America's newspaper and website of record for K-12 schools selected Vancouver, Wash., educators as two of 13 in the U.S. to recognize for leadership and innovation.
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.
To encourage and support a college-going culture, Vancouver Public Schools will offer students the opportunity to take the SAT exam free of charge as part of SAT School Day.
Vancouver, Wash. — Vancouver Public Schools is one of 25 school districts in the nation commended by the White House for its commitment in support of President Barack Obama’s initiative to expand computer science curricula [...]
Voters have just one more week to submit ballots for the Vancouver Public Schools' levy election.
On Friday, Jan. 22, Vancouver Public Schools Superintendent Steve Webb will host his second patron tour of the 2015–2016 school year. The tour will provide an in-depth look at the dynamic learning opportunities at Vancouver [...]
Webb one of four finalists for American Association of School Administrators’ award OLYMPIA — The American Association of School Administrators (AASA), the nation’s top professional association for school system leaders, has named Dr. Steven Webb, [...]
Vancouver Public Schools is one of eight Future Ready districts featured in a set of professional learning resources recently released by the U.S. Department of Education.
Dr. Steve Webb, Superintendent Vancouver Public Schools at Eisenhower Elementary School. Photo credit: Katharine Kimball Photography VPS’ top administrator, Dr. Steve Webb, is Washington state’s 2016 Superintendent of the Year, an honor given by [...]
“The Inevitable Consequence of Gravity, or There Once Was a Fish” is a devised physical theater comedy created by students from Vancouver School of Arts and Academics under the artistic direction of guest artist Arturo [...]
Vancouver Public Schools is one of 30 districts nationwide and one of just three Washington districts to receive District Administration magazine’s District of Distinction award.
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 [...]
Vancouver Public Schools will begin the 2015-16 school year on Wednesday, Sept. 2.
It’s time to get ready to go back to school! To help students and families prepare, Vancouver Public Schools is hosting its second annual back-to-school-readiness festival.
Parents of kids who will be entering kindergarten in the fall are strongly encouraged to sign up their children for Kindergarten Jump Start, a free program that takes place a few weeks before the school year begins.
Science, technology, engineering and math are prominent at Vancouver iTech Preparatory, but the students there also have opportunities to pursue non-STEM interests. This Thursday, their work in the arts will be on display in a [...]
The world’s largest participatory art project, Inside Out, has hit Vancouver. Skyview High School, to be exact. Skyview seniors Marta Alcazar, Rubyna Ali and Shelby Sherman, working with teacher Jenna Biggs, spent months taking pictures [...]
Vancouver Public Schools will hold a community design symposium on May 27. Approximately 70 people including students, parents, teachers, principals, district administrators and community partners will participate in the one-day symposium. Their task: examine current [...]
Discovery Middle School teacher Patrick Mahaney is interviewed for the U.S. Department of Education video project. "I am writing to inform you that the U.S. Department of Education selected your district to [...]
Case study released as VHA board votes to target Section 8 opening to families with children and health-burdened households The study explores collaboration between public housing authorities and education service providers in three U.S. cities. [...]
Vancouver Public Schools has announced several administrative changes for the 2015-16 school year. Personnel assignments are subject to final approval by the school board. At the district administrative office, Travis Campbell has been hired as [...]
Three students from Vancouver Public Schools have received top honors from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Jason Anderson, Columbia River High School, and Samir Sen, Skyview High School, were named 2015 National Merit Scholars. Jessica [...]
Superintendent Steve Webb will showcase Vancouver’s work in digital learning at the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools meeting in Vancouver, Wash. VANCOUVER, Wash. | April 15, 2015 – Beginning this weekend, Vancouver Public Schools [...]
Pictured above, from left: Kassie Wielenback, Cedric Hitzeman, Brittney Hauff and teacher Steve Lorenz. After rising above their Washington state competitors and 14 other schools from across the country, Hudson’s Bay High School recently clinched one [...]
Skyview High School will host eight student ambassadors from five African countries on Wednesday, March 25. The visit, coordinated by the World Affairs Council of Oregon, is part of the U.S. State Department’s Youth Ambassadors [...]
March 30: Court of Appeals Division Two to hear arguments in local cases at Hudson’s Bay High School
Division Two of the Washington State Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments outside of their Tacoma courtroom during a community visit to Hudson's Bay High School in Vancouver, WA, on Monday, March 30. "We [...]
As part of its ongoing effort to save lives, the Quinn Driscoll Foundation has given more than $16,000 to Vancouver Public Schools to purchase 10 additional automated external defibrillators. The district currently has one or [...]
As part of a comprehensive analysis of its facilities, Vancouver Public Schools is asking the community to give input about the condition of its school buildings. The survey will run March 10-24. It can be [...]
Mark Ray, Vancouver Public Schools' director of instructional technology and library services, recently was named one of "20 to Watch" honorees for 2014-15 by the National School Boards Association's Technology Leadership Network. The honor recognizes [...]
The American School Board Journal’s 2015 Magna Award winners have been announced, and among the five first-place winners in the over 20,000 enrollment category is Vancouver Public Schools’ 2014 Go Ready! Back-to-School Readiness Festival. The [...]
A unique solution to the problem of cardboard waste has catapulted Hudson's Bay High School first to the Washington state award and now into the national phase of the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest. Hudson's [...]
Vancouver Public Schools will welcome school district leaders from across the country to Vancouver, Washington, Feb. 17-18, to participate in the second of 12 Future Ready Regional Summits. The summits are designed to help district [...]
The Vancouver Public Schools Board of Directors will interview six candidates on Wednesday, Jan. 28, beginning at 3 p.m., for the position recently vacated by retiring Board member Mari Greves. Interviews will be held at [...]
Apply for Vancouver Public Schools’ secondary magnet programs and programs of choice beginning Jan. 12
Secondary students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of magnet programs, full-day programs which feature a unique theme as a focus for the curriculum across all content areas, and programs of choice, half-day [...]
The Vancouver Public Schools Board of Directors invites interested community members to apply for the unexpired position of board member Mari Greves who will retire Jan. 13, 2015. An applicant will be appointed by the [...]
Vancouver school board member Mari Greves announced her retirement at the Dec. 9 school board meeting. Greves’ last board meeting as a director will be Jan. 13, 2015. During her 20-year tenure, Greves helped steer [...]
Lincoln Elementary's Family-Community Resource Center recently received a grant in the amount of $1,150 from Altrusa International of Clark County to encourage and engage parents to become more involved in reading with their children. The award, [...]
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 [...]