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 2552 N. Maple
 Ann Arbor, MI 48103
 Principal: Cory McElmeel link


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Announcements for 04-22-14






From the Desk of Principal McElmeel

~New Announcements~

School Dress Code

Now that warmer weather has finally arrived, please keep in mind the 7 Guiding Principles of Skyline’s Dress Code:

1). Undergarments should not be visible at ANY time.

2). Shirts and tops should not expose the midriff area in the front or the back

3). All tops should have straps that are at least 2 inches wide. Spaghetti straps and tank tops are not appropriate for school.

4). No see-through clothing or clothing with holes that expose the skin

5). Hoods may not be worn on the head in the school building.

6). Shorts, skirts, dresses, etc. should be long enough to extend beyond a student’s fingertips if student is standing with arms straight down at sides.

7). Slacks and shorts should be belted to prevent sagging below the waistline.

Senior Montage Committee

Seniors, we know you've had some great memories in high school, so now you have an opportunity to put all your pictures in a montage for your senior ceremony. The URL for the montage will be posted around the school and on Skyline's website. Talk to Mrs. Sietz for more information.



If you enjoy intellectual challenges consider MI MENTORSHIPS.  Gifted students in grades 10th-12th spend 8 hours between June 26th & Aug 21st with a mentor on the U-M campus.  The high school students experiences research opportunities.  Last summer students had mentors in Engineering, English, Science and the Arts, etc. High school students, mentors, & parents attend a reception on June 26th to plan the sessions.  This is arranged through the cooperation of  Washtenaw County Alliance for Gifted Ed {WCAGE} & the U-M. Applications are available in the  Counseling Offices, or by contacting Elaine Fisher, Director  734.663.1706 from 8am- 9pm or Linda Elenbogen The program costs $165.  Deadline for Applications are May 6th.

More Information will be available on Wednesday, April 23rd, from 7:00-9:00 pmat Mallett’s Creek Library, 3090 Eisenhower Pkwy. Ann Arbor.  


The Smarter Balanced Assessment ELA test

The Smarter Balanced Assessment ELA test will be administered today and Thursday, beginning 1st hour this week.  Students should verify their testing location via the lists in the commons and academic hallways. 

Juniors participating in the Smarter Balanced assessment will report to their testing location during Skytime on Wednesday.  You will need a pencil for the exam and headphones for the Thursday exam.

All  juniors that have opted out of the assessment will need to check the Skytime lists in the commons and academic hallways for your alternative Skytime location.  

Skyline Seniors

Many of you have not picked up your Graduation Announcements.  Please see Andrew Terry in the Auxillary Gym during Skytime this Wednesday to pick them up.

21st Century Library

The annual Library GAMERS EVENT, sponsored by The Ann Arbor District Library and Dr. D., will be held Friday, April 25th, right after school, in the Library. The annual Street Fighter tournament will have tough competition this year - who will challenge our faculty champion Mr. Graham? Also there will be Sphero Races, Kerbal Space, Johan Sebastian Joust , Just Dance and more. There will be pizza and prizes. So mark your calendar for the Friday, April 25th, Annual Gamers Event.

The Cube

Colleges visiting Skyline
Tuesday, April 22
Washtenaw Community College

Wednesday, April 23
University of Detroit Mercy
University of Kettering

Grand Valley State University

Please note that the MSU field trip is this Thursday, April 24, 2014 and permission slips are due tomorrow. Limited seats are left. See Mr. Oden in The Cube for details.


Skyline’s Gay Straight Alliance-Queer Straight Alliance

Skyline’s Gay Straight Alliance-Queer Straight Alliance invites all students and allies to participate in this Friday’s Day of Silence in support of LGBTQ students. Stickers and buttons are available before and after school every day this week in room A 410. Let’s make Skyline the most inclusive big high school in Michigan!

The Muslim Student Association

The Muslim Student Association will be holding a meeting this Tuesday, in room

C 210, from 2:30 to 3:30 pm.

AAPS A2Virtual

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; email us at; 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 or contact Vickie Gaynor: to find out more.


Skyline Theatre

Skyline Theatre is presenting the hilarious comedy Moon Over Buffalo next weekend! Tickets are available now on 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!

Skyline Pompon

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

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 MichiganFull scholarship athletes are ineligible for this award.  Further questions can be directed to the Athletic Office.

Film Club

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 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.


Did you know you can access important Skyline announcements online? Find us on Facebook at Skyline High School, and on Twitter at SkylineHighA2. Both sites have the official Skyline school crest as the profile picture.

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