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Welcome to our PodCACHE

  • Welcome to the PodCACHE, Cache County School District's official podcast. Join hosts Gary Thomas (Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education) and Tim Smith (Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education) as they cruise Cache Valley and visit with CCSD schools, staff, and students to highlight all the great things that are happening in our District. 


  •  Tim Smith and Gary Thomas with a group of Ridgeline astronomy students

    January 31, 2023: Making Contact with the International Space Station

    Have you ever dreamt of talking to a real-life astronaut? For one CCSD astronomy teacher and her students, this dream is about to come true. On February 7, 2023, Ridgeline High School students and faculty will participate in an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact. They will have the opportunity to talk to Josh Cassada, a crew member on the Station. In this PodCACHE episode, Tim and Gary head to Ridgeline to talk with astronomy teacher, Emma “Super” Smith, and several of her students about this once-in-a-lifetime event.

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  •  Tim Smith, Sara Miranda, Taryn McEuen, Gary Thomas

    January 17, 2023: Swimming her way to the Paralympics: Ridgeline High School junior, Sara Miranda

    Most of us can’t imagine swimming without the use of our legs, but Ridgeline High School student, Sara Miranda, not only does it, she excels at it. In fact, Miranda is an accomplished swimmer who competes in Paralympic games for Costa Rica. In this episode of the PodCACHE, Gary and Tim sit down with Sara to learn more about how her hard work and determination are taking her to incredible places.

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  •  Kim Mills and Gary Thomas

    January 3, 2023: The Influence of a Teacher: Early childhood educators Hannah Cobabe and Kim Mills

    Early childhood teachers have a special role in the education of young children: they are building foundations for learning during the most rapid phase of their students’ growth and development. In this episode of the PodCACHE, Tim and Gary talk with Hannah Cobabe and Kim Mills, two early childhood teachers from Providence Elementary. Discover how Hannah and Kim engage and inspire their students, and learn why early childhood classrooms are the only place these two teachers want to be.

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  •  Tim Smith and Gary Thomas with Cache Education Foundation Director Teri Lewis

    December 20, 2022: A Foundation of Giving to Education

    For nearly 35 years, the Cache Education Foundation (CEF) has partnered with Cache County School District, offering grants, awards, and scholarships to teachers and students. In this episode of the PodCACHE, Gary and Tim visit with CEF's Executive Director, Teri Lewis, to discuss the incredible impact of the Foundation and our generous community. They even drop in on this year's Christmas Tree Jubilee fundraiser!

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  •  Carol White with former student, Rob Campbell

    December 6, 2022: The Influence of a Teacher: Honoring Carol White and her 50 years as an educator

    Many of us fondly remember a favorite teacher who had a profound impact on our lives. Often, this special teacher's influence lasts well beyond our time in their classroom. In this episode of The PodCACHE, Tim and Gary visit with Spring Creek Middle School language arts teacher Carol White. Carol's career as an educator spans over fifty years, and she is a "treasure trove" of experience and memories. Learn why Carol says she "hasn't worked a day of her life," and then listen in on her tender reunion with a former student.

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  •  Tim Smith with Ridgeline custodians Josh Hansen and Dusty Lowe

    November 22, 2022: Clean Team: The Contribution and Impact of CCSD Custodians

    In this episode, Tim and Gary visit custodians at Ridgeline High School and Millville Elementary and explore how a school custodian's impact reaches far beyond simply keeping the halls and classrooms clean.

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  •  Tim Smith and Gary Thomas interview educator, Sandy Curtis

    November 8, 2022: STEAM/STEM Education and Integration in our Schools

    In this episode, Tim and Gary head to Nibley Elementary for the school's STEAM Night. Listen in as they interview teachers, students, families, and community partners to discover more about the fun and valuable opportunities that STEAM/STEM integration in our schools can offer. As a special bonus, we'll hear the students of Canyon Elementary's Canyon Colt Choir sing a heartfelt patriotic song to honor veterans.

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  •  Gary Thomas interviews a student

    October 25, 2022: School Spirit! Students and teachers share what they love about their CCSD school

    In our very first episode, Tim and Gary cruise to the northern end of Cache Valley to visit White Pine Elementary, North Cache Middle, and Green Canyon High School. They'll stop in a variety of classes--including Kindergarten, 5th grade, PE, business, music, life skills, and more--to discover what gets students and teachers excited about their school. Join us as we rally up some school spirit!

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PodCACHE Production Team

  • Many thanks to our PodCACHE Production Team: Jenda Nye, Katie Varga, and Baileigh Beebe