YSD Stories

  • WAMS students model water pollution

    Posted by Katherine Miller on 3/21/2023
    In the 7th grade, students have been learning about water pollution and today they planned and carried out an investigation to see how landforms create watersheds and impact pollution. 
    Students used aluminum foil to model watersheds, a spray bottle for precipitation, food coloring for point source pollution, cocoa powder for non point source pollution.  Paper clips and binder clips represented houses, apartment buildings, and more. 
    Students practiced a great number of skills including collaborating with others, drawing a model, comparing and contrasting, and more!
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  • WAMS celebrates Hispanic Heritage

    Posted by Katherine Miller on 9/23/2022

    Over 140 families and students joined together at Washington Middle School to celebrate Hispanic Heritage!

    Joined by Davis and Ike dance teams, Davis MECHA, CCAN, Yakima Symphony Orchestra, the Yakima Morelia Sister City Association, ESD 105, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, La Casa Hogar, and many staff and student volunteers, celebrations included heritage story writing, craft decoration, inspirational community bios, coloring of important hispanic people, featured local artists, and more! 

    Many thanks to the organizations and people who joined us to celebrate! 




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  • WAMS Science Activities

    Posted by Katherine Miller on 9/12/2022

    Beginning our science journey in astronomy, students are doing activities to actively learn about the moonMoon Phase lab  phases and seasons. 

    Students are also practicing the skills of observing, identifying patterns, and more! 

    Students make observations about light in the northern and southern hemispheres.

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