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  • Dear Families,

    McClure Elementary is committed to ensuring that all of our students start the day with a healthy breakfast. Kids who eat breakfast tend to perform better in school, have better attendance rates, and display fewer behavior problems. We know that morning routines can be hectic and many kids are not hungry when they wake up and that is exactly why we provide breakfast every morning in a way that allows all students to participate, even after the bell.


    McClure Elementary serves breakfast in a way that is accessible to students:

    A full breakfast is served from 8:00-8:30. After 8:30, our staff need to prepare to be in classrooms to teach, so students will receive a breakfast that is a: Grab and Go to the Classroom alternate breakfast.  Students pick up breakfast from the breakfast line on the way to their classroom. Students will receive a milk, fruit, and grain product in a small paper boat. The Styrofoam trays do not fit in the classroom garbage cans. Students have an opportunity during the first 10 minutes of class to eat breakfast and they get the fuel they need to be ready to learn.


    In the event that a bus arrives late to school, students on the bus will still be served a full breakfast.


    There are many great things about our improved breakfast program. In addition to having access to a nutritious breakfast, it takes pressure off parents and caretakers to provide

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  • What is the High School and Beyond Plan?

    The High School and Beyond Plan process is a graduation requirement that supports students in exploring their interests, planning high school coursework that is aligned to those interests, keeping track of major assessment scores, and logging work and other relevant experience. The Plan is designed to enable students to successfully pursue education or training after they graduate high school. https://readywa.org/beyond/en/

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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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Character Word of the Month

  • Character - It's Who You Are!

    Character Education Word for November:

    Dedicated - Devoted to a task or purpose; having single-minded loyalty or integrity.

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