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Jun 2022

2022 Summer arts workshops | Talleres Artísticos Gratuitos en el Verano | Бесплатные летние занятия по искусству

June 15th, 2022|Categories: Elementary schools, Español, Homepage lead story, Secondary schools (6-12), Summer|Tags: , , , |

This summer, artists may participate in a variety of activities, including dance, acting, music and the visual arts. All opportunities are offered free to students currently enrolled in Vancouver Public Schools.

Jan 2022

Apply for Vancouver Public Schools’ secondary magnet programs and programs of choice beginning Jan. 5

January 4th, 2022|Categories: Español, Programs of Choice, Secondary schools (6-12), Русский|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

VPS students can participate in magnet programs and programs of choice that allow them to pursue their unique interests. From the arts and STEM to welding, medicine, cooking and blended learning, there's something for everyone. Find out how to apply.

Aug 2021

2021-22 Orchestra and band class opportunities | Clases de banda y orquesta | класс духового и струнного оркестров

August 5th, 2021|Categories: Elementary schools|Tags: , , |

We are excited to invite all incoming fifth-grade students to participate in the 2021-2022 Instrumental Program.

Apr 2021

Administrative changes announced for the 2021-22 school year

April 19th, 2021|Categories: Elementary schools, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff, VPS press releases|

The following changes in administration will take place in July for the 2021-22 school year. All personnel assignments are subject to final approval by the school board.  Vancouver Public Schools will open two new elementary [...]

Aug 2018

Fresh fruit and vegetable program returns to four VPS schools

August 1st, 2018|Categories: Nutrition Services|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 four elementary schools in Vancouver Public Schools. VPS was awarded [...]

Aug 2017

Fresh fruit and vegetable program returns to four VPS schools

August 1st, 2017|Categories: Nutrition Services|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 four elementary schools in Vancouver Public Schools. VPS was awarded [...]

May 2017

2017 Summer credit recovery

May 15th, 2017|Categories: summer credit recovery|

Get on track to graduate. This option is only for students who attempted the course during the school year and failed. High school students have the opportunity to make up credits in English, math, science, social studies, [...]

Aug 2016

Fresh fruit and vegetable program returns to five VPS schools

August 12th, 2016|Categories: Nutrition Services|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 [...]

Dec 2015

Clark County Receives USDA Grant to Expand Farm to School Efforts in Vancouver

December 1st, 2015|Categories: Nutrition Services|

Original source: Clark County Public Health Clark County Public Health received a two-year, $100,000 grant from the United Stated Department of Agriculture’s Farm to School Program to fund a project that will connect Vancouver Public [...]

Jul 2015

Superintendent’s budget report

July 2nd, 2015|Categories: Budget news|

Superintendent’s remarks, Board work session: July 2, 2015 In its third special session, the state Legislature presented a final budget, which was approved by Gov. Jay Inslee. The Vancouver Public Schools Board of Directors met for a special [...]

May 2015

Superintendent’s budget report

May 14th, 2015|Categories: Budget news|

Superintendent’s remarks, Board meeting: May 12, 2015 A recommendation for the 2015-16 budget was presented to the Board of Directors during the work session. Superintendent Steve Webb opened with the following remarks. “As you know, we [...]

Jan 2015

#VPSsuccess: Michelle Bryne, Thomas Jefferson Middle School

January 21st, 2015|Categories: Secondary schools (6-12), VPSsuccess|Tags: |

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 [...]

Nov 2014

#VPSsuccess: Zach Tautfest and Emily Corak, Skyview High School

November 18th, 2014|Categories: Secondary schools (6-12), VPSsuccess|Tags: |

How do you measure success? Co-teachers Zach Tautfest and Emily Corak combine their teaching talents for geometry (Zach) and English Language Learners (Emily). This is the first year of the successful program that solves vocabulary [...]

Nov 2014

#VPSsuccess: Emilee Wong, Eleanor Roosevelt Elementary School

November 14th, 2014|Categories: Elementary schools, VPSsuccess|Tags: |

Emilee Wong is a second year teacher at Eleanor Roosevelt Elementary. She is all about instilling Growth Mindset in her fifth-graders and regularly uses AVID's Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading strategies in her classroom. [...]

Nov 2014

#VPSsuccess: Cyndy Hagin, Vancouver iTech Preparatory

November 13th, 2014|Categories: Programs of Choice, Project: iTech, Secondary schools (6-12), VPSsuccess|Tags: |

Cyndy Hagin is an outstanding teacher with 19 years of experience. She is iTech Preparatory's Robotics teacher and challenges our middle and high school students to use their math and physics to learn about robots [...]

Sep 2014

#VPSsuccess: Mr. Kirsten Copeland, Marshall Elementary School

September 30th, 2014|Categories: Elementary schools, Project: Marshall, VPSsuccess|Tags: |

Mr. Kirsten Copeland was a stand out when he started at Walnut Grove Elementary School in the fall of 2013, and he continues to be a stand out at Marshall Elementary this year. Kirsten has [...]

Sep 2014

#VPSsuccess: Wende Cayton and Kim Stringfellow, Walnut Grove Elementary School

September 26th, 2014|Categories: Elementary schools, Project: Walnut Grove, VPSsuccess|Tags: |

Walnut Grove Elementary teachers Wende Cayton and Kim Stringfellow are two very collaborative teachers. These team teachers use technology to support learning across both classrooms. Wende and Kim also collaborate with their fellow second-grade teachers [...]

Sep 2014

#VPSsuccess: Cathy Kreger and Perth, Chinook Elementary School

September 15th, 2014|Categories: Elementary schools, VPSsuccess|Tags: |

Perth, a yellow lab, is a popular member of Chinook Elementary School. “Perth is the perfect bridge with students and parents,” said Cathy Kreger, school counselor. “She has a great personality and she’s wonderful with [...]

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