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Castlewood High School has been recognized as Virginia Naturally School


Great news! The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries’ Virginia Naturally School Recognition Program is proud to recognize Castlewood High School as a Virginia Naturally School. Schools currently receiving this recognition have demonstrated exemplary efforts to promote civic pride through knowledge of the community history in the area in which they reside. Forty eight schools are being recognized this year; four schools have been part of the program for more than a decade. Virginia Naturally Schools must meet specific requirements which increase with each successive year a school achieves this recognition. This is the 3rd year Castlewood High School has received this honor.


All schools meeting first year requirements as a Virginia Naturally School have qualified in four areas: administrative support, staff development and curricular integration, resource conservation efforts, and school/community based project. Additional requirements for schools qualifying beyond the first year include: documentation of efforts to secure library materials/equipment to help students learn about the environment and to enhance field studies; developing instructional settings/outdoor classrooms; and developing community partnerships with area business, parent teacher organizations, and area civic groups. Schools continuing their efforts receive a pennant imprinted with a symbol of our Commonwealth.


One of the hallmarks of Castlewood High School’s environmental program is our dedication to preserving wetlands Estonoa, establishing on outdoor classroom, and encouraging recycling.


Team Estonoa
3126 Deacon Drive
Post Office Box 66
St. Paul, Virginia 24283

Terry Vencil
Wetlands Estonoa Exec. Director
CHS Science Teacher
Team Estonoa Mentor