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  • Character - It's Who You Are!

    Character Education Word for September: Responsible - Being the primary cause of something and so able to be blamed or credited for it. Capable of being trusted.

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  • Whitney Virtual Open House

    Posted by Kim Newell on 9/24/2020

    Whitney Virtual Open House 2020 – join us for a tour around Whitney Elementary and meet our amazing staff!

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    Whitney Open House

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  • Early Learning Screenings

    Posted by Danielle Nguyen- Director Early Learning on 9/23/2020

    Early Learning Preschool met with families to begin required health screenings and acedemic/social emotional screenings for ECEAP preschool. Thanks to everyone for staying safe! It was a wonderful day sStaying safe and waiting for families. Temperature checks before screening. Goody Bags- mask, scissors, crayons, book, playdough, and heath book. Academic Screening Vision Screening Hearing Screening Family Questions  Teamwork! Waiting for students!  eeing students and families. Each student also got to take home a goody bag. 

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  • Washington State Recruiter of the Year is Yakima's own Jose Perez!

    Posted by Sean McGeeney on 9/22/2020

    For the 2019-20 school year, Jose Perez was named Washington State's Migrant Recuiter of the Year! Jose has been working in the capacity of recruiter for thirteen years in the Yakima School District.

    Jose works tirelessly to identify and recruit migrant students and strives to meet the needs of families in his school district.

    Jose Pere - Washington State Recruiter of the Year

    As a young child, Jose remembers his family moving in search of agricultural work in the states of: California, Oregon and Washington. Jose is originally from Aguililla, Michoacan, Mexico. At the age of 14, he and his older brother began moving along the west coast searching and working in agriculture, harvesting crops such as lemons, grapes, cherries, pears, and apples. His migration cycle finally stopped in 1988 when he and his family settled in Yakima to make Yakima their home.

    Yakima is where Jose obtained his GED. Jose continued his education by attending Yakima Valley College. While in Yakima, he also worked as a firefighter for several years while simultaneously working for the Yakima School District as a janitor. In 2008, he applied for the position of Recruiter for the Migrant Education Program and presently continues to serve his community in that position.

    Jose enjoys making a difference in the lives of the many students he serves. "In this job, maybe I am not making enough money, but I know that as a migrant recruiter, we are making a difference in someone’s life," he said. Jose has generated 10% more Certificates of Eligibility (COE) in 2019-20 school year compared to the previous two school years, for a total of 246 COEs.

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  • Drive Through Library Book Checkout at Whitney Elementary

    Posted by Kim Newell on 9/16/2020

    Whitney Elementary Drive Through Library Book Pickup:

    Whitney Elementary is offering a drive through library book checkout to their students.  Each Wednesday, students are lining up in the bus lane to pick up the books that they requested for the week.  The no-contact delivery system is working well.  This drive through system and the checkout system have been very well received by both parents and students.  A parent this morning said, “Thank you so much for this amazing service you are offering our students!”  This past week, Whitney had 88 students reserve books through the Whitney Library page.  Way to go Mrs. Cleveringa and library checkout team!

    Library 1 Library 3

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  • We Feel Better When We're Dancing!

    Posted by Marie Webb on 9/14/2020

    Our friends came to visit again in September!

    They all feel better when they're dancing! 

    We are Barge!!

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