English

 

Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Our goal in the English Language Arts department is to produce graduates with the communication skills necessary to succeed in the workplace and in life.



Bill Svehlak teaches English III and AP English Language and Composition. Mr. Svehlak has taught at Castleberry High School for ten years. He was born and raised with three sisters in the Oak Cliff neighborhood of Dallas, Texas. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Texas Tech in 1991. In 2001, Mr. Svehlak went back to school, earning a master’s degree in English from The University of Dallas. Many cold nights driving from his garage apartment to the university across town in winter with no heater in his car makes him appreciate the reward that comes from sacrifice. Mr. Svehlak believes in the potential of every student to achieve any goal they set.

Wondering if the CHS Library has your latest favorite read? Search our catalog from home…or wherever your Internet access allows!

Checking out a book from the CHS Library is now available at your fingertips! The CHS Library is proud to offer a growing selection of ebooks. These books can be accessed from most Internet-searchable devices (except Iphones), providing students and staff with access to reading and research material 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To check out ebooks, students should use their ID number for their username and the word "password" for their password. For more information or assistance with the ebooks, see Mrs. Daily in the CHS Library.

ALWAYS A SURE BET! Check out the library’s collection of the 2012 TAYSHAS award-winning titles. The purpose of the TAYSHAS program is to motivate young adults to become lifelong readers and to participate in the community of readers in Texas. The TAYSHAS books are selected each year from hundreds of titles by librarians across the state and represent the best current reads in young adult literature. The list includes both fiction and nonfiction, so regardless your taste, you’re sure to find something delectable here.

Need some information on the latest hot topics? InfoTOPIA has created links to easy research on current popular research trends. Included in this list are topics such as September 11, the Holocaust, Global Warming,the Atlantic Slave Trade, the Civil Rights Movement, and more! In addition, InfoTOPIA has added a page dedicated to unbiased information on the 2012 US Presidential Election. It includes comprehensive information on each of the candidates, parties, and platforms and even includes a survey to determine which candidate most aligns with your personal beliefs. InfoTOPIA is a completely free, Google-alternative search engine that includes only websites recommended by librarians, teachers, and educational and library consortia.

Jace Daily
Librarian
Castleberry High School
817.252.2133