2:30 PM - 3:15 PM SOTM assembly
1:45 PM - 3:15 PM MS Honors Tea
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Site Council meeting
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM Safety Team meeting
11:05 AM - 12:30 PM MS Academic Achievers all year
8:45 AM - 9:15 AM Switcheroo day
1:25 PM - 2:15 PM MS Capture the Flag game
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM Field Day
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM Whole School Awards Assembly
Students, we need your feedback! Help us create a food experience for you. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey below and let us know what's working and what opportunities we have to improve the cafeteria experience.
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.
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
Yakima school board moves Friday morning meetings to Monday afternoons starting April 29, 2019.
The following dates will be used as snow make-up days:
Day 1 (closed Feb. 5) – the make-up day was Friday, February 15
Day 2 (closed Feb. 11) – the make-up day was Tuesday, February 19
Day 3 (closed Feb. 12) – the make-up day is Thursday, June 13
Day 4 (closed Feb. 28) - the make-up day is Friday, June 14th (half day)
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.)
March 1, 2019 - The Yakima School Board has unanimously named Trevor Greene as superintendent of the Yakima School District, pending contract negotiation. Mr. Greene will replace Dr. Jack Irion who will retire at the end of this school year.
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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.
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).