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Oct 2017

Episode 58: You make attendance matter

October 30th, 2017|Categories: Inside VPS podcast|

Sometimes, a missed day of school is inevitable. But as every educator knows, the reasons can sometimes be preventable. Just ask Trish Piliado. “Students would go get their hair done. Some would go spend [...]

Feb 2016

Episode 48: Learning on the road

February 2nd, 2016|Categories: Inside VPS podcast|Tags: |

With the sound of pins falling, it’s time for the Skyview High School bowling team to begin another tournament. As the team prepares for its last match before districts, there’s one thing these student-athletes can strike from their to-do lists: schoolwork.

Jun 2015

Episode 45: Cultivating hope

June 10th, 2015|Categories: Inside VPS podcast|

Graduation season. A chance to celebrate our seniors; acknowledge their accomplishments; and send them off to college, careers and life. A chance to reflect on the struggles and successes, the long nights, the early mornings [...]

Feb 2015

Episode 42: Oh, the places she’s gone

February 12th, 2015|Categories: Inside VPS podcast|

The year was 1995. A new search engine called Yahoo! had recently launched. The San Francisco 49ers defeated the San Diego Chargers in the Super Bowl, and Forrest Gump took home the Academy Award for Best Picture. [...]

Feb 2014

Episode 36: New technology tools

February 26th, 2014|Categories: Inside VPS podcast|

This month, Vancouver Public Schools (VPS) hosted weLearn Tech Shows at McLoughlin and Alki middle schools. As in years past, these events gave the community a chance to see some of the district’s innovations. As [...]

Dec 2013

Episode 34: The giving spirit

December 18th, 2013|Categories: Inside VPS podcast|

It was a toy high chair that caught the mother's eye. She'd pedaled up the hill to King Elementary on her bicycle, her only means of transportation, to visit the school's holiday shop, where she [...]

Oct 2013

Episode 32: Storytelling

October 15th, 2013|Categories: Inside VPS podcast|

Lately I’ve been thinking about storytelling. Not just the stories in these podcasts, but the stories that are told all over the district. Since 2008, we’ve worked together to shape the narrative of our strategic [...]

Oct 2012

Episode 27: Being present

October 24th, 2012|Categories: Inside VPS podcast|

Sixth grade is a make-or-break year. According to research, most middle grade students develop their off-track indicators in sixth grade. Students who show indications of falling off the graduation path in the sixth grade have [...]

Jun 2012

Episode 26: Fortitude

June 6th, 2012|Categories: Inside VPS podcast|

I’d like to introduce you to Kianna Carter. She graduates from Lakes High School near Tacoma on June 18. Next fall, Kianna will attend Washington State University Vancouver. She plans to major in human development [...]