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Apr 2017

Kindergarten registration begins April 11

April 11th, 2017|Categories: Elementary schools, Get ready for school, Project: King, Project: Lieser, Project: Marshall, Project: Peter S. Ogden, Project: Truman, Project: Walnut Grove, Staff, Summer, VPS press releases|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It's time to sign up for kindergarten for the 2017-18 school year!

Feb 2017

VPS juniors will take the SAT free of charge March 1

February 27th, 2017|Categories: Project: Columbia River, Project: VSAA, Secondary schools (6-12), VPS press releases|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

Jan 2017

School election is Tuesday, February 14

January 31st, 2017|Categories: Bond and levy updates, Elementary schools, More projects, Project: Columbia River, Project: Fir Grove, Project: iTech, Project: King, Project: Lieser, Project: Marshall, Project: McLoughlin, Project: Peter S. Ogden, Project: Truman, Project: VSAA, Project: Walnut Grove, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff, VPS press releases|

Ballots were mailed to voters who live within the district's boundaries on Friday, Jan. 27. The election is Tuesday, Feb. 14.

Aug 2016

Grant will provide support for homeless students in three county school districts

August 10th, 2016|Categories: Elementary schools, Family-Community Resource Center, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff, VPS achievements, VPS press releases|Tags: , , , |

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.

Jun 2016

No fireworks on school grounds

June 29th, 2016|Categories: VPS press releases|

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.

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.

Feb 2016

National case study features school district’s resource centers

February 23rd, 2016|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Elementary schools, Family-Community Resource Center, Partnerships, Project: King, Project: Marshall, Project: McLoughlin, Project: Peter S. Ogden, Project: Walnut Grove, Secondary schools (6-12), Supt news, VPS achievements, VPS press releases|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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.

Feb 2016

SAT School Day brings free testing

February 22nd, 2016|Categories: Project: Columbia River, Project: VSAA, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff, VPS press releases|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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.

Dec 2015

VPS featured in U.S. Department of Education professional learning videos

December 14th, 2015|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Project: iTech, Project: McLoughlin, Staff, Supt news, VPS achievements, VPS in the news, VPS press releases, weLearn1:1|Tags: , , , , |

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.

Sep 2015

Fresh fruit and vegetable program returns to five VPS schools

September 4th, 2015|Categories: Nutrition Services, Project: Peter S. Ogden, VPS press releases|Tags: , , , , , |

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 [...]

May 2015

Community symposium will address facility needs in Vancouver Public Schools

May 21st, 2015|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Elementary schools, VPS press releases|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

May 2015

U.S. Department of Education selects Vancouver Public Schools to tell digital transformation story

May 18th, 2015|Categories: Elementary schools, Project: iTech, Project: McLoughlin, Secondary schools (6-12), Supt news, VPS achievements, VPS press releases, weLearn1:1|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

May 2015

Vancouver Housing Authority–Vancouver Public Schools partnership receives national recognition

May 12th, 2015|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Family-Community Resource Center, VPS achievements, VPS in the news, VPS press releases|Tags: |

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. [...]

May 2015

Vancouver Public Schools announces administrative changes for 2015-16

May 12th, 2015|Categories: Elementary schools, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff, VPS press releases, weLearn1:1|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

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 [...]