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  • Welcome Back Newsletter

    The 2017-18 school year starts on Wednesday, August 30th. Check out our Welcome Back Newsletter for important information: Download PDF Newsletter

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District Announcements


  • Welcome Phil Vasquez, Interim Principal

    The Yakima School District is pleased to announce the appointment of Phil Vasquez as Discovery Lab School’s interim principal, effective for the 2017-18 school year. Click the post title for details...

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  • Reading Strategies

    Reading to children is one very important way to build their vocabularies, and students are never too old to share books at home! We have seen some of our students make huge jumps in their reading from all the practice they have done over the summer. Way to go and keep it up! (Click the post title to view reading strategies.)

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  • 2nd Step Program

    2nd STEP is a program used at Discovery that includes instruction and activities that promote positive social interactions, problem solving strategies, and bullying awareness. Click the heading for more info.

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District Highlights

  • Superintendent Highlight Video from the August 15th School Board Meeting

    Each month, Dr. Irion will give the community highlights from the most recent school board meeting. The videos are typically 2-3 minutes in length and help our families, staff and community to stay informed about Yakima Public Schools.

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  • Hosts Needed for 2 Night Stay of Student Leaders for Conference in Yakima this Fall

    Association of Student Leaders conference is being hosted by Eisenhower and Davis from October 13-15th, 2017. Approximately 1000 students and advisors from across Washington will congregate in Yakima for this event. The students will take part in workshops to gain important information to help improve their schools. The students will also partake in a social at Davis that will include a DJ, rock climbing wall, laser tag, food, live bands, etc. Click title above for more info.

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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!

    The Character Education Word for September is Responsible - Being the primary cause of something and so able to be credited (or blamed) for it. Capable of being trusted.

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