We launched Soccer for Success at Adams’ elementary on March 6th, 2018. We are the first school district to bring this program to the east side of the mountains in Washington state. This is a program for students who attend high poverty schools. Students are able to participate at no cost to them. They receive nutrition education and physical activity 3 days per week for 12 weeks. Students who participate receive shin guards, a jersey, and a ball at no cost to them. Below is the description that is available on the Washington Youth Soccer Association (WYSA) website. We are partnering with WYSA and the Yakima Youth Soccer Association YYSA to bring this to our kids. This is the pilot program for Yakima School District. We hope to expand to as many schools as funding will allow in the next year.
Soccer for success: Soccer for Success is the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s innovative youth development program that uses soccer as a tool to combat childhood obesity and promote healthy lifestyles for children in low-income urban communities. The Soccer for Success program provides each school three 90 minute after-school sessions for two twelve-week seasons (fall/spring). The Yakima School district began our partnership with WYSA in the summer of 2018. We look forward to many productive years helping YSD students achieve success on and off the field.
Your child will be coming home with the last paper newsletter as we will be going green. Starting in December the newsletter will be available online in the Yakima School District website under Adams Elementary School..
Please read the newsletter as it has a lot of important information.
The community is invited to hear from the final two candidates for the Principal position at Eisenhower High School on Monday, March 19th from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the IKE auditorium. Refreshments will be provided.
The final two candidates are Eric Diener, currently the Principal of Wapato High School, and Mike Closner, currently the Executive Director of Attendance and Assessment at the Grandview School District.
The newly selected principal will begin July 1, 2018.
Candy Griff from Lewis and Clark, Dedra Town from Wilson, Juan Carlos Garcia from Barge-Lincoln, Michelle Weier from Stanton (not pictured) and Joana Eckhardt from Davis!
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).