Apr 2019

Families invited to participate in travel survey | Encuesta de Viajes Estudiantiles

April 8th, 2019|Categories: Elementary schools, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Families of students from 11 schools may be contacted.

Jan 2019

Fifteen VPS teachers earn National Board certification in 2018

January 11th, 2019|Categories: Elementary schools, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

With this certification, these educators have demonstrated that they have reached the highest levels of the profession.

May 2018

Students display historical knowledge

May 9th, 2018|Categories: Elementary schools, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Approximately 60 elementary and middle school students from Vancouver Public Schools made the cut for the National History Bee.

Feb 2018

Twenty-seven teachers receive leading certification

February 16th, 2018|Categories: Elementary schools, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This year's group of National Board-certified teachers is the district's largest.

Jun 2017

Goodbye, 2016-17: The school year that was #VPSAmazing

June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Athletics and activities, Design II strategic plan, Elementary schools, Facility support, Family-Community Resource Center, Partnerships, Safe and supportive, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff, Videos, VPSamazing|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This year was full of wonder, respect and gratitude.

Jun 2017

Delivering hope

June 15th, 2017|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Elementary schools, Family-Community Resource Center, Partnerships, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , |

“The first thing I do is check in with the parent to address their basic needs,” said Nicole Loran-Graham, coordinator of the mobile FCRC. “‘How are you doing? Have you eaten? How are you staying warm? Have you slept?’"

Jun 2017

The future of history: Students demonstrate knowledge in national competition

June 7th, 2017|Categories: Elementary schools, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , , , , , , |

No need to tell these kids about history. They're experts in it—and they've got the accolades to prove it!

May 2017

Summer 2017 bond projects

May 2nd, 2017|Categories: Bond and levy updates, Elementary schools, Facility support, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Construction and repair projects for summer 2017 have been scheduled, with funding provided by the bond measure that local voters approved in February 2017.

Apr 2017

Young historians put their knowledge of the past to the test

April 24th, 2017|Categories: Elementary schools, Project: Marshall, Project: Walnut Grove, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Seventeen elementary and middle school students from Vancouver Public Schools competed in the regional History Bee held at Columbia River High School.

Mar 2017

March 2017 Employee Excellence Awards

March 29th, 2017|Categories: Elementary schools, Employee Excellence Awards, Project: Columbia River, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , |

Two teachers, a literacy facilitator and a registrar are among the latest employees to earn the district's award for outstanding staff members.

Apr 2016

Students qualify for national history, geography competitions

April 12th, 2016|Categories: Elementary schools, Project: McLoughlin, Staff|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

They came, they saw, they conquered history and geography—the History Bee and U.S. Geography Olympiad, that is.

Feb 2016

Five teachers attain board certification

February 10th, 2016|Categories: Project: McLoughlin, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , , |

Five Vancouver Public Schools teachers earned National Board Certification in 2015, demonstrating the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare students for 21st-century careers.

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

Working together to feed hungry families

December 15th, 2015|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Elementary schools, Family-Community Resource Center, Partnerships, Project: Peter S. Ogden, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , |

Three community organizations joined Gaiser Middle School, Peter S. Ogden Elementary School and the VPS mobile FCRC to feed hungry families on Dec. 11.

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: Charlene Shea

June 16th, 2015|Categories: #TeamVPS|Tags: |

Gaiser Middle School seventh-grade life science and math teacher. Years with VPS: 13. Most memorable career experiences: Turning a bioswale and blackberry patch into Gaiser Pond, our living lab.

Jun 2015

From baby steps to big strides: Language programs are off and running

June 11th, 2015|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Elementary schools, Project: McLoughlin, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , , , , , , |

Wen-Shun Chen’s Franklin Elementary classroom looks like many other elementary classrooms in Vancouver Public Schools.

May 2015

Vancouver Public Schools announces administrative changes for 2015-16

May 12th, 2015|Categories: Elementary schools, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff, VPS press releases, weLearn1:1|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

Apr 2015

Gaiser Middle School named Washington State Green School Leader

April 15th, 2015|Categories: Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: |

(Pictured above: Teacher Charlene Shea, Associate Principal Sheri Backous, Principal Mike Lane and Facility Support Services Planner Jennifer Halleck with Gaiser Middle School students) Congratulations to Gaiser Middle School! The Office of the Superintendent of Public [...]

Mar 2015

March 2015 Employee Excellence Awards

March 25th, 2015|Categories: Athletics and activities, Elementary schools, Employee Excellence Awards, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , , |

Four employees were selected for the March 2015 recognition. They were honored at the March 24 school board meeting. Pictured from left to right are: Mick Hoffman, executive director of operations, safety and security, athletics and activities and [...]

Mar 2014

March 2014 Employee Excellence Awards

March 25th, 2014|Categories: Elementary schools, Employee Excellence Awards, Project: VSAA, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , |

Four employees were selected for the March 2014 recognition. They were honored at the March 25 school board meeting. Pictured left to right are: • Cindy Dosier, learning support teacher, Franklin Elementary School • Steffanie [...]

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