Bruin Shine Time

Edition 1

First student lead newsletter from Publications class. Be on the lookout for this every few weeks.

Dual Language Program

Dual Language has been a part of Moxee Elementary since 2003. It is a way for early minds to learn two languages, English and Spanish. When they first started it was a K-1st program and then later on it turned K-5th. In 2017, the program expanded to East Valley Central and is now a K-8th program. In order to get into Dual Language you need to have your parents sign up in kindergarten. If you are not eligible to get in kindergarten year, a test for your child must be taken next year. The program is set up to be half English half Spanish. As the students learn Spanish literature and English mathematics and science during kindergarten through second grade, they will then switch to learning Spanish mathematics and science, with English literature from third grade up to fifth. East Valley Central just added a Spanish Language Arts last year open to the Dual Language students. This class can be taken your seventh and eighth grade year, helping with high school credits. Their sixth grade year will consist of 2 math periods and a science period in Spanish. Seventh and eighth grade year they will then change from science to social studies. This year we will be celebrating a successful 16 years of this amazing program!

High School Construction Update

A new high school for the East Valley School District has been in the works since March of 2018. More classrooms will be included, all new tech, higher safety, as well as a new wrestling room. A brand new addition is a 350 seating auditorium, and fitness facility. As the construction grows and forms, troubles and new obstacles arise. Mr. Scully, the Business Manager, had explained that there was a smolder of saw dust that spontaneously combusted into smoke. Class of 2024, will be the first class entering the brand new school.The high school is running on time and should be finished in the Fall of 2020.

Upcoming Clubs

Game Club- Come to learn and play all manner of tabletop games. Feel free to bring your own game to share! Open to all students.

When: Meets every Wednesday from 2:26-3:26.


Advisor: Mr. Stahl (room 302)


Book Club- 6th - 8th graders who love books are welcome to come hang out and talk about what they’re reading. Everyone reads his or her own independent book.

When: Meets fall through early spring, usually from 2:25-3:25 on Mondays in the EVC Library.

Advisor: Ms. Funk (room 102) and Mrs. Manion (room 111)


La Chispa Club -students participant in building leadership and life skills ,goal setting, team building, resiliency, service to school and community, and negotiating a bicultural existence.La Chispa promotes bicultural understanding. La Chispa will be involved in Dia De Los Muertos, Cinco De Mayo, La Chispa conference for leaders and other cultural events throughout the year.

Social - 6th Grade

Wednesday, Oct. 23rd, 2:30-3:30pm

2010 Beaudry Road

Yakima, WA

Social - 7th and 8th

Thursday, Oct. 24th, 2:30-3:30pm

2010 Beaudry Road

Yakima, WA

Upcoming Sports

8th Girls Volleyball - @ Zillah 10/7/19 (Team A and B.)

7th Girls Volleybal l- @ Zillah 10/7/19 (Team A and B)

8th Boys Soccer - @ Home 10/7/19 VS Ellensburg

7th Boys Soccer - No game

8th grade Boys Football - @ Home 10/9/19 VS Sierra Vista

7th grade Boys Football - @ Sierra Vista, 10/9/19.

Mixed Girls Fastpitch - @ Home 10/9/19 VS Selah

Staff Spotlight

This weeks staff spotlight is Isaiah Mata. Mostly known as Coach Mata. He has been in the East Valley community since 1998. He works in Wapato as a teacher's aide. He coaches at East Valley as a 7th grade football coach and a 7th grade girls basketball coach.

Student Spotlight

Nick Gutierrez

7th Grade

Favorite color: Green

Favorite subject: Math

Quote from Nick: “I want to go to WSU for a good education.”

Upcoming Events Next Week

October 7-11 is Anti- Bullying week and plan on having many events and teaching experiences on the importance of standing up for yourself and others. Stay tuned next week for more information!

Our EVC Newspaper Family

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Back Row - Reagan Mcdowell, Trevor Baird, Eveyanna Townsend, Araceli Gonzalez, Alicia Suarez, Marco Martinez, Keegan Dooley, Brian Quezada, Diego Soto, Eric Martinez,

Front Row - Natallia Dominguez, Ava Ecoffey, Yuliana Rodriguez, Annalisia Herrera, Christian Zavala, Andrew Newman, Yair Serrano, Jessica Thurman, Nick Gutierrez,