Skyview Middle School

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Skyview Middle School
District Falcon School District 49
Zone POWER Zone
Coordinates 38° 55' 13.7604", -104° 42' 37.116"
Address 6350 Windom Peak Boulevard
City Colorado Springs
State Colorado
Phone 719-495-5566
School Information
Type middle school
Charter No
Established
Principal Cathy Tinucci
Asst. Principal Scott BonyngePatricia GiosciaLisa Fillo
Grades 6-8
Enrollment 1,022 (2013-2014)
Colors Blue and White
Motto
Mascot Eagle
Newspaper
Website http://skyview.d49.org


POWER Zone’s middle school, located in POWER Zone at 6350 Windom Peak Boulevard in Colorado Springs, is an exciting learning environment that supports the POWER Zone mission and values. Skyview Middle School includes many opportunities for students to take power over their learning while promoting middle school excellence.[1]

Curricula[edit]

The staff provides a science, technology, engineering and math educational focus using a highly engaging curriculum, inquiry learning, and a 21st century building. At Skyview Middle School, students are encouraged and supported in multiple avenues of technology access. Opportunities are available for interactive learning providing students and teachers with Smart Board technology and interdisciplinary units in the classroom. Some also participate in the a one-to-one tablet program using iPads as interactive learning tools. A new math program is aligned with common core math standards creating a more rigorous program of study. Students also participate in Challenger Mission Science Expeditions and innovative field trips.

Teachers in varying content areas make real world connections, for example, correlating history lessons with discussions of current events and showcasing their findings by creating online digital posters using Glogster. Students explore different cultures by creating Greek masks and writing their own myths. Hands on adventures in cartography, puppetry, designing graphic novels and creating art using math skills incorporates interdisciplinary learning skills.

Staff members lead by example, many actively pursuing and achieving higher levels of certification to offer different programs for students. The school's has several teachers who are career and technical education certified and others working on science, technology, engineering, and math certification. Additionally, several teachers are National Board Certified, a career distinction. Educators share their professional skills with the next generation of teachers through the UCCS Teach program.

Extracurricular[edit]

Skyview Middle School has many activities for students including robotics, engineering, theater, music and athletic programs.

Community[edit]

Community members are welcome to share their expertise with students and become active partners in the learning environment. The Colorado Springs fire and police departments, Pikes Peak Library District, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and Schriever Air Force Base have all shared their time and talents. Community member support is actively sought through the School Accountability Committee and Parent-Teacher-Student Association. Students also support their community through service projects and fundraising drives.

References[edit]

  1. "Enrollment Guide 2014-2015." D49.org. Falcon School District 49, 7 Mar 2014. Web. 7 Mar 2014. <http://d49.org/modules/groups/homepagefiles/cms/2198345/File/Central%20Enrollment/2014Enrollmentguide.pdf>.