Mar 2018

Washington Teacher Kendra Yamamoto Sees Big Returns in Early Learning Programs

March 8th, 2018|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Design II timeline, Elementary schools, Staff, VPS achievements|Tags: |

"There’s no role preschool teacher Kendra Yamamoto won’t tackle if it means children get the best start they can before entering kindergarten."

Feb 2017

Vancouver’s mobilization of resources earns national award

February 13th, 2017|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Design II timeline, Elementary schools, Family-Community Resource Center, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff, VPS achievements, VPS press releases|Tags: |

Taking outreach services on the road has earned Vancouver Public Schools a Magna Awards 2017 Grand Prize, given by the National School Boards Association.

Feb 2016

Webb, Hagley named by Education Week as Leaders to Learn From 2016

February 24th, 2016|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Design II timeline, Family-Community Resource Center, Staff, Supt news, VPS achievements, VPS in the news, VPS press releases|Tags: |

America's newspaper and website of record for K-12 schools selected Vancouver, Wash., educators as two of 13 in the U.S. to recognize for leadership and innovation.

Feb 2016

National case study features school district’s resource centers

February 23rd, 2016|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Design II timeline, Elementary schools, Family-Community Resource Center, Partnerships, Project: King, Project: Marshall, Project: McLoughlin, Project: Peter S. Ogden, Project: Walnut Grove, Secondary schools (6-12), Supt news, VPS achievements, VPS press releases|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A Broader, Bolder Approach to Education today released a case study about Vancouver Public Schools. Developed over the past year, the case study highlights the district's Family-Community Resource Centers, known as FCRCs, and work with local partners to remove poverty-created barriers to learning among more than half of VPS' 23,500 students.

Dec 2015

VPS featured in U.S. Department of Education professional learning videos

December 14th, 2015|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Design II timeline, Project: iTech, Project: McLoughlin, Staff, Supt news, VPS achievements, VPS in the news, VPS press releases, weLearn1:1|Tags: , , , , |

Vancouver Public Schools is one of eight Future Ready districts featured in a set of professional learning resources recently released by the U.S. Department of Education.

Nov 2015

STEM school lands national award for Vancouver Public Schools

November 1st, 2015|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Design II timeline, Programs of Choice, Project: iTech, Secondary schools (6-12), VPS achievements, VPS press releases, weLearn1:1|Tags: , , |

Vancouver Public Schools is one of 30 districts nationwide and one of just three Washington districts to receive District Administration magazine’s District of Distinction award.

Jul 2015

Student engagement at iTech Prep earns state award

July 9th, 2015|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Design II timeline, Partnerships, Programs of Choice, Project: iTech, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff, weLearn1:1|Tags: , |

Vancouver iTech Preparatory has received the Washington State Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development's Student Engagement Award for 2015.

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

Recycling reimagined: Project mushrooms into national win

June 17th, 2015|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Design II timeline, Programs of Choice, Secondary schools (6-12), VPS achievements|Tags: , , |

First photo above, from left: Brittney Hauff, Cedric Hitzeman and Kasandra Wielenbeck show their mushrooms. Second photo: Wielenbeck, Hitzeman, Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, teacher Steve Lorenz and Hauff receive their award in Washington, D.C. Photo courtesy [...]

Jun 2015

Mobile FCRC will roll to support students, families

June 15th, 2015|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Design II timeline, Family-Community Resource Center|Tags: |

Beginning this summer, Vancouver Public Schools will have a new mode of transportation: a mobile Family-Community Resource Center. Instead of students though, the Dodge Ram ProMaster will transport a coordinator, resources and supplies for families [...]

May 2015

Vancouver Housing Authority–Vancouver Public Schools partnership receives national recognition

May 12th, 2015|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Design II timeline, Family-Community Resource Center, VPS achievements, VPS in the news, VPS press releases|Tags: |

Case study released as VHA board votes to target Section 8 opening to families with children and health-burdened households The study explores collaboration between public housing authorities and education service providers in three U.S. cities. [...]

Mar 2015

Back-to-school-readiness festival earns national award

March 5th, 2015|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Design II timeline, Elementary schools, Family-Community Resource Center, Secondary schools (6-12), VPS achievements, VPS press releases|Tags: , |

The American School Board Journal’s 2015 Magna Award winners have been announced, and among the five first-place winners in the over 20,000 enrollment category is Vancouver Public Schools’ 2014 Go Ready! Back-to-School Readiness Festival. The [...]

Nov 2014

Vancouver Public Schools is District of Distinction

November 5th, 2014|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Design II timeline, Family-Community Resource Center, VPS achievements|

Vancouver Public Schools is one of nearly 50 school districts from across the U.S. and one of just four Washington state districts honored with an inaugural District of Distinction award from District Administration magazine. VPS’ [...]

Sep 2014

Vancouver earns grant funding for safe and supportive schools

September 29th, 2014|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Design II timeline, Safe and supportive, VPS achievements, VPS press releases|

Work already under way in Vancouver Public Schools to create safe and supportive learning environments in each of its schools got a boost this past week with the announcement of a nearly $3 million grant [...]

Apr 2014

New Family-Community Resource Centers at Fort Vancouver, Hudson’s Bay high schools

April 15th, 2014|Categories: Design II showcase, Design II strategic plan, Design II timeline, Family-Community Resource Center|

The new Family-Community Resource Centers at Hudson’s Bay and Fort Vancouver are part of the district’s expanded work in the Family Engagement/Family-Community Resource Center Design II goal area. More than 60 percent of students at [...]

Mar 2014

Magna Award for Kindergarten Jump Start

March 10th, 2014|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Design II timeline, Elementary schools, VPS achievements, VPS in the news|Tags: , |

Original source: American School Board Journal, March 2014 VPS' Kindergarten Jump Start program received a 2014 first-place Magna Award, which recognizes best practices in school district leadership. Read more in American School Board Journal.

Sep 2008

Spanish Immersion Program starts at Harney Elementary

September 9th, 2008|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Design II timeline, Programs of Choice|

The Spanish Immersion Program is an academically challenging and enriching program for developing linguistic proficiency in Spanish and English. Entry into the program starts at kindergarten. At the kindergarten and first-grade levels, the majority of [...]

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