Denver Post article on Restorative Practices at Skinner

Click here for a November 17, 2018 Denver Post article on Restorative Practices at Skinner Middle School.

Skinner Student Leadership Update

SO MUCH going on at Skinner! Do you want to see what Student Leadership is up to? Click here to check out this slideshow to learn more about it and see some amazing things that Skinner students are doing everyday!

To visit the Leadership Website once you’ve watched the presentation in the link below, please click here:

Skinner Science Fair Winners!

Congratulations to all of our Skinner Scientists AND our amazing Science teachers on another amazing Skinner Science Fair! Please see below for the Top 10 projects and the top 3 prize winners from each grade. Photos below.

Thank you to the 30 adult judges and 58 North High students who served as judges. BIG thank you to our Science teachers for putting in so much hard work not only with the students but also all of the behind the scenes planning that goes into the Skinner Science Fair.

Scientists, good luck in the upcoming DPS and Metro Science Fairs!

6th Grade

1)Abigail Stelman- The effect of Amoxicillin and Tylenol on Plant Growth

2) Eliza Brodsky and Ellen Youngstrom- The effect of surface type on force generated by a hovercraft.

3) Rachel Saghbazarian and Logan Anderson- The effect of candle size on rising time of a balloon.

Oliver Rock

Cristopher Guiterrez

Annika Davenport

Jameson Gleaton

Sofia Leone and Evan Radey

Helen Deming and Pearl Phillips

Lola Goldman and Jordan Frank

Most Creative: Zia Esquibel and Analicia Humilidad

Grit: Louis Calkin

7th Grade

Thomas Cook           First Place- The Effect of Soil Composition on Water Pollution Rates

Olivia Ortiz and Maeve Reidy      Second Place- The Effects of Minor Water Inundation on Various Common Indoor Flowers

Eli Schwartz     Third Place- The Effect of Yeast Fermentation on Polysaccharides & Disaccharides

Helen Goldberg

Liliana Echevarria

Lilliana Bateman

Phoebe Fowler

Daisy Holtzinger & Elsa Homer

Reese Ripley & Polly Bungum

Frankie Dardano & Lorenzo Guerra

8th Grade

Lia Dino          First Place- The Effect of Biosolid Sludge on the Growth Curve of E. Coli and the Impact of Antibiotics

Simon Leff       Second Place- Effect of Acids and Bases on Unbuffered and Buffered Systems’ pHThu Nguyen (Taow Nwen)

Gabi Isom      Third Place- The Effect of Intensity of Sound Waves on Number of Words Retained

Coco Goldman

Wylie Cornish

Lily Grasso-Rudawsky

Skyler Kasnoff

Kaylee Apodaca

Emilio Carrasco



Skinner Winter Concert – Fri, 12/14, 6:30 pm at North High

Somos One presents Dia de los Muertos

Somos One presents Dia de los Muertos
Friday, November 2, 2018

5 – 8 pm
Open to the Community

Face Painting – Sugar Skulls – Altars – Procession – Potluck
Comida Para Compartir – Pintura para la Cara – Calaveras de Azucar – Altares – Desfile

Potluck – please bring a dish to share – Last Name A-H-Appetizer; I-R -Main Dish; S-Z – Dessert
Comida Para Compartir de Apellido –  A-H – Apertitivo; I-R – Plato Principal; S-Z – Postre

Procession – a procession through the community to honor our loved ones. Bring photos to carry. Starts at 7:15 pm
Desfile – un desfile para honrar los que han fallecido traegan fotos. Empieta a 7:15 pm
Procession sponsored by DPD District #1 & Councilman Rafael Espinoza’s Office

Altars – bring photos or items of passed loved ones to place on the community altar.
To display an altar, please RSVP by 10/30 to
Altares – Traegan fotos o cosas para poner en los altares.
Para recordar los que han fallecido, respondo lo mas pronto a

Skinner Fall Festival Photos

Skinner’s 9th Annual Fall Festival was Saturday, October 13, 2018. It was a a fantastic community event full of food, music, and fun. The weather could not have been better for the event. $4,300 was raised going directly to Skinner teachers’ classrooms. This was a $500 increase over the amount raised in 2017! See below for some great photos from the day.

US Army Field Band Members Visit Skinner’s Jazz Band!

The Skinner Jazz Band had the privilege of hosting members of the United States Army Field Band, the Jazz Ambassadors, today during our 7th period class. They performed and conducted clinics with our jazz students as musicians in residence as part of an outreach program through the University of Denver. THANK YOU for your service and for spending time at Skinner today!

