Our Principal - Mr. Toby Haugen
As I have shared in the past, our school is working to intentionally focus on the 5 Whole Child Tenets:
This month I want to highlight what our school has done recently to promote HEALTHY and ENGAGED.
Healthy – Each student enters school healthy and learns about and practices a healthy lifestyle.
We are continuing our white milk challenge through December. We have seen several students make a small healthy choice by grabbing the white milk instead of chocolate. Our staff regularly walks through the cafeteria passing out BARK tags to students who have chosen white milk for lunch. This reinforcement has been a very beneficial way to increase the number of students making those healthy choices in the cafeteria.
On Wednesday, November 30, the Medical Assistant students from CAVIT came to our campus and provided several activities for our 7th and 8th graders. The activities were developed based on the AZ State Health Education Standards, 1. Health promotion and disease prevention concepts, 2. Factors affecting health behaviors, 3. Access to health information, products, and services to enhance health, 4. Interpersonal communication skills to enhance health, 5. Decision-making skills to enhance health, and 6. Goal-setting skills to enhance health. This benefited the CAVIT students as it is part of their community service project. Skyline Ranch K-8 also benefited from having people directly related to the Health Services sector teach our students standards based health content.
Engaged – Each student is actively engaged in learning and is connected to the school and broader community.
On November 9, members of our student council Going Green Team were recognized at center court during the Phoenix Suns game. Additionally, our Student Council and NJHS sponsored our annual food drive. This year we chose to support the Christ the Victor Food Bank right here in San Tan Valley. Our school was proud to donate approximately 2000 food items and $700 to Christ the Victor. Our two students who managed the food drive, Alexis Fraser and Hailey Johnson, joined Ms. Wood, StuCo Advisor, and me as we delivered our school’s collection. We were able to tour their facility and learn the history of the food bank and about the other supports they provide to our community.
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2016-2017 Important Information
2016 - 2017 Parent Planner
All visitors must present a picture identification card (Driver’s License, State Identification Card, etc.) to the front office.
The office will present our visitors with a sticker indicating their visitor status.
Identification cards will be held in the office for all visitors until their time of departure.
Once a visitor has signed-out, their identification card will be returned to them.
These procedures assist the school with identifying visitors on campus in the event of an emergency by ensuring visitors remember to sign-out upon leaving the school. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.
**ATTENTION PARENTS OF ATHLETES**
Banner Ironwood Medical Center will be providing FREE Sports Physicals and other health services to uninsured students. This will take place every Thursday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at 3700 N. Gantzel Rd., San Tan Valley. For more information just click on the link below to view their flyer.Mobile SBHC card.pdf
2016-2017 School Hours:
*Due to K-3 elective schedules and school wide end of the day procedures, we are not able to call students to the office for early pickup after 3:00 pm. On Early Release days, this time will be 12:30 pm. Thank you for understanding.
There have been some really great things going on at Skyline Ranch K-8 this year. Many of you have left messages for me or have expressed your excitement to teachers and parent leaders. Thank you for sharing your enthusiasm with us. I would like to ask you to take a moment and rate our school on GreatSchools.com. GreatSchools.com is a resource that many people moving to our area use when choosing a school district and a specific school. I believe there has been a noticeable shift in the culture of Skyline Ranch K-8. Please share your thoughts and rate our school!
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What Skyline Ranch K-8 Has To Offer
*Interscholastic sports program
*Before and After school tutoring
*Special Education services
*Free/Reduced lunch and breakfast
*Title 1 services
Every classroom is outfitted with the latest technology:
*40 Tablets or Google Chromebooks in Each Grade