Announcements

  • Running Start/IB/YV TECH Informational Night

    On Tuesday, March 5th from 6:00pm to 7:00pm in the Davis Cafeteria we will be hosting a running start/IB/YV TECH informational night in the Davis Cafeteria.  Representatives from each of the programs will be on site and will provide a presentation on their program as well as answer questions from parents and students. 

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  • The Seal of Biliteracy Applications

    Applications for the Seal of Biliteracy are now available!  If you are a 10th-12th grader and speak another language besides English, you can earn up to 4 credits, and earn the Seal of Biliteracy. Please see your World Language teacher or Mrs. Martinez in the counseling center for an application.  The test will be on Saturday, March 16th in the cafeteria. 

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  • Davis Health Clinic Office and Clinic Hours

    Monday:

    Office Hours

    10:30am – 2:00pm

     

     

     

    Tuesday:

    Office Hours

    Clinic

    10:30am – 12:00pm

    12:00pm – 5:00pm

     

     

     

    Wednesday:

    Office Hours

    11:30am-3:00pm

     

     

     

    Thursday:

    Office Hours

    Lunch

    Clinic

    10:00am – 11:30am

    11:30am – 12:00pm

    12:00pm – 5:00pm

     

     

     

    Friday:

    Closed

     


    Pleas note: the health clinic will only be open when school is in session. Non-school days the clinic will be closed.

    Parents, if you have any questions about the Davis Health Clinic Ryan Bogges and Gabby Arteago Ramos will be staffing the clinic during office hours. They are available to answer questions from parents, students, and staff.

    Students, if you have any questions about the Davis Health Clinic please see your counselor or Michelle McGuirk.

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  • The YSD Science Program is looking for parent representatives to join the high school science curriculum review committee this spring. We currently have parents on the committee who also work for the YSD. We are looking for parents to join us who do not work for the YSD. The committee meetings are on the following days. If you are interested, please contact Shelby Lockhart-Robins at 509-573-7029.
    March 5th and 26
    April 11th and 24th
    May 16th and 28th
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  • After-School Tutoring For Yakima Valley Students

    Davis Extended-Hours Tutoring

    Mrs. Greene    509-573-2507

    Mrs. Parker     509 573-2577

    When

    • Monday: 1:35 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 2:35 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    • Fridays: No tutoring

    Where

    Davis Library Media Center

    Second floor of C Building

    Davis High School

    Tutors

    • Junior and senior students provide tutoring under the supervision of Davis teaching staff.
    • Certified teachers provide supervision and advanced tutoring.

    Services

    • Tutoring and access to computers.
    • Help with homework and projects.
    • Assistance with research and resumes--as well as college and scholarship applications.

    Patrons

    • All Yakima School District students are welcome to use the program.
    • Elementary students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
    • Middle-school students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and meet with Mrs. Greene during their first tutoring session.
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District Announcements

  • Superintendent Finalist image

    MEET THE FINAL SUPERINTENDENT CANDIDATES

    The Board of Directors has invited three candidates back to Yakima for interactive interviews with the community.  You are invited to meet and interact with our three Superintendent Candidate Finalists on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. 

                                    Tuesday, February 26, 2019 – Trevor Greene

                                    Wednesday, February 27, 2019 – Ben Ramirez

                                    Thursday, February 28, 2019 – John Boyd

    For the community, there are two opportunities each day (at YSD Central Services, 104 N 4th Ave, in Conf. Rms. A & B):

    12:00 - 1:00 p.m. | Brown bag drop-in lunch | For interested stakeholders, staff, parents

    5:15 - 6:15 p.m. | Community forum | For interested community and staff

    Please feel free to drop in, ask questions and get to know our finalist candidates. Please note that student leaders and YSD staff will have additional opportunities to interact with the candidates. Those times will be announced at the schools.

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  • Please join us for the all-district parent forum on March 7 at Washington Middle School.

    Parent Forum Flyer - English

    Parent Forum flyer - Spanish

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  • The following dates will be used as snow make-up days:

    Day 1 (Feb. 5) – the make-up day is Friday, February 15

    Day 2 (Feb. 11) – the make-up day is Tuesday, February 19

    Day 3 (Feb. 12) – the make-up day is Thursday, June 13 (half day moves from the 12th)

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  • SIX CANDIDATES WERE INTERVIEWED FOR YAKIMA PUBLIC SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT

    Tuesday evening February 12th, the Yakima School District Board of Directors selected candidates to be interviewed to fill the upcoming vacancy for Superintendent of the Yakima School District.  Dr. Jack Irion has announced his retirement after the 2018-2019 school year.  The next Superintendent will begin on July 1, 2019.

                Fifteen people submitted their application for consideration.  The candidates selected by the school board for preliminary interviews include:

    Preliminary interviews were Tuesday, February 19 and Thursday, February 21 at the Yakima School District Central Services building located at 104 N 4th Ave.  Interviews began at 4 PM for approximately 75 minutes per candidate.  Interviews were open to the public.

    The school board will select the finalists on Friday afternoon, February 22nd.

     

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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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Highlights

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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  • 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 February:

    Respect - Admire (someone or something) deeply, as a result of their abilities, qualities, or achievements.

    View all character words

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