School Briefs


Vikettes to host dance camp

in early June

MABTON – The Mabton Jr./Sr. High School Vikettes will host a dance camp for girls in kindergarten through sixth grade June 6-8.

The camp will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. each of the three evenings, at Mabton Jr./Sr. High School. Sign-up forms are available at Artz-Fox Elementary School, and from Vikettes Advisor Connie Beeman (391-5879). The $15 registration fee includes the cost of a camp t-shirt and poms that each girl will receive. Beeman said to ensure t-shirts and poms are available for each camper, the registration fee must be paid by June 1.

Those girls who enroll in the dance camp will march in the Mabton Community Days Parade on Saturday, June 10, and will perform that same weekend at Mabton’s downtown park.

Mabton schools

to provide free meals this summer

MABTON – The Mabton School District will sponsor a summer food service program for the community’s children. Meals will be made available at no charge to all children 19 years of age and younger.

Breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 8 a.m., and lunch from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Artz-Fox Elementary School, from June 12 through July 11, Monday through Friday of each week.

Gonzalez earns

college scholarship

SEATTLE – Sunnyside High School graduate Emily Gonzalez has been named the recipient of the University of Washington’s Sonnenblick Del Rio Global Citizen Scholarship.

She and other award winners were honored at a Friends of the Educational Opportunity Program banquet on May 3.

As a junior in high school, Gonzalez began taking Running Start classes at Yakima Valley Community College. She applied to the U-of-W and was accepted in the fall of 2003. At that time she was awarded a Safeco Diversity Scholarship for her leadership skills, community activism and grade point average.

Gonzalez is studying law.

She plans to use the Sonnenblick Del Rio Global Citizen Scholarship to travel to Costa Rica in the winter of 2007 for a human rights internship. After graduation Gonzalez plans to attend law school and focus her studies on international or human rights law.


social for retiring principal May 31

OUTLOOK – Community residents are invited to attend an after-school social for retiring Outlook Elementary School Principal Cathy Mears.

The reception will be held Wednesday, May 31, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Outlook school. Mears has served as principal of Outlook Elementary School for the past 29 years.

Sunnyside School District pre-school sign-ups set

to start next week

For the first time ever, the Sunnyside School District is offering pre-school classes for youngsters four years of age.

Pre-school classes will be made available free of charge to a limited number of children, who will be four years old on or before Aug. 31 of this year. One class of 18 students at each of Sunnyside’s four elementary schools will be offered this fall. Classes will be held five days a week for two and a half hours in the morning. Each classroom will feature a certified teacher and a bilingual teaching assistant.

Door-to-door transportation and breakfast will be provided for all enrolled children.

Sign-ups for the pre-school classes begin next Monday, May 22, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sunnyside School District office (1110 S. Sixth St.). Parents need to have their child’s birth certificate and proof of address at the time they register.

In mid-June, the school district will randomly draw the names of enough pre-schoolers to fill the four classrooms. Names will also be drawn to appear on a waiting list. By June 30, parents will be notified if their child was selected to participate in the new pre-school program.


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