Latest Yakima School District Stories

2014-03-11 23:31:57

Yakima School District 7 in Yakima, WA, required accurate and up-to-date information for all students before the first day of school and maintaining a complete collection of students’ medical history was imperative in their pursuit for a customized, secure, and integrated online solution. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 Nearly 3,000 new students register every year at Yakima School District 7 in Yakima, WA. For each new student, there are approximately ten forms that are required...

2008-09-24 09:00:37

By Donean Brown Status of schools listed as needing improvement Schools that fail to meet standards under the federal No Child Left Behind Act are placed on a list composed of five levels with the fifth step being the most improvement needed. School__ Step in 2007__ Step in 2008 East Valley School District East Valley Central Middle School__ 1 East Valley High School__ 1 East Valley Intermediate School__ 1__ 2 Ellensburg School District Morgan Middle School__ 1...

2008-09-09 12:00:31

By Jane Gargas She would have loved it. The gentle slide, the gradually sloping steps, the crossbars just the right height. The Nedra Callard Joy in the Lives of Children Memorial Playground -- also called, "A Children's Garden" -- at McClure School would have pleased Callard immensely. "It's the perfect memorial for Nedra," said Helen Peterson, longtime friend. Callard, who died in 2005, was one of the first two elementary school counselors in the Yakima School District when she...

2008-09-02 15:00:23

By James Joyce III State education officials Thursday morning released the list of schools that failed to meet federal guidelines for adequate yearly progress. Thirty percent of the schools facing the most severe sanctions are in the Yakima Valley area. Out of the 64 schools statewide that have been placed on Step 5 of "needs improvement" status, 19 of them are in Yakima or Grant counties. Of that, eight of the schools are in the Yakima School District and 10 were also in Step 5 last...

2008-07-25 12:01:05

By James Joyce III, Yakima Herald-Republic, Wash. Jul. 25--Employers and educators throughout the Yakima Valley and elsewhere in Central Washington have a few concerns they would like addressed. Bruce Mortimer, director of career and technical education for the Yakima School District, says students are able to work on and repair a lawn mower engine, but state labor laws preclude those students from starting the engine if he or she is younger than 18. Child labor laws were just one of...

2008-07-02 12:01:01

By Jobetta Hedelman Two local schools receive funding for reading program YAKIMA -- Two Yakima elementary schools are among 15 in the state to receive first time federal funding to run the Reading First program. In all, the 15 Washington schools will receive $3.3 million to run the program, which is a federal initiative authorized by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, the state Office of the Superintendent of Instruction announced Monday. Reading First uses comprehensive,...

2008-06-30 21:02:40

By James Joyce III, Yakima Herald-Republic, Wash. Jun. 30--YAKIMA -- In a brief meeting with Yakima school district officials today, Rep. Doc Hastings of Pasco heard first-hand the impact that high fuel prices are having on schools. For the 2008-09 school year, Yakima school officials are planning to spend $450,000 for fuel, which is $200,000 more than they budgeted last year. The average price of a gallon of gasoline in Washington is $4.34, according to a AAA auto club report...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.