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  • Levy Information Please Vote on February 11

    The Yakima School District depends on the local community to fund critical education programs and services through local levies. Despite attempted legislative improvements to the way education is funded in Washington State, the essential educational elements on which students and families rely are not fully funded. YSD works hard to support schools as efficiently as possible, and administrative spending at the district was recently recognized as the leanest among Yakima County school districts.  Fortunately, funding from local levies bridges the gap between what the state funds and the true cost of operating a school district.

    The Yakima School District has the following two essential funding measures on the February 2020 ballot to replace the expiring levy:

    1. a replacement educational programs and operations (EP&O) levy, and
    2. a capital improvement and technology levy.

    For more information, please go to www.YakimaSchools.org/levy 

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  • weather delays

    Inclement Weather Delays & Cancellations

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  • Annual Notification of Referral for the Highly Capable Program

    Referrals for the YSD Highly Capable Program for the 2020-2021 school year are currently being accepted. Anyone may refer a student including students, parents, any staff member, and members of the community. Referrals must be submitted by January 31st, 2020.

    For referral packets and more information, please visit our Highly Capable Program webpage.

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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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  • 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

  • Stanton Academy, Washington Middle School and Christ the Teacher Team Up to Assemble 200 Winter Backpacks for Homeless Youth

    Posted by Mary Kay Velikanje on 1/23/2020

    200 backpacks donated by students

    On Monday, January 27th at 2:15 pm, students from Stanton Academy, Washington Middle School, and Christ the Teacher will team up at Stanton Academy to assemble 200 winter backpacks for homeless youth.  The backpacks will be picked up by Rod's House that same afternoon so that they are immediately in the hands of those in need.

    The backpacks will contain winter necessities like beanie hats, hand warmers, water bottles, hygiene kits, gloves, school supplies, healthy snacks, mylar blankets, chapstick, playing cards, socks, and more.

    All three schools applied for and were awarded a grant from the Yakima Health Department to help the homeless.  Each school was awarded $1900 from the Yakima Health Department, plus Stanton Academy received an anonymous matching grant to their $1900.  The Yakima Health District realized all three schools had all written very similar grants and asked if they would like to work together.  All three schools said yes without hesitation.

    On Monday, the student volunteers from all three schools will meet at Stanton Academy and work together to assemble the backpacks.  The event should take about an hour.

     "The assembly of the backpacks will move fast because so many students have stepped up to help," said one of the coordinators.

    Drew Harris, a local Realtor, and volunteer with Rod's House says the backpacks are in great need and will make an immediate difference in the lives of youth who do not have a consistent place to sleep each night.

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  • Stanton Senior Block Party

    Posted by Brianna Henry on 6/13/2019

    On Thursday May 23rd, 2019 Washington Fruit sponsored a first ever block party for Stanton Graduates and their families. As our neighbor they wanted to do something that would connect students and families to the community around them and show their support for the hard work our students have put forth throughout the year. It went from 5 to 8pm. HopTown Pizza and Winey Dogs provided food. Washington Fruit also brought in Knocker Balls for fun and entertainment for all. It was a success with over 25 graduates and their families attending. We want to give those businesses a HUGE thank you, we had a lot of fun and truly appreciated it.                                                                                                             

    Knocker Balls Pizza Face Paint

    Winey DOgs

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  • "Donuts for Drivers"

    Posted by Berenice Ponce on 5/30/2019

    Stanton Academy Principal Mr. Dave Chaplin, along with ASB/Leadership Teacher Ms. Brianna Henry and two leadership students surprised drivers with donuts as a token of appreciation for making sure students arrived safely at school.

    They also gave drivers a small note that read:

    "You're Amazing, Thank you for bringing your student to school"

    Leadership students handing out donuts

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  • YSD Intensified Algebra Teachers at 85%-95% Student Success Rates

    Posted by Shelby Lockhart-Robins on 2/8/2019

    The nine Intensified Algebra teachers at Ike, Davis, and Stanton are all seeing high rates of success for students! A big shout out to MaryKay Velikanje, Shauna Heilman, Ellen Rundgren, Kevin Calkins, Eduardo Gonzalez, Michael Guaglianone, Marc May, Juan Monroy, Vicente Villanueva, Collette Hefner (YSD Math Instructional Specialist), and Kris Lindeblad (Dana Center Coach) for their focus on positive classroom environments, visual math, engaging instruction, high quality formative assessments, and collaboration. 98% of YSD Intensified Algebra students have been successful so far!

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  • Fall Carnival At Stanton Academy

    Posted by Brianna Henry on 11/7/2018

    Welcome one, welcome all to Stanton's Fall Carnival. November 19th from 4:30 to 7:30pm Stanton Academy will be hosting a fall carnival open to members of the community. It will be fun for all ages. There is no entrance cost. At the door you will have the opportunity to purchase tickets for 25 cents a piece. All games, food, and activities will range from 1 to 12 tickets. There will be slime making, basketball, hallway bowling, corn hole, robot races, face painting, photo-button making station, a cake walk and more! Prizes will be offered! Not to mention there will be delicous eats for sale such as pizza, popcorn, smoothies and caramel apples! We are so excited to provide this fun event night and get people in the doors of Stanton. If there are any questions please contact Brianna Henry at (509) 573-1207. 

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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 January:

    Tolerant - Showing willingness to allow the existence of opinions or behaviors that one does not necessarily agree with.

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