YSD Stories

  • Transportation Staff Earn Regional Recognition At Regional Road-E-O

    Posted by Ashley LaRiviere on 5/23/2022

    In May, seven of our transportation staff attended the Central Washington Association of Pupil Transportation (CWAPT) School Bus Road-eo in Sunnyside with two other state regions. This is a competitive obstacle course where drivers maneuver a school bus through 11 events.

    The Yakima School District had the following members attend; President of CWAPT Region 105 and YSD Assistant Director of Transportation, Rich Porter; driver trainer and event judge, Margie Swallow; driver and event judge, Stephanie Olson; competing driver, Connor Desgrosellier; competing driver, Matt Faussett; competing driver, Cody Sutton; and competing driver, Freya Hall.

    It was a fun day filled with comradery, fun, food, and festivities. The Yakima School District had two drivers place in the competition. Matt Faussett took first place and was given an opportunity to compete at the state-level annual conference at the end of June. Due to a date conflict, Matt Faussett will offer the opportunity to represent the Yakima School District to another of our drivers that scored fourth place in the event. Nice work, transportation team!

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  • Field Experience with Eisenhower AP Environmental Students

    Posted by Lily Price on 5/22/2022

    Over this year, Eisenhower has been working with the Mid Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group, the Yakima Basin Environmental Education Program, and the Pacific Education Institute to bring environmental science to the students. On Thursday, May 19th, Robin Drive took her AP Environmental students to Fullbright Park with Tiffany Bishop. At Fullbright Park, students tested the water for various things to check the quality of the water. These measures will be analyzed in the classroom to ensure that this location is ideal for salmon release. Along with water testing, students also investigated the various bugs and organisms that live within the river banks. Great work, Eisenhower! #weareIKE 

    Students wading in the river for species

    Tiffany working with students on identifying species from the river

    Species Identification


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  • IKE Sports Med Students Show Off Their Skills!

    Posted by Suzanne Walker on 5/18/2022
    Each year the Yakima Valley Sports Medicine Association puts together a student leadership symposium for the local sports medicine programs to attend that is hosted at YV-Tech. This year students came from Davis, East Valley, Eisenhower, Grandview, Selah, Toppenish, Wapato, West Valley, and YV-Tech. 
    The students attend five different sessions that are taught by the local Sports Medicine teachers, and sometimes local healthcare providers. This year the sessions included casting, in which students were able to make a cast for their wrist/forearm; suturing, where students learned different suturing techniques and got to practice on a pig's foot; kinesiotaping, in which students got to learn and practice a variety of taping techniques; Anatomage, where students got to learn how to use an Anatomage table and were tested on their anatomy using the table. In this session, students also got the opportunity to use healthcare simulation mannequins that allow students to practice taking vital signs based on different scenarios prescribed to the mannequin through a computer program. The last session students competed with their school group against the other schools in a knowledge bowl competition. 
    This symposium is a great opportunity for students around the Yakima Valley to get together to learn new skills we are unable to teach directly in the classroom, and to compete against the other local programs in a friendly manner. We would like to thank the instructors of each of the programs for providing great sessions this year, and a big thank you to YV-Tech for hosting. We are already looking forward to next year!
    Anatomage: Students work on the anatomage table during a session (Eisenhower students pictured: Joannah Valencia & Avianna Or
    Casting: Eisenhower students Zak Kimel and Aiden Waddle show off their work.
    Suturing: Eisenhower students practice suturing on a pig's foot(Taylor Jaramillo,Kinsey Laughery,Eddie Carrasco Tobon)
    YV Tech Group pic: Eisenhower students attend the YVSMA leadership symposium at YV-Tech on May 17, 2022
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