Sep 2023

Get free food for VPS families 2023-24 | Español | Русский | Fóósun Chuuk

September 28th, 2023|Categories: 2023-24 school year, Español, Family-Community Resource Center, Homepage lead story, Partnerships, VPS in the news, Русский|Tags: , |

Families can find free food at several locations.

Jun 2020

Students, families to receive additional community services

June 18th, 2020|Categories: Family-Community Resource Center, Partnerships, VPS achievements|Tags: , , , , , , , |

An agreement among Vancouver Public Schools and 13 local organizations to establish full-service community schools recently received a boost.

Oct 2017

Partnership with Police Activities League earns Excellence Award

October 5th, 2017|Categories: Elementary schools, Partnerships, Staff|Tags: , , , , , |

The organizations have collaborated to offer after-school soccer and basketball programs in both school districts.

Jun 2017

Goodbye, 2016-17: The school year that was #VPSAmazing

June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Athletics and activities, Design II strategic plan, Elementary schools, Facility support, Family-Community Resource Center, Partnerships, Safe and supportive, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff, Videos, VPSamazing|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This year was full of wonder, respect and gratitude.

Jun 2017

Delivering hope

June 15th, 2017|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Elementary schools, Family-Community Resource Center, Partnerships, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , |

“The first thing I do is check in with the parent to address their basic needs,” said Nicole Loran-Graham, coordinator of the mobile FCRC. “‘How are you doing? Have you eaten? How are you staying warm? Have you slept?’"

May 2017

Vancouver iTech Preparatory’s higher education partnerships and successes

May 1st, 2017|Categories: Bond and levy updates, Partnerships, Project: iTech, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: |

Vancouver Public Schools partners with WSU Vancouver and Clark College to provide a science, technology, engineering and math pathway from K-12 to higher education.

Feb 2016

Education employees and volunteers are recognized as real heroes

February 29th, 2016|Categories: Elementary schools, Partnerships, Project: Fir Grove, VPSsuccess|Tags: , , |

Educators and volunteers are being recognized from throughout the county by the local non-profit group Identity Clark County (ICC). The Real Heroes program honors exemplary educators as part of its Land Here, Live Here, Learn Here [...]

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

Working together to feed hungry families

December 15th, 2015|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Elementary schools, Family-Community Resource Center, Partnerships, Project: Peter S. Ogden, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , |

Three community organizations joined Gaiser Middle School, Peter S. Ogden Elementary School and the VPS mobile FCRC to feed hungry families on Dec. 11.

Nov 2015

Donation will provide new theatre seating at VSAA

November 17th, 2015|Categories: Partnerships, Project: VSAA|Tags: , , , |

Community patron Leslie Durst was honored at the Nov. 10 school board meeting for her generous donation to purchase new seating for the Royal Durst Theatre at Vancouver School of Arts and Academics. Durst is a [...]

Oct 2015

Ready to learn

October 23rd, 2015|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Elementary schools, Family-Community Resource Center, Get ready for school, Partnerships, Secondary schools (6-12), Summer|Tags: , |

Nearly 1,750 kids and adults attended the second annual Go Ready, a free festival designed to help VPS families with their back-to-school needs so that all students are prepared to begin learning on the first day of school.

Aug 2015

Festival ensures Vancouver students Go Ready to school [Video]

August 21st, 2015|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Elementary schools, Family-Community Resource Center, Partnerships, Secondary schools (6-12), Videos, VPS in the news|Tags: , |

More than 1,700 students and families attended our second annual Go Ready! Back-to-School-Readiness Festival.

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

Still buddies: Nine-year mentor bond pays it forward

June 24th, 2015|Categories: Elementary schools, Partnerships, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , |

Some things change. Isaiah Ephraim, Nathan Harris and Seth Hunt are no longer the third-graders that found in businessman Steve Runyan a friend, mentor and weekly lunch buddy for three years.

Nov 2014

Schools get STEM boost from Daimler Trucks North America

November 5th, 2014|Categories: Partnerships, Project: Columbia River, Project: iTech, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Columbia River, Fort Vancouver, Hudson’s Bay and Skyview high schools, in addition to Vancouver iTech Preparatory, each received a $7,000 donation from the truck manufacturer to further science, technology, engineering and math education and career [...]

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