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!
This year's Pacific Northwest regional screening of the International Youth Silent Film Festival will include the work of some of VPS' video production students.
Construction and repair projects for summer 2017 have been scheduled, with funding provided by the bond measure that local voters approved in February 2017.
Seventeen elementary and middle school students from Vancouver Public Schools competed in the regional History Bee held at Columbia River High School.
Musicians from around the district recently were honored for their talents.
Congratulations to the three teachers who have earned one of the education profession’s highest achievements!
Congratulations to the winners of the November 2016 Employee Excellence Awards!
How will Jefferson Middle School benefit from the 2017 bond measure? Find out here!
Learn how the Green Schools movement is helping schools, including many in VPS, create sustainable communities and foster environment-friendly habits.
Two eighth-grade environmental science classes at Thomas Jefferson Middle School have made water quality monitoring and education a priority.
By collecting thousands of pounds of plastic film wrap, Vancouver schools learned about recycling in Clark County's 2016 Trex Plastic Wrap Collection Challenge.
Patrick Mongrain, a teacher at Thomas Jefferson Middle School, received a $2,500 Thank America's Teachers grant, sponsored by Farmers Insurance.
Art is not a thing; it’s a way. That’s what writer Elbert Hubbard believed, and the same could be send of an arts education: It’s a way of learning—a lesson in how to look at and think critically about the world. The arts are vital to educating the whole child.
Congratulations to Ann Medellin, who recently was named the 2016 Outstanding Music Educator by the Washington state chapter of the American String Teachers Association!
With a flick of a scarf and a do-si-do, hundreds of elementary and middle school students took the stage on Feb. 16 for Vancouver Public Schools' 19th annual Dance Festival.
Students from all over the district have earned spots in the Washington Music Educators Association’s annually appointed Junior All-State and All-State groups and the American Choral Directors' Association's All-NW Men's Honor Choir.
This year, VPS students in sixth through 12th grades are using iPads or laptops, thanks to a 2013 community-approved technology levy.
In April, 150 education leaders from across the nation converged in Vancouver to learn about the district’s weLearn 1:1 technology initiative. The conference, hosted by the nonprofit Digital Promise’s elite League of Innovative Schools, featured [...]
In March, the district conducted an informal online survey about district facilities needs. More than 1,500 respondents—parents, students, staff members and the community—told VPS how its buildings could be improved. King Elementary School, built [...]
Pictured above, from left: Elijah Maxwell Thomas, Cristal Hernandez-Patiño and Joymae Capps' winning bookmark designs Three VPS students received grand prizes in the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District's 2015 Summer Reading Bookmark Contest. Congratulations to Elijah Maxwell Thomas, [...]
Design II Showcase Goal Area: Instructional quality Chris Olsen, executive director of teaching and learning, introduced Thomas Jefferson Middle School Principal Tom Adams. “You’re about to hear about one school’s journey as they sought to [...]
Michelle Bryne began her teaching career at Thomas Jefferson Middle School when it opened 11 years ago. The 7th-grade Honors English and AVID elective teacher is known for her high expectations and rigor. Students also [...]
Pictured above, from left: Kimberly Claassen, Emily Liu, Donald William Higgins, Eva Stoumbos, Lauren Clark, Brent Hall, Jason Anderson, Dave Chartrey, Spencer Reid-Rice, Mason McCloud, Philip Denton, David Conditt and James O'Banion. Not pictured: Halie [...]
September/October 2014 Several runners for Thomas Jefferson made big improvements over the course of the season (from "back of the pack" at the start of the season to "front of the pack" by the district meet). The [...]