CPH will have 1st National Geographic Certified Teacher in California

Castle Park High teacher Sylvia McBrideFor the past four months, Castle Park High teacher Sylvia McBride has partnered with the California Geographic Alliance (CGA) based at SDSU to develop curriculum that connects the very real human nature of geography to the physical realities of our globe. The CGA recommended Sylvia to be the first high school teacher in California to be trained and certified by the National Geographic Society to teach the district’s new Human Geography curriculum.

McBride recently spent a week in Washington, DC with 24 other teachers in the first round of this special pilot program. The new curriculum demonstrates global interdependence and is designed to encourage students to objectively judge economic, political and environmental matters involving this interdependence between the physical environment and human society.

McBride has already been a part of the team developing the new Human Geography curriculum at the district level and is excited about the new opportunities from her relationship with National Geographic.

Castle Park High teacher Sylvia McBrideCastle Park High teacher Sylvia McBride


The Hour of Code Begins December 9, 2013

The President has a message for you – http://youtu.be/6XvmhE1J9PY

Anyone can learn to program a computer.
We challenge all members of the CPH Community to participate.

Learn the basic concepts of Computer Science with drag and drop programming. This is a game-like, self-directed tutorial starring video lectures by Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Angry Birds and Plants vs. Zombies. Learn repeat-loops, conditionals, and basic algorithms.

If you click the image above, don’t skip the videos, they help explain how to do it.

For assistance or to code with other people, stop by room 202 this week at lunch or after school.

Access many different Hour of Code tutorials here – http://csedweek.org/learn
hey range in difficulty, but all will have you creating your own computer program in less than an hour.


CPH Welcomes New Principal – Dr. Thomas Glover

In  his welcome letter Jan. 13, 2012, Dr. Glover writes:

Dear Parents, Students, Staff, and Community:

I am excited and honored to be named the new Principal here at Castle Park High. I am a product of the community having attended Rohr Elementary, Castle Park Junior High, and Castle Park High. My twenty-three year educational background includes serving as a teacher, attendance coordinator, Assistant Principal-Student Activities, Principal, and Director. I have always focused on creating a community that supports learning and growth.

I look forward to collectively creating an environment that is educational and exciting. Together we can accomplish great things.

It is truly GREAT to be a Trojan.

Dr. Thomas Glover
Class of ’82