• Please get your sports registrations done early!  Parents can log onto and complete the paperwork now to ensure your athlete is cleared for the first day of practice.  Also, remember the school must have a copy of both pages of your physical form (the exam history page and the signature page).  Wrestling and Basketball paperwork is due Nov 1 to ensure clearance for Nov 14 practice. Bowling due Oct 24 to ensure clearance for Oct 31 practice.

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  • Weekly Bulletin Oct 24-29

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  • The YCS on-line payment system will not be processing sales made Monday, October 24th while we are in the process of updating our banking system. 

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  • Student Fines
    Students must have all fines cleared prior to participating in sports, purchasing dance tickets and receiving diploma and transcripts.
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    No Balloons - Due to severe allergies of  students we do not allow balloons of any kind on YHS campus. This includes the stadium and the parking lot  for special events. 
    No parking @ the Moose Lodge & Twin Star Credit Union - These businesses are not to be used as parking, loitering or drop off and pick up places for students. Please drop off students in front of the main building (parallel to the main road). 
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  • Online Payments Payments for ASB, Yearbook, sports, class fees or food service can be made through the online payment option on our website.  You may be asked for an ASB sticker number at check out, please put in any number or NS (no sticker) to continue.  A sticker number will be assigned at the ASB office when your student comes to get the ASB sticker. 

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YHS has the best students and staff! See below for Staff and Student Spotlights from the month of September. See the menu to the left to spotlight a YHS student or staff member today!

Student Spotlights

George Chaidez: "George has been an absolute delight in class. He has been paired with a foreign exchange student in my class and has been a wonderful role model, answering her questions and helping her with group and partner assignments." (Mr. Christiansen)

Heather Gorman: "For always helping others and wanting to see everyone smile." (anonymous)

Samantha Crawford: "Samantha Crawford has taught me the value of true friendship and determination. She is a wonderful person, she is extremely sweet, caring, and an absolute joy to have around. I am very glad she is my best friend." (anonymous)

Lillian Saviano: "She gives fantastic advice and can be seen bringing people up and not pushing them down." (anonymous)

Brent Waage: "Brent is a very determined student, and worker. I have never met someone so focused and so skilled as him. He is incredibly caring, and I am very thankful to have had him in my life." (anonymous)

Christian Andrade: "I recently met Christian upon arriving at YHS. He is one of the kindest, most selfless people you will ever meet. He is constantly doing for others and bringing positivity to the class and all around him. I, myself was astonished by his remarkable kindness and willingness to do for others. He has had a rather large impact on my life and attitude towards life. His simple RAOK (random acts of kindness) have never failed to put a smile on my face and absolutely make my day. He has inspired me to be kinder to others and has taught me that even the littlest things you do for others (even just having common courtesy) can have a big impact on peoples lives, attitudes, and days. Thank you Christian, for all that you do for others and for me. :)"  (Madison Moxley)

Steven Swearingen: “He is very outgoing and kind” (anonymous)

Alyssa Andrews: “She is amazing” (anonymous)

Donnie Harding: “I've seen Donnie interacting around campus last year and knew that he was a student that was different for some reason, but that had a way of making people around him better. He gave a wellness wheel presentation in my Medical Careers class about his life, beliefs, and goals for the future. His ability to communicate to his peers and share about himself was incredible. It was one of the best presentations I can ever remember and made an impact on me and all of my students. What I took away from it was, give a student a chance to share and get to know them; it can change your view on life forever.” (Mr. Clinton)

Emily Hubbard: “She is the most caring person that you could meet. She will always help you through anything no matter what. I love her and am happy that she's my best friend.” (anonymous)

Erin Ginn: “Always lending a helping hand and holding the door open for passing students and teachers.” (anonymous)

Caleb Cowee: “Every day I am a little more impressed with how he is handling himself this year! He comes in on time, quietly and has made a huge effort and is becoming a delightful young man! Kudos and thank you Caleb you are awesome!” (Ms. Schley)

Ally Choate: “Ally consistently promotes kindness at Yelm High School. She is a positive influence for all those around her and intentionally makes students and staff feel appreciated.” (Mackenzie Anderson)

Taylor Hagemeier: “Taylor has been doing a remarkable job in English class - he's always involved, has great contributions, is willing to try, and helps other students. His positive attitude is contagious to everyone around him!” (Ms. Olson)

Bria Jackson: “Bria did an amazing job singing the national anthem at the soccer game. She also continues to work hard and encourage her fellow varsity soccer teammates who are having an awesome season! Keep it up! (Ms. Johnson)

YHS Cheerleaders: “Football game ALL cheerleaders were cheering and clapping for North Thurston's cheer squad and dance team during homecoming half time performance. Great Sportsmanship” (Ms. DuRocher)

