YSD Stories

  • Yakima Middle Schools VIRTUAL Art Exhibit now Live!

    Posted by Michelle Fortier on 6/15/2022

    Yakima Middle Schools art programs proudly present our annual Virtual Art Exhibit, featuring artwork from Franklin, Lewis & Clark, Discovery Lab, Washington and Wilson middle schools. View our VIRTUAL exhibit at the link below. Special thanks to the Larson Gallery Workshop for hosting our in-person exhibit this year, and Yakima Schools Foundation for the generous grant to expand and promote our Youth Art programs this year. We appreciate all our community support and we hope you enjoy our show. 

    Click here to see the VIRTUAL art exhibit!

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  • EarthGen's Day Of Service At Washington Middle School

    Posted by Ashley LaRiviere on 6/2/2022
    The Yakima School District gives thanks to EarthGen for their Day of Service last week at Washington Middle School! We appreciate all the volunteers that planted dozens of plants, moved many yards of soil and gravel, and added a green space that provides new opportunities for hands-on learning and community gathering. With the expanded outdoor learning space, students are growing the skills and knowledge to become stewards of the environment.
    We'd like to give a special shoutout to Principal Bill Hilton, Science Teacher Katherine Miller, and Art Teacher Michelle Fortier for their coordination, inspiration, and support at Washington Middle School. Katherine has already shared that students are using the space! Additional gratitude to Craig Andersen for his landscape architecture design and leadership. This project could not have happened without the expertise, volunteers, and tools provided by Abbott Construction. Thank you to the Sounders FC and Rave Foundation for your volunteer support.
    We're also very appreciative of our Yakima School District Director of Maintenance and Operations, Manuel Orozco, and Superintendent Trevor Greene, for their support. Of course, we give a huge thank you to our 45+ students and the greater Washington Middle School community for their participation!
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  • BALIKI, BALIGRA and Pandemonium Concert

    Posted by Marie G. Webb on 4/17/2022

    The steel drum bands housed at Barge Lincoln Elementary have been playing since 2014. The pandemic shut down rehearsals for a very long time and the bands have performed in chamber groups virtually while Pandemonium was able to play outside. 

    April 21 at 7 p.m. is the first "real concert" that these students will perform in two years! This is also the very first time performing for several students in BALIKI. We're excited to be back and to see where this will lead us!

    Concert April 21 at 7pm

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