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Doreen McKercher

Skyridge Knowledge Bowl


Our Skyridge Varsity Knowledge Bowl team competed valiantly at the District Knowledge Bowl Tournament on Thursday, March 20, earning a second place finish under the guidance of Coach Sam Greene! Congratulations on a great season Skyhawk knowledge bowlers! Lindsay Leetham (pictured) and Jordan Chase earned top honors as their team took home the “International” District Championship – Congrats! Pictured competing in the championship round are Chris Xia, Noah Thompson, Jason Liu and Sarah Wells-Moran.

CEF Auction Chair needed

That’s right – the CEF Auction never sleeps. Believe it or not, preparations for the 2014 Auction are well underway. In fact, the date and venue have already been secured, but one piece is missing: a co-chair for the committee. Or maybe we should say a dynamic co-chairing duo. Three-year alum Mandy Huth has committed to co-chairing this year’s auction in a supporting role, but she needs a person who will take over the reins.  If you have been looking for a good way to get seriously involved in fundraising in Camas, this may be the job for you! See this job description for more detail about what’s involved, and contact Mandy at  if you are at all curious.

Skyridge PTO: what a team!

Here at Skyridge we are fortunate to have an incredible PTO that support our students and staff in countless ways throughout the school year!

Their efforts include, but are not limited to, various fundraisers providing annual PTO grants to Skyridge which directly support student learning, providing spirit wear purchase opportunities, volunteering throughout the year for school and classroom events and activities, supporting our athletic and extracurricular activities programs, providing staff appreciation treats and recognition, and providing classroom supplies mid-year. This year they took on improving our large front entry planters and are supporting a native garden project which is currently being developed.

If you would like to get involved, please send an email to and get connected
with other Skyridge parents, staff and students!

Girls B-Ball launches into new season

The Skyridge Girls’ Basketball team took to the hardwood for their season opener and walked away with 4 wins.  The Skyridge sweep was more impressive. The teams combined scores almost toppled into the double century mark…. with 196 points scored, the Skyridge Girls lit up the board draining bucket after bucket.  Great hustle and unselfish team play rounded out the effort and made for a dynamic display of athleticism by Skyridge. Go Hawks!

Thanks PTO!

Our staff are very appreciative of your thoughtfulness and scrumptious treats!


Andrew Jackson Rap

In March, Skyridge students were studying Andrew Jackson and the effects he had on American democracy. As a checkpoint assessment after one section of this unit, Rachel Higgins put together a remarkable rap video. It is quick and we guarantee a laugh. Best of all, this video is also a reminder that our kids do amazing things when given choice in how they show what they have learned.

Big Learning for Little Learners

Please join us for an evening of family-focused learning activities to support early learning and school readiness skills. This program is open to young learners ages 3-6 in the Camas School District. We will focus on early literacy and math skills and provide free materials for you to take home and use to continue the learning at home. Space is limited to the first 40 families.


Tuesday, March 5, 2013
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Helen Baller Elementary School
1954 NE Garfield Street
Camas, WA 98607

Please register by completing the form and returning it to Helen Baller Elementary. The form can be returned by e-mail to, mailed, or dropped off in the school office.


Childcare and refreshments provided!


Registration Form (Word) (PDF)