Congratulations Science Fair Winners!

Skinner’s Science Fair was Tuesday, December 5. CONGRATULATIONS to our top prize winners! Look out District Science Fair…here come these incredible scientists from Skinner, taught by amazing Skinner teachers! (See below for photos).  Thank you to the 60+ fantastic judges who volunteered their time to serve, including an awesome group of former Skinner scientists (grades 9-11)!

6th Grade – 1st: Kobe Brambilla; 2nd: Polly Bungum and Reese Ripley; 3rd: Olivia Ortiz
7th Grade – 1st: Lia Dino; 2nd: Kylie Abeyta and Skyler Kasnof: 3rd: Coco Goldman
8th Grade – 1st: Juno Gregg; 2nd: Sophie Scholl;3rd: Charlie Ruderman-Pratt

Did you know in 2016, Skinner was the only DPS middle school to represent at the Metro Science Fair, where we had 3 projects qualify for the State Science Fair? One project went on to place 2nd! Looking forward to watching our scholars compete at the District, Local, and State levels, Best of Luck!

6th Grade Top Ten – Kobe Brambilla, Polly Bungum and Reese Ripley, Olivia Ortiz. In no particular order: Magdalena Burkholder, Reyna Sandoval/Ellary Hammermeister-Suger, Maeve Reidy, Phoebe Fowler, Thomas Combs, Elsa Homer, Helen Goldberg
GRIT Award: Valerie Perez, Gabriel Guttierrez, Ozmar Munoz, Liliana Echeverra
CREATIVITY Award: Magdalena Burkholder

7th Grade Top Ten – Lia Dino, Skyler Kasnoff/Kylie Abeyta, Coco Goldman. In no particular order: Lily Grasso Rudawsky, Wylie Cornish/Nate Howard, Sophie Seymour, Preston Schmidt/Veronica Wolf, Alex Richardson/Maxwell Bungum, Thu Nguyen
GRIT Award: Gabriella Isom
CREATIVITY Award: Justin Burt

8th Grade Top Ten -Juno Gregg, Sophie Scholl, Charlie Ruderman-Pratt. In no particular order: Madison Menke, Rachel Zizmor, Sophia Girten, Kate Adams, Olivia Talle, Egan Fisher, Declan McDaniel


December Family Newsletter

Hello Families –

Please click here for the December Newsletter. Lots of important info including upcoming dates (BINGO Night is Jan. 19), a letter from Ms. Koyama and info on holiday gifts for teachers.

Care and Feeding of your Chromebook

Scorpion Success at Robotics Competition!

The results just came in and Skinner came in 15th at the Rocky Mountain BEST Robotics competition this past weekend (October 21-22, 2017) at Metro State. Our team competed against high schools and middle schools across the Front Range and the competition was intense. CONGRATULATIONS SCORPIONS!

Screenagers Screening-“Raising Media Smart Kids” Presentation

Thanks to our Skinner and greater North Denver community who attended the screening of “Screenagers” yesterday, October 24, 2017.

Click here for Brian Dino’s presentation “Raising Media Smart Kids” including TONS of great information on media and device safety for your family.


8th Annual Skinner Fall Festival / Festival de Otoño – Sat., Oct. 21, 10 am – 2 pm

The 8th Annual Skinner Fall Festival is coming up on October 21 from 10 am – 2 pm.

LOTS of FUN for the whole family! Games, prizes, food, drinks, musical performances,
free flu shots for your whole family.

Una casa embrujada, vacunas gratuitas contra la gripe, comida, juegos, castillos inflables  (brinca, brinca) y diversión


15% Discount on Yearbook thru Sept. 30!

Skinner Families: if you would like to receive 15% off the 2017-18 yearbook, please go to and enter the code provided on the flyer. Offer expires September 30th. Thanks!
1 Go to
2 Enter our school’s passcode: 1014103592642212
Regular Price: $35.00

Student NFL Predictions – Week #2

Skinner Families – look for the upcoming Digital AND Print versions of The Skinner Citizen mid-October, but for now, enjoy the weekly NFL prediction column written by Skinner students!

Click here  Week 2 NFL Predictions

Skinner Student Dress Code Survey

Two reporters for the Skinner Citizen are writing an article on the Skinner Dress Code.


Skinner Student NFL Week 1 Predictions!

Skinner Families – look for the upcoming Digital AND Print versions of The Skinner Citizen mid-October, but for now, enjoy a preview of the weekly NFL prediction column written by Skinner students!

Click here – NFL Week 1 Predictions

Kick-off PTO Meeting & Parent Talk-Tuesday, 9/5 / Primera Reunión del PTO & Platica de los Padres 9/5

Kick-off PTO Meeting & Parent Talk – Tuesday, September 5th, 6 – 7 pm

Please plan to attend the first PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) meeting of the year. Skinner Social Worker, Joe Waldon, will also give his fascinating, information packed talk, Inside the Mind of a Middle Schooler. You don’t want to miss it! Location: Skinner Middle School Library

Primera Reunión del PTO & Platica de los Padres – Martes 5 de Septiembre, 6-7 pm

En la biblioteca de la Escuela Secundaria Skinner

Por favor asista a la primera reunión del año del PTO (Organización de Padres y Maestros).  El trabajador social de Skinner, el Sr. Waldon, presentara su fascinante platica llena de información, Dentro de la Mente de un Estudiante de Secundaria.  No se lo puede perder!

Back to School Family BBQ-Sept. 7/Parrillada Familiar de Regreso a la Escuela-Sept. 7

Back to School Family BBQ – Thursday, September 7th, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Please join Skinner staff and families for a potluck BBQ out on the field. This is your opportunity to meet your student’s teachers and sign up for athletics and Neighborhood Center after-school activities. Event held rain or shine

5:30 – 6 pm – Grade Level Meetings – please plan to attend to learn essential information every Skinner family needs to know. Attendance is strongly encouraged. Arrive early to drop off your pot luck item in the back field before going to your grade-level meeting. Please label any dishes with your student’s name if you want them returned.

Skinner will provide hot dogs, veggie burgers, condiments, and water. Sodas will be available to purchase. Please bring a dish to share (see below) and chairs or a blanket for seating.

  • Last name beginning with letter A-H bring:   Dessert
  • Last name beginning with letter I-U bring:   Side dish or salad
  • Last name beginning with letter V-Z bring:   Chips and dip

Parrillada Familiar de Regreso a la Escuela  – Jueves, 7 de septiembre, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Por favor, acompañe al personal de Skinner y nuestras familias para una parrillada estilo “potluck” afuera en el campo del lado norte. Esta es una oportunidad de conocer a los maestros de su hijo/a y registrarse para deportes y actividades para después de clases en el Centro Comunitario. El evento se llevara a cabo con sol o lluvia.

5:30-6:00 p.m. – Reuniones de nivel de grado – por favor asista  para enterarse de información esencial que todas las familias de Skinner necesitan saber. Su asistencia es altamente recomendada. Llegue temprano para que primero lleve sus platillos  al campo del lado norte antes de ir a las reuniones de nivel de grado.  Por favor marque sus trastes con el nombre se su estudiante si desea que se le regresen.

Skinner proporcionará hot dogs, hamburguesas vegetarianas, los condimentos y agua. Habrá sodas en venta. Favor de traer un platillo para compartir (ver abajo) y sillas o una manta para sentarse con su familia

  • Apellidos que comienzan con las letras A-H traer: Postre
    • Apellidos que comienzan con las letras I-U traer: platillo adicional o ensalada
    • Apellidos que comienzan con las letras V-Z traer: Papas fritas y salsas


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