August 11, 2023
We are gearing up for another amazing school year. Last year, not only did
we shift back to full in-person learning while celebrating Skinner traditions, we
also implemented many new programs and initiatives to provide our scholars with
the Superstar experience.
This year we are doing even more. Safety is always our #1 priority. Skinner
staff participated in professional learning to make the necessary adjustments to
enhance student safety. We ask that every Superstar submit a Level 1 volunteer
application (for the new school year) and continue offering your time as an
investment in Skinner’s success.
Skinner is known for high academic standards and extracurricular programs;
this year is no different. We will continue bolstering our academic strengths in
early learning, reading/ language arts, and mathematics; yet, this year we are
investing in tier 1 science instruction (KDG-8th) by adopting new science curricula
to ensure that our Superstars are engaged in inquiry-based learning. Our sports
program is expanding, and for the first time in Skinner’s history we will offer
Dance as an elective course.
EVERY Superstar will be supported. Our focus on inclusion for our diverse
learners and English learners remains. Our priorities to provide extensive
academic and social emotional learning support for all students remains. Our
connection and collaboration between the school, families, and the West Loop
Let’s go Superstars!
Dr. Bush, Principal