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  • Character - It's Who You Are!

    Character Education Word for January: Tolerant - Showing willingness to allow the existence of opinions or behaviors that one does not necessarily agree with.

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  • College Success Foundation

    Hello Pirates!

    Are you interested in learning more about your options after high school and how to prepare to attend a technical school, 2 year or 4 year college?

    The College Success Foundation is here to help you. We have 2 awesome programs available to freshmen and juniors! The HERO program for 9th graders and Achievers program for 11th graders provide the following support and more.

    -College and career exploration

    -One on one academic and college planning

    -Summer activities

    -Scholarship support

    -Test prep

    -College visits!

    In order to participate in these programs, you must submit an online application. For more details and the application link, please contact your CSF staff. For more information see the flyers below.

    Davis Hero Flyer     CSF Achievers Flyer

    Danny Herrera

    HERO Advisor



    Maria Urena

    Achievers Advisor


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  • Davis Library Access Options

    Hi there, Davis Pirates and Davis Staff!

    The easiest way to get a paperback or hardback book from Davis Library shelves is to request the desired book by calling (573-2577) or by emailing parker.susanjean@ysd7.org or greene.lynne@ysd7.org

    Since many teen readers like to curl up in chairs, stretch out on floors, or snuggle up in their beds with a spell-binding book, Mrs. Greene or Mrs. Parker will also respond to questions about different “Genres” (mystery, romance, classic, teen fiction, Manga, science fiction, sports, biography, poetry, World War II, technology, art, science, religion, philosophy and psychology ... and on and on).

    After a book has been requested, Mrs. Greene or Mrs. Parker will make an appointment with the reader to put the book or books in a plastic bag and deliver items to the parking lot in front of the main entrance to Davis (7th and Walnut) between the hours of 9:00 AM to 3:45 PM.

    Because some people prefer reading on a device, Davis Library also provides electronic books (e-books) and on-line research (journals/magazines). These can be accessed from the Davis Library Home Page. Call Davis Library at 573-2507 for more details. (A list of links and passwords is in the attachment below.)

    To summarize, call us at 509-573-2577 or email parker.susanjean@ysd7.org or greene.lynne@ysd7.org for personal assistance.

    Davis High School Media Center Internet Research Services 2020-21

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  • Attendance Procedure and Parent Communication

    There is a new attendance procedure for remote learning. Click to read the Parent Letter on the new attendance procedure.

    There is also a new way to receive information about the school. Parents can access this Canvas Site to find announcements, emails, letters, help documents, promotional and ‘how to’ videos, and Davis News Network (DNN) episodes.

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  • Student Parent Hotline and Email Support

    The 2020-21 school year will bring many changes. To ensure we provide responsive support during distance learning, Davis High School has created a help hotline and email address, for both students and parents. You may use this platform to ask questions, receive technology and password support, or provide comments and suggestions.

    Parents 573-2790



    Students 573-2791



    You may also contact me directly by phone or email.

    Ryan McDaniel, Principal

    A.C. Davis High School




    El año escolar 2020-21 traerá muchos cambios. Para asegurarnos de brindar apoyo durante el aprendizaje a distancia, la Escuela Preparatoria Davis ha creado una línea telefónica directa y una dirección de correo electrónico de ayuda, tanto para los estudiantes como para los padres. Pueden utilizar esta plataforma para hacer preguntas, recibir apoyo con contraseñas y tecnología, o para proporcionar comentarios y sugerencias.

    Padres, 573-2790



    Estudiantes, 573-2791



    También pueden comunicarse directamente conmigo por teléfono o por correo electrónico.

    Ryan McDaniel, Director

    Escuela Preparatoria A.C. Davis



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YSD Stories

  • 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.
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    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!
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    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.
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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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  • A.C. Davis Assistant Principal Jewel Brumley Researches Murder Hornets

    Posted by Ashley LaRiviere on 11/17/2020

    A.C. Davis Assistant Principal, Jewel Brumley, has worked part-time for the USDA agricultural lab outside of Wapato for 23 years. She is part of the chemical ecology group that studies lure and kill systems for pest insects like moths, beetles, wasps, yellowjackets, and hornets.

    Most recently, Brumley has been using a lure made by the Wapato lab to capture murder hornets and trace them back to their nest. In the lab, she uses live murder hornets for pheromone work to make a lure that will bring them in great numbers. Working alongside Brumley is Jacqueline Serrano, the lead entomologist for the chemical ecology group. She is a great chemist and has done a lot of pheromone work with other insects. 

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    In her position as the biological technician, she works on bio-assays (quantitative procedures used to determine the relationship between the amount of an insecticide administered and the magnitude of response in a living organism), conducts insect experiments, ID's target insects, cares for colonies of insects, completes data work, and shoots some photography.
    "I love this position I got one summer 23 years ago as a teacher research associate. I stayed on and have worked with several insects; but wasps, yellowjackets, and hornets are my favorite. They are just incredible insects," said Brumley. 
    The science at the lab was an extension of her class when she was teaching. As a lifelong learner, it keeps her learning cutting edge science every year. "I have learned so much at the lab and have had several students get summer jobs here to help them decide if they want to go into scientific research as a career," added Brumley.  
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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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  • Principal Appreciation Month - A.C. Davis High School

    Posted by Ashley LaRiviere on 10/20/2020

    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 Ryan McDaniel has run a marathon? 

    Did you know that Assistant Principal Lorenzo Alvarado has hit a hole-in-one?

    Did you know that Assistant Principal Bob Stanley has played basketball at CWU for legendary coach Dean Nicholson? 

    Did you know that Assistant Principal Jewel Brumley has a pilot's license? 

    Did you know that Assistant Principal Rebecca Shelton walked the Camino de Santiago in 2019?

    Did you know that Assistant Principal Heather Hastie's nickname is Heddy?

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