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  • Character - It's Who You Are!

    Character Education Word for October: Engaged - The degree of attention, curiosity, interest, optimism, and passion that a person shows with a particular topic or activity.

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  • Distance Learning Schedule

    Distance learning schedule Distance Learning Schedule - Spanish

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  • Get to Know Washington

    Explore our 2020-2021 Interactive Open House to get important information, see schedules, and get to know our staff!

    For more updates, follow us on Social Media!

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/washington.ysd

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Washington.ysd

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  • Free Online Books!

    As we continue to work on a process to begin checking out books again, here is a great resource. These are FREE books that you can read online, by clicking this link:

    JLG Digital Library

    Introducing Junior Library Guild eBook - access to some of the best eBooks available.  Simply click the link, navigate the bookshelf, and select a title to begin reading.

     

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YSD Stories

  • Washington Middle School is "Going The Distance"

    Posted by Nick Mifflin on 10/16/2020

    Students, Parents, and Staff at Washington Middle School are "Going The Distance" with Distance Learning.

    We have just wrapped up our 4 weeks of collaboration with Parents, Students, Staff to create Daily Distance Learning Tips and help each other "Go The Distance!" These tips have been posted daily on Washington Middle School Social Media Accounts and emailed to all students and parents.

    You can also checkout all of the tips by visiting our website: www.ysd7.org/washington and clicking on "Distance Learning Tips" in the "Resources" Tab.

    WAMS Distance Learning Tips

     Here are a few favorite examples:

     

     

     

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  • Washington Apple Crunch October 7th!

    Posted by Melissa Lim on 10/12/2020

     

     

    Yakima School District participated for the first time in the state wide "Taste Washington Day," Washington Apple Crunch event on Wednesday, October 7th. The students who picked up meals received a fun handout sheet with apple facts, as well as a Washington grown apple so they could participate in the state wide celebration by biting into their apple with a CRUNCH! Our food service staff at Davis High school decided to join in themselves and are pictured below along with other food service staff throughout our differnt sites. 

    Did you know Washington State produces more apples than any other state in the United States? Harvest of these apples begins in August and goes through November and Yakima County is the leading county in Washington for apple production! On top of being an important economic part of the Yakima valley, apples also contribute some stellar nutrition! Apples contain antioxidants which help keep your cells healthy, vitamin c which can boost your immune system, and soluble fiber which helps lower cholesterol. Now there's something to celebrate, and if you ever get a chance to meet the growers and farmers of the next apple you take a bite of, remember to thank them for supplying you with a local, nutrition packed, delicious treat! Shout out to the Yakima Valley for being a noteworthy agricultural leader in our nation and for the Yakima School District featuring local produce. 

    #TasteWADay

    #WAAppleCrunch

    Davis High School staff participating in the Washington Apple Crunch, October 7th.

     

    Thanks for tunining in with Food Services!

     

    Melissa Lim, RDN

    Food Services Program Manager

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  • EBT Funds Available to All YSD Students

    Posted by YSD Food Services on 7/6/2020

    Because COVID-19 closed our schools, your children are eligible for food assistance, called Pandemic EBT (P-EBT): Emergency School Meals Program.

    P-EBT provides families with funds to make up for some of the cost of meals while school was closed. This benefit is for Washington children in grades K-12 who receive free or reduced-price school meals. These benefits will be on an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card which is used like a debit card to buy groceries. Because all YSD students receive free breakfast and lunch, all YSD students are eligible regardless of income. If you do not already receive benefits, you will need to apply on or after June 30.  If you receive food assistance benefits already, the money will appear on your EBT on June 30.

    Update 7/6/20: We have been in contact with OSPI last week and they said that DSHS had the incorrect student list for Yakima School District which is why they turned down some parents; they are updating with the correct list which will show any student enrolled in Yakima School District that was grade K-12 in the school year 2019-2020 as eligible for PEBT.

    If you were denied, go to WashingtonConnections.org and apply again and see if their list has been updated. You can inform them Yakima is a CEP district.

    PEBT Flyer - English

    PEBT Flyer - Spanish

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  • Yakima Valley Middle Schools Virtual Art Exhibit 2020!

    Posted by Michelle Fortier on 6/3/2020

    YSD Middle School 21st Annual Art Exhibit has gone VIRTUAL this year!

    Online viewing of the show available now (link below)

    YSD Middle School Art Exhibit 2020

    Participating middle schools include: Wilson, Washington, Franklin, Discovery Lab, Lewis & Clark and Union Gap.

    About the exhibit: Yakima Middle School Art Teachers collaborate throughout the year to host our spring show. While the schools are now closed due to COVID-19, we don't want our students to miss this special opportunity to showcase their talents! The exhibit originated at Washington Middle School in 1999 thanks to its founding director/teacher Leslie Pease. Our devoted team of art educators strive to enhance every student's creative potential and provide equal opportunity for each child. In celebration of our youth and vibrant community of artists, we thank you for your continued support of Yakima Schools and the Arts!

    Please click here to view the show

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  • We Appreciate Our WAMS Teachers

    Posted by Washington MS on 5/7/2020

    Teacher Appreciation Tacos! Today all Washington Middle School teachers were served “drive up” and “socially distanced” tacos, rice, beans, and ice cream bars, while also picking up their appreciation gifts, (new staff shirts not pictured)! We appreciate our teachers and all of the hard work the put in to make our students successful! #TeacherAppreciationWeek

     

    Sunshine Gifts Teacher Tacos

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