Skyview High School

April Newsletter

April 18th and 19th -Parent/Teacher Conferences

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Thank you, voters!

Two levy measures that will continue funding for basic programs/services and technology were approved by Vancouver voters on Feb. 12. The education and operations levy passed with 64.49 percent support and the technology levy passed with 62.65 percent support. “I am extremely proud of our community,” said Board President Rosemary Fryer. “The passage of the levies shows the high regard our voters hold for our school district and the education of our children and youth.” For information about the levies, please visit

¡Gracias, votantes! Los votantes de Vancouver aprobaron el 12 de febrero dos medidas de recaudación fiscal que continuarán financiando los programas / servicios básicos y la tecnología. La recaudación fiscal para educación y operaciones se aprobó con un 64.49 por ciento de apoyo y la recaudación fiscal para tecnología se aprobó con un 62.65 por ciento de apoyo. “Estoy extremadamente orgullosa de nuestra comunidad”, dijo la Presidenta de la Junta Directiva, Rosemary Fryer. “La aprobación de las recaudaciones fiscales muestra el gran respeto que nuestros votantes tienen por nuestro distrito escolar y la educación de nuestros niños y jóvenes. Para obtener información sobre las recaudaciones fiscales, favor visitar:

Спасибо, избиратели! 12 февраля избиратели Ванкувера одобрили два налоговых сбора, которые позволят продолжить финансирование основных школьных програм/услуг и компьютерных технологий. Налоговый сбор в поддержку образования и деятельности школ получил поддержку 64.49% избирателей, а за сбор в поддержку компьютерных технологий проголосовали 62.65% избирателей. «Я очень горжусь жителями нашего района,» – сказала Президент Совета директоров Rosemary Fryer. –«Одобрение налоговых сборов показывает, насколько высоко наши избиратели ценят наш школьный район и получение образования нашими детьми и молодёжью». Для получение информации о налоговых сборах, пожалуйста, выйдите на на сайт

Ach kapasen kinisou ngeni meinisin ekkewe aramas re úttút! Mei wor ekkewe ruu mwonien takises aramas re úttút wón nón ewe Fapéwéri 12 an epwe sópwenó ne méni ach kei prokram nón sukkun me ekkewe pisekin technology. Mei tori úkkúkkún 64.49% aramas re úttútt wón ewe mwonien takises an epwe sópwenó ne ánisi mwékútúkútún me angangen sukkun. Mei pwan tori úkkúkkún 62.65% aramas re úttútt wón ewe ew mwonien takises an epwe sópwenó ne ánisi niwinin pisekin technology. Chóóchón ach ewe board ren President Rosemary Fryer e apasa pwe “Ngang úwa men unusen pwapwaeásini aramasan iká chóóchóón nón ach ei neni”. A pwan apasa pwe “Ekkei mwonien takises e ketiw, mei pwáranó an ekkewe chóón úttútt aúcheani ach kei sukkun me an néúr kewe semirit me kúkkún sukkun”. Ren tichikin póróusan ekkei mwonien takises, ouse mochen nó ngeni ach ewe website ren

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Skyview's DECA team will be traveling to the National Convention in Florida April 27-May 1
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A Message from our Cafeteria Staff:

Parents please check your student's lunch accounts, we have 118 students owing money on their account.

Letters will be going home on the 1st of May about each account if not paid by then, no matter the amount owing from less then a dollar and up.

If you have a question about your students lunch account please contact Judy Amituanai, Kitchen Manager at 313-4209 between 6:00 am to 1:30 pm.

Boundary Exceptions

In-District Boundary Exceptions for students NEW to Skyview in the fall of 2019 will be accepted starting May 1.

The form can be found at:

Also being accepted on May 1st, 2019

-Out of District Boundary Exceptions for current Skyview students who live outside of the Vancouver Public School Boundary. These must be renewed yearly.

-Out of District Boundary Exceptions for any student who is NEW to Skyview HS.

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Cross Country

Five members of our cross country team got together on a chilly February Saturday morning and ventured to the Oregon Coast to participate in the Three Capes Marathon relay. Seniors Ella Abbruzzese and Presley Timmons joined freshmen runners Grace Leonard, Samantha Williams and Phoebe Abbruzzese in teaming together to run 26.2 miles along the rugged terrain between Tillamook and Pacific City. The girls finished in first place among female high school teams and they had a great time supporting one another while running up and over three different capes with beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean along the run. Cross country is open to all Skyview students and everyone who enjoys being part of a friendly team is welcome to join. The runners meet regularly during the summer to run together.

If you're interested, please contact Chris Erdman or Bob Brands.

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Dear Skyview Community:

Skyview is investing in our students by partnering with Microsoft Philanthropies TEALS Program to build and grow our Computer Science program. There are more than 500,000 open computer science positions without qualified talent to fill them across all industries. We are trying to help ensure our students at Skyview have access to the necessary education to ensure a successful future. One of our goals at Skyview is to offer a wide variety of Computer Science Courses that are open to all students.

Microsoft Philanthropies TEALS is a program that recruits, mentors, and places passionate technology professionals into high school classrooms as volunteer instructors. These volunteers bring subject matter expertise and will join a classroom teacher to teach computer science together. TEALS provides training for both parties, rigorous curricula, and opportunities for students to continue their education outside of the classroom.

