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Character Word of the Month

  • Character - It's Who You Are!

    Character Education Word for October: Engaged - The degree of attention, curiosity, interest, optimism, and passion that a person shows with a particular topic or activity.

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  • Principal Appreciation Month - Wilson Middle School

    Posted by Ashley LaRiviere on 10/29/2020

    The Yakima School District would like to thank and honor our principals for their visionary leadership and tireless pursuit of success for each student.

    Wilson Middle Principals

    Did you know that Principal Ernesto Araiza really likes classic cars and owns a 1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass that he is restoring? His dream car is a 1968 Firebird.

    Did you know that Assistant Principal John Gonzales is an artist and has a painting hanging in the Old Capitol Building in Olympia on permanent display?

    Did you know that Assistant Principal Arlando Lara has 81 first cousins on his mother's side alone?

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  • 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 WashingtonConnections.org 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

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  • Yakima Valley Middle Schools Virtual Art Exhibit 2020!

    Posted by Michelle Fortier on 6/3/2020

    YSD Middle School 21st Annual Art Exhibit has gone VIRTUAL this year!

    Online viewing of the show available now (link below)

    YSD Middle School Art Exhibit 2020

    Participating middle schools include: Wilson, Washington, Franklin, Discovery Lab, Lewis & Clark and Union Gap.

    About the exhibit: Yakima Middle School Art Teachers collaborate throughout the year to host our spring show. While the schools are now closed due to COVID-19, we don't want our students to miss this special opportunity to showcase their talents! The exhibit originated at Washington Middle School in 1999 thanks to its founding director/teacher Leslie Pease. Our devoted team of art educators strive to enhance every student's creative potential and provide equal opportunity for each child. In celebration of our youth and vibrant community of artists, we thank you for your continued support of Yakima Schools and the Arts!

    Please click here to view the show

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  • WILSON MS- CAVS STRONG VIDEO

    Posted by Ernesto Araiza on 5/20/2020

    We hope you enjoy a positive message from the Wilson staff to students and to the whole community in general.  Stay safe and healthy...We Are In This Together!   Wilson MS Video Link

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  • Wilson MS administrators are surprised with a staff appreciation parade.

    Posted by Ernesto Araiza on 5/18/2020

    Wilson administrators were surprised by staff this morning with an appreciation parade to celebrate School Administrator Week.  Staff shared their love with their cars decorated with signs and threw candy as they paraded through the schools' bus loop, honking wildly. The administrators were thankful and genuinely surprised.   Click on link to watch video

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