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Skyridge Receives Washington State Achievement Award

For the third consecutive year, Skyridge is proud to announce that we are a recipient of the Washington State Achievement Award. This year we are recognized for overall excellence and an additional recognition in the area of science. When considering that one of the criteria measures our improvement from last year’s already impressive results, this is truly a remarkable accomplishment. The Washington Achievement Award is a joint venture of the Washington State Board of Education and the Officce of Superintendent of Public Instruction and is awarded to the top five percent of schools as measured by the Washington Achievement index.

Skyridge Awarded CEF Mini-Grant Today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to our Camas Educational Foundation for providing Skyridge with a $1,500 mini-grant! Congratulations to Ms. Gayle Cooper and our students as they move forward in creating a Native Garden for us to enjoy. This project will be completed in connection with our 7th grade Washington State history curriculum. Students will research native plants which Lewis and Clark identified in their journals and then plan, design and create a garden of native plants for our school. This project will be planned and implemented through various stages in conjuction with Clark County and Washington State agencies. The process will include having math students establish the design and measurements by applying their geometry skills, having our student body vote on the best design, and science classes grow the plants and work on irrigation, the soil and fertilizer balance, as well as sun and shade plant needs. Studying the types of native plants to Washington and following the journey of Lewis and Clark will enrich the 7th grade studies of Washington State history and provide an on-going opportunity for all to enjoy.

Important transportation notice:

Buses 2, 3, 10, 41, 44, 47 and 56 are currently at full ridership capacity and are closed to transporting any additional students. If your student has a unique transportation need arise, including transport to the JWR Boys & Girls Club and they are not currently riding any of these buses, please make other travel arrangements.

Eighth grade parent info night

CHS Parent Information Meeting
Monday, February 27
9:00 AM – or – 7:00 PM
CHS North Commons

Forecasting information and details regarding 9th grade classes will be provided. Come and learn about the CHS curriculum. Freshman advanced placement opportunities will be explained.

Inclement weather makeup day

This  is a reminder that February 17, 2012, is a built-in inclement weather makeup day on our district calendar. Since January 18 was declared a snow day, students will attend school on February 17. For kindergarteners, this will be a regular AM/PM Friday.

In the event that we experience another closure due to inclement weather, the next scheduled makeup day would be May 25. Any additional days inclement weather makeup days would occur at the end of the school year.

Join the Knowledge Bowl team!

Knowledge Bowl will begin practice on February 6, 2012. All participants need to have their paperwork turned in by Friday, February 3, 2012. Knowledge Bowl requires an ASB card, but you are not required to pay a participation fee.

Are you interested in traveling to Poland this summer?

Camas Middle Schools are gearing up to send students to Poland this summer through our Sister City Exchange Program. Our first informational meeting will be held Tuesday, February 21 at Liberty Middle School. Students and families are encouraged to join us in the library at 7:00 PM to hear more about this unique opportunity.

The Sister City Exchange Program has been active in Camas for over 30 years! We have a rich cultural relationship with our Sister Cities in both Japan and more recently Poland. This year, we are excited to take 10-12 students, along with district and parent chaperones, to the southern part of Poland near Krakow. This ten day exchange will provide a rich educational and cultural experience that will not only build positive relationships, but provide a life changing experience for our participating middle school students.

The tentative dates for this year’s exchange are June 21 through July 1. Information regarding trip expenses, travel details and our agenda will be discussed at our February 21 meeting.

We look forward to providing this amazing experience for our students and sharing more about this rich experience!

Liberty and Skyridge Middle School Athletic Update

Our first season is complete and both schools did a great job on the field as well as in the class room.  The Skyridge 8th grade football team went undefeated in league and also took top honors at the league football extravaganza.  In Girls Cross Country Skyridge and Liberty finished 2nd and 3rd in the District meet.  Liberty had the District champion in the 6th grade race and Skyridge the champion in the 7th grade race.

We had 55 girls compete in Cross Country at Skyridge and they maintained a GPA of 3.51.  34 girls competed at Liberty with a GPA of 3.48.  In football 27 Liberty boys competed with a GPA of 3.02.  At Skyridge 26 players had a GPA of 3.0.

Overall, 142 student athletes competed at Skyridge and Liberty during the first season.  They had a combined GPA of 3.36.

Second season is underway and it looks like we will have large numbers again in volleyball and wrestling.

Individual Highlights

–Marley Lafore went undefeated in league and won the Cross Country 7th grade District title for Skyridge

  • Emma Jenkins won the Cross Country District Championship for Liberty in the 6th grade division
  • Maddie Woodson set a Liberty school record of 8:58:18 and was the league’s best runner in the 8th grade division.
  • Skyridge Cross Country had a team GPA of 3.51 and is leading in the race for the Athletic Academic Award.