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.

Dec 2015

Vancouver’s Steve Webb national finalist for Superintendent of the Year

December 17th, 2015|Categories: Supt news, VPS press releases|Tags: |

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, [...]

Nov 2015

STEM school lands national award for Vancouver Public Schools

November 1st, 2015|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Design II timeline, Programs of Choice, Project: iTech, Secondary schools (6-12), VPS achievements, VPS press releases, weLearn1:1|Tags: , , |

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.

Jul 2015

Jason Lee MESA team sweeps national competition

July 27th, 2015|Categories: Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , , |

In their third year of dominating the competition at local and state Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement events, the MESA team from Jason Lee Middle School ended another successful season with a win at the national competition in Ogden, [...]

Jul 2015

Skyview alum named Western Washington outstanding graduate

July 9th, 2015|Categories: Graduate success|Tags: , |

Western Washington University honored its outstanding graduates for the 2014-15 academic year at its spring commencement. Among the honorees was Hannah Ricker, who graduated from Skyview High School in 2011. Ricker is the outstanding graduate [...]

Jun 2015

Recycling reimagined: Project mushrooms into national win

June 17th, 2015|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Design II timeline, Programs of Choice, Secondary schools (6-12), VPS achievements|Tags: , , |

First photo above, from left: Brittney Hauff, Cedric Hitzeman and Kasandra Wielenbeck show their mushrooms. Second photo: Wielenbeck, Hitzeman, Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, teacher Steve Lorenz and Hauff receive their award in Washington, D.C. Photo courtesy [...]

Jun 2015

Fired up: Historic culinary feat ignites Fort Vancouver grad’s career

June 12th, 2015|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Graduate success, Programs of Choice, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , , |

Even if he’d stayed in Seattle, cooking at up-and-coming restaurants, Skylar Stover would have been notable among graduates of Fort Vancouver High School’s Culinary Arts program of choice.

May 2015

Communicators claim association awards

May 21st, 2015|Categories: Staff, Supt news|Tags: |

In April, the VPS communications office and other staff members collected several awards from the Washington School Public Relations Association. The association received 270 entries in 13 categories. Forty awards received Awards of Excellence; 105 entries received Awards [...]

May 2015

Three VPS students earn top National Merit honors

May 6th, 2015|Categories: Project: Columbia River, Secondary schools (6-12), VPS press releases|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

Apr 2015

Hudson’s Bay High School is one of five Samsung Solve for Tomorrow national winners

April 1st, 2015|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Programs of Choice, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff, VPS achievements, VPS press releases|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

Mar 2015

Students bring home medals from Jobs for Washington’s Graduates

March 25th, 2015|Categories: Project: Columbia River, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , , , |

Several VPS students earned medals at the recent state Jobs for Washington's Graduates competition. Congratulations to the following: Columbia River High School Spencer Gehner Gold medal, Public Speaking Nalon Sombounvong Silver medal, Portfolio Yadira Velador [...]

Mar 2015

Fort Vancouver FFA team places first in regional competition

March 19th, 2015|Categories: Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , , |

In an impressive showing for Fort Vancouver High School’s Future Famers of America team, six Trapper FFA members swept the practicum section of the recent regional competition at Sedro-Woolley High School. Congratulations to (pictured from left) Yafet Ghebretensae, [...]

Mar 2015

Student artwork celebrated in regional show

March 18th, 2015|Categories: Project: VSAA, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , , , , |

Southwest Washington student artists, including several from VPS schools, were recognized for their outstanding artwork at the 2015 Southwest Washington Regional High School Art Show, sponsored and hosted by Educational Service District 112. Now it [...]

Mar 2015

Pehlke represents Clark County in statewide Poetry Out Loud competition

March 13th, 2015|Categories: Project: VSAA, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

Feb 2015

Sameayah Pehlke rises to top of Poetry Out Loud competition

February 6th, 2015|Categories: Project: VSAA, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

Jan 2015

Vancouver iTech Preparatory becomes first VPS STEM Lighthouse School

January 30th, 2015|Categories: Programs of Choice, Project: iTech, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , , |

The science, technology, engineering and math—or STEM—school is one of six statewide designated as STEM Lighthouse Schools by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. Along with the honor, each school also receives a [...]

Dec 2014

Columbia River seniors are National Merit commended students

December 10th, 2014|Categories: Project: Columbia River, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , |

Seven seniors from Columbia River High School recently achieved commendations from the prestigious National Merit scholarship program. Pictured above, from left, are Rebecca Bernheimer, Max Albrechtson, Rebecca Duncan, Daniel Nehnevaj, Ruby Davis, Nikita Kakorin and Cailin Dahlin. [...]

Nov 2014

Young musicians invited to join All-State, All-Northwest honor groups

November 25th, 2014|Categories: Project: Columbia River, Project: VSAA, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

Nov 2014

Seniors named semifinalists, commended students in 2015 National Merit and National Achievement scholarship programs

November 20th, 2014|Categories: Programs of Choice, Project: Columbia River, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , , , , |

Seniors from around the district recently were recognized as part of the two prestigious scholarship programs. National Merit semifinalists included Jason Anderson (pictured above on right), Columbia River High School, and Samir Sen, Skyview High [...]

Nov 2014

Hudson’s Bay teacher Steve Lorenz named Samsung Solve for Tomorrow state finalist

November 14th, 2014|Categories: Programs of Choice, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , , , |

Congratulations to Steve Lorenz and Hudson’s Bay High School! The horticulture teacher from the school’s Architecture, Construction and Environmental Sciences program is one of five finalists selected from among 3,100 applicants to represent the state [...]

Nov 2014

Schools get STEM boost from Daimler Trucks North America

November 5th, 2014|Categories: Partnerships, Project: Columbia River, Project: iTech, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Columbia River, Fort Vancouver, Hudson’s Bay and Skyview high schools, in addition to Vancouver iTech Preparatory, each received a $7,000 donation from the truck manufacturer to further science, technology, engineering and math education and career [...]

Oct 2014

Columbia River educator recognized for exceptional teaching

October 8th, 2014|Categories: Programs of Choice, Project: Columbia River, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , |

Congratulations to Columbia River High School biology teacher Kelly Cameron, pictured above on left, who recently was honored by Stanford University as part of its Teacher Tribute Initiative. Isabelle Crary, pictured above on right, nominated [...]

Sep 2014

Family-Community Resource Centers are focus of leadership award

September 16th, 2014|Categories: Family-Community Resource Center, VPS achievements|Tags: |

Photo courtesy of Aevum Images— Vancouver Public Schools’ Chief of Staff Tom Hagley Jr. was recognized Sept. 9 with the 2014 Community Champion award for his leadership of the district’s Family-Community Resource Centers. The award, [...]

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