Class of 2019 Graduation

3 girls bundled up holding freshly crafted snow balls.
Two male students working together to add the tread to a longboard created in Mr. Stamschror's STEM wood-working class.
Students laughing with Ms. Kelsch during a PAWS assembly at Terrace Heights.
Varsity Boys Basketball works as a team to beat Othello on January 11, 2019.
East Valley families playing several cards during the 24th annual Turkey Bingo event.

East Valley Central Middle School - 24th Annual Turkey Bingo - 2018 Holiday Food Drive

Preschool student exploring the snap blocks.

Preschool at East Valley Elementary School

JROTC doing a ropes exercise.

JROTC ropes training at East Valley High School

4th grade students at East Valley Elementary get practice using their Chromebooks.

East Valley students using Chromebooks in the classroom.

East Valley Central Soup with the Sup in November.

East Valley Central's employee lunch, Soup with the Sups, was a big success on November 7, 2018.

Kids at Terrace Heights working with hoola hoops in p.e.

Terrace Heights students enjoying P.E. outdoors.

Homecoming game 2018 v. Qunicy. Red Devil students take a minute to pose for the camera.

East Valley High School wins homecoming came vs. Quincy

Approximately 15 students pointing to one student in the center wearing a shirt that says,

Unity Day at Moxee Elementary - Students say NO to bullying!

E.V.C.'s IGNITE 7th and 8th grade leadership students wear matching shirts for BRUIN CAMP.

East Valley Central IGNITE students lead 6th grade Bruin Camp

Terrace Heights students work with their Bear Den teacher to decide on a family flag theme.

UNITED WAY of Central Washington recognized East Valley employees for their contribution of more than $16,000 this school year!

UNITED WAY of Central Washington recognized East Valley employees for their contribution of more than $16,000 this school year!

Secretary of State, Kim Wyman, visited EVHS this fall to stress the importance of voting!

Secretary of State, Kim Wyman, visited EVHS this fall to stress the importance of voting!

Summer 2018 - 90 East Valley employees attend the PLC AT WORK INSTITUTE in Seattle, WA.

Summer 2018 - 90 East Valley employees attend the PLC AT WORK INSTITUTE in Seattle, WA. 

Graduates in the class of 2018 posing with diplomas.

Congratulations to the Class of 2018!

EVC Wins 2017 School of Distinction Award.

Both East Valley Central Middle School & East Valley Elementary have won School of Distinction awards 3 years in a row (2016, 2017 & 2018).

Graduating seniors - we did it!

Success for the Class of 2018!

Students working in a small reading intervention group.

Small group instruction at East Valley Elementary

Beth Caton with her family after being awarded the Crystal Apple Award for 2018.

Congratulations to our 2018 Crystal Apple Award Winner, Beth Caton. 

Breaking ground on the East Valley High School Modernization and Expansion project

Class of 2031 kindergarten students learning a song at the colorful carpet with their teacher during kinder camp.

Kindergarten Boot Camp 2018

students waiting in the lunch line at Moxee Elementary

Lunch at Moxee Elementary

 

 

Upcoming Events

Apr 22

School Board Meeting

Time: 7 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: District Office - 2002 Beaudry Road - Yakima, WA 98901
John Schieche, superintendent of East Valley Schools.

Superintendent's Message

Friday, April 5, 2019 
Always Improving. Committed to Student Success. 
 
Spring is a busy time for our schools. State testing is just around the corner and the end of the school year is fast approaching. We want to remind families to make sure that students are coming to school on time, every day, so that they don’t miss key instructional time with their teachers right before the test. We also recommend that students get a good night’s rest the night before testing and a healthy breakfast the morning of. We want to make sure our students are ready and prepared for the rigorous tasks they will be asked to perform.
 
Spring is not just for testing, it is also a time for recognizing excellence. It is the time of year when we have the opportunity to put a spotlight on our employees for their dedication to our schools and students all year. Last month we had the honor of recognizing our classified employees who work diligently every day to support the education of our children in East Valley. During the week of May 6-10th, we will have the opportunity to thank our certificated staff for all that they do to impact the lives of our students.  We ask you to join us in celebrating our East Valley staff and all that they do for the future of our community.
 
After a very wintery return from break, it seems like the snow melted just in time for the first day of spring. To make up for lost instructional time due to our snow days, we will be extending the school year.  Our last day of the 2018-2019 academic year will now be June 13th. For more information about the changes made to our academic calendar, please reference our spring announcements on page 7.
 
Thank you for your continued support of our schools,
John Schieche
Superintendent 
 
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Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Celebrating Our Classified Staff
 
This week, along with districts across the state and country, we are honored to celebrate classified employee appreciation week in the East Valley School District .
 
Classified staff are our employees who support the education of our students by managing front offices, preparing and serving lunches, tending to sick kids, working in small groups with students to provide academic support, keeping school grounds, buildings and buses maintained and safe, transporting our students to and from school, keeping kids safe on our playgrounds and for making sure computers and classroom technology continue to function and so much more. It truly takes all employees working together to educate our students. The support our classified employees provide our district is critical to student success.
 
