Archives for February 2017

OUTSTANDING Results at the 2017 Metro Science Fair!

HUGE Congratulations to the amazing Skinner scientists who participated in the Metro Science Fair, February 17 at University of Colorado Denver. FOUR SKINNER SCIENTISTS ARE GOING TO STATE! Skinner couldn’t be more proud of our amazing students. Please see below for photos and a list of all of the Skinner students who won and placed in their categories.

Skinner was the ONLY DPS Middle School to participate in the Metro Science Fair. This is a testament to Skinner’s science teachers willing to go above and beyond to make amazing opportunities like this available to our students.

Behavioral Sciences – Junior – 2nd: Sophie Scholl

Biological Sciences – Junior – 2nd: Grace Even

Earth & Environmental Sciences – Junior – 1st: Josh Miller

Energy – Junior – 1st: Juno Gregg

Materials Science – Junior – 2nd: Teresa McManus

Earth and Environmental Sciences – Junior – 3rd: Olivia Bergstrom and Brennan Kammerer

Dr. Charles Ferguson – Outstanding Science Fair Project Award (Skinner Middle School) Yuliangel Dominquez-Delgado, Josh Miller

NASA Earth System Science Award – Laila Smith

Office of Naval Research – Naval Science Award – Laila Smith

Stormwater Permittees for Local Awareness of Stream Health – Certificate of Excellence – Wyle Cornish

Broadcom Masters Nominees
Grace Even
Sophie Scholl
Juno Gregg
Josh Miller
Olivia Bergstrom & Brennan Kammerer
Teresa McManus

Skinner Night at Chipotle – Tues, Feb 28, 4-8 pm

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 from 4-8 pm is Skinner Night at Chipotle on 32nd and Lowell.  Stop in for dinner, mention “Skinner” at checkout and 50% of your bill will be donated to Skinner! Dine-in or take-out.

Happy Hour is 5-8 pm, BOGO on adult beverages plus free chips and salsa!  Don’t forget to mention “Skinner” at checkout!

Skinner Voice Competition – Thurs, Feb. 23, 6 pm FREE ADMISSION!


Congrats Mr. Joshua Duran!

BIG CONGRATS to Mr. Joshua Duran, Restorative Justice Coordinator at Skinner. Mr. Duran is this week’s “Living Our DPS Honoree”!

“Joshua Duran knows the Skinner Middle School community inside and out. He always puts Equity first and will do whatever it takes to support our students in their journey to emotional, academic and societal success. Joshua holds students accountable for their behavior in a manner that teaches them pro-social skills, while maintaining their dignity. When he isn’t in his office working on an issue with someone, he is sitting in the classroom supporting behaviorally struggling students so that they don’t miss out on important instructional time. Students can count on him ‘not to play’ when it comes to the serious stuff but to ‘be playful’ in building and maintaining strong relationships with them.

Joshua helped start the Latin Student Alliance at Skinner Middle School and through this student group he has lived all of the DPS Shared Core Values. He helped put on Denver’s second annual Segundo de febrero which is an event that teaches the history of the Mexican, Mexican American and Indigenous communities of the United States and how their history impacts those groups today. In this event, he guided students on art projects that explored who they are and helped them learn more about their history and identity. He is a true asset to Denver Public Schools.”
– Gabriela Mohr and Joe Waldon


Peru Trip Fundraiser – March 11, 2017

Skinner Families –

Plan to attend this great event coming up on Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 7 – 10 pm at Bonacquisti Wine Company located at 4640 N Pecos St, Denver, CO 80211.

Wine Tasting and Silent Auction with live music to benefit Skinner Middle School students who will be traveling to Peru in June, 2017 for a language emersion and service learning experience. Cash bar after wine tasting, light hors d’oeuvres will be served. This is a 21+ event. $35/person.

Please click here for more information and to purchase tickets.





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