May 2016

Schools wrap up collection challenge

May 16th, 2016|Categories: Elementary schools, Project: Columbia River, Project: Peter S. Ogden, Project: Walnut Grove, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

By collecting thousands of pounds of plastic film wrap, Vancouver schools learned about recycling in Clark County's 2016 Trex Plastic Wrap Collection Challenge.

May 2016

Displays of skill bring awards

May 11th, 2016|Categories: Project: Columbia River, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , , , , |

Students from across the district displayed their knowledge and abilities at the 2016 state SkillsUSA competition, March 31 to April 2 in Tacoma, Washington. They earned a total of 25 medals. In addition, four VPS [...]

Mar 2016

Nominees, finalists announced for 2016 Marshall Youth Leadership Award

March 7th, 2016|Categories: Project: Columbia River, Project: iTech, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , , , , |

Nearly 40 high school seniors have been nominated for the Marshall Youth Leadership Award, given by the Fort Vancouver National Trust. The award honors Clark County's high school seniors who exemplify the leadership of the award's namesake, General George C. Marshall.

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.

Jan 2016

Snow makeup day is June 16

January 7th, 2016|Categories: Breaking news, Elementary schools, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

As a result of Vancouver Public Schools’ weather-related closure on Jan. 4, the following changes are in effect for the current school year: June 16 has been designated as a makeup day and now is [...]

Dec 2015

Cultivating creative schools

December 2nd, 2015|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Programs of Choice, Project: VSAA, Secondary schools (6-12), Supt news, VPS in the news|Tags: , , , , , , |

Original source: School Administrator, December 2015 Arts are integral to our curriculum, which is why we engage students in arts-centric learning experiences and give them opportunities to select options that meet their needs and interests. Learn [...]

Oct 2015

Learning in a digital world

October 22nd, 2015|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Project: Columbia River, Project: iTech, Project: McLoughlin, Project: VSAA, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff, weLearn1:1|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This year, VPS students in sixth through 12th grades are using iPads or laptops, thanks to a 2013 community-approved technology levy.

Jun 2015

#TeamVPS: David Finnie

June 12th, 2015|Categories: #TeamVPS|Tags: |

Fort Vancouver High School Culinary Arts teacher Years with VPS: 17 Most memorable career experience: While VPS was building the Jim Parsley Education, Family and Community Center, I had the opportunity to work with George [...]

Jun 2015

Athletes command spring sports state championships

June 10th, 2015|Categories: Athletics and activities, Project: Columbia River, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , , , |

Students from all over Vancouver Public Schools competed in spring sports state championships in May. Congratulations to the following top 10 placers and winners! Tennis Class 4A girls Sammi Hampton (pictured above in back row, [...]

May 2015

Students from five VPS high schools named Washington Scholars

May 14th, 2015|Categories: Project: Columbia River, Project: VSAA, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , , , , |

From left: Rebecca Steele, Bryce Hackett, Jessica Ekeya, Ruby Davis, Jason Anderson, Saul Paez Martinez, Newalla Comstock, Hunter Simpson, Katherine Cooke, Nathan Wreggit, Rowyn Lea, Alexander Sheppert and Samir Sen. Not pictured: Wendy Hsei, [...]

Apr 2015

April 2015 Employee Excellence Awards

April 29th, 2015|Categories: Elementary schools, Employee Excellence Awards, Programs of Choice, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , |

Four employees were selected for the April 2015 recognition. They were honored at the April 28 school board meeting. Pictured from left to right are: Patty Kellum, secretary, Sarah J. Anderson Elementary School Erik Smith, teacher, Hough and [...]

Mar 2015

Student athletes compete in winter 2015 state championships

March 30th, 2015|Categories: Athletics and activities, Project: Columbia River, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , , , |

Pictured above, from left: Columbia River High School bowling coach Dana Blair; Fort Vancouver High School bowler Lauryn Heying; Hudson's Bay High School bowler Reagan Lorey; and Columbia River bowlers Shantel Black, Anali Gomez, Celine Bennett, [...]

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 [...]

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