“We’re a caring school. We work toward getting that bond,” said senior Dean Imel.
Orpheus, a live event featuring honest, compelling, original stories, returns for the fifth year.
"The variety of dancers and styles of dance that we get to see in the festival is really special,” said teacher Sheyla Mattos.
Some of the district's top middle school musicians will be joined onstage by fifth-graders who participate in a before-school music program.
This summer, artists may participate in a variety of activities, including dance, acting, music and the visual arts. All opportunities are taught by certified teachers and are offered free to students currently enrolled in Vancouver Public Schools.
Current fifth-graders can apply to attend an arts school or a school focused on science, technology, engineering and math. Enrollment begins with the 2018-19 school year. Find out how to apply!
VPS students can participate in magnet programs and programs of choice that allow them to pursue their unique interests. From the arts and STEM to welding, medicine, cooking and blended learning, there's something for everyone. Find out how to apply for the 2017-18 school year.
Students were selected from McLoughlin and Thomas Jefferson middle schools; Columbia River, Fort Vancouver, Hudson's Bay and Skyview high schools; and Vancouver School of Arts and Academics.
Inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s "Codex on the Flight of Birds," the multidisciplinary production includes live music, dance, theatre and visual art.
The honor is given to Arts Schools Network members that meet the principles of exemplary practice.
Vancouver School of Arts and Academics’ Margaret Green is one of only five recipients and the only winner from Washington state or the West Coast.
Three VPS students earned recognition in the 2017 Washington state Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.
Christine Choi's work, “Unity,” will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.
This summer, budding artists may participate in a variety of activities, including dance, acting, music and the visual arts.
The new mural at Hudson's Bay High School is a picture of diversity.
Four VPS students were among the award winners at the 2017 Southwest Washington Regional High School Art Show.
Isabella Daltoso of Vancouver School of Arts and Academics is one of two top finishers in the Southwest Washington Regional Poetry Out Loud contest. Fort Vancouver High School senior Sullivan Gui also competed.
VSAA's students and staff excel, thanks to a strong school culture and parental support. However, the building that houses the school prevents it from fully meeting local demand for artistic opportunities.
Name and avocation converge for Symphony Koss. The accomplished violinist and pianist has received several awards and accolades over the past year.
Congratulations to Courtney Stump, Columbia River High School, and Gabriel Epstein, Vancouver School of Arts and Academics. Both are recipients of National Merit Awards.
Students from Vancouver Public Schools joined some of Washington's finest high school musicians at the State Solo and Ensemble Contest.
After receiving regional awards this spring, two students from Vancouver School of Arts and Academics were selected for honorable mentions in the statewide 43rd annual Superintendent's High School Art Show.
Congratulations to Jennifer Chun! The Alki Middle School student is one of three finalists in the Washington State Panda Foundation's logo contest.
Art is not a thing; it’s a way. That’s what writer Elbert Hubbard believed, and the same could be send of an arts education: It’s a way of learning—a lesson in how to look at and think critically about the world. The arts are vital to educating the whole child.
Educational Service District 112 recently announced in a press release that artwork by students from throughout the six-county region will be recognized at the 2016 Southwest Washington Regional High School Art Show.
Congratulations to Ann Medellin, who recently was named the 2016 Outstanding Music Educator by the Washington state chapter of the American String Teachers Association!
With a little help from their friends—and the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus—students at Vancouver School of Arts and Academics recently came together to record and film an original song and music video, all in one day.
With a flick of a scarf and a do-si-do, hundreds of elementary and middle school students took the stage on Feb. 16 for Vancouver Public Schools' 19th annual Dance Festival.
For the second consecutive year, Vancouver School of Arts and Academics student Sameayah Pehlke has been crowned one of two winners of the regional Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest, hosted by ESD 112.
Drumbeats pounded through Fruit Valley Community Learning Center’s gym on Jan. 14. The entire school was gathered to witness the unveiling of a student-created mural.
At 6 feet 4 inches, Steven Goforth is hard to miss in a crowd. Or on a stage.
Students from all over the district have earned spots in the Washington Music Educators Association’s annually appointed Junior All-State and All-State groups and the American Choral Directors' Association's All-NW Men's Honor Choir.
Stories of an unusual bookstore and a teen at the brink of a life-changing moment earned honors for two VPS middle schoolers.
Ten Clark County high school vocalists competed on Independence Day in the Sing Fourth competition at the Fort Vancouver National Site. Hannah Wilson, a student at Skyview High School, placed second.
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 [...]
Congratulations to Vancouver School of Arts and Academics’ Sameayah Pehlke! In February, Pehlke, pictured above on left, nabbed one of two top places in the regional Poetry Out Loud competition. On March 7, she again [...]
Sameayah Pehlke (pictured above on left), a student at Vancouver School of Arts and Academics, and Emelie Pennington-Davis of Trout Lake School, Trout Lake School District, claimed the top two regional spots in the Feb. 3 Poetry Out [...]
Emily Dickinson called it “the thing with feathers.” Shakespeare said it was the only medicine for the miserable. It came to symbolize President Obama’s 2008 campaign. And now hope figures prominently in works created by [...]
Pictured above, from left: Kimberly Claassen, Emily Liu, Donald William Higgins, Eva Stoumbos, Lauren Clark, Brent Hall, Jason Anderson, Dave Chartrey, Spencer Reid-Rice, Mason McCloud, Philip Denton, David Conditt and James O'Banion. Not pictured: Halie [...]
The students assembled on a colorful rug in a Hazel Dell Elementary classroom have learned that songs have forms—verses, choruses and sometimes bridges and interludes. They’ve learned about rhythms and tempos. Now it’s time to [...]
John Lennon’s spirit was at Vancouver School of Arts and Academics Aug. 24.