Thank You All For a Terrific Year!The Casteels as featured in American Iron magazineThe Casteels have visited Alaska, New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Ohio, Maryland, New Jersey, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, California, Texas, and Bahamas, Ireland, Caribbean Islands, Canada. Hopefully next year, they will visit Hawaii and Morocco.YOU ALL PASSED ENGLISH! WONDERFUL JOB! WONDERFUL YEAR!PopPop and grandson Alex hangin' together!Mr. and Mrs. Casteel at the District Retirement DinnerMrs. Steffen, Mrs. Horn, Mrs. C, and Mrs. CallahanThe coat designed by Mrs. C and constructed by her mother for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat of 1994Creative Writing surprises Mrs. C with a farewell super-healthy smoothi party!The end of an era--the final Creative Writing class taking the last Final on the Griffis's final day on their farmCreative Writing Live-Event FINAL today at the Griffis Farm. A chilly day in May!Mr. and Mrs. Griffis say good bye to their farm...they hosted the creative writing final for decades. We wish them well in their new home! Thank you, Griff and Carol!Spring, 2013 at the Casteel's house!Spectacular Saturday in VA with the grandson!Optimus bids farewell!You know it's truly the end when you see the sacred binder in the trash!BEFOREThe 2013 Speeches!Cameron working hard on a Saturday to perfect his speech!David has an anxious moment before "showtime"The Les Miserables ProjectKevin plays his way through his Graduation Project!Bejay and Tyler finish their Graduation Project!!Period 1 acts out "The Bishop's Candlesticks"Period 4 has a turn with the short story!Pd 1 acting out "All the Years of Her Life"Pd 3 takes a serious approachPd 4 takes over the roles!Zach narrates the story for the classPd 6/7 Alfred is reprimanded for his lackof responsibility by Mr. Carr and Mrs. HiggensPd 8/9 performs professionally!Sam Carr calls Alfred's motherCREATIVE WRITINGSara practices her rap parody!CW girls find a private place to practice their rapTalia and Hugh rap outdoorsOn a Personal Front.......Mrs. C's grandson Declan's first birthday cake!Declan tries his cakeEric reflects on his final while watching for bass in the pondA truly glorious day for a FINAL at Griffis Farm!2012 Graduation Project Speeches!!All o, f the photos appear on Facebook underCasteel's Super SophsAll of the photos appear on Facebook underCasteel's Super SophsCreative Writing enjoys tea and scones during thecrime cozy unit!&nbs, p;Mrs. C treats creative writing to tea and sconeswhile reading an Agatha Christie cozy! YUM!Working with SettingWelcome to Communication 10, 10H, Creative Writing H I & II"It's not how smart you are; it's how you are smart!"Howard Gardner, Multiple Intelligence Theory
"Creativity is taking a risk and enjoying the possibilities!"DeAnne Castee, l
Period 8/9 goes wild playing Jeopardy to review for a testRecognize the characters? One is from Harry Potter and the other from the underworldFIELD TRIP TO PENN COLLEGE!,This just says it all! Enjoying lunch in the dining hall!Learning how to do an amputation???? Look out Mr. Burrell!Blood pressure is good!Bon Appetite, Miss Ganther! Hope you like crepes!CREATIVE WRITING!Presenting their rap parodies of Casteel's RulesBreak it down!Rap Battle! Procrastinators win?!?!?.
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Mrs. Casteel graduated from Milton High School, received her bachelor's degree in education, from Slippery Rock State College, and graduated with her master's degree from Bloomsburg University. She has continued her education through Clarion University, Wilkes University, Cheyney University, and Pennsylvania College of Technology. She begins her thirty-eighth and FINAL year at BHS and enjoys teaching sophomores in Communicati, on Studies , and juniors and seniors in Creative writing Honors.
From 1975 to 2000 Mrs. Casteel directed over thirty musicals and plays. Since her retirement from drama she spends her time teaching, playing with her golden retrievers Harley and Honey Bear, riding with her husband on their Harley Davidson Road King, or Electra Glide Ultra, and visiting her daughter Sarah, son-in-law Abdellah, and grandson Alex in Florida and daughter Lindsay and her husband Chad in Washington, D.C.and baby grandson Declan.