Sep 2021

VPS will hold public dedication ceremonies for replacement schools

September 30th, 2021|Categories: Bond and levy updates, Elementary schools, Homepage lead story, Project: Fir Grove, Project: King, Project: Marshall, Project: McLoughlin, Project: Truman, Project: Walnut Grove, VPS press releases|Tags: , , , , , |

Please join us as we celebrate our newest schools!

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!

Jan 2020

January 2020 Employee Excellence Awards

January 15th, 2020|Categories: Elementary schools, Employee Excellence Awards, Family-Community Resource Center, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , , , |

A nurse, teacher, family-community resource coordinator, theater manager and principal are this month's Excellence Awardees.

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

Musicians named to prestigious performing groups

January 9th, 2019|Categories: Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Fourteen student-musicians were selected for the Washington Music Educators Association's bands, choirs and orchestras.

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.

Feb 2018

School designs support learning communities

February 6th, 2018|Categories: Bond and levy updates, Project: Marshall, Project: McLoughlin, Safe and supportive|Tags: , |

First photo: Preliminary rendering of McLoughlin Middle School Second photo: Preliminary rendering of Marshall Elementary School School designs support culturally relevant and engaging learning experiences Final designs are now in sight for [...]

Jan 2018

Preview plans for new Marshall Elementary, McLoughlin Middle School and Lieser Campus

January 11th, 2018|Categories: Project: Lieser, Project: Marshall, Project: McLoughlin, VPS press releases|Tags: , , , |

The public is invited to preview the preliminary architectural designs of Marshall Elementary, McLoughlin Middle School and Lieser Campus at an open house on Wednesday, Jan. 24, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Attendees will be [...]

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.

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.

Oct 2016

With a little bit of luck and a lot of hard work, Mac students claim silver medal

October 26th, 2016|Categories: Project: McLoughlin, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , , |

Two McLoughlin Middle School seventh-graders nabbed the silver medal in the BitOlympics, an international electronic building block competition.

Apr 2016

Reimagining McLoughlin Middle School

April 21st, 2016|Categories: Bond and levy updates, Project: McLoughlin, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: |

Following an April 13 symposium to gather ideas for a new McLoughlin Middle School that would help the school overcome its facility-related challenges, planning teams of staff members and architects translated the key themes into architectural concepts and designs.

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.

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.

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

VPS featured in U.S. Department of Education professional learning videos

December 14th, 2015|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Design II timeline, Project: iTech, Project: McLoughlin, Staff, Supt news, VPS achievements, VPS in the news, VPS press releases, weLearn1:1|Tags: , , , , |

Vancouver Public Schools is one of eight Future Ready districts featured in a set of professional learning resources recently released by the U.S. Department of Education.

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

National educational spotlight shines on Vancouver Public Schools

June 18th, 2015|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Design II timeline, Elementary schools, Project: iTech, Project: McLoughlin, Project: VSAA, Secondary schools (6-12), Supt news, VPS achievements, weLearn1:1|Tags: , , , , , , , |

In April, 150 education leaders from across the nation converged in Vancouver to learn about the district’s weLearn 1:1 technology initiative. The conference, hosted by the nonprofit Digital Promise’s elite League of Innovative Schools, featured [...]

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.

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