Week 10-21 through 10-25:
Sorry I have not posted the last 2 weeks! I have had rotating subs in for the 6th grade paraprofessional and have been juggling a lot!
I am happy to share that Traci Kosaki has moved to the ISS (In School Suspension)position. This new job will be a great fit for her and her great skills helping our most challenged students. I am happy that all of Skyridge will now benefit from her talents!
Traci leaves big shoes to fill and I am confident that our newly hired Paraprofessional has the skills and talent to do just that! I would like to introduce our new 6th grade Paraprofessional – Mrs. Jenna Jenkins. She is a Camas resident and her children attend Camas schools. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience in special education. She has only been here a week now and is already impacting student learning and jumping right in!
This week events:
Girls Volleyball and Girls and Boys Wrestling Practice starts this week.
Tuesday – Picture retakes
Tuesday - PTO – 6:00pm
Tuesday - Choir concert, 7pm at Skyridge
Late start Wednesday and Thursday
Thursday – Band Concert, 7pm at Skyridge
SPIRIT WEEK NEXT WEEK!
I will be back on track this week – updating pages and posting the week in review after school every Monday! As always if you have any questions or concerns please email,
stop by in the morning or after school Wednesdays or give me a call!
Great article about Organization Skills and how to help your child:
Week 9-30 through 10-4:
A great start to the school year. The students are settling into routines and are coming to class prepared! Thanks so much.
Here is a great article about students becomeing self advocates. This is something I teach my sixth graders. It is importatnt to be able to stand up for yourself and advocate for your needs.
Busy week for sports with the Paper Cup at Doc Harris Stadium on Tuesday at 6:30. Two Cross Country meets Tuesday and Friday.
Students should be finishing their first independent reading book this week. We will be working on how to write the essay due on the 14th.
Parent Curriculum Night September 17th from 5:30-7:35
We look forward to seeing you Tuesday!!
Mrs.Ireland's presentation starts at 5:30PM in Room 124 downstairs hall to the right!
Skyridge parents and guardians are invited to come and meet with your student’s teachers, receive pertinent details regarding curriculum, major projects and team concepts. Tonight is a wonderful time for you to ask questions and understand the mechanics of your child’s day. I have set aside a half-hour for you before the majority of 6th grade parents show up. This means a parking space and time for you to get to know how my team and I will assist
5:30-6:00 Presentation by Jennifer Ireland:
Meet in Mrs. Ireland's room 124 to learn about the curriculum and specialized instruction she provides in the Reading, Writing, Math, Social Skills and Organization Flex classes.
6:00-7:00 Team Presentations in Classrooms:
Meet with teachers/teams in core classrooms on the 6th grade hall. Mrs. Ireland will be rotating through the 6th grade teams at this time. (Go to the team room for your child's Science teacher for rotation or group presentations.)
7:00-7:15 STAR Presentations for 1st period classes:
Your child has a Sky day, period 1 on the schedule, and a Hawk day, period
2 on the schedule. Follow these for the STAR class rotations. An opportunity to
learn details about our STAR classes and help establish a
clear understanding of class structures and the rotation process that is
offered to our 6th grade households. Teachers will be located in the following areas:
Health/Fitness in the gyms, Art in room 123, Band in the band room 302,
Choir in room 301, and Technology in classroom 121.
7:20-7:35 STAR Presentations for 2nd period classes: See
Week of 9-9-13 through 9-13-13
Great first week of school! All of the students are settling into the new routine and increased independence and responsibility of Middle School. Thanks for sending your kids in with all of the needed supplies, breakfast filled bellies and ready to learn smiling faces! We are going to have a great year!
Pictures are this Tuesday. 6th graders have them first thing in the morning so they will be looking good!!
Middle schoolers often get a bit quieter and don't share as much with parents at home. All a part of the normal young adult development of becoming more independent, but this can be hard on parents who are use to the talkative child who tells them all about school! See the article link that I found that can help you ask better questions that just might get a better response!
As always if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me! Email works best, (still having phone issues!) or stop by in the morning from 7:30-8am. I am usually in my room!
Thanks and have a great week!
Welcome to Skyridge Middle School
I hope you have had a great summer and are excited to start your middle school career!
6th Grade Back to School
Night - AUGUST 28th
You are invited to come EARLY and meet with Mrs. Ireland from 5-5:30. The Back to School Night runs
from 5:30 - 7:45. Meeting with Mrs. Ireland first allows you to not miss out on the scheduled events, meet all of your teachers and get all of the info you need to be prepared for the first day of school. You will be sure to get a good parking spot! Pick up your schedule in the lunch room and head right to room 124. I will be able to talk about supplies, schedules and lockers. I can answer all of those tricky middle school adjustment questions and worries! Due to the short amount of time I cannot discuss individual education plans but will have a signup sheet for meeting requests.
The teaching teams are:
Garner / Ireland / Smith / Mattson
Givens / Mantz / Morrisey
Cooper / Gilman / Altmiller
Allen / Westfall
6th grade schedule confusion:
The white print out schedule really should be called a class list since it is not the order of classes nor does it have class times posted. The class list is really the computer program, Skyward's format for teachers to
enter grades. At the open house I will provide schedules to students and I have extra copies for the first day of school! All students who see me for any class will also write their schedule in the back of their planner.
The 6th graders have a very smooth and easy schedule to follow once you look at the classes and not the class list. Please see the Schedule page on this website for further details.
STAR classes per 1 class per 2 class = 1 SKY Day 2 Hawk Day
All students have Health/Fitness as either their Sky or Hawk day. The other day is either: Band, Choir or the Rotation classes - Performance, Art orTechnology. This period is the only thing that changes each day. The rest of
the schedule is 3 academic "Core" classes - Math, Language Arts and a Science/Social Studies Block.
Period 3 = Core 1, Period 4 = Core 2, Period 5 = Core 3, Period 7= Flex.
The end of the day is a Flex/Community period where all students spend time with their teacher team and smaller community in the 6th grade.
I hope that answers all of the questions!
As always if you have any questions or concerns please feel free
to email or call! I have resently moved classrooms and the phone in my new room is not currently working. If you have called in the last month please send me an email or call and leave a message with the main office.