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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.


    Join us on March 1st, 2018 for our annual Leadership Day! 

    Call 874-3740 for a reservation 

    Bulldog Leadership Day



  • Spring Craft Fair March 3rd! Spring Craft Fair



    Kindergarten Enrollment is rescheduled for Monday, February 26 with the same 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM timeframe and appointments


    Tomorrow’s Kindergarten enrollment will stay as planned.


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    Kindergarten Enrollment time is here!

     Kindergarten Flyer

    Thursday, February 22th, from Noon to 7:00 p.m.


    Friday, February 23rd , from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


    What is needed?   An appointment! As enrollment AND screening will occur within a single school visit, Call the school office (874-3740) to schedule an appointment. Appointments are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. At the time of the call, your incoming kindergartner’s DOB, full legal name, and gender will be requested.


    • Child’s birth certificate (state copy)
    • Parent photo identification
    • TWO types of residency verification
      • Driver’s license with present district address
      • Current utility bill (gas, water, electric) within last 30 days – NO SHUT OFF NOTICES or delinquent bills – must include occupant’s name and address
      • Lease agreement with the same information
      • Construction contract if building a home – including expected completion.
      • Pay stub with current address on it
      • Examples of allowable residency confirmation documents:
    • Current immunization record
    • If applicable, divorce decree, parenting plan, and/or pertinent adoption or foster care paperwork 

     A kindergarten screening will be completed at the time of enrollment.  Please remember that children must be five prior to August 1, 2018, in order to attend the upcoming school year.




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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 8:55 am daily. Please refrain from bringing your students any earlier, as we do not have supervision prior to 8:55 am. If you have questions about drop-off or pick-up traffic flow, please contact the school office at 816-874-3740