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Welcome to William Yates Elementary

  • The mission of the William Yates Elementary School

     Empowered children today, powerful leaders tomorrow." 

    The Leader In Me 
    The Leader in Me is an innovative, school-wide model that emphasizes a culture of student empowerment and helps unleash each child’s full potential. Applying The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, teachers and students internalize timeless leadership principals that nurture the skills students need for success in the 21st century.



       Times for visitors:

      Grade            Guest Arrival Time                 Lunch Time                         Picture/Guest Departure Time

    K                      10:15                         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


    Hey Bulldog Basketball fans! 

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    Come and join the IYAA. 

    If enough interest we could have our very own WYE Bulldog Team!  Check attached for more information! 




    CoderDojo BSSD CoderDojo offers free and open programming technology learning experiences to young people ages 4-17. All skillsets are welcome, including those with no experience.  Seats fill quickly, so sign up for your free ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/bssd-coderdojo-7437193465


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  • 3600 Davidson Road
    Independence, MO 64055
    School Hours:
    9:15 a.m. -4:05 p.m.

    Office Hours:
    Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. 
    School Lunch Times:
    Kindergarten: 11:55-12:15
    1st Grade: 12:05-12:25
    2nd Grade: 12:20-12:40
    3rd Grade: 12:30-12:50
    4th Grade: 12:45-1:05
    5th Grade: 12:55-1:15
    (816) 874-3799


  • Car riders may enter the building at 9:00 am daily. Please refrain from bringing your students any earlier, as we do not have supervision prior to 9 am. If you have questions about drop-off or pick-up traffic flow, please contact the school office at 816-874-3740