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



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Announcements for 3-1-12

 

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

 

SKYLINE 2012 ACT-MME

TESTING SCHEDULE

 

MICHIGAN MERIT EXAM (MME) FOR 11TH GRADE STUDENTS & SELECTED 12TH GRADE STUDENTS.

TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2012
Testing for 11th grade students & selected 12th grade students will be from 7:45 am-12:30 pm. 
*NO SCHOOL FOR 9TH, 10TH & 12TH GRADE STUDENTS*
*THIS IS A HALF DAY FOR TESTERS.  Buses will be picking students up at 12:40 pm*

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2012
ALL GRADES REPORT TO SCHOOL

Testing for 11th grade students & selected 12th grade students will be from 7:45 am-10:45 am. 

Students who take the bus must catch the bus at their regular time.  Activities will be planned for 9th, 10th & 12th grade students who report to school at their regular time.  ALL NON TESTERS WILL REPORT TO THE GYM.  COUNSELORS WILL PICK-UP STUDENTS ACCORDING TO GRADE LEVEL.

AN ABBREVATED SCHEDULE FOR ALL GRADE LEVELS BEGINS AT 11:00 AM:

LUNCH-3RD HOUR

1ST HOUR

2ND HOUR

THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2012

Testing for 11th grade students & selected 12th grade students will be from 7:45 am-10:45 am. 

Students who take the bus must catch the bus at their regular time.  Activities will be planned for 9th, 10th & 12th grade students who report to school at their regular time.  ALL NON TESTERS WILL REPORT TO THE GYM.  COUNSELORS WILL PICK-UP STUDENTS ACCORDING TO GRADE LEVEL.

 

AN ABBREVATED SCHEDULE FOR ALL GRADE LEVELS BEGINS AT 11:00 AM: 

LUNCH-3RD HOUR

 4TH HOUR

 5TH HOUR

NOTES:

Examinees must be on time every day or they will not be allowed to take the exam. 

  • If an examinee arrives to school between 8:00 am-8:50 am, they are to report to the Media Center and will be able to test.
  • If an examinee arrives to school after 8:50 am, they are to report to the Gym and WILL NOT be able to test. 
  • Please bring your Student I.D.  If you don’t have a Student I.D. bring a Letter of Recognition (Pick this up in the Equality or Diversity SLC offices).
  • No Electronic Devices are allowed!
  • Students should bring their own calculators and two #2 Pencils. 

Make-up Days will be Day 1:March 20th, Day 2: March 21st, Day 3:March 22nd

 

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!


Please congratulate Hailey Trossen as Skyline's first female Drum Major for the 2012-2013 Marching Band season as she will proudly lead Skyline's marching band out onto the field for the varsity football games!

Way to go Hailey!

 

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*******

THE SKYLINE EAGLES DANCE TEAM HOSTS POMPON CLINIC  FOR Saturday, March 3, 2012 HAS BEEN CANCELLED.


 ATTENTION 10TH, 11TH AND 12TH GRADERS 

 For those of you that would like to take the AP exams, tomorrow is the last day to register for the AP exam. The price for the AP exams are $100.00 with a $25 deposit required and final payment due by March 30th.  Please see Ms. Wade in Innovation SLC Office on the 4th floor to register anytime between 1-3:30 pm.

 

BOYS BASKETBALL

The Boys Basketball Program will be celebrating Senior Night at its final home game of the year against Dexter tonight.  Theron, Jordan, Sakthi and Joey have put a lot of work and effort into making the Skyline Boys Basketball Program a success.  We hope to see you there at our 7 pm start.  Next Monday, Skyline Plays Huron first round of the State Tournament at Pioneer.  Tip off time is 7:30.  We need a great crowd to help us beat the River Rats.  Thank you for all your support this season.  Coach Lovelace

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SKYLINE PTSO

Looking to maximize your preparation for college?  At the upcoming PTSO meeting, Monday, March 5th, Lori Kintz from MyEssayCoach.net will give a brief presentation about today's issues in the college application essay and the resources available to kids preparing for the ACT writing test, and essarys for college and scholarship applications.  


WOMEN'S LACROSSE

Anyone interested in playing Women's Lacrosses here at Skyline, there will be a parent/athlete meeting on Thursday, March 1st after school.


COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER

Summer Program Applications and Registration now available!

University of Michigan Summer Programs 
http://www.umich.edu/summer_prog.php#Anchor-child

College & Career Center (The Cube) - Various listings to help you get started
http://a2skyline.org/skyline.careercenter/summer_programs

The best way to find summer programs is to visit your favorite college/university website and use their search box or links for "summer programs".

Soph & Juniors ONLY. MSU Future Spartan Program. Everything you need to know about MSU. 

 Monday, March 19, 2012 at 7pm

 Sheraton Ann Arbor – Ann Arbor, Mich.

Please encourage any interested students to register online atwww.admissions.msu.edu/futurespartan.asp.

 

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

 

SKYLINE WOMEN'S TENNIS

Skyline Women's Tennis begins in 3 weeks!  Please meet in room, B206 on Thursday, March 1st from 3:00-4:00 for a player meeting regarding New Sweats, Athletic Forms and Upcoming Events.  See you then!


SKYLINE VARSITY & JV BOY'S GOLF TEAM

The Golf Team tryouts are 2 weeks away.  Interested players need to turn in paperwork and payment to the Athletic Office before tryouts.  You will not be able to participate in tryouts without your paperwork and payment submitted.  The season officially starts March 12th.


SKYLINE BOWLING TEAM

Congratulations to Vince Pakele for shooting an 1187 over 6 games, qualifying 4th in the rgional 5 bowling tournament and advancing to the state finals on Saturday, March 3rd.  Good Luck in the finals Vince.

 

SKYLINE THEATRE 

 Auditions for acting parts will be after school on Thursday, March 1st from 3:00-5:30 pm in the Experimental Theatre.  Students interested in working technical should fill out an application and return it no later than Thursday, March 1st after school.

 

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!

  

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.  

   

 

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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