Bulldog Nation

You have received district communication this past week about what next week will look like. As you know, things keep changing. We want to provide resources for you and your family. In just a matter of days, so much has been added to your plate. Please know you are not in it alone. If you need anything during this time, WYE is an email away. Our teachers are also ready and willing to help, just an email away. Starting Monday, our building will be closed until April 6th. Please feel free to reach out to us.

Please know that during these times, there is no expectation of perfect. Our staff have worked to give you resources to help create some normalcy for your kids, but we most definitely don't expect you to do it all in one day, there will be many choice items. We know that you have so many other things you are trying to shuffle.

Starting on Monday, March 23rd families are invited to pick up food daily at WYE from 11-1pm Monday-Friday. WYE will also be handing out learning resources to families on Monday, March 23rd and Tuesday, March 24th from 11am-6pm.

We ask that all our families drive up to WYE to pick up their flexible learning plans/packets and food items. Food will continue to be served at WYE from 11-1 throughout the week. If you know of someone that needs food, email me, and we will work to get assistance asap.

Things to keep in mind:
• Stay in your car at all times please!
• When you get to the food pick up site please have the sign from the parent email posted or let the staff member know who your child(ren) is(are). That staff member will radio to the packet pick up location that you are coming and will have the materials ready.
• Please open your trunk if you are picking up food. WYE staff will place the meals in your trunk.
• Once the staff member gives you the go ahead, please continue forward to the packet pick up distribution. For the safety of all, we are keeping traffic to a single file that runs the length of the school. We will have staff come to your car with the materials. Again, please pop your trunk and we will place them in there for you.


2020 Kindergarten Enrollment Information

2020 Kindergarten Enrollment InformationInformation on the Blue Springs School District 2020 Kindergarten Enrollment is now available.

Visit the web page for instructions on how to find your school, scheduling an appointment if necessary, and what to bring to enroll your student.


Important Dates-March-

  • March 13th- Spring Parties (during special class times)
  • March 16th through March 20th- No School for Spring Break
  • March 23rd- Spring & Class Pictures

Important Information-

  • Kindergarten Enrollment Time is here! Please spread the word! 

PTA Information-

  • Book Fair is going on this week! book fair jungle flyer final .png 
  • Pastries with Parents is this Friday!Pastries with Parents 2020.pdf 
  • Fun Friday is also this Friday!  Bring your dollar for a PTA treat!
  • March 9th is Skate Night from 6-8pm
  • March 26th is PTA meeting and 1st Grade performance
  • March 30th is Culver's Night from 5-8pm


Exciting New Construction

As you can see, construction for our new gym is in full force. Please do not access the WYE grounds from any location that are marked off by the construction team. Barricades and fencing are there for your safety, please do not walk around.   Please also advise, that student walkers are not allowed access to the WYE grounds from the north side of the building, again the barricades, fencing that was placed by the construction team are here for everyone's safety.  Moving forward, please do not access the north side of the WYE building for access to entrance of the school. Thank you for your understanding. ‚Äč



PRINCIPAL Note for the new school year:

Hello Bulldog Nation!

I am so delighted that you are part of our amazing learning community. I welcome and value your positive energy and dedication to excellence in education, and I look forward to working with you and your awesome Lil’ Bulldogs this year! If you are new to William Yates, I hope you quickly realize that not only have you enrolled at a school, you have also entered a new family!

School HoursThe 2019-2020 school year hours will be from 9:15 AM to 4:05 PM. 

Please be cognizant of starting times and ending times so that your child does not miss out on educational opportunities. Car riders may enter the building at 9:00 a.m. daily.

Bus Information: To find out your bus number, please visit our district transportation link to transfinder. This link also provides approximate pick up and drop off times.All Kindergarten students will be given a wrist band during our open house- Please use a sharpie and add your students name, address and bus number on this red wrist band.

Breakfast and Lunch Prices:

  • Breakfast:$1.75
  • Lunch: $2.45

Visit School Cafe to apply for Free and Reduced Lunches. Benefits of applying online: You can track your status, have access to your letters/approval notices, quicker and easier.

I cannot wait to meet your child and watch him/her change and grow and learn. Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of your child's life. My philosophy is open communication. Please contact me whenever you have a question or concern.  I will do the same for you. Everyone’s input is important as we work together to create a school where all students can be successful. As a parent or guardian, your interest and involvement with your child’s education will promote a positive attitude toward learning and academic achievement. We have several tools to keep you updated throughout the year including monthly emails, teacher newsletters and our school website along with twitter.  Thank you to all who are helping prepare for the new school year. Your commitment to ensuring that WYE remains a celebrated and successful school is awe-inspiring. I eagerly look forward to greeting students and all WYE families again. It remains an honor and privilege to serve as your principal.  Please stop by and say hello. Together, I know we will make this school year one of growth and achievement for all children.


Kerri Edwards


Our Building

3600 Davidson Road
Independence, MO 64055
(816) 874-3740

Our Staff

Kerri Edwards

Missie Goss
Administrative Intern

Kimberly Porterfield


PTA upcoming items

  • Book Fair is going on this week! book fair jungle flyer final .png 
  • Pastries with Parents is this Friday!Pastries with Parents 2020.pdf 
  • Fun Friday is also this Friday!  Bring your dollar for a PTA treat!
  • March 9th is Skate Night from 6-8pm
  • March 26th is PTA meeting and 1st Grade performance
  • March 30th is Culver's Night from 5-8pm


Please consider joining PTA 

Please visit the enroll link for more information on enrollment 

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