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Sep 2017

#TeamVPS kicks off 2017-18 school year

September 7th, 2017|Categories: #TeamVPS, Staff|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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!

May 2017

Summer 2017 bond projects

May 2nd, 2017|Categories: Bond and levy updates, Elementary schools, Facility support, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Construction and repair projects for summer 2017 have been scheduled, with funding provided by the bond measure that local voters approved in February 2017.

Apr 2017

Young historians put their knowledge of the past to the test

April 24th, 2017|Categories: Elementary schools, Project: Marshall, Project: Walnut Grove, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Seventeen elementary and middle school students from Vancouver Public Schools competed in the regional History Bee held at Columbia River High School.

May 2016

Schools wrap up collection challenge

May 16th, 2016|Categories: Elementary schools, Project: Columbia River, Project: Peter S. Ogden, Project: Walnut Grove, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

By collecting thousands of pounds of plastic film wrap, Vancouver schools learned about recycling in Clark County's 2016 Trex Plastic Wrap Collection Challenge.

Mar 2016

Young dancers leap into 19th annual Dance Festival

March 1st, 2016|Categories: Elementary schools, Project: King, Project: Marshall, Project: McLoughlin, Project: Peter S. Ogden, Project: Truman, Project: Walnut Grove, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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.

Jan 2016

Snow makeup day is June 16

January 7th, 2016|Categories: Breaking news, Elementary schools, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

As a result of Vancouver Public Schools’ weather-related closure on Jan. 4, the following changes are in effect for the current school year: June 16 has been designated as a makeup day and now is [...]

Nov 2015

Musical talent crescendos as students join renowned groups

November 19th, 2015|Categories: Project: Columbia River, Project: VSAA, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , , , |

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.

Oct 2015

Learning in a digital world

October 22nd, 2015|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Project: Columbia River, Project: iTech, Project: McLoughlin, Project: VSAA, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff, weLearn1:1|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This year, VPS students in sixth through 12th grades are using iPads or laptops, thanks to a 2013 community-approved technology levy.

Jun 2015

National educational spotlight shines on Vancouver Public Schools

June 18th, 2015|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Design II timeline, Elementary schools, Project: iTech, Project: McLoughlin, Project: VSAA, Secondary schools (6-12), Supt news, VPS achievements, weLearn1:1|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

Jun 2015

District’s “old school” schools need 21st-century updates

June 11th, 2015|Categories: Bond and levy updates, Design II strategic plan, Project: iTech, Project: Peter S. Ogden|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

Nov 2014

Young musicians invited to join All-State, All-Northwest honor groups

November 25th, 2014|Categories: Project: Columbia River, Project: VSAA, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]