YSD Stories

  • Principal Appreciation Month - Wilson Middle School

    Posted by Ashley LaRiviere on 10/29/2020

    The Yakima School District would like to thank and honor our principals for their visionary leadership and tireless pursuit of success for each student.

    Wilson Middle Principals

    Did you know that Principal Ernesto Araiza really likes classic cars and owns a 1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass that he is restoring? His dream car is a 1968 Firebird.

    Did you know that Assistant Principal John Gonzales is an artist and has a painting hanging in the Old Capitol Building in Olympia on permanent display?

    Did you know that Assistant Principal Arlando Lara has 81 first cousins on his mother's side alone?

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  • Principal Appreciation Month - McKinley Elementary

    Posted by Ashley LaRiviere on 10/29/2020

    The Yakima School District would like to thank and honor our principals for their visionary leadership and tireless pursuit of success for each student.

    McKinley Elementary Principals

    Did you know that Principal Amanda Voorhees focused on track and volleyball during middle school and high school and then played volleyball in college for three years? Now she enjoys watching her high school son play basketball and track, and her 5th-grade daughter play basketball and volleyball. 

    Did you know that Assistant Principal Cherie Carroll enjoyed playing volleyball and softball in her high school years, but now spends her time playing golf on the weekends and bowling in a variety of leagues?

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  • Principal Appreciation Month - Discovery Lab

    Posted by Ashley LaRiviere on 10/28/2020

    The Yakima School District would like to thank and honor our principals for their visionary leadership and tireless pursuit of success for each student.

    Discovery Lab Principal

    Did you know that Principal Anna Marie Dufault completed Yoga Teacher Training in 2016 and very much enjoys practicing yoga herself as well as helping others learn about the benefits of yoga? 

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  • Principal Appreciation Month - Stanton Academy

    Posted by Ashley LaRiviere on 10/28/2020

    The Yakima School District would like to thank and honor our principals for their visionary leadership and tireless pursuit of success for each student.

    Stanton Academy Principals

    Did you know that Principal Dave Chaplin enjoys exploring Yakima County's highways and byways?

    Did you know that Assistant Principal Sharon Harris likes to cook and have others eat?

     

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  • Principal Appreciation Month - Barge-Lincoln Elementary

    Posted by Ashley LaRiviere on 10/28/2020

    The Yakima School District would like to thank and honor our principals for their visionary leadership and tireless pursuit of success for each student.

    Barge Lincoln Principals

    Did you know that Principal Hector Mendez and Assistant Principal Tori Brennan brought back the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) to help fundraise for both a front and back playground for their students? Hector and Tori have play equipment that is waiting for their Barge-Lincoln Bobcats! They still have plans for installing new multi-field soccer goals and planting shade trees on the large back playground. 

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