Announcements for 05-27-15
From the Desk of Principal McElmeel
Attention all students
A2Virtual+ registration for fall is open now through June 4. Please visit A2Virtual.org to register through the home page. Contact Ms Schaffer in B425 for further information. Online summer registration is also open on a2virtual.org.
Please feel free to begin turning in any unused textbooks from this school year to the Book Depository. Take this opportunity to turn them in personally so that you can confirm the items returned are those that were originally issued out to you. Ms. Briana Wade will be available from 8:00 am-3:00 pm.
Live on Washington!
Live on Washington is an outdoor music festival this Saturday, all day 3:00 pm-10:00 pm, hosted by the Neutral Zone! Come enjoy live music, art, and poetry, all brought to you by your peers at Skyline and other schools as well.
Volunteer in Detroit to paint, play, or plant with Summer in the City!
When: June 23 to August 14, Tuesday to Friday, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Meet at Pioneer at 8:30 am to carpool to Detroit.
Come for a day, week or the entire 8 weeks and get a awesome t-shirt. Certification of volunteer hours is sent to you at the end of the summer.
Please join us for a fundraiser on June 1st at Noodles & Co. on Stadium from 5-8pm where 25% of the bill proceeds benefit Summer in the City.
For more information, please visit the webite www.summerinthecity.com or ask Trip Apley, 10th grade Skyline student.
Congratulations Skyline Crew
Skyline Crew ventured out to Camden, NJ for the United States Scholastic National Championships. Hopes were high to bring back podium finishes for the Eagle contingent. Four out of five boats made finals (top 6 in the nation). The Eagles fought hard with some stellar performances that elevated to them top of high school rowing in the US.
-Sophia Klein and Melanie Hampton were crowned National Champions in the Women's Varsity Double! After trailing in second place for the first 2/3 of the race, they held their nerve and dug deep to move through into first in the final 250m.
-Zach Burns and Bavonese took silver in the Varsity Lightweight Men's Double
-Kate Burns, Ryan Bielawa, Emily Hatch and Morgan Eddins took silver in the Women's JV Quad.
-Camlan Smith, Jesse Evers, Ronnie Cantrell and Trevor Force took bronze in the final 100 meters of the Men's JV Quad.
To achieve these kind of results, it takes the whole team of 55 kids to push, support and motivate each other. The whole team should be proud of these accomplishments
The Skyline Forensics Team is having their annual showcase this Sunday, May 31st in the Black Box Theater. Come see the lively performances and enjoy the food afterward. Hope to see you Sunday!
Final transcripts can be requested through Parchment AFTER June 19th.
10th graders who are considering joining NHS
Do you know you need to have at least 7 volunteer hours before even joining the group? Do you need a way to earn some of those hours? We have an opportunity for you.Clague is in need of volunteers for its graduation ceremony on June 12th right here at Skyline High School. If you are interested in helping out, please see Ms. Patterson or Mrs. Schimmel.
Attention NHS Juniors
Please email Ms. Schimmel if you're interested in helping out at graduation this year. We are in need of 9 students to help with the ceremony and 3-4 ushers to help with program distribution. Current NHS students, you may also volunteer for this opportunity.
Congratulate your High School Graduate with a Photo on CTN Community Access TV Ann Arbor
Do you have a son, daughter, grandchild or sibling graduating from an Ann Arbor high school this year? Community Television Network (CTN) can help you send a unique and exciting wish … Congratulate him or her on TV!
CTN will be showcasing soon-to-be grads throughout May and June on the educational channel electronic bulletin board (Comcast Channel 18), which reaches more than 72,000 households in Ann Arbor and surrounding communities.
If you have a graduate from an Ann Arbor high school, and you’d like to participate, please submit a digital photograph (senior photo, homecoming, prom, sporting event) of the graduate, along with:
Their full name
Name of their high school
Name of the person who is congratulating them
The photograph must be digital (800x600 pixels) and may be resized or cropped at CTN’s discretion. Please email photos, with the required accompanying information, to CTN Assistant Manager Melissa Bondy at firstname.lastname@example.org. No hard copies will be accepted. Photos will start airing Monday, May 4 and will run on the electronic bulletin board slideshow through mid summer.
Questions may be directed to Bondy at 734.794.6150 ext. 41504. For more information about CTN, visit www.a2gov.org/ctn.
United Way of Washtenaw County has Volunteer Center
United WAY has a volunteer center now open at www.VolunteerWashtenaw.org! With more than 125 agencies and hundreds of needs listed, they make it easy for you to find ways to give back to your community. Search all of the volunteer needs by your interest area, keyword search, activity type, and more. Sign up online as an individual or as a group.
Volunteering is a great way for students to explore careers, learn new skills, acquire job references, and fulfill community service requirements. Visit www.VolunteerWashtenaw.org to find out how you can help!
CALLING ALL HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS AND SENIORS! TUTORS NEEDED FOR SUMMER CAMP!
Are you looking for a meaningful community service project this summer? Help tutor at-risk kids (grades k-5) during the academic component of COMMUNITY ACTION NETWORK’S (www.canannarbor.org) summer camps. Summer camp runs 6/22-7/30. Academic tutoring (help with math workbooks, one on one reading, academic board games) will take place between 10:00 am-12:00 pm, Monday-Thursday. Volunteers sign up for a minimum of a shift a week for the summer or all days of the week for a few weeks. Tutoring will take place at Bryant Community Center and Bryant and Mitchell Elementary Schools. Interested? Please contact email@example.com
Reminder to all students
Only the student entrance should be used for morning drop off and afternoon pick up. Also, students with valid parking passes must park in the student lot. Staff and visitor parking lots must not be used by students and will be monitored.
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
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.
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.
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.