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  • Thank you, voters.

    The election will certify on February 21 however preliminary results show the following.

    Educational Programs & Operations Levy: Passing

    Maintenance Levy: Not Passing

    As thousands of ballots could still come in, we will watch for updated information. The election will be certified on February 21.

     

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  • New Zaepfel Scoreboard Has Received Permitting from the City of Yakima!

    With full funding from Gesa Credit Union, the Yakima community plus visitors to Zaepfel Stadium at 40th Ave and Tieton Drive will soon see a new scoreboard.

    The City of Yakima and the Yakima School District have been productively engaged in cooperative work to advance the installation of the new display.  The City of Yakima officially issued the permit to the Yakima School District today (2-7-20).

    The next steps include sign production by Daktronics and sign installation.  An installation schedule is not yet available but YSD is hopeful it can take place over the summer of 2020.

    The existing scoreboard, although renovated by Pepsi throughout the years, has been in place since 1969. The new sign is larger in size, more modern in presentation, and includes video playback.  The technology included with the new sign provides opportunities for classroom learning in video production for students at Davis and Eisenhower High Schools and Stanton Academy.

    Gesa Credit Union is covering 100% of the cost of the sign and the sign installation.

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  • When is sick TOO sick for school?

    When is sick TOO sick for school? Spanish

    Download information in pdf format: When is sick TOO sick for school?

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  • Coronavirus Outbreak 2020 - Information from DOH

    The Washington State Department of Health has established a call center to address questions from the public. If you have questions about what is happening in Washington state, how the virus is spread, and what to do if you have symptoms, please call 1-800-525-0127 and press #.

    For more information and resources, please go online to https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/Coronavirus

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  • weather delays

    Inclement Weather Delays & Cancellations

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  • Extreme Temperature Guidelines for Children

    Is it too cold to go outside? Check out the extreme weather guidelines page on our website for some important information in keeping children safe.

    https://www.yakimaschools.org/Page/1758

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YSD Stories

  • Native American Heritage Assembly

    Posted by Anne Chapman on 11/22/2019

    The staff and students of Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary will participate in a Native American Hertiage Assembly on Tuesday, November 26th.

    Assistant prinipal Syd John along with a few family and friends will be dressing in their Native American regalia and performing several dances.

    Also select 2nd grade students will be performing a round dance and select 4th and 5th grade students will be performing a recorder piece for the audience.

    The assembly will be in the Martin Luther King, Jr. gym from 2:00-2:45. #YSDmusic

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  • Dr. Seuss Literacy Event

    Posted by YSD Stories Account on 3/28/2019

    On March 5, 2019, Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary celebrated reading with our first Dr. Seuss Literacy Family Night. 184 students and their parents/guardians attended this event, which was planned and coordinated by MLK’s librarian, Mrs. Stilwater. Families were divided into groups and engaged in a variety of literacy activities in different stations where Mrs. Stilwater and Miss Dickens read a Dr. Seuss book to groups. MLK staff members, Ms. Swan and Ms. Mortensen led the crafts stations. Then, all gathered in the gym to select a book donated by FirstBook/Morales Law office for each student. Following the theme, our wonderful kitchen staff prepared a meal of green eggs and ham for all to enjoy! Students also had the opportunity to take selfies with Dr. Seuss props. Many volunteers and staff members helped to make this event a success! Thank you to our student volunteers (Leo Gutierrez, Nina Landeros, Chelsea Buchanan, and Jazlyn Alvarez), MLK staff members (Mrs. Lucero, Mr. John, Mr. Soria, Mrs. Christina Garcia, Mrs. Garza, Mr. John, Mrs. Rosas, Ms. Quintana) who assisted throughout the evening, and the MLK custodial staff. 

