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    Franklin Vision Statement: We believe all students can succeed.

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  • Whooping Cough (Pertussis)

    Whooping cough (pertussis) is currently an epidemic in Washington. This means we’re seeing many more people sick with this disease than usual. Whooping cough can cause hospitalization and even death for young babies. Older kids, teens, and adults often spread the disease to babies. This is a serious situation.

    Whooping cough spreads very easily by coughing and sneezing. It begins with cold-like symptoms and develops into a bad cough. Coughing spells can be severe, sometimes ending in gagging or vomiting. Some kids also may have a high-pitched “whoop” after they cough, which is how the disease got its common name (although infants may not cough at all, and some teens and adults don’t have a “whoop” after they cough).

    Adults and children may catch whooping cough and spread it to others, even if they were already vaccinated because the vaccine wears off over time.

    Click for Information for Parents About Whooping Cough (pertussis)

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  • School Board Meeting Schedule Change

    Yakima school board moves Friday morning meetings to Monday afternoons starting April 29, 2019.

    https://www.yakimaherald.com/news/education/yakima-school-board-moves-friday-morning-meetings/article_b9d9ba2c-473f-11e9-a002-2f14f03cbcfa.html

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  • Make-up Days: Feb 15, Feb 19, June 13, June 14

    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)

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  • Thank You YAKIMA MILE!

    We extend a huge thanks to Downtown Yakima Mile for selecting the Yakima School District's Community Schools Violence Prevention Program as the charitable benefactor of the funds raised. #PartnersInEducation #YSDpride

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  • Yakima School Board Votes to Select Trevor Greene as the Next Superintendent

    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.
    Click the post title above for more info.

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  • 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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  • YSD Girls Inspired to Explore STEM During Visit to Microsoft

    Posted by Manuel Rodriguez on 10/11/2018

    Technologchicas GameOn

    Students from Franklin and Washington Middle Schools (WMS) visited Microsoft on October 5, to attend a Nuevo Foundation workshop focused on encouraging female students to consider careers in STEM fields.  The 22 girls, who are also part of Central Washington University’s Game On! program, engaged in hands-on activities, connected with STEM professionals from Microsoft, Google, NASA, and the National Center for Women & Information Technology, and toured the Microsoft campus.  The impact of this experience on the students was immediate. “I wanted to be a nurse, but now I want to work for NASA because one of the ladies inspired me to be an engineer.  I think it’s fascinating because you design things to go on the NASA spaceship,” WMS seventh-grader Dayana Abundiz said.

    CWU Game On! is a free program for middle-- and high school students that educates them about core values, leadership, social and digital literacy, and college-ready skills by using computer and soccer training. The free program is made available through a partnership with the Yakima School District, the Real Madrid Foundation, Microsoft, and Central Washington University. Learn more at http://www.cwu.edu/game-on/

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