THE WEEKLY
Weekly news and more from the Washington State Board of Education
September 13 | Issue 6
School Spirit and Student-focused Support at the Yakama Nation Tribal School
Tradition starts here. That’s the signage that greets students, teachers, and during this past week’s SBE annual retreat, Board members and staff at the Yakama Nation Tribal School (YNTS) in Toppenish.

YNTS is a federally recognized school on the Yakama Nation reservation serving students in grades 8-12. Tradition fused with positive school culture is critical to student success, according to principal Adam Strom. Find out more: YNTS visit .

Learn more about what student Board Member, Margarita learned on the tour ( video ).
Student Leaders Seek Stories: Mental Health Initiatives
The Association of Washington Student Leaders (AWSL) Student Voice and Advocacy Board is working alongside SBE on a statewide mental health campaign that includes a database of student-led mental health initiatives so that all schools can access mental health resources.

The goal of the Mental Health Initiative is to support student leaders in their efforts to help de-stigmatize mental health in schools. Your response will be used to develop this database: Mental Health Input .
Have an idea to include in the Weekly? Send your ideas or comments to sbe@k12.wa.us .