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  • Julianna Maxwell to serve as next Principal at Adams Elementary School

    Julianna Maxwell The Yakima School District is proud to announce the hiring of Julianna Maxwell as the incoming principal for Adams Elementary School. Julianna previously served as the assistant principal of White Center Heights Elementary and Soos Creek Elementary in western Washington state.

    Julianna grew up outside of Atlanta, Georgia and attended North Georgia College where she graduated in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science. She relocated to Washington in 2000 where she discovered her passion for teaching and enrolled at City University and obtained a Master’s Degree in Teaching. After nine amazing years of teaching she enrolled in the City University Administrative Certification program. She completed her  administrative certification in 2015 and continued into the Ed.D Leadership program where she is currently working towards her Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership.

    Julianna has a passion for serving students and their families. She has a strong background in instructional leadership and believes that, with the right support, all students are capable of achieving at their level. Julianna values relationships with students, staff, and families; she feels that these relationships are essential to student learning.

    Julianna, and her 14 year old daughter Emily, are excited to relocate to Eastern Washington and look forward to becoming involved members of the school and community. On the weekends they enjoy spending time together and with their 3 dogs. Julianna also enjoys yoga, listening to live music, and spending time with close friends. Her daughter, Emily, has a passion for horses and looks forward riding in the Yakima sunshine!

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  • 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

  • Employee Benefits Fair Aug 20 2-6pm



    AUGUST 20, 2019


    2:00 pm – 6:00 pm


    Come meet your payroll vendors!


    California Casualty Insurance Company

    Inspirus Credit Union

    Horace Mann Insurance

    Department Retirement Systems


    United Way of Yakima











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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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  • Fall Mobile Clinic

    The Yakima School District will be hosting a Mobile Clinic Aug. 5-8 and Aug. 28-29. This clinic is open to all YSD students (2 to 18 years of age) for childhood immunizations and sports physicals.

    Download flyer for more information

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  • Summer Meals Program (available to all children 18 and under)

    Click to view the list of sites and dates/times: www.yakimaschools.org/2019SummerMeals

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YSD Stories

  • Custodian's Week

    Posted by YSD Stories Account on 10/5/2018

    Custodian’s Week

    Adams has one of the best custodians ever as he enjoys helping students even if its math.  Enrique is our day custodian and I captured this moment as it shows more than what people think they do for us.  He is always willing to help students out in any way he can and we are beyond lucky to have him at our building.  He impacts our students, staff and parents daily.

    Custodian's Week

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  • Yakima School Board Votes to Select Trevor Greene as the Next Superintendent

    March 1, 2019 - The Yakima School Board has unanimously named Trevor Greene as superintendent of the Yakima School District, pending contract negotiation. Mr. Greene will replace Dr. Jack Irion who will retire at the end of this school year.
    Click the post title above for more info.

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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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Character Word of the Month

  • Character - It's Who You Are!

    Character Education Word for August:

    Safe - Protected from or not exposed to danger or risk; not likely to be harmed or lost.

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