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!

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.

Apr 2019

Administrative changes announced for the 2019-20 school year

April 12th, 2019|Categories: Staff, VPS press releases|Tags: , , |

The following changes in administration will take place in August for the 2019-20 school year. These changes do not increase costs in the district’s administrative budget. Five central office administrative positions have been eliminated as [...]

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.

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.

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.

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 [...]

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.

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, [...]

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.

Jun 2015

Sixth-grader wins Citizenship Bee, places fifth in History Bee

June 1st, 2015|Categories: Athletics and activities, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , |

Sixth-grader Andrew Douglas (pictured on left) used his considerable knowledge of history to secure two top-five finishes at the National History Bee Championships in Louisville, Kentucky, in late May. After correctly responding to the question "What illness contracted [...]

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

History buffs headed to national competitions

April 15th, 2015|Categories: Athletics and activities, Project: Columbia River, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , , |

From left: Columbia River students Dakota Anderberg, Courtney Stump, Alfonso Gonzalez, Josh Nygaard and Zoe Clute History is alive and well at Columbia River High School and Jason Lee Middle School! Last March, CRHS [...]

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