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Is your child interested in traveling to the East Coast? The Camas 8th grade trip is June 24 through July 1, 2012. There is an informational meeting this Thursday, September 22, at 7 PM in our Skyridge library. Students can pick up an informational flyer in the Skyridge main office. Contact Jeanette Romano with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are invited to attend our parent/guardian curriculum evening events. Our teachers look forward to sharing information with you regarding curriculum, major projects, grading and learning concepts. These are parent/guardian only events and carpooling is encouraged due to our limited parking.
6th Grade Curriculum Evening – Tuesday, September 20, 6:30-8 PM
7th/8th Grade Curriculum Evening – Thursday, September 29, 6:30-8 PM
We look forward to having you join us!
Details about the Skyridge back to school process have been mailed to our families. We are offering an orientation to all of our 6th grade students and new 7th and 8th grade students as well as dates and times for returning students to pick up their schedules and pay fees. The following links will provide you with access to the information which is coming your way. Please check your mailbox.
Our Skyridge office is now open for business! You are welcome to come in Monday through Friday to make purchases and pay fees. Schedule details include:
August 22-31; the office is open Monday through Friday; 8 AM-3PM
August 31; 6th grade and new 7th/8th grade students are invited to attend orientation from 6-8 PM. Parents and students should plan to stay for the entire event which will follow a structured itinerary including an informational session with administrators, distribution of student schedules. locating classrooms and meeting teachers, and the opportunity to purchase school items and pay fees. Refreshing smoothies will be available for purchase and sales will support the Skyridge PTO.
September 1; 7th/8th grade students may drop in to pick up schedules and pay fees, 8-9:30 AM and 1-6 PM (office closed 9:30 AM-12:30 for district-wide staff meeting).
September 2; 7th/8th grade students may drop in to pick up schedules and pay fees, 8 AM-6 PM.
Fees: Fitness Clothing $17 (required); Student Handbook $6 (required); Activity Fee per sport/extra curricular participation $30; ASB $25 (required if participating in a sport or extra curricular activity); Yearbook $25
Information will be arriving in your mailbox soon from Skyridge as well as bus details from our Transportation office.
We are proud to announce our 2011 Warren Award Recipients!
Hope Richter (pictured at left) is our Jackson Leadership Award recipient. Hope is a 4.0 student and is described as standing up for what is right even if she is standing alone. She is kind, compassionate and encourages others.
Zephry Lyne (pictured at right) received our Good Will Award. He is responsible, hard working and an exceptional leader. Zephry consistently volunteers to help others and is described as being the friend we all wish to have.
This year we are excited with the response from students and families for our Language Arts/Social Studies Pre-AP Class offerings. All students who have met the qualifications and received their notification letter, which will be mailed by the end of June, are required to complete a summer project by the first day of school, September 6, 2011. No late work will be accepted.
Summer projects are a fantastic way for students and their teachers to start the year off ready to discuss and learn together. The Pre-AP Language Arts/Social Studies class is structured to be an integrated learning environment, meaning students will practice and improve reading and writing skills through the content of history and social studies. The Summer Project is designed to prepare students for their first unit of study. Required reading is available at the public library, local bookstores and via the internet. Have a fantastic summer, we look forward to seeing some great Summer Projects September 6!
Mr. Blair, a health/fitness teacher here at Skyridge, will be attending his 30th high school reunion this summer in Ohio. Instead of flying or driving, he will be pedaling his road bike across the country! If you would like to “ride along” with him, visit his Facebook page. Mr. Blair plans to post daily comments/pictures during his ride. He will depart from Everett, WA, on June 23 and finish in Washington D.C. on August 5… 44 days, 14 states, 3,200 miles. Mr. Houston, also a Skyridge health/fitness teacher, and his family will ride across Washington state with Mr. Blair to make sure he gets a great start. Good luck, Mr. Blair!
Join the fun, experience Pacific Northwest natural landscapes, and get some exercise all in the name of supporting Camas kids!
Registration and details are available at the CEF website.
Our Skyridge athletes have had an outstanding year under the direction of our Athletic Coordinator, Bob Foster, and all of our dedicated coaches! Our program continues to grow each year. Here are some highlights from this year:
- 428 student athletes participated in sports this year
- The GPA average for all athletes is 3.49
- The Skyridge track team competes with 25% of our student body or 188 athletes
- The track team has a team GPA of 3.49
- The 8th grade Boys Basketball team led all teams with a GPA of 3.7
- 8th Football finished 4th
- 7th Girls Cross Country were League Champions
- 8th Girls Volleyball were League Champions and won the District Tournament
- 8th Girls Basketball were League Champions and also won the District Tournament
- 8th Boys Basketball finished 3rd in league and 4rd in the District Tournament
- Track is currently undefeated and looks to have a great District Meet on June 2