Skinner Wins DPS MyTech Grant – 1:1 Chromebooks in 2017-18!

Skinner is so pleased to announce that our school was selected as one of the DPS MyTech grant recipients! Each and every Skinner Scholar will receive a Chromebook for work at school AND home next school year and beyond! This 1:1 technology will allow our scholars to grow even more.

Thank you to the Skinner team who worked so hard on the grant application and huge thank you to the DPS MyTech committee AND to Denver voters for approving the 2016 DPS Bond/Mill Levy!

Click here for more info.

Skinner Featured in Restorative Practices article

Skinner Middle School has used Restorative Practices as an inherent part of our school and support of our students for several years. North High is also a leader in Restorative Practices. Please read this informative article below to learn much more.

http://denverteachers.org/restorative-practices-partnership-succeeds-in-strengthening-schools/

Skinner Fundraiser – Wed, April 26, 5-8 pm at Modern Market

Wednesday, April 26 at 5 – 8 PM

Modern Market, 900 16th St at Champa St – Downtown on the 16th Street Mall (next to Subway)

Have dinner downtown! Modern Market on the 16th Street Mall is a delicious quick-casual spot. Mention “Skinner” at checkout and 50% of your bill will be donated to the Skinner student service-learning trip to Peru!

http://www.modernmarket.com/locations/16th-street

Click for flyer: MODERN MARKET dineout

Skinner Scientists Place at State Science Fair!

HUGE CONGRATS to Skinner Scientists Juno Gregg and Josh Miller who competed last week in the State Science Fair. Juno received a special award from the American Public Power Association & Platte River Power Authority and Josh received SECOND PLACE in the Earth and Space division! Congratulations to everyone involved in helping the students get to this level and congrats to Josh and Juno! (Juno pictured second from left in group photo).

Josh Miller

Juno Gregg pictured second from left

Skinner Artists’ work chosen for District Art Show!

Congrats to Jalen Proctor, Jade DeCamillis and Annika Miller and Art Teacher Ms. Nook for having their student artwork selected for the DPS Citywide Middle School Art Show! You can see their work and others displayed at the downtown main Denver Public Library. All are invited to the Reception and Awards Ceremony. 

Tuesday, April 18th  ~  5:00 – 7:00 pm

Denver Public Library, main branch – Conference Room B2

10 W. Fourteenth Ave, Denver

Light refreshments will be provided

Click for Reception invitation. All are invited! MSArtExhibit Invite2017

Welcome New 6th Graders! Class of 2024! ¡BIENVENIDOS ESTUDIANTES DE SKINNER, CLASE DEL 2024!

WELCOME SKINNER SCHOLARS, CLASS OF 2024!

Dear Parents/Guardians and Incoming 6th Grade Students:

We would like to welcome our incoming 6th grade students and their parents/guardians to Skinner Middle School. The Skinner staff is thrilled that you have selected our school to begin the important life passage of middle school.

Please click for the welcome letter: Admitted 6th grader letter-3-2017

Please click for Incoming 6th Grader Math and Spanish Testing Information: 2017-18 6th Math-Spanish Assessment Test Info – 1 page

 

¡BIENVENIDOS ESTUDIANTES DE SKINNER, CLASE DEL 2024!

Estimados Padres/Tutores y Estudiantes Ingresando al 6to Grado:

Me gustaría dar la bienvenida personalmente a nuestros estudiantes de sexto grado y a sus padres/tutores a la Escuela Secundaria Skinner. El personal de Skinner está encantado de que haya seleccionado nuestra escuela para comenzar el importante paso de la vida de la escuela secundaria.

Por favor, haga clic aquí para la carta de bienvenida: Admitted 6th grader letter-3-2017 SPANISH

Informacionpara nuevos estudiantes de 6º Grado para 
Pruebas Español y Matematicas: 2017-18 6th Math-Spanish Assessment Test Info - 1 page



Hot off the presses…. The Skinner Citizen!

Click below for the March issue of The Skinner Citizen

The Skinner Citizen, vol. 3 – March 17, 2017

Neighborhood Center Spring Break Camp! March 27-30, 8:30 am – 2 pm. Only $40!

