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.

Feb 2016

7 innovations from the iTech Demonstration of Learning

February 8th, 2016|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Programs of Choice, Project: iTech, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , |

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.

Jan 2016

Facts about the replacement educational maintenance and operations levy

January 12th, 2016|Categories: Bond and levy updates, 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, Safe and supportive, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: |

Get the facts about Vancouver Public Schools' replacement educational maintenance and operations levy.

Dec 2015

Vancouver iTech Preparatory students support Marshall Elementary

December 16th, 2015|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Elementary schools, Family-Community Resource Center, Project: iTech, Project: Marshall, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , |

Students from iTech Prep adopted the Marshall Elementary School Family-Community Resource Center over the holidays. They collected food, shoes, clothing and hygiene items worth a total of $500 for Marshall students and families!

Dec 2015

VPS featured in U.S. Department of Education professional learning videos

December 14th, 2015|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Design II timeline, Project: iTech, Project: McLoughlin, Staff, Supt news, VPS achievements, VPS in the news, VPS press releases, weLearn1:1|Tags: , , , , |

Vancouver Public Schools is one of eight Future Ready districts featured in a set of professional learning resources recently released by the U.S. Department of Education.

Nov 2015

STEM school lands national award for Vancouver Public Schools

November 1st, 2015|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Design II timeline, Programs of Choice, Project: iTech, Secondary schools (6-12), VPS achievements, VPS press releases, weLearn1:1|Tags: , , |

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.

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.

Oct 2015

#TeamVPS: Don Rogers

October 22nd, 2015|Categories: #TeamVPS, Project: iTech|Tags: |

Vancouver iTech Preparatory math teacher Years with VPS: 8  Most memorable career experience: Starting out in Vancouver at then–Lewis and Clark [High School]. First time with alternative education and the realities that some of our students had to bear was an eyeopener.(Editor’s note: Lewis and [...]

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

National educational spotlight shines on Vancouver Public Schools

June 18th, 2015|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Design II timeline, Elementary schools, Project: iTech, Project: McLoughlin, Project: VSAA, Secondary schools (6-12), Supt news, VPS achievements, weLearn1:1|Tags: , , , , , , , |

In April, 150 education leaders from across the nation converged in Vancouver to learn about the district’s weLearn 1:1 technology initiative. The conference, hosted by the nonprofit Digital Promise’s elite League of Innovative Schools, featured [...]

Jun 2015

District’s “old school” schools need 21st-century updates

June 11th, 2015|Categories: Bond and levy updates, Design II strategic plan, Project: iTech, Project: Peter S. Ogden|Tags: , , , , , , , |

In March, the district conducted an informal online survey about district facilities needs. More than 1,500 respondents—parents, students, staff members and the community—told VPS how its buildings could be improved. King Elementary School, built [...]

Jun 2015

Beyond STEM: iTech Prep students’ artwork on display

June 8th, 2015|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Programs of Choice, Project: iTech, Secondary schools (6-12), VPS press releases|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

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 [...]

May 2015

U.S. Department of Education selects Vancouver Public Schools to tell digital transformation story

May 18th, 2015|Categories: Elementary schools, Project: iTech, Project: McLoughlin, Secondary schools (6-12), Supt news, VPS achievements, VPS press releases, weLearn1:1|Tags: , , , |

Discovery Middle School teacher Patrick Mahaney is interviewed for the U.S. Department of Education video project. "I am writing to inform you that the U.S. Department of Education selected your district to [...]

Feb 2015

Teachers earn national certification

February 13th, 2015|Categories: Elementary schools, Project: iTech, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , , |

Four Vancouver Public Schools teachers earned National Board Certification in 2014, demonstrating the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare students for 21st-century careers. This year’s class includes (pictured above from left) Katie Nedved, Vancouver Flex Academy and Vancouver iTech Preparatory, [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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