Bulldog Nation Announcements

Welcome to William Yates Elementary Home of Bulldog Nation! 

We are so delighted that you are part of our amazing learning community.  We welcome and value your positive energy and dedication to excellence in education, and we look forward to working with you this year!  

Important Dates: 


  • No School on Monday, 2.20 in observance of President’s Day.
  • February 21st-24th -Spring Book Fair
  • February 24th- SAVE THE DATE- Donuts with Grownups! Pastries with milk/coffee 
    • 7:30-8:15am Last Names A-L
    • 8:15-9:00am Last Names M-Z

  • WYE Spring Picture Day:This will be spring picture and class picture day.
    • Monday, February 27th 


  • WYE 2022-2023 Yearbook 
    • Order Deadline: 3.27.23
    • Order your yearbook today online at    ybpay.com
    • WYE Yearbook Code: 14150323


  • WYE Family Involvement Event- GAME NIGHT-March 8th, 6pm-7:30pm.    Please join us for some Game inspired Fun!    Celebrate Math and Literacy with your Child through games, books, and activities.  Dinner will be served.  Please RSVP by February 16th.   https://forms.office.com/r/K2YCcpn8NK

Arrival & Dismissal:

  • WYE will open our doors at 9:05, students will go straight to their classrooms or grab and go breakfast from the cafeteria.
  • WYE Kindergarten through 2nd grade students will enter the building through our main entrance doors  .3rd, 4th, and 5th graders will enter the building through the “old” Prime Time doors on the east side of the building.
  • The Buses will enter and exit through our new driveway to the new gym off of South Crackerneck Road.
  • Students should not arrive prior to 9:05 am as there will be no supervision and cars/buses will not be unloaded prior to 9:05 am. The tardy bell rings at 9:15 daily.
  • Please be patient with our parent drop off and pick up. If you are driving your child to and from school, please use this car sign that you picked up during our meet teacher/curriculum night-This helps us identify the students you are picking up, and creates a smoother process. If you need a car sign- please reach out to your classroom teacher.

We are indeed a joyous and caring community with the common goal of nurturing responsible, caring students and promoting high-level learning.  I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to work alongside such a wonderful group of caring individuals.   

  • Please consider participating in PTA, they support our amazing teachers with every field trip, recently purchased our sound system in the new gym, and so much more.

School Hours

The 2022-2023 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 9:05 am daily.   

Bus Information

To find out your bus number, please visit www.bssd.net and click on the tab PARENT RESOURCES then PARENT TOOLS-Boundaries and Bus routes.  This link also provides approximate pick up and drop off times.  All Kindergarten students will be given a wrist band during our meet the teacher scheduled times- Please use a sharpie and add your student's name, address and bus number on this yellow wrist band.

Breakfast and Lunch:


The site to apply for Free and Reduced Lunches is SchoolCafe: www.schoolcafe.com 

Our Building

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

Our Staff

Kerri Edwards
[email protected]

Kennedy Merrell
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Administrative Intern

Pam Hahn
[email protected]

Kimberly Porterfield
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  • 3rd grade-March 23rd
  • 1st grade-April 20th
  • K- May 18th


Peachjar Flier information



Visit the WYE Peachjar link for District Flier Information.

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