The Jazz Ambassadors is the United States Army’s premier big band. This 19-member ensemble, formed in 1969, has received great acclaim both at home and abroad performing America’s original art form, jazz. Known as America’s Big Band, the Jazz Ambassadors are the premier touring jazz orchestra of the United States Army. Formed in 1969, this 19-piece ensemble has received critical acclaim throughout the United States and abroad performing America’s original art form, jazz.
More info can be found here:…/ensembles/jazz-ambassadors

Skinner at DPS Cross Country Championship!

Skinner XC competed in the DPS Cross Country Championship at Bear Valley on Thursday, October 11, 2018.

Both our Girls Varsity and Boys Varsity teams placed 3rd! Helen Deming won the Girls Open Class and Aiden Larson placed 3rd in the Boys Open Class.

Congratulations Scorpions!

Click here for all the meet results.

The teams will be competing in the State Championship on October 20.


Skinner Fall Festival / Festival de Otoño

Skinner Fall Festival / Festival de Otoño

Saturday, October 13, 2018    10 am – 2 pm

Skinner’s 9th Annual Fall Festival is fun for the whole family!
This school-wide party is a wonderful community event and is open to public so bring your friends! All proceeds benefit Skinner student field trips, athletics, and many other activities. Free admission!

Haunted House, Concert Band/NHS Drumline Performance 12pm-12:30pm, Sopapillas, Rootbeer Floats, Photo Booth, Breakfast burritos and baked goods, PLINKO, World’s Finest Chocolate, Nachos, Karaoke Station, Bake Sale, Coffee cart, Football Toss & Soccer Goal Kick, Tattoos & Hair Dye, Sugar Store, Petting Zoo, Street Tacos, Pie in the face, Bouncy castle, Arcade games AND “Dunk” chair


Aerial Video of Skinner’s Campus

Click here or below to see a cool aerial drone video of Skinner’s campus!



Geek Out Hour

Join us for our Geek Out Hour at the Hadley Branch Library! During this time we’ll have activities relating to science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). Come in and join, or become inspired to make something while you’re in the ideaLAB! Every Tuesday 4-5 p.m. starting Sept. 11 running through Nov. 13. No registration required, just drop in. Perfect for ages 8-12.

Teen Trivia Night

Encourage your teens to join us in the Community Room at the Schlessman Family Branch Library as we host an exciting event for teens. We will have challenging, yet ideal questions for teens designed to get participants laughing! Drinks and snacks will be available with a prize for the winner to take home in the end. We ask that participants bring any smart device that will allow them to participate! Every second Thursday from 4–5:30 p.m.— the next Trivia Night will be Sept. 13.

Fortnite at the Library

Teens can put their Battle Royale skills to work at the Woodbury Branch Library and compete against their friends and library staff. Teens can also show off their best Fortnite dance moves during a dance contest. We will have yummy food and prizes for winners. All teens are invited BUT don’t forget to come in for a permission slip that needs to be signed by a parent/guardian. Friday, Sept. 21, 6:15–8 p.m.

Teen Board Game Group

Don’t get bored, get board (games, that is)! Join us every Saturday 2–-4 p.m. at theRoss-University Hills Branch Library as we play new games as well as old favorites, meet new people, and generally have a good time!

Visit Denver Public Library’s online events calendar for a full listing of programs and happenings!

Jewels of Highlands Home Tour – Sept 29, Noon – 4 pm

Once a year, some of North Denver’s most beautiful homes are open to the public for the Jewels of Highlands Home Tour. The Jewels of Highlands Home Tour is Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 from Noon – 4 pm and features 6 spectacular homes in the West Highlands neighborhood.

Go to for more information and purchase your tickets today! Tickets also available at Nostalgic Homes, 3737 West 32nd Avenue at Newton St, Denver, CO 80211.

Can’t attend? Purchase a teacher ticket at send a Skinner teacher for free!

The Jewels of Highland Home Tour is the largest fundraiser of the year for Skinner and raised over $30,000 for Skinner in 2017. 100% of the proceeds from the Tour benefit Skinner. The tour wouldn’t be possible without our Presenting Sponsor – Nostalgic Homes.  Nostalgic Homes covers 100% of the costs of the tour, a remarkable contribution to our school!

How can you help?

  • Buy a ticket and enjoy the event (or purchase a few teacher tickets if you can’t attend)
  • Volunteer! Click here to see shift options and sign up today.
  • Tell FIVE people about the tour and encourage them to buy tickets


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