A former Toppenish School District student obtained a protection order against high school teacher and coach John L. Cerna over the summer after reporting he harassed her and sent her sexually inappropriate messages.
Administrators at Heritage University, a small commuter school based Toppenish, noticed a trend in tracking what its students did after graduating in the past five years: Only one of them went to law school.
Between 2019 and 2021, the overall percentage of students who met state standards on the math portion of the exam fell by 20 percentage points. In English, the portion of kids who met the standard fell by 9 percentage points.
Yakima School District, Toppenish School District and Yakama Nation Tribal School are the latest among several Yakima Valley districts and schools to announce a temporary switch to remote learning amid a massive increase in COVID cases.
Grandview, Highland, Mt. Adams, Union Gap, Wapato, West Valley and Zillah will ask voters to approve replacement levies in the Feb. 8 special election. Ballots go into the mail next week.
Yakima School District is moving three elementary schools to remote learning on Thursday and Friday because of staff shortages.
A shortage of bus drivers has prompted the Mt. Adams School District to implement virtual learning Wednesday through Jan. 21, officials announced.
A variety of staffing issues contributed to the Yakima School District's decision to close schools Friday, officials said. The district will have to make up the days missed this week later in the school year.
Yakima Valley school and health officials are doing everything possible to keep kids learning in person, even as COVID-19 cases rise in the community.
Yakima Valley College and Cowiche Canyon Conservancy will host their annual Winter Talk series January through March with free, online lectures for the public.
“I cannot change the world. But I can change a corner. I can change my office. I can help change my hallways. I can help change my campus. I can help change my community."
The Sunnyside school board named an interim superintendent at Thursday’s meeting to fill the spot soon to be left by Kevin McKay.
Using scissors half her size, Harrah Elementary School Student Body President Emma Espindola cut a length of red ribbon and officially opened a new Mt. Adams elementary and middle school building on Thursday.
Educators announced plans to increase security in response to TikTok posts warning of shooting and bomb threats at schools around the country Friday as officials assured parents the viral posts were not considered credible, the Associated Press reported.
Law enforcement is looking into alleged inappropriate conduct at parties at married couple's home.
Several school districts in Yakima County are looking for members to serve on “for” and “against” committees regarding the levies that will be on the ballot in the 2022 special election.
During its Thursday meeting, the board authorized the sale of bonds that voters approved in 2012 to help with renovations at Selah High School and construction at Selah Middle School.
Toppenish and Highland school districts in the Yakima Valley have changed their school calendars and schedules this year. They aren't alone. Schools across Washington are considering calendar changes as a tool for knowledge retention and social support during pandemic era learning.
During a time when overdose deaths have seen an increase, large school districts in the Yakima Valley have a potentially lifesaving measure on hand at their high schools.
The district announced plans Tuesday to create a new health cooperative that will serve as a headquarters for various physical and mental health services for Yakima students and the community.