Aug 2021

New educators join team VPS

August 16th, 2021|Categories: Elementary schools, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

VPS welcomed 17 new educators to the district this month.

Jul 2021

Welcome, new hires

July 21st, 2021|Categories: Elementary schools, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Welcome to some of the newest members of #TeamVPS!

Jun 2020

Inclusion Preschool for 3- and 4-year-olds | Español | Русский

June 22nd, 2020|Categories: Elementary schools|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Beginning in fall 2020, this new preschool at Ogden Elementary will serve students of all abilities. Apply by July 10!

May 2020

Construction update: Spring 2020

May 21st, 2020|Categories: Bond and levy updates, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Work continues on school bond projects. Here's the latest on all of the projects to date.

Jan 2020

Eighteen educators achieve prestigious certification

January 15th, 2020|Categories: Elementary schools, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The number of National Board–certified educators in VPS is now 148.

Apr 2019

Young historians advance to national contest

April 22nd, 2019|Categories: Elementary schools, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Fifteen Vancouver students qualified for the National History Bee. Seven also qualified for the U.S. Geography Olympiad.

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.

Nov 2017

What’s next in bond projects

November 14th, 2017|Categories: Bond and levy updates, Elementary schools, More projects, Project: Columbia River, Project: King, Project: Marshall, Project: Peter S. Ogden, Project: Truman, Project: Walnut Grove, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Class-size reductions, playground improvements and turf field installations are among the upcoming projects.

Oct 2017

Partnership with Police Activities League earns Excellence Award

October 5th, 2017|Categories: Elementary schools, Partnerships, Staff|Tags: , , , , , |

The organizations have collaborated to offer after-school soccer and basketball programs in both school districts.

Oct 2017

Technology, language program and building construction class on display at tour of public schools

October 4th, 2017|Categories: Elementary schools, Secondary schools (6-12), Supt news|Tags: , |

The tour will provide an in-depth look at Hudson’s Bay High School and Harney Elementary School.

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.

Mar 2016

Young dancers leap into 19th annual Dance Festival

March 1st, 2016|Categories: Elementary schools, Project: King, Project: Marshall, Project: McLoughlin, Project: Peter S. Ogden, Project: Truman, Project: Walnut Grove, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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.

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.

Jan 2016

January 2016 Employee Excellence Awards

January 27th, 2016|Categories: Elementary schools, Employee Excellence Awards, Project: Columbia River, Project: VSAA, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , |

Four employees were selected for the January 2016 recognition: Debi Carsten, Lucy Estrada-Guzman, Jim O’Banion and Tavia Quaid.

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 [...]

Jun 2015

Soccer program nets academic, personal wins

June 12th, 2015|Categories: Athletics and activities, Elementary schools|Tags: , , , , |

Every athlete knows that his or her sport is more than just a series of wins or losses. It’s an expression of hard work, tenacity and belief. What it means to the athlete personally cannot be measured [...]

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.

Nov 2014

Harney, Home Connection are Schools of Distinction

November 20th, 2014|Categories: Elementary schools|Tags: , |

Harney Elementary School and Vancouver Home Connection have been named 2014 Schools of Distinction for showing sustained improvement in reading and math over a five-year period. Harney also received the award in 2013. The schools are two of [...]

Dec 2013

December 2013 Employee Excellence Awards

December 11th, 2013|Categories: Elementary schools, Employee Excellence Awards, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , |

Four employees were selected for the December 2013 recognition. They were honored at the Dec. 10 school board meeting. Pictured left to right are: • Jeff McCoy, custodian, Felida Elementary School • Erica Nicewonger, teacher, [...]

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