Chris Rugg and Cascade students

Who’s your star polisher? “Mr. Chris Rugg,” say two Cascade Middle School students.

“He is always happy and smiling,” writes Wyatt. “Every time he walks past me, he says hi or waves, and it wakes a difference in my day.”

“He has changed our school a lot and made a difference in all the grade levels,” writes Gavin. “He is a great principal, and I hope he stays.”

When Cascade’s staff and students connect, our stars shine!

As part of our district’s focus on student connectedness, we shared part of a poem called “The Star Polisher” with our middle school students and invited them to consider how Longview Public Schools staff have made a difference to them. Read about more of our stars and star polishers here.