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"Our Mission is to Inspire and Empower All in the Pursuit of Excellence." We are committed to developing your child's abilities to their fullest potential. We know that all of our students have unique skills and talents. Our focus is to identify their abilities and nurture the growth of each and every child.
 
We expect all of our teachers to have a passion for teaching and learning and to ensure quality learning experiences in every school, every classroom, everyday, for every child. Our curriculum, programs and instructional strategies are based on best practices. Our teachers and schools are committed to making large scale improvements in closing the achievement gap for our children.

 
 

"2015 Crystal Apple Award"

Ms. Madeleine Funk, teacher at East Valley Central Middle School is the recipient of the 2015 East Valley Crystal Apple Award!  Ms. Funk has been an outstanding teacher in the East Valley School District for the past 14 years.  Mr. Mark Roy, Chairman of the Crystal Apple Award Committee recognized Ms. Funk on Thursday, May 07, 2015 for her outstanding work as an East Valley School District teacher.  Ms. Funk was nominated for this prestigious award by Ms. Julie Byers, an East Valley parent.  Pictured below is Madeleine and her two children, Cami and David.

 
2015 Crystal Apple Award Recipient
 

Congratulations to Ms. Funk!

 
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"Certificated Staff Appreciation"
 
Their work as an educator of our children is amazing!
They inspire students to question.
They inspire students to think creatively.
They inspire students to solve problems.
They inspire children to read for new learning and for pleasure.
They inspire students to take pride in their learning.
They truly make a difference for each and every one of our children!
 
The East Valley School District and Board of Directors would like to thank our certificated staff for being part of the East Valley School District and for their continued dedication in making a significant difference for each and every one of our children. 
 
2015 Cert Staff Appreciation
 
 
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“Welcome Wes Edwards”

The East Valley School Board of Directors would like to welcome Wes Edwards as the newly appointed Director for District No. 1!

Wes attended Ricks College where he studied architecture.  He has been an architect for 23 years and works at  Borarchitecture, an architectural firm in Yakima.  Mr. Edwards has served on the district facility and bond committee and believes that education is the most important thing a person can acquire in their life.  He and his wife Murrena have children at Terrace Heights Elementary, East Valley Central Middle School and East Valley High School. 

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2014 Washington Achievement Award

East Valley Elementary School and Moxee Elementary School have received notification that they will be recognized with the prestigious 2014 "Washington Achievement Award."

The awards recognize the state’s top-performing schools in six different categories:  Overall Excellence (top 5 percent in the state, based on a 3-year composite rating), Reading Growth (top 5 percent in reading growth ratings during 3 years), Math Growth (top 5 percent in math growth ratings during 3 years), Extended Graduation Rate (only awarded to high schools), English Language Acquisition (top 5 percent in the state, based on a state language proficiency assessment and other criteria), and High Progress (top 10 percent for achievement and improvement in both reading and math for three years).  

East Valley Elementary School and Moxee Elementary School will be formally honored by Educational Service District 105 with a plaque and banner during special assemblies that will be scheduled during the next several weeks.

Congratulations to Principal Colleen Crowston and the East Valley Elementary School staff for their hard work and superior achievement in the category of English Language Acquisition (top 5 percent in the state, based on a state language proficiency assessment and other criteria).

Congratulations to Principal Monica Masias and the Moxee Elementary School staff for their hard work and superior achievement in the categories of Math Growth (top 5 percent in math growth ratings during 3 years) and High Progress (top 10 percent for achievement and improvement in both reading and math for three years).

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 The East Valley School District would like to thank Anne Dillinger for her dedicated service as a Board Director for District No. 1 from 2002 – 2015. The district wishes her the best in all her future endeavors!
 
Anne Dillinger
 
 
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"Classified Staff Appreciation"
 
We realize how important our classified staff is to the success of our students and our schools. It is unimaginable what this district would be without the caring, capable, and committed individuals that they are. The Board of Directors and I would like to thank them for being part of the East Valley School District and their continued commitment in making a significant difference for each and every one of our children.
 
2015 Classified Staff Appreciation
 
Please join us by thanking our Classified Staff for all of their hard work and dedication!
 
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East Valley Central Middle School Receives
Local Support for Salmon Project

 Roy Farms Inc. recently donated a 40-gallon fish tank to the EVC science program to support a salmon unit that has been part of student studies for the past 22 years.  This fully operational fish tank allows students the opportunity to study and observe the growth of salmon from the egg stage through the fingerling stage of their life cycle.  A big “thank you” to Roy Farms Inc.

