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 [...]

Jun 2017

Goodbye, 2016-17: The school year that was #VPSAmazing

June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Athletics and activities, Design II strategic plan, Elementary schools, Facility support, Family-Community Resource Center, Partnerships, Safe and supportive, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff, Videos, VPSamazing|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This year was full of wonder, respect and gratitude.

Jun 2015

Standing up to disrespect: Positive approaches alter school culture

June 11th, 2015|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Elementary schools, Safe and supportive|Tags: |

You can find a bully anywhere. It’s hard to stop them. It’s even harder to change a school’s culture. But students and staff members at Minnehaha Elementary School are working to do both. Helping set [...]

Apr 2015

Sarah J. Anderson Elementary School becomes Washington Innovative School [VIDEO]

April 27th, 2015|Categories: Elementary schools, Safe and supportive, Staff, VPS achievements|Tags: |

A culture of universal achievement and commitment to closing the achievement gap have earned Sarah J. Anderson Elementary the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction’s only 2015 Washington Innovative School designation. In addition to [...]

Apr 2015

Skyview’s Project Unify team takes second in state tournament

April 15th, 2015|Categories: Athletics and activities, Safe and supportive, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: |

(Pictured above, from left: Executive Director of Operations and Athletics Mick Hoffman, Lauren Croft, Chase Dodge, Dallon Zinszer, Benjamin Ritter, Brennan Young and Melissa Trammell) In its inaugural season, Skyview High School’s Project Unify Team [...]

Feb 2015

February 2015 Employee Excellence Awards

February 25th, 2015|Categories: Employee Excellence Awards, Safe and supportive, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , |

Four employees were selected for the February 2015 recognition. They were honored at the Feb. 24 school board meeting. Pictured from left to right are: Samir Sankari, counselor, Fort Vancouver High School Luanna Parno, teacher, Fort Vancouver High [...]

Feb 2015

‘A great day’ brings together students for fun, competition

February 25th, 2015|Categories: Athletics and activities, Safe and supportive|Tags: , , |

Noah Narayan’s goal for the basketball game was simple. “I’m just trying to get the ball into the hoop,” he said with a smile before he took the court. A freshman at Skyview High School, [...]

Sep 2014

Vancouver earns grant funding for safe and supportive schools

September 29th, 2014|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Design II timeline, Safe and supportive, VPS achievements, VPS press releases|

Work already under way in Vancouver Public Schools to create safe and supportive learning environments in each of its schools got a boost this past week with the announcement of a nearly $3 million grant [...]

Jan 2014

Creating safe and supportive learning environments

January 15th, 2014|Categories: Design II showcase, Design II strategic plan, Project: Peter S. Ogden, Safe and supportive|Tags: |

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 [...]

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