District Announcements

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  • OSPI Announces Roosevelt Elementary To Exit as Priority School

    Due to the successful efforts of staff, students and families, Roosevelt Elementary will exit as a "Priority School" in the 2017-18 school year. Click the headline above for more info.

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  • Sunspot (1991) by Susan Brandeis

    Artist Susan Brandeis' elaborate textile construction 'Sunspot' is part of a series exploring the light and texture of the forest floor. It was created by sewing together and assembling screenprinted fabrics and flexible materials. The artist describes this piece as representing "the brilliant play of light on the ground when trees sway on a breezy day, or the shine of wet leaves and pine needles on a dewy morning." This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Yakima School District and is on display at Roosevelt Elementary School (make appointment to view).

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  • Box Tops for Education

    Roosevelt collects Box Tops. Send them in with your student. Thanks!

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District Highlights

  • Thank You Classified Staff!

    March 13-17, 2017 is Classified Staff Appreciation Week. We have nearly 900 classified staff members that serve our students. Bus drivers, food services staff, administrative positions, maintenance and more make up our classified positions. Each year we award 5 people the honor of "Classified Employee of the Year." This year's winners are Kathy Davis from Barge Lincoln, Consuelo Orozco from Student and Health Services, Ashleigh Rice from Whitney/Wilson/IKE, Joanne Weir from Payroll and Kyoto Durkee from Ridgeview. Congratulations! Click on the title above to see all 28 nominees.

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  • Equity in Education (click to view full policy)

    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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