MARK T. SKINNER WEST SCHOOL NEWSLETTER
2017-2018 School Year
Week 30: April 20th - April 26th
Dates to Remember
PTO Meeting - Tuesday, April 24th
LSC Meeting - Tuesday, April 24th @6:30
|2018 LSC Election Results
TEACHER REPRESENTATIVES & STAFF
Congratulations to all of the candidates and many thanks to our Skinner West community for showing their support!
|New Investments in Schools
Please go to the link below to read an important announcement from CPS:
|Congratulations Invention Convention Winners!
On April 7th, twelve of our Superstars competed in the Chicago Invention Convention (out of 3,000 inventions across the city). We are pleased to announce the following:
Asher L. - 1st Place (3rd Gr.)
Emika M. - 2nd Place (3rd Gr.)
Ethan T. - Honorable Mention (3rd Gr.)
Asher L. and Emika M. will have a chance to represent Illinois at the National Student Invention Convention in late May/early June.
Congratulations to all of our Skinner Inventors!
|Superstars Summer Camp
Superstars Summer Camp's registration period opens on Monday, April 23rd! In order to register this year, parents will have to complete a registration form and submit one week's payment to be counted toward their summer balance.
That payment is 100% refundable should your summer plans change. Questions? Check out our webpage at:
We're also available via email at
We can't wait for summer!
|Donations Needed for Gallery 111 Silent Auction
If you can help with any donation (item or service), please fill out this FORM and drop it off in the Art Room (Attn. Ms. Bovit)
|Skinner West Debate Team Results
The Skinner West Debate Team participated in the Chicago Middle School Debate League's Tournament Five for the 2017-2018 season on Saturday, March 17.
The overall topic for the year is: 'Government Funding and Regulation of Education in the United States', and the cases being debated at this Tournament were 'Federal Funding Inequality', 'English Language Learners', and 'STEM'. Additionally, the Skinner West Debate Team researched and prepared their own case, 'IDEA'.
28 different schools and 120 teams competed to be the best in the city, but even at the largest Urban Debate League in the entire nation, our students stood out. The students did a great job against some tough competition and won many awards.
Some highlights we would especially like to point out at the Team Level:
1) We had four of the Top 8 teams in the Novice Division
2) We had three of the Top 8 teams in the JV Division
3) FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW, SKINNER WEST WON THE VARSITY DIVISION, AND ARE THE 2017-2018 CITY CHAMPIONS!
Isabella Y. (4th); Kenneth R. (5th); Anna S. (8th); Payton B. (10th);
Maya L. (15th);
Cosette R. (2nd); Trayi S. (4th); Jenny C. (8th); Nicole B. (9th)
Nikola L.T. and Katelyn L. (3rd); Anna S. and Nikita A. (4th);
Kael M. and Matthew L. (7th); Isabella Y. and Sunshine P. (8th)
Jenny C. and Nicole B. (3rd); Trayi S. and Cosette R. (4th);
Julia G. and Tia H. (7th)
Christi B. and McKenna M. (1st)
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Deborah M. Clark