SKYRIDGE NEWSLETTER

FEBRUARY 2019

A MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL WILLIAMS

Hello Skyhawk Families!


When I looked at the date this morning, I was shocked to realize that January is over. This month always goes quickly, but this year was especially fast. We officially hit the 50% mark on our school year today and much like the gas tank in my car, the second half always seems to go quicker than the first half, so here we go!


Contributing to this phenomenon is the amount of activities happening in our building during this time of year. Our boys’ basketball teams are competing in games twice a week and will wrap up their season mid- month. Don’t worry, basketball fans! Our girls’ season will start with tryouts on February 8, 11 and 12. Our knowledge bowl teams competes throughout the month of February. And our Mock Trial team was at the courthouse in Vancouver on January 30 and 31 for their competition. To top it all off, our musical auditions recently concluded for the Lion King and the cast was announced. Mark your calendars for April 26 and 27 to catch this great show!


The month of February also means new things for our current 8th graders as they prepare to leave middle school and begin their high school journeys. With three high schools in the Camas School District, our students have a variety of options available to them and we will do our best in the next month to share these options with them and you. On February 22, we will take all of our 8th grade students on a tour of all three campuses. This will give them a chance to see each school and help them make the choice that best fits their needs. This will be followed by a parent night where you can ask questions of the principals of those schools, as well. This is just the beginning. Watch our website and check our school Facebook and Instagram accounts for other upcoming meeting dates for future 9th graders as they come available.


Finally, I want to close by sharing a link with you. With all of the talk about measles in Clark County, our district has added a frequently asked questions page to our website. Click here for more information. Right now, we do not have a confirmed case of the measles within the Camas School District, but there is still good information on this site.


Go Skyhawks!

Clint Williams

NATIONAL GEOBEE BUILDING CHAMPION

Our annual Skyridge Geographic Bee building competition was held during an all school assembly on January 14, 2019. Ishan Mehta, an 8th grader, won the school-level competition and a chance at a $50,000 college scholarship. Other building level competitors included Thys Jensen, Sam Goyzman, Nhan Truong, Karli Kiesenhofer, Jason Klein, Matthew Sitler, Lisel Shyam, Marilyn Green, and Shiven Friedeman .

FEBRUARY CALENDAR EVENTS

Feb 5—Informational Meeting—Middle School Options 6 PM in the Skyridge Library

Feb 8, 11-12—Girls Basketball Tryouts

Feb 8&9 - Little Art Camas event downtown Camas

Feb 9—Science Olympiad Chinook Invitational in Seattle

Feb 11—Intramurals Season 3 begins after school

Feb 14—LATE START

Classes begin at 11 AM. Buses pick up 2 hrs. later than normal.

Feb 14—District Tournament—8th Grade A Boys BB

Feb 15 & 18—NO SCHOOL—Presidents Day

Feb 19—District Tournament—Knowledge Bowl

Feb 20—Five Guys PTO Fundraiser

Feb 20—High School Options—Informational meeting for 8th grade parent meeting @ Liberty Middle School 6:30PM (also offered Feb 25 @ Skyridge Middle School)

Feb 21—Band Instrument Step Up Night 5PM

Feb 22– 8th grade students visit CHS, Hayes, & Discovery

Feb 25 -High School Options—Informational meeting for 8th grade parent meeting @ Skyridge Middle School 6:30PM (same meeting as Feb 20)

Feb 26—DHS Open House 10AM & 6:30PM

Feb 27—8th grade student/parent Math Science Technology Magnet Program informational meeting @ 6PM in CHS North Commons

Feb 27—IAA student/parent informational meeting @6PM in the IAA Annex (former Lacamas Heights Elementary 300 Pod)

Feb 28—LATE START

Classes begin at 11 AM. Buses pick up 2 hrs. later than normal.

Feb 28—Discovery High School Open House 1:30PM

SAVE THE DATE - MARCH CALENDAR EVENTS

Mar 1—Discovery High School Application Deadline


Mar 4—Odyssey Middle School Application Deadline

Mar 5 –IAA student/parent informational meeting @6PM in the IAA Annex (former Lacamas Heights Elementary 300 Pod)

Mar 7—Incoming 9th Grade CHS Open House 5-7:30PM

Mar 7—Parent Series: Arts@Home 6-7:30PM @OMS

Mar 8—Magnet Applications Due 3PM

PICKING UP STUDENTS EARLY

Reminder to families picking up students: Please email or call the office before 2 PM to notify staff. Picking up students during the final 30 minutes of the day without notice can take several minutes as students are in one of seven locations with flex study (ELA, math, science, health, gym, study hall, or library). Email Victoria.Wood@camas.wednet.edu or call 360-833-5806. Voice mail is checked often.

CONTACT US

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the staff in the main office at 360-833-5800, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.