Announcements for 02-27-15
From the Desk of Principal McElmeel
Next week Tuesday, March 3rd, Juniors will have ACT testing and all other students have no school. On Wednesday, March 4th, Juniors have ACT testing and all other students start school at 11:00 am and those needing transportation should follow their regular bus schedule. More information can be found on the main page of the Skyline website.
On Tuesday February 24th a string quartet consisting of Chihiro Kakishima, Elena Chambers, Chris Young, and Matthew Young competed in the Michigan chapter of the American String Teachers Association Chamber Music Festival. This talented string quartet won the competition Tuesday evening. They will represent Skyline as a featured ensemble at the Michigan Youth Arts Festival in May.
Hello Skyliners, Every thursday after school in room C305 JSA, Junior Statesmen of America meets. Now right now you may be thinking to yourself, What is JSA? Well JSA is a Skyline's own politically charged debate team affiliated with the National Junior Statesmen Foundation. We hope to see all students interested in participating in debate, politics, and public speaking at next Thursday's meeting from 2:30- 3:30 pm in room C305.
Skyline Wellness Club called SkyWell is meeting Monday, March 2nd. The Club is looking for many new members that are interested in increasing wellness at Skyline. After our exciting SkyWell Expo and Wellness Event at the Basketball game we are looking to the future planning of nutrition here at school. If you are looking for a club to join please consider the after school meeting in B408, Monday, March 2nd. Live Well. Think Well. Sky Well
Track & Field
We will have a mandatory informational meeting for all athletes participating in Track & Field Friday, March 6th at 2:30 pm in the Commons.
Who doesn't love breakfast for dinner?
The 3rd annual Men's and Women's Lacrosse Pancake Dinner is coming next week Wednesday, March 4th, 5:00-7:00pm. Just $6 for pancakes, juice, and sausage. Come meet Skyline players and enjoy a quick dinner with the family! Tickets available from lacrosse players - men and women - or at the door.
Matt Orringer wins Michigan High School Athletic Association Scholar Athlete Award
This year, nearly 1600 student athletes from across the state representing all sports were nominated for the MHSAA Scholar Athlete Award. Senior Matt Orringer was named one of only 32 award recipients (and one of just 6 boys from Class A schools). Matt is the first student athlete in Skyline history to be honored with this prestigious award. Congratulations Matt!
Foreign Exchange students 2015-2016
Imagine having an AFS exchange sister or brother from another country? They live with you for less than a year, but you become family forever! Now is the time to apply to host an AFS exchange student for the next school year. High school students, it is not too late to apply to go abroad this summer or next fall with AFS, but the deadlines are fast approaching. Have a life-changing experience! Make friends from all over the world. National and local scholarships, and financial aid, are available. www.afsusa.org
Are you interested in improving your skills as a writer?
Come drop by the writing center in room B 329. Student tutors are excited to collaborate with all students. Juniors, this is your time to get a head-start on college application skills and AP English assignments!
Please remember in order to get into games for free, you MUST show a valid student id. If you do not have a current student id or family pass, you will need to pay $5 to enter any games at Skyline, Pioneer or Huron. NO EXCEPTIONS! PowerSchool schedule printouts will no longer be accepted. Thank you.
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! If you're ready to host now we have some Skyline students who need homes for the rest of the accademic year. Check www.yfuusa.org or contact Vickie Gaynor, firstname.lastname@example.org -- 734-929-5554 to find out more.
We’d like to remind students who drive to school that you must purchase a Skyline Student Parking Pass from Ms. Brewer in the Main Office. Students may only park in the Student Lot. Students' cars found parked in the Staff Lot or the Visitors Lot will be towed at the owner’s expense.
This is a reminder that Skyline is a closed campus and students are not permitted to leave campus during lunches. Please note that any student who leaves campus is subject to disciplinary action.
Student Arrivals and Departures
Students: please remember that you must be dropped off and picked up at the Student Entrance before and after school each day. No drop-offs or pick-ups are allowed at the Visitors’ Entrance or the Bus Stops. Please note that students who arrive late to school should proceed directly to class as we are no longer issuing hall passes for late arrivals.
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