ratio of devices to students in each class K-4 beginning in 2018


We take the safety and well-being of our students very seriously and we are shocked and saddened to learn of the arrest of Devin McCrary, a classified track coach at Morgan Middle School, on allegations related to sexual misconduct with a minor. Mr. McCrary was immediately placed on administrative leave from all duties pending further investigation by the Ellensburg Police Department, and the school district is fully cooperating with that investigation. No additional information regarding criminal charges against Mr. McCrary is available at this time.

District Announcements


Kyrstin Van Komen

As you may know, one of our students Kyrstin Van Komen has been battling leukemia and is finally making some good ground on this nasty disease. Thank Goodness. :)

Earlier this year the Gretchen Weller Foundation supported the Van Komen family by providing financial assistance along with plenty of love and care.

It is quite possible that Kyrstin will be returning to school in the coming weeks. Subsequently, Gretchen contacted me late last week and proposed a schoolwide fundraiser to benefit the Van Komen family. I love the idea and I hope you do too.We are having a coin drive that will end on Friday, April 20th.

Since we don't have an ASB a single point fundraiser such as this requires board approval which we received on Monday evening. Gretchen and Liz Holmes did a beautiful job of informing the board of Kyrstin's battle and family situation.

To donate electronically, click here and you will be brought to a site where you can make your donation.

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STEM Story

Mrs. Tara Affholter, a 5th grade teacher at Lincoln Elementary, has implemented some STEM projects that have had a very positive effect on her students. Click below to listen to this story from inside her classroom - told by one of her colleagues, her students, and Mrs. Affholter herself!

A special thank you to Megan Rivard for bringing Mrs. Affholter's great work into the spotlight and to her students, Dustin and Alice, for telling us about their experience with STEM.

You can subscribe to listen to stories from around our school district on the Ellensburg School District SoundCloud or iTunes station.

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I Am One

Mt. Stuart Elementary counselor, Malarie Benfield, has come up with an amazing awareness movement to help each student feel like they have someone. Listen and watch her describe this movement in her own words below and learn more about her initiative at her website: https://malariebenfield.wixsite.com/iamone

Click here to download the sign to show your support.

We are fully supportive of her message and are thankful to have such wonderful employees on our staff!

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Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration for the Ellensburg School District is taking place at Lincoln Elementary for all schools. The Kindergarten Registration Parent Night is Wednesday, March 28th in the Lincoln Gym from 6:30 to 7:30pm. Kindergarten registration this year is in April. The registration will be held in the Lincoln Elementary gym on Wednesday, April 4th from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm, and on Thursday, April 5th from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. To register, your child must turn 5 by August 31, 2018. Please bring with you a certified copy of your child's birth certificate and immunization records.

For more information please visit https://www.esd401.org/about-ellensburg/kindergart...

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School Board Announcements

The Ellensburg School District Board of Directors will hold a Study Session on Monday, April 23, 2018 beginning at 5:30 PM at Hal Holmes Center, 209 Ruby Street, Ellensburg, WA 98926.

The agenda can be viewed at:



The Ellensburg School District Board of Directors will hold a Regular School Board Meeting on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 beginning at 6:00 PM at City Council Chambers, 501 N Anderson Street, Ellensburg, WA 98926

The agenda can be viewed at: