Announcements

  • 2019 Student Travel Survey

    Our school has been selected to participate in the 2019 Student Travel Survey by the Washington State Departments of Transportation and Health. Parents of children in K – 8th grade may get a call to take the short survey. We encourage parents to participate, as the results will help improve student transportation. However, if you do not want to be called, please contact the Department of Health at 1-833-256-4654 and leave your phone number and name of your child's school, Martin Luther King Jr Elementary School, to remove yourself from the contact list.

    View more information on survey in English | View more information on survey in Spanish

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  • MLK Elementary Dr. Seuss Literacy Event

     

     

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  • Spanish Flyer

     

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District Announcements

  • Whooping Cough (Pertussis)

    Whooping cough (pertussis) is currently an epidemic in Washington. This means we’re seeing many more people sick with this disease than usual. Whooping cough can cause hospitalization and even death for young babies. Older kids, teens, and adults often spread the disease to babies. This is a serious situation.

    Whooping cough spreads very easily by coughing and sneezing. It begins with cold-like symptoms and develops into a bad cough. Coughing spells can be severe, sometimes ending in gagging or vomiting. Some kids also may have a high-pitched “whoop” after they cough, which is how the disease got its common name (although infants may not cough at all, and some teens and adults don’t have a “whoop” after they cough).

    Adults and children may catch whooping cough and spread it to others, even if they were already vaccinated because the vaccine wears off over time.

    Click for Information for Parents About Whooping Cough (pertussis)

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  • School Board Meeting Schedule Change

    Yakima school board moves Friday morning meetings to Monday afternoons starting April 29, 2019.

    https://www.yakimaherald.com/news/education/yakima-school-board-moves-friday-morning-meetings/article_b9d9ba2c-473f-11e9-a002-2f14f03cbcfa.html

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  • Make-up Days: Feb 15, Feb 19, June 13, June 14

    The following dates will be used as snow make-up days:

    Day 1 (closed Feb. 5) – the make-up day was Friday, February 15

    Day 2 (closed Feb. 11) – the make-up day was Tuesday, February 19

    Day 3 (closed Feb. 12) – the make-up day is Thursday, June 13

    Day 4 (closed Feb. 28) - the make-up day is Friday, June 14th (half day)

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Highlights

District Highlights

  • Thank You YAKIMA MILE!

    We extend a huge thanks to Downtown Yakima Mile for selecting the Yakima School District's Community Schools Violence Prevention Program as the charitable benefactor of the funds raised. #PartnersInEducation #YSDpride

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  • Yakima School Board Votes to Select Trevor Greene as the Next Superintendent

    March 1, 2019 - The Yakima School Board has unanimously named Trevor Greene as superintendent of the Yakima School District, pending contract negotiation. Mr. Greene will replace Dr. Jack Irion who will retire at the end of this school year.
    Click the post title above for more info.

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  • Yakima Public Schools See Growth in Graduation Rates

    In 2018, 79.5% of students graduated in four years. This is up from 72.5% in 2017, 73.5% in 2016, 65.3% in 2015 and 63.2% in 2014. The average graduation rate in Washington State in 2018 was 80.9%. Further, Davis High School and Eisenhower High School saw rates far above the state average of 80.9% in 2018 with 88.7% and 84.8% respectively.

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  • Wellness Resources

    Taking care of yourself both physically and mentally is important. Please click the title above for a list of local resources. We care about you!

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  • Equity in Education

    The Yakima School District recognizes and respects the uniqueness of each student, staff member and citizen within the community. Teaming together, the school community creates a learning environment that fosters fair treatment and access to educational resources and programs for all students. The American democratic system depends on equal access to the opportunities for and benefits of public education for all young people: our future leaders, voters, taxpayers, workers, parents and adult citizens (Click the Equity in Education title above for our full policy).

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  • Dr. Seuss Literacy Event

    Posted by YSD Stories Account on 3/28/2019

    On March 5, 2019, Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary celebrated reading with our first Dr. Seuss Literacy Family Night. 184 students and their parents/guardians attended this event, which was planned and coordinated by MLK’s librarian, Mrs. Stilwater. Families were divided into groups and engaged in a variety of literacy activities in different stations where Mrs. Stilwater and Miss Dickens read a Dr. Seuss book to groups. MLK staff members, Ms. Swan and Ms. Mortensen led the crafts stations. Then, all gathered in the gym to select a book donated by FirstBook/Morales Law office for each student. Following the theme, our wonderful kitchen staff prepared a meal of green eggs and ham for all to enjoy! Students also had the opportunity to take selfies with Dr. Seuss props. Many volunteers and staff members helped to make this event a success! Thank you to our student volunteers (Leo Gutierrez, Nina Landeros, Chelsea Buchanan, and Jazlyn Alvarez), MLK staff members (Mrs. Lucero, Mr. John, Mr. Soria, Mrs. Christina Garcia, Mrs. Garza, Mr. John, Mrs. Rosas, Ms. Quintana) who assisted throughout the evening, and the MLK custodial staff. 

