ESD 105 "Class" newsletter

  • The ESD 105 "Class" newsletter is produced three to four times a year (September, December, March, May) to keep our region's educators updated on the agency's current developments and to share recent news from throughout our schools.  The regular "Opportunities To Grow" section provides a listing of upcoming professional development opportunities available through ESD 105.

    Archive of previous issues:

    "Class" newsletter - Winter 2020-21Winter 2020-21:  Learning Management Systems initiative ... 2020 School Safety award to Selah principal Joe Coscarart ... Flamboyan Family Engagement Fellowship awarded ... 2021 Regional High School Art Show goes online ... South Central Washington STEM's "nPower Gorge Girls" program ... Angela Abrams joins ESD 105 Board ... Regional news in brief ... New staff members at ESD 105 ... ESD 105 retirees Dianna Hiebert and Linda Hauck.


    "Class" newsletter Fall 2020 cover Fall 2020:  Adapting to the 2020 fall start of school ... 2020-21 Regional Teacher of the Year Megan Anderson-Reilly of Yakima High School ... Head Start services expand to Kittitas County ... Migrant Student Leadership Clubs begin ... MASH - Moving All to Success and Health program ... Science coordinator Mike Brown retires ... New ESD 105 staff members from srping and summer ... New Wahluke leader Andy Harlow ... New ESD 105 science coordinator Luke Matlack ... How you can maintain your mental focus during this fall's adjustments ... News from regional schools.


    "Class" summer 2020 newsletter cover

    Summer 2020:  ESD 105 service adjustments during the coronavirus closures ... Regional Classified School Employee of the Year Karla Hill ... SSOCC School Crisis Planning Team certifications ... Regional High School Knowledge Bowl trophy winners ... School face mask distributions ... Fellows program applications for 2020-21 ... Open Doors 105 first graduates ... Regional High School Art Show award winners gallery ... New ESD staff members from October-February. 


    "Class" Winter 2019-20 newsletter cover Winter 2019-20:  Strategic CSforALL Resource & Implementation Planning Tool computer science framework development work ... School Climate Transformation service begins ... Zillah's Hilton Elementary named a national Blue Ribbon School ... New ESD staff members from August-October. 



    "Class" Fall 2019 newsletter cover Fall 2019:  Open Doors 105 school completion program begins ... Regional Teacher of the Year Stephanie King of Granger High School ... Region's new school district superintendents ... Transportation service for McKinney-Vento students begins ... First Seriff Brian Winter School Safety Award ... July-September additions to the ESD 105 staff. 



    "Class" Summer 2019 newsletter cover Summer 2019:  50th anniversary of ESD 105 ... Elementary computer coding with Bee-Bots ... Construction of new East Yakima "Seedlings" Head Start facility ... Regional High School Art Show award winners ... Regional leadership awards for Grandview and Wapato superintendents ... Local recipients of State Recognized Schools award ... Student Safety Summit ... STEM Like Me comes to Selah ... New ESD staff members from March.


    "Class" spring 2019 issue cover
    Spring 2019:
      Highlights of 2018-19 Healthy Youth Survey regional and statewide findings ... Knowledge Bowl State 1B title for Riverside Christian ... Regional Classified School Employee of the Year Lola Sarsfield of Mt. Adams ... New ESD staff members from Jan.-Feb. 2019 



     Class newsletter cover - Winter 2018-2019 Winter 2018-2019:  Salem-Keizer Threat Assessment System ... Former ESD 105 superintendent Mike Bernazanni, 1947-2018 ... Grant for Highland Community Coalition ... 2018 School of Distinction winners ... School Nurse Corps turns 20 ... 2018-2019 ESD 105 Regional Directory ... Special Ed's Val Olson retires ...New ESD staff members from Sept.-Nov. 2018.



    Class newsletter cover - Fall 2018
    Fall 2018:  ESD 105 introduces "Better Together" ... Region's new superintendents ... 2018 Regional Teacher of the Year Michael Clinton of White Swan ... Newbridge Learning Academy moves to Zillah ... Education advocates and Stanton Academy help 75 teens return to school ... New ESD staff members.



    "Class" Summer 2018 newsletter cover Summer 2018:  New science kit refurbishment center ...  State $832,000 grant for local STEM programs ... New 1st-5t grade science kits for 2018-2019 ... State Art Show award winner from Ellensburg ... 2018 National Teacher of the Year from Spokane visits ... WASA awards to East Valley and Selah superintendents ... New ESD staff members from spring.



