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  • After School Library Hours and Tutoring

    The Ike library is open late and we have great tutors here to help you!

    We are open after school; Mondays until 5 pm and Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday until 6 pm.

    Come to the library after school for homework help and extended hours.

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  • Congratulations to Delaney Russell who won High School Championship Valley Drag and was named Queen of the Valley! 

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  • Cadet Families, 

    College scholarships are now available for your children. Please see Rosemary Martinez in the Counselling Center or call her at 573-2629 for more information.

     

    This week's highlighted scholarship is the One Scholarship Endless Opportunities from the Horatio Alger Association.

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  • Spirit

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  • Picking Up Students

    Parents: Due to heavy congestion before and after school, please be advised that the drop-off and pick-up of students in the staff parking lot is no longer permitted.  Please use the student parking area and/or the south parking lot.  Thank you for your understanding.

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  • Tardy Concerns

    Attendance is a top priority here at Eisenhower, and we cannot expect our students to fully learn unless they are in class. Some of our students have, unfortunately, been tardy to school due to stopping at an espresso stand. Students that are late (past 8:00 AM) and have a drink in hand, will be asked to throw it away. Please have a conversation with your student if this is in their routine. Thank you for your support in this matter.

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  • Library & Tutoring Access

    The Eisenhower Library is open late with free tutoring!

    Come get help with any subject Monday until 5 pm and Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday until 6 pm.

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District Announcements

  • Strategic Planning Initiative

    The Yakima School District is working with Performance Fact, Inc. to develop a new strategic plan for the district.

    The process launched on September 16, 2019, with student voice sessions that engaged over 100 students.

    In addition to the student voice session, stakeholders will be engaged through the core planning team, the alignment team, school board sessions, and community forums. The process will conclude in early 2020.  

    We invite you to attend community forums to share your voice in the process.

    Community Forums will be held from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm on:

    October 14 (Davis Commons)

    October 15 (IKE Commons)

    and November 18 (Washington Middle School)

    The same content will be presented at all three sessions. They are all open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

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  • Open House Schedule for 2019-20

    Do you want to know more about the school your child will be attending next school year? Download the Open House schedule

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YSD Stories

  • 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

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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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  • Association of Washington Students Leaders -Adviser of the Year

    Posted by Jillian Duffy on 3/11/2019

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    Congratulations to Lori Benoit who was selected as adviser of the year through the Association of Washington Student Leaders.  Each year, in the state of Washington, one adviser is recognized from a high school.  This adviser displays the qualities of service, dedication, and leadership in student activities.  Thank you Mrs. Benoit for all that you do.

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District Highlights

  • A Message from the Superintendent

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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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Board Meetings

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Character Word of the Month

  • Character - It's Who You Are!

    Character Education Word for September:

    Responsible - Being the primary cause of something and so able to be blamed or credited for it. Capable of being trusted.

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