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  • Adams Elementary School, along with our community partner Grace of Christ Church, fed over 900 students for grab and go lunch and breakfast. Thank you to everyone who supports our community and families.

    Posted by Julianna Maxwell on 3/27/2020

    We miss and love you!

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  • Wilson Students Receive Honor in State Youth Art Competition

    Posted by Tina-Marie Lasha on 2/25/2020

    Youth Art Month

    Two of our 4 student entries in the Youth Art Month Contest won Honorable Mention for the State Contest Division! These young men did all of the work on this outside of class and brought me their entries.

    Their work can be seen on the poster above.

    Tina-Marie Lasha

    Wilson Middle School

    509-573-2456

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  • Mardi Gras Kick Off!

    Posted by Marie Webb on 2/24/2020

    Members of Pandemonium Steel Band performed at Seasons Performance Hall on Sunday 2/23 as a kickoff for a Mardi Gras celebration featuring Show Brazil! They did a fantastic job!

    All students are former members of Barge Lincoln Elementary who have played in BALIKI and BALIGRA steel drum bands previously.  Members of Pandemonium are now students at Davis HS, Washington MS, and Discovery Lab School.Pandemonium Steel Drum Band

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  • Adams Elementary Addresses Social Emotional Learning with Consultant, Bella Bikowski

    Posted by Julianna Maxwell on 2/6/2020

    Adams staff learning about social emotional learning  Zones

    For the past 3 months, teachers at Adams have hosted Bella Bikowski for Social-Emotional training. First, participants learned about Social Emotional curriculums such as Zones of Regulation and Second Step. Through this training, teachers have increased their knowledge of how to help students recognize their emotions and providing students with strategies to regulate their emotions. The focus this week was on antecedent, behavior, and consequence and then putting it all together to determine the function “why” of the behavior. Staff also learned strategies for how to address the problem behaviors and the function of the behavior. What an awesome opportunity for Adams staff to grow their knowledge around social-emotional learning!

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  • Project 500 sends 240 Adams Elementary School Students Shopping for Winter Clothes!

    Posted by Julianna Maxwell on 12/3/2019

    This coming weekend is Adam's Project 500! We are taking 240 of our students shopping for winter clothes.  Triumph Actuation and the Salvation Army partner with Adams Elementary school to give each student $75 towards winter clothes. Volunteers will arrive as early as 6am on Saturday morning to make sure that every student is paired with a shopper and has a list of sizes and needs. At about 7am Yakima Transit starts coming and takes volunteers and students to West Valley Walmart to shop. This is the best way to kick off the Holiday Season!

     Project 500  Project 500

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Announcements

  • Report cards went home today! If your child did not receive their report card it's because they have a library fine. They should have the notice of what library book is due. Please talk with your child to return the library book or pay the fine, in order to receive their report card. If you have any questions please contact the librarian Ms. Davis at 573-5107.
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  • Our monthly newsletter has been uploaded to the school website.
    If you would like to receive a paper copy with your child please contact the school and we will make sure one is sent home.
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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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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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