Students, families, friends and alumni came together at the closing activity and carnival at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School on May 18. The carnival, organized by the Parent Teacher Organization, featured games, [...]
The community is invited to say goodbye to two longtime Vancouver school buildings and celebrate the kickoff of construction on one of the schools at several upcoming events.
The two-story L-shaped building is projected to open in fall 2020.
Class-size reductions, playground improvements and turf field installations are among the upcoming projects.
Planning is underway for the first phase of several construction projects. Find out the timeline for construction.
The construction schedule prioritizes eligibility for state assistance funding and completing projects on time and within budget.
Ballots were mailed to voters who live within the district's boundaries on Friday, Jan. 27. The election is Tuesday, Feb. 14.
Obtenga más información sobre la iniciativa electoral de emisión de bonos que mejoría todas las escuelas del distrito. La fecha límite para enviar las boletas de voto es el martes, 14 de febrero. [...]
Get the inside story on the district's upcoming bond request.
Learn about the bond measure that will appear on the Feb. 14, 2017, special election ballot.
On Tuesday, Nov. 8, Vancouver Public Schools' board of directors approved a resolution to put a capital facilities bond measure on the ballot in the Feb. 14, 2017, special election.
Washington State University Vancouver student Adriana Benitez stood in front of teacher Katherine Howard’s fifth-grade class at King Elementary. “How many of you are excited to go to college?” she asked.
The district is developing plans to improve every school, contingent on approval of a bond measure.
Kendra Yamamoto, the 2017 Regional Teacher of the Year, discusses teaching, early learning and mentoring new educators.
VPS teacher Kendra Yamamoto is the Regional Teacher of the Year!
Meet Family-Community Resource Center Coordinator Angel Banta.
Teacher Kendra Yamamoto guided Saul’s hands across a table coated with shaving cream. “Mira, mira,” she said in Spanish. With her palm atop the boy’s fist, she maneuvered his index finger through a lathery curl.
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.
Following a symposium to gather ideas for a new King Elementary that would help the school overcome its facility-related challenges, planning teams of staff members and architects translated the key themes into architectural concepts and designs.
The King Cubs college-prep soccer club, coached by Eddie Esparza, is learning important lessons about soccer and life.
Martin Luther King Elementary School opened in March 1971. Today, however, the facility no longer adequately supports 21st-century educational requirements.
With a flick of a scarf and a do-si-do, hundreds of elementary and middle school students took the stage on Feb. 16 for Vancouver Public Schools' 19th annual Dance Festival.
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.
Vancouver Public Schools recently was announced as the recipient of one of just seven $2,000 mini-grants awarded nationwide.
Get the facts about Vancouver Public Schools' replacement educational maintenance and operations levy.
VPS’ elementary schools have partnered with the district’s communications office to embark on a redesign of all elementary school websites.
If you want to know what an elementary school should look and feel like, ask a fifth-grader. An elementary school should “feel like you’re at home and be comfortable. Because if you’re comfortable, you’re comfortable [...]