Stories tagged with: Cassandra McDonald

June 8, 2014 - 6:45pm
38 weeks 4 days 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 - 7:38pm
44 weeks 4 days 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 - 9:56pm
1 year 11 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 - 9:05pm
1 year 13 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 - 5:14pm
1 year 19 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 - 4:58pm
1 year 25 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...

July 27, 2013 - 5:22pm
1 year 31 weeks ago

A school for visionaries is starting a new program to encourage the youth to follow their dreams.

The C.A.S.S M.I.N.D Academy started their Young Entrepreneurs series on Saturday with Madison Simons, a 16 year old college student, jockey and musician. Simons owns her own horse and taught other children the fundamentals of horse riding.She plans on using all of the money she raised for charity.

"Today we are going to teach them about the basics. We are going to show them how...

June 10, 2013 - 3:57pm
1 year 38 weeks ago

The visionary school for creative students is having its 10th annual camping trip at Hallowed Hills Campground starting Monday. Kindergartners and high schoolers will be learning all types of skills to help them them achieve success and bring out their talents.

"It's Creating Artists Stimulating Success and then we have a second department which is M.I.N.D., Making Impact Negotiating Decisions and that's our business," said Cassandra McDonald, CEO of C.A.S.S. Camp.


August 8, 2012 - 4:46pm
2 years 29 weeks ago

A new visionary school is now open to help at-risk students in the area.

The new C.A.S.S./M.I.N.D. Academy held its ribbon cutting Wednesday at the Alvah Buckingham House on Moxahala Avenue.

CEO Cassandra McDonald said the school focuses on showing students that despite past choices in life, it's still possible to be a contributing member of society.

"There's a gift that everyone has and we want to accentuate that and see that they have an opportunity to have their...

May 14, 2012 - 10:49am
2 years 42 weeks ago

Zanesville High School seniors were given tips on how to succeed in college and successfully enter the workforce.

Mind Your Own Business CEO Cassandra McDonald spoke about encouraging children to make goals, believe in themselves to succeed as they move on past high school.

"Every decision that you make impacts your life,what we really emphasized today were that words have power," said McDonald.

McDonald offers CASS-MIND Academy, a year round program to get...

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