Skyridge Admin Team
Camas schools will close 3 hours early today due to inclement weather. There will be no PM Kindergarten, PM Preschool, or afternoon/evening activities (this includes all athletic events and practices). Students will be released from Skyridge at 11:45 AM today after having lunch. The scheduled parent information meeting for travel to Poland which was scheduled for this evening will be rescheduled.
Knowledge Bowl is kind of like a team Jeopardy competition. Our Knowledge Bowl team consists of 3 or more smaller teams which compete against other teams from neighboring schools. Trivia topics include math, science, history, English and social studies. Practice begins on Monday, February 3, and will be held Monday-Thursday from 3:15-4:00 PM in Room 206. Make sure you have your paperwork turned into Mrs. Button in our main office before participating.
Camas Middle Schools are gearing up to send students to Poland this summer through our Sister City Exchange Program. An informational meeting will be held Thursday, February 6. Students and families are encouraged to join in the Liberty Middle School library at 7 PM to hear more about this unique opportunity.
The Sister City Exchange Program has been active in Camas for over 30 years. This year, 10-12 students along with district and parent chaperones will travel to the southern part of Poland near Krakow. Tentative dates for this year’s trip are June 18-28. Information regarding trip expenses and details will be discussed at the February 6 meeting.
Camas Schools are closed for the remainder of today due to adverse weather. Students riding buses will be released from Skyridge and Liberty Middle Schools at 11:20 AM; the high schools at 11:00 AM; and elementary schools at 12:30 PM. NO PM kindergarten or preschool. Parents who wish to pick up students can do so now. All after school athletics and activities are cancelled.
Skyridge 2013-14 Yearbooks will be available for prepurchase during the Winter Blitz which begins on Monday, December 9, and concludes on Friday, December 20, 2013. During the Winter Blitz, you will receive a FREE engraved nameplate to identify your book. The current cost is $25 with checks made payable to Skyridge Middle School or cash. Come to the main office to reserve your copy now for distribution in June. During our Spring Blitz, the cost will increase to $30 (no nameplate).
You are invited to attend our upcoming Skyridge concerts! Our Band Holiday Concert will be held on Wednesday, December 11, and our Choir Winter Concert on Thursday, December 19. Both will begin at 7 PM at the CHS Theatre. Please come and enjoy the festive music!
It is time to “Stuff the Bus!” Now through December 13 our Skyridge students are collecting non-perishable food items to make a difference for others in need within our Camas community.
All donations received through December 6 will be included in our annual “Stuff the Bus” competition between Camas and Washougal cities and school districts. Bins are placed throughout the communities and donations collected. On the final day, which this year occurs on December 6, buses from each school district weight in on truck scales, then journey throughout their district to gather the donated food items and return to the scales for final weight in and celebration. The real winners are the communities, individuals in need and students which experience compassion during this competitive process. This long-standing rivalry between the Camas and Washougal communities has sparked enough generousity to feed many! Last year 85,000 pounds of food was collected!
Please remember that the following days in November are non-school days!
Monday, November 11; in observation of our Veterans’ Day Holiday
Wednesday through Friday, November 27-29; in observation of Thanksgiving
Students, staff and parents are invited to share your Skyridge photos! “HJ Eshare” is a photo drop box designed for you to contribute photos of special Skyridge moments. Share photos at www.hjshare.com and enter school code: skyhawks. And, yes, they make an app for that! Check out the eShare iPhone and Android apps in your respective app stores to contribute photos from mobile phones. The uploaded pictures can be retrieved by Skyridge yearbook staff only. The photos may be used for the yearbook publication or other publications benefitting the Skyridge community.
Science Olympiad registration is now open. If you are interested, contact Mr. Hunting in room 204 for a registration packet. The first meeting will take place after school on Thursday, November 7, for about one hour. Registration will close on Tuesday, November 12 (No school on November 11).