YSD Stories

  • Principal Maria Lucero Presented With Gallagher Howard M. Coble Scholarship for Under Represented Educational Leaders

    Posted by Ashley LaRiviere on 6/29/2022

    At the Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA) 2022 Summer Conference, Yakima School District Principal, Maria Lucero, was presented the Gallagher Howard M. Coble Scholarship.

    Maria Lucero

    The scholarship is designed to assist talented, under-represented educators to pursue graduate studies that prepare them for central office leadership positions. The scholarship was established in honor of Dr. Howard Coble. Congratulations, Maria!

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  • Yakima School District is the wins a District of Excellence Award

    Posted by Ari Vazquez on 6/28/2022

    Yakima School District is the winner of the 2021-2022 District of Excellence Award for Imagine Math
    and Imagine Language & Literacy for the State of Washington. The District of Excellence Award honors districts that have shown exemplary student usage, growth, and educator support for the 2021-2022 school year using Imagine Math and Imagine Language & Literacy.

    Nob hill kids outside with a banner

    Only one district is recognized each year with this award across the entire state. The District of Excellence Award is presented to school districts that demonstrate outstanding commitment to the effective implementation of multiple Imagine Learning programs throughout the year. Based on rigorous research, Imagine Learning has found that meeting program usage and implementation goals is directly associated with increased student success and academic growth. Yakima School District currently uses Imagine Math (used at 9 elementary schools across the district) and Imagine Language & Literacy (available to all elementary multilingual learners in the district).

    Proud students with a school banner

    Below are the top 3 schools for math and L&L this year:

    Top 3 Users of ILL:

    Hoover Elementary (25.5 hours YTD)

    Garfield Elementary (18.1 hours YTD)

    Ridgeview and MLK Jr. are tied for 3rd (16.7 hours YTD) 

    Top 3 Users of Imagine Math:

    -Ridgeview Elementary with 13,712 lessons passed and over an average of 20 hours in the program

                Top users at Ridgeview are:

    Sheryl Schubert- 5th Grade teacher with over 2200 lessons passed and over 36 hours in the program

    Wagner- 5th grade teacher with over 1500 lessons passed and 44 hours in the program

    *Jennifer Henson is another staff member who has helped to make Imagine Math so successful at Ridgeview.

    -Nob Hill Elementary with over 7000 lessons passed and over an average of 21 hours in the program

                Top users at Nob Hill are:

    Schultz- 3rd grade teacher with over 1300 lessons passed and over 27 hours in the program

    Lamb- 5th grade teacher with over 1,027 lessons passed and 34 hours in the program

    -Robertson Elementary with over 5000 lessons passed and over an average of 17 hours in the program

                Top users at Robertson Elem are:

    Jennie Mathes- 3rd grade teacher with over 800 lessons passed and over 25 hours in the program

    Kami OldenKamp- 5th grade teacher with over 600 lessons passed and over 28 hours in the program

    Congratulations to the Yakima School District, staff, and students for their effort and care this year!

    kids with banner

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  • Seahawks visit Barge-Lincoln on the Last Day of School

    Posted by Hector Mendez on 6/20/2022

    The Seattle Seahawks tour bus visited Barge-Lincoln on the last day of school.  As students exited the building for the final time this school year, they were greeted by the Hawks Blue Thunder, Blitz, the Hawks dance team and several players (Abraham Lucas, Dareke Young and Neiko Thorpe).  Blitz and several players played basketball with our kiddos during lunch recess.  What a memorable moment for our students.  

    The Hawks provided each student with a 12th Man Flag and/or a Hawks towel.  Students were waiving their flags and towels as they exited the building with a thunderous applause from the Hawks organization, parents and community members.  

    Thank you Hawks for your partnership with Barge-Lincoln and the Yakima School District!

    Hawks Pic 2

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