A new ESD 105 website is coming in August! +The ESD 105 website will be unveiling a completely new look in early August! So, if you have bookmarked any of the pages on the ESD 105 website or oversee a website that links to any of our pages, please keep in mind that some of those links may no longer work after the new site formally launches. If you are a school employee and are interested in getting a preview of the upcoming site in order to provide us… Read More
ESD Superintendent, Clock Hours, and Human Resources now in Student Success Center +Some ESD 105 services have switched buildings and are now in new offices in our Maggie Perez Student Success Center. The following services and personnel made the transition on July 16 from their longtime locations in our Allen Business Building: • ESD 105 Superintendent's Office (Steve Myers and executive assistant Mary Kempel), now on the top floor of the Student Success Center • Human Resources (Kay Gutierrez), main floor of Student Success Center • Clock Hours (Linda Hauck), main floor of Student Success… Read More
Mabton teacher named Washington Young Agricultural Teacher of the Year +Con-agri-lations to Mabton's Randi Krieg, Washington's 2014 Young Agricultural Teacher of the Year! Krieg was presented the title by the Washington Association of Agriculture Educators during its annual conference that was held in Wenatchee on July 2. Krieg has worked at Mabton for five years, teaching courses in agriculture biology, animal science, floriculture, greenhouse, horticulture, landscaping, metals, veterinary technology, and junior high exploratory agriculture. Her work includes engaging students in developing agriculture experience projects that last year involved more than… Read More
WASA honors ESD 105 superintendent with state Leadership Award +The Washington Association of School Administrators has named ESD 105 Superintendent Steve Myers is the 2014 recipient of its statewide Leadership Award. The award was presented on June 30, in Spokane during the awards luncheon of the 34th annual Summer Conference of WASA and the Association of Washington School Principals (AWSP). The WASA Leadership Award is presented to a WASA member who demonstrates and exemplifies outstanding leadership abilities and who has made significant contributions to the field of education… Read More
Summer edition of ESD 105 "Class" newsletter is available here online! +The Summer 2014 issue of our ESD 105 "Class" newsletter offers a look into the 5 years of the Unleashed student journalism co-op partnership with the Yakima Herald-Republic newspaper (including a link for high school students to apply for the upcoming year's team!), the announcement of our 2014-2015 Regional Teacher of the Year nominees, Superintendent Steve Myers' examination of the state's situation with the No Child Left Behind waiver, and Assistant Superintendent Ian Grabenhorst's farewell "Making Connections" column. You'll also find… Read More
Student applications are now open for "Unleashed" journalism program! +The Yakima Herald-Republic is now accepting applications from incoming 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students who are interested in joining the newspaper's popular "Unleashed" program for the 2014-2015 school year. *** UPDATE: APPLICATIONS EXTENDED into August for students from Highland, Zillah, Riverside Christian, Ellensburg, Grandview and Kittitas high schools *** The "Unleashed" section is published in the newspaper every other Sunday and provides teens the opportunity to write news articles, features, columns, and reviews for professional publication. Students in the program… Read More
The 39th annual ESD 105 Regional High School Art Show runs February 26 through March 10 at the Allied Arts of Yakima Valley's Peggy Lewis Gallery (5000 West Lincoln Avenue in Yakima). This year's exhibit features a larger-than-usual collection of more than 150 entries from some of South Central Washington's best young creative talents!
An opening reception will be held on Sunday, February 26, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., with awards being presented at 2:15 p.m., during which time the students receiving awards will give a brief description about their work. After the opening day, the public may continue viewing the exhibit during Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The 2012 show includes works by about 140 students of 26 teachers from 21 regional high schools – the biggest representation of schools in years for this show. The high schools represented this year include: Cle Elum-Roslyn, Davis, East Valley, Easton, Eisenhower, Ellensburg, Goldendale, Grandview, Highland, Kittitas, La Salle, Naches Valley, Riverside Christian, Royal, Selah, Sunnyside, Toppenish, Wahluke, Wapato, West Valley, and White Swan.
High school art teachers in the ESD 105 South Central Washington region were invited to submit the best samples of their students’ art for this annual event.
The judge for this year’s regional show is Dr. Shari Stoddard of the Central Washington University art faculty. Seven entries selected by Stoddard will advance to the 2012 OSPI statewide Superintendent’s High School Art Show, which will be held April 6 through June 1 at the Old Capitol Building in Olympia.
Two of the local pieces not advancing to the OSPI show will receive the “ESD 105 Board Choice Award” and will be purchased by the ESD 105 Board of Directors for permanent display as part of the ESD 105 student art collection inside the ESD 105 Conference Center at Yakima.
This year’s regional show was hung by high school students from Toppenish, Naches Valley, and West Valley participating in the Larson Gallery’s Cultural Education Extension Program, under the direction of Cheryl Hahn.
The annual regional art show is sponsored by ESD 105, Allied Arts of Yakima Valley, and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction as a means to support arts education and provide a venue for student artists to showcase their works.
For the eighth year, ESD 105 is producing a book featuring all the art pieces that will be given to each of the student artists and their art teachers. Images of the regional show will also be available for viewing soon at the ESD 105 ArtFusion Web site (www.artfusion.us).