You're invited to join us at the East Valley High School Ground Breaking Ceremony on March 19, 2018 at 5:30PM
Students working in a small reading intervention group.
Kindergarten students practicing their sentence writing skills using whiteboards.
EVHS Red Devil CWAC champs playing the game - Alyssa Valdez doing a jump shot.

This image was provided courtesy of Jake Parrish of the Yakima Herald-Republic

A student in our life skills class that is excited she was able to complete her name assignment.
Student getting a high five after successfully finishing sentence work with our speech and language pathologist.
EVC Wins 2017 School of Distinction Award.
EVC students presenting book reports in Mrs. Funks class
Students working with one of our paraprofessionals in a small group setting.
EVHS horticulture students working on holiday centerpieces
students waiting in the lunch line at Moxee Elementary
EVC Leadership sitting with the holiday food donation pile.
Moxee students wearing orange in honor of Unity Day.
EVC Robotics team after winning 1st place at the Toppenish competition.
East Valley Elementary Wins 2017 School of Distinction Award.
two boys in the dual language program reading together.
Paraprofessional, Cherrie Trammell with students during her morning Supervision duty.
Lunch service at Terrace Heights Elementary.
Students practicing drum beat in Mrs. Milburn's class at Terrace Heights Elementary.
Students in Mr. Randall's class working on a physics lesson where they used Chromebook technology to research bridge designs and then created their own.
Student playing outside on the playground at Terrace Heights Elementary.


Superintendent, John Schieche

Superintendent's Message

In the aftermath of the most recent school shooting, I am still struggling to find words that describe my feelings about this tragedy. These are difficult times that challenge us to know how to support students and families when events like the Florida shooting happen. Even though there is no way to guarantee that every student is 100% safe all the time, I can assure you that the East Valley School District continues to do everything possible to make each one of our schools a safe and healthy place.
The East Valley School District has invested over $1,000,000 to harden the entrances to our schools and installed sophisticated camera systems to enhance safety for our students and staff. Guests to our schools are observed and buzzed in to our schools only after we determine they do not pose a threat. We have partnered with the Yakima County Sheriff Department to staff a full-time armed school resource officer whose job is to be in schools daily. Our schools have engaged in discussions about active shooter “Run, Hide, Fight” strategies and school safety response plans to implement evacuations, lockdowns, and secure and teach strategies. As our District Safety/Crisis Committee members continue to meet, we will continue to engage in activities that help us prepare to respond to emergencies in the most effective and efficient ways.
The East Valley School District is also working to support students to be physically and emotionally healthy. As mental health issues increase in our society, we are creating enhanced opportunities to support our students and families. Every East Valley School has at least one certificated counselor to help our students manage social and emotional challenges. The East Valley School District is a Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) district. Not only does this behavior management philosophy encourage positive behavior, it also creates a culture for student support and student reporting.
As we walk together through these difficult times, I encourage you to report incidents and concerns involving our schools and our students. I also encourage you to have discussions with your children as to the importance of reporting student issues and safety concerns to any adult they feel most comfortable with. We have partnered with SafeSchools to provide anonymous incident and bullying reporting 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A link to SafeSchools is available in the FOR FAMILY section of our district and all school websites. Please remember that if you see or hear something, you should Say Something!

Staff Spotlight

Andera Zagelow working with a student.

Please join us in thanking Andera Zagelow for her dedication to our students and our schools.

Andera Zagelow is one of the beloved school counselors at East Valley Central Middle School. Students praise her for being approachable and for her work to help them create attainable goals and plans for life beyond our schools. Fellow EVC employee, Mrs. Funk, praises Andera stating that she joined EVC, “...during a difficult time and, in her own quiet way, helped our students and staff regain our balance. She is a joy to work with.” This sentiment is echoed by Mrs. Alexieff who shares that Mrs. Zagelow is, “Very caring, compassionate and... will go out of her way to make sure the students' needs are met at all times.” We thank Mrs. Zagelow for her dedication to our schools and our students!

Student Spotlight

Alison getting ready to throw a pitch for her outside softball team.

The Girl That Knows How to Bring on the Heat!

Our Spotlight Student for the month of February goes out to East Valley Central Middle School Associated Student Body President, Alison Heater. Heater ran her campaign slogan as, “The girl that knows how to bring on the HEAT,” and has never disappointed on that commitment!

Latest News

Washington School Improvement Framework cover photo.

Washington School Improvement Framework Released

The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) recently released a new framework for identifying schools for additional support. Click the title of this article to get more information about how our East Valley Schools measured up. As this is a new program, full details on how support will be implemented hasn’t yet been established within our district. As more information is released over the next few weeks, we will continue to add information to this webpage.
Map showing parking changes for East Valley High School effective March 19, 2018.

EVHS Construction Parking Plan

We are excited to begin construction on our East Valley High School project next week. Parking, bus lane and student pick-up/drop-off changes for East Valley High School will be in effect on Monday, March 19, 2018 to accommodate our construction project. Please review the attached map to prepare for these changes. For updates on the East Valley High School project, please visit our high school website.We appreciate your patience as we make changes to allow for the modernization and expansion of East Valley High School.
Invitation flyer for breaking ground ceremony to be held at East Valley High School on March 19,2018 at 5:30PM.

EVHS Groundbreaking Ceremony

The East Valley School District invites you to join us as we BREAK GROUND on the East Valley High School Expansion and Modernization project. This event will be held at EVHS at 5:30PM on Monday, March 19th - Remarks will be made by East Valley School District, Loofburrow Wetch Architects and Fowler General Construction, Inc. For more information contact Superintendent, John Schieche, at or by calling 509-573-7320.
Picture of the cover of the February electronic newsletter!

February E-news is Ready!

Includes information about the differences between lockdowns, shelter in place and secure and teach incident responses, along with other district and school highlights and updates!
Board Members and East Valley Elementary Principal, Colleen Crowston, at East Valley Elementary hosting a board meeting.

Construction Bid Accepted!

During the Regular School Board Meeting on Monday, February 26, 2018, our East Valley Board of Directors accepted Resolution 364-17/18 to award the contract for our East Valley High School Modernization and Addition Project to Fowler General Construction, Inc., of Richland, Washington. The contract came in under the original budget for the project at $40,986,000, allowing the Board of Directors and district administrators the ability to accept several alternate bids. The total bid, including all selected alternate bids, was priced just over $42 million. Phase one of the EVHS project is scheduled to begin the week of March 5, 2018.

2019-2021 Replacement Educational Support & Operations Levy Passed!

On the February ballot we asked the residents of East Valley to support our schools with additional funding to ensure that we are able to continue to provide essential enrichment opportunities for our students. On February 13th ballots were due and the votes were counted. We are thrilled to announce that nearly 63% of the East Valley population voted in favor of our 2019-2021 Replacement Educational Support & Operations Levy and it has passed! We are very thankful to the members of our Levy Committee for their dedication to our schools and their hard work in making sure that our levy efforts were successful. We are also extremely appreciative of the continued support that our East Valley Community has offered our schools. We look forward to the future of our district and the high quality education we will be able to provide for all of our students with these levy dollars. Thank you EAST VALLEY!

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