Visitors to every Vancouver Public School are now using the Raptor system, an online check-in program that not only tracks who is the building, but also does rapid background checks to ensure student safety. [...]
Vancouver Public Schools does many things to protect the many people within our buildings. Secure entrances, safety officers, mental health support and positive behavior training are just a few of the many ways that [...]
The grant will fund a Vancouver program that brings coding and robotics opportunities to students in special education.
Tariq is like most students, but in one way he is different.
Two teachers, a paraeducator, a teacher mentor and a mental health specialist are this month's winners.
We are vigilant and proactive when it comes to our children's safety and have clear plans and procedures to deal with threats and other emergency situations.
What does a school counselor do? The answer may surprise you.
A student-created PSA finds beauty in the unique.
One of the newest staff members at Hough Elementary is teaching kids how to be kind, develop empathy and show compassion.
This year was full of wonder, respect and gratitude.
The show "13 Reasons Why" has started many conversations about suicide and mental health. Find resources for responding to children and teens on this topic.
A statement from the state superintendent assures that Washington schools will treat transgender students "consistent with the student's gender identity." Washington state law continues to protect transgender students from discrimination in school, in spite of [...]
Teaching kids not to be bullies is one thing. But how about teaching them to be kind?
Every time he pulls up to a school, bus driver John Ringold says the same thing to his young passengers: “I’m proud of you and I care about you. Please be safe, respectful, responsible and cooperative. Thank you and have a wonderful day. You’re awesome.”
Students at Hudson’s Bay High School are learning to resist the lure of cigarettes, alcohol, drugs and an equally dangerous behavior—distracted driving.
Meet McLoughlin Middle School District Resource Officer Jonathan Lawrence.
Get the facts about Vancouver Public Schools' replacement educational maintenance and operations levy.
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 [...]
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 [...]
(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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
The district fills 16.5 new district resource officer positions, replacing security monitors.