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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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District Highlights

  • 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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  • BOOKS + MUSIC = STYLE

    Posted by Judith Strosahl, Gilbert Library Teacher on 4/11/2019

    Songwriting Through Youth Literature Education  -- STYLE -- sent two teaching artists to inspire students on March 18, 19, and 20.  "Mr. B." and Tiffany Wilson read Thunder Boy, Jr. Students responded to guided questions about the story, and their words then were shaped into a different original song. Each group then  recorded and their songs can now be heard at learningwithstyle.com or on the Gilbert Library Homepage. Every Gilbert student contributed, including those in our 6 autism classrooms.  The artists also performed up-close-and-personal for each group. Creativity, collaboration, coolness!  Thank you, Gilbert PTA!

     

    VanQuills class

    Carl's class

    Mr. B guitar

    Byelashova's

    Clara beatboxing

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  • Project 400 Grows at Gilbert

    Posted by YSD Stories Account on 12/10/2018

    Project 400 is program sponsored by The Salvation Army, allowing students who may be suffering a financial hardship to go shopping and buy gifts for themselves, including clothes, shoes, and toys. Each year, the Salvation Army pays for 12 students to go shopping at Walmart, giving each student $75 to spend on items of their choice. This year, Gilbert staff donated money, as did the John I Haas Company. We were able to send 40 kids shopping last Saturday! Teachers, counselors and paras joined in the shopping fun, escorting students as they looked for things to buy.

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  • Gilbert Students Sing for Retired Teachers

    Posted by YSD Stories Account on 12/10/2018

    On Monday, December 3rd a group of third, fourth and fifth grade students from Gilbert Elementary walked to Englewood Church and sang four songs from our upcoming Christmas Program for the YSD retired teachers. The retired teachers were enjoying a potluck lunch while they listened to the vocal stylings of our students.

    Students singing

    Teachers applauding

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  • Trick or Treat!

    Posted by Stephanie Rosbach on 11/7/2018

    On Halloween afternoon, all six of our self-contained classrooms trick-or-treated around the school. For students who have autism, big Halloween events and trick-or-treating is often overwhelming. Gilbert Special Education teachers and paras brought students to select locations, including the office, the principal, the nurse, the counselor and speech therapists. Students practiced making eye contact, saying "Trick or Treat" and saying "thank you" for their candy. There were very excited to have this experience!

    Trick or treat!

    What a fun day!

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  • Gilbert Elementary Library Night Focus on Dia de Los Muertos

    Posted by YSD Stories Account on 11/6/2018

    Mrs. Strosahl, our librarian, hosts two Library Nights each year at Gilbert Elementary. Our first one of the year was on Thursday, November 1, at 6:30pm. This fall the theme was Dia de Los Muertos. We had 105 students and 85 parents join in the fun. Students explained the reason for celebrating Dia de los Muertos, and read personal stories of loved onese they have lost. We created an ofrenda, and students and families brought in pictures of their family members to contribute, as well as a pad de muertos, and a sugar skull. Mr. Kerr, the Assistant Principal read a story, and our music teacher, Mr. Chapman lead students in singing "Remember Me" from the movie Coco. We even had a guest arrive in her authentic Dia de Los Muertos costume. Students got to make their own skeleton puppets to take home.  It was a fabulous night!

    ofrenda

    A few of our speakers

    Students posing

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