• Welcome to the 
    Castlewood Education 
    Foundation!
    Our goals:
    Promote our school.
    Motivate students.
    Recognize staff.
    Inspire participation.
    Build community awareness.

    Click here to read our latest newsletter!

    The 12th annual CEF Golf Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, June 15, 2019.

    Karen Schooley

    Schooley thanked
    for 
    years of service

    Karen Schooley was recognized for her years of service to CEF. She served as a board member and treasurer of the foundation since 2012, stepping down the end of December 2018.

    Nancy Appl ROSE Award

    Nancy Appl receives '17-18 ROSE Award

    The Castlewood Education Foundation presented the ROSE Award for the 2017-18 school year to second grade teacher Nancy Appl.
    For more information, visit the ROSE Award page.

  • 2018-19 IEG

    SECOND GRADE STUDENTS LEARN MATH through play. Cambry Bury, right, catches the Qball thrown by Dana Munoz while Payton Mack and Jaema Eidson look on.

    QBall offers fun way to learn

    A 2018-19 Innovative Education Grant was awarded to second grade teacher Nancy Appl for a Qball, an interactive throwable microphone used to engage and excite students while learning.

    Visit the IEG page for more details on this and past grant awards

    1st flight winners

    First Flight Winners –
      Nick Polly, Kip Kludt, AJ Hansen and Chad Chamley were the top team in the tournament.

    Education foundation hosts
    successful golf tournament

    Another successful golf tournament was held June 16, with 63 golfers participating. Tournament proceeds fund Innovative Education Grants to teachers, classroom field trips, funds for music and the arts, and scholarships to graduating seniors. The 2019 golf tournament is scheduled for June 15th. Visit the Golf Tournament page for more information.


    Westgard Memorial
    Scholarship established

    The daughters of Edward and Racheal Westgard, Tamara Finnegan (Class of ’76) and Krisma DeWitt (Class of ’74), have established a scholarship for a graduating Castlewood High School student who pursues a degree in Elementary or Secondary Teacher Education. The $500 scholarship will be awarded to a Castlewood High School graduate beginning with the Class of 2019.

    Edward and Racheal were longtime residents of Castlewood. Edward worked at the Castlewood Elevator. Racheal began teaching sixth grade in 1964 and later served as the elementary principal for the school until 1986.

    Both Edward and Racheal were supporters of the community and especially the school. They loved learning and were actively involved in many organizations within the community. To encourage students to become educators and lovers of learning, their daughters thought it appropriate to honor their parents with this scholarship.

    The Foundation would like to thank Tamara and Krisma for funding this scholarship and supporting our students.

    2018 CEF Scholarship winners  
    2018 CEF SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS announced at Awards Night were, in front, Sage Sams, Katie Archer, Kellyn Jackson, Mercedes Soebbing-Volk and Abbey Strait; and in back, Wyatt Mack, Morgan Anderson, Mickeala Boyd, Caleb DeKam, Corbin Nei and Regan Benike. Click here to see more scholarship winners.