Spring state testing is upon us in the form of the AIMS Math, AIMS Science and the Stanford 10 test. AIMS Math will take place on Tuesday, April 8th and will be taken for the first time by all 10th graders and also by those who have not yet passed in previous attempts. AIMS Science will be available for 10th graders only on Wednesday, April 9th. Also on Tuesday, April 8th, Stanford 10 will give all 9th graders their first taste of high school level standardized testing. Please be certain that all students are to school and ready to work because even those not testing will have rigorous classroom lessons on both testing days. Plenty of rest and a good breakfast will help to fuel the success of our huskies as we tackle these tests together!
Skyview High School would like to welcome our newest addition to our staff: Art Teacher - Carolyn Robles. Ms. Robles has traveled the world honing her craft with stays in Belgium and Spain before coming to back to Tucson. Studying abroad and in California, Ms. Robles specializes in figure drawing and painting but has a firm base in the theory and execution of many techniques for beginning and advanced artists. Her experience in competitions and college work will allow her to share a unique perspective for those who make art their passion. If your student is interested in exploring art, Ms. Robles is an apt guide on their journey of learning. Please join us in welcoming her to our Skyview family!
National Honor Society inducted six new students into their Skyview chapter on Tuesday, February 25, 2014. Our newest members are Raevyn Crews, Caitlin Encinas, Gabrielle Encinas, Maxwell Gay, Caitlin Powers, and James Pasteur. NHS sponsor and English teacher, Diane Normoyle inducted the new members with Principal, Marianne Goodwin overseeing the ceremony. NHS was instrumental in many activities during the 2013-2014 school year such as collecting clothing for the clothing bank and cans of food for the food bank at Winterhaven. Many members were also the driving force behind the production of the soon to be published yearbook. Skyview is honored to welcome just some of our finest students to this prestigious organization. Congratulations all!
Skyview High School guard, Luis Ruiz has earned Division II All State honors from the Canyon Athletic Association for boys basketball. He is one of fifteen spectacular students chosen from hundreds and will have an opportunity to play in the CAA High School Basketball Futures game at South Mountain Community College on Saturday, March 8, 2014. Averaging 19 points per game, Luis' speed and slashing style led the Huskies to many of their wins and filled the stat book. Luis benefited from great play from the entire team that provided opportunities for fast break points and open lanes to the basket. Coach Mott will travel with Luis and his family so they can celebrate his success and what is sure to be a great showing at the Futures game. If you would like to follow Luis and attend the game in Phoenix, please contact Ms. Isaac at Skyview for more details. Congratulations to the big dog chosen to represent our Huskies!!
AIMS Writing will be conducted on Monday, February 24th and AIMS Reading on Tuesday, February 25th. AIMS is a necessary component to receive a diploma in the state of Arizona that all current Sophomore or higher students must pass. Please ensure that your students have a great night sleep, a healthy breakfast and arrive to school on time and ready to test. For those who are not testing, it is equally important to be in attendance and ready to learn because classes will be conducted according to the Friday time schedule but the content will be relevant and graded. As mentioned, Skyview will follow the Friday bell schedule for the 24th and 25th which means that 3rd period will dismiss at 12:35pm and 4th period at 2:30pm. Please do not hesitate to contact the school with any questions or concerns and lets
In the first of many such meetings, Mrs. Goodwin met with seniors to conduct an informational session regarding financial aid and scholarships. Financial aid is available to students from all walks of life, in all financial situations, and could be a student's ticket to a college education. Students were encouraged to share their goals with their parents and to seek assistance in completing college entrance applications. The documents needed for financial aid were also detailed to further expedite what can seem to be an intimidating process. Mrs. Goodwin introduced students to many online assets as well as local workshops focused on helping motivated students to reach their life goals. If you need any information presented by Mrs. Goodwin or regarding college testing, be sure to contact the school so you can get up to speed.
As a reminder: the Open House/Site Council meeting which was to occur on Thursday, February 6, 2014 has been rescheduled to March 6, 2014 at 6:00pm. We mailed letters to each student's home to announce the schedule change. We invite you to come and find out about some exciting changes for the remainder of the year! If you have anything that you would like to add to the agenda, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Goodwin at the school.
It's not too late to enroll and Skyview High School is an excellent choice to recover credits or get ahead in your education. We offer smaller class sizes with a more individualized approach to education. We are enrolling exceptional students for Block 3 and to get started, simply complete the online application or contact us at 520.722.4721. We will be available during the winter break to assist you with reaching your goals and we look forward to helping you to become our newest Husky!
We are on break from December 23, 2013 until January 6, 2014 with students reporting for Block 3 on January 7th. Administration will still be available at the school during the break except for 12/24, 12/25, 12/31, and 1/1. Please call for appointments or drop in and we will be happy assist you in any way possible.
Report cards will be mailed on December 23rd so watch your mailboxes to see how your student performed during Block 2.
The National Honor Society at Skyview High School is already experiencing the joys and wonders of volunteerism. In October NHS worked with STUGO to distribute and pick up donations for a canned food drive, and December 12th the students finalized a gently used clothing donation drive for Casa Maria (Our students delivered 669 articles of clothing!) Thanks to member, Raevyn Crews, and her mother for all the laundering! On December 17th, NHS collected canned food for the Community Food Bank at Winterhaven. Several of the members have been helping the math department with Algebra tutoring and the members have taken on the production of this year's yearbook.