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Nowitzke teaching AP Precalc. Credit: Minjoon Kim.

AP Precalc+ Debuts At Skyline: What to Know Before You Take This

Minjoon Kim May 18, 2024

Welcome AP Precalculus+, the newest addition to Skyline’s math curriculum. In the fall of 2023, Skyline adopted the AP Precalculus curriculum from the College Board. For the 2024-2025 school year and...

Teachers gather outside Huron High School in protest. Credit: Ian Saucer-Zeoli

At May 8 AAPS Board Meeting: Budget Not on Agenda — So What Did Happen?

Kathryn Plotner and Ian Saucer-Zeoli May 16, 2024

May 8th, 2024, Huron High School. The Ann Arbor Public Schools (AAPS) board of education meeting starts, not in the meeting room, but outside, where over 100 district teachers are gathered in protest...

Seniors sporting their customized graduation caps and gowns at the 2023 Skyline Graduation. Credit: Lucas Caswell.

Graduation Ceremony Dress Code: What Can Seniors Wear?

Jaeden Klassen May 15, 2024

Last year, a few of my senior friends mentioned how they wanted to find a nice outfit to wear under the gown during their graduation ceremony. I didn’t think much of it until recently, with my graduation...

On May 13th, frogs appeared.  No one knows if this is a challenge, a partnership, or an evil plan.  It is definitely not a senior prank.

What the Duck?! You’ve Been Ducked!

Simone Chin May 15, 2024

What The Duck? You’ve Been Ducked! Recently, Skyline High School has seen mysterious ducks popping up. Watching as you walk to class. Listening in as you learn. Each of these ducks have been numbered....

Grace Yao (24) and Leela Aiyagari (24) study for AP Biology. Credit: S. Woo.

How to Prepare for the Impending AP Exams

Sari Woo April 15, 2024

With AP testing coming up in May, many students are beginning to study. Depending on the college, passing can mean college credit. These exams may seem intimidating, but with proper preparation and studying,...

Raise Your Voice on AAPS Budget Cuts: Survey Input Sought Until Friday, April 5

Raise Your Voice on AAPS Budget Cuts: Survey Input Sought Until Friday, April 5

Benji Davidoff April 3, 2024

This article is part of a Skyline Post series on the 2024-25 AAPS Budget Cuts. For our previous story, click here. On March 22, Ann Arbor Public Schools interim superintendent Jazz Parks released a...

AAPS Faces $25 Million Budget Cuts: What Does This Mean for Skyline?

AAPS Faces $25 Million Budget Cuts: What Does This Mean for Skyline?

Benji Davidoff March 20, 2024

During a school board meeting on March 13, 2024, interim superintendent Jazz Parks announced that the district is facing $25 million budget cuts for the 2024-2025 school year. While the details on these...

A display with various flags of college universities in the cube. Credit: A. Dawson.

Tensions Run High With College Letters Rolling in

Amaya Dawson March 15, 2024

As the second trimester came to an end, seniors began to receive letters from numerous universities, with a mixture of positive and negative responses. Even  though people always hope for the best, college...

Skyline students rushing to class. Credit: M. Feliks (‘24).

Changes in Tardy Policies

Max Feliks March 11, 2024

This year, the new Skyline Tardy Committee has implemented a four-tier tardy policy in hopes of helping motivate students to get to class on time. The policy includes letters home, community service, detention,...

Frosted window overlooking the snowy outdoors. Credit: Creative Commons.

What Are Skyline Students Doing with Their Snow Days?

Cecilia Tuczak March 7, 2024

Michigan’s winter snowstorms and icy showers often force schools to cancel due to dangerous conditions. Skyline used four of its snow days during the weeks following winter break, bringing students and...

Eleanor Wing (26) reading the morning announcements. Credit: Kamryn Lindsey.

Skyline Changes Morning Announcement Time to End of Second Hour

Kamryn Lindsey March 6, 2024

On Jan. 8, 2024, Skyline High School implemented a new policy: the morning announcements moved from the beginning of second hour to the end, at 10:25 a.m.  Staff and students have very different opinions...

Linsday CieChanski acknowledges Bel Canto after a performance. Credit: Richard Rupp Photography.

CieChanski! Skyline’s Lindsay CieChanski Named 2023 UMS/DTE Educator of the Year

Grace Yao March 4, 2024

The Skyline choir director Lindsay CieChanski (pronounced “see-chan-ski”) has been named the 2023 DTE Energy Foundation Educator of the Year by the University Musical Society (UMS). This award is given...

The Skyline magnet logos. Credit: Dusti Vincent, Ross Dunbar, Robert Shannon and Laura Schaffer.

What are the Pros and Cons of Joining a Skyline Magnet?

Gwen Stotts-Walshe March 3, 2024

One unique aspect of Skyline’s curriculum is the option to join one of four magnet programs: specialized courses that focus on different fields of interest. Students can be a part of Business Marketing...

Students question witnesses and make objections at the mock trial dress rehearsal. Credit: S. von der Lieth

All Rise: Skyline Mock Trial Team Eagerly Awaits Upcoming Competition

Sara von der Lieth March 1, 2024

On March 2, 2024, the mock trial team will drive to the Monroe County Courthouse to compete in this year’s regionals, with students playing the roles of attorneys and witnesses. “At the competition,...

Students in the book review section working hard. Credit: G. Letzmann

Why You Should Take Journalism

Grace Letzmann February 23, 2024

The 2023-2024 school year is flying by quickly, and course selection is here! Journalism is a great elective option for all students. Signing up for journalism is easy:  just add the class in PowerSchool! We...

