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.

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!

Jun 2020

Students, families to receive additional community services

June 18th, 2020|Categories: Family-Community Resource Center, Partnerships, VPS achievements|Tags: , , , , , , , |

An agreement among Vancouver Public Schools and 13 local organizations to establish full-service community schools recently received a boost.

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.

Sep 2019

Three schools share improvement efforts, outcomes

September 30th, 2019|Categories: Elementary schools, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , , |

“Our 2018 extended grad rate is forecast to hit 89 percent,” said Superintendent Steve Webb, who noted that the 2018 graduation rates for almost all student groups are comparable to or exceed equivalent state graduation rates.

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.

Aug 2018

Fresh fruit and vegetable program returns to four VPS schools

August 1st, 2018|Categories: Nutrition Services|Tags: , , , |

Mangos, blackberries, rainbow carrots, mini sweet peppers and star fruit are a sampling of the fresh fruits and vegetables students will be snacking on at four elementary schools in Vancouver Public Schools. VPS was awarded [...]

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.

Mar 2018

Washington Teacher Kendra Yamamoto Sees Big Returns in Early Learning Programs

March 8th, 2018|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Design II timeline, Elementary schools, Staff, VPS achievements|Tags: |

"There’s no role preschool teacher Kendra Yamamoto won’t tackle if it means children get the best start they can before entering kindergarten."

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.

Aug 2017

Fresh fruit and vegetable program returns to four VPS schools

August 1st, 2017|Categories: Nutrition Services|Tags: , , , |

Mangos, blackberries, rainbow carrots, mini sweet peppers and star fruit are a sampling of the fresh fruits and vegetables students will be snacking on at four elementary schools in Vancouver Public Schools. VPS was awarded [...]

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.

Aug 2016

Fresh fruit and vegetable program returns to five VPS schools

August 12th, 2016|Categories: Nutrition Services|Tags: , , , , |

Mangos, blackberries, rainbow carrots, mini sweet peppers and star fruit are a sampling of the fresh fruits and vegetables students will be snacking on at five elementary schools in Vancouver Public Schools. VPS was awarded [...]

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

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

Building hope: Symposium participants envision new elementary schools

October 22nd, 2015|Categories: Bond and levy updates, Elementary schools, Project: King, Project: Marshall, Project: Peter S. Ogden, Project: Truman, Project: Walnut Grove, Supt news|Tags: , , , |

If you want to know what an elementary school should look and feel like, ask a fifth-grader. An elementary school should “feel like you’re at home and be comfortable. Because if you’re comfortable, you’re comfortable [...]

Sep 2015

Fresh fruit and vegetable program returns to five VPS schools

September 4th, 2015|Categories: Nutrition Services, Project: Peter S. Ogden, VPS press releases|Tags: , , , , , |

Mangos, blackberries, rainbow carrots, mini sweet peppers and star fruit are a sampling of the fresh fruits and vegetables students will be snacking on at five elementary schools in Vancouver Public Schools. VPS was awarded [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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