Bulldog Nation Announcements

Welcome to William Yates Elementary Home of Bulldog Nation! 

The staff are so excited to see our Bulldogs again for the school year. We are 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 this year!  

Important Dates:

  • FALL PICTURE DAY :  Monday, September 26th, 2022.  ALL Students          
    • Visit mylifetouch.com
    • Enter Picture Day ID:  EVTVJTJTG
    • Order your package and don’t worry about returning anything on Picture Day!
    • Virtual Students- Join us on our picture day from 9:15-9:45  
    • Retakes : November 14th, 2022
  • Sept.  13th-Scout Night at WYE 6:30pm
  • Sept.  22nd Title 1 mtg 5:45
  • Sept.  22nd PTA meeting 6pm
  • Sept 19th- 23rd- Change War
  • Sept 23rd BULLDOG BASH 6pm-7:30pm
  • October 3rd-7th Book Fair
  • Our 3rd-5th grade students will soon be applying for a leadership role for WYE!  This is an exciting opportunity for kiddos to engage with their learning community and literally help lead the school!

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
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Kimberly Porterfield
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  • Friday, July 29th - Online Registration opens for returning students
  • Tuesday, August 9th - Elementary Deadline - Extended Hours to Complete Registration On-Site from 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 17th - Kindergarten Open House
  •  Monday, August 22nd -  6pm-70pm 1st Grade through 5th Grade Meet the Teacher/Curriculum Night
  • Wednesday, August 24th - 2022-2023 School Year Begins!

Peachjar Flier information



Visit the WYE Peachjar link for District Flier Information.

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