Graduate Yelm!

  • Simply stated, Graduate Yelm! is a program where our entire community commits to promoting graduation and graduation readiness at all times. As a school district, we believe that planning and preparation for graduation, continuing education and work starts in Kindergarten.

  • Graduate Yelm!

    What is Graduate Yelm!

    Navigating school, graduation and the decisions afterward are difficult for students and families. At times, families need support to help maintain a positive and productive approach about school. Graduate Yelm! is designed to maintain a positive conversation about the importance of doing well in school and graduating with a plan to continue learning and to enter the workforce. Learn more about the research.

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    Actions Steps

    All of our schools are working on No Excuses University (NEU) concepts in some way. Several schools are working toward an application to become a No Excuses University Network School, which is a significant honor. Lackamas Elementary became Yelm’s first Network School in the winter of 2017-18. It means that the school has well-established, exceptional systems in place to support the core beliefs.

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    What Can I Do?

    As a community member or business, you can support this effort by engaging in discussion with a student which will generate graduation readiness. Review the list of potential questions to learn more about graduation preparation and post-high school planning.

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162 Current Partners

  • AB consulting
    ABC Academy
    Aina & Kai Creations
    American Cancer Society of Thurston County
    American Family
    Americas Credit Union
    Anytime Fitness, Yelm
    Bald Hills Fire District 17
    Bertoglio's Pizza
    Between Sisters Boutique
    Bliss Experience

    Bounty for Families

    Boys and Girls Club

    Brigade Auto & Diesel Repair

    Building Industry Association of Wa (BIAW)

    Caliber Home Loans

    Car Star

    Cascades Camp

    Citizen for Support of Yelm Schools

    City of Yelm

    Clark Pest Control

    Clearwood Homeowners Association


    Country Strong Outdoorsman

    Crowe Law


    Dylan's Corner (Mackey's)

    Dzines All Day

    Dzins Upholstery

    Edward Jones

    Emmanuel Lutheran Church

    ESD 113

    Espresso Stop

    Experience Olympia and Beyond

    Fairway Mortgage

    Farmers Insurance

    Ferguson Insurance Services

    FFA Alumni

    Foot & Ankle Surgical Associates

    Forma Construction

    Fort Stevens Booster Club

    Funtime Toys

    Grocery Outlet

    Habitat for Humanity

    Homeless Backpacks

    Hometown Property Management

    Hummel's Shorthorns

    Images by Brant


    J&I Power Equipment

    Jason's Greenhouse

    Key Bank

    Kimball's Ranch

    KWA Consulting Group

    L & M Dance Company

    Lackamas PTA


    LB Steele

    Leavitt Orthodontics

    Les Schwab


    LnS Enterprises

    Longshoremen's Union Local 23


    Masonry Cafe

    Matt McLellan - Edward Jones


    McDonalds Yelm

    McKenna PTA

    Mill Pond Elementary boosters

    Minuteman Press


    Mother 2 Many

    Mr. Dougs

    National Guard

    Nisqually Springs Farm

    Nisqually Tribe

    Nisqually Valley News

    NW Chevrolet

    NW Realtors

    Oaktree Dojo

    OBEE Credit Union

    Olympia Federal Savings

    Outpost Church

    Pablo Creative

    Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council

    Pamella Ferris Edward Jones

    Pampered Chef Consultant

    Plumbers/Pipefitters Local 26

    Port of Olympia

    Prairie Hotel

    Prairie Park

    Prairie PTO

    Prairie Soccer

    Precision Exams

    PTL Flooring

    Puget Sound Entertainment

    RE/MAX Country

    Renewable Energy Systems

    RMS Booster Club

    Rurup Farm

    Salon Noveau

    Scotty Brown Real Estate

    SE Thurston Fire

    Senior Housing Advisory Services

    Senior Housing Advisory Services

    Shine Specialties

    Shiplap Coffee

    Sojak Insurance Services

    South Sound Reading Foundation


    SPSCC HS 21+


    State Farm Insurance

    Stewart's Meat Market

    Studio 703 Wraps

    Team Car Care Jiffy Lube

    The Yelm Community United Methodist Church

    Thurston County Chamber

    Thurston County Commissioners

    Thurston County School Retirees Association

    Thurston County Sheriff's Office

    Thurston County Youth Football League

    Thurston Thrives

    Timberland Bank

    Timberland Regional Library

    Today's Dental Center


    Truly Motivated Transitional Living

    TwinStar Credit Union

    UpTown Lounge

    Varsity Pizza

    WA Retail Association


    Walt's Point S

    Washington Farm Bureau

    Washington Trafficking Prevention




    Yelm Area Chamber of Commerce

    Yelm Chiropractic

    Yelm Cinemas

    Yelm Community Education Foundation

    Yelm Dental Clinic

    Yelm Dollars for Scholars

    Yelm Farm & Pet

    Yelm Farmers Market

    Yelm Gymnastics & Preschool

    Yelm Mid Day Lions

    Yelm Morning Lions Club

    Yelm Police Department

    Yelm Prairie Christian Center

    Yelm Prairie Lanes

    Yelm Rotary

    Yelm Senior Center

    Yelm Shell

    Yelm Vision Center

    Young Life