Jun 2024

Celebrating Our Schools

June 25th, 2024|Categories: 2021-22 school year, 2022-23 school year, 2023-24 school year, Elementary schools, Secondary schools (6-12), VPS achievements|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

See recent recognitions for several of our schools.

Jun 2023

Vancouver Public Schools’ Hilda Lail Recognized as 2024 Regional Classified School Employee of the Year by ESD 112

June 20th, 2023|Categories: Staff, VPS achievements|

She joins a statewide list of eight other regional educational service district finalists for the Washington State Classified School Employee of the Year Award.

Jan 2023

Vancouver Public Schools and Superintendent Jeff Snell honored with Compass Award

January 18th, 2023|Categories: Homepage lead story, New superintendent, Supt news, VPS achievements|

Superintendent Jeff Snell received the Compass Award in recognition of the district’s commitment to student equity and ensuring the success of each of our students.

May 2022

Vancouver schools recognized among top in Washington state and nation

May 4th, 2022|Categories: Secondary schools (6-12), VPS achievements|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Several VPS schools were featured on U.S. News and World Report's 2022 list.

Jun 2020

Students, families to receive additional community services

June 18th, 2020|Categories: Family-Community Resource Center, Partnerships, VPS achievements|Tags: , , , , , , , |

An agreement among Vancouver Public Schools and 13 local organizations to establish full-service community schools recently received a boost.

Apr 2020

iTech’s Zingale earns national award

April 24th, 2020|Categories: Staff, VPS achievements|Tags: , |

History teacher John Zingale brings the past to life for his middle school students at Vancouver iTech Preparatory. His hands-on teaching style recently earned Zingale the distinction of top middle school history teacher in the country, an award given by the Sons of the American Revolution. 

Sep 2019

From gamer to creator: Columbia River student brings video game concept to life

September 13th, 2019|Categories: Programs of Choice, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff, VPS achievements|Tags: , |

Bridgette is one of just five winners from across the nation whose video game concepts Google Play selected for development and production.

Nov 2018

School, district highlighted as top 25 in nation for innovation

November 29th, 2018|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Project: iTech, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff, VPS achievements, VPS in the news|Tags: |

At the time of the partial announcement, VPS and iTech were the only district and school on the West Coast featured in the resulting series of case studies.

Mar 2018

Washington Teacher Kendra Yamamoto Sees Big Returns in Early Learning Programs

March 8th, 2018|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Design II timeline, Elementary schools, Staff, VPS achievements|Tags: |

"There’s no role preschool teacher Kendra Yamamoto won’t tackle if it means children get the best start they can before entering kindergarten."

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