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October 12, 2017
This was a fun and short week at school. Please remember tomorrow, October 13th, there is no school.
If your child mentions not seeing me in classrooms as much over the past week, unfortunately that is true. I seem to have caught the nasty cold/sore throat bug going around. I am excited to be feeling better and getting back into each classroom at least once a day. I love watching our teachers teach and our students actively engaged and learning.
We now have all of our students grouped in their K-8 Family Groups. Our first family group activity will be on October 18th. Family groups will meet each other and do a “Get to Know Each Other” activity before our first assembly that afternoon.
If you have not signed up for our upcoming conferences on November 8th and 9th, please do so. My goal is to have 100% of our families attend conferences. Our teachers are working hard to streamline our communication in grades K-5 for conferences. You will receive a PPS Parent-Teacher Conference Form with your student’s data to better inform you of where your child is academically.
Grade level teams will be working together in Professional Learning Teams to look at student achievement data, interventions for students and working on PYP year-long plans. I am looking forward to examining our data, providing targeted interventions and seeing our achievement levels raise here at Skyline K-8.
Have a great weekend!
All the best!
Announcing Skyline’s new principal BG Aguirre
Dear Skyline School Community, It is with great pleasure that I announce BG Aguirre as the new principal for Skyline School. BG is currently the principal at St. Helens High School, a position she has held since 2013. She served as assistant principal for five years prior to taking over as principal.
BG earned her Bachelor’s degree in sociology and Spanish from Oregon State University, her Masters of Arts in teaching from Concordia University and her administrator license from Portland State University. Following her graduation from Concordia, BG worked as an elementary school teacher in the Beaverton School District, first at Vose Elementary for five years, then Kinnaman Elementary for three years. She spent a year in the Lincoln County School District in Newport, before moving to the St. Helens School District to serve as assistant principal and principal for St. Helens High School in 2008.
BG has proven herself to be an effective school leader and is looking forward to leading Skyline for years to come. She has received International Baccalaureate MYP Level 1 training and IB Administration Level 2 training. BG is also well-versed in successfully running an AVID school. While at St. Helens, BG was an AVID district director, an AVID principal, attended multiple AVID strand trainings and successfully implemented AVID school-wide.
Throughout her time in both the St. Helens and Beaverton School Districts, BG has gone above and beyond her stated duties to ensure that her community thrives. She is a fluent Spanish speaker and is an advocate for all students. She has had great success writing grants and securing funding for intervention programs, professional development and students in need. She deeply values collaboration between teachers, families and administrative staff to ensure the success of the school.
BG is a dedicated wife and mom of three children ages 3, 5 and 7. In her free time, she loves watching her children participate in extra-curricular activities and spending time as a family. BG enjoys reading, playing golf and is an avid runner. BG tells me she is absolutely overjoyed to be back in elementary and to have the opportunity to work in her community. Please join me in congratulating BG in her new assignment as the principal for Skyline School!
Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero pledged Monday to work in collaboration with ACCESS Academy leaders to find a solution that continues to provide educational services to the unique needs of students “that ACCESS excels at supporting.”
“It’s important to recognize that there may be particular students who may not be served well” in their traditional neighborhood school, Guerrero said during a PPS Board work session on middle schools. “I get it.”
Petra Callin, Emi Donis and Nate Waas Shull had plenty of notes to compare.
Callin, the principal of Madison High School, hosted Donis and Waas Shull on Thursday, Oct. 12, as part of the Principal for Almost a Day (PFAD) event. The program places business, government and civic leaders into public high schools in Multnomah County, including all 79 Portland Public Schools campuses.
Cleveland put itself in position to win the Portland Interscholastic League girls soccer championship with a 2-1 victory over Grant in a first-place showdown Wednesday, Oct. 11, at Cleveland High School.
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PTA/Foundation Meeting
6:00 PM Board Meeting
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM School Picture Re-Take Day