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Washington Firefighters Stage at Elementary
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Fire crews used Kittitas Elementary School to stage equipment and tents while they work to contain a wild fire burning near Mile Post 22 in Vantage Washington. Over 2200 acres have burned so far and dozens of homes are being threatened.
 

Fire crews used Kittitas Elementary School to stage equipment and tents while they work to contain a wild fire burning near Mile Post 22 in Vantage, Washington.
Over 2200 acres have burned so far and dozens of homes are being threatened.
"We are happy to assist in any way we can," said Superintendent Rich Stewart. "Many of our students are from Vantage and we want them to know their school is a refuge for fire crews and families facing evacuation."  

WASA Community Leadership Award
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Congratulations to Kittitas Elementary Parent Group Co-President, Stefanie Parker, for receiving the WASA Community Leadership Award. The award was presented to Stefanie at an awards banquet in Yakima for ESD 105 which honored distinguished volunteers and professional staff from the entire region. 

Congratulations to Kittitas Elementary Parent Group Co-President, Stefanie Parker, for receiving the WASA Community Leadership Award. The award was presented to Stefanie at an awards banquet in Yakima for ESD 105 which honored distinguished volunteers and professional staff from the entire region. 

"Mrs. Parker dedicates countless hours organizing various activities, and fundraisers, which benefit the staff and students of Kittitas Elementary," said Del Enders, Principal of Kittitas Elementary School.

School volunteers are an essential part of our public education system. To find out how you can volunteer, contact your building principal or classroom teacher and complete our volunteer background form. 

 

Middle School Students Host Prom for Senior Citizens
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2018 Prom doesn't have to be for senior high school students only. Kittitas Middle School Students show community members that the Senior Prom has a double meaning. Happy couples and senior citizens received the red carpet treatment with dancing, food and lively entertainment in the Kittitas Secondary School Commons. "The Middle School Leadership Club hosted the event and students enjoyed getting to know our valued senior community members," Said Principal Heistand.

2018 Prom doesn't have to be for senior high school students only. Kittitas Middle School Students show community members that the Senior Prom has a double meaning. Happy couples and senior citizens received the red carpet treatment with dancing, food and lively entertainment in the Kittitas Secondary School Commons. "The Middle School Leadership Club hosted the event and students enjoyed getting to know our valued senior community members," Said Principal Heistand. 

Guests enjoyed music from the 1950's and 1960's as well as a ceremony to crown the Prom King and Prom Queen. Students and guests also enjoyed desserts and beverages and a photo booth to capture all the fun. For more information about the Middle School Leadership Club- search @kittitascoyotesMS on Facebook. 

 

 

Rose Slyfield Retires after 32 Years of Service at Kittitas
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Mrs. Rose Slyfield retires after 32 years of service with Kittitas Elementary School. She dedicated her career to teaching children mathematics and physical education. KES staff, community members and friends honored her with a ceremony on June 8 to say goodbye.  

Mrs. Rose Slyfield retires after 32 years of service with Kittitas Elementary School. She dedicated her career to teaching children mathematics and physical education. KES staff, community members and friends honored her with a ceremony on June 8 to say goodbye. Rose will be greatly missed but plans to stay connect to her beloved community as much as possible during retirement. KSD thanks Mrs.   

 

5th Graders Learn about Japan and Taiwan From CWU Students
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International students from Central Washington University visit 5th graders to discuss school life in Japan and Taiwan. Yuka Yoshimura and Szu Chin Chen taught KSD 5th graders basic conversational greetings in Japanese and Mandarine Chinese. 

International students from Central Washington University visit 5th graders to discuss school life in Japan and Taiwan. Yuka Yoshimura and Szu Chin Chen taught KSD 5th graders basic conversational greetings in Japanese and Mandarine Chinese. Students had an opportunity to ask questions about school uniforms, academic expectations and the differences between school in Japan and Taiwan and Kittitas. 

Yuka and Szu Chin dressed in traditional clothing and brought souvenir's from their home county to pass around during their presentation. 

" As an international student, I love meeting children from Kittitas," said Szu Chin during her presentation.  "One of my favorite things about living and going to school in Kittitas County is the friendly people and cultural inclusivity. If I can help others learn about my county while they help me practice my English and learn about American life- then it is a win win for everyone."