|Principal, Mrs. Doreen Castillo||
Assistant Principal of Attendance and Discipline,
Mr. Chris Rodriguez
Dear Parents and Guardians,
It is with great pride and excitement that I introduce myself as Principal of Chowchilla Union High School. CUHS has a long tradition in educational success and is honored to have the opportunity to enhance your child’s learning experience. Teachers, staff, and administration will work hard to continue the legacy of success by building strong relationships with parents, students, and community partners. Our teachers will utilize innovative teaching practices, analyze data to enhance instructional practices, and incorporate Common Core Standards to help students reach their full potential.
This year is going to be amazing as we continue to provide academic experiences that are rigorous, relevant, and help students make real world connections. Our well-rounded education program includes outstanding instruction from top-notch teachers as well as extracurricular opportunities and support that together inspire students to develop a positive character, spark their intellectual interests, and provide the foundation for a lifelong pursuit of learning. Every student can learn and will be given the opportunity here at CUHS. I cannot stress enough the importance of attendance, as it plays a major role in achieving high academic standards. Please encourage your child to attend school every day.
As Principal, it is my goal that everyone who comes to campus - students, staff and parents - feels safe, welcomed, and excited to be here. My desire is to instill a sense of school pride and belonging. This attitude will help us meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, fun and nurturing environment. We have a lot of new staff members who will be joining our Tribe Family and have some familiar faces in new roles. All of us at Chowchilla High School are eager to make this the best year ever!
I look forward to working alongside each of you to help every student at CUHS meet their educational goals and have a successful year. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas you would like to discuss.
Mrs. Doreen Castillo, M.Ed.
Dear Students, Staff, and Parents:
I am thrilled to serve my first year as the Assistant Principal at Chowchilla Union High School. At CUHS, our students are properly prepared, using critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication to develop their decision-making and problem solving skills. The school’s diverse educational programs and co-curricular activities allow students to explore their interests and have new experiences outside of their comfort zone. Using rigorous content, our educators challenge all students to explore real-world problems and engage in meaningful learning.
The teachers and administrative team hold the highest standards for all students at CUHS. High expectations for student respect, responsibility, and integrity help create a positive learning environment where all students feel enthusiastic about their school experiences. It is our goal that each student will reach their greatest potential both academically and behaviorally, along with being fully prepared for success in college and in their career. The collaboration with the staff, students, families, and community members at Chowchilla Union High School creates a culture that promotes the philosophy of life-long learning. It is my belief that this is the type of culture where all members of our school community can thrive.
As a member of your school community, I am excited to support your families in preparing our students at CUHS for success. I consider myself very fortunate to be a team member of Chowchilla Union High School. Each day I am amazed by the little things the people of our school community do for one another. It is these daily reminders that make our school district unique and special.
Please take a moment and visit our school’s website. As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions or concern.
Mr. Chris Rodriguez
Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction,
Mrs. Danielle Ross
Parents, Students and Community Members:
It is my honor to serve as the Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction. I have spent the last fourteen years teaching at Chowchilla High School as an English, Psychology, AP Psychology, Peer Counseling teacher and Reading Specialist. I am excited to serve in a new capacity for my fifteenth year at CUHS. Chowchilla is a diamond in the rough and a city that exemplifies what it means to be a community and Chowchilla Union High School is no different.
As Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction, my goal is to facilitate a school wide belief in continual growth and a passion for learning. Some of my specific responsibilities include being the AVID District Director, AP (Advanced Placement) and College Board Coordinator, NCAA Administrator, TAPS Coordinator, PLC Coordinator, Late-Start and Professional Development Coordinator, Curriculum Coordinator and Illuminate Coordinator. Additionally, I provide support to teachers and immensely enjoy the opportunities I have to spend with students.
Our students face a unique challenge as they strive to be prepared for college and career in the 21st century. Our staff is ready to face that challenge alongside our students and we look forward to partnering with you in that endeavor as well. If you have a few moments, feel free to browse our Chowchilla Union High School website and see what CUHS has to offer our young learners. Please feel free to contact me at any time and thank you for allowing me to serve as Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction.