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 2552 N. Maple
 Ann Arbor, MI 48103
 (734)994-6515
 Principal: Cory McElmeel
 mcelmeel@aaps.k12.mi.us



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Announcements for 2-27-12

 

SKYLINE ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

FROM THE DESK OF MS. JACKSON 

"March bustles in on windy feet And sweeps my doorstep and my street.  She washes and cleans with pounding rains, Scrubbing the earth of winter stains.  She shakes the grime from carpet green Till naught but fresh new blades are seen.  Then, house in order, all neat as a pin, She ushers gentle springtime in."

~Susan Reiner, Spring Cleaning

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH IS A VOTING DAY-SKYLINE IS A POLLING SITE FOR VOTERS IN THE AREA.  

  

SKYTIME WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29TH, IS THE BLACK HISTORY PRESENTATION

 

PLEASE WELCOME SCHOOL LIAISON OFFICER BETH PATTON.  BETH WILL BE REPLACING MARTY MORALES AS OUR SCHOOL LIAISON OFFICER.

 

KUDOS/CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations to the Skyline Orchestra on their outstanding performance of Dvorak "New World" Symphony at Orchestra Night.  Skyline played the finale, and it was OUTSTANDING!

 

On February 25, 2012, The Skyline Chess Team placed 1st among 13 teams competiting in the 2012 Michigan High School Scholastic Chess Championship!

Junior, Eric Larson, won 3 out of 4 games!

Freshman, Michael Dang, won 4 out of 4 games!

Freshman, Kevin Hsing, won 3 out of 4 games! 

Freshman, Nate Simon, won 4 out of 4 games!

Michael Dang and Nate SImons won individuaol Gold Medals, Keving Hsing won a Silver Medal and Eric Larson won Bronze.  They had 14 wins 1 draw and 1 loss.  Outstanding Performance!

 

IMPORTANT REMINDER! 

Skyline High School is fortunate to be in partnership with researchers from the School of Education at the University of Michigan. As part of that collaboration, our students take confidential surveys on their perceptions of the school’s social and academic climate and a summary of the findings is shared with Skyline to improve school procedures and policies. Researchers at the School of Education are asking for your permission to include your child’s confidential survey data with that of other Skyline students when they report their findings to other educators and educational
researchers. This way, what we learn about our school may benefit students at other high schools.

 

**Although the vast majority of students have already agreed to participate, they are still waiting to hear back from more of our parents/guardians. If you did not yet respond to previous mailings sent earlier this year, within the next week you will receive another permission form in the mail.**

 

On those forms, please indicate whether or not you agree to participate. With your support we can better guarantee that this information is a true reflection of students’ high school experiences. The researchers from the School of Education thank you! You are invited to contact them at any time if you would like to learn about their findings or if you have any questions: Kara Makara, Ph.D. Candidate, kamakara@umich.edu734-545-3248 and Dr. Stuart Karabenick, Research Professor, skaraben@umich.edu734-647-0611.

 

(PASS)PERSONALIZED ACADEMIC SUPPORT for STUDENTS  

PASS will be held in B 408 according to the following schedule:

 Tuesday/Thursday –     3:00 pm – 4:00 pm 

  Saturday – Session 1   9:00 am  – 10:30 pm               

                  Session 2  11:00 am  – 12:30 pm

ACT & MME Test Preparation Skyline Website:  a2skyline.org

  

After School Activities 

It is imperative that students who are remaining in school after the dismissal bell at 2:45 pm, be in their assigned area before 3 pm.  Only students who are getting academic assistance, staying for a club meeting, practice, or other after school sponsored activities may remain in the building after 3 pm.  Students found loitering in the building will lose the privilege to stay after school and may be subject to disciplinary action.

 

ATTENTION SENIORS AND SENIOR PARENTS 

There are approximately 100 students that have yet to order cap and gowns for the June 11, 2012 graduation ceremony. The Standard graduation package includes cap, gown, tassel, senior pin, diploma and a diploma cover for $50+ tax. There are additional packages available, please be sure to read your order forms carefully and pick the correct package that you would like.  Orders will not be taken without a payment. Please make all checks or money orders payable to BALFOUR. AFTER Feb 9, 2012 there will be a $10.00 late fee. 

Need an order form??? Click the link below. 
https://docs.google.com/open?id=0Bz_wDa_p6l5UODRkMTEzZjAtNmJiOC00MTZjLTlmYTQtYmEyMWJkMDU0ZTlk

Any detailed questions concerning the packages, payments or refunds can be directed to Balfour rep Rick Kast at 248 689 4445 orkast@flash.net

  ********NEW ITEMS*******

SKYLINE HOCKEY

The Skyline Boys Hockey team will be playing Pioneer in the start of the Hockey playoffs.  Come out and cheer on the team at the Ann Arbor Ice Cube.  See you at the Rink!

 

FORENSICS TEAM

Even with only part of our Forensics Team available over break, Skyline still competed in a big tournament up in Frankenmuth last Saturday.  Leah Hess, Priya Menon, Jessica Parent, Brittany Roulo and Malaika Worsham had to face kids from 28 other schools and teams that were as big as 29 kids each. 

In spite of that tough competition, though, both Brit and Priya still qualified for semi-final round and Priya qualified for finals as well.  She took 5th overall in the tournament, in her new event of Broadcasting, and if that wasn't enough--combined with our earlier scores--to earn us a 2nd place Trophy for Small Teams in the Sweepstakes for the whole tournament.  Nice work, Team!

 

SPANISH CLUB 

There will be a Spanish Club meeting on Thursday, March 1st after school.

 

OPTIMISTIC PRIME 

Optimistic Prime members, we will have a mandatory meeting in the Library after school on Monday, February 27th.  Please bring your cards. If you have any questions, please stop in the Equality SLC and ask Ms. McLoughlin.

  

SKYLINE THEATRE 

Students interested in working on the Spring Production of As You LIke It, an informational meeting for all students interested in being involved in the Spring Play should plan on attending.  Paperwork and schedules as well as questions will be answered after school on Tuesday, February 28th at 3 pm.

  

STUDENT ACTION SENATE 

Attention all Student Action Senate Delegates!  There will be an SAS meeting on Tuesday after school.  The meeting will begin at 3 pm sharp.

  

SKYLINE CREW

Students and Parents, Spring Crew Meeting will be Tuesday, March 6th.  Please attend if you would like to join the teams this Spring.

 

COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER

 New Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarships. Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation. 

http://www.aaacf.org/scholarships/aaacf-scholarship-funds

The Cube's complete listing
http://a2skyline.org/skyline.careercenter/scholarships

 

More Scholarships: http://a2skyline.org/skyline.careercenter/scholarships 

 The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is Available. http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ 

  Deadlines ---->http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/deadlines.htm# 

 

Check out the SCHOLARSHIPS Opportunities (click below)

 http://a2skyline.org/skyline.careercenter/scholarships

  

West Point Senior Leader Seminar registration is open

 This fills up fast and the sooner you apply, the better chance you have: 

 http://admissions.westpoint.edu/summer_program.html

 Thomas J. Lynch

Director of Mission Advancement

THOMAS MORE LAW CENTER

24 Frank Lloyd Wright Drive

PO Box 393

Ann Arbor, MI  48106

Ph:      (734) 827-2001

Cell:    (734) 707-5160

Fax:     (734) 930-7160

www.thomasmore.org

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THE SKYLINE EAGLES DANCE TEAM HOSTS POMPON CLINIC

 Saturday, March 3, 2012

1pm - 3pm, registration at 12:30pm 

All girls, PreK-11th grade are invited to enjoy a fun afternoon learning a pompon routine with the Skyline High School Dance Team.

$35 per participant 

Clinic includes 2 hours of dance instruction, a copy of the music, a tee-shirt and poms. Participants will be grouped by age/grade. Clinic will be held in the main gym at Skyline High School. Parents are invited to arrive at 2:45 to watch group performances.

To register, find the form at http://skyline2.aaps.k12.mi.us/skydance/forms/Pom Clinic 2012.pdf 

Complete and mail the bottom of the registration form, along with payment to: 

Coach Heather Collinash
1513 Pine Valley Blvd, Apt 26
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

(Please make checks payable to: Skyline Athletic Booster Club or SABC) 

Questions? Coach Heather (248) 703-0496/ skylinedancecoach@gmail.com

Spots are limited! To ensure you receive your tee-shirt and poms, registration and payment should be received no later than February 25, 2012. Registration and/or payments received after February 25th will be accepted; however receipt of tee-shirt and poms cannot be guaranteed. Any 8th - 11th graders interested in participating in the 2012/13 Skyline High School Pompon team tryouts (end of April) are encouraged to attend. This is a great opportunity to meet the team and coaches, and learn a routine/technique prior to tryouts!

 

SKYLINE INTERACT CLUB 

The Interact Club is holding a clothing drive.  Please donate any gently used clothing that we will then give to the Salvation Army.  The Clothing Drive will be held from February 13th-March 31st.  

 

SKYLINE GAME CLUB

The Skyline Game CLub will be having its next meeting on Monday, February 27th.  Bring your playing cards, trading cards or any board game that you want us to play or just play some of ours.  We will be meeting in Mr. Naar's room, C405 from 3-4pm.

  

ATTENTION 10TH, 11TH AND 12TH GRADERS 

 For those of you that would like to take the AP exams, we will begin registration on Now through March 2nd.  The price for the AP exams will be $100.00.  Please see Ms. Wade in Innovation SLC Office on the 4th floor to register anytime between 1-3:30 pm.

 

ATHLETICS OFFICE 

Any student interested in playing a spring sport, please make sure your paperwork and payment are received in the Athletic Office BEFORE the season begins March 12th.  Completed athletic forms, including a physical dated after April 15, 2011 and participation fees must be handed in to the athletic office before any student will be allowed to try out for a team.  Beat the rush and get your forms turned in now.

 

DIVERSITY CLUB

Do you like to get to know new people?  Discuss World Events?  Explore different Religions or ways of thinking?  If yes, you should join the Diversity Club.  We'll bring snacks, discuss different issues and have a multicultural banquet every Friday from 3-4 pm.

  

PTO THRIFT SHOP

 Transportation funding for acadmeic as well as extra-curricular travel is now available thanks to a grant from the Ann Arbort PTO thrift shop.  Direct requests to the principal's office.

 

SKYLINE HACKY SACK CLUB

 Students interested in playing, learning and developing their skills with a hacky sack.  Every Tuesday, immediately following school the Skyline Hacky Sack Club will meet.

 

 

STUDENT PARKING LOT

 In an effort to keep our students safe during drop off and pickup times, we have made some adjustments to the entry and exiting of the student parking lot at peak times of the day.

 

In the AM:  There will be only one way In the Student Parking Lot between 7:30 AM & 7:45 AM 

In the PM:  There will be only one way Out of the Student Parking Lot between 2:30 PM & 3:00 PM

 





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