Archives for January 2015

Skinner Cares Day 2015

Yesterday, January 29, was Skinner Cares Day.  This is the 3rd year where the focus has been inward, on our Skinner Family. The entire day was planned by our Student Leadership Team. The focal point for each grade was different.  6th – Anti-bullying; 7th – Perseverance & Grit; 8th –Race and Bias.

The students each wrote their six word memoir on a ribbon which we tied to our fence in the shape of a heart, see examples below. Some are very powerful. We tied them in a heart shape to represent our work today around empathy.

The culminating activity each year is our “Family Picture” which is a large human peace sign made up by the student body and faculty. We are working to know each other better so we can connect and be kind.

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Have you signed up for the Parent Portal? Ya se inscribió en el Portal para Padres?

Have you already signed up for the Parent Portal?

Parent Portal is an online tool that makes it easy for parents to access information on their children’s grades, test scores, attendance, and behavior. It is a one-stop-shop for parent resources, and makes it easy for parents to stay informed on their student’s progress year to year. During January you can also complete School Choice on the Parent Portal.

Stay involved and informed on your child’s education! Sing up for the Parent Portal at

Ya se inscribió en el Portal para Padres?

El Portal para Padres es una herramienta en línea que facilita a los padres el acceso a la información de las calificaciones de sus hijos, resultados de exámenes, asistencia  y comportamiento. Es una ventanilla única que mantiene a los padres  informados año con año acerca del progreso  de sus hijos. Durante Enero usted también puede llenar la solicitud de Escojo mi Escuela a través del Portal para Padres!
Participe Y manténgase al tanto de la educación de su hijo! Inscríbase en el Portal para Padres en la siguiente dirección

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17 Skinner Musicians Selected for Citywide Music Ensembles!

Congratulations to Jordan Dwyer and Skinner musicians on their selection for the 2015 Citywide Middle School Honor Orchestra and 2015 Citywide Middle School Honor Band.  17 of our scholars were selected to be part of the orchestra which is up from 12 from last year.  5 were selected for Band which is up from 3 last year.  The highlight – Aiyanna Dennis was selected for First Chair for Trumpet out of nine total trumpet players!

Denver Public Schools annually hosts several Citywide Music Ensembles to honor and celebrate the achievements and hard work of music students throughout the district. Citywide choirs, bands, and orchestras are organized for three levels of performance – elementary, middle, and high school. 

Click here to see a past Citywide Orchestra performance.  Click here for more information on the program.

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