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  • Ian Kornegay is crowned Mr. Ike 2021

    Posted by John Diener on 5/11/2021

    On Thursday, April 22nd, Ian Kornegay was crowned Mr. Ike 2021 The competition includes fundraising, talent, a letter to a hero, and onstage question. He and the Mr. Ike team raised $17.004 for the Yakima Children’s Miracle Network. This was an incredible feat considering all of the COVID restrictions. In a normal year, thousands more would have been raised. The creativity of the students involved, led by Mary Prentice, head coordinator, came up with such unique fundraisers as a parade and the first annual Easter Egg Your House. Candy-filled Easter eggs were hidden in the yards of people who requested it.

    mr ike

    Eisenhower has been raising money for the Memorial Foundation for 24 years. This amazing program has resulted in raising over $300,000. The goal is to teach the students what it means to give back to their community, a principle that drives IKE. We are already planning next year’s silver anniversary extravaganza.

    Caleb Coscarart won Mr. Congeniality. This honor is given to the contestant who displayed the most enthusiasm during all of the early morning rehearsals and fundraisers. The 10 contestants and 10 coordinators earn 50 hours of community service each.

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  • Teacher Appreciation Week!

    Posted by Kim Newell on 5/7/2021

    Whitney Teachers ~ We Appreciate You!  This video is dedicated to you. 


    Because of you .....video link


    Teacher Appreciation Week

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  • Roosevelt Math Team Competes in Virtual Competition

    Posted by Amae Merrill on 5/7/2021

    On Friday April 23 & Saturday April 24, Roosevelt Math Team competed in a virtual Math Olympiad competition held by the Washington State Mathematics Council & Mangahigh. This is Roosevelt's 5th year of having a math team. The Roosevelt Math Team was thrilled to compete this year, even though it was different, since last year was cancelled. 

    Roosevelt sent 26 students (8 teams) of 3rd-5th graders and their coach, Mrs. Merrill (3rd grade teacher) to the competition. Students also received a swag bag full of goodies to keep them energized through the competition. 

    Roosevelt math team spent 2,638 minutes on math for the weekend!  Nice job Roosevelt 🐻 Bears! 

    Roosevelt Math Team 2021

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  • Nob Hill Rocking Attendance

    Posted by Craig Smith on 5/4/2021

    Nob Hill staff and families have done an amazing job getting their students to class during this challenging time of Hybrid Learning.  Attendance has been a yearlong focus for the staff at Nob Hill.  Each team analyzes attendance data on a weekly basis as they work on improving attendance and engagement.  Each staff member has been committed to maintaining two way communication between home and school, and meeting the needs of each individual student.  Staff at Nob Hill have been working endless hours teaching and meeting with families, to better support each student. Nob Hill currently has 87 percent of it’s students with satisfactory attendance. 

    Mrs. Barnick and her second grade class are running on 75 straight days of perfect attendance. Her class has earned a pizza party, as well as the opportunity to give Mrs. Barnick a pie in the face for their accomplishments.  Mrs. Barnick has been doing an amazing job working with each of her students' families working on getting them to school and preparing them for success.  

    Congratulations Nob Hill Staff and Families!  Keep rocking the attendance and continue Reaching for Excellence!

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  • Garfield Celebrates Community and Earth Day

    Posted by Steve Brownlow, Principal on 4/27/2021

    Last Thursday, April 22nd, Garfield Elementary volunteers from the Stone Church, the student body and the Garfield staff kicked off a landscaping project to improve the grounds of the school.  It started with sod removal and culminated on Saturday, April 24th with the weed barrier, edging, landscaping rocks, irrigation, flowers, plants and bark.  It looks amazing!  Special thanks to the 20+ staff and community volunteers, support from the YSD's maintenance personnel, S&A Restoration and Construction, Triple R Rentals and Atkin's Landscaping.  Garfield now how even more impressive curb appeal!  


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