YSD Stories

  • Graduates Visited YSD Schools June 7 in the 2nd Annual GRAD PARADE

    Posted by Ari Vazquez on 6/8/2023

    The Yakima School District held another successful 2023 Grad Parade June 7, 2023. The Grad Parade is a celebratory event where graduating students visit schools within the YSD community. 

    The 2023 Grad Parade consisted of 264 graduating seniors who volunteered to participate by wearing their cap and gown and walking through the schools of their younger peers. Gane’ Bourgeois, Assistant Principal at Eisenhower High School brought this tradition back to the Yakima School District in 2022 through the collaboration of the transportation department and high school administrators.

    Ms. Bourgeois shared, “I am excited to have the majority of YSD schools participate in this opportunity to inspire our young learners to engage in their path to graduation. We want students to know that this will be them someday.“ 

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    2023 Grad Parade Video

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  • Nob Hill Elementary: The Final Mile

    Posted by Katie Hanson on 6/6/2023

    On June 2, 2023, Nob Hill Elementary completed the 2nd annual Nighthawk Strong field trip to Ike's Zaepfel Stadium to have the entire school run the "Final Mile" of their Nighthawk Strong Challenge. The focus was to have students strengthen the mind through reading, strengthen the body through running, and strengthen the community by performing acts of citizenship (good deeds-doing the right things) within the school, family, and community throughout the 2022-23 school year. Many students completed the full challenge and were celebrated at the event. 

    The Hill would like to thank the Eisenhower leadership students and the Drum Line for welcoming us in such a warm and exciting fashion. We are so proud of our students and all their accomplishments.

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  • Stacey has been chosen as one of the finalists for the School Lunch Hero contest!

    Posted by Ari Vazquez on 5/19/2023

    Stacey has been chosen as one of the finalists for the School Lunch Hero contest!

    Every like, comment, and reply on Instagram and Facebook counts as one vote for the finalists. Only one comment and reply per voter will be counted. Voting closes at 4:59 p.m. EDT on Friday, May 20. The finalist with the most votes wins $1,000, second place wins $500, and third place wins $250.

    Share the word and posts with the community to support Stacey!

    Links to Stacey’s posts are below:



    Stacey Kloepfer

    “First and foremost, she is dedicated and hardworking. She is extremely loving and kind to the students, she brings joy to our lunch service. She greets the students with a smile, she calls them by their name, and she creates a lot of excitement about our daily menus! She goes above and beyond to make sure every student is noticed, and she makes sure they can select from the menus offering in a timely manner, without feeling rushed. She not only knows the names of each student, but she also knows who their siblings are, what they did last weekend, and their favorite color. This may not seem like much, but when you realize that she only has one 10-30 second interaction with each student each day, it is very impressive. She never lets a child leave hungry and will do everything in her power to ensure that the children are catered to whenever possible. She exemplifies an individual who is always continuously learning and improving. She exhibits true joy in all circumstances, flexibility and grace under pressure and the willingness to go the extra mile for her students. Thank you for your consideration.”  

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