Wednesday’s and Thursday’s from 6:30 – 8:30 @ Success Academy.  Paperwork must be turned in on time and you should be attending open gyms to have the best chance to make the team.  Students must pass 6 classes from the first quarter to be eligible to start playing basketball.  Athletes need a physical to participate – Coach Leon Johnson – ljohnson1@careeracademysb.com

Girls High School Basketball – If interested in playing, reach out to Coach Brown for information on joining the Band App and for workouts/information- bbrown@careeracademysb.com.  Open gyms are on Wednesdays from 6-7pm at Success.  The season start date is 10/16.

Girls Middle School Basketball – Open gyms are on Wednesdays from 6-7pm at Success. Reach out to Coach Isaac Moore for information – imoore@successacademysb.com

Cheerleading

High School Cheerleading – Tryouts will be held on October 18, 19, 20th from 4-6pm at Career Academy.  You MUST have a physical turned in prior to tryouts.  See the handout here.

Middle School Cheerleading – The first day will be Monday October 9th.  You MUST have a physical turned in prior to the first day.  More information to come in future newsletters.  Attached is the link to the band app for more information.

Middle School & High School Baseball

Workouts will continue on Monday and Wednesday from 4:00 – 6:00.  Athletes need a physical to participate – Coach Phil Beasley – pbeasley@careeracademysb.com.

Upcoming Home Events

*any student wishing to stay for volleyball should attend homework club from 4-5 and then move to the gym for the game

Tuesday 9/19 – MS Volleyball 5:30 pm at Career

Thursday 9/21 – MS Volleyball 5:15 pm at Career

Thursday 9/21 – HS Volleyball 6:30 pm at Career

October 3rd – Senior Night for HS Volleyball

Career Academy Gear

Looking for cool gear.  Check out the new Trailblazer store through Eventlink.  These options are available at any time.  https://teamstore.frecklesgraphics.com/shop/careeracademysouthbend01/

**All Athletes will need new athletics paperwork.  If your kid goes to the doctor, take the physical form with you!  The physical form is attached here.

Have a great weekend!

Mr. Garstka and Mrs. Reilly

9/1/23

 

Happy Friday CASB families, 

 

Reminder that Monday is Labor Day, we do not have school. We will be back on Tuesday, September 5 and Tuesday will be the same Orange day as it normally is, so periods 5 – 8. 

 

  1. Picture Day Retake Day. Retakes for High School and Middle School pictures will be September 14. Reminders for retakes and links to order photos will come closer to the date. https://my.lifetouch.com/mylifetouch/#/ School Code: EVTJJXJ2W 

  2. Staff Email Addresses. Please make sure when you are sending emails to CASB staff you notice there isn’t an “s.” in front of the email. If you see “s.” you are emailing a student. Staff emails are always their first initial with their last name and nothing in front of the email. 

  3. ID’s. We handed out and got student ID’s to them this week. Students MUST have their ID’s on and around their neck during the school day. 

  4. Calendar: CASB is no longer running all 8 periods on Fridays. We will be operating on an alternating Friday schedule for our block periods. Block periods 1 – 4 (Blue Day) or Block periods 5 – 8 (Orange Day). Please see the calendar included, HERE. NEXT Friday (9/8) is a Blue Day.

  5. All Things Athletics – Many teams starting workouts this week!

 Academic Eligibility Requirements for Athletics

All athletes must be passing 6 or more classes to be eligible for sports at Career Academy.  

*Winter Sports Eligibility (Basketball & Cheerleading) is based on the first quarter grades from this school year!

Cheerleading

High School Cheerleading – Tryouts will be held on October 18, 19, 20th from 4-6pm at Career Academy.  You MUST have a physical turned in prior to tryouts.  See the handout here.

Middle School Cheerleading – The first day will be Monday October 9th.  You MUST have a physical turned in prior to the first day.  More information to come in future newsletters.  Attached is the link to the band app for more information.

E-Sports

Callout will be held from 3:45-4:00 on Tuesday September 19th.  The season will run on Wednesday’s and Thursday with a start date of September 27th.  Lookout for more information on the scrolling announcements at school.

