YSD Stories

  • Incoming Middle School Students Experience Music Options

    Posted by Dr. Andie Webb on 5/22/2023

    As our elementary students prepare to move to middle school, exciting options await them in the music department. As part of a promotion for our middle school band, orchestra and choir, each building hosted a group of fifth grade students from their feeder school and shared instrument types, sounds and a small concert from each section. Our fifth grade students were very excited to travel to their next home and meet the staff in our amazing music departments!

    During the presentations, the music directors, counselors, principals and even Dr. Greene addressed incoming fifth graders and shared their welcome and enthusiasm for the new sixth graders. Thank you to our elementary and middle school administrators for supporting this visit and to our fifth grade and middle school music staff who made the events so successful! We look forward to hearing all the joyful sound's from our sixth graders next year.


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  • Yakima Valley Middle School Art Exhibit 2023

    Posted by Michelle Fortier on 5/10/2023

    Washington Middle School is thrilled to present the 24th annual Yakima Valley Middle School Art Exhibit, taking place from May 23-26, 2023. This highly anticipated event will kick off with a festive opening reception on Tuesday, May 23 from 5-7 PM, where participating artists and teachers come together to celebrate the outstanding talent and creativity of our students. The exhibition will be held at Washington Middle School, located at 510 S. 9th St. Yakima WA 98901. 

    As a true celebration of the transformative power of arts learning, this event is a cornerstone of Arts Education Month, which takes place each May in Washington State. We are proud to recognize the pivotal role that the Arts play in the lives of young people, and to provide an opportunity for art educators across our region to connect and share their passion for the arts.

    The event will feature entertainment provided by the talented Washington Middle School Band and complimentary refreshments for guests to enjoy. This is a juried event, with awards and prizes presented to recognize the outstanding efforts of the participating artists. We cordially invite you to join us at our exhibit and come together as a community in support of the Arts.



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  • Washington Middle School Students Visit Seattle For A Women In Trades Fair

    Posted by Ari Vazquez on 5/9/2023

    Forty Washington Middle School students were nominated by teachers and staff to attend the Women in Trades Fair held every spring at the Seattle Center nestled under the shadow of the towering Space Needle. At this event, the young women were introduced to the many opportunities in the trade sector. The event hosts over 100 exhibitors and features information about education, apprenticeship and resource information, hands-on demonstrations, workshops, and career opportunities. Students mixed concrete, built toolboxes, and learned about horticulture, engineering, heavy machinery, mass transit systems, and more. Melissa Gray, a 7-8 grade Computer Applications Teacher at Washington Middle School, shared that representatives from the organization were excited to see students from eastern Washington and hope that they’re able to return. 

    Students building a wooden piece

    students holding a sign about the trade fair


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