All VPS schools are on a 2-hour late start on Wednesday, Jan. 18. Buses are on snow routes in both the morning and afternoon. Find more weather-related information. Updated: Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at 7:27 a.m.
All Vancouver Public Schools are closed and activities are canceled for the weekend, January 14 through 16. This includes VPS activities associated with the Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday. The Jim Parsley Community Center and [...]
All schools will be closed on Thursday, Jan. 12, due to weather. All activities, sports, performing arts, and building rental activities are canceled. Find more weather-related information. All district offices, the Jim Parsley Community Center [...]
All schools will be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 11, due to weather. All district offices, the Jim Parsley Community Center and Propstra Aquatic Center will be closed to the public as well. All activities, sports, [...]
All schools will be closed on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, due to weather. All activities, sports, performing arts, and building rental activities are canceled. Find more weather-related information or see which days will be used as [...]
All schools will be closed on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 due to weather. All activities, sports, performing arts, and building rental activities are canceled. Find more weather-related information or see which days will be used as [...]
Is your child too sick to go to school today? Use these guidelines until you can speak with your health care provider.
There are many free opportunities for students in grades 3-5 to immerse themselves in the arts this school year, including music, creative movement and visual art offered during the school day at our elementary schools. After [...]
Escarlet Pelayo grew up speaking Spanish. In elementary school, she began to learn English. “I got it quick,” she says. Soon she was deciphering English for her parents.
At 6 feet 4 inches, Steven Goforth is hard to miss in a crowd. Or on a stage.
The second-grader, covering one eye, rattled off a series of letters. School Nurse Germaine Robinett gestured at a row halfway down an eye chart. “Can you see these?” she asked. “Or are they getting too [...]
Noah Narayan’s goal for the basketball game was simple. “I’m just trying to get the ball into the hoop,” he said with a smile before he took the court. A freshman at Skyview High School, [...]
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 [...]
Apply for Vancouver Public Schools’ secondary magnet programs and programs of choice beginning Jan. 12
Secondary students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of magnet programs, full-day programs which feature a unique theme as a focus for the curriculum across all content areas, and programs of choice, half-day [...]
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 [...]
Harney Elementary School and Vancouver Home Connection have been named 2014 Schools of Distinction for showing sustained improvement in reading and math over a five-year period. Harney also received the award in 2013. The schools are two of [...]
The White House selected VPS Superintendent Steve Webb as one of 100 school district leaders in the country to participate in the U.S. Department of Education’s “ConnectED to the Future” summit meeting on Nov. 19, 2014.
Vancouver Public Schools is one of nearly 50 school districts from across the U.S. and one of just four Washington state districts honored with an inaugural District of Distinction award from District Administration magazine. VPS’ [...]
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, [...]
Goal Area: Family Engagement Vancouver Public Schools holds a strong belief that our entire community benefits when everyone is invested in helping children succeed. The role of the Family-Community Resource Centers is to create a culture [...]
Photo courtesy of Aevum Images— Vancouver Public Schools’ Chief of Staff Tom Hagley Jr. was recognized Sept. 9 with the 2014 Community Champion award for his leadership of the district’s Family-Community Resource Centers. The award, [...]
Knowing all the answers isn’t the priority in Mary Selby’s busy third-grade classroom at Eisenhower Elementary School. In a recent science activity Mary asked her 25 students to examine part of an animal skeleton and [...]
Alison Tangvald is new to Felida Elementary School this year. Her experience as an elementary teacher in another district has made her a perfect fit for teaching first grade at Felida. She maintains a nurturing [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
In October 2013, Education Week featured Vancouver Public Schools in a special report, “Managing the Digital District.” Digital Promise subsequently highlighted VPS in a blog post on the rollout of Vancouver’s 1:1 digital transformation.
In 2013, Vancouver was one of four school districts in Washington State identified as a Green District Leader. Sacajawea Elementary School was the first Washington Green Schools Level 3 certified school in the state and [...]