Neighborhood Center Spring Break Camp! March 27-30, 8:30 am – 2 pm. Only $40 for the entire week! Open to current Skinner students only. 4 DAYS packed with everything from STEAM activities to leadership activities.
 
REGISTRATION ONLINE (http://tinyurl.com/NCspringcamp) or at the Neighborhood Center. For questions contact Brittnee Kidder-Davis at 720-424-1472 or brittnee_kidder-davis@dpsk12.org or Angie Gonzales at 720-424-1472 or angelica_gonzales@dpsk12.org
 
CAMPO DE VACACIONES DE PRIMAVERA – $40
 
REGISTRO EN LÍNEA (http://tinyurl.com/NCspringcamp) o en el Neighborhood Center .
Si tienes preguntas puedes contactar a Brittnee Kidder-Davis en 720-424-1472 o Angie Gonzales en 720-424-1472

Last chance to purchase a 2016-17 Skinner Yearbook!

The yearbook deadline is fast approaching – Tuesday, April 11, 2017!

Please click the flyer for purchasing information and purchase your student’s yearbook today!

Yearbook Deadline Flyer English

Yearbook Deadline Spanish

Dine out for Skinner at Sloan’s Lake Tap & Burger- 3/21, 4-8 pm

Tuesday, March 21, 4 – 8 pm

Sloan’s Lake Tap & Burger  -1565 Raleigh St, just north of Colfax

Head over to STB for happy hour and/or dinner on Tuesday, March 21 from 4-8 pm. Sloan’s Lake Tap & Burger will donate 50% of your bill to Skinner when you mention “Skinner” when checking out. WOW!

Enjoy STB’s amazing wings, mac & cheese, soups, salads, sandwiches, incredible BBQ and absolutely mouthwatering burgers!
$7 kids meals include veggies & dessert!

Proceeds benefit Skinner’s PTO.
Not to be combined with other offers or promotions (including “kids eat free”).

Kate T. Parker Author Visit “Strong is the New Pretty” – Wed, March 15, 8:45 am

Join us at Skinner Middle School on Wednesday, March 15 at 8:45 am for a visit from author/photographer Kate T. Parker, author of  “Strong is the New Pretty”

Click here for event flyer/book order form

STUDENT CONTEST:  Would you like to introduce the author at the assembly? Write an introduction, submit it to your teacher, attach it to this form and you could be selected to introduce the author at your school’s event!

Confident, wild, joyful, fearless, resilient, creative, strong. Girls are all of these things and more. A powerful photographic celebration of the tenacious spirit of girls from across the county, Strong is the New Pretty by professional photographer Kate T. Parker shows us that all girls – not just the athletic ones – are unstoppable. A mother of two loud, messy, freckled, and amazing daughters, Parker began taking pictures of them in everyday life – biking, playing soccer, discovering tide pools – and quickly came to realize the images that most resonated were ones where they were being their true, authentic selves. This morphed into a photography series “Strong is the New Pretty,” which went viral in 2015 and has lead to collaborations with brands such as Kellogg’s, Athleta, Oxygen, and Girls on the Run. And now it is being transformed into striking, inspiring book of the same name, that primarily features never-before-seen photos taken around the county. Filled with more than 150 color and black and white photographs of bookish girls, girls jumping in mud and leaves, girls comforting their best friend, athletic girls, and artistic girls, Strong is the New Pretty reminds us that beauty is not about being a certain size or having your hair done a certain way or wearing a certain dress. It is about being yourself. It is Parker’s goal to inspire girls and women to be their best selves – to challenge and test their limits, to nurture their curiosity and intellect, to find strength in being creative and kind, in bold displays of anger and joy, and in quiet determination. Because as Grace, age 13, says: “Being a girl has no limits.”

KATE T. PARKER is a mother, wife, former collegiate soccer player, Ironman, and professional photographer who shoots both fine art projects and commercial work for clients across North America. Her Strong is the New Pretty photo series has led to collaborations with brands like Athleta, Kellogg’s, Oxygen, and Girls on the Run. The project has also inspired Kate to launch a philanthropic arm of Strong Is the New Pretty, partnering with organizations that invest in girls’ health and education. She lives with her family in Atlanta, Georgia. Visit Kate at www.katetparkerphotography.com.

Fundraiser for Skinner Middle School – Tuesday, March 21

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