Skinner Student Newsletter – The Skinner Citizen, Vol. 1

Welcome to The Skinner Citizen, Vol. 1. The Skinner Citizen is written and produced by Mr. Joshua Duran and his 2nd period Newspaper Class. 

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Click here to read –  The Skinner Citizen, vol. 1 – Oct 31, 2016


Skinner Arts Nights – Dec. 16 & 17 at 6 pm

Join us at Skinner on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 16 and 17 at 6 pm as students present two evenings of art and music. On Tuesday, come enjoy the sounds of our winter concert. There will be three performances that evening with pieces from band, orchestra and jazz bands. Our Skinner musicians range from beginner to advanced and have grown tremendously under the tutelage of Music Director Jordan Dwyer. Our own librarian Janice Pacheco also lends a hand to the performance, acting as piano coach for the jazz band.

On Wednesday, the Skinner Drama club presents an evening of theater with the short play, “A Little Help,” written by Alan Haehnel. The performance will be followed by monologues and duets from some of our most talented thespians. Also on the agenda: a sign language rendition of “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” from the hit movie “Frozen.”

On both evenings, take a tour of Skinner’s hallways, which will be transformed into a showplace for student-created visual art projects developed under the watchful eye of Art teacher Jessica Feaster.

So come out and support the arts this holiday season! Get here early, get a front row seat and enjoy an evening of art and music with Skinner Middle School.



Robotics students on a roll at Salvagetti bike shop

Did you know that Skinner Middle School has a “Junk Drawer Robotics” class at the Neighborhood Center after school? And they get to do really cool stuff?

This Robotics class visited our new neighborhood bike shop, Salvagetti, for a demonstration on how bicycles work about a week ago.  Phillip Brown, Service Manager, taught our Skinner Scholars about the different parts and functions of bikes, and gave an in-depth tutorial on gears.

The purpose of the Junk Drawer Robotics program is to expose students to different ways they can build functional robots using household and desk drawer items.  The visitation to the bike shop coincided with a two-week lesson plan about gears and gear ratios.  The students were really excited about the short field trip and are eager to put their new concepts and insight into practical use!

Watch out for these future engineers and more good stuff to come from Heather and the 4-H crew!!!

Prospective Skinner parents wine & cheese event

Do you know 4th or 5th grade parents interested in knowing more about Skinner Middle School? Invite them to our annual Skinner informational wine and cheese party at Highlands Garden Village’s Hearthstone Common House!

Next Wednesday, September 26 at 7 p.m. prospective Skinner parents and guardians are invited to learn more about the great academics, Spanish language, arts and sports offerings at the school.  Enjoy a glass of wine and some munchies and mingle with principal Michelle Koyama, several teachers and parents who can share what Skinner is REALLY like.

WHAT: Wine and cheese reception and party

WHY: Introduce prospective families to Skinner Middle School

WHEN: Wednesday, September 26 at 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: 4700 W. 37th Ave., Hearthstone Common House in Highlands Village Gardens (one block south of Sprouts)

We hope to see our neighbors there!  And thank you for helping us spread the word…

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