 Middle School Boys Basketball

Open gyms will continue on some Saturday’s and all Tuesday’s at Success Academy.  Tuesday’s are 6:30-8:30.  Athletes need a new physical to participate.  The official start date is October 9th.  Reach out to Coach Reggi Swanson for more details rswanson224@icloud.com

Boys High School Basketball

Conditioning will continue on Mondays, Wednesday’s and Thursday’s from 6:30 – 8:30 @ Success Academy.  Athletes need a physical to participate – Coach Leon Johnson – ljohnson1@careeracademysb.com

*All freshman basketball players will begin on Tuesday September 5th

Girls High School Basketball – If interested in playing, reach out to Coach Brown for information on joining the Band App and for workouts/information- bbrown@careeracademysb.com.  Open gyms start on Wednesday 8/30 from 6-7pm at Success

Girls Middle School Basketball – We encourage you to join the open gyms along with the high school girls on Wednesdays from 6-7pm at Success. Season does not officially start until after winter break. 

Middle School & High School Baseball

Workouts will continue on Monday and Wednesday from 4:00 – 6:00.  Athletes need a physical to participate – Coach Phil Beasley – pbeasley@careeracademysb.com.

Upcoming Home Events

*any student wishing to stay for volleyball should attend homework club from 4-5 and then move to the gym for the game

Tuesday 9/5 – HS Volleyball 5:30pm at Career

Thursday 9/7 – HS Volleyball 6:00pm at Career

Friday 9/8 – HS Volleyball 6:00 at Career

 **All Athletes will need new athletics paperwork.  If your kid goes to the doctor, take the physical form with you!  The physical form is attached here.

 

Have a wonderful 3 day weekend.

Mrs. Reilly and Mr. Garstka

8/24/23

 

Happy Thursday CASB Families,

 

Reminder that tomorrow we will have our first E-Learning Day. Students will have work from their Orange Day classes (Periods 5 – 8). Please make sure your student is working on the work for these classes. They will have 1 week from today to get the work completed if they are unable to work. Please encourage your student to utilize WIN time if they were unable to complete their work. 

 

  1. Middle School Schedules. Almost all middle school schedules will be changing on Monday. We will have a new paper schedule for students when they get into the building. Students can also check PowerSchool for their new schedule come Monday morning.
  2. ID’s. Most students should have received their new IDs for the 23-24 school year and are required to wear them around their neck at all times. We will work to get students who did not get their picture taken their ID next week.
  3. Weight Lifting Club. Any high school student will be allowed to join the weightlifting club until Wednesday, August 23rd. We will not accept anyone after this date. If you would like to join, please pick up the paperwork (medical waiver AND club rules) from Mrs. Druyos’ office or from Mrs. Zumbrun in room 208. You will not be allowed to participate until these forms are signed and returned.
  4. Calendar: CASB is no longer running all 8 periods on Fridays. We will be operating on an alternating Friday schedule for our block periods. Block periods 1 – 4 (Blue Day) or Block periods 5 – 8 (Orange Day). Please see the calendar included, HERE. NEXT Friday (9/1) is a Blue Day.
  5. Picture Day Retake Day. Retakes for High School and Middle School pictures will be September 14. Reminders for retakes and links to order photos will come closer to the date.

 

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Reilly and Mr. Garstka

8/18/23

Happy Friday CASB Families!

Our first full week is in the books! Have an amazing weekend and we are back with a short week next week ending on Thursday and our first E-Learning Day on Friday.

  1. E-LEARNING DAY Friday 8/25. No students will report to CASB on Friday, 8/25. It is a professional development day for our staff. Students will have assignments for their Orange Day schedule, periods 5 – 8.
  2. Dry-Fit T-Shirts Available. We have CASB t-shirts available to purchase for $10. We have sizes ranging from Youth XL through Adult 2XL. If you are interested, you can email Mr. Garstka (ngarstka@careeracademysb.com) and then send the money with your student to pick up. We have a light blue shirt and an orange shirt to choose from.
  3. Any high school student will be allowed to join the weightlifting club until Wednesday, August 23rd. We will not accept anyone after this date. If you would like to join, please pick up the paperwork (medical waiver AND club rules) from Mrs. Druyos’ office or from Mrs. Zumbrun in room 208. You will not be allowed to participate until these forms are signed and returned.
  4. Calendar: CASB is no longer running all 8 periods on Fridays. We will be operating on an alternating Friday schedule for our block periods. Block periods 1 – 4 (Blue Day) or Block periods 5 – 8 (Orange Day). Please see the calendar include, HERE. NEXT Friday (8/25) will be an ELEARNING Orange Day meaning if your student is scheduled periods 5 – 8 they have class.
  5. Morning Drop Off. Please make sure you are following our morning traffic pattern. 1 line on both sides. Stop dropping off in the lane away from the building and allowing students to walk through traffic, it isn’t safe. Also, Door D and Door L will be locked at 7:58 and students will report to Door A to enter the building when we have done a sweep of the students who have been here and are late to class. Expect the door to open around 8:04. Please get students here early for their 8 am classes!
  6. Picture Day Retake Day. Retakes for High School and Middle School pictures will be September 14. Reminders for retakes and links to order photos will come closer to the date.
  7. Traveling Trailblazer Program

