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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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  • Rosie Lee & Fusion Dance Team Donate School Supplies

    Posted by YSD Stories Account on 8/30/2018

    Rosie Lee requested that she receive school supplies for her birthday instead of gifts for herself. One of the schools she selected to donate the supplies to was Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary. Thank you, Rosie and Fusion Dance Team.MLK Principal, School Counselor & Fusion Dance Team

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District Highlights

  • 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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  • 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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  • Character - It's Who You Are!

    Character Education Word for November:

    Dedicated - Devoted to a task or purpose; having single-minded loyalty or integrity.

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