Bulldog Nation

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.  

Grandparents and Special Friends Day

Grade   Guest Arrival Time     Lunch                Picture/Guest Departure Time

K                    10:0                      11:00 – 11:25                                              11:45

1                    10:45                    11:30 – 11:55                                             12:15

2                    11:15                    12:00 – 12:25                                              12:45

4                   11:45                     12:30 – 12:55                                              1:15

5                   12:15                       1:00 – 1:25                                                  1:45

3                    12:45                      1:30 – 1:55                                                  2:15

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


Office Information 

Our Building
3600 S. Davidson Ave. Independence, MO 64055

Main Phone (816) 874.3740

Fax (816) 478.6137

School Hours
9:15 a.m. - 4:05 p.m

Kerri Edwards

Missie Goss  
Assistant Principal

Kim Porterfield



PTA upcoming items
17th-PTA meeting 6pm
21st-PTA Culver's Night 5-8pm
29th-Trunk or Treat 6-dark or until Candy runs out

We had an amazing start to the school year!  Please consider joining PTA 

Please visit the enroll link for more information on enrollment 

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