Castleford School District is happy to welcome math teacher Kirstin Keetch to the high school teaching staff. Mrs. Keetch grew up in Rexburg, Idaho and earned a Bachelors degree in applied mathematics from BYU-Idaho. She later earned a Masters degree in Education. She and her husband have lived in many places in Idaho working cattle, including Rexburg, Mud Lake, Terreton, Kilgore, Medicine Lodge, Island Park, Idaho Falls, and Arco. Mrs. Keetch has been teaching since 2016 and has held teaching positions in Sugar-Salem and Butte County. She has most recently been teaching in Cokeville, Wyoming.
When asked why she was moving to Castleford, Mrs. Keetch said, “I am a restless soul and love adventures. This is one of my adventures.” Her goals for the coming year are to grow as an educator and to help her students grow as individuals—not just as math students. “I am super excited about getting to know new kids and seeing how high gas prices will go! I’m glad to be coming back to Idaho, and I have two boys who are excited to be wolves!”
The PTYO is holding its first meeting of the 2021-2022 school year, and they are looking for new members! The first meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 25 at 6 pm in Castleford High School library.
Attention Junior High Students and Parents! Mark your calendars for a junior high football camp. This is for 7th and 8th-grade junior high football players. It is on Monday, July 26, from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm; Tuesday, July 27, from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm; Wednesday, July 28, from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm; and Thursday, July 29, from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Players must go to the equipment room in the gym at 6:00 pm on Monday, July 26, to be issued football equipment.
Please contact Coach Fontana at 208-749-3260 with your questions.
Castleford School District welcomes its new secondary science teacher Ben Memmott! Mr. Memmott comes to us from Blackfoot, Idaho, where he has been working as a student-teacher and as a long-term sub. In the ten years prior to pursuing education as a career, Mr. Memmott worked as a respiratory therapist. “While I spent a couple years working in Boise and Salt Lake City, most of my time was spent working with patients in eastern Idaho. Since providing education was the most rewarding part of my job, I wanted to try it full time!”
His goals for the coming year are to share his love for science and to facilitate learning by helping students discover and develop the tools needed to meet their own goals. Mr. Memmott is excited to have his own classroom and to meet Castleford community members who have spoken positively about the school. “I’m very grateful to have the opportunity to work for such a genuine, tight-knit school, and I look forward to the challenges of my first full school year.”
Welcome to Castleford, Mr. Memmott!
Castleford School District is hosting two free guest teacher training dates for people who are interested in becoming a substitute teacher for the district. Participants will learn more about classroom management, lesson planning, emergency procedures, and the benefits of being a guest teacher. If you’ve ever considered becoming a substitute teacher, this is a great opportunity to learn more about it!
Registration is this coming Monday, July 19, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Tuesday, July 20, from 12 p.m.-7 p.m.
All K-12 students will need to register on one of those days or make other arrangements. To establish residency, please bring two utility bills and two other documents that have your family’s physical address printed on them. If you have been notified about other missing documents, please bring those as well. (If you already established residency at a past registration and you have not moved, you will not need to do it again.)
We still have several coaching positions open, including
If you’re interested or know someone who might be, please send them our way!