"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.


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  
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 
“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  
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
"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.

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!
"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
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.


John J. Schieche, Superintendent
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