Jan 2021

What’s new in construction around the district

January 21st, 2021|Categories: Bond and levy updates, More projects, 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|

Now four-and-a-half years into the active design and construction work, the bond program is more than halfway through.

Sep 2019

In the construction zone: 28 schools on track for bond work

September 17th, 2019|Categories: Bond and levy updates, 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|

Construction and upgrades are in progress at 28 district schools.  Here's a rundown of the projects. Remodel and expansion projects Columbia River High School: Final design phase of remodel and expansion; construction scheduled to begin [...]

Oct 2018

Summer and fall 2018 construction and upgrades

October 17th, 2018|Categories: Bond and levy updates, More projects, Project: iTech, Project: Marshall, Project: McLoughlin, Project: Peter S. Ogden|

Groundbreakings kick off construction Over the past four months, groundbreaking ceremonies for Marshall and Ogden elementaries, McLoughlin Middle School and Vancouver iTech Preparatory kicked off construction work to rebuild those schools from [...]

Feb 2018

School designs support learning communities

February 6th, 2018|Categories: Bond and levy updates, Project: Marshall, Project: McLoughlin, Safe and supportive|Tags: , |

First photo: Preliminary rendering of McLoughlin Middle School Second photo: Preliminary rendering of Marshall Elementary School School designs support culturally relevant and engaging learning experiences Final designs are now in sight for [...]

Jan 2018

Preview plans for new Marshall Elementary, McLoughlin Middle School and Lieser Campus

January 11th, 2018|Categories: Project: Lieser, Project: Marshall, Project: McLoughlin, VPS press releases|Tags: , , , |

The public is invited to preview the preliminary architectural designs of Marshall Elementary, McLoughlin Middle School and Lieser Campus at an open house on Wednesday, Jan. 24, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Attendees will be [...]

Nov 2017

Designing new schools and upgrading others: It’s all in a day’s work

November 21st, 2017|Categories: Bond and levy updates, Project: iTech, Project: Lieser, Project: Marshall, Project: McLoughlin, Project: Peter S. Ogden|

Bond-funded upgrades and design work for several replacement schools and the new Vancouver iTech Preparatory building are making daily progress throughout the district. An update on the projects was presented to the board of [...]

Nov 2017

What’s next in bond projects

November 14th, 2017|Categories: Bond and levy updates, Elementary schools, More projects, Project: Columbia River, Project: King, Project: Marshall, Project: Peter S. Ogden, Project: Truman, Project: Walnut Grove, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Class-size reductions, playground improvements and turf field installations are among the upcoming projects.

Apr 2017

Young historians put their knowledge of the past to the test

April 24th, 2017|Categories: Elementary schools, Project: Marshall, Project: Walnut Grove, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Seventeen elementary and middle school students from Vancouver Public Schools competed in the regional History Bee held at Columbia River High School.

Feb 2017

Bond construction projects scheduled for six-year timeline

February 1st, 2017|Categories: Bond and levy updates, Elementary schools, More projects, 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)|

The construction schedule prioritizes eligibility for state assistance funding and completing projects on time and within budget.

Jan 2017

School election is Tuesday, February 14

January 31st, 2017|Categories: Bond and levy updates, Elementary schools, More projects, 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), Staff, VPS press releases|

Ballots were mailed to voters who live within the district's boundaries on Friday, Jan. 27. The election is Tuesday, Feb. 14.

Jan 2017

Obtenga más información sobre la iniciativa electoral

January 30th, 2017|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, Secondary schools (6-12), Videos|

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.   [...]

Nov 2016

Bond measure to appear on Feb. 14 special election ballot

November 9th, 2016|Categories: Bond and levy updates, 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|

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.

Jun 2016

Students match literary wits in Battle of the Books

June 6th, 2016|Categories: Elementary schools, Project: Marshall, Project: Peter S. Ogden, Staff|Tags: , , , , , |

Eleven teams representing Eisenhower, Felida, Hazel Dell, Marshall, Ogden and Salmon Creek elementary schools matched literary wits in the fourth annual VPS Battle of the Books.

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.

Mar 2016

Young dancers leap into 19th annual Dance Festival

March 1st, 2016|Categories: Elementary schools, Project: King, Project: Marshall, Project: McLoughlin, Project: Peter S. Ogden, Project: Truman, Project: Walnut Grove, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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.

Feb 2016

National case study features school district’s resource centers

February 23rd, 2016|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Design II timeline, Elementary schools, Family-Community Resource Center, Partnerships, Project: King, Project: Marshall, Project: McLoughlin, Project: Peter S. Ogden, Project: Walnut Grove, Secondary schools (6-12), Supt news, VPS achievements, VPS press releases|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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.

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.

Jan 2016

New elementary school websites

January 12th, 2016|Categories: Elementary schools, Project: King, Project: Marshall, Project: Peter S. Ogden, Project: Truman, Project: Walnut Grove|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

VPS’ elementary schools have partnered with the district’s communications office to embark on a redesign of all elementary school websites.

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!

Oct 2015

Building hope: Symposium participants envision new elementary schools

October 22nd, 2015|Categories: Bond and levy updates, Elementary schools, Project: King, Project: Marshall, Project: Peter S. Ogden, Project: Truman, Project: Walnut Grove, Supt news|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

Jun 2015

Battle of the Books is a contest of literary prowess

June 10th, 2015|Categories: Elementary schools, Project: Marshall, Project: Peter S. Ogden|Tags: , , , , , |

With a team name that is probably deserving to be a title of its own a popular fictional book, a group of Felida Elementary students won the city-wide Battle of the Books May 30 at [...]

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 [...]

Sep 2014

#VPSsuccess: Mr. Kirsten Copeland, Marshall Elementary School

September 30th, 2014|Categories: Elementary schools, Project: Marshall, VPSsuccess|Tags: |

Mr. Kirsten Copeland was a stand out when he started at Walnut Grove Elementary School in the fall of 2013, and he continues to be a stand out at Marshall Elementary this year. Kirsten has [...]

Nov 2013

November 2013 Employee Excellence Awards

November 27th, 2013|Categories: Elementary schools, Employee Excellence Awards, Project: Marshall, Staff|Tags: , , , |

Four employees were selected for the November 2013 recognition. They were honored at the Nov. 26 school board meeting. Pictured left to right are: • Scott Counard, bus driver, transportation • Eva Unger, principal, Hough [...]

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