Jun 2016

VPS student-athletes represent in 2016 spring state championships

June 15th, 2016|Categories: Athletics and activities, Project: Columbia River, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , |

Students from all over Vancouver Public Schools represented the district and their individual schools at the 2016 spring state championships. Congratulations to all the participants!

Jun 2016

Grant will help provide space for reduced class sizes

June 3rd, 2016|Categories: Bond and levy updates, Elementary schools, Project: Columbia River, Project: Fir Grove, Project: iTech, Project: King, Project: Lieser, Project: Marshall, Project: McLoughlin, Project: Peter S. Ogden, Project: Truman, Project: VSAA, Project: Walnut Grove|Tags: |

Vancouver Public Schools was selected to receive a $43 million grant from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. The grant will be used to build and expand classrooms to make kindergarten through third-grade class sizes smaller.

May 2016

Schools wrap up collection challenge

May 16th, 2016|Categories: Elementary schools, Project: Columbia River, Project: Peter S. Ogden, Project: Walnut Grove, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

By collecting thousands of pounds of plastic film wrap, Vancouver schools learned about recycling in Clark County's 2016 Trex Plastic Wrap Collection Challenge.

May 2016

Displays of skill bring awards

May 11th, 2016|Categories: Project: Columbia River, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , , , , |

Students from across the district displayed their knowledge and abilities at the 2016 state SkillsUSA competition, March 31 to April 2 in Tacoma, Washington. They earned a total of 25 medals. In addition, four VPS [...]

Mar 2016

Nominees, finalists announced for 2016 Marshall Youth Leadership Award

March 7th, 2016|Categories: Project: Columbia River, Project: iTech, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , , , , |

Nearly 40 high school seniors have been nominated for the Marshall Youth Leadership Award, given by the Fort Vancouver National Trust. The award honors Clark County's high school seniors who exemplify the leadership of the award's namesake, General George C. Marshall.

Mar 2016

Patron tour to feature Columbia River High School, Discovery Middle School

March 7th, 2016|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Family-Community Resource Center, Programs of Choice, Project: Columbia River, Secondary schools (6-12), VPS press releases|Tags: , |

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.

Feb 2016

February 2016 Employee Excellence Awards

February 24th, 2016|Categories: Elementary schools, Employee Excellence Awards, Project: Columbia River, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , |

Four employees were selected for the February 2016 recognition. They were honored at the Feb. 23 school board meeting.

Feb 2016

SAT School Day brings free testing

February 22nd, 2016|Categories: Project: Columbia River, Project: VSAA, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff, VPS press releases|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

To encourage and support a college-going culture, Vancouver Public Schools will offer students the opportunity to take the SAT exam free of charge as part of SAT School Day.

Jan 2016

January 2016 Employee Excellence Awards

January 27th, 2016|Categories: Elementary schools, Employee Excellence Awards, Project: Columbia River, Project: VSAA, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , |

Four employees were selected for the January 2016 recognition: Debi Carsten, Lucy Estrada-Guzman, Jim O’Banion and Tavia Quaid.

Nov 2015

Musical talent crescendos as students join renowned groups

November 19th, 2015|Categories: Project: Columbia River, Project: VSAA, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , , , |

Students from all over the district have earned spots in the Washington Music Educators Association’s annually appointed Junior All-State and All-State groups and the American Choral Directors' Association's All-NW Men's Honor Choir.

Oct 2015

October 2015 Employee Excellence Awards

October 28th, 2015|Categories: Elementary schools, Employee Excellence Awards, Family-Community Resource Center, Project: Columbia River, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , |

Four employees were selected for the October 2015 recognition. They were honored at the October 27 school board meeting.

Oct 2015

Learning in a digital world

October 22nd, 2015|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Project: Columbia River, Project: iTech, Project: McLoughlin, Project: VSAA, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff, weLearn1:1|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This year, VPS students in sixth through 12th grades are using iPads or laptops, thanks to a 2013 community-approved technology levy.

Jun 2015

Missing link: AVID ties students’ futures to college

June 12th, 2015|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Programs of Choice, Project: Columbia River, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , |

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.

