Cascade Families,

Welcome to the start of the 2023-24 school year. As I told all of our staff at our District Day, Cascade stands out because we are family. Every staff member here is committed to helping our students succeed. 

This is my sixteenth year as Superintendent, and I am so glad for our committed staff, growing student body, and our supportive and involved community. Cascade School District is a great place to learn, grow, and work.

Here at Cascade, we continue to add students each year, including this one. Homes are being built, and families are moving in and want their students to be here at Cascade. We are excited to serve them all.

Our focus once again this year is academics. Our high graduation rate doesn’t just magically appear in the senior year—it begins with our staff’s commitment to every student who walks through the door in Kindergarten, and continues all the way through graduation. 

Over the summer, we prepared the ground for four new premanufactured, state of the art science classrooms that will be open by November at Cascade High School. We are one of the very few districts in the state to be proactive and use our Federal Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Funds to cover the cost. This is a long needed addition to our secondary campus.

Our district mission statement says that we are committed to providing a well-rounded education where each student is supported, confident, and graduates college or career ready. As always, that mission guides what we do every day. We know that working to support the mental health and emotional needs of our students is essential to providing a quality education that helps every student become a contributing member of our community.

I know our staff will engage our students creatively, and I cannot wait to see what this unique group of students will accomplish this year. I am glad we are in this together.

Be sure to follow the district and our schools on our website and social media. And, the ParentSquare app for your Android or iPhone is the easiest way to get all our school and district information.

Best wishes to you and your family for a successful school year.


Darin Drill

[email protected]
Phone: 503-749-8010