On April 14 our Science Olympiad Team competed against the top 20 middle school teams in Washington State. Overall, our team took 13th place with most of our students earning a medal in at least one of their events which included: Microbe Mission, Keep the Heat, Magnetic Levitation, and Rockets. Good job, Sky Hawks!
Athletes/Students- We are asking you to get at least three (3) signups. The cards are available in the main office at Skyridge. If you can get more please do so. Talk to your relatives or neighbors.
More information is available at the main office at Skyridge.
Time to get excited about Skyridge Track! The season starts right after Spring Break. Everyone participates and you can choose up to 4 events to compete in. Be sure and get your paperwork in early. This year will be special. Skyridge and Liberty will be hosting the GSHMSL Track Championships at Doc Harris Stadium on May 31. This event will be attended by all 8 schools that make up our legue; Skyridge, Liberty, Shahala, Cascaee, Wy’East, Pacific, Frontier and Covington. If you want to be part of a great team, sign up now. Mrs. Button has all of the information you need in the main office.
For further information, you can visit Coach Condon’s track website at : http://www.skyridgetrack.com/ or contact Mr. Foster at 833-5850 or Mrs. Button at 833-5800.
The 10th annual Camas Educational Foundation Phone-A-Thon is being held Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday, February 21 – 23 from 6:30-8:30 PM at the District Offices. Studetn and adult volunteers will call household in the Camas School District to ask for financial support.
CEF has raised more than $177,000 in the events’ first nine years. This year they are hoping to raise $18.000 and are looking for corporate or individual donors to match pledges received over the phone. For those who work for companies that support charities with corporate matches, CEF is a qualifying charity.
Funds raised go to our schools for innovative curriculum enhancements in the areas of basic reading, math and science, writing and literature, foreign languages, arts, social studies, history and more.
The vounteer phone callers will be prepared to share more about CEF and its support of our children’s education in Camas. Please consider making a donation; every penny is appreciated.
For more information, you can visit CEF on the web at www.camascef.org.
Our Camas School District middle school students were recently provided the opportunity by our food service provider, Sodexo, in conjunction with our health services staff to participate in “Cook It Up Healthy Challenge!” Students submitted recipes and finalists prepared their creations for judging. The theme was “Heart-Healthy Breakfast” and selection criteria included heart healthy, easy to follow, originality and likely appeal. Leona Yazdidoust, a 7th grade student here at Skyridge was the Grand Prize winner! Prize recipients included:
Grand Prize – Leona Yazdidoust, Skyridge 7th Grade: Breakfast Wrap
People’s Choice – Meagan Garner, Liberty 6th Grade: Eating Well Waffles
Heart Healthy – Tyler Garrity, Liberty 6th Grade: Banana Oat Breakfast Cookie
Originality – Alexis Murray, Liberty 6th Grade: Breakfast Fruity Faces
Student Friendly – Jeffrey Niquette, Liberty 7th Grade: Bodacious Berry Smoothie
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.
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.