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  • Parent Square

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    Parent Square Night:  

    September 23rd 

    5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

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  • Feliz Mes de la Herencia Hispana

    National Hispanic Heritage Month (Spanish: Mes Nacional de la Herencia Hispana) is a period from 15 September to 15 October in the United States for recognizing the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States.


    September 15 was chosen as the starting point for the commemoration because it is the anniversary of independence of five Hispanic countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, who all declared independence in 1821 (Mexico is super close gaining independence on September 16, 1810).


    Please check out this webpage to explore AWESOME Hispanic Heritage month resources and stories of individuals that look like many of our students that accomplished and continue to do great things. 


    A message from The White House on Hispanic Heritage Month.

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  • One-to-one Laptops

    All K-12 students can pick up a district laptop starting Monday Aug 17. Elementary students that have a laptop from the spring school closure do not need to get a new laptop; the laptop they already have will be their 1:1 laptop for the 2020-21 school year.

    For pick-up times and details, please visit www.ysd7.org/laptops

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District Announcements

YSD Stories

  • Adams and Hoover Elementary Now Home To Two Of 100 Mini-Pitches To Be Installed Across The Country

    Posted by Ashley LaRiviere on 3/31/2021

    Adams and Hoover Elementary are home to two of 100 mini-pitches to be installed across the country thanks to Target and the U.S. Soccer Foundation. #EveryonesGame #SafePlacesToPlay

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    soccer pitch


    Mini-pitches provide an innovative solution for communities where space is at a premium. These small, customized, hard-court surfaces are perfectly suited for organized soccer programs and pick-up games. Complete with lighting, fencing, goals, benches, and more, mini-pitches provide a quality playing surface for kids and adults.

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  • Fresh Produce Boxes, Meal Packs, and Activity Kits For Students Before Winter Break

    Posted by Ashley LaRiviere on 12/18/2020
    Schools across the district were busy throughout the day on December 16 as they distributed meal boxes, fresh produce, and activity kits for students in preparation for winter break.
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    The fresh produce boxes contained 8-12 different types of produce from local and neighboring state farms. A special thanks to our local farmers; McIlrath Family Farms, Pacific Fresh Produce, and the Washington State Department of Agriculture. We also appreciate the staff support from Crafted Eatery & Single Hill for helping pack the boxes. Thank you for partnering together to provide nutritious local produce for our community!
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    The Yakima Schools Foundation handed out student activity kits that shared information on how to practice #SafeCelebrations while having fun over winter break. The kits included coloring pages and mask making supplies. Students and/or parents can comment on any YSD #SafeCelebrations social media post with a picture of their coloring page or mask to be entered to win a prize! Winners will be announced on social media on January 4.
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  • Adams Project 500 Helped 247 Kids Get Winter Clothes

    Posted by Elissa Russell on 12/11/2020

    Every year, Adams partners with The Salvation Army and Triumph Actuation to get winter clothes for our students.  This process starts by gathering $75 donations for each student.  Last year, we took 222 students to shop at Walmart, all in one morning.  We knew that this year would have to be done differently.  So, this year we fundraised for 247 students!  We gathered each of the 247 students’ sizes and got that information to our volunteer shoppers.  We partnered with Old Navy, who offered extra discounts and designated shopping times.  The clothes were then packaged for each student, along with  a pair of winter boots, generously donated by Wear A Big Smile Foundation, part of Washington Shoe Company.

    On December 5th, families came to Adams for a drive thru pick up.  Our event was made extra special with Christmas blowup decorations, the lighted Coca-Cola Truck, treats from Franz and Tree Top, and Christmas music.  Our volunteers brought joy throughout the entire event, despite weather in the 20s.  

    The amount of fundraising that came from Adams’ staff and their families and friends was record setting!  Triumph Actuation fundraised, packaged the clothing, was able to shop through the Triumph WINGS program, and had many volunteers on the day of the event. The La Salle High School girls basketball team fundraised, volunteered as shoppers, and helped distribute the clothing to students.

    Our community came together to support this event and our Adams students in a year when the need is greater than ever before.  

    We would like to thank all of our donors and volunteers that made this event possible and made a difference in our students’ lives!  Hopefully, next year we will be back to shopping in person with our kids!

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  • A heartfelt Thank You to Maverick Gaming and their program "Maverick Cares"

    Posted by Sara Cordova on 11/23/2020

    This Thanksgiving season, Maverick Cares donated Thanksgiving meals for 20 of our Yakima School District Families! We are grateful for their generosity and thoughtfulness this holiday season. We also want to thank our Yakima Police Department for coordinating this effort. We appreciate you!

    Thanksgiving Community Event - November 24

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  • The Yakima School District Is Accepting Referrals For Students Into The Highly Capable Program

    Posted by Ashley LaRiviere on 11/13/2020
    The Yakima School District is accepting referrals for students in kindergarten through 11th grade for consideration into the Highly Capable Program.
    If you would like to refer a child that fits this description, please complete a Referral Packet at https://www.ysd7.org/domain/22 by Friday, January 29, 2021.
    Children who demonstrate exceptional ability, exceed grade-level standards in literacy and/or math (or have the potential to do so if challenged and supported,) demonstrate exceptional creativity, and possess a strong motivation to excel are good candidates for the Highly Capable Program.
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