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  • DECA Blanket Drive

    This is the last week to donate for the Davis DECA Blanket Drive. See the flyer for more information.

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  • Order your Spirit Pack and Save 60%

    Buy your Spirit Pack today for just $40

    spirit pack

     

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  • Seal of Biliteracy

    The Seal of Biliteracy is an award given by the Yakima School District recognizing students who have studied and attained proficiency in two or more languages prior to graduation. Students must also show proficiency on the Smarter Balanced Assessment in English Language Arts.


    Who is eligible to test?

    Students who can demonstrate language competency in reading, writing, listening & speaking in BOTH English and a second World Language (Biliterate). See the informatinal flyer for application information.

    Applications are due at Davis High School on November 6th.

     

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  • Washington Youth Academy

    Are you behind in credits, are you at risk of not graduating?  If you are 16 to 18 years of age and behind at least 3 credits, come and see Mrs. Hernandez in the main office as soon as possible for more information about Washington Youth Academy.   

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District Announcements

  • Strategic Planning Initiative

    The Yakima School District is working with Performance Fact, Inc. to develop a new strategic plan for the district.

    The process launched on September 16, 2019, with student voice sessions that engaged over 100 students.

    In addition to the student voice session, stakeholders will be engaged through the core planning team, the alignment team, school board sessions, and community forums. The process will conclude in early 2020.  

    We invite you to attend community forums to share your voice in the process.

    Community Forums will be held from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm on:

    October 14 (Davis Commons)

    October 15 (IKE Commons) Free dinner from 5-6pm!

    and November 18 (en Espanol -Washington Middle School) Free dinner from 5-6pm!

    The same content will be presented at all three sessions. They are all open to the public. Dinner will be served from 5-6pm. Translation will be available. Activities for young children will be available.  School-aged students are encouraged to participate.

    (Title 1 information for families will be available when you sign-in)

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  • When is sick TOO sick for school?

    When is sick TOO sick for school? Spanish

    Download information in pdf format: When is sick TOO sick for school?

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  • Extreme Temperature Guidelines for Children

    Is it too cold to go outside? Check out the extreme weather guidelines page on our website for some important information in keeping children safe.

    https://www.yakimaschools.org/Page/1758

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YSD Stories

  • The Great Pumpkin Tournament

    Posted by Tami Davis on 9/13/2019

    The Yakima Parks and Recreation is have their Annual Great Pumpkin Tournament October 12th and 13th.  I would love to see each school put in a staff team.  Davis High School has made their team, and we challenge you to do the same.  Show your school pride and have a little fun at the same time!!

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  • DAVIS I.B. SENIOR ART SHOW AND ADVANCED STUDENTS ART EXHIBITION

    Posted by Carole Huls on 3/4/2019

    Davis IB Art Show Flyer

    The drawing and painting classes at Davis invite you to the 2019 IB Visual Arts and Senior Advanced Art Exhibition.  The opening will be March 11th from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm in the AC Davis High School KIVA.  IB Art students will be there with their work to talk to people about their individual themed exhibit. The exhibition will continue at 8:00 am - 4:00 pm through March 15th for parents, students, staff and community.  The show will display individual exhibitions from each of our IB Visual Arts students, as well as the advanced art students work that they have done while at Davis.  Viewers will see the visual results of imagination, effort, and perseverance by our Davis art students.  Unlocking the potential within each student, increasing imagination, as well as creative, critical thinking and problem-solving skills are in great demand in our world today.  Art classes are designed to increase these skills. 

    The IB Senior Art Exhibition is only one part of the IB Visual Arts program.  Each IB student will present their theme through their own original resolved artworks accompanied by exhibition texts and a written curatorial rationale that defends and articulates their purpose and intention for each piece that is to have global and cultural connections.  The themed work is based on student choice and executed from the skills, techniques, and knowledge they have gained from the program. The results have been amazing because most of the IB art students had VERY limited knowledge and experience with art, so beginning art also needed to be added to the already full program.   IB students are beginning artists with advanced art student’s tasks, demanding imagination and higher level creative and problem-solving thinking, so students have worked extremely hard to meet these standards.  The individual student exhibition is one portion of IB Visual Arts with a process portfolio, and a comparative study based on art history completing the program.

    The Senior Advanced Art Exhibit will be from the advanced drawing and painting class and will be artwork that students have created throughout their time in the art program through this year and previous years at Davis High School.  They have taken beginning art, as well as some students have continued in advanced art.  The artwork is a result of student choice, exploration and investigation in new techniques, media and personal findings through developing their creative, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.  Some art students have had work in fairs and competitive exhibits, as well as several, have sold or done commissioned work over the years and may go into a field of art.

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  • Senior IB Visual Arts and Advanced Art Show March 11-15th in Davis KIVA

    Posted by Carole Huls on 2/20/2019

    Davis High School's Senior IB Visual Arts and Advanced Art student art show is coming up in March.   It will be in the AC Davis KIVA from March 11th-15th.  Opening night will be Monday, March 11th from 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm and each IB student will be there with their individual themed exhibitions, as well as the senior advanced art students.  The show is open for family, staff, community and daily student class tours to see.  On the 12th -15th the show will be open from 8:00am-4: 00 pm each day.  The exhibit will display about 150 students work from my drawing and painting classes.  There will be close to 300 pieces of artwork on display and some pieces will be for sale by students.  We hope to see you there!

    Carole Huls,  NBCT

    AC Davis High School

    Visual Arts & IB Art teacher

    509-573-2734

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  • YSD Intensified Algebra Teachers at 85%-95% Student Success Rates

    Posted by Shelby Lockhart-Robins on 2/8/2019

    The nine Intensified Algebra teachers at Ike, Davis, and Stanton are all seeing high rates of success for students! A big shout out to MaryKay Velikanje, Shauna Heilman, Ellen Rundgren, Kevin Calkins, Eduardo Gonzalez, Michael Guaglianone, Marc May, Juan Monroy, Vicente Villanueva, Collette Hefner (YSD Math Instructional Specialist), and Kris Lindeblad (Dana Center Coach) for their focus on positive classroom environments, visual math, engaging instruction, high quality formative assessments, and collaboration. 98% of YSD Intensified Algebra students have been successful so far!

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  • A.C. Davis Band At WSU

    Posted by Brian Beck on 10/29/2018

    Congratulations to the Davis Band Students at WSU.  The Davis Band received the following awards:

     

    Prelims:

    Tied for 1st place in AAAA with West Valley (and tied for first place overall with West Valley and Mead!)

    Best Music caption in AAAA

    Best Percussion caption in AAAA

     

    Finals:

    Best Drum Major overall

    Best Music overall

    Best Percussion overall

    Ended up 4th in finals (about 1 point out of 1st)

    A.C. Davis Marching Band 2018

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District Highlights

  • What is the High School and Beyond Plan?

    The High School and Beyond Plan process is a graduation requirement that supports students in exploring their interests, planning high school coursework that is aligned to those interests, keeping track of major assessment scores, and logging work and other relevant experience. The Plan is designed to enable students to successfully pursue education or training after they graduate high school. https://readywa.org/beyond/en/

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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 October:

    Engaged - The degree of attention, curiosity, interest, optimism, and passion that a person shows with a particular topic or activity.

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