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Character Word of the Month

  • Character - It's Who You Are!

    Character Education Word for August: Safe - Protected from or not exposed to danger or risk; not likely to be harmed or lost.

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  • Welcome to Whitney Elementary ~ We've Been Waiting For You!

    Please enjoy this video from Mrs. Newell and Mr. Hunt to welcome you to the 2020-21 school year:

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  • Whitney Elementary Staff Video to our Whitney Wildcat Students!

    Have an AMAZING summer and we will see you soon. "It's ALWAYS a great day to be a Wildcat!"

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  • Whitney Family Distance Learning Survey

    Parents and families, we would like to get some feedback from you about your distance learning experience this spring. Please take a few minutes fill out the survey below. You will need to complete this form for EACH student enrolled at Whitney.

    Open distance learning survey

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    Whitney Teachers- We Appreciate You!



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  • Music Resources from Mr. Beam - Updated May 14

    View music resources here:

    (Use your student account to access files)

    The link above contains a folder for grades K-2 and another folder for grades 3-5.

    Grades K-2:

    A selection of kids songs to sing along to.

    Grades 3-5:

    Four recorder lesssons. Each lesson is in its own folder.

    Instructions- Open the music book (PDF file) and find the song you want to play/learn. Print out the page or download a copy of it to play along with. Then minimize the PDF page ( _ ) and open the mp3 file for the song. Start the mp3 and start counting when the music starts as that is your introduction. While you are counting, open the music book back up ( _ ) and play along.

    Good Luck! And above all, have fun while you learn.

    P.S. You could print out select pages of the 4 books! Then you would only need to open the MP3's. That would even be easier than opening and closing the books! ;-)> 

    Mr. Beam

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District Announcements

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  • Current Status: STAGE A Fully Remote Learning

    The Yakima School District will be in Stage A of our reopening plan for the first semester of the 2020-21 school year. Stage A is fully remote/distance learning.


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  • Reopening Plan

    On Monday, August 3, 2020, the Yakima School Board approved YSD's proposed Reopening Plan for OSPI. This is NOT an alert of how school will start in the fall (i.e. distance learning) but we expect that info from the health dept in 1-2 days. To review our plan, go online to

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  • New Student Registration

    Interested in K-8 or high school enrollment information? For a current status update on registering your student for school next year, please go here


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YSD Stories

  • EBT Funds Available to All YSD Students

    Posted by YSD Food Services on 7/6/2020

    Because COVID-19 closed our schools, your children are eligible for food assistance, called Pandemic EBT (P-EBT): Emergency School Meals Program.

    P-EBT provides families with funds to make up for some of the cost of meals while school was closed. This benefit is for Washington children in grades K-12 who receive free or reduced-price school meals. These benefits will be on an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card which is used like a debit card to buy groceries. Because all YSD students receive free breakfast and lunch, all YSD students are eligible regardless of income. If you do not already receive benefits, you will need to apply on or after June 30.  If you receive food assistance benefits already, the money will appear on your EBT on June 30.

    Update 7/6/20: We have been in contact with OSPI last week and they said that DSHS had the incorrect student list for Yakima School District which is why they turned down some parents; they are updating with the correct list which will show any student enrolled in Yakima School District that was grade K-12 in the school year 2019-2020 as eligible for PEBT.

    If you were denied, go to and apply again and see if their list has been updated. You can inform them Yakima is a CEP district.

    PEBT Flyer - English

    PEBT Flyer - Spanish

    Questions? Let's Talk

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  • Whitney Elementary Staff Video to our Whitney Wildcat Students!

    Posted by Kim Newell on 6/10/2020

    Whitney Elementary Staff Video to our Whitney Wildcat Students!

    Have an AMAZING summer and we will see you soon. "It's ALWAYS a great day to be a Wildcat!"

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  • Whitney Elementary Hands out FREE books to all K/1/2 students!!

    Posted by Kim Newell on 5/1/2020

    Whitney Elementary handed out FREE books to every kinder, first, and second grade student that came through the drive-through at Whitney on Friday May 1st.  Each student received three books and got to say hello to their teachers from a distance.  Books were donated by First Book.  Thank you Mrs. Cleveringa for organizing and receiving the donation!  Thank you Whitney Staff for helping with the drive-through!  If you were not able to get a book on Friday, please contact your child's teacher to get a book.

    Whitney Free Book Drive Through

    Whitney Staff

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  • I ❤ Math Night

    Posted by Kimberlee Newell on 2/11/2020

    Whitney Elementary welcomed families to an "I Love Math" Night on Thursday January 30th, 2020 with fun math games and activities for kids of all ages.  Families learned about place value, fractions and number bonds by playing games with their teachers, friends and families.  Families got to try out Freckle Math and Rocket Math on the computer and see how our new 3D printers works for our Hi-Cap program.  Whitney PTA hosted a photo booth, sold snacks, and provided free popcorn for students who completed their "I Love Math" punchcards.  Thank you to everyone for making it a great night of math fun.

    Mr. Cunningham showing Dr. Pam Ansingh and a Whitney student our 3D printer. Mrs. Newell with Superintendent Greene having fun at Math Night! Whitney teachers having fun at Math Night!

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  • Whitney Elementary Hour of Code

    Posted by Kim Newell on 12/17/2019

    Whitney Elementary hosted an Hour of Code event on Thursday December 12th from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. for parents and students.  The Hour of Code takes place every year during Comptuer Science Education Week, December 9-15th.  This was Whitney's first time joining in to the largest learning event in history but it was not the first time they have done coding at Whitney.  With a huge groundswell of support and attention, it's an ideal time for schools and districts to put the spotlight on computer science programs and expand opportunities.  This year ESD 105 supported Whitney Elementary with snacks and prizes.  Whitney had their computer lab and library full of parents and students eager to learn about coding.  Thanks to the ESD 105 Whitney gave away a computer science game, two Amazon Echo Dot's and two Amazon Fire Tablets.  Parents were amazed at what their students could do with coding.  It was a successful event!

    Whitney Prizes donated by ESD 105 Whitney Library Whitney Computer Lab

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