SKIESUNLIMITED is an acronym for "School of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration, and Skills" with the word "Unlimited" for the unlimited possibilities this program can offer Army children and youth. SKIESUNLIMITED encompasses instructional programs for children and youth ranging from four weeks old to adolescence. Through SKIES, children and youth in Child Development Services, School Age Services, Middle School, and Teen Programs as well as Home Schooled Children, have equal access to opportunities that expand their knowledge, inspire them, allow them to explore, and acquire new skills.
HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE?
SKIESUnlimited PAID INSTRUCTORS NEEDED:
Looking for skilled instructors for a wide variety of child and youth instructional classes for the Fort Bliss Community. These positions are on a contract, self-employed basis. Pay is determined on participation enrollment. Classes must meet the need of the military community. For more information, please contact the SKIES office at either location (915) 569-7732 or 568-5195.
SKIESUnlimited VOLUNTEER INSTRUCTORS NEEDED:
Join the Child, Youth and School Services (CYSS) family as a child/youth instructor. The new Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration & Skills is looking for qualified, caring volunteer instructors for the School of Arts, School of Sports, School of Academics, and the School of Life Skills. Our classes will serve infants through high school seniors in a wide vary of subjects and interests.
CYSS offers a free training program to our instructors suitable to use for future employment; a background clearance is required; SKIES will work with instructors to assist in days and times which are most convenient for the instructor as much as possible.
Extracurricular offerings are so very important to our children and youth; bring your education, knowledge, skills and know-how to our kids. Ideas for classes: cooking, sewing, scrap-booking, fashion design, cultural dance and dress, conversational foreign languages, fitness, fun with games, woodworking, computer graphics, web page making, robotics, photography, metal work, arts, crafts, automobile repair, bike repair, making costumes, make-up & grooming, pet care, and reading to name just a few.
Volunteer Instructor Applications - maybe picked up at the ACS office, CYSS registration offices, application
If you like you may simply visit the Instructional Programs Specialist in Bldg 131 on Doniphan Road. (The building across the steet from the Youth Plex soccer field) or call 568-7187/5544.
Instructional Programs Specialist
Bldg. 131 Doniphan Rd
Ft Bliss, Tx 79906
Phone: (915) 568-7187/5544
Instructional Programs Specialist Responsibilities:
- Implement, manage and coordinate Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills (SKIESUnlimited)
- SKIESUnlimited, School of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills are the framework for the Army's Child, Youth and School Services (CYS) Instructional Programs
- It consists of classes designed to complement and support the experiences children and youth have in ARMY CYS and in schools.
The goal of the SKIESUnlmited Program is to ensure predictability and consistency in the availability, affordability and quality of instructional classes offered. There are four schools: School of Arts, School of Sports, School of Life Skills and School of Academics.
View the eligibility chart.
Family and MWR patrons: Please be advised that on Friday, March 7th from 7-11pm and Monday, March 10 from 7-11pm all credit card machines and WebTrac will be down for scheduled maintenance. ATMs are available at some of our facilities for your use during this outage. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Come join the fun and excitement with your friends! School-Age Services, Bliss SAC will offer 5 full days of structured & supervised activities during the EPISD/YISD spring break (March 10 - 14). Milam SAC will offer 10 full days of structured & supervised activities during the SISD spring break (March 10 - 21).
Group activities begin daily at 8am and end at 5pm at both School Age Centers; Bliss SAC, Bldg. 2012 and Milam SAC, Bldg. 11898. Each offer early bird drop off at 5:30am and late pick up by 6pm. Each offer 4-H and Boys & Girls club activities, field trips, bowling, roller skating, arts-n-crafts, technology labs, indoor swimming, and movie matinee.
Open to all CYSS registered children in grades 1 to 5. Reservations are required and space is limited. Fees are based on DoD categories 1-9 and can range from $4 an hour (5hrs max per wk) to $30 per day or save by the week from $46 to $142. All, nutritious lunches and afternoon snacks, and admission fees are included in the daily/weekly fees. You can save even more on weekly fees with our “15% Multiple Child Discount”. For more information, call Milam Sac at 744-2274 or Bliss SAC at 568-2178.