Skyline School

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  • Principal's Corner


    Skyline K-8 Community,


    Hi, my name is Allison Couch and I will be subbing for Principal Aguirre until November 16, 2018. I was originally only supposed to be here last Friday and this week, but as the week progressed, BG realized she needed more time to put her mother's affairs in order. It is exciting for me to have the opportunity to get to know you and your students. I have been trying to introduce myself to parents as I see them in school or at student pick up. If I haven't met you, please introduce yourself. I and the tall blonde with short hair.

    I was a principal in PPS for 21 years. My last school was West Sylvan. I retired in 2010. Since then I have substituted as a principal in many schools in Portland, but this is the first time I've been asked to substitute for a school in the neighborhood in which I live. It is great to be here.

    We had a fabulous IB assembly today. The trait we were awarding was Caring. Thanks to all the parents who came to support their students. Please look for your student's picture on the bulletin board in the main hallway on Monday. Next month we will be looking for Inquirers. To be an Inquirer we:

    “nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life.

    We love it when parents come to volunteer at our school. I know there are several parents who regularly volunteer and the classroom teachers know when they will be there. If you are not a regular and want to volunteer, please let the teacher know in advance so that they can be prepared for your visit.

    Conferences are just a couple of weeks away. If you haven't signed up now is the time. Please take a moment and do it today. The teachers are working diligently to be able to provide you a snap shot of where your student is academically at this time. We look forward to seeing all of you at conferences.

    Have a Great Weekend!

    Allison Couch

    Substitute Principal

  • Parent Conferences

    Please take time to sign up for Parent Conferences, November 19 & 20.  Links are attached below for each teacher through Sign Up Genius.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your child's teacher.  
  • Cornfest 2018-19

  • Welcome to Skyline School!

    Welcome to Skyline School!  We are a K-8 International Baccalaureate school settled on the top of the hills overlooking Portland and the Willamette Valley.  Our school is strongly supported by our parents and community.  We average over 4000 volunteer hours a year! This support translates into incredible learning experiences for our students.  As our students explore academic subjects and improve their skills, they do so in an environment that supports creativity, inquiry and open-mindedness.  Our committed staff creates a safe place for respectful and responsible learning, grounded in the IB philosophy for all students.  All of our K-5 classrooms are blended age to support peer-to-peer learning and deeper connections between students and teachers.  Our students participate in Physical Education, Music, Spanish and Technology every week.  Please contact the main office for further information and to set up a tour.

Principal's Message

  •  Announcing Skyline’s new principal BG Aguirre

    BG Aguirre

    June 2017

    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!


    Bob McKean
    Interim Superintendent

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