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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Newest Partners

  • Senior Housing Advisory Services

    Thurston County Sheriff


    Renewable Energy Systems


    Espresso Stop

    Ferguson Insurance Services

    ABC Academy Preschool

    Yelm Gymnastics

    US Marine Corps

    Puget Sound Entertainment

    L.B. Steele Company

    NW Home Team Realty

    Timberland Regional Library

    Yelm Vision Clinic

    Rurup Farm

     Masonry Cafe

    SPSCC HS21+

    FORMA Construction


    Thurston Thrives

    Country Strong Outdoorsman

    Ingrained Bookkeeping

    FFA Alumni