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Feb 2015

February 2015 Employee Excellence Awards

February 25th, 2015|Categories: Employee Excellence Awards, Safe and supportive, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , |

Four employees were selected for the February 2015 recognition. They were honored at the Feb. 24 school board meeting. Pictured from left to right are: Samir Sankari, counselor, Fort Vancouver High School Luanna Parno, teacher, Fort Vancouver High [...]

Jan 2015

January 2015 Employee Excellence Awards

January 28th, 2015|Categories: Elementary schools, Employee Excellence Awards, Project: Lieser, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , , |

Six employees were selected for the January 2015 recognition. They were honored at the Jan. 27 school board meeting. Pictured from left to right are: Stephanie Kennedy, teacher, Minnehaha and Lake Shore elementary schools Stephanie Jakubek, counselor, Skyview [...]

Jan 2015

Superintendent’s budget report

January 13th, 2015|Categories: Budget news|

Superintendent’s remarks, Board meeting: January 13, 2015 Gov. Inslee released his proposed biennial budget, as required, this past December. The centerpiece of his budget plan is his education funding package, consisting of a $2.3 billion two-year investment [...]

Dec 2014

Hudson’s Bay teacher named Samsung Solve for Tomorrow state winner

December 15th, 2014|Categories: Programs of Choice, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , |

After becoming one of five state finalists in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest, Hudson’s Bay High School horticulture teacher Steve Lorenz recently was named the Washington state winner. The 30-year teaching veteran receives a technology package [...]

Dec 2014

December 2014 Employee Excellence Awards

December 10th, 2014|Categories: Elementary schools, Employee Excellence Awards, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , |

Four employees were selected for the December 2014 recognition. They were honored at the Dec. 9 school board meeting. Pictured from left to right are: Bill Link, manager, special services department Betty Krauter, registrar, Discovery Middle School [...]

Nov 2014

November 2014 Employee Excellence Awards

November 19th, 2014|Categories: Elementary schools, Employee Excellence Awards, Family-Community Resource Center, Project: Fir Grove, Staff|Tags: , , , |

Four employees were selected for the November 2014 recognition. They were honored at the Nov. 18 school board meeting. Pictured from left to right are: Charity Nunnelley, ELL/Title I program specialist, special services department Pat Conner, swing [...]

Oct 2014

October 2014 Employee Excellence Awards

October 29th, 2014|Categories: Elementary schools, Employee Excellence Awards, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff, weLearn1:1|Tags: , , |

Four employees were selected for the October 2014 recognition. They were honored at the Oct. 28 school board meeting. Pictured from left to right are: Eddie Sawyer, instructional technology facilitator, information and technology services Anne Kizerian, teacher, [...]

Oct 2014

Enterovirus

October 22nd, 2014|Categories: Health|Tags: |

As flu season approaches, please be on the lookout for similar symptoms that are actually related to the enterovirus. The Washington State Department of Health and CDC have put out some important information on what [...]

May 2014

May 2014 Employee Excellence Awards

May 27th, 2014|Categories: Elementary schools, Employee Excellence Awards, Project: Peter S. Ogden, Staff|Tags: , , , , |

Four employees were selected for the May 2014 recognition. They were honored at the May 27 school board meeting. Pictured left to right are: RoseMary Marek, literacy specialist, Hazel Dell Elementary School Bekah Raymond, teacher, [...]

May 2014

Superintendent’s budget report

May 13th, 2014|Categories: Budget news|

Superintendent's remarks, Board meeting: May 13, 2014 We received some positive adjustments to our levy equalization allocation that has enabled us, in part, to direct more support to building administrative and counseling services. We’ve been able [...]

Apr 2014

Superintendent’s budget report

April 22nd, 2014|Categories: Budget news|

Superintendent’s remarks, Board meeting: April 22, 2014 The preliminary budget and strategic investment recommendations will enable VPS to: Further reduce class size by adding 20 certificated positions Maintain restored and enhanced afterschool activity, athletic and fine arts [...]

Apr 2014

New Family-Community Resource Centers at Fort Vancouver, Hudson’s Bay high schools

April 15th, 2014|Categories: Design II showcase, Design II strategic plan, Family-Community Resource Center|

The new Family-Community Resource Centers at Hudson’s Bay and Fort Vancouver are part of the district’s expanded work in the Family Engagement/Family-Community Resource Center Design II goal area. More than 60 percent of students at [...]

Mar 2014

March 2014 Employee Excellence Awards

March 25th, 2014|Categories: Elementary schools, Employee Excellence Awards, Project: VSAA, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , |

Four employees were selected for the March 2014 recognition. They were honored at the March 25 school board meeting. Pictured left to right are: • Cindy Dosier, learning support teacher, Franklin Elementary School • Steffanie [...]

Feb 2014

February 2014 Employee Excellence Awards

February 25th, 2014|Categories: Elementary schools, Employee Excellence Awards, Facility support, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , |

Four employees were selected for the February 2014 recognition. They were honored at the Feb. 25 school board meeting. Pictured left to right are: • Lou Braafladt, security supervisor, safety and security office • Zach [...]

Jan 2014

January 2014 Employee Excellence Awards

January 28th, 2014|Categories: Elementary schools, Employee Excellence Awards, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , |

Four employees were selected for the January 2014 recognition. They were honored at the Jan. 28 school board meeting. Pictured left to right are: • Nicole Halstead, teacher, Fruit Valley Community Learning Center • Karen [...]

Jan 2014

Superintendent budget report

January 15th, 2014|Categories: Budget news|

Superintendent’s remarks, Board meeting: Jan. 14, 2014 Governor Jay Inslee has released his proposed supplemental budget for 2014-15. The second year of the biennium increases the Vancouver Public Schools’ budget by nearly $4 million, most of [...]

Dec 2013

December 2013 Employee Excellence Awards

December 11th, 2013|Categories: Elementary schools, Employee Excellence Awards, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , |

Four employees were selected for the December 2013 recognition. They were honored at the Dec. 10 school board meeting. Pictured left to right are: • Jeff McCoy, custodian, Felida Elementary School • Erica Nicewonger, teacher, [...]

Nov 2013

November 2013 Employee Excellence Awards

November 27th, 2013|Categories: Elementary schools, Employee Excellence Awards, Project: Marshall, Staff|Tags: , , , |

Four employees were selected for the November 2013 recognition. They were honored at the Nov. 26 school board meeting. Pictured left to right are: • Scott Counard, bus driver, transportation • Eva Unger, principal, Hough [...]

Oct 2013

October 2013 Employee Excellence Awards

October 23rd, 2013|Categories: Elementary schools, Employee Excellence Awards, Project: Columbia River, Project: McLoughlin, Project: Truman, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , |

Four employees were selected for the October 2013 recognition. They were honored at the Oct. 22 school board meeting. Pictured left to right are: • Janell Olander, paraeducator, Truman Elementary School • Darci Fronk, principal, [...]