The proposed new standards improve coherence, alignment and readability.
The new elementary school will serve students in kindergarten through fifth grade and will have an arts and innovation focus.
At 17, Rachel Friesen has soared to a major accomplishment.
Current fifth-graders can apply to attend an arts school or a school focused on science, technology, engineering and math. Enrollment begins with the 2018-19 school year. Find out how to apply!
VPS students can participate in magnet programs and programs of choice that allow them to pursue their unique interests. From the arts and STEM to welding, medicine, cooking and blended learning, there's something for everyone. Find out how to apply for the 2017-18 school year.
High school senior and Careers in Education student Scully Falcon-Rosas, center, reads to students in Carol Patrick's class at Ogden Elementary. “She’s really nice and she knows how to work with kids," said [...]
Their writing appraises not only what their topics mean through the lens of identity, but also the social ramifications of their themes.
Every week, Aaron Mabey lends his time and talents to Martha's Pantry.
Vancouver Public Schools received the Schools of TechXcellence designation in December 2017.
Students were selected from McLoughlin and Thomas Jefferson middle schools; Columbia River, Fort Vancouver, Hudson's Bay and Skyview high schools; and Vancouver School of Arts and Academics.
Horticulture students at the Center for International Studies and teacher Toree Hiebert are working to create a garden that will reflect the student body's many cultures.
They plan to construct a full-scale prototype from a lightweight perlite-concrete material and recycled plastic bottles.
Find out why Franklin won the honor for the second consecutive year.
This month's winners include a principal, paraeducator, two teachers and two interpreters.
A student-created PSA finds beauty in the unique.
Real-world experiences extend learning beyond the classroom.
Three teachers, a registrar and an associate principal are this month's winners.
Student-athletes received top honors in cross-country, swimming and diving and soccer.
They’ve never met in person, but Emilio Alcantar and Gavin Kilcullen have a lot in common. Loving families. Video games. Sports. Especially sports.
Smith, who was elected in the Nov. 7 general election, will be formerly sworn in at the Dec. 12 school board meeting.
Class-size reductions, playground improvements and turf field installations are among the upcoming projects.
Sasha Thomas, a senior at Vancouver iTech Preparatory, and Carson Mowrer, a senior at Skyview High School, want to bring the pastime to people with visual impairments.
Please take a few minutes to answer a short four-question survey about the one-to-one program, which provides students in third through 12th grades with an iPad or laptop computer.
Inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s "Codex on the Flight of Birds," the multidisciplinary production includes live music, dance, theatre and visual art.
One of the newest staff members at Hough Elementary is teaching kids how to be kind, develop empathy and show compassion.
Find out when and where commencements will take place.
The Youth Opportunity Pass isn’t meant to replace the school district’s buses, but rather expands transportation options for families.
Learn how to find out about weather-related schedule changes, snow routes and more!
A pilot program will provide tech opportunities for approximately 60 students in self-contained special education classrooms.
VPS' efforts to support students were lauded in a study by the Washington, D.C.-based Economic Policy Institute.
After eight years, Kathy Gillespie is retiring from Vancouver Public Schools’ board of directors.
This month's winners include a teacher, counselor, custodian, clerk, human resource specialist and budget analyst.
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."
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.