Please mark your calendar with the following:
Wednesday, August 27: 6th grade/New Student Orientation 5:30-8 PM (Parents and students should plan to stay for the entire event)
Thursday, August 28: 7/8th grade students may drop-in to pick up schedules and pay fees. 8 AM-3 PM
The Skyridge school office is now closed for summer break and will open on Monday, August 18, 8 AM-3 PM.
Please note that all school offices will be closed from 10 AM to 1 PM for a district-wide, all staff meeting on August 27.
We are proud to announce our
2013-2014 Warren Award Recipients!
Duy Vuong is our Good Will Award recipient! Duy has exemplified the definition of good will and compassion throughout his Skyridge journey. He is quick to help others and a pleasure to have in classes. Duy’s good nature, positive spirit and energy make him a magnetic force and his positive attitude is contagious. His friendliness is genuine and you can’t help but be transformed into a good mood when in his presence. He has a special way of making others around him feel valued and respected.
This year the Jackson Leadership Award winner is Anand (Krishnan) Nair. He consistently shares a positive attitude and willingness to go above and beyond the norm as he leads others by his kind example. Krishnan always offers a helping hand or listening ear to others. He consistently builds his peers up and supports them. His positive leadership, consistent smile, attention to detail, honesty, respect for peers and teachers, and work ethic consistently exemplifies inspirational leadership to others.
Skyridge office hours following release of students for the 2013-14 school year are:
Last Day of School, Tuesday, June 17: 8 AM – 11:30 AM
Wednesday-Friday, June 18-20: 8 AM – 3 PM
The office will reopen on Monday, August 18: 8 AM – 3 PM
Skyridge classes will release at 9:40 AM on the last day of school, Tuesday, June 17, and busses will depart at 9:50 AM.
Due to changes in Washington State law and our desire to better meet the needs of all of our students, the Camas School District will be implementing some changes to our advanced class offerings and highly capable programs for sixth grade students in the fall of 2014. Click the links below for more information and to apply.
Dear incoming 7th and 8th grade Parents:
The Camas School District offers a Pre-Advanced Placement (Pre-AP) program for Language Arts and Social Studies (LA/SS) and Advanced Math for 7th and 8th grade students. Both programs reflect high academic expectations and are available for seventh and eighth grade students. Click the links below for more information and to apply.
Skyridge marks completion of new native plant garden
Hundreds of students gathered outside Skyridge Middle School on Tuesday afternoon to celebrate Earth Day with the completion of a new native plant garden.
It was a festive scene just after 2 p.m. outside the school library as the Skyridge Jazz Band played upbeat tunes, the Skyhawk mascot peered over the rooftop to greet everyone, and students clapped and cheered. Principal Aaron Smith took a moment to speak about the history of a particularly significant native plant — the camas lily — before he and Associate Principal Clint Williams knelt to plant the last two camas lilies in the Skyridge Lewis and Clark native plant garden.
The ceremony marked the end of a project two years in the making that involved more than 150 students, said Gayle Cooper, a seventh-grade language arts and social studies teacher. Some students put plants and boulders directly into the soil, and many participated in the process of selecting just the right plant species for the spot.
Where a plain patch of grass once stood outside the school’s library, now beds of rhododendrons, trillium, vine maples and other native plants line a new zig-zag gravel pathway. Cooper also plans to add a couple of rustic arbors, benches, some birdhouses and perhaps an owl or bat house to the garden, she said.
Read more at The Columbian.