It's the Spirit that Counts!

Clubs and Activities


Skinner West Baseball

Skinner West is starting a Baseball program this spring!  This program is open to Skinner Students in 4th through 8th grade and will include training, practice, fundamentals, and games.  The season will begin on March 28, 2016 and run until June 13, 2016.

The teams will practice on Mondays and Fridays.  

4th and 5th Graders         4:00PM - 5:30PM

6th, 7th, and 8th Graders 5:30PM - 7:00PM

For more information, contact Coach Leon Muhammad at

Girls Track

The Track & Field team started up again after spring break!
Key Dates to note:

  • April 27th (Monday): Girls in grades 5-8 will be competing against different schools from the network meet
  • May 7th (Thursday): Network Championship
  • June 1st (Monday): Super Regionals

Both meets will start at 5pm at Hanson Stadium (5501 W. Fullerton) 
Come out and cheer on your Superstars to victory! 

Skinner West Girl Scout Troops

Currently, there are Girl Scout Troops here at Skinner for 3rd and 5th grade girls.  The girls that belong to these troops here at Skinner have benefited so much from participating in this great organization.  

We are looking for parents interested in starting separate Girl Scout troops for our Skinner students in Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 4th grades.  If interested, please contact the scout leaders of the 3rd and 5th grade groups--- these parents would be happy to help interested parents get organized and get started!

Diane Rand  (3rd Grade Girl Scout co-leader)

Suzanne Prisco (3rd Grade Girl Scout co-leader)

Kathleen Lyons (5th Grade Girl Scout co-leader)

Skinner Cheerleading Program

Join the Skinner West cheerleading program!  Skinner West is proud to announce its 2013-14 Cheerleading Program. Skinner students in grades 3rd to 8th are welcome to join and enhance their cheerleading skills.  3rd - 4th graders practice on Mondays at 3:45 to 5:15 and 5th - 8th graders practice on Wednesdays 3:45 to 5:15. The program runs the entire school year.

We have our first event at the Chicago Marathon on October 19, 2013. Cheerleaders will perform at all home games and competitions throughout the year.  

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Ms. Stevens-Mclin at

Debate Team for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade

Beginning Fall 2013

Contact teacher coach Mr Lee @ or Parent Volunteer Debate Coordinator Beverly Wong at

Glee Club

The Skinner West Glee Club is open to students (boys and girls) in Grades 5th through 8th.   Glee Club is a by-audition group and is limited to 24 students.Contact Ms,Maatouk for more information:

Skinner West Boys Basketball









Brownie Troop #23002
  • Who:
Open to 3rd grade girls
  • When:

Meetings are held from 3:00- 5:00 in the Art Room 2nd floor on the following days:

  • How:
One parent must be involved with the troop in the beginning
  • What:

The girls will participate in various service projects throughout the school year, including: Oct. 16: 2- 5pm  Brownie Community Service at the Ronald McDonald House

  • Contact:
Kathleen Lyons, Lorri Burton-Myhand, Dina Wolf

Skinner West Chess Club
  • Who:
Open to students in grades K-8
  • When:

Meets Monday through Thursday from 8:30-9:15 in the library during the winter or fall seasons only

  • How:
Chess sets are provided
  • What:

Students will also participate in chess tournaments on the weekends which parents must bring students to.

  • Contact:
 Pearl Thomas (773)-534-7790 or sign up on sheet next to gym

Skinner West Tennis Club
  • Who:
Open to students in grades 5-8
  • When:

Meets Monday through Friday from 8:30-9:15 at the Skinner Park district in the Spring, weather permitting

  • How:
Students must bring their own racket, balls, and appropriate tennis attire
  • What:

Students will also participate in tennis meets over the weekends. Dates/Locations TBD.

  • Contact:
 Pearl Thomas (773)-534-7790 or sign up on sheet next to gym

Student Council
  • Who:
Open to students in grades 3-8
  • When:

Student Council meets the first Tuesday of the month from 8:15-9am and the third Tuesday of the month from 3:15-4:00pm in the library.

  • How:
Two student council representatives are selected from each classroom (grades 3-8) to be a part of Student Council.  Teachers will select one representative while students in the classroom will vote for the second representative
  • What:

Student Council allows our superstars to show their school spirt throughout the year!  Student Council is responsible for planning and hosting several upper-grade dances and intermediate movie nights during the school year.  Additionally school spirit days and fundraisers are established to foster a positive school culture and enviornment.  We strongly encourage all students to participate in all of the events hosted by Student Council.

  • Contact:
Mr. Johnson
Ms. Mellos
Ms. Ramakrishnan
Mrs. Rosenzweig

Girl's Fast Pitch Softball Team
  • Who:
Open to girls in grades 5-8 who are maintaining a C and above average
  • When:
  • How:
Students must submit a signed slip and a CPS permission slip.
  • What:

The athletic fee is $30 (includes team shirt) or $20 for those who have their shirt from last year.

The student would need to purchase a 12.5" -13" softball glove (A baseball glove or tee ball glove will not work as it is made specifically to catch those smaller sized balls.)

Optional equipment includes rubber bottom softball cleats, a softball helmet with face guard, 12" lime green fast pitching softballs and a 30"- 31" fast pitching bat (they are not required but can be used during the game and practice).

We will have discount coupons for accessories at Sport Authority. Some places that sell sports are Play It Again Sports (which is slightly used sports equipment), The Sports Authority, Dick's Sporting Goods, Target, K-Mart, and Walmart

  • Contact:
Ms Cabel
Mr Fitzsimmons


Mark T. Skinner West Elementary School
1260 W Adams St., Chicago, IL 60607
Tel: 773-534-7790

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