SKYRIDGE NEWSLETTER

MARCH 2019

A MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL WILLIAMS

Hello Skyhawk Families!


March often means the start of spring in many areas, but as I am typing this letter, I am watching snowflakes swirl around outside my window. Winter is definitely doing a good job of hanging on this year! Here’s to spring finally breaking through and to the new beginnings that it brings!


Speaking of new beginnings, March is also the time in the school year when we really start to look at next year. For our 8th graders, that means leaving Skyridge and moving onto high school. This can be an exciting, but scary time, especially for the parents. We will do our best to keep you updated on all of the happenings and make you aware of the options that await your students at any of the three high schools in the Camas School District. Keep checking our website, as well as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for more updates.


For our 6th and 7th graders, this is the time of year that some students challenge for a different math placement. As you may be aware, we are looking at our math pathways as a district to make sure we are meeting the needs of our students. In math, it is always a balancing act between keeping our students challenged and making sure that they are not moving too quickly. We want to make sure that they will be prepared for the math that awaits them in future years, which means a solid math base built in middle school. For that reason, we look at our program every few years to make sure what we are doing is beneficial to all students. For that reason, we are holding on our math challenge process at this point until we have a better picture from the committee examining current practices. We will keep you updated on the process, as we know more.


There is a lot happening at Skyridge over the next few months as we begin the process of wrapping up one year and looking forward to the next one. Please remember that May is a big month at school with Smarter Balanced Testing, so if you are planning a wonderful family vacation, please try to avoid pulling your students out for extended periods during that month. Finally, mark your calendars for April 26 and 27 so you do not miss our school musical, The Lion King. I have popped into rehearsals this week and I know it will be a great show.


As always, please contact us in the office if we can help in any way.

Go Skyhawks!

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.

CAMAS BOOSTERS SEEK NEW BOARD MEMBERS

The Camas Athletic Boosters are seeking new board members. This is a wonderful organization that supports all of the athletic teams in the Camas School District awarding thousands of dollars in grants to support our student athletes with items such as new equipment and uniforms.


Please check out the Camas Boosters website for more information or contact Bob Foster, Middle School Athletics Director, to learn more about applying.

SAVE THE DATE

Mar 4– Odyssey Middle School Interest Form Deadline

Mar 5– IAA Informational Meeting 6PM

Mar 7– Incoming Freshmen Open House @CHS 5-7:30PM

Mar 7– Arts@Home Event @OMS 6-7:30PM

Mar 8—MST Magnet Applications Due 3PM

Mar 9—Camas Educational Foundation Gala and Auction

Mar 10– Daylight Savings Begins

Mar 11 –Discovery High School Application Deadline

Mar 11—MST Magnet testing 12:15-5:30 @CHS

Mar 12—Freshmen Success Academy Informational Meeting @CHS 6-7PM

Mar 14—LATE START: Classes begin at 11 AM. Buses run 2 hrs. later than normal

Mar 14—PTO Sponsored Pi Day for Staff Appreciation

Mar 14—Wellness Series Pt 3 @DHS 7PM

Mar 15—SCHOOL IN SESSION—Snow Make UP Day

Mar 18—Band Concert @Skyridge 7PM

Mar 19– Hayes Freedom High School Open House 6:30-7:30PM

Mar 19—Choir Concert @Skyridge 7PM

Mar 20 - PTO Fundraiser at Mod Pizza

Mar 20—Screenagers @ Skyridge 5:30-7:30 PM

Mar 20—Listening Post @DHS 6:30 PM

Mar 22—IAA Applications Deadline

Mar 23—Live Long & Strong Fitness Challenge Day

Mar 26 -MS Band Festival (8th Grade Only)

Mar 28—LATE START: Classes begin at 11 AM. Buses run 2 hrs. later than normal

Mar 28—Girls Basketball District Tournament

April 1-5—SPRING BREAK

April 8—First Day of Track Practice

CONTACT US

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