Yuma Elementary School District One
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District One's Transportation Department Receives Safety Training

Yuma Schools Transportation Consortium in the Foothills of Yuma, Arizona recently partnered with Yuma Fire Department to provide all bus drivers instruction on proper maintenance and use of fire extinguishers. Bus drivers and bus monitors participated in a classroom training and a supervised outdoor usage of a fire extinguisher on a live fire. This level of training helps prepare drivers for emergency situations to help keep students safe.

All school buses in the state of Arizona are required to carry a working fire extinguisher whenever the bus is in use. Part of the driver’s responsibility is to inspect and maintain the fire extinguisher in proper working order. Our Transportation Department is dedicated to safely transporting children to and from school. 

Our students safety requires shared cooperation and responsible actions by the bus driver, students, and their parents. Our transportation staff is committed to providing safe buses and bus stops and well-trained drivers. We require our drivers to meet state and federal training regulations. Safety is always our number one consideration as we provide student transportation to the students of Yuma. Our thanks goes out to the City of Yuma Fire Inspector Tony Brinson for providing this important safety training. 

Fort Yuma Rotary Club Donates Playground to Rolle Elementary Preschool Students

Yuma District One is grateful for all the strong community support for public education.  The recent donation from Fort Yuma Rotary Club is a great example of our local community making a difference in the lives of our students.

Tiffany Ott, preschool teacher at Rolle, reached out to the Fort Yuma Rotary Club explaining the need for this playground. Rotary Club Project Coordinator Dan Tortolano mentioned that the rotary team dedicated Fridays and Saturdays putting this together. The project was also made possible by various community donors, who were included in the process. 

Preschool students had a big surprise walking to class the day of the grand reveal and ribbon-cutting ceremony. Students immediately gravitated towards the playground and their enthusiasm could not be contained. Both Rolle Elementary School and Yuma District One appreciate the contributions and dedicated efforts from the Fort Yuma Rotary Club. There is no doubt that students will be able to enjoy this contribution for many years to come. 

Woodard Junior High School Celebrates 50 Years Of Excellence

Woodard Junior High School celebrated 50 years of educational excellence in January.  The community was invited to participate in its anniversary celebration on Saturday, January 21. 

To kick-off the festivities, the school held a school-wide pep rally the day before the community event. Woodard's band led the parade that started near the cafeteria and zig-zagged throughout the various wings on campus. Woodard's renown cheerleaders added enthusiasm as the band played their cheerful music. As the parade passed classrooms, students from those classrooms joined the parade line until finally the entire school was included. 

The parade was escorted by the school resource officer as it made its way onto the nearby street. Many community members were nearby cheering on the parade line. The parade finally made its way to the Woodard Gymnasium. Principal Daniel Acosta greeted the students and amped up the excitement with some friendly competition of which side of the gym could cheer the loudest. Student council representatives also joined in and led the audience through some fun challenges like the water bottle and the mannequin challenge. 

The following day, the community was invited to attend the official 50th anniversary celebration. Both current and previous students, employees, and parents were in attendance. Special speakers addressed the crowd, including past administrators. The anniversary event allowed for attendees to enjoy a wide-range of activities such as guided tours of the school, view a time capsule, review memorabilia from past years, and even participate in a silent auction with some spectacular prizes. Woodard school had much to highlight after 50 years of educational excellence. 

Bond Projects Progress

Check out the new construction at Ron Watson Middle School and visit our Bond Projects and Progress page to see other exciting improvements taking place at our schools.

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