Since 1996, Sheyla Mattos has translated her vast experience performing all over the world into powerful instruction for her VPS students.
Even if you're no longer enrolled in high school, you could still receive a diploma in as little as one week if you meet certain criteria.
What’s less well-known are the effects of chronic absenteeism, which factors in both excused and unexcused absences.
The organizations have collaborated to offer after-school soccer and basketball programs in both school districts.
The tour will provide an in-depth look at Hudson’s Bay High School and Harney Elementary School.
Kiran Gregerson from Columbia River High School and Sydney Kim from Skyview High School are among the 16,000 Semifinalists nationwide.
American School Board Journal visited six districts across the country, including Vancouver, to see how public schools and districts "break down the barriers to achievement for their students."
The first day of school was a special occasion for the VPS staff, as well as for students and families. See our staff members' first-day photos here!
Middle and high school students will be able to use YouTube on a limited basis during the 2017-18 school year.
John Zingale has taught at iTech Prep since 2013.
Create the perfect first-day photo op with one of our signs! These signs can be downloaded, printed at home and customized with a student's name, grade and other information.
This is an important update if your child will ride the school bus this year.
The festival will feature food; entertainment; family-friendly activities; and information about early learning, employment, counseling, health care, housing and other resources.
All students attending Vancouver Public Schools during the 2017-18 school year must meet current immunization requirements or obtain a legal exemption.
Vancouver Public Schools has been recognized as a national District of Distinction for its efforts to empower school-level leaders
Is your son or daughter going into kindergarten this fall? Help make the transition easier by signing him or her up for Jump Start!
In the five-and-a-half months since local voters approved the bond measure to rebuild or upgrade every single school in the district, VPS has been hard at work fulfilling its promise to taxpayers.
School's in for summer.
All riders from Columbia River and Skyview high schools' teams qualified for the state competition. Riders also qualified for the multi-state regional competition.
For many students' families, new school supplies are difficult or impossible to afford.
The honor is given to Arts Schools Network members that meet the principles of exemplary practice.
Due to fire risk and the presence of construction material and equipment at some schools, fireworks will not be permitted on Vancouver Public Schools’ grounds and parking lots this summer.
Vancouver School of Arts and Academics’ Margaret Green is one of only five recipients and the only winner from Washington state or the West Coast.
This year was full of wonder, respect and gratitude.
School and district communicators received six Publications and Electronic Media Awards and a Golden Achievement Award from the National School Public Relations Association.
Jeremiah Vasquez takes the stage at Skyview High School and begins a story. He asks the audience to imagine a boy living in poverty and constantly moving from place to place.
Congratulations to Walnut Grove, Felida and Truman elementary schools!
“The first thing I do is check in with the parent to address their basic needs,” said Nicole Loran-Graham, coordinator of the mobile FCRC. “‘How are you doing? Have you eaten? How are you staying warm? Have you slept?’"
Dinah Nguyen, a fourth-grade teacher at Fruit Valley Community Learning Center, is a top-notch educator and coach.
Three individual titles and one team championship were among the highlights of VPS' student-athletes' success at spring state tournaments.
Positive relationships bolster students when their focus is lagging, or life intervenes in challenging ways, and let them know that we want every one of them to be successful.
Gaiser represented seven out of the 11 films selected for the middle school category of the festival, and two student films won awards.
They come from 47 different countries and speak 25 different languages, but they all have one thing in common—friendship.
How does hate manifest and spread? What are the implications of vitriol? In answering these questions, students work toward becoming leaders in a more compassionate future.
Fort Vancouver High School alum Katie Brown, the 2014 Washington Teacher of the Year, took time to answer a few questions about her path to working in education. Plus, learn about Julie Pagel, the Fort teacher who inspired Brown.
Find out where kids can get free meals this summer!
No need to tell these kids about history. They're experts in it—and they've got the accolades to prove it!
The honorees were selected based on their performance and promise in the fields of science, math and technology.
These motivated students are using their summer vacation to learn new skills, gain work experience and prepare for college and beyond.
The club helped create Cannabis Conversations: Friend2Friend, drawing on research that demonstrates the power of peer-to-peer connection to prevent drug use.
The new school building will be located on approximately 5 acres of leased land northeast of the main WSU Vancouver campus.
Planning is underway for the first phase of several construction projects. Find out the timeline for construction.
Fifteen Alki students from the leadership class and structured communication program worked through a series of warm-ups and stretches. Then they moved onto skills: those that can be used in soccer, like passing, as well as social skills that can be used off the pitch.
The contest honors local educators making an impact on students, families and colleagues.
Two teachers, two clerks, a secretary and a music specialist all received the final Excellence Award of the 2016-17 school year.
Three VPS students earned recognition in the 2017 Washington state Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.
The show "13 Reasons Why" has started many conversations about suicide and mental health. Find resources for responding to children and teens on this topic.
Christine Choi's work, “Unity,” will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.
This year's Pacific Northwest regional screening of the International Youth Silent Film Festival will include the work of some of VPS' video production students.
In July, Meredith Wales and 24 other teachers from across the U.S. will travel to the University of Texas at El Paso to participate in a two-week program.