    Making crafts in the library Green Eggs and Ham dinner Students choosing free books Dr. Seuss costumes Our amazing kitchen staff Mr. John and Ms. Garcia

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  • Dr. Seuss Literacy Event

    Posted by Debra Stilwater on 3/27/2019

    Our principal Maria Lucero Registration staff members Crafts in the library Getting ready for a Dr. Seuss story Mr. John and Ms. Garcia Student and Teacher volunteers Dr. Seuss costumes Green eggs and ham dinner More green eggs and ham dinner pictures Reading a Dr. Seuss book Dr. Seuss crafts More crafts Amazing Kitchen Staff Students selecting their free books.

    On March 5, 2019, Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary celebrated reading with our first Dr. Seuss Literacy Family Night. 184 students and their parents/guardians attended this event, which was planned and coordinated by MLK’s librarian, Mrs. Stilwater. Families were divided into groups and engaged in a variety of literacy activities in different stations where Mrs. Stilwater and Miss Dickens read a Dr. Seuss book to groups. MLK staff members, Ms. Swan and Ms. Mortensen led the crafts stations. Then, all gathered in the gym to select a book donated by FirstBook/Morales Law office for each student. Following the theme, our wonderful kitchen staff prepared a meal of green eggs and ham for all to enjoy! Students also had the opportunity to take selfies with Dr. Seuss props. Many volunteers and staff members helped to make this event a success! Thank you to our student volunteers (Leo Gutierrez, Nina Landeros, Chelsea Buchanan, and Jazlyn Alvarez), MLK staff members (Mrs. Lucero, Mr. John, Mr. Soria, Mrs. Christina Garcia, Mrs. Garza, Mrs. Rosas, Ms. Quintana) who assisted throughout the evening, and the MLK custodial staff. 

     

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  • MLK, Jr. “WE THE PEOPLE” Art Contest Winners

    Posted by Reverend Robert Trimble on 1/31/2019

    Announcing the MLK, Jr. “WE THE PEOPLE” Art contest winners.

     

    High School Division:

     HS 1st Place HS 2nd Place HS 3rd Place

    1st place – Mayra Crowder, A.C. Davis High School

    2nd place – Nadia Wright, Eisenhower High School

    3rd place – Christian Reed-Rance, Stanton Academy

     

    Middle School Division:

     MS 1st Place MS 2nd Place MS 3rd Place

    1st place –Kimberly Sanchez 7th grade Union Gap School

    2nd place – Jeremiah Elmore, Lewis and Clark Middle School

    3rd place –Merieo Dameron, Lewis and Clark Middle School

     

    Governor Jay Inslee submitted an art piece.  Reverend Trimble appreciates Governor Inslee personal art piece and for his participation as the Governor of this great state of Washington.

     Governor Inslee's submission

    All students who entered an art piece will receive a participation award.  Rev. Trimble would like to thank the students, art teachers, and YSD for celebrating MLK, Jr. every day.

     All winners with Inslee's art

    Respectfully submitted,

     Reverend Robert Trimble,

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  • Local Businesses Support MLK, Jr. Elementary Educators

    Posted by YSD Stories Account on 8/30/2018

    The MLK staff would like to thank the following businesses for their donations for door prizes for our two district-directed days: Krispy Kreme, Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que, Applebee's Grill, Starbucks, Nino's Mexican Grill, Majestic Theater, Miner's Drive-In Restaurant, Yo Yakima, Carl's Jr., MOD Pizza, and Cruisin Coffee.

    Carl's Jr. Majestic Nino's Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que Miner's

     

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District Highlights

  • 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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  • What is the High School and Beyond Plan?

    The High School and Beyond Plan process is a graduation requirement that supports students in exploring their interests, planning high school coursework that is aligned to those interests, keeping track of major assessment scores, and logging work and other relevant experience. The Plan is designed to enable students to successfully pursue education or training after they graduate high school. https://readywa.org/beyond/en/

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Character Word of the Month

  • Character - It's Who You Are!

    Character Education Word for February:

    Respect: Admire (someone or something) deeply, as a result of their abilities, qualities, or achievements.

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