A statement from the state superintendent assures that Washington schools will treat transgender students "consistent with the student's gender identity." Washington state law continues to protect transgender students from discrimination in school, in spite of [...]
Dear students, families and guardians, At Vancouver Public Schools, we work hard everyday to ensure that our schools are inviting, respectful and safe learning environments for each student. We want all children and their [...]
All children have a right to a free public education, regardless of their actual or perceived immigration or citizenship status or that of their parents. Education leaders, teachers, students, and families, have asked questions [...]
Obtenga más información sobre la iniciativa electoral de emisión de bonos que mejoría todas las escuelas del distrito. La fecha límite para enviar las boletas de voto es el martes, 14 de febrero. [...]
Vancouver Public Schools Superintendent Steve Webb will request an emergency instructional-day waiver, subject to school board approval on Feb. 14, from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.
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.
Did you know that research shows just two missed days of school every month, even in kindergarten, can cause a child to suffer academically and decrease the chances that he or she will graduate? While some absences are unavoidable, they quickly add up.
Washington State University Vancouver student Adriana Benitez stood in front of teacher Katherine Howard’s fifth-grade class at King Elementary. “How many of you are excited to go to college?” she asked.
Every time he pulls up to a school, bus driver John Ringold says the same thing to his young passengers: “I’m proud of you and I care about you. Please be safe, respectful, responsible and cooperative. Thank you and have a wonderful day. You’re awesome.”
Fourth-grade teacher Bernardo Rodriguez didn't mind getting a little wet at the Harney Elementary School carnival. He willingly sat under a dangling water balloon while students lined up for a chance to hit a [...]
Over the past 26 years, local voters have approved three bond measures that, with matching funds from the state, have enabled the district to improve its facilities substantially, as well as replace older buildings and construct new schools in areas with growing populations.
Superintendent Steve Webb will host the first patron tour of the 2016–2017 school year. The tour will provide an in-depth look at the dynamic teaching and learning opportunities at Martin Luther King Jr. and Lake Shore elementary schools.
Students in some of our schools are reporting that they have heard rumors about clown threats. Vancouver Public Schools administrators and educators are working with our neighboring school districts and local law enforcement to ensure the safety of our students and staff members.
From college to careers, a variety of post–high school options for students will be on display at Vancouver Public Schools’ inaugural Future U Expo. The expo is designed to help students of all ages and their families make a plan for the future.
"Districts across the country are finding ways to turn after-school programs—once little more than glorified babysitting—into learning experiences that motivate students and close equity gaps," writes Deborah Yaffe.
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 [...]