Revisions to Vancouver Public Schools homework policy will help ensure that homework, when assigned, will support teaching and learning goals. The revisions are in response to current research, which shows that homework assignments given to [...]
It's time to sign up for kindergarten for the 2017-18 school year!
Superintendent Steve Webb and Chief of Staff Tom Hagley will present two EdTalk sessions on the district’s community schools focus and work to support families and remove barriers to learning.
Barring additional weather-related closures, the last day of school for students will be Wednesday, June 21.
This Wednesday, March 1, high school juniors throughout the district have the opportunity to take the Scholastic Aptitude Test during the school day. SAT School Day is offered to make the three-and-a-half-hour exam available to [...]
Taking outreach services on the road has earned Vancouver Public Schools a Magna Awards 2017 Grand Prize, given by the National School Boards Association.
Just one week remains to vote on Vancouver Public Schools’ bond measure, Proposition 2.
Ballots were mailed to voters who live within the district's boundaries on Friday, Jan. 27. The election is Tuesday, Feb. 14.
Students and staff members plan to dig up the capsule in a celebration of the school’s past, present and future.
Vancouver Public Schools was noted in a White House briefing for its work to significantly reduce district assessments. The Dec. 7 release covered work-to-date about President Obama’s Testing Action Plan, which “asked the U.S. Department [...]
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.
Since the initial testing, the district has been diligent in testing additional water sources at every school and other district facilities as an added precaution.
Find out what's new in Vancouver Public Schools for the 2016-17 school year.
It’s time to get ready to go back to school! To help students and families prepare, Vancouver Public Schools is hosting its third annual back-to-school event.
The state of Washington Department of Commerce awarded a $500,000 Homeless Student Stability Program grant to three Clark County school districts and Council for the Homeless.
Parents of kids who will be entering kindergarten this year are strongly encouraged to sign up their children for Kindergarten Jump Start, a free program that takes place a few weeks before school begins.
Due to fire risk and the presence of construction material and equipment at some schools, fireworks will not be permitted on Vancouver Public Schools’ grounds and parking lots this summer.
The Washington Association of School Administrators today presented the 2016 Robert J. Handy Most Effective Administrator Award to Thomas R. Hagley, Jr., chief of staff.
Update, Sept. 2, 2016: Additional testing over summer 2016 found one water source of concern. Read the full update. Results of district water testing for lead found the water to be safe in all schools. [...]
Vancouver Public Schools Superintendent Steven Webb was a guest of President Barack Obama on Tuesday, May 3. Webb was invited to the White House Great Educators Event to honor the 2016 National Teacher of the Year, [...]
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.
Vancouver Public Schools received a clean audit report for the 10th consecutive year.
America's newspaper and website of record for K-12 schools selected Vancouver, Wash., educators as two of 13 in the U.S. to recognize for leadership and innovation.
A Broader, Bolder Approach to Education today released a case study about Vancouver Public Schools. Developed over the past year, the case study highlights the district's Family-Community Resource Centers, known as FCRCs, and work with local partners to remove poverty-created barriers to learning among more than half of VPS' 23,500 students.
To encourage and support a college-going culture, Vancouver Public Schools will offer students the opportunity to take the SAT exam free of charge as part of SAT School Day.
Vancouver, Wash. — Vancouver Public Schools is one of 25 school districts in the nation commended by the White House for its commitment in support of President Barack Obama’s initiative to expand computer science curricula [...]
Voters have just one more week to submit ballots for the Vancouver Public Schools' levy election.
On Friday, Jan. 22, Vancouver Public Schools Superintendent Steve Webb will host his second patron tour of the 2015–2016 school year. The tour will provide an in-depth look at the dynamic learning opportunities at Vancouver [...]
Webb one of four finalists for American Association of School Administrators’ award OLYMPIA — The American Association of School Administrators (AASA), the nation’s top professional association for school system leaders, has named Dr. Steven Webb, [...]
Vancouver Public Schools is one of eight Future Ready districts featured in a set of professional learning resources recently released by the U.S. Department of Education.
Dr. Steve Webb, Superintendent Vancouver Public Schools at Eisenhower Elementary School. Photo credit: Katharine Kimball Photography VPS’ top administrator, Dr. Steve Webb, is Washington state’s 2016 Superintendent of the Year, an honor given by [...]
“The Inevitable Consequence of Gravity, or There Once Was a Fish” is a devised physical theater comedy created by students from Vancouver School of Arts and Academics under the artistic direction of guest artist Arturo [...]
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.
Mangos, blackberries, rainbow carrots, mini sweet peppers and star fruit are a sampling of the fresh fruits and vegetables students will be snacking on at five elementary schools in Vancouver Public Schools. VPS was awarded [...]
Vancouver Public Schools will begin the 2015-16 school year on Wednesday, Sept. 2.
It’s time to get ready to go back to school! To help students and families prepare, Vancouver Public Schools is hosting its second annual back-to-school-readiness festival.
Parents of kids who will be entering kindergarten in the fall are strongly encouraged to sign up their children for Kindergarten Jump Start, a free program that takes place a few weeks before the school year begins.
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 [...]
The world’s largest participatory art project, Inside Out, has hit Vancouver. Skyview High School, to be exact. Skyview seniors Marta Alcazar, Rubyna Ali and Shelby Sherman, working with teacher Jenna Biggs, spent months taking pictures [...]
Vancouver Public Schools will hold a community design symposium on May 27. Approximately 70 people including students, parents, teachers, principals, district administrators and community partners will participate in the one-day symposium. Their task: examine current [...]
Discovery Middle School teacher Patrick Mahaney is interviewed for the U.S. Department of Education video project. "I am writing to inform you that the U.S. Department of Education selected your district to [...]
Case study released as VHA board votes to target Section 8 opening to families with children and health-burdened households The study explores collaboration between public housing authorities and education service providers in three U.S. cities. [...]
Vancouver Public Schools has announced several administrative changes for the 2015-16 school year. Personnel assignments are subject to final approval by the school board. At the district administrative office, Travis Campbell has been hired as [...]
Three students from Vancouver Public Schools have received top honors from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Jason Anderson, Columbia River High School, and Samir Sen, Skyview High School, were named 2015 National Merit Scholars. Jessica [...]
Superintendent Steve Webb will showcase Vancouver’s work in digital learning at the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools meeting in Vancouver, Wash. VANCOUVER, Wash. | April 15, 2015 – Beginning this weekend, Vancouver Public Schools [...]
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 [...]
Skyview High School will host eight student ambassadors from five African countries on Wednesday, March 25. The visit, coordinated by the World Affairs Council of Oregon, is part of the U.S. State Department’s Youth Ambassadors [...]
March 30: Court of Appeals Division Two to hear arguments in local cases at Hudson’s Bay High School
Division Two of the Washington State Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments outside of their Tacoma courtroom during a community visit to Hudson's Bay High School in Vancouver, WA, on Monday, March 30. "We [...]