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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 - M.L. King Jr. Elementary

    Posted by Ashley LaRiviere on 10/30/2020
    The Yakima School District would like to thank and honor our principals for their visionary leadership and tireless pursuit of success for each student.
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    Did you know that Principal Maria Lucero knows how to play the saxophone? She started playing the saxophone in elementary school. Her favorite song to play was Hang on Sloopy by the McCoys.
     
    Did you know that Assistant Principal Sydney John likes to wear crazy socks every day at work? Students love to see what socks he's wearing. It's a great way to build relationships with students.
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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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  • Principal Appreciation Month - McKinley Elementary

    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.

    McKinley Elementary Principals

    Did you know that Principal Amanda Voorhees focused on track and volleyball during middle school and high school and then played volleyball in college for three years? Now she enjoys watching her high school son play basketball and track, and her 5th-grade daughter play basketball and volleyball. 

    Did you know that Assistant Principal Cherie Carroll enjoyed playing volleyball and softball in her high school years, but now spends her time playing golf on the weekends and bowling in a variety of leagues?

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  • Principal Appreciation Month - Discovery Lab

    Posted by Ashley LaRiviere on 10/28/2020

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

    Discovery Lab Principal

    Did you know that Principal Anna Marie Dufault completed Yoga Teacher Training in 2016 and very much enjoys practicing yoga herself as well as helping others learn about the benefits of yoga? 

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  • Principal Appreciation Month - Stanton Academy

    Posted by Ashley LaRiviere on 10/28/2020

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

    Stanton Academy Principals

    Did you know that Principal Dave Chaplin enjoys exploring Yakima County's highways and byways?

    Did you know that Assistant Principal Sharon Harris likes to cook and have others eat?

     

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