• Monday Memo

    Every Monday, Superintendent Brian Wharton sends a message to all Yelm Community Schools staff members.

May 26, 2020

  • Happy Tuesday,

    I sincerely hope you all had a great Memorial Day weekend.  I took some quiet time to reflect about my grandfather who served during WWII.  He never talked about his service time, but I remember a proud picture of him in uniform in their dining room in rural Nebraska.  Thank you so much to all who have served.  
     
    I was really proud of our community the past three weeks as we worked on a graduation plan to honor our seniors.  It has been a difficult time for seniors, their families and our staff because we simply could not hold our traditional graduation ceremony and activities this year.  What has emerged, however, has been positive and unique.  On June 1 we will conduct our first virtual scholarship event, our seniors have been prominently recognized on social media and our graduation ceremony June 14 will be different this year and hosted on our high school campus.  
     
    We greatly appreciate all the feedback from parents and students in this process, and the collaboration with the city.  In very uncertain times, we all worked together to find solutions.  
     
    Have a great week of learning. 
     
    Brian