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  • Informational Night on IB, YV-Tech and Running Start

    Are you a current sophomore or junior interested in IB, YV-Tech, or Running Start? Bring your parents and join us for an Info Night to learn more about each program and how to sign-up!

    When: Thursday, March 5, 2020

    Time: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

    Where: Davis Cafeteria


    ¿Eres un estudiante de 10º o 11º grado interesado en el programa IB, de YV-Tech o Running Start? Trae a tus padres y acompáñanos en una Noche de Información para que sepas más sobre cada programa y cómo inscribirte.

     

    Jueves, 5 de marzo de 2020

    De 6:00 a 7:00 p.m. 

    Cafetería Davis

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  • IB Updates

    Registration for Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors is February 25, 26, and 27.  Students who are interested in the IB program should see Mrs. Main in office 157C, located in the counseling center.

    IB exams have begun!  Individual Oral Commentaries for Senior IB English students will take place the month of February either at the Yakima School District Professional Development Center (across the street) or in the Davis Auditorium.  Written exams begin May 1 and run through May 22nd.

     
    Other important dates for testing IB students:
    March 10: Deadline for Extended Essays, Theory of Knowledge Essays, and Group 1 Written Tasks
    Apri1 15: Deadline for Visual Arts Exhibition Submission
    April 24: Deadline for Group 6 externally assessed work
    April 24: Deadline for Visual Arts Process Portfolio and Comparative Study Submission
     
    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. Main, IB Coordinator at (509) 573-2515.
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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 February 28th.

     

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District Announcements

  • Thank you, voters.

    The election will certify on February 21 however preliminary results show the following.

    Educational Programs & Operations Levy: Passing

    Maintenance Levy: Not Passing

    As thousands of ballots could still come in, we will watch for updated information. The election will be certified on February 21.

     

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  • New Zaepfel Scoreboard Has Received Permitting from the City of Yakima!

    With full funding from Gesa Credit Union, the Yakima community plus visitors to Zaepfel Stadium at 40th Ave and Tieton Drive will soon see a new scoreboard.

    The City of Yakima and the Yakima School District have been productively engaged in cooperative work to advance the installation of the new display.  The City of Yakima officially issued the permit to the Yakima School District today (2-7-20).

    The next steps include sign production by Daktronics and sign installation.  An installation schedule is not yet available but YSD is hopeful it can take place over the summer of 2020.

    The existing scoreboard, although renovated by Pepsi throughout the years, has been in place since 1969. The new sign is larger in size, more modern in presentation, and includes video playback.  The technology included with the new sign provides opportunities for classroom learning in video production for students at Davis and Eisenhower High Schools and Stanton Academy.

    Gesa Credit Union is covering 100% of the cost of the sign and the sign installation.

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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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  • Coronavirus Outbreak 2020 - Information from DOH

    The Washington State Department of Health has established a call center to address questions from the public. If you have questions about what is happening in Washington state, how the virus is spread, and what to do if you have symptoms, please call 1-800-525-0127 and press #.

    For more information and resources, please go online to https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/Coronavirus

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    Inclement Weather Delays & Cancellations

    View delay and cancellation announcements

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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

  • Community and Davis Club come together to support Davis Food Pantry

    Posted by Michelle McGuirk on 1/6/2020

    Food pantry

    Thank you to our M.O.D. (Moms of Davis) Squad and to Mrs. Allred's Interact Club for supporting our food pantry. We were able to provide food for several students over Winter break and for the weeks to come! Thank you to everyone for supporting our pirates

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  • Davis HS SkillsUSA deliver food and items to Rod's House

    Posted by Kathy Thomas on 12/19/2019

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    Davis HS SkillsUSA Leadership Club members posed with the Rod's House staff on December 11th after delivering the meal they prepared. The meal consisted of meatloaf sliders, mash potatoes, salad, oranges and sugar cookies.  They were happy to also deliver additional supplies such as toilet paper and canned food.  Check the Rod's House website https://rodshouse.org to see what you might be able to donate. 

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  • Davis Skills USA students prepare meal for Rod's House

    Posted by Kathy Thomas on 12/10/2019

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    These are some of the pictues of Davis High Schools SKills USA students prepping a meal for Rod's House as part of their community service project.  They will prepare meatloaf muffins, mash potatoes, salad, and sugar cookies as part of the meal they will deliver on the 11th of December.  More to come.....

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  • Davis Health Clinic

    Posted by Staci George on 11/5/2019

    Lots has happened at the Davis Health Clinic this year. We have expanded our hours from 2 half days last school year to 4 full days! Our medical care is currently being staffed by a handful of Community Health of Central Washington providers who are volunteering their days off to the clinic. It’s been amazing! Our full time ARNP starts mid-January, we are very excited to have her! We also have Behavioral Health here three half days a week and have had over 200 visits already. We ended last school year with just over 100 visits. Our collaboration with the school has improved tremendously and we continue to find ways to strengthen it. We have an established Community Advisory Board that offers tons of amazing support in addition to a wonderful outreach team! It’s been great to be part of a team that has come together to serve the students at AC Davis High School.

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  • DECA "Blanket Drive"

    Posted by Jim Kindle on 10/29/2019

    The Davis Chapter of DECA took on the challenge of collecting blankets to donate to families and children at Camp Hope. This was the first community service/leadership endeavor that the Davis chapter has undertaken, and to top it all off, the chapter was competing against West Valley's DECA Chapter. The drive started on October 14th and culminated Thursday, October 24th at the Davis vs. West Valley football game. When our DECA members arrived at the football game, they were greeted by West Valley members, and quickly learned that our chapter was behind 115 blankets to West Valley's 199 (including pillows). As our Davis community always does, blankets came from every which direction from our families, community members, students, and teachers. By the time the event ended at the horn of the 1st quarter, our chapter had overcome the deficit we had. The DECA Chapter of Davis HS would like to thank all teachers, students, and families who donated blankets. Over 400 blankets and pillows will be taken to Camp Hope from both DECA chapters of Davis HS and West Valley HS, in hopes of making a difference. Blanket Drive The Pirate community always stands tall, and strives to make Yakima a better place for all.

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District Highlights

  • 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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  • 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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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.

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