Announcements for 03-02-15
From the Desk of Principal McElmeel
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.
Are you looking for vendors and ideas for your graduation party this year?
The All Senior All Night (ASAN) Party Committees at the Ann Arbor High Schools are supporting a Destination Graduation event Sunday, March 8, 2015 at Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center Atrium (799 N. Hewitt Road, Ypsilanti) 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm. All tickets purchased by Skyline Families' will benefit the Skyline ASAN. In addition, a prom dress exchange sponsored and benefiting Huron PTSO will also be taking place. If you have an old Prom dress sitting in your closet please consider donating it. Donations will be picked up in the Skyline office at noon on Friday, March 6th.
The Skyline Robotics Team played in the Howell FIRST Robotics District Competition last weekend. They advanced to the semifinals and won the Engineering Inspiration Award for their innovative team organization, training and outreach programs. Go Eagle Imperium!
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Women's Water Polo
This week Skyline Women's Water Polo Team is one of the featured programs in the PTO Thrift Shop's "Show Your Support" Campaign. The 4 contenders share $1,000, divided between them according to how many votes they get. Shoppers get one vote for every $5 they spend, so please stop by the store and support our team.The store is located on South Industrial Highway, and this week's competition runs until Saturday which is student discount day, so take your ID!
Last Tuesday 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.
Congratulations to The Skyline Chess team for earning 8th place in the state tournament this weekend! The team consisted of Michael Dang, Hossein Abdollahi, Willy Clark, and Billy Reece. Excellent job bringing home another Skyline trophy!
Congratulations to all Skyline Band members for your participation in last weekend's MSBOA Band Festival, held on Saturday, February 28th at Pioneer High School. All three bands performed a terrific concert and sight read amazingly. All students were mature and acted like young adults. Thank you to all for your hard work.
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.
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.
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.
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.