One thing that sets Discovery Lab School (DLS) apart is our level of family involvement in the school. Family involvement isn’t just encouraged here, it’s expected! Our teachers and support staff work hard to provide high-quality education for every child, but they cannot do the job without your support.
Volunteering at DLS is not limited to helping in the classroom during the school day. We have MANY ways for you to be involved – and many of these tasks can be done at home. Along with inviting parents to get involved, we welcome grandparents, aunts, uncles, foster parents, guardians, neighbors and any other caring adults who want to come make a difference at Discovery Lab School.
Please make a pledge to support our school by volunteering some of your time, energy, skills or talents to promote student education and enrichment at DLS. We’ve listed some suggestions here, but if you have other ideas, just let us know. If you have a question about a certain opportunity and there's no contact person listed, call the DLS office at 573-5400 and ask for a contact person.
ASB coordinator (student government)
Box Tops for Education/Soup labels * Contact Rissa Eggleston 453-4377
Concerts and music events
Cookie dough sales * (held in the fall)
Cougar News * (school newsletter)
Cross country team (middle school)
Discovery Family Connection (our parent/teacher association)
Library help Contact Miriam Hubbard @ 573-5438
History Day (middle school)
Hobby Club (middle school)
Honors Tea (middle school)
Mentoring or tutoring
Read A Good Story (RAGS) program *
Reader board (message board in front of the school) Contact Leslie Keefe @ 949-7102 or Felicia Hernandez @ 731-9098
Scholastic in-classroom book sales * (elementary grades)
Science fair *
Shakespeare production * (middle school)
Site Council (our unique school governing body)
Teacher appreciation week *
Volunteer coordinator *
Walk-A-Thon * (held in the spring)
* Some or most or of the task can be done from home.
Before volunteering at Discovery Lab School, or any school in the Yakima School District, volunteers must submit an application and pass a background check. Click a link below to download the volunteer application form.
Please complete and bring your application to Felicitas Rodriguez in the Discovery Lab School office. You will also need to bring current photo identification. A copy of your photo ID is required to assist with the processing of the background check with the Washington State Patrol.