    Making crafts in the library Green Eggs and Ham dinner Students choosing free books Dr. Seuss costumes Our amazing kitchen staff Mr. John and Ms. Garcia

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  • Dr. Seuss Literacy Event

    Posted by Debra Stilwater on 3/27/2019

    Our principal Maria Lucero Registration staff members Crafts in the library Getting ready for a Dr. Seuss story Mr. John and Ms. Garcia Student and Teacher volunteers Dr. Seuss costumes Green eggs and ham dinner More green eggs and ham dinner pictures Reading a Dr. Seuss book Dr. Seuss crafts More crafts Amazing Kitchen Staff Students selecting their free books.

    On March 5, 2019, Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary celebrated reading with our first Dr. Seuss Literacy Family Night. 184 students and their parents/guardians attended this event, which was planned and coordinated by MLK’s librarian, Mrs. Stilwater. Families were divided into groups and engaged in a variety of literacy activities in different stations where Mrs. Stilwater and Miss Dickens read a Dr. Seuss book to groups. MLK staff members, Ms. Swan and Ms. Mortensen led the crafts stations. Then, all gathered in the gym to select a book donated by FirstBook/Morales Law office for each student. Following the theme, our wonderful kitchen staff prepared a meal of green eggs and ham for all to enjoy! Students also had the opportunity to take selfies with Dr. Seuss props. Many volunteers and staff members helped to make this event a success! Thank you to our student volunteers (Leo Gutierrez, Nina Landeros, Chelsea Buchanan, and Jazlyn Alvarez), MLK staff members (Mrs. Lucero, Mr. John, Mr. Soria, Mrs. Christina Garcia, Mrs. Garza, Mrs. Rosas, Ms. Quintana) who assisted throughout the evening, and the MLK custodial staff. 

     

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  • MLK, Jr. “WE THE PEOPLE” Art Contest Winners

    Posted by Reverend Robert Trimble on 1/31/2019

    Announcing the MLK, Jr. “WE THE PEOPLE” Art contest winners.

     

    High School Division:

     HS 1st Place HS 2nd Place HS 3rd Place

    1st place – Mayra Crowder, A.C. Davis High School

    2nd place – Nadia Wright, Eisenhower High School

    3rd place – Christian Reed-Rance, Stanton Academy

     

    Middle School Division:

     MS 1st Place MS 2nd Place MS 3rd Place

    1st place –Kimberly Sanchez 7th grade Union Gap School

    2nd place – Jeremiah Elmore, Lewis and Clark Middle School

    3rd place –Merieo Dameron, Lewis and Clark Middle School

     

    Governor Jay Inslee submitted an art piece.  Reverend Trimble appreciates Governor Inslee personal art piece and for his participation as the Governor of this great state of Washington.

     Governor Inslee's submission

    All students who entered an art piece will receive a participation award.  Rev. Trimble would like to thank the students, art teachers, and YSD for celebrating MLK, Jr. every day.

     All winners with Inslee's art

    Respectfully submitted,

     Reverend Robert Trimble,

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  • Local Businesses Support MLK, Jr. Elementary Educators

    Posted by YSD Stories Account on 8/30/2018

    The MLK staff would like to thank the following businesses for their donations for door prizes for our two district-directed days: Krispy Kreme, Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que, Applebee's Grill, Starbucks, Nino's Mexican Grill, Majestic Theater, Miner's Drive-In Restaurant, Yo Yakima, Carl's Jr., MOD Pizza, and Cruisin Coffee.

    Carl's Jr. Majestic Nino's Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que Miner's

     

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  • Rosie Lee & Fusion Dance Team Donate School Supplies

    Posted by YSD Stories Account on 8/30/2018

    Rosie Lee requested that she receive school supplies for her birthday instead of gifts for herself. One of the schools she selected to donate the supplies to was Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary. Thank you, Rosie and Fusion Dance Team.MLK Principal, School Counselor & Fusion Dance Team

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