Upcoming Events


  • Student messages

    All messgaes to students and transportation changes Tuesday through Friday must be communicated to our office prior to 2:00 p.m. Any changes made after 2:00 p.m. may not reach your child prior to the end of the school day. On Monday's students are released at 2:15 and any messages to students on Monday must be recieved in our office prior to 1:00 p.m. Thank you for your understanding. The end of the day is an extrememly busy time of day. 

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  • Behavior requests

    Parents and Guardians, do you have concerns about your child's behavior at school? Do you think that he/she might benefit from some behavior interventions at school? Contact your child's teacher and share these concerns with them. You can request that your concerns be reviewed by our Building Student Education team. 

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  • Whitney Web Store

    WHITNEY ELEMENTARY WEBSTORE IS NOW OPEN! Order your Whitney Wildcat Gear!   
    Store is open for a limited only 
    Webstore open dates: Through Friday, February 8th 
    Online store cannot accept any orders after midnight on close date
    To view and purchase spiritwear items, go to: www.SelectSpiritwear.com
    and click on the Whitney Store. 

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  • Food Drive

    Whitney Elementary students will spend January 14 through January 31 2019, giving back to our community! We are participating in the KIMA Kids 4 Cans Food Drive.  Students can bring nonperishable goods to their classrooms. The classroom that collects the most items will be awarded a root beer float party. Northwest Harvest will pick up our donations each week. Families and staff can also donate online. If you wish to donate please follow this link https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/nwharvestkimakids4cans/whitneyelementary

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  • School Day

    Classes begin at 8:45 a.m.  with breakfast at 8:15. Classes end at 3:15 on Tuesdays through Fridays, and 2:15 on Mondays.Please drop your student(s) off no earlier than 8:15 a.m. as there is no supervision.

    Our parking lot is often very crowded. Remember the area in front of the building is for pick-up and drop-off only.

    Please do not pick your child up early from school.  Our teachers need the entire instructional day to ensure your child receives a quality education.  If your child needs to be checked out early it will need to be pre-arranged through the office 30 minutes before the end of the school day due to end of the day transitions and traffic in the office.  Thank- you!

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District Announcements


District Highlights

  • 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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  • Congratulations to all new National Board Certified Staff

    Click the title above to see the list of new NBCT's

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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 January:

    Tolerant - Showing willingness to allow the existence of opinions or behaviors that one does not necessarily agree with.

    View all character words

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