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 [...]
A large crowd turned out to celebrate Ogden's next step!
Ogden Elementary School will be completely rebuilt thanks to a bond measure that voters approved in 2017.
The assignment was just one project students have explored in their school’s makerspace.
See how the themes of community, collaboration and sustainability are displayed in the plans.
The public is invited to see the final design of Ogden Elementary School at an open house on Thursday, March 8, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. A virtual tour of the new school will simulate [...]
This month's winners include a principal, paraeducator, two teachers and two interpreters.
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 [...]
Class-size reductions, playground improvements and turf field installations are among the upcoming projects.
Preliminary designs of the new school incorporate community and child-friendly spaces.
The new Peter S. Ogden Elementary won't open until fall 2019, but the public is invited to a preview of the future school. Preliminary architectural designs will be unveiled at an open house on Thursday, [...]
In the five-and-a-half months since local voters approved the bond measure to rebuild or upgrade every single school in the district, VPS has been hard at work fulfilling its promise to taxpayers.
Planning is underway for the first phase of several construction projects. Find out the timeline for construction.
It's time to sign up for kindergarten for the 2017-18 school year!
This summer, budding artists may participate in a variety of activities, including dance, acting, music and the visual arts.
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.
The district is developing plans to improve every school, contingent on approval of a bond measure.
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.
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.
By collecting thousands of pounds of plastic film wrap, Vancouver schools learned about recycling in Clark County's 2016 Trex Plastic Wrap Collection Challenge.
Planning teams of staff members and architects developed concepts and designs for a new, larger Ogden.
The district is embarking on a redesign of Ogden to address the building’s challenges. Nearly 70 people gathered at a March 9 symposium to discuss what the new school would be like.
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.
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.
Three community organizations joined Gaiser Middle School, Peter S. Ogden Elementary School and the VPS mobile FCRC to feed hungry families on Dec. 11.
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 [...]
Mangos, blackberries, rainbow carrots, mini sweet peppers and star fruit are a sampling of the fresh fruits and vegetables students will be snacking on at five elementary schools in Vancouver Public Schools. VPS was awarded [...]
Ethan danced as an overcast morning gave way to just enough light to allow the solar-powered boat he’d built with his classmate Brandy to pull ahead in the race.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Design II Showcase Goal Area: Safe and Supportive Schools Formal measures to make all schools safe and supportive learning environments—a Design II strategic priority—began five years ago at six pilot schools. Peter S. Ogden Elementary School [...]