Tour Marshall, Walnut Grove elementaries

On Friday, October 30, Vancouver Public Schools Superintendent Steve Webb will host his first patron tour of the 2015–2016 school year. The tour will provide an in-depth look at the dynamic learning opportunities at Marshall and Walnut Grove elementary schools.

Both schools will showcase applications of the district’s strategic plan, Design II, and commitment to preparing students for college, careers and life. The tour of Marshall Elementary School will highlight its new Family-Community Resource Center, unique community partnerships, the Advancement Via Individual Determination program for third- through fifth-graders and an early childhood learning program.

At Walnut Grove, visitors will visit an Imagine Learning Lab that supports language acquisition for English language learners and a full-day kindergarten classroom. Visitors also will learn how an elementary school creates a culture of respect and caring by establishing clear behavioral expectations and building positive relationships among the students and staff.

The free tour will begin and end at the Bates Center for Educational Leadership, 2921 Falk Rd. The tour starts at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at 1 p.m. After visiting Marshall and Walnut Grove, guests have the option of enjoying a student musical performance and a delicious lunch prepared by culinary arts students. Lunch is available for $4 per person.

Everyone is welcome, but space is limited. To sign up, call Sue Knable at 360-313-4720 or email susan.knable@vansd.org.