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.
Fort Bliss Child, Youth and School Services and the Ascarate Fishing Club will conduct a free fishing tournament for youth ages 3-16 Saturday, May 25 at Ascarate Lake.
The tournament will begin at 7:30 a.m. on the east pavilion of the lake and conclude at noon. On-site registration will run from 7:30-10:30 a.m. at the Fort Bliss CYSS tent, and will include a free T-shirt while supplies last. All registered youth will be treated to free hot dogs, chips and drinks following the tournament. Prizes will be awarded in three age categories.
The lake will be stocked with 2,400 native fish prior to the event. Bait and 350 rods and reels will be on hand to borrow from the club with a photo ID card as collateral. The tournament will be open to the entire El Paso youth community. Because this is an educational venture with the Ascarate Fishing Club, a "catch and release" policy will be enforced with tournament participants.
An adult may assist a child with bringing in a fish, but may not fish for the child. Adults age 17 and older must have a Texas fishing license to fish in the lake. Texas fishing licenses may be purchased at several local sporting goods stores, including Academy, Big 5 and others.
The tournament is sponsored by the County of El Paso, Price's Dairy, Kohl's Academy Sports and Outdoors, and Texas Parks and Wildlife.
While the tournament is free, all guests must pay the $1 per car Ascarate Park admission fee to enter the park. Only cash is accepted. Ascarate Park is located at 6900 Delta Drive in El Paso.
For more information, call (915) 755-0983 or (915) 751-3891.
Children are welcome to join their friends this summer for lots of fun and excitement at one of three day-camp locations offered by Fort Bliss School-Age Services!
SAS will offer full-day, structured and supervised activities during the SISD, YISD and EPISD summer break, which runs June 3 through August 23. Enrollment is open to all CYSS-registered children currently completing first through fifth grades in the 2012-13 school year.
The fun begins daily at 8 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m., with extended care hours from 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. All three sites – Bliss School-Age Center, Logan SAC, and Milam SAC - will offer field trips, tours, bowling, roller-skating, computers, matinees, math and science exploration, physical fitness, cooking and craft projects, swimming, picnics, and a variety of sports and 4-H projects. During the week of June 3, SAS will host SISD campers at the Milam School-Age Center and Milam Youth Activity Center only.
Fees are based upon total family income and can range from $44 to $140 a week. Ask about a 15 percent multiple-child discount for siblings in regular care at either CDC or SAS programs, or with a Family Child Care provider.
Children must be registered with Child, Youth and School Services through the Parent Central Service office prior to attending a day camp. A program orientation at the site the child will attend is also required no less than 24 hours prior to attending. Important information, permission processes and frequently asked questions are covered. Spaces are limited and advance payments are required. To make an appointment to register, call Parent Central Services at (915) 568-4374. Walk-ins are accepted at Parent Central, located at 1743 Victory Road.
Registration requirements include the child’s shot records and physical forms, child’s birth certificate, sponsor’s military ID and most recent leave and earnings statement or pay stub for each adult in the home.
Child Development Services will offer a summer program for those children who have completed kindergarten (rising first graders) and Youth Services will offer a Middle School and Teen summer program for youth completing sixth grade and up in the 2012-2013 school year.
For additional information on School-Age Services, call 568-2178, 569-5784 or 744-2274; for Youth Services programs, call 568-5437 or 744-2449; and for Child Development Services, call 568-5689, 568-3989, or 744-7877. Visit Fort Bliss Child, Youth and School Services online at blissmwr.com/cys.
The YouthPlex will host Middle School and Teen Program summer day camps June 10-August 23. Camp subjects cover everything from sewing, graphic design and scrapbooking to fine arts, nature days and sports camps. View the schedule online at blissmwr.com/mst. Camps run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. each weekday at the YouthPlex, 195 Chaffee Road on West Fort Bliss. Fees are based on total family income. Advance registration is required and is currently under way. View the schedule here. For more information, call 568-5437.
Don't spend another summer at home, glued to the television and bored out of your mind ... spend the summer at the Milam Youth Activity Center instead, and dont' miss a ton of fun summer day camps just for military youth ages 12-18!
Registration is open now for weekly summer day camps, which include Amanda's Adventure Camp, Water World, Independence Camp and the Hunger Games. With fun options like these, the odds are ever in your favor.
Camps run from 8 a.m. to noon each weekday at the Milam Youth Activity Center, 10960 Haan Road on East Fort Bliss. Fees are based on total family income. Advance registration is required and is currently under way. View the schedule here. For more information, call 744-2449.