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  • Gilbert receives a “Refreshing School Libraries” grant from the Washington State Library

    Last fall, nine elementary libraries received a “Refreshing School Libraries” grant of $2,000 each from the Washington State Library under the Office of Secretary of State.   The only limits on selection were that the books be fact-based and chosen to expand the offerings of each specific school.  Librarians at Adams,  Barge-Lincoln, Discovery Lab,  Garfield, Gilbert, MLK, Ridgeview, Roosevelt, and Whitney were pleased to do just that.  Common Core State Standards recommend that students increase the amount of non-fiction they read, and fresh titles entice.  At Gilbert, all 5th graders completed a non-fiction report on a book of interest to them.  Whitney says that their newly-acquired “I Am… “ biographies  “… have never been shelved.  They just keep circulating.”  Discovery Lab reports the same for their  new “Amazing Animals” series and that students are even reading new titles about states.  This is the second year some of our libraries have received needed monies from The Washington State Library, and it is benefitting our students.
    Judith Strosahl
    Gilbert Elementary Library Teacher
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District Announcements

  • Skyward Student Information System is DOWN Statewide; estimated to be up Wed April 25.

    Skyward Down

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  • Kindergarten Transition Program August 20-22, 2018

    YSD is offering a Kindergarten Transition Program for new Kindergarten students at all elementary schools. This 3-day program begins Monday, August 20th and ends Wednesday, August 22nd. The program runs from 8:30 am – 11:30 am with a nutritious breakfast provided daily. The Kindergarten Transition Program allows new Kindergarten students a chance to meet their teacher, learn the classroom routines, and meet new friends – all before the older students arrive! Families of new Kindergartners will receive a confirmation phone call and welcome letter by mid-August, or they may call 7013 for more information.

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  • 2018-19 High School Registration

    View details on registering a high school student for the 2018-19 school year.

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District Highlights

  • Does Your Student Need a Tutor?

    The Davis High School library offers free tutoring services for all subjects after school for students of all ages. Tutors are available Monday 2:35pm-5:00pm, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 2:35pm-6:00pm. Elementary students must be accompanied by an adult. Middle school students must be accompanied by an adult on the first visit. Contact Mrs. Sue Parker or Mrs. Lynne Greene if you have questions. (573-2507)

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  • Congratulations Classified Employees of the Year for 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!

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  • Healthy You 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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