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Jan 2017

Vancouver School District’s magnet programs tempt middle, high school students with specialized studies, hands-on training

January 25th, 2017|Categories: Programs of Choice, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff, VPS in the news|Tags: |

The Welding/Fabrication Technology program at Fort Vancouver High School is one of the options that students have to learn through doing and explore their unique interests.

Jan 2017

Apply for magnet programs and programs of choice beginning Jan. 11

January 4th, 2017|Categories: Elementary schools, Programs of Choice, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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.

Mar 2016

Patron tour to feature Columbia River High School, Discovery Middle School

March 7th, 2016|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Family-Community Resource Center, Programs of Choice, Project: Columbia River, Secondary schools (6-12), VPS press releases|Tags: , |

On Friday, March 25, Vancouver Public Schools Superintendent Steve Webb will host his last patron tour of the 2015–2016 school year. The tour will provide an in-depth look at the dynamic learning opportunities at Columbia River High School and Discovery Middle School.

Dec 2015

Cultivating creative schools

December 2nd, 2015|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Programs of Choice, Project: VSAA, Secondary schools (6-12), Supt news, VPS in the news|Tags: , , , , , , |

Original source: School Administrator, December 2015 Arts are integral to our curriculum, which is why we engage students in arts-centric learning experiences and give them opportunities to select options that meet their needs and interests. Learn [...]

Nov 2015

STEM school lands national award for Vancouver Public Schools

November 1st, 2015|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Programs of Choice, Project: iTech, Secondary schools (6-12), VPS achievements, VPS press releases, weLearn1:1|Tags: , , |

Vancouver Public Schools is one of 30 districts nationwide and one of just three Washington districts to receive District Administration magazine’s District of Distinction award.

Jun 2015

Missing link: AVID ties students’ futures to college

June 12th, 2015|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Programs of Choice, Project: Columbia River, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , |

When Dan Larson was a student at Hudson’s Bay High School, he had little formalized guidance through the labyrinth of applying to colleges, securing financial aid and getting set up for freshman year.

Jun 2015

Fired up: Historic culinary feat ignites Fort Vancouver grad’s career

June 12th, 2015|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Graduate success, Programs of Choice, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , , |

Even if he’d stayed in Seattle, cooking at up-and-coming restaurants, Skylar Stover would have been notable among graduates of Fort Vancouver High School’s Culinary Arts program of choice.

Jun 2015

VPS schools win prizes at Imagine Tomorrow

June 8th, 2015|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Programs of Choice, Project: iTech, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , , , , |

By imagining ways to transition to alternative energy sources tomorrow, students from three VPS schools have won prizes today. Teams from Vancouver iTech Preparatory, Hudson’s Bay High School and Skyview High School went head to [...]

Jun 2015

Beyond STEM: iTech Prep students’ artwork on display

June 8th, 2015|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Programs of Choice, Project: iTech, Secondary schools (6-12), VPS press releases|Tags: , , |

Science, technology, engineering and math are prominent at Vancouver iTech Preparatory, but the students there also have opportunities to pursue non-STEM interests. This Thursday, their work in the arts will be on display in a [...]

May 2015

‘Things are a little different here’: Students imagine a new iTech Prep

May 19th, 2015|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Programs of Choice, Project: iTech, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , |

Pictured above, from left: Gabrielle Karber, Sophia Zabell, Zamantha Guevara and Ricardo Acevedo-Alonso If Zamantha Guevara, Ricardo Acevedo-Alonso, Gabrielle Karber and Sophia Zabell had it their way, Vancouver iTech Preparatory would have a two-level, octogonal [...]

May 2015

Hudson’s Bay wins awards from regional association of agricultural educators

May 14th, 2015|Categories: Programs of Choice, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: |

Hudson's Bay High School and two of its teachers recently received awards from District 8 of the Washington Association of Agricultural Educators. Hudson's Bay horticulture teacher Steve Lorenz Outstanding Teacher: Steve Lorenz Outstanding [...]

