Mrs. McNett, Advancing Learning Specialist - Advancing Learning at Skyline


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Possible Opportunities for Learning

VFW sponsored Patriot's Pen Contest theme is "America's Gift to My Generation". Grand prize is $5,000. Deadline is 10/31/17.
The Library of Congress sponsored Letters About Literature accepts letters until 12/9/17.

Harrisonburg High School is hosting its first ever Cyber Hack-a-Thon for students in grades 7 through 12. This event will take place on Sept. 23rd and Sept. 29th as an evening competition on the HHS campus.  Participating students will be given two options of challenges to choose from and work through the evening to prototype, build, and test in a competitive format.  No experience is necessary!  Challenges will combine skills drawn from the fields of programming, robotics, engineering, and small circuit design. Prizes will be awarded to the winners and all participants gets free food, tech, and t-shirts! Permission slips are available from your science teacher and need to be returned to your science teacher by Thursday, September 21st.


Lockheed Martin's Generation Beyond Video entries due 12/14/17  Challenge


Skyline’s Lego-Robotics Team will meet in room #241 from 3-5pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays starting on 9/18/17.  Our competition is Saturday, 11/18/17.  Bus transportation is available upon request.  


Golf Club  We are excited to offer the golf club again this Fall.  The parent meeting on Friday Sept. 15th from 5:30 - 6:30 at First Tee at Heritage Oaks.  The golf club will start on Sept. 29th from 4:00 - 5:30 and meet only on Fridays.

Destination Imagination (DI)  Do you like challenging activities? Do you love games and puzzles? Learning new skills? Writing or performing? Building mechanical and technical things? Working in a group?  DI can give you the opportunity to hone these skills and be creative! ( to the Information Meeting at the Smithland/Skyline Auditorium on September 27th at 5:30pm.  Contact Patty Watson, the SKMS DI Coordinator

JMU's Free shows at the Well's Planetarium on Saturday's at 2:30 (younger audience) and 3:30 (middle school and up).

Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth  Register for information

Kid Wind Challenge - plan, build, & test with a team; Challenge Day in March  

Scripps National Spelling Bee  free Word Club and other resources. Rockingham Regional Ruritan Spelling Bee March 2018 Harrisonburg City Public School’s District Spelling Bee is scheduled for February 2018. Grade level Bees will be held in January 2018.

National Geographic Society’s Geography Bee- Skyline Bee December 2017

American Math Contest - during math class each November for grade 8

Math Olympiad - during math class November through March in grades 5-8

Virginia Math League - during math class each February

National History Fair  - Saturday in March 10am-4pm @ UVA’s Curry School of Education

BLAST Camp - Building Leaders for Advancing Science and Technology    Rising 9th and 10th graders attend UVA, VT, or Old Dominion each summer. FREE