Feb 2019

Open letter to the Legislature

February 15th, 2019|Categories: VPS press releases|

Dear Legislators: In talking with colleagues and school board members across the state, I hear growing concern about the need for a strong commitment from elected officials to enact McCleary fixes that provide predictable and [...]

Feb 2019

VPS projects $14.3 million budget shortfall in 2019-20

February 13th, 2019|Categories: VPS press releases|

Vancouver Public Schools is anticipating a decline in student enrollment for the 2019-20 school year that will further compound a projected budget shortfall. The district’s enrollment analysis is consistent with projections independently gathered periodically by [...]

Aug 2018

VPS partners on exploring alternate location of downtown arts and innovation multi-use campus

August 9th, 2018|Categories: Bond and levy updates, Elementary schools, Project: Downtown elementary, VPS press releases|

The project would change the previously planned location for a new downtown elementary school.

Jan 2018

Technology, coding, math and family resources on display at tour of public schools

January 31st, 2018|Categories: Elementary schools, Secondary schools (6-12), Supt news, VPS press releases|Tags: , |

You are invited to visit Felida Elementary and Thomas Jefferson Middle School!

Jan 2018

New electronic flyer distribution system coming soon

January 26th, 2018|Categories: VPS press releases|Tags: |

We have good news! Vancouver Public Schools is launching a new electronic flyer distribution tool called Peachjar. To view school-approved digital flyers, simply click the “Extra” button on your school’s website. You’ll find it located [...]

Jan 2018

Preview plans for new Marshall Elementary, McLoughlin Middle School and Lieser Campus

January 11th, 2018|Categories: Project: Lieser, Project: Marshall, Project: McLoughlin, VPS press releases|Tags: , , , |

The public is invited to preview the preliminary architectural designs of Marshall Elementary, McLoughlin Middle School and Lieser Campus at an open house on Wednesday, Jan. 24, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Attendees will be [...]

Aug 2017

Free event supports families, prepares students to go back to school

August 14th, 2017|Categories: Elementary schools, Family-Community Resource Center, Secondary schools (6-12), VPS press releases|Tags: |

The festival will feature food; entertainment; family-friendly activities; and information about early learning, employment, counseling, health care, housing and other resources.

Feb 2017

VPS juniors will take the SAT free of charge March 1

February 27th, 2017|Categories: Project: Columbia River, Project: VSAA, Secondary schools (6-12), VPS press releases|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

This Wednesday, March 1, high school juniors throughout the district have the opportunity to take the Scholastic Aptitude Test during the school day. SAT School Day is offered to make the three-and-a-half-hour exam available to [...]

Feb 2017

Vancouver’s mobilization of resources earns national award

February 13th, 2017|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Design II timeline, Elementary schools, Family-Community Resource Center, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff, VPS achievements, VPS press releases|Tags: |

Taking outreach services on the road has earned Vancouver Public Schools a Magna Awards 2017 Grand Prize, given by the National School Boards Association.

Jan 2017

School election is Tuesday, February 14

January 31st, 2017|Categories: Bond and levy updates, Elementary schools, More projects, Project: Columbia River, Project: Fir Grove, Project: iTech, Project: King, Project: Lieser, Project: Marshall, Project: McLoughlin, Project: Peter S. Ogden, Project: Truman, Project: VSAA, Project: Walnut Grove, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff, VPS press releases|

Ballots were mailed to voters who live within the district's boundaries on Friday, Jan. 27. The election is Tuesday, Feb. 14.

Aug 2016

Free festival to help students get ready for first day of school

August 11th, 2016|Categories: Elementary schools, Family-Community Resource Center, Secondary schools (6-12), VPS press releases|Tags: |

It’s time to get ready to go back to school! To help students and families prepare, Vancouver Public Schools is hosting its third annual back-to-school event.

Aug 2016

Grant will provide support for homeless students in three county school districts

August 10th, 2016|Categories: Elementary schools, Family-Community Resource Center, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff, VPS achievements, VPS press releases|Tags: , , , |

The state of Washington Department of Commerce awarded a $500,000 Homeless Student Stability Program grant to three Clark County school districts and Council for the Homeless.

Mar 2016

Patron tour to feature Columbia River High School, Discovery Middle School

March 7th, 2016|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Family-Community Resource Center, Programs of Choice, Project: Columbia River, Secondary schools (6-12), VPS press releases|Tags: , |

On Friday, March 25, Vancouver Public Schools Superintendent Steve Webb will host his last patron tour of the 2015–2016 school year. The tour will provide an in-depth look at the dynamic learning opportunities at Columbia River High School and Discovery Middle School.

Feb 2016

Webb, Hagley named by Education Week as Leaders to Learn From 2016

February 24th, 2016|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Design II timeline, Family-Community Resource Center, Staff, Supt news, VPS achievements, VPS in the news, VPS press releases|Tags: |

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.

Feb 2016

National case study features school district’s resource centers

February 23rd, 2016|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Design II timeline, Elementary schools, Family-Community Resource Center, Partnerships, Project: King, Project: Marshall, Project: McLoughlin, Project: Peter S. Ogden, Project: Walnut Grove, Secondary schools (6-12), Supt news, VPS achievements, VPS press releases|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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.

Feb 2016

SAT School Day brings free testing

February 22nd, 2016|Categories: Project: Columbia River, Project: VSAA, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff, VPS press releases|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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.

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