May 2015

‘Things are a little different here’: Students imagine a new iTech Prep

May 19th, 2015|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Programs of Choice, Project: iTech, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , |

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 [...]

Apr 2015

April 2015 Employee Excellence Awards

April 29th, 2015|Categories: Elementary schools, Employee Excellence Awards, Programs of Choice, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , |

Four employees were selected for the April 2015 recognition. They were honored at the April 28 school board meeting. Pictured from left to right are: Patty Kellum, secretary, Sarah J. Anderson Elementary School Erik Smith, teacher, Hough and [...]

Apr 2015

Hudson’s Bay High School is one of five Samsung Solve for Tomorrow national winners

April 1st, 2015|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Programs of Choice, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff, VPS achievements, VPS press releases|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

Mar 2015

Hudson’s Bay High School is Samsung Solve for Tomorrow national finalist

March 3rd, 2015|Categories: Programs of Choice, Secondary schools (6-12), VPS press releases|Tags: , |

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 [...]

Jan 2015

Vancouver iTech Preparatory becomes first VPS STEM Lighthouse School

January 30th, 2015|Categories: Programs of Choice, Project: iTech, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

Jan 2015

Youthful expressions of hope displayed in art show

January 21st, 2015|Categories: Programs of Choice, Project: Columbia River, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

Jan 2015

Welcome to Mount St. Helens. Class is now in session.

January 9th, 2015|Categories: Programs of Choice, Project: iTech, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , |

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 [...]

Dec 2014

Hudson’s Bay teacher named Samsung Solve for Tomorrow state winner

December 15th, 2014|Categories: Programs of Choice, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , |

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 [...]

Nov 2014

Seniors named semifinalists, commended students in 2015 National Merit and National Achievement scholarship programs

November 20th, 2014|Categories: Programs of Choice, Project: Columbia River, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

Nov 2014

Hudson’s Bay teacher Steve Lorenz named Samsung Solve for Tomorrow state finalist

November 14th, 2014|Categories: Programs of Choice, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , , , |

Congratulations to Steve Lorenz and Hudson’s Bay High School! The horticulture teacher from the school’s Architecture, Construction and Environmental Sciences program is one of five finalists selected from among 3,100 applicants to represent the state [...]

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 [...]

Oct 2014

Columbia River educator recognized for exceptional teaching

October 8th, 2014|Categories: Programs of Choice, Project: Columbia River, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , |

Congratulations to Columbia River High School biology teacher Kelly Cameron, pictured above on left, who recently was honored by Stanford University as part of its Teacher Tribute Initiative. Isabelle Crary, pictured above on right, nominated [...]

May 2014

Energy and sustainability solutions mushroom at Hudson’s Bay

May 27th, 2014|Categories: Programs of Choice, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , , , |

Inside Hudson’s Bay High School’s mycology lab, students in the Architecture, Construction and Environmental Services magnet program are experimenting with different mushroom species to explore possibilities in the fields of alternative energy and sustainability. Under [...]

Feb 2014

Vancouver Flex Academy at Lewis and Clark High School

February 15th, 2014|Categories: Design II showcase, Design II strategic plan, Programs of Choice, weLearn1:1|Tags: |

Design II Showcase Goal Area: Programs of Choice Vancouver Flex Academy at Lewis and Clark High School is Vancouver Public Schools' newest program of choice. Recently, Principal Rob Duncan and teacher Katie Cunningham shared what’s [...]

Feb 2014

At Lewis and Clark High School, students chart their own paths

February 13th, 2014|Categories: Programs of Choice, Secondary schools (6-12), weLearn1:1|Tags: |

In the spirit of the school’s namesakes, students at Lewis and Clark High School (now Vancouver Flex Academy at Lewis and Clark High School) are charting their own paths to success. Last fall, the school [...]

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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