Chris Saelens: “Shoutout to him for doing an amazing job on filming the sophomore election speeches and editing them for this years elections.” (Mattthew Tolar)

Hannah Arrell: “For being a fabulous Senior Class President. She does a fantastic job at handling everything that gets thrown at her.” (anonymous)

Chris Saelens: “Chris did an amazing job filming the speeches for sophomore class elections. He was exceedingly professional, very patient and encouraging to the candidates.” (Ms. Winiecki)

Staff Spotlights:

Ms. Winieki: "You do an amazing job with the ASB leadership students. Your hard work and great connections really show in their performance and commitment to improving this school. Keep up the great work!" (Mr. Gilmore) 

ALL Staff: "An amazing first week of school. The atmosphere has been contagious. Keep up the great work." (Ms. DuRocher)

Mrs. Rogich: "Every day this week I witnessed Mrs. Rogich at her door welcoming students, asking them questions about their summers and helping the lost. I know it's something teachers are supposed to do, but you can tell she's genuinely interested in her students and what is important to them." (anonymous)

Ms. Carbone: "What a remarkable staffer! Mrs. Carbone is brilliant at making all students and staff feel welcome and is fast to accommodate every request." (anonymous)

Amber Wasankari: "Amber has done a wonderful job mentoring me so far, making sure I have everything I need in order to provide students with the best education possible." (Mr. Chistiansen)

Mr. Magrath: "Mr. Magrath is an exceedingly cool teacher, and he makes the learning environment a fun place to be in. Teachers like him make coming to school exciting and worth it, and i'm glad I got to have him as my English teacher." (anonymous) 

YHS Janitorial Staff: “These people we so rarely see during the day, but they have such an impact on our daily school lives. I've never seen this school dirty! Keep on keeping our school flawless, I really appreciate it!” (Sierra Fulkerson)

Mr. Clinton: “Everyday you have a positive out going personality! Us of the advance sports med. would like to thank you for everything you have done.” (Advanced Sports Medicine students)

Mr. Akiyama: “You have changed our school so much in just the short amount of time you've been here. Kids are so willing to participate in spirit days and just seem happy to be apart of our school. You've brought a whole new vibe to our school! So happy to have you as our principal!” (Izzy M)

Mr. Shultz: “He does such an amazing job connecting kids with life-long skills and positive character traits! Way to go!” (Someone who thinks he’s awesome)

Mr. Gilmore: “Made presenting to the entire class fun by acting like a high schooler.” (Gaige Gibeau)

Ms. Allen: “I very much love you being my teacher. I would not have done AP English this year if you have left. You've made such a great impact on not only my life, my classmates lives too. Thank you for being so fantastic!” (anonymous)

Mr. Gilmore: “Mr. G has been my Biology teacher for only a month or so now but I can tell he's probably my favorite teacher.” (anonymous)

Ms. Smith: “She encourages me to push myself and to do quality work. She's also so gorgeous and sweet and funny and I admire her. She's goals.” (anonymous)

Ryan Akiyama 


Headlines and Features

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    Your Yelm Tornados cross country team competed at league Wednesday night and ended the evening with some exciting finishes.

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  • Yelm FFA Chapter #1 in the Nation

    YELM FFA Chapter was just named #1 Chapter in the nation

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  • Wendy Heisman Nominees

    Two Yelm High School seniors were named Wendy's High School Heisman Winners!

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  • "Lights On"

    October is National Car Care month. Yelm SkillsUSA Automotive students will be hosting the annual “Lights On” event at Yelm NAPA Auto Parts store on October 22, 2016, from 10am - 2pm. Click the headline for more details.

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  • September Rotary Student of the Month

    – Chris Saleans was selected as Yelm High School Rotary Student of the Month for September. Chris was nominated by Karla Blowers, CTE Teacher. “As an advanced student in Video Production, Chris has demonstrated both leadership and talent in the area of video production, “said Ms. Blowers.

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  • 2016 Homecoming Court

    The World Awaits Homecoming Court was announced at the Homecoming Assembly, October 6th. Homecoming game is October 14th and dance is October 15th. Please click the headline for more information.

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  • 2016 Graduation Cap and Gown Ordering

    Did you miss the in-school order day. No need to worry you can still obtain the current group pricing rate by placing your order online at, or calling 1-800-Jostens.

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  • Feeling Dramatic?

    Drama Club meeting coming up! Want to showcase your acting talents? How about your creative side with set building? Winter play auditions are coming up. You do not have to be in a drama class to participate. Click the headline for more information.

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  • YHS Newsletter

    Please click on the headline to read vol 2 of the YHS Newsletter.

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  • PSAT

    All 10th and 11th grade students can sign up to take the PSAT (practice test for the SAT). Click the headline for more information

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