Skinner Middle School
A proudly diverse community of learners, Skinner staff and students are engaged in a single-minded pursuit of high academic achievement for all, utilizing cooperation and collaboration as key strategies toward reaching that end. Our spotlight on the ‘whole child’ is evident as we offer not only superior Math and Literacy Instruction, but enrichment courses, activities, and community-building through our unique Learning Families.
Skinner Middle School
About The Neighborhood Center at Skinner Middle School
Skinner is a diverse community of learners
engaged in a single-minded pursuit of high
academic achievement for all, utilizing
cooperation and collaboration as key strategies
toward reaching that end. The spotlight on the
‘whole child’ is evident with not only superior
Math and Literacy Instruction, but enrichment
courses, activities, and community-building
through unique Learning Families. The
Neighborhood Center works in partnership with
Skinner Middle School offering students, families, and community members a variety of engaging programs, events, and needed services. The Neighborhood Center at Skinner is resource not only for students but for families, too. This long-standing program hosts a number of student activities, from college/resource connecting, enrichment, to tutoring
Students may be eligible to work
alongside teachers in a traditional
classroom, a STEM lab, or help
with a variety of after school clubs
and sports teams. Additionally,
students are needed to participate
in the Analyzing Career and College
Exploration for Student Success
(ACCESS) Program, a program that
helps Skinner students consider,
explore, and plan for their futures through guided lessons and off
campus field trips.
Characteristics in a student: Passionate, Proactive, Flexible. Those who are proactive will do best in this environment! It is easy to adapt to the energy needed if you come to it with intentionality!
Additional requirements/paperwork: Background check can be found here
Web resources: http://skinner.dpsk12.org/
Further information about the ACCESS Program can be found here
Availability: After school programs take place Monday thru Friday from 3-5 pm. Daytime classroom hours dependent upon teacher needs.
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About the Berkeley Neighborhood
In 1879, John Brisben Walker,
businessman and developer,
established Berkeley Farm, which
eventually encompassed over 1,500
acres. Berkeley Lake was developed
as a reservoir by the Rocky Mountain
Ditch Company on the northern
portion of the farm. Walker donated
fifty acres of his land to the Jesuits
who established Sacred Heart College, later Regis College, in 1887. In 1888, Walker's farm was purchased by a group of Kansas City investors who employed the real estate firm of Carleton Ellis and John McDonough to subdivide and sell the land. William Lang was commissioned to design thirty-five houses for the development. Berkeley was advertised as a healthful suburb, free from the smoke and dust of the city, with plentiful water and convenient public transportation. In 1892, the mostly middle and working class residents of the community incorporated the town of North Denver, encompassing the acreage of Walker's farm.
Source: The Piton Foundation's Berkeley Neighborhood Description