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  • Winter 2018-19 Newsletter

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  • Winter Intersession for 3-5 grade Transitional Bilingual

    Parents/Guardians of students in grades 3rd-5th grade who are in the Transitional Bilingual Instructional program…The YSD will be providing a Language Enrichment Academy for your child during the Intersession over winter break. This Academy will run December 20-21 and January 3-4 from 8:30-12:30 at Adams Elementary School. During the four-day session, students will engage in STEM activities to enrich their language development. Transportation, as well as breakfast and lunch, will be provided. Registration forms will be mailed directly to the families of students who are eligible to attend. Please look for these in the mail from November 29-December 3. Completed registration forms are due to the Bilingual Office by December 7th. As space is limited, please send those in as soon as possible. For further details, contact the Bilingual Office at 573-7105.

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  • Positive Behavior Intervention and Support with Cougar PAWS

    A few foundation stones of an excellent learning environment consist of; clear expectations, mutual respect and compassion. These characteristics support a thriving learning environment. In order to promote respect and compassion it is essential that we teach and model these concepts and have common clear expectations for all.

    At Discovery Lab School, we will continue to teach common expectations using an element of our mascot, Cougar PAWS. Read more on our PBIS plan and PAWS

    For more PBIS information check out this web site: www.pbisworld.com

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Highlights

  • 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

  • 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.

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