UPDATED 2015-2016 Supplies List

An updated supply list has been released. If you’ve already done your shopping, here’s a summary of the material changes:

Grades 4/5

  • The 3-ring binder moved up to the individual materials list (it should be labeled)
  • A pack fine-tip Crayola markers was added to the shared materials list
  • Several items were removed from the list of materials



  • They need 4 gridded composition books, not 3


5th/6th Band and Orchestra

  • They do not need a 3-ring binder



  • Watercolor paper was removed from the list


Nurse’s Station

  • Gently used clothes and new underwear/socks were added

Cascade K-8 Receives Statewide Awards for Student Achievement

Seven Shoreline schools are 2014 Washington Achievement Award winners, with Cascade K-8 being recognized in two categories: High Progress and Reading Growth. From the district website:

The Washington Achievement Award recipients are the highest performing schools in the state based on three years of academic information as reported in the Washington Achievement Index. The Index was approved for use in 2014 by the State Board of Education.

“Honoring successful schools is one of the most important things we do,” Dorn said. “We know schools are doing great work and are getting better at serving all students every day. These awards celebrate both achievement and growth.”

The award-winning schools will be honored during a ceremony on April 28 at Spanaway Lake High School in the Bethel School District.

Congratulations to the staff and students who made this award possible!

Source: Seven Shoreline Schools to receive state’s highest honor for student achievement (4/13/15)

Cascade K-8 Wins Lighthouse School Designation

Cascade K-8 Community School has been named a STEM Lighthouse School by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. The Washington state legislature identified STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education as crucial for the state’s continued competitiveness. By designating Cascade as a Lighthouse school, the state recognizes it as one of the leading schools for STEM education. Other schools will work with Cascade to improve their own STEM education.

“We’re a STEAM school,” one student was quick to emphasize when asked about the Lighthouse designation; “the A stands for art.  But,” she added, “if I had to choose one word for the award, I would say, ‘outstanding.” Indeed, the inclusion of an artistic focus may be part of what makes the program work so well. Many Cascade parents say it increases student engagement and allows them to bring a variety of learning styles to the material.

Founded in 1974, Cascade K8 is a public school in the Shoreline School District with a uniquely active and dedicated community of parents, teachers and students. Cascade will receive an $18,000 grant to further STEM education as part of the Lighthouse designation.

More info: http://www.k12.wa.us/STEM/LighthouseSchools.aspx