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.
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.
Eisenhower Commercial Photography Teacher, Lance Johnson, Awarded The Charles Libby Trophy
Posted by Ashley LaRiviere on 3/31/2021
Eisenhower Commercial Photography teacher, Lance Johnson, was awarded the Charles Libby Trophy at the 2021 Professional Photographers of Washington Educational Conference Awards Banquet for the best landscape photo titled “Socially Distanced.”
Lance was also awarded the American Society of Photographers State Elite Award for his image “Guardian of the Grain”. Both images were selected for display in the image Honor Court.
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.
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!
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.
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!