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  • November

    Fortitude: strength of mind that enables a person to encounter danger or bear pain or adversity with courage.

    Profile of a Graduate Trait: Resilient Learner

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  • Roosevelt Students and Staff To Benefit from Gesa Credit Union’s Local Heroes Grant

    Posted by Laura Harper on 11/7/2021


    Gesa Credit Union Local Heroes

    Roosevelt Elementary students and staff will benefit from a Gesa Credit Union’s Local Heroes Grant. As one of 23 recipients in Washington state, the Roosevelt Booster Club received $5000.00 in funding.

    With the award money, the Roosevelt Booster Club plans to provide the Roosevelt staff and students with tools they need to strengthen the positive, pro-active school culture that makes Roosevelt a great place to learn and work.  Roosevelt staff and students follow the BEAR Expectations every day: Be safe (B), Expect success (E), Act responsibly (A), and Respect all (R). Each day at Roosevelt, teachers teach, model, and reinforce our BEAR Expectations as part of a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) to strengthen our students' academic achievement, behavior, and social-emotional wellness.  

    The Gesa Local Heroes Grant willl provide funding to stock Roosevelt's BEAR Store, to purchase bilingual BEAR Expectations posters, and to provide attendance incentives for students and families.  Strengthening Roosevelt's BEAR Expectations and multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) is a powerful way to accelerate student learning, especially after the impacts of COVID.  

    “Gesa recognizes and appreciates our local heroes who serve our communities across Washington state,” said Richard Waddle, Executive Vice President of Gesa Credit Union. “We’re thrilled to honor the invaluable work that the Roosevelt Booster Club has done, and we thank them for their selfless efforts in serving our community.”  The mission of the Roosevelt Booster Club is to promote the success of students at Roosevelt Elementary School by supporting its teachers, students, and families

    Gesa Credit Union’s Local Heroes Grant Program provides grants to organizations that support local heroes including firefighters, law enforcement, teachers and veterans in the state of Washington.  Headquarted in Richland, WA, Gesa Credit Union is Washington’s second largest credit union with over $4.7 billion in assets and is over 265,000 members strong. Gesa’s commitment to local communities includes support for Junior Achievement, the American Red Cross, annual youth scholarships, and more.


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  • Roosevelt Math Team Competes in Virtual Competition

    Posted by Amae Merrill on 5/7/2021

    On Friday April 23 & Saturday April 24, Roosevelt Math Team competed in a virtual Math Olympiad competition held by the Washington State Mathematics Council & Mangahigh. This is Roosevelt's 5th year of having a math team. The Roosevelt Math Team was thrilled to compete this year, even though it was different, since last year was cancelled. 

    Roosevelt sent 26 students (8 teams) of 3rd-5th graders and their coach, Mrs. Merrill (3rd grade teacher) to the competition. Students also received a swag bag full of goodies to keep them energized through the competition. 

    Roosevelt math team spent 2,638 minutes on math for the weekend!  Nice job Roosevelt 🐻 Bears! 

    Roosevelt Math Team 2021

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  • Roosevelt Bears share fun morning greetings with their teachers

    Posted by Laura Harper on 3/18/2021 8:30:00 PM

    Even in a pandemic, Roosevelt Bears share fun morning greetings with their teachers!

    Each morning, when Mrs. Yvonne Ullas greets her 2nd-graders at the door, her students choose which greeting they want to share—all modified for physical distancing.  Students can share an air high five, a peace sign, a dance, an air hug, or a simple friendly wave on their way into her classroom.  Students choose their greetings from a poster illustrated with bitmojis shared by another YSD colleague. 

    Mrs. Ullas and our Roosevelt staff believe that physical distance doesn't have to mean social distance, and they've worked hard all year to build community, whether on-line or in person.  We're so happy to have our Bears back together in hybrid learning! 

    Mrs. Ullas greets students   2nd grader greets teacher

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  • 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!

    Thanksgiving Community Event - November 24

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  • 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.
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