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     Thank You All For a Terrific Year! 

    The Casteels as featured in American Iron magazine

    The Casteels as featured in American Iron magazine
    The 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!

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    PopPop and grandson Alex hangin' together!
     
    Mr. and Mrs. Casteel at the District Retirement Dinner
    Casteels
     
    the gang
    Mrs. Steffen, Mrs. Horn, Mrs. C, and Mrs. Callahan
     
    Joe
    The coat designed by Mrs. C and constructed by her mother for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat of 1994 
     
    CW
    Creative 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 farm
    final
     
    Creative Writing Live-Event FINAL today at the Griffis Farm.  A chilly day in May!
    Final
     
     
    Griffises
    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!
    Spring
     
    Declan
    Spectacular Saturday in VA with the grandson! 
    optimus
    Optimus bids farewell!
     
    binder
    You know it's truly the end when you see the sacred binder in the trash!
     
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    BEFORE
     
     
     
    The 2013 Speeches!
    Zeke
    Anthony
    Period 4
    Brandon
    Keira
    Cameron
    Cameron working hard on a Saturday to perfect his speech!
    David
    David has an anxious moment before "showtime"
    Michael  
    Tonya
    Nathan
     
    Jack
    Bear John
    Brynna
    Julia
    Karisa
     
    Rachel
    Sam
    Moriah
    Matt
    Lincoln  Cody
    Graham
    Maia
    Sarah
    Rachel
    Theo
    Cam
     
    Harmony Jasyn
    Michael
    Paige
    Amelia
    Meagan Tim
    Ivy
    Pd 8/9
     
    Lauren's toes
    Mason Megan AJ
    Pd 4
    Jordan Tali Sophia
    Cade
    Cade
     
    Patrick
     
    John
     
    Jon
     
    Jacob
     
    Elijah
    Ausstin
    Jarrad
     
    Megan
    Bailey
     
    Kelsey
     
    Sebrina
    Lauren
     
    Kelsey Haley
    Michael
     
    Elizabeth
     
     
     
     
    The Les Miserables Project
    Mrs. C
    Kevin
    Kevin plays his way through his Graduation Project!
    BeJay, Tyler
    Bejay and Tyler finish their Graduation Project!!
    Pd 1
    Period 1 acts out "The Bishop's Candlesticks"
    Pd 4
    Period 4 has a turn with the short story!
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    pd 1
    Pd 1 acting out "All the Years of Her Life"
    Pd 3
    Pd 3 takes a serious approach
    Pd 4
    Pd 4 takes over the roles!
    Zach
    Zach narrates the story for the class
    Pd 6/7
    Pd 6/7  Alfred is reprimanded for his lack
    of responsibility by Mr. Carr and Mrs. Higgens
    Pd 8/9
    Pd 8/9 performs professionally!
    Pd 8/9
    Sam Carr calls Alfred's mother
     
    CREATIVE WRITING
    Sara
    Sara practices her rap parody!
    girls
    CW girls find a private place to practice their rap
    Talia
    Talia and Hugh rap outdoors
     
    On a Personal Front.......
    Declan
    Mrs. C's grandson Declan's first birthday cake!
    Declan
    Declan tries his cake
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Eric
    Eric reflects on his final while watching for bass in the pond
    A truly glorious day for a FINAL at Griffis Farm!
     
     
    2012 Graduation Project Speeches!!
    All o, f the photos appear on Facebook under
    Casteel's Super Sophs
    Jordon and Nick
     
    Marcus
     
    Mallory & Vivien
     
    Emily
     
    Aaron
     
    Sara
     
    Shane
     
    Jonah
     
    Hannah
    Ricky
    Angela
    Gauge
    Dylan
    All of the photos appear on Facebook under
    Casteel's Super Sophs
     
    Creative Writing enjoys tea and scones during the
    crime cozy unit!
    cozy
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    cozy
    Mrs. C treats creative writing to tea and scones
     while reading an Agatha Christie cozy! YUM!
     
    Setting
    Working with Setting
     

    Welcome 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 test
    Pd 8/9
     
    Mrs. C & Mrs. H
    Recognize the characters? One is from Harry Potter and the other from the underworld
     
     
     FIELD TRIP TO PENN COLLEGE!
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    BHS
    This just says it all!
    LUNCH
    Enjoying lunch in the dining hall!
    amputation
    Learning how to do an amputation???? Look out Mr. Burrell!
     
    Blood pressure
    Blood pressure is good!
     
    Miss Ganther
    Bon Appetite, Miss Ganther! Hope you like crepes!
     
     
    CREATIVE WRITING!
    CW 1
    Presenting their rap parodies of Casteel's Rules
     
    CW 2
    Break it down!
     
    Rap Battle!  Procrastinators win?!?!?
     
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    To contact Mrs. Casteel by email:
    dcasteel@bloomsd.k
    12.pa.us

     

    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.

     



    Kent
    Mr. and Mrs. Casteel in Kent, CT
     
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    Kent Falls in CT

    Alex
    PopPop (Mr. Casteel) and grandson Alex
    alex
    Almost ready for the road!
     
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    Mrs. C on top of the Peaks of Otter on the Blue Ridge Park Way
     
     
     
     


     
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    JUST ANOTHER BUSY DAY
    IN 103 WITH MRS. CASTEEL
     
     

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