EVC Salmon Project  
 
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EV Board Members
 

January – School Board Appreciation Month 

It is truly our honor to recognize our School Board Members during School Board Appreciation Month for their hard work in serving our students and community. The Board of Directors of the East Valley School District is composed of five publicly elected citizens whom represent the community in setting policies and directing school programs. Members are volunteers who serve in staggered four-year terms. Throughout the year, School Board Members attend two evening board meetings each month and additional special meetings and study sessions as scheduled. Our board members volunteer countless hours involved in meetings, activities and events on a monthly basis to provide leadership and guidance for our schools to provide a quality education for students.

Please join us at the January 26, 2015 school board meeting where our board members will be recognized for their outstanding efforts in making a significant difference for our children.

East Valley School Board of Directors:

District No. 1 – Ms. Anne Dillinger
District No. 2 – Mrs. Charlotte Layman
District No. 3 – Mr. James Penning – Vice President
District No. 4 – Mr. David McFadden – President
District No. 5 – Mr. Eric Farmer 
 
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“Welcome Charlotte Layman”

The East Valley School Board of Directors would like to welcome Charlotte Layman as the newly appointed Director for District No. 2!

Charlotte grew up in the Yakima Valley graduating from Sunnyside High School in 2000. She attended Gonzaga University where she majored in Communications with a minor in Economics. She currently works for Yakima Valley Libraries as the Community Library Resources Manager. She is married to Rob Layman, who grew up in East Valley and they have three sons; Cash, Wyatt and Westin.

Layman Family  
 
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The East Valley School District would like to thank Robert Price for his dedicated service as a Board Director for District No. 2 from 2006 – 2014. The district wishes him the best in all his future endeavors!
 
  Bob Price
 
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"Transportation Department Receives State
Awards While Keeping Our Students Safe"
 
Supervisor Dena Westphall and the EVSD transportation department recently received an award for outstanding WSP (Washington State Patrol) Inspections for winter and summer 2013-2014. Each year WSP performs two annual school bus safety inspections to ensure school buses meet the Washington State Safety Standard requirements. One inspection is planned and the other is a surprise.
 
Transportation WSP Award  

Mike Matsumura, one of our mechanics, competed in competition for the WAPT (Washington Association of Pupil Transportation) technician of the year and was awarded our region’s 1st place honor!

It takes mechanics and bus drivers working together as a team to achieve these results.

 
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Congratulations to Mr. Tjarnberg and his East Valley High School Agricultural students for their 1st place award winning display in the 2014 Central Washington State Fair.
Way to Go East Valley!
 
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"This win was our fifth win in a row!" -Steve Tjarnberg, EVHS Teacher
"It's not everyday you win first in the FFA Fair Booth." -Maddie Ingraham, EVHS Student
 
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Welcome to the East Valley School District!

The East Valley School District Board of Directors and I are delighted to welcome our students and community to the East Valley School District as we begin the 2014-2015 school year. As the district continues to grow, over 3,000 students will enter into our classrooms on a daily basis with bright eyes and an eagerness to learn.  As new families continue to move into our community throughout the school year, we extend a warm welcome from the East Valley School District. You will find East Valley to be a warm and caring community that is committed to providing the best possible education and support for our children.

Significant past accomplishments give our district reason to celebrate and much to build on as we launch into a new school year. Many talented teachers and staff members guide our students’ learning as we reach new heights in student success. Enriched programs, and innovative strategies implemented by our teachers over the past years are making a significant difference for our children.

Each of our schools will continue to implement programs and strategies to meet individual learning needs for all students. We are making great progress as our talented teachers and support staff members continue to implement best practices every day in every classroom for every child. I assure you that we will continue our thrust to see that the East Valley School District is recognized as “the best in the teaching and learning business.”

Thanks to the dedication of our excellent, caring staff, East Valley Schools provide a rich and safe environment where students grow and develop to their potential. Please contact me if you have any questions as we work together to make East Valley School District a great place for our children to learn. This truly will be an exciting year for the East Valley School District and our community as we work together to achieve excellence while educating our children!

I wish you and your family a safe and successful school year.

 

Sincerely,
 
 
John J. Schieche, Superintendent
 
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