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


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Possible Opportunities for Learning

Exploring Journalism seminars at HHS will be held on ten Tuesdays (November 14,21,28, December 5,12,19, and January 9,16,23,30) from 3:30-5pm.  Our students may take the bus to HHS but will need be picked up at HHS at 5pm.  Register at
You Be the Chemist! workshops at HHS will be held on Mondays starting November 20th.  Our students by take the bus to HHS but will need to be picked up at HHS at 4:30pm.

If I Were Mayor essay contest for all 7th graders.  $150 regional winners and $250 state winner for 200-500 word essay
JMU College for Kids- Saturdays 9am-noon, January 13-February 17, 2018 for grades 1-8. $135 registration for these enrichment classes:

Skyline's Super Science Challenges Club will meet on Mondays 3-5pm, starting on January 29th and ending on March 19th. JMU students majoring in Chemistry and Physics will work with small groups of students on a variety of challenges. Direct questions to Mrs. McNett
The Library of Congress sponsored Letters About Literature accepts letters until 12/9/17.


Lockheed Martin's Generation Beyond Video Upload a 1-2 minute video of your Mars Base Camp Habitation Module. Entries are due by 8pm on 12/14/17  Challenge


Skyline’s Lego-Robotics Teams met in room #241/259 from 3-5pm (bus transportation available) on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays starting on 9/18/17.  Our competition was Saturday, 11/4/17.  


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! ( Teams form in September.  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 - Meet on four Thursdays in January from 3-5pm to plan, build, & test with a team; Challenge Day on January 27, 2018 at JMU.  

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 6, 2018. Grade level Bees will be held on January 3, 2018.

National Geographic Society’s Geography Bee- Skyline Bee will be at 8am on December 8, 2017

American Math Contest - AMC8 will be November 15th at 1pm   Practice problems are available at

Math Olympiad -  math class November through March in grades 6-8

Virginia Math League - during math class each February

National History Fair  - Saturday in April @ Virginia Historical Society in Richmond

Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge due in April of 2018


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