Children's Village agreement approved
MABTON - The Mabton School District Board of Directors
approved the Yakima Valley Mental Health Children's Village agreement at last
night's (Monday) meeting.
The agreement will give funding to children under two years
of age with special needs. It will help them be identified and have their needs
Two to three students in the Mabton School District use the
funding from the Yakima Valley Mental Health Children's Village agreement.
The students have to travel to Sunnyside, where the service
Teaching contracts approved
MABTON - Three new teachers had their contracts approved
this past Monday at the Mabton School District Board of Directors meeting.
Ricardo Maldonado was hired on as a full-time P.E. teacher
for the junior/senior high school.
The new special education resource teacher for the
junior/senior high school is Susan Sartain.
Randall Stevens was hired on as a science teacher for the
junior/senior high school.
Grants for gifted students and innovation
MABTON - Artz-Fox Elementary School received a grant in the
amount of $5,2727 that will help pay for activities for gifted students in
grades 3-6. The grant was approved at the Mabton School Board of Directors
meeting this past Monday.
principal of Artz-Fox Elementary School, has planned a program that will have
86 days of gifted activities for an hour and a half after school.
Acceptance into the program is based on teacher and parent
recommendations and students' scores on an intelligence test.
Last year the grant allowed students to visit a sewing plant
and the WSU experiment plant in Prosser.
A play is planned for this year, giving students the
opportunity to learn job activities. They will make sets, learn how to ride a
unicycle and how to juggle.
The Title V Innovative Education Grant will be used to buy
accelerated reading quizzes and more resources for the school libraries.
According to Weddle, the grant of $4,000 will be split
between the elementary school and the junior/senior high school.