Are you a computer science professional who wants to help develop the next generation of computer scientists? Come learn more about the Microsoft Philanthropies TEALS Program and how coding pros like you are changing lives as TEALS volunteers!

TEALS volunteers work directly with classroom teachers to help them build and grow their CS teaching capacity through yearlong support and training to inspire the next generation of innovators and computer scientists.

Skyview has the need for a volunteer to help teach the AP Computer Science A (Java) class, but there are other schools that need your help too, and not just with Java. If you’re interested in learning more about the opportunity to help shape students’ career opportunities – all while having fun – come learn how TEALS might be the right fit for you!

There is information on the next page about a Volunteer Info. Luncheon and how you can get more information about TEALS.

If you have any questions about TEALS or Computer Science Courses at Skyview, please contact Kim Hansen,, 360-313-4200, x4268

TEALS Volunteer Info Luncheon

Tuesday, April 16th

11:30 - 12:30 Please feel free to forward to any

Vancouver Community Library CS Person that would be interested in

Skamania Room helping grow CS Education in Oregon!

901 C Street

Vancouver, WA

Lunch provided by TEALS

Register with this link, or contact Helen Henry,

If you can’t attend the luncheon, you can still sign up to volunteer and/or help:

· Read the Frequently Asked Questions,

· Watch the online volunteer session and apply at

· Forward this email to people you know who might be interested to let them know about the need for TEALS volunteers

If you have questions, please contact Helen Henry,, PNW TEALS Senior Regional Manager, for more information.

*Here are the Oregon and SW Washington schools that need your help:

*Here are the Oregon and SW Washington schools that need your help:

Madison High School

Aloha High School

Century High School

Portland Christian HS

Lake Oswego High School

Lakeridge High School

Lincoln High School

Seaside High School

Canby High School

Sheridan High School

Amity High School

Yamhill-Carlton High School

McKay High School

Cascades Sr. High School

Silverton High School

St Helens High School

Trinity Lutheran High School (Bend)


Corvallis High School

Sweet Home High School

Woodland (WA)

Itech (WA)

Kelso (WA)

CAM Battlefield (WA)

Kalama (WA)

Skyview (WA)

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Prevention IS A PARTY




4/19/19 FROM 8-10:30PM

Must present valid school ID, Apple Pass, or Firstenburg membership pass for entry (age verification)

Free food, swimming (bring your own locks for lockers), basketball, live DJ, video games, table game, & prizes

Open to all Clark County middle and high school students

Did you know April is Alcohol awareness month?

Each year, approximately 5,000 people under the age of 21 die because of underage drinking. This includes about 1,900 deaths from car accidents, 1,600 homicides, 300 suicides, and hundreds of other deaths due to accidents like falls, burns and drownings.

Youth and Drinking

  • One third of all twelfth graders have been drunk in the past 30 days.
  • Nearly four out of every five students (77%) have consumed alcohol by the end of high school.
  • In 2003, more than half (58%) of 12th graders reported having been drunk at least once in their life.
  • In 2003 the proportion of 12th graders who admitted drinking an alcoholic beverage in the past 30 days was 48%.
  • Perceived availability of alcohol by 12th graders has remained very high at 95%.
  • On average, college students may drink on fewer occasions than their non-collegiate peers, but they drink heavily on a more frequent basis than nonstudents.
  • The number of college students who do not drink has increased to approximately 20%.
  • Approximately one in three 18-to-24-year-olds admitted to emergency rooms for serious injuries is intoxicated.
  • About one-half of all fatal traffic crashes among those aged 18 to 24 involve alcohol.
  • The perception that alcohol use is socially acceptable correlates with the fact that more than 80% of American youth consume alcohol before their 21st birthday.20
  • In a recent study, 31% of students met criteria for a diagnosis of alcohol abuse and 6% for alcohol dependence in the past 12 months.
  • Alcohol is often not thought of as a drug.
  • Alcohol is the #1 misused drug in the U.S.
  • One third of homicides are associated with alcohol misuse.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our Prevention/Intervention Specialist, Donna Holland, at 360-313-5984 or by email

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Attendance TOP 5

1. You have 3 days to excuse an absence

2. To excuse – Bring a note to school or email

3. Excusable Reasons – Health care appointment, Illness, Family activity, Family emergency, Pre-arranged Absence.

4. Unexcused Absence – Arrive to class 15 minutes late, Leaving Skyview without checking out, Oversleeping, Car/transportation. These reasons will not be excused.

5. Students who have been to ANY classes during the school day MUST check out before leaving Skyview. Failure to do so will result in an unexcused absence. Regardless of later returning to school with a note from parent.

*NEW* Because of the volume of absences on assembly schedule dates, if your student needs to leave early, you must submit the request before 11:00 AM.

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Graduate Shout-Out

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Join the VPS team!

We are currently seeking substitute and permanent applicants for Paraeducator, Bus Driver, Nutrition Services, and Custodial. To view a complete job posting and apply, visit the district website; and select VPS Jobs. Qualified applicants will be invited to interview.

If you need assistance, please contact the Human Resources Department ( or 360-313-1080).

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