YSD Stories

  • Opportunity Knocks for Eight Stanton Graduates

    Posted by Kirsten Fitterer on 6/13/2023
    Congratulations to the following eight Stanton Students awarded the 2023 Opportunity Knocks Scholarship. The Opportunity Knocks Scholarship is a full, last-dollar scholarship created by the Manzana Foundation (a local educational non-profit). The scholarship seeks to support Stanton Academy graduates who have overcome significant obstacles and barriers to achieving their graduation goals and pursuing post-secondary education. In addition to financial support, the scholarship provides additional wrap-around services such as mentoring, academic support, and enrichment activities to help ensure student success as they pursue their goals. YSD appreciates the hard work of Stanton teacher Brianna Henry for collaborating with the Manzana Foundation to coordinate this student opportunity.
    Pictured from left to right: Carlos Serrano Guisar, Alyssa Ellis, Rosaelia Garcia, Giovanni Lozano, Jordan Stipe, Ricardo Ace
    Pictured from left to right: Carlos Serrano Guisar, Alyssa Ellis, Rosaelia Garcia, Giovanni Lozano, Jordan Stipe, Ricardo Acevedo, teacher Brianna Henry. Students who received the scholarship and are not pictured are: Abigail Escalante, Carter Pruitt, and Moises Santos Reyes
    2023 recipients: 
    Giovanni Lozano - Yakima Valley College- Transfer Degree/Aviation
    Abigail Escalante - Evergreen- Esthetician
    Carlos Serrano - Central Washington University- Psychology
    Rosaelia Garcia - Yakima Valley College- Substance Abuse Disorder Counselor
    Carter Pruitt - Cornish College of the Arts ( Seattle)- Visual Art
    Moises Santos Reyes - Perry Technical Institute- Plumbing
    Ricardo Acevedo - Perry Technical Institute- Instrumentation
    Alyssa Ellis - Yakima Valley College- Nursing 
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  • Stanton Students Focus on Fantastic Futures

    Posted by Holli Wolcott on 1/25/2021

    Lead by the Stanton CTE teachers during the 2nd quarter, Stanton students focused on careers, workplace skills and interests, and personal values and attitudes through their advisory classes. The culminating project was a Vision Board depicting their personal goals. Students throughout the entire school submitted Vision Boards to share their goals and plans for their futures. Here are just few. 

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  • 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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