YSD Stories

  • Students Use YSF Grant Materials to Learn and Have Fun

    Posted by Ari Vazquez on 6/1/2023

    Thanks to a generous grant from the Yakima Schools Foundation, students in Teacher Katie's Preschool Classroom in Early Learning received this beautiful grocery store play center and accessories! 

    Since dramatic play is so beneficial (and fun!), these kiddos have been having a great time with their new play materials. From identifying the different fruits and vegetables to playing the role of cashier or customer, students have been learning and interacting every day. Thanks again, YSF! 

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  • Elementary Music Masters

    Posted by Andie Webb on 3/27/2023

    As spring arrives and winter falls away, our music students are busy with spring concerts. K-5 students can be heard presenting their best voices and dance moves for staff, parents and family. Students are also showing off their skills by playing drums, recorders, marimba's, and ukelele! Schools that have held concerts so far include Nob Hill, Hoover, and Robertson. We hope all staff will take the opportunity to see our super students in action!




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  • "Girls Who Code" At Hoover Elementary School

    Posted by Ashley LaRiviere on 6/8/2022
    Girls Who Code (GWC) is an international nonprofit working to close the gender gap in technology. The program is open to girls in grades 3 - 12. GWC teaches coding through the platform Scratch, where the girls learn the vocabulary and skills to develop programs for games, activities, and service projects.
    Mrs. VanAmburg began the Girls Who Code program at Hoover Elementary School to inspire, educate, and equip our girls with the computing skills they need to pursue technology opportunities.
    This year, she worked with 40 girls in 4th and 5th grade. Together, they created programs that told jokes, created mazes, and even virtual pets. The girls walked away with a love of coding and new friendships.
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