Nominate our next Regional Teacher of the Year! +Do you have an exceptionally outstanding teacher in your school district? Would you like to see that person have a chance at becoming our next Regional Teacher of the Year? Nominations are now officially open to select our next ESD 105 Regional Teacher of the Year. Our honoree for the 2014-2015 school year will be joining previous title holders Jeff Charbonneau (the science teacher from Zillah High School who was also named the 2013 Washington State Teacher of the… Read More
Guidance specialist at Yakima's Stanton Academy is our Regional Classified School Employee of the Year! +Donna Kelly, a guidance specialist at the Yakima School District’s Stanton Academy, has been selected as the Educational Service District 105 Regional Classified School Employee of the Year for 2014. The surprise announcement was made during a presentation at the regular meeting of the Yakima School Board on February 28. The award recognizes the excellent service that paraprofessionals, custodians, secretaries, cooks, payroll officers, bus drivers, counselors, and other classified staff provide to public schools. Candidates are reviewed for their contributions… Read More
The winners in our Regional High School Art Show are ... +Eight of the 84 entries in our 2014 ESD 105 Regional High School Art Show are advancing to OSPI's statewide Superintendent's High School Art Show in Olympia later this spring. Award winners from our 41st annual Regional Show were announced during the exhibit's opening reception on February 23 at JA World in Yakima. The 2014 edition of our regional exhibit involved the creative output of 79 students from 17 area high schools (Davis, East Valley, Eisenhower, Ellensburg, Hope Academy, Goldendale,… Read More
"Cyber Bullying, Internet and Social Media": Attend our presentation March 20 +School administrators and district safety leads: Sign up now to attend our special informational presentation on "Cyber Bullying, Internet and Social Media" coming on Thursday, March 20. This 90-minute lunch session will begin at 12:00 noon at the ESD 105 Student Success Center's Ahtanum Room. Space is limited! Charles Leitch, the founding principal of Buchannan, Fobes & Leitch, Inc., will speak on strategies and information school districts need to know about harassment, intimidation and bullying, with a special emphasis on… Read More
ESD 105 and Yakima superintendents explain Common Core on PBS program - Click to watch! +ESD 105 Supt. Steve Myers and Yakima School District Supt. Elaine Beraza appeared on the February 10 edition of the KYVE-TV program "Insider's Roundtable" for a Q&A discussion focusing on the Common Core State Standards. The superintendents provided an easy-to-understand overview of this recent reform in education and discussed its application and impact within our own region's schools. The program from the Yakima PBS-TV affiliate is available for online viewing on the KCTS website here and runs about 32 minutes. Read More
Connie Davis and Karen Blankenship join ESD 105 Board +Connie Davis of Sunnyside and Karen Blankenship of Wapato are the newest members of the Educational Service District 105 Board of Directors. Both took their oaths of office for their new roles during the board’s regular monthly meeting at the ESD 105 Student Success Center in Yakima on Tuesday, January 21. ← Connie Davis is serving the seven-member board for Director District 6, which covers the Grandview, Mabton, and Sunnyside school districts. She brings the board a record of four decades… 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).