I encourage the entire community to join me in celebrating these dedicated and hardworking team members for their commitment to providing high quality education and positive experiences for our children, every day, in every school across our district. Classified employees deserve our gratitude and appreciation not only this week, but all year long for their important contributions to our community.
 
Thank you classified staff for all you do!
John Schieche
Superintendent
 
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Thursday, March 7, 2019
A SNOWY SITUATION
 
Although the groundhog predicted spring, all we saw was snow this February. We know that when bad weather hits the Yakima Valley, parents are anxiously waiting to hear whether our schools are going to be on-time, delayed or cancelled.

Over the last few weeks, we've been asked a few great questions...
 
1. Why don't we make our decisions and announcements the night before?
We simply don't know what our decision will be until the morning of. Weather forecasts/weather conditions can change, as can the roads. In the past when we have announced delays the night prior and then had to change to cancellation, we had confusion and frustrated families that had to, once again, change their plans. We have found that it is best to make our decisions and announcements when we have the most accurate information available.
 
2. Why do we have school when other local schools don't?

We don't make our decisions based on what other districts are doing; we base them on the conditions in our district, on our roads. We wake up and begin driving roads at 3:30 in the morning. We assess road conditions to determine whether our buses can safely transport students to and from school. Once we are ready to make our decisions related to transportation and school operation, we try to send a notification out to the news media and our families no later than 6:00 AM. If weather conditions change significantly and our delay turns into a closure, we will try to send an update to our community by 7:30 a.m.
 

3. Will we have to make up our snow day?
As soon as we can be sure that additional winter storms will not initiate further school closures, we will review our academic calendar and communicate potential changes to our families.
 

We thank our families and staff for your patience and understanding through this wintery weather. We always encourage families to prepare for inclement weather and make sure to have a care plan in place for children, should you need to report for employment. For more information about our weather notifications, visit https://www.evsd90.org/apps/pages/weather
 

Our doors and phones are always open. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to reach out.
 
Sincerely,
John Schieche
Superintendent
 
 
Friday, February 1, 2019
 
As we have begun to review mid-year assessment data, we are encouraged by the high levels of student growth and achievement we are seeing in our buildings. We know that this is a direct reflection of the hard work of our teachers and administrators to develop targeted educational plans to meet the needs of all East Valley children.
 
 
We also recognize that there is a direct relationship between missing fewer than 2 school days each month and academic success. Knowing this, we have focused on continued improvements in student attendance over the last few school years. This year our percentage of students attending 90% of the time is up by 4%, or approximately 120 students. It is encouraging to see our students and families prioritizing education and being on time and present in our schools.
 
 
With state testing scheduled to start after we return from spring break, we want to remind families to stay engaged and communicate with your children about where they feel they need support. If your child is struggling in school, please contact their teachers so that we can get them the help they need now!
 
John Schieche
Superintendent
 

Latest News

Pig Kahuna riding a wave.

PreK-Kindergarten Family Fun Night

Aloha East Valley! We have one more Pre Kindergarten-Kindergarten Family Fun Night before we ride our final waves into summer break! We invite all East Valley 3, 4 & 5 year old kids to join us for a night of learning activities inspired by the children's book "Pig Kahuna" by Jennifer Sattler. Date: Tuesday, May 7th Time: 6-7:30PM Location: Terrace Heights Elementary School (101 N. 41st Street, Yakima, WA 98901)
Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences are tomorrow, April 17, 2019.

SPRING PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES

Reminder that tomorrow, Wednesday, April 17th, are our spring parent-teacher conferences for both East Valley Central and East Valley High School and there will be NO SCHOOL for students. Our main offices will be open during regular hours (7:20 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.) and our teachers will be available for conferences from 11:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Classes will resume on Thursday, April 18th.
Four pictures from the newsletter. Top left: East Valley Central students examining a bear hide. Top Right: EVHS paraproffesional Russ Bender working with an excited student. Bottom Left: Students at East Valley Elementary Family Night learning how to build popsicle stick catapults. Bottom Right: Seahawks Mascot rallies the stands at Terrace Heights Elementary.

East Valley Excellence - Spring 2019

In this edition: - Superintendent's Letter - Saying Adieu To Our Auditorium - EVHS Construction Progress/Timeline - District Safety Night - In Our Schools - Upcoming Events - Serving All Students - 2019 Communications Survey - Spring Announcements - Catch Our Kids on the Radio
A phone with logo colored circles in the background.

2019 STUDENT TRAVEL SURVEY

Moxee Elementary and East Valley Central have been selected to participate in the 2019 Student Travel Survey by the Washington State Departments of Transportation and Health. Parents of children in K – 8th grade may get a call to take the short survey. We encourage parents to participate, as the results will help improve student transportation. However, if you do not want to be called, please contact the Department of Health at 1-833-256-4654 and leave your phone number and name of your child’s school to remove yourself from the contact list.
Notepad with 2018-2019 Calendar Changes on it.

2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR EXTENDED

Attention East Valley Families – After looking at a variety of options to meet the state’s requirements, the East Valley School District Board of Directors has decided to extend the 2018-2019 school-year to make up for lost instructional time due to our snow days this winter. CLICK THE TITLE TO SEE CALENDAR DATE CHANGES.

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