    Class spring 2018 cover Spring 2018:  School safety's message of "See Something? Say Something!" ...  GLAD program adds Tier III certification ... Regional Classified School Employee of the Year Reed Hornung of Sunnyside ... State Knowledge Bowl trophies for Riverside Christian and Ellensburg ... Head Start's Joan Towell retires ... Gallery of award winners from 45th ESD 105 Regional High School Art Show ... New ESD staff members from January.



    Winter 2017-2018 Class cover Winter 2017-2018:  ESD 105 Computer Science Initiative ... Region's new superintendents ... 2017 School of Distinction recipients ... OSPI dual language grants to East Valley, Mabton, and Selah ... "Seedlings" name for Head Start programs ... New ESD staff members. 



    Fall 2017 Class Fall 2017: Regional Science Co-op pilots new K-5 science kits ... Regional Teacher of the Year Jennifer Tenney ... Truancy & Dropout Prevention System ... Newbridge Learning Academy behavior school opens ... New ESD staff members from Educational Services and Newbridge Learning Academy.



    Summer 2017 Class Summer 2017: Changes to School Safety Operations & Coordination Center (SSOCC) ... Washington Achievement Award winners ... Regional Teacher of the Year nominees ... Faye Fuchs retires ... Regional Classified School Employee of the Year Dan Holzer ... CWU Pupil Transportation Management Training Program ... Regional High School Art Show award winners ... new ESD 105 staff members ... Regional WASA awards to Thorp's Linda Martin and West Valley's Mike Brophy.  



    Class newsletter - Spring 2017 Spring 2017:  Language Acquisition program expands GLAD trainings to include Tier 2 ... Regional and state findings from 2016 Healthy Youth Survey ... State Knowledge Bowl tournament's local award winners.
    Class - Winter 2016-2017 Winter 2016-2017:  PAX Good Behavior Game ... James Sebree joines ESD 105 Board ... Regional School of Distinction Awards for 2016 ... Dorre Wayenberg retires from ESD 105 fiscal team ...Blossoms Early Learning Center receives Safe Yakima Valley award ... new additions to ESD 105 staff.
    Class cover Fall 2016 Fall 2016:  Attendance Peer Learning Network begins ... Blossoms Early Learning Center opens ... Introduction to Blossoms staff ... Introduction to region's new school district superintendents ... ESD 105 Regional Teacher of the Year Jose Corona of Toppenish ... ESD Fiscal Services staff member Danna Roberts retires ... Introductions of new ESD 105 employees ... CPWI grant for Strengthening Families and PAX Good Behavior Game programs ... Selah's Frank Rowley retires from ESD 105 Board.
    Class summer 2016 Summer 2016:  New ESD 105 superintendent Kevin Chase ... Moments from the Myers Years ... Randy Town retires ... New ESD Board member Wayne Nelson ... Washington Achievement Awards ... Regional High School Art Show winners ... State High School Principal of the Year Ryan Maxwell of Sunnyside ... State Knowledge Bowl results ... Regional Classified School Employee of the Year David Hinojosa of Sunnyside ... WASA/SCR award winners ... new ESD 105 staff members ... Steve Myers on "The New Learning Has Been Fabulous.  Thank You For Teaching Me."
    Winter 2015-2016 Winter 2015-2016:  School Safety Operations Center ... Bridge to College program ... ESD Supt. Steve Myers announces retirement ... 2015 School of Distinction Awards ... BEST teacher mentoring program ... new ESD 105 staff members and transfers ... Steve Myers on "The Campaign to Ensure Quality Schools"
    Class - Fall 2015 cover Fall 2015:  Head Start services return to ESD 105 ... Regional Teacher of the Year Joyce Stark of Sunnyside High School ... Civil Rights Co-op starts ... ECEAP services expand ... AESD Network high school accreditation service ... Bill Tilton retires ... new school district superintendents at Yakima and Kittitas ... new ESD 105 staff members ... Steve Myers on "Obstacles to Opportunities"
    Class - Summer 2015 Summer 2015:  2014 Healthy Youth Survey ... 6th annual Washington Achievement Awards ... Regional Classified Employee of the Year Pam Gamache of Wapato ... Peggy Emhoff retires ... 2015 Knowledge Bowl ... new ESD 105 staff members ... Regional High School Art Show winners ... Steve Myers on "Safety First Through Collaboration"

