Announcements for 04-16-14
From the Desk of Principal McElmeel
Smarter Balanced Testing
Any student who has opted out of SBAC testing is expected to be in each period as per normal on testing days. You will be marked absent if you are not in class.
This is a reminder that the Smarter Balanced testing will happen on Tuesday through Thursday next week for English. Testing locations for students without accommodations will be posted in the Commons today. Testing locations for students with accommodations will be provided by call slip. This is the same process for MME/ACT.
If you are interested in taking courses online, come to an informational meeting sponsored by A2Virtual, to hear how students in grades 5-12 can do this. There are five sessions that all meet at 6:30 pm, in the Media Center of the following schools:
May 6th, Slauson; May 8th, Tappan; May 13th, Scarlett; May 21st, Forsythe; May 22, Clague. If you cannot attend any of these meetings and are interested, please visit our website at www.A2virtual.org; email us at A2virtual@a2schools.org; or call us at 734-997-1208.
YFU (Youth for Understanding)
Welcome a YFU International Exchange student into your family next fall! Great exchange sisters and brothers from all over the world are waiting to find out who their host family will be. It's not too late to apply to Volunteer, Intern or Study Abroad with YFU next summer or fall. Teach in China, learn beekeeping in Chile, serve the community in Italy, experience agricultural practices in New Zealand, give your language skills a big boost, and more! Check www.yfu.org or contact Vickie Gaynor: firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Skyline Coding Club
Have you ever wondered how computer programs are made? Are you interested in learning more about coding? Come check out Skyline's first Coding Club meeting right after school, this Monday, April 21st. The meeting is in Mr. O's room, C 310. Stop in to talk to Mr. O for more information.
Skyline Theatre is presenting the hilarious comedy Moon Over Buffalo next weekend! Tickets are available now on showtix4u.com by searching for Skyline Theatre. This fast-paced farce is full of physical comedy, snappy dialogue, and a dash of romance. You won't want to miss it!
Interested in playing volleyball in the fall? Attend an informational meeting on Tuesday or Thursday this week at 7:00 pm, in the Commons. Come meet the new Varsity Coach and receive important information about the Fall 2014 season.
Skyline Pompon is happy to support the Ann Arbor Prom Dress Project organized by the Huron HS Field Hockey Team. This event will have gently used dresses available to purchase for just $20. Ladies - here is your opportunity to find a beautiful dress without breaking the bank! The event takes place on Friday, April 25th from 5:00-8:00 pm, in the Huron HS Athletic Department Lobby. Contact Coach Cortney for additional info at email@example.com
Colleges visiting Skyline
Thursday, April 17
Ohio State University
Tuesday, April 22
Washtenaw Community College
Wednesday, April 23
University of Detroit Mercy
Grand Valley State University
Skyline Athletic Department
Bob Ufer Scholarship opportunity: Skyline Athletes, do you meet the following criteria?
1. Attending the University of Michigan
2. Excelled in some academic regard
3. Participated in athletics at Skyline
Students must fill out application on the Skyline Athletics website and return by April 21st. The deadline is firm. The amount of the scholarship is TBD, but in the past we have had at least 3 students each year and the amount has not been less than $1000. This is not an athletic scholarship and applicants do not have to play varsity athletics at Michigan. Full scholarship athletes are ineligible for this award. Further questions can be directed to the Athletic Office.
Skyline's first annual Film Festival is still receiving student entries by the end of this month. Showcase any of your movies that you've made for fun or even for school projects. The winning entry will be selected to receive the grand prize of $100. See posters around the school for more details.
College Prep Club
Are you wondering how you should prepare for college? Do you want to gain volunteer or work experience but you don't know where to find it? Join CPC and learn all about what you should be doing now to prepare for college! Our first meeting is on Wednesday and there will be snacks! The club is located in the room across from The Cube (next to the library) and we will be meeting right after school!
AAPS Rec&Ed Summer Volunteer Program
AAPS Rec&Ed High School Summer Volunteer Program (HSVP) applications are now available. The volunteer program is designed for students entering grades 10–12. Over 100 students participated last summer. Volunteers will have an opportunity to gain leadership skills, build their resumes, contribute to the community and have a lot of fun. All volunteering students will be required to attend an orientation/training session. Applications are available through the AAPS Rec&Ed website or in your Counselor's Office after Spring Break. Flexible schedules are available.
AFS Intercultural Programs USA (American Field Service Exchange Student Program)
Imagine having an AFS exchange brother or sister from another country? They live with you for only a year, but you become family forever. Now is the time to apply to host an exchange student for the next school year. Go to www.afsusa.org for more information. It is not too late to apply to go abroad this summer or next fall with AFS, but deadlines are approaching. Have a life-changing experience! Make new friends from all over the world. National and local scholarships, and financial aid are available.
Rising Scholars' Fund Raiser
Do you want to help a child with cancer? If so, Rising Scholars is having a hat drive for students with cancer. Please contact Mr. Porter in either C 402, or in room C 409 during late lunch for more information about how to donate.
Food Delivery for Students
Students are NOT allowed to have food delivered to Skyline. Deliveries will now be turned away whether or not the orders are prepaid. Students are encouraged to use the food services offered by Chartwells in the Student Commons.
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