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    Dear Eisenhower Community,

    I hope each of you are doing well. I have attached a letter providing updated information. Please continue to check our website on a regular basis for more information. Stay safe and Go Cadets!

     

    March 26 Parent Letter

     

    March 26 Parent Letter Spanish

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  • Dear Eisenhower Community,

    I hope all of our familes are doing well at this time. Please read the following letter updating you on current events at Eisenhower.

     

    Please continue to monitor information on the district and school websites. 

    Thank you 

     

    Eric Diener

     

    Spanish Version

    English Version 

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  • Los niños pueden recoger su comida gratis aquí!  Entre semana de 10:30 am-12:30

     

    Kids can pick up free meals here! Weekdays 10:30am-12:30pm.

     

    Meal services will be located by the Blue Wall next to the north side entrance.

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  • Seniors please continue to complete scholarship applications. If you need assistance completing applications, please e-mail your counselor.

     

     Scholarship Board

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  • Due to COVID-19, schools are closed March 16-April 24, 2020.

     

    Debido al virus COVID-19, las escuelas están cerradas del 16 de marzo al 24 de abril del 2020.

     

    Dear Families of Eisenhower,

    Please continue to check the District Webpage for up-to-date information. Our number one priority is the safety of our staff, students, and families.

     

     

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District Announcements

  • Be Counted! 2020 Census

    Census 2020 The census is a way for our community to seek the necessary financial support from the government that it needs.  Our schools depend on the census count for accurate program funding. In mid-March, you will receive an invitation to participate in the census from the Census Bureau. Be sure to count everyone in your household - even infants.  Responding to the census is the law, however, it is against the law for the Census Bureau to inquire about personal information such as immigration status.  It is illegal for the Census Bureau to pass on your contact information to other government entities. They use your contact info, such as your name and address, to know if you have already been counted. Once you have responded, you will no longer receive notices from the Census Bureau and a census worker will not come to your home.  If you have any questions, we have put together videos and information for you online at www.YakimaSchools.org/2020census 

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  • Feb 11 Election Results

    Thank you voters Thank you, voters. On the February 11th ballot, the YSD proposed two propositions. One passed and one did not.

    The proposition that passed was a replacement levy (Educational Programs & Operations Levy) that will cost voters an estimated $2.50/$1000 of home value. When we ran this same levy in 2016 it passed at approximately $3.04/$1000. This Educational Programs and Operations Levy also brings Levy Equalization Assistance from the state which more than doubles its value.  THANK YOU for passing this levy.

    The second proposition was for much-needed facility maintenance of which, due to financial challenges, the YSD has had to defer costs. Proposition 2 was proposed at an estimated $.54/$1000 of home value. This proposition very narrowly failed by less than half of one percent. We respect the democratic process and although this revenue is needed, we will not be re-running this levy measure again in this calendar year. We will propose reductions and will work to better educate the community on the need for this revenue.

    Thank you for your continued support of the Yakima School District.

     For more information about the February 11th levy measures, please go to www.YakimaSchools.org/levy 

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YSD Stories

  • Mr. IKE Pageant Raises over $26,600

    Posted by Eric Diener on 3/16/2020

    March 12, 2020, Eisenhower High School hosted the Mr. IKE Pageant. The pageant was a major success as this year's Mr. IKE broke our all-time record, raising $26,677 for the Memorial Foundation.

    Congratulations to all of our coordinators and contestants. Special congratulations to Colin Sentz—2020 Mr. IKE!

    Mr. IKE wants to thank everyone that donated to this wonderful cause and look forward to Mr. IKE 2021!2020 Mr. IKE Contestants

     

    Way to Go Mr. IKE

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  • Northwest Association of Blind Athletes Annual Spring Event at Eisenhower!

