Dear Future Skyridge Families,
Please join us on Wednesday, May 3, for our Skyridge Incoming 6th Grade Parent Informational Meeting. Our administrators are looking forward to sharing with you what our newest Skyhawks will be learning and experiencing next year. This meeting will be held in the Tom Wallenborn Gym at 6 PM. Please be advised that this is a parent only event and carpooling is encouraged.
Clint Williams, Principal
Dean Strawn, Associate Principal
Josh Altmiller, Dean of Students
On Saturday April 15th, the Science Olympiad Team competed in twenty-five academic events at the Washington State, Science Olympiad Tournament, at Highline College, in Des Moines, Washington.
At Regionals in March, two Skyridge teams, and Liberty took the top 3 spots and qualified to compete at State. This is the second year in a row that 2 Skyridge teams have qualified for State, and is quite an accomplishment.
The Skyhawks then faced the other top twenty middle school teams from around the state (twenty-two teams competed).
Events are science and engineering focused; some students competed in building bottle rockets, hover crafts, and ultra light airplanes, while others were tested on their knowledge in a variety of scientific fields.
After finishing 4th and 14th last year, the Skyhawks trophied this year, placing 3rd and 13th, a Camas best for the middle school division!
Interestingly, the team’s win was achieved by a broad, above average performance by everyone involved, and in the end, the Blue Team’s final point totals beat out many teams that had won first place medals in individual events. A great lesson, and truly a great team effort.