District Announcements

    • Instructional Materials Update

      On Thursday, June 23, the Selah School Board approved the instructional materials for required Comprehensive Sexual Health Education learning. In Selah School District,

      • State law requires school districts to begin sexual health education in either 4th or 5th grade. Selah School district will begin in 5th grade.
      • Students will receive instruction in 5th, 6th, 8th, 9th and 12th grade.
      • Families will be notified of when sexual health education will occur. At that time, families will have an opportunity to review the materials and can opt out of instruction. A link to the materials by grade level can be found here.
      • No sexual health will occur in grades K-4; the focus will be Social Emotional Learning, emphasizing emotional regulation, empathy, problem solving and skills for learning.
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    • PreK - K Summer Meet and Greet

      June 23       July 19       August 2

      Join the Robert Lince Early Learning Center this summer as they host events to help with student registration, transportation and building relationships with families.

      See More Here     En Español

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    • Selah High School Graduation Livestream

      Saturday, June 11 @ 1:00 p.m.  Watch here.

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    • Hit the Road with the Selah School District

      Sign-Up to be a Bus Driver or Sub Bus Driver!

      Please See Here for More Information.    

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    • Selah Selects New Superintendent

      Kevin McKay will be the District's Next Leader

      In its search to find Selah’s next leader, the School Board of Directors unanimously voted this morning to select Kevin McKay as the District’s next superintendent, pending successful contract negotiation. Read More Here.

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    • We Have an App for That...

      Download our District app!

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    News Updates

    • Backlund Honored with Leadership Award

      Sitting atop the Selah School District’s leadership team for the past 10 years, Superintendent, Shane Backlund, has used his skills to foster equitable and quality educational opportunities that cultivate a culture of successful lifelong learning for all.

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    • Selah Staff Honored!

      The Selah School District has held its Annual Viking Way: Best of the Best Awards in which staff and retirees were recognized for their contributions and service. Find out who was honored. Thank you to all Selah staff!

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    • Selah Selects McKay as Next Superintendent

      After three days of final interviews, a familiar Viking face has been selected by the Selah School Board of Directors to be the District’s next leader. In a unanimous vote, Kevin McKay, a 1983 Selah High School alumni, has been chosen by the Board to be the District’s next superintendent.

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    • School Mask Mandate Lifting on March 12

      Governor Jay Inslee has announced the end of the mask mandate in schools beginning on Monday, March 12.  On this date, although masks will be encouraged, parents will have the option to choose whether or not their children wear masks in school buildings.

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    • A Savings to Selah Taxpayers

      There is some good news for Selah taxpayers!  In the years to come, they will be saving money—millions! The Selah School District has successfully taken advantage of current low bond interest rates to save taxpayers almost $4.7 million over the next 15 years.

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    • Preserving a Piece of Sunset History!

      As the new John Campbell Primary facility is constructed to represent the future, a piece of Selah School District history remains to connect the past.

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    • Thank You Kelliann Ergeson!

      Kelliann Ergeson has had many roles as a member of the Selah School Board. Now, the District would like to extend a special thanks and appreciation and recognize Ergeson for her contributions to the Board.

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    • Selah Welcomes its Newest Board Member

      Following the November 2, General Election, the Selah School District Board of Directors has welcomed a new face to its team. Joe Catron will be sworn in as the Board's newest member in January.

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    • After Two Decades of Selah Service, Backlund Accepts ESD Position

      The Selah School District has announced that Superintendent Shane Backlund has informed the Board of Directors that the 2021-22 school year will be his last in Selah.

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    • Welcome to the Selah School District—Home of the Vikings

      In Selah, our school district is an important entity in the community and works with the City, local businesses, and various organizations to build a stable education system which helps develop a strong community overall.  Selah patrons have a solid reputation of supporting their schools. 

      The Selah School District serves approximately 3,500 students and is comprised of the Robert Lince Early Learning Center, John Campbell Primary School, Selah Intermediate School, Selah Middle School, Selah High School and Selah Academy.  Additionally, the District has a HomeLink Center as well as other alternative learning opportunities. 

      Our District is committed to achievement and its core purpose of ensuring high levels of learning for every student.  Also, staff and students follow the Viking Way, a culture of achievement where the foundation of the District’s beliefs emphasize that every student is worthy and capable of making meaningful contributions to his or her communities, strong character is at the heart of preparing our students for lifelong success, and in a culture of excellence every student graduates on time prepared for college and career opportunities.

    Points of Pride

    • Backlund Honored with State Leadership Award

      Sitting atop the Selah School District’s leadership team for the past 10 years, Superintendent, Shane Backlund, has used his skills to foster equitable and quality educational opportunities that cultivate a culture of successful lifelong learning for all.

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    • Bill Harris Honored!

      Longtime Viking supporter, Bill Harris, has been recognized by the Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA) for his contributions to Selah schools and the community.

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    • A Legacy of Leadership with Selah Schools

      After 21 years of Selah service, as Shane Backlund prepares to transition to ESD 105 as Deputy Superintendent, Unleashed writer and incoming senior Natalie Keller, highlights his tenure as superintendent.

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    • Cooper Quigley Runs Away With Top Local Sports Prize

      Always in stride, Cooper Quigley, a Selah High School senior, captured the Valley’s top sports prize as he was honored as the Male Athlete of the Year during the Yakima Valley Sports Awards Annual Ceremony.

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