Interested in traveling abroad this upcoming summer? All CASB students and staff are eligible to enroll by September 30th. Please click on the links below to view information about our 2024 trip options:

Italy with Ms. Garibay            

Japan with Mr. Ebersol

Already enrolled? Mark your calendars! We will have our first Traveling Trailblazer meeting in the auditorium on August 22nd from 5:30 pm-6:30 pm. At least one parent or guardian must be in attendance with their enrolled student (s).

  1. All Things Athletics (gdruyos@careeracademysb.com

 Academic Eligibility Requirements for Athletics

All athletes must be passing 6 or more classes to be eligible for sports at Career Academy.

*Fall Sports Eligibility (Cross Country and Volleyball) is based on the Second Semester grades from the 2022-2023 school year!

Middle School & High School Cross Country

Runners can still join!  The last day to join is August 25th.  Practice is every day after school from 4-5:45 pm at Career Academy.  Athletes need a physical to join.

High School Weightlifting Club

Any high school student will be allowed to join weightlifting club until Wednesday, August 23rd. We will not accept anyone after this date. If you would like to join, please pick up the paperwork (medical waiver AND club rules) from Mrs. Druyos’ office or from Mrs. Zumbrun in room 208. You will not be allowed to participate until these forms are signed and returned.  Weightlifting Flyer

Middle School Boys Basketball

Open gyms starting Saturday August 28th from 12-2pm at Career Academy.  Athletes need a new physical to participate.  The official start date is October 9th.

Boys High School Basketball

Conditioning begins on August 28th Monday through Thursday from 6:30 – 8:30 @ Success Academy.  Athletes need a physical to participate – Coach Leon Johnson – ljohnson1@careeracademysb.com

Girls High School Basketball – If interested in playing, reach out to Coach Brown for information on joining the Band App and for workouts/information- bbrown@careeracademysb.com.  Open gyms start on Wednesday 8/30 from 6-7pm at Success

Middle School & High School Baseball

Workouts begin August 28th on Monday and Wednesday from 4:00 – 6:00.  Athletes need a physical to participate – Coach Phil Beasley – pbeasley@careeracademysb.com.

HS Cheerleading

Tryouts will be held on October 18, 19, 20th from 4-6pm at Career Academy.  You MUST have a physical turned in prior to tryouts.

MS Cheerleading

The first day will be Monday October 9th.  You MUST have a physical turned in prior to the first day.  More information to come in future newsletters.

Osceola Eagles Football

We have a connection for middle school and high school football with the Osceola Eagles.  See their flyer!

**All Athletes will need new athletics paperwork.  If your kid goes to the doctor, take the physical form with you!  The physical form is attached here.

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Reilly and Mr. Garstka

8/11/23

Happy Friday CASB Families!

The first 3 days of school have come and gone. Thank you everyone for making this week a great week! Computers have been distributed to almost everyone except for a couple students who were recently enrolled. Our tech team is working on getting those issued and rolled out as soon as possible.

  1. Car Line. Please see the DIAGRAM HERE for before school and after school car line reminders. Thank you for being patient in the afternoon with the car line and dismissal. As clubs open up next week, the times will get shorter. But we shaved 15 minutes off the dismissal line from Wednesday to Thursday, way to go!
  2. Dress Code (link). CASB is going to start enforcing dress code next week. Students MUST be in the student dress code next week or they will not report to class. Please let CASB know if we can assist with any dress code needs. Please email, awigfall@careeracademysb.com, if you need anything.
  3. Supply List (link)
  4. Student Handbook (link)
  5. New CASB Policy. CASB will be starting a lockout system. Students that are late to class will report to ISD for lockout. Students that are known to run late will have passes to get into class. Please express the importance of being on time and not spending the class period in lockout.
    1. Students that are late to school MUST go through the front office doors and get a pass to report to class. This system will be in place at the start of the day as well.
  1. Boys and Girls Club – currently waitlisted. Conversation is happening to open more spots, so please go to the link, HERE, and sign up. Or you can reach out to Lucinda Reese at lreese@bgcsjc.org.
  2. CASB clubs start Monday, 8/14 (link). Career Academy clubs will start 8/14. Club list is provided and will continue to be updated as we start the school year.
  3. Title 1. Career Academy is a Title 1 school. If you missed our Title 1 meeting, please view the slides, HERE, to understand what Title 1 means for your student.
  4. Calendar: CASB is no longer running all 8 periods on Fridays. We will be operating on an alternating Friday schedule for our block periods. Block periods 1 – 4 (Blue Day) or Block periods 5 – 8 (Orange Day). Please see the calendar include, HERE. This Friday will be an Orange Day meaning if your student is scheduled periods 5 – 8 they have class.
  5. Picture Day Retake Day. Retakes for High School and Middle School pictures will be September 14. Reminders for retakes and links to order photos will come closer to the date.
  6. Athletics – Athletics information will be sent after this newsletter goes out. There is a lot of information this week.