Cars covered after a heavy snowfall. Credit: H. Ghani

Driving On Ice Can Be Scary: Experiences and Tips for Skyline Student Drivers

Hana Ghani February 19, 2024

As the air gets colder and the nights get shorter, the infamous Michigan winter brings puffy coats, fleece-lined boots, and icy roads. As some Skyline students drive to school, the danger of driving...

Anika Vaitkevicius (25), Abby Yuan (25), Elle Wong (25) and Riley Howe (25) holding up a blanket they made during their Naptime Ninjas meeting. Photo: Shayan Khailany (25)

Naptime Ninjas Nurtures Community While Helping Homeless

Kamryn Lindsey February 19, 2024

Michigan is home to 8,000 homeless people. According to 24/7 Wall St, 11% of these people don’t have access to any type of shelter during the winter, including homeless shelters. Skyline’s Naptime...

Rosa IIdecinda Montalvo making churros for Ann Arbor restaurant Isalita Credit: M. Feliks (‘24).

The Life of Rosa IIdecinda Montalvo

Max Feliks February 19, 2024

“I had a pretty normal childhood,” said Rosa IIdecinda Montalvo. Now the sous chef at the downtown Ann Arbor restaurant, Isalita Cantina Mexicana, Montalvo was born in Iglesia Vieja, a small town in...

BSU students work to make boxes for skylines third SOS donation drive. Credit: Amaya Dawson.

Skylines BSU and Rising Scholar Raise Money to Benefit Their Community

Amaya Dawson February 15, 2024

In the weeks before winter break, Skyline’s Black Student Union (BSU) and the Rising Scholars programs held their third annual donation drive to benefit Save Our Souls Community Services (SOS).   This...

Festive holiday decorations to cheer up Skyline students over the winter! Credit: R. Deyer.

What is Going on With Winterfest?

Rori Deyer January 23, 2024

The week of Jan. 22 marks Skyline’s annual WinterFest celebration. Skyline’s Student Action Senate (SAS) planned this year's festivities, which include a week of spirit days leading up to a pep rally...

2023 Winter Holiday Spirit Week Photo Gallery

2023 Winter Holiday Spirit Week Photo Gallery

Ashley Han and Eda Kirca January 21, 2024

Monday 12/18: Holiday PJ Day, Cozy Blankets, Slippers, and Stuffed Animals Tuesday 12/19: Bundle Up Day or Winter Sports Day Wednesday 12/20: Holiday Accessory Day Thursday 12/21: Sparkle Like...

AAPS has moved to dismiss schools early with road conditions predicted to worsen. Credit: Peter Fiskerstrand via Creative Commons.

AAPS Moves to Dismiss Schools Early Amid Impending Winter Blitz

Lucas Caswell, Editor-In-Chief January 12, 2024

With Washtenaw County under a winter weather advisory, AAPS has moved to dismiss all schools, including Skyline at 2 p.m. “[We] will dismiss early today to ensure a timely arrival home for students and...

Credit: Sari Woo.

A2Virtual+ vs. Michigan Virtual: Which is better?

Sari Woo December 7, 2023

Editor's note: this is an opinion piece If you’re looking for more flexibility in your schedule or fewer in-person class hours, online school could be the solution for you. Ann Arbor Public Schools...

RISE is a national nonprofit organization that educates and empowers the sports community to eliminate racial discrimination, champion social justice and improve race relations. Credit: Henry Remmington.

What is the RISE Program and Why is the Skyline Soccer Team involved?

Henry Remington December 3, 2023

RISE to Win is a national nonprofit organization that educates and empowers the sports community to eliminate racial discrimination, champion social justice and improve race relations.  “We work...

Skylines empty lunch room getting prepped before it gets invaded by hungry students. Credit: T. McCallion

Michigan Schools Offer Free Lunch

Teagan McCallion November 28, 2023

The free lunch program is being offered for every student in the State of Michigan during the 2023-2024 school year.  So far, there is not much information about this program extending to the 2024-2025...

Andrew Walworth (24), Isaac Fraga Aluja (24), and Josh Lee (24) hard at work building model rockets. Credit: A. Han.

It’s Just Rocket Science For the Aerospace Club For Engineering and Science

Ashley Han November 28, 2023

Aerospace Club for Engineering and Science (ACES) meeting information: Thursdays after school in Mr. Greene’s Room (C317) “It's basically what the name suggests. Usually, on a day-to-day basis,...

Skyline has been on the trimester system since it opened in 2008 (except during COVID). Credit: Henry Remington.

Why Skyline Is the Only AAPS High School With Trimesters

Henry Remington November 28, 2023

Huron, Pioneer, and Community all have semesters. Skyline does not. Since the school's opening 15 years ago, Skyline has been on a trimester schedule along with K-8 school A2 Steam. “There was a team...

Skylines live eagle from the the Michigan Avian Experience is presented at the 2023 Skyline Comencement. Credit: Vivian Sangunett.

Skyline Lore: How Skyline Got Its Name, Colors, and Mascot

Sebastian Fry November 27, 2023

Skyline High School is the newest high school in Ann Arbor Public Schools, having opened in 2008. Luckily for us, a group of the first 400 freshmen was in charge of giving the school its identity. “If...

The sun rises over Skyline High School. Credit: C. Brush.

Does the Early Bird Get the Worm or Just Inadequate Sleep: An Analysis of School Start Times

Cecelia Brush November 24, 2023

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends schools start at 8:30 a.m. or later to allow time for sufficient sleep. Schools that start at 8:30 or later have found that up to 60% of their students get...

Claire Hurley (26) reads the morning announclents over the PA system. Credit: Lucas Caswell.

Skyline Students Can No Longer Submit Announcements

Lucas Caswell, Editor-In-Chief November 23, 2023

As of the 2023-24 school year, Skyline students are no longer allowed to submit announcements for the daily announcements read over the public address system at the start of the second hour.  “The...

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