Mar 2018

Building Trades class gives students a glimpse at future careers

March 28th, 2018|Categories: Programs of Choice|Tags: |

The new Building Trades program at Hudson's Bay High School gives kids a hands-on opportunity to learn about careers in construction and related fields.  Participants can work toward eligibility for apprenticeships by [...]

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.

Jan 2018

From student to teacher: Training the next generation

January 9th, 2018|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Elementary schools, Programs of Choice, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , |

High school senior and Careers in Education student Scully Falcon-Rosas, center, reads to students in Carol Patrick's class at Ogden Elementary. “She’s really nice and she knows how to work with kids," said [...]

Dec 2017

Student musicians named to top performance groups

December 21st, 2017|Categories: Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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.

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

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.

Jun 2017

Young women honored for excellence in science, math and tech

June 5th, 2017|Categories: Project: Columbia River, Project: iTech, Project: VSAA, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The honorees were selected based on their performance and promise in the fields of science, math and technology.

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 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.

Mar 2017

Displays of knowledge bring honors at regional, state competitions

March 28th, 2017|Categories: Project: Columbia River, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , |

Hudson's Bay, Columbia River and Skyview high schools earn top spots in the regional and state Knowledge Bowl competitions.

Feb 2017

VPS juniors will take the SAT free of charge March 1

February 27th, 2017|Categories: Project: Columbia River, Project: VSAA, Secondary schools (6-12), VPS press releases|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

This Wednesday, March 1, high school juniors throughout the district have the opportunity to take the Scholastic Aptitude Test during the school day. SAT School Day is offered to make the three-and-a-half-hour exam available to [...]

Aug 2016

Grant will provide support for homeless students in three county school districts

August 10th, 2016|Categories: Elementary schools, Family-Community Resource Center, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff, VPS achievements, VPS press releases|Tags: , , , |

The state of Washington Department of Commerce awarded a $500,000 Homeless Student Stability Program grant to three Clark County school districts and Council for the Homeless.

Jun 2016

Episode 52: Seniors walk the walk

June 16th, 2016|Categories: Inside VPS podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The cheering was thunderous as seniors from Columbia River High School paraded down the halls of Eisenhower.

Jun 2016

VPS student-athletes represent in 2016 spring state championships

June 15th, 2016|Categories: Athletics and activities, Project: Columbia River, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , |

Students from all over Vancouver Public Schools represented the district and their individual schools at the 2016 spring state championships. Congratulations to all the participants!

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 [...]

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