Apr 2015

April 2015 Employee Excellence Awards

April 29th, 2015|Categories: Elementary schools, Employee Excellence Awards, Programs of Choice, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , |

Four employees were selected for the April 2015 recognition. They were honored at the April 28 school board meeting. Pictured from left to right are: Patty Kellum, secretary, Sarah J. Anderson Elementary School Erik Smith, teacher, Hough and [...]

Apr 2015

Hudson’s Bay High School is one of five Samsung Solve for Tomorrow national winners

April 1st, 2015|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Programs of Choice, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff, VPS achievements, VPS press releases|Tags: , , |

Pictured above, from left: Kassie Wielenback, Cedric Hitzeman, Brittney Hauff and teacher Steve Lorenz. After rising above their Washington state competitors and 14 other schools from across the country, Hudson’s Bay High School recently clinched one [...]

Jan 2015

Vancouver iTech Preparatory becomes first VPS STEM Lighthouse School

January 30th, 2015|Categories: Programs of Choice, Project: iTech, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , , |

The science, technology, engineering and math—or STEM—school is one of six statewide designated as STEM Lighthouse Schools by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. Along with the honor, each school also receives a [...]

Jan 2015

Youthful expressions of hope displayed in art show

January 21st, 2015|Categories: Programs of Choice, Project: Columbia River, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , , |

Emily Dickinson called it “the thing with feathers.” Shakespeare said it was the only medicine for the miserable. It came to symbolize President Obama’s 2008 campaign. And now hope figures prominently in works created by [...]

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 [...]

Nov 2014

Seniors named semifinalists, commended students in 2015 National Merit and National Achievement scholarship programs

November 20th, 2014|Categories: Programs of Choice, Project: Columbia River, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , , , , |

Seniors from around the district recently were recognized as part of the two prestigious scholarship programs. National Merit semifinalists included Jason Anderson (pictured above on right), Columbia River High School, and Samir Sen, Skyview High [...]

Nov 2014

Hudson’s Bay teacher Steve Lorenz named Samsung Solve for Tomorrow state finalist

November 14th, 2014|Categories: Programs of Choice, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , , , |

Congratulations to Steve Lorenz and Hudson’s Bay High School! The horticulture teacher from the school’s Architecture, Construction and Environmental Sciences program is one of five finalists selected from among 3,100 applicants to represent the state [...]

Oct 2014

STEM grant awarded to Columbia River teacher

October 29th, 2014|Categories: Programs of Choice, Project: Columbia River, Staff|Tags: , , , |

Columbia River High School International Baccalaureate physics teacher Chris Molyneux is a recipient of a STEM Teaching Tools grant from the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association. The $1,000 grant is awarded to educators who [...]

Oct 2014

Columbia River educator recognized for exceptional teaching

October 8th, 2014|Categories: Programs of Choice, Project: Columbia River, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , |

Congratulations to Columbia River High School biology teacher Kelly Cameron, pictured above on left, who recently was honored by Stanford University as part of its Teacher Tribute Initiative. Isabelle Crary, pictured above on right, nominated [...]

May 2014

Energy and sustainability solutions mushroom at Hudson’s Bay

May 27th, 2014|Categories: Programs of Choice, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , , , |

Inside Hudson’s Bay High School’s mycology lab, students in the Architecture, Construction and Environmental Services magnet program are experimenting with different mushroom species to explore possibilities in the fields of alternative energy and sustainability. Under [...]

Feb 2014

Vancouver Flex Academy at Lewis and Clark High School

February 15th, 2014|Categories: Design II showcase, Design II strategic plan, Programs of Choice, weLearn1:1|Tags: |

Design II Showcase Goal Area: Programs of Choice Vancouver Flex Academy at Lewis and Clark High School is Vancouver Public Schools' newest program of choice. Recently, Principal Rob Duncan and teacher Katie Cunningham shared what’s [...]

Jan 2014

Different faces of blended learning

January 20th, 2014|Categories: Programs of Choice, VPS achievements, VPS in the news, weLearn1:1|Tags: |

Original source: District Administration, Jan. 20, 2014 Blended learning? Flex learning? Virtual learning? What's the difference? District Administration tackled these questions and highlighted Vancouver Flex Academy at Lewis and Clark High School as a real-life example [...]