All Things Athletics

Academic Eligibility Requirements for Athletics

All athletes must be passing 6 or more classes to be eligible for sports at Career Academy.

*Fall Sports Eligibility (Cross Country and Volleyball) is based on the Second Semester grades from the 2022-2023 school year!

Middle School Volleyball 

Middle schoolers can still join through August 14th.  Practice is every day after school from 4-6pm at Career Academy.  Athletes must have their physical in by 8/14 to join the team.

High School Volleyball

Opening home game is 8/21 – put it on your calendar and come support our athletes!

Middle School & High School Cross Country

Runners can still join!  Practice is every day after school from 4-5:45 pm at Career Academy.  Athletes need a physical to join.

Middle School Boys Basketball

Open gyms starting Saturday August 28th from 12-2pm at Career Academy.  Athletes need a new physical to participate.  The official start date is October 9th.

Boys High School Basketball

Conditioning begins on August 28th Monday through Thursday from 6:30 – 8:30 @ Success Academy.  Athletes need a physical to participate – Coach Leon Johnson – ljohnson1@careeracademysb.com

Girls High School Basketball – If interested in playing, reach out to Coach Brown for information on joining the Band App and for workouts/information- bbrown@careeracademysb.com.  Open gyms start on Wednesday 8/30 from 6-7pm at Success

Middle School & High School Baseball

Workouts begin August 28th on Monday and Wednesday from 4:00 – 6:00.  Athletes need a physical to participate – Coach Phil Beasley – pbeasley@careeracademysb.com.

HS Cheerleading

Tryouts will be held on October 18, 19, 20th from 4-6pm at Career Academy.  You MUST have a physical turned in prior to tryouts.

MS Cheerleading

The first day will be Monday October 9th.  You MUST have a physical turned in prior to the first day.  More information to come in future newsletters.

High School Weightlifting Club

Athletes not involved in a fall sport are encouraged to join the first quarter weightlifting club offered through the after-school club options.  Monday 8/14 is the first day and it runs Monday, Wednesday, and Friday’s from 4-5:00pm.  Weightlifting Flyer

Osceola Eagles Football

We have a connection for middle school and high school football with the Osceola Eagles.  See their flyer!

**All Athletes will need new athletics paperwork.  If your kid goes to the doctor, take the physical form with you!  The physical form is attached here.

Geriann Druyos

8/2/23

Happy Wednesday CASB families!

We are getting ready to start the new school year. Thank you to everyone who attended the back to school nights last week, we start school 1 week from today! Please see information below regarding back to school at CASB.

  1. PowerSchool. Please make sure you as the parent/guardian have PowerSchool access. This is the quickest way to know your student’s grades.
  2. Transportation. If your student is using our before school or after school shuttle, you must fill out the information via the link, HERE.
  3. Car Line. Please see the DIAGRAM HERE for before school and after school car line reminders.
  4. Dress Code (link)
  5. Supply List (link)
  6. Student Handbook (link)
  7. Boys and Girls Club – currently waitlisted. Conversation is happening to open more spots, so please go to the link, HERE, and sign up. Or you can reach out to Lucinda Reese at lreese@bgcsjc.org.
  8. CASB clubs start 8/14 (link). Career Academy clubs will start 8/14. Club list is provided and will continue to be updated as we start the school year.
  9. Morning Drop off of Elementary students. Please drop off all elementary students on the Middle School drop off side (Door L) so they can wait in the cafeteria for their bus. Bus schedule will be released soon. If your student is riding the bus from Career to their elementary school – please see the transportation area on Monday to get a tag for your student so we at Career know what bus to get your student on.
    1. Success Boys and Girls Club bus will leave CASB at 7:35. Students not here by that time will miss the bus.
    1. Success Academy bus will leave CASB at 7:50.

Please reach out to the school with any questions.

Mr. Garstka and Mrs. Reilly