Stories tagged with: Cassandra McDonald

June 7, 2015 - 8:06pm
4 weeks 15 hours ago

CASS Camp is back for their 12th year of performing arts, business, and leadership training.

The camp will run through Friday for campers grades K-12. Those in the performing arts will learn about music of all genres the industry. Those interested in business and leadership will learn about etiquette, debate, and speech. CEO and Director of CASS camp Cassandra McDonald said the camp is all about showing youth they can do anything they set their mind to.

"It's a chance...

May 14, 2015 - 5:49pm
7 weeks 4 days ago

An international tenor is coming to Zanesville to give two separate performances.

Jesús Hernández began his career as an opera singer in the year 2008. Hernández will be performing at the Buckingham House on Saturday at 7PM. All of the proceeds will go toward the CASS-MIND Academy. Hernández told us what it means for him to be able to take part.

"It's kind of leaving a little piece of me into something this big. It's kind of like putting a little stone into something that is...

April 26, 2015 - 8:47pm
10 weeks 18 hours ago

One local group gave the community the opportunity to enjoy the sun today!

The C.A.S.S. M.I.N.D. Academy had an Autism Walk at the Buckingham House on Moxahala Avenue. Those who attended enjoyed food, live music, the chance to meet an intervention specialist and an educational opportunity to learn more about what autism is. CEO Cassandra McDonald says all of the money raised goes back to the academy's cause.

"It goes toward the tuition and the things that we need to help out...

April 23, 2015 - 8:08pm
10 weeks 3 days ago

Tamara Brown of the Black Theater Workshop of Montreal made a visit to Zanesville.

The purpose of her visit was to familiarize herself with the Zanesville area and promote the CASS-Mind Academy, the Pure Arts Center and the new Putnam Project for her summer workshop. Brown will be directing these summer programs.

"What we'll be doing is we'll be doing some acting and movement and theater workshops with youth ages 16 to 18, 5 days a week and it's really an incredible...

June 8, 2014 - 7:45pm
1 year 3 weeks ago

An award winning Zanesville camp is gearing up for this year's session which begins Monday.

CASS Camp runs through Friday at Hallowed Hills. While it is celebrating its 11th anniversary, camp CEO Cassandra McDonald said this year's camp is new and improved.

"CASS Camp stands for Creating Artists, Stimulating Success," she said.  "For several years we were just a performing camp, but now we are slash business. So we're business, art, and music. We have a...

April 27, 2014 - 8:38pm
1 year 9 weeks ago

Balloons, puzzles and people scattered the lawn at the CASS Mind Academy's Autistic Learning Center Sunday afternoon.

Nearly 200 people came out to the first ever Autism Walk hosted by the school. The event was a way for the community to become familiar with all of the programming that the newly established center has to offer. It also allowed local children and their parents to let loose and have fun.

"This is our conclusion of our Autism Awareness month. We had an affair...

December 17, 2013 - 10:56pm
1 year 28 weeks ago


CASS MIND Academy is now the first organization in Muskingum County to offer an Autistic Learning Center and this past weekend and Tuesday, the school had an open house for interested or current families.

CASS MIND CEO, Cassandra McDonald said her hope is to educate autistic children by identifying their needs. She said what is different about the center, versus a classroom setting, is it is based on each individual.

"Every child has their own individual curriculum,...

December 3, 2013 - 10:05pm
1 year 30 weeks ago

The CASS MIND mentoring service is in its sixth year of establishment and Tuesday night, its members celebrated with a Christmas party and talent show!

The CEO and director of CASS MIND Academy, Cassandra McDonald says Muskingum University students come to the Bethel Mission Lower Putnam Community Center every Tuesday to work with and mentor children from fourth grade through high school.

"What they do is, they mentor them, help them with homework and they address issues...

October 17, 2013 - 6:14pm
1 year 37 weeks ago

Area youth will have the once in a life time opportunity to train with professional designers and models at this year's Project Runway Ready event.

This is the 2nd annual fashion show that the Buckingham House will present. Season 10 Project Runway contestant and Zanesville native, Nathan Paul will preview some of his latest designs.

"Oh an experience, he'll be here, he is bringing his Christmas line, his seasonal line and his spring line as well, so he is bringing the...

September 10, 2013 - 5:58pm
1 year 42 weeks ago

On Sunday, several young performers from the CASS MIND Academy, danced, sang and even mimed in a competitive talent contest at the Buckingham House.

KKIS or Keep Kids in School, was the first talent competition for the academy, where donors provided school supplies for children who need them. A panel of four judges evaluated the contestants based on their stage presence, technical ability, costume, creativity and more.

"They were judged on criteria factors,” said CEO...

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