Soccer for Success (SFS) @ Barge-Lincoln & Hoover Elementary
Posted by Hector Mendez on 4/5/2021
Barge-Lincoln and Hoover Elementary schools have collaborated with Soccer for Success (SFS) this spring to promote a healthy lifestyle and soccer skill development. Soccer for Success is the U.S. Soccer's Foundation's innovative youth development program that supports children in urban communities. The students are coached by four building staff members on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3:15-4:45 pm. Covid measures are strictly enforced to provide coaches and players safety such as social distancing and mask-wearing at all times. Parents are allowed to spectate from their car or outside the fence to prevent social gatherings.
Transitional Kinder Begins at Barge-Lincoln Elementary
Posted by Hector Mendez on 2/1/2021
Barge-Lincoln Elementary opened its doors to 15 transitional kindergarten students on Monday, January 25. This is Group 5 of the YSD modified hybrid learning (model A/B) plan. Mrs. Laura Rodriguez, teacher, and Ms. Molly Steward, para-educator, welcomed our first group of students on Monday. Half of the students attend Monday and Tuesday from 9:30-1:30 and the other half attend Thursday and Friday. The goal is to educate our students and provide them an opportunity to an early academic start as well as build their social-emotional needs.
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!
The Yakima School District Is Accepting Referrals For Students Into The Highly Capable Program
Posted by Ashley LaRiviere on 11/13/2020
The Yakima School District is accepting referrals for students in kindergarten through 11th grade for consideration into the Highly Capable Program.
If you would like to refer a child that fits this description, please complete a Referral Packet at https://www.ysd7.org/domain/22 by Friday, January 29, 2021.
Children who demonstrate exceptional ability, exceed grade-level standards in literacy and/or math (or have the potential to do so if challenged and supported,) demonstrate exceptional creativity, and possess a strong motivation to excel are good candidates for the Highly Capable Program.