February 13, 2017, 8:48am By Kimberly Wiggins and Doug Morland, Assessment Coordinators, St Vrain Valley School District
On April 11, 2017, all sophomores and juniors in Colorado will be taking the PSAT 10 and SAT at their home schools. The good news? It’s free! AND you don’t have to do a thing to register. But wait … there’s more! Millions of dollars in scholarships (yes, millions…) are tied to both assessments, so even if you’re not 100% sure about your after-high-school plans, still use this time to prepare just in case - they’re there anyways, might as well get the most you can out of it!
The Longmont Public Library will house a special exhibit featuring the work of Skyline High School's artists this month. You can meet the artists at a special open house this Friday, February 2, 2017 from 4:00 to 5:00 PM in the Longmont library. See the library's site for more details.
Congratulations to Ms. Kelly Bates, SED teacher, and Ms. Stephanie Texera, Director of Bands and VPA Academy Co-Coordinator, for being awarded Skyline's Falcon of the Month. Both Ms. Bates and Ms. Texera bring intense passion and commitment to their roles and care deeply and sincerely for their students.
Skyline High School will host two parent-teacher conferences in February. The first will take place on Wednesday, February 1st from 3:00 to 7:30 PM. The second will be held on Thursday, February 9th from 3:00 to 7:30 PM. We hope that you can join us on one of these evenings. We look forward to speaking with you about your students' academic progress.
Lyza Weisman calls her "bag of tricks" everything from pushing her glasses up the bridge of her nose with the eraser end of a pencil to drinking through a straw — both simple tools that help her reach just above her shoulders near the ceiling of her upward range of motion.
Reality is that the wheelchair-bound Skyline High School freshman needs help in the bathroom and in the shower due to a genetic condition — spinal muscular atrophy — that causes weakness and wasting in muscles due to a loss of specialized nerve cells.