    Winter 2014-2015
    Winter 2014-2015:  OSPI/AESD Science and ELA Fellows program ... new ESD Board member Paulette Lopez ... 2014 School of Distinction winners ... "Many Faces of Entrepreneurship" ... Zillah's Jeff Charbonneau top 50 finalist for Global Teacher Prize ... parapro testing stations ... WSU WaKIDS research grant ... Safe Yakima Valley awards for education advocates ... ESD 105 progams presented at national AESA conference ... Steve Myers on "2015: The Super Bowl of Legislative Sessions"
    Fall 2014

    Fall 2014:  2013 National Teacher of the Year Jeff Charbonneau returns to Zillah HS and SCW STEM Network coordinator role ... 2014-2015 ESD 105 Regional Teacher of the Year Spencer Martin of Sunnyside ... "Expect Success 105" SES program ... new Cle Elum-Roslyn superintendent Gary Wargo ... Steve Myers on "The view behind us indicates our accomplishments to come"

     Summer 2014
    Summer 2014:  "Unleashed" student journalism co-op with Yakima Herald-Republic ... local WASA awards ... Washington Achievement Award recipients ... state Knowledge Bowl and HS Art Show winners ... English Language Acquisition Award winners ... Career Guidance Award of Excellence winners ... Ian Grabenhorst on "Connecting full circle" ... Steve Myers on "Ninety percent does not equal 'failing' ... and here is the evidence"
    Spring 2014  
    Spring 2014:  HU105 teacher education program expands to Tri-Cities and adds special ed endorsement ... Connie Davis and Karen Blankenship join ESD 105 Board ... Yakima's Donna Kelly named Regional Classified Employee of the Year ... Regional High School Art Show winners ... Regional Knowledge Bowl results ... former ESD Board member Sherm Jensen memorial
    Winter 2013-2014  
    Winter 2013-2014:  School Safety Co-op ... Featherstone Reid Award for School Nurse crops ... Bunker Frank retires from SBE ... education advocates program ... Technology Focus Group begins ... 2013 School of Distinction Award winners ... Steve Myers on "Fuel for the journey"
    Fall 2013  
    Fall 2013:  ESD 105 Regional Teacher of the year Josh Schlegel of Sunnyside ... STEM business plan ... state kindergarten funding expansion ... Outstanding Career and Technical Educator Award to Bonnie Smith of YV Tech ... School Nurse Corps orientation for new members ... Highly Capable Program ... Steve Myers on "Early learning is a life changer"
    Summer 2013  
    Summer 2013:  National Teacher of the Year Jeff Charbonneau of Zillah High School ... Healthy Youth Survey results ... West Valley wins region's first State Knowledge Bowl title ... state WASA award to Sunnyside Supt. Rick Cole ... Washington Achievement Awards winners ... State High School Art Show winner ... WASBO president Bill Tilton
    Spring 2013  
    Spring 2013:  GLAD science kit materials ... National Teacher of the Year finalist Jeff Charbonneau of Zillah ... early learning trainer evaluations ... Regional High School Art Show winners ... Mabton's Cynthia Cisneros named Regional Classified Employee of the Year ... School of Distinction Award for Union Gap ... State Middle School Counselor of the Year Jayann Cruzen of Naches Valley ... OSPI energy grants for Thorp and Grandview ... Washington Board of Distinction award for Sunnyside ... Lighthouse School grant for West Valley ... Steve Myers on "Retrofitting schools inside and out: The time is now"
    Winter 2012-2013  
    Winter 2012-2013:  Schools and drug education after marijuana legalization ... 10th season of regional Knowledge Bowl ... "Ready, Set, STEM!" project ... Data Management Co-op ... Washington State Exemplary Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition Coordinator Award to Anna Marie Dufault ... new Digital Learning Lab ... Steve Myers on "If you want a seat at the table, it is a necessity to offer some menu choices"
     Fall 2012
    Fall 2012:  Fall 2012:  National High School Principal of the Year Trevor Greene of Toppenish ... Washington State Teacher of the Year Jeff Charbonneau of Zillah ... WaKIDS program ... TPEP adds 8 more local school district ... new Selah superintendent Shane Backlund