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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.

Skyhawk Football

Our Skyhawks defended their Paper Cup title on Tuesday, October 18, and continue to be reigning champions! Many spectators turned out to cheer on their team and exhibit school spirit!

The District Football Extravanganza will be held this Saturday, October 22, at Doc Harris Stadium. Our Skyhawks will compete against Pacific at 3 PM. Ticket costs will be $3 for adults, $2 for students without ASB, $1 for students with ASB and seniors, and children under 12 will have free admission. Come and join the fun as our Skyhawks compete for further victory!

Annual Skyridge vs. Liberty Paper Cup

Our annual Paper Cup football game is coming soon. Come and join the fun on Tuesday, October 18, at the Doc Harris Stadium at 6:30 pm!

To order PTO sponsored spirit wear for this event, click on the following link:

2011 Paper Cup Spirit Wear

Orders are due Monday, October 17. Please turn them into the Skyridge main office. Go Skyhawks!

Skyridge ASB Magazine Fundraiser

Our annual ASB magazine sale fundraiser is now in progress with subscription turn in days on Thursday, October 6; Tuesday, October 11; and Thursday, October 13. You can shop online and support us today by visiting http://www.qsp.com/, click on ‘Shop now’, under Supporters and enter school code #11154506. ASB funds are used to support Skyridge student events and activities. Participation is voluntary and we thank you for your support!

CEF Auction Tickets Available Now!

The annual Camas Educational Foundation Auction will take place on Saturday, October 15, at Camas’ own Fairgate Inn, right behind Dorothy Fox Elementary. The event includes a silent and live auction as well as live entertainment. You can register for the Auction at www.CEFCamas.org. If you can’t attend, but would like to buy a raffle ticket or make a donation, you can that there as well. More information and a link to the CEF site can be found from the Camas School District homepage.

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