    Posted by Kina Blackburn on 4/11/2019

    On April 9th, students with visual impairments from all over the valley came to Eisenhower High School to participate in a Paralympic Experience. The Northwest Association of Blind Athletes (NWABA) has been providing this fantastic opportunity to our area for the past 4 years. Every spring, they provide our students with the opportunity to participate in activities such as tandem bike riding, goal ball, judo, track and field events, side by side soccer, beep baseball and much more! This year’s event included beep baseball and side by side soccer. This was the largest turn out for our event, 29 students participated in a fun-filled day of adapted sports! Students came from as far as Pasco, as close as West Valley and everywhere in between. This opportunity not only allows our students to become familiar with adapted sports, but also the chance to make new friends who face similar experiences and challenges. Families are also encouraged to attend the event and friendships have also blossomed between parents of students. The students also have the opportunity to participate in White Cane Day provided by NWABA annually in Selah every fall. These events have created friendships and the events turn more into reunions every year! We would like to thank Eisenhower High School for hosting such a valuable event and the PE team for their flexibility and support. Thank you also to NWABA for creating these experiences that allow our students to explore such a wide variety of adapted sports!

     

    Students who participated in the NWABA experience

     

    Photo of students, teachers and families who participated in NWABA

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  • 2019-2020 ASB Officers

    Posted by Jillian Duffy on 3/27/2019

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    Congratulations to the 2019-2020 ASB officers.  Elections ran for over a week and officers were announced on Friday, March 22nd.  From left to right: Jacob Ortiz (President), Lynzee Lopez (Vice-President), Bryanalexa Rivera (Secretary), Valerie Lopez (Treasurer).

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  • National Athletic Training Month

    Posted by YSD Stories Account on 3/14/2019

    March is National Athletic Training Month, and we would like to take the opportunity to provide the public with some more information about athletic trainers.  Athletic trainers are an integral component of maintaining the health and safety of the student athletes in our Yakima School District high schools.  Eisenhower and Davis are in the minority of schools in the state of Washington to be fortunate enough to have 2 athletic trainers who are working to provide care to our athletes.

    Athletic trainers are health care professionals who render service or treatment, under the direction of or in collaboration with a physician, in accordance with their education and training and the states’ statutes, rules and regulations. As a part of the health care team, services provided by athletic trainers include injury and illness prevention, wellness promotion and education, emergent care, examination and clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. 

    Athletic trainers are well educated in concussion evaluation and management, sudden cardiac arrest, emergency action planning, CPR/First Aid, and many other critical skills that are important to providing the highest level of care.  All athletic trainers have a bachelor’s degree and many have a Master’s degree or higher, and participated in extensive hours of clinical work during their athletic training program, as well as passed a national boards certification exam to obtain their certification.  In the state of Washington, Athletic Trainers are licensed through the department of health and must obtain 25 continuing education units per year to maintain their certification.

    At Eisenhower High School, the two athletic trainers are Kelsie McKimmy and Josh Holliday.  Kelsie has been an athletic trainer for 11 years and obtained her athletic training degree from Washington State University, and also has her Master’s degree in Sports Psychology and Doctorate degree in Health Psychology.  Kelsie has been at Eisenhower High School for 3 years, and also teaches the sports medicine program.  Josh has been an athletic trainer for 8 years and obtained his athletic training degree from Whitworth University, and his Master’s degree in Sports Medicine at Utah State University.  Josh has been at Eisenhower High School for 5 years, and he is the instructor for the Physical Therapy Technician program at YV-Tech.

    At Davis High School, the two athletic trainers are Chris Balm and Noel Cisneros.  Chris has been an athletic trainer for 21 years and obtained his athletic training degree from Central Washington University.  Chris has been at Davis High School for 20 years as both the athletic trainer and the sports medicine instructor.  Noel has been an athletic trainer for 15 years and obtained his athletic training degree from Central Washington University.  Noel has been an athletic trainer at Davis High School for 4 years and has been a teacher in the PE department for 16 years.

    If you are looking for more information or resources regarding athletic training, injury prevention, or athlete safety, be sure to check out www.atyourownrisk.org

    NATM

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  • Children's Theatre

    Posted by Jillian Duffy on 3/13/2019

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    Mrs. Peterson's Children's Theatre visited Whitney Elementary on Tuesday, March 13th, to read books to Mrs. Soria's 2nd grade students.  Mrs. Soria's students were also able to share their favorite books with the high schoolers.

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District Highlights

  • 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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  • 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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