Jose Rangel—Joe as he’s known at school—loves working in the welding shop.
Wearing backpacks and safety glasses, 25 young people intently observed trade professionals demonstrate carpentry, plumbing and electrical wiring.
The school's nursery landscape team won the state Future Farmers of America Career Development Event in March.
The new Building Trades program at Hudson's Bay High School gives kids a hands-on opportunity to learn about careers in construction and related fields. Participants can work toward eligibility for apprenticeships by [...]
Didn’t get a chance to apply for a magnet program or program of choice? You’ll have a second chance to submit an application beginning Friday, March 30, 2018. Applications will be accepted for the [...]
Improvements to the school's grounds led to statewide recognition.
An award-winning, student-created mobile app is designed to aid efforts to prepare for disasters and crises.
Current fifth-graders can apply to attend an arts school or a school focused on science, technology, engineering and math. Enrollment begins with the 2018-19 school year. Find out how to apply!
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 for the 2017-18 school year.
High school senior and Careers in Education student Scully Falcon-Rosas, center, reads to students in Carol Patrick's class at Ogden Elementary. “She’s really nice and she knows how to work with kids," said [...]
They plan to construct a full-scale prototype from a lightweight perlite-concrete material and recycled plastic bottles.
The new school building will be located on approximately 5 acres of leased land northeast of the main WSU Vancouver campus.
Plan to do the plant sale circuit and check out all of the district's CTE programs and their unique offerings.
Pictured: front, Rebecca Batman; center, Karinna Aguas; back, Sharon Njoroge At 6:30 a.m., one hour before the school day would officially start, a small group of students gathered at Fort [...]
Vancouver School District’s magnet programs tempt middle, high school students with specialized studies, hands-on training
The Welding/Fabrication Technology program at Fort Vancouver High School is one of the options that students have to learn through doing and explore their unique interests.
Vancouver iTech Preparatory is one of seven schools to receive the state’s Innovative Schools designation for 2016.
Congratulations to Ann Medellin, who recently was named the 2016 Outstanding Music Educator by the Washington state chapter of the American String Teachers Association!
On Friday, March 25, Vancouver Public Schools Superintendent Steve Webb will host his last patron tour of the 2015–2016 school year. The tour will provide an in-depth look at the dynamic learning opportunities at Columbia River High School and Discovery Middle School.
Art meets craft in a poem written by a freshman at Fort Vancouver High School and first-year welding student.
Need a reason to enroll in Fort Vancouver High School's half-day Welding/Fabrication Technology program? Here are 10 of them.
What do robots, Thanksgiving, bottle rockets and philosophy have in common? They’re all subjects that Vancouver iTech Preparatory students showcased at their Demonstration of Learning on Jan. 21.
Current and former students share their reasons for enrolling in Columbia River High School's International Baccalaureate program.
Meet Instructional Technology Facilitator and former classroom teacher Jim Jeffers.
At 6 feet 4 inches, Steven Goforth is hard to miss in a crowd. Or on a stage.
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.
Captain Ahab had the Pequod. Santiago had his skiff. The Goonies had the Inferno. A group of 16 students from Vancouver Flex Academy and iTech Preparatory had their wooden drift boat.
Vancouver iTech Preparatory has received the Washington State Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development's Student Engagement Award for 2015.
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 [...]
Ethan danced as an overcast morning gave way to just enough light to allow the solar-powered boat he’d built with his classmate Brandy to pull ahead in the race.
When Dan Larson was a student at Hudson’s Bay High School, he had little formalized guidance through the labyrinth of applying to colleges, securing financial aid and getting set up for freshman year.
Even if he’d stayed in Seattle, cooking at up-and-coming restaurants, Skylar Stover would have been notable among graduates of Fort Vancouver High School’s Culinary Arts program of choice.
Science, technology, engineering and math are prominent at Vancouver iTech Preparatory, but the students there also have opportunities to pursue non-STEM interests. This Thursday, their work in the arts will be on display in a [...]
It doesn’t exist, at least not yet, but it reads like the dream rental listing for anyone seeking affordable housing.
Pictured above, from left: Gabrielle Karber, Sophia Zabell, Zamantha Guevara and Ricardo Acevedo-Alonso If Zamantha Guevara, Ricardo Acevedo-Alonso, Gabrielle Karber and Sophia Zabell had it their way, Vancouver iTech Preparatory would have a two-level, octogonal [...]
Hudson's Bay High School and two of its teachers recently received awards from District 8 of the Washington Association of Agricultural Educators. Hudson's Bay horticulture teacher Steve Lorenz Outstanding Teacher: Steve Lorenz Outstanding [...]
Pictured above, from left: Kassie Wielenback, Cedric Hitzeman, Brittney Hauff and teacher Steve Lorenz. After rising above their Washington state competitors and 14 other schools from across the country, Hudson’s Bay High School recently clinched one [...]
A unique solution to the problem of cardboard waste has catapulted Hudson's Bay High School first to the Washington state award and now into the national phase of the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest. Hudson's [...]
The science, technology, engineering and math—or STEM—school is one of six statewide designated as STEM Lighthouse Schools by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. Along with the honor, each school also receives a [...]
Emily Dickinson called it “the thing with feathers.” Shakespeare said it was the only medicine for the miserable. It came to symbolize President Obama’s 2008 campaign. And now hope figures prominently in works created by [...]
Despite being born two decades after the 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption, Vancouver iTech Preparatory freshmen are at the forefront of researching the blast that ripped across 230 square miles of forest and claimed 57 [...]
Apply for Vancouver Public Schools’ secondary magnet programs and programs of choice beginning Jan. 12
Secondary students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of magnet programs, full-day programs which feature a unique theme as a focus for the curriculum across all content areas, and programs of choice, half-day [...]
After becoming one of five state finalists in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest, Hudson’s Bay High School horticulture teacher Steve Lorenz recently was named the Washington state winner. The 30-year teaching veteran receives a technology package [...]
Jon Lauderbaugh is the AVID teacher at Vancouver Flex Academy. Jon's creativity and passion for teaching inspires students to realize their full potential. Through AVID, Jon strives to help his students develop the critical thinking [...]
Seniors named semiﬁnalists, commended students in 2015 National Merit and National Achievement scholarship programs
Seniors from around the district recently were recognized as part of the two prestigious scholarship programs. National Merit semifinalists included Jason Anderson (pictured above on right), Columbia River High School, and Samir Sen, Skyview High [...]