Jun 2015

Athletes command spring sports state championships

June 10th, 2015|Categories: Athletics and activities, Project: Columbia River, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , , , |

Students from all over Vancouver Public Schools competed in spring sports state championships in May. Congratulations to the following top 10 placers and winners! Tennis Class 4A girls Sammi Hampton (pictured above in back row, [...]

May 2015

Students from five VPS high schools named Washington Scholars

May 14th, 2015|Categories: Project: Columbia River, Project: VSAA, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , , , , |

From left: Rebecca Steele, Bryce Hackett, Jessica Ekeya, Ruby Davis, Jason Anderson, Saul Paez Martinez, Newalla Comstock, Hunter Simpson, Katherine Cooke, Nathan Wreggit, Rowyn Lea, Alexander Sheppert and Samir Sen. Not pictured: Wendy Hsei, [...]

May 2015

Three VPS students earn top National Merit honors

May 6th, 2015|Categories: Project: Columbia River, Secondary schools (6-12), VPS press releases|Tags: , , |

Three students from Vancouver Public Schools have received top honors from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Jason Anderson, Columbia River High School, and Samir Sen, Skyview High School, were named 2015 National Merit Scholars. Jessica [...]

Apr 2015

History buffs headed to national competitions

April 15th, 2015|Categories: Athletics and activities, Project: Columbia River, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , , |

From left: Columbia River students Dakota Anderberg, Courtney Stump, Alfonso Gonzalez, Josh Nygaard and Zoe Clute History is alive and well at Columbia River High School and Jason Lee Middle School! Last March, CRHS [...]

Mar 2015

Student athletes compete in winter 2015 state championships

March 30th, 2015|Categories: Athletics and activities, Project: Columbia River, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , , , |

Pictured above, from left: Columbia River High School bowling coach Dana Blair; Fort Vancouver High School bowler Lauryn Heying; Hudson's Bay High School bowler Reagan Lorey; and Columbia River bowlers Shantel Black, Anali Gomez, Celine Bennett, [...]

Mar 2015

Students bring home medals from Jobs for Washington’s Graduates

March 25th, 2015|Categories: Project: Columbia River, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , , , |

Several VPS students earned medals at the recent state Jobs for Washington's Graduates competition. Congratulations to the following: Columbia River High School Spencer Gehner Gold medal, Public Speaking Nalon Sombounvong Silver medal, Portfolio Yadira Velador [...]

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

Then and now: Planning for the future

January 9th, 2015|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Elementary schools, Project: Columbia River, Project: Fir Grove, Project: iTech, Project: King, Project: Lieser, Project: Marshall, Project: McLoughlin, Project: Peter S. Ogden, Project: Truman, Project: VSAA, Project: Walnut Grove, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , |

No matter where you live, work or play in Vancouver, it is likely that you drive by a school at some point during your travels. Vancouver Public Schools has 37 schools and programs located within [...]

Jan 2015

Champion of the kids in the corner: District resource officer inspires students, staff

January 9th, 2015|Categories: Project: Columbia River, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: |

For 24 years District Resource Officer Joe Reed has roamed the grounds of Columbia River High School. He can’t go far without pausing to shake a hand; catch up and check in; or remind the [...]

Dec 2014

Columbia River seniors are National Merit commended students

December 10th, 2014|Categories: Project: Columbia River, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , |

Seven seniors from Columbia River High School recently achieved commendations from the prestigious National Merit scholarship program. Pictured above, from left, are Rebecca Bernheimer, Max Albrechtson, Rebecca Duncan, Daniel Nehnevaj, Ruby Davis, Nikita Kakorin and Cailin Dahlin. [...]

Nov 2014

Young musicians invited to join All-State, All-Northwest honor groups

November 25th, 2014|Categories: Project: Columbia River, Project: VSAA, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Pictured above, from left: Kimberly Claassen, Emily Liu, Donald William Higgins, Eva Stoumbos, Lauren Clark, Brent Hall, Jason Anderson, Dave Chartrey, Spencer Reid-Rice, Mason McCloud, Philip Denton, David Conditt and James O'Banion. Not pictured: Halie [...]

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 [...]

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