They’ve never met in person, but Emilio Alcantar and Gavin Kilcullen have a lot in common. Loving families. Video games. Sports. Especially sports.
Smith, who was elected in the Nov. 7 general election, will be formerly sworn in at the Dec. 12 school board meeting.
Columbia River’s Sophie Landers not just another brick in the wall Published by Clark County Talk, Nov. 16, 2017 Sophie Landers doesn’t seem like the type to get all nostalgic and weepy. But the Columbia [...]
Class-size reductions, playground improvements and turf field installations are among the upcoming projects.
Sasha Thomas, a senior at Vancouver iTech Preparatory, and Carson Mowrer, a senior at Skyview High School, want to bring the pastime to people with visual impairments.
Please take a few minutes to answer a short four-question survey about the one-to-one program, which provides students in third through 12th grades with an iPad or laptop computer.
Inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s "Codex on the Flight of Birds," the multidisciplinary production includes live music, dance, theatre and visual art.
One of the newest staff members at Hough Elementary is teaching kids how to be kind, develop empathy and show compassion.
Find out when and where commencements will take place.
The Youth Opportunity Pass isn’t meant to replace the school district’s buses, but rather expands transportation options for families.
Learn how to find out about weather-related schedule changes, snow routes and more!
A pilot program will provide tech opportunities for approximately 60 students in self-contained special education classrooms.
VPS' efforts to support students were lauded in a study by the Washington, D.C.-based Economic Policy Institute.
After eight years, Kathy Gillespie is retiring from Vancouver Public Schools’ board of directors.
A partnership with Fort Vancouver Regional Library District will provide digital access to eBooks and resources for students in Vancouver Public Schools for reading and research. Connect FVRL will launch Oct. 30 as a [...]
This month's winners include a teacher, counselor, custodian, clerk, human resource specialist and budget analyst.
Preliminary designs of the new school incorporate community and child-friendly spaces.
PTA and community partners make new Salmon Creek Elementary path a dream come true.
Since 1996, Sheyla Mattos has translated her vast experience performing all over the world into powerful instruction for her VPS students.
Even if you're no longer enrolled in high school, you could still receive a diploma in as little as one week if you meet certain criteria.
What’s less well-known are the effects of chronic absenteeism, which factors in both excused and unexcused absences.
The new Peter S. Ogden Elementary won't open until fall 2019, but the public is invited to a preview of the future school. Preliminary architectural designs will be unveiled at an open house on Thursday, [...]
The organizations have collaborated to offer after-school soccer and basketball programs in both school districts.
The tour will provide an in-depth look at Hudson’s Bay High School and Harney Elementary School.
Kiran Gregerson from Columbia River High School and Sydney Kim from Skyview High School are among the 16,000 Semifinalists nationwide.
American School Board Journal visited six districts across the country, including Vancouver, to see how public schools and districts "break down the barriers to achievement for their students."
The first day of school was a special occasion for the VPS staff, as well as for students and families. See our staff members' first-day photos here!
Middle and high school students will be able to use YouTube on a limited basis during the 2017-18 school year.
John Zingale has taught at iTech Prep since 2013.
Create the perfect first-day photo op with one of our signs! These signs can be downloaded, printed at home and customized with a student's name, grade and other information.
This is an important update if your child will ride the school bus this year.
The festival will feature food; entertainment; family-friendly activities; and information about early learning, employment, counseling, health care, housing and other resources.
Vancouver Public Schools has been recognized as a national District of Distinction for its efforts to empower school-level leaders
Is your son or daughter going into kindergarten this fall? Help make the transition easier by signing him or her up for Jump Start!
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 four elementary schools in Vancouver Public Schools. VPS was awarded [...]
In the five-and-a-half months since local voters approved the bond measure to rebuild or upgrade every single school in the district, VPS has been hard at work fulfilling its promise to taxpayers.
School's in for summer.
All riders from Columbia River and Skyview high schools' teams qualified for the state competition. Riders also qualified for the multi-state regional competition.
For many students' families, new school supplies are difficult or impossible to afford.
The honor is given to Arts Schools Network members that meet the principles of exemplary practice.
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.
Vancouver School of Arts and Academics’ Margaret Green is one of only five recipients and the only winner from Washington state or the West Coast.
This year was full of wonder, respect and gratitude.
School and district communicators received six Publications and Electronic Media Awards and a Golden Achievement Award from the National School Public Relations Association.