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.

Apr 2020

Seven Vancouver schools earn awards from the State Board of Education

April 22nd, 2020|Categories: VPS press releases|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Seven Vancouver schools are among 24 honored schools from Southwest Washington and 391 statewide.

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.

May 2019

May 20 elementary track meet rescheduled again

May 21st, 2019|Categories: Athletics and activities, Elementary schools|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Based on feedback, the meet will be moved to Tuesday, May 28. This date applies only to the eight schools affected by the postponed May 20 meet.

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 [...]

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.

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.

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

New elementary school websites

January 12th, 2016|Categories: Elementary schools, Project: King, Project: Marshall, Project: Peter S. Ogden, Project: Truman, Project: Walnut Grove|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

VPS’ elementary schools have partnered with the district’s communications office to embark on a redesign of all elementary school websites.

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

#TeamVPS: Lee Gunter

June 11th, 2015|Categories: #TeamVPS|Tags: |

Minnehaha Elementary School counselor Years with VPS: 13 Most memorable career experience: A couple of years ago, a former student came back to visit. He was going to graduate and wanted to make sure that [...]

Jun 2015

Standing up to disrespect: Positive approaches alter school culture

June 11th, 2015|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Elementary schools, Safe and supportive|Tags: |

You can find a bully anywhere. It’s hard to stop them. It’s even harder to change a school’s culture. But students and staff members at Minnehaha Elementary School are working to do both. Helping set [...]

Jan 2015

January 2015 Employee Excellence Awards

January 28th, 2015|Categories: Elementary schools, Employee Excellence Awards, Project: Lieser, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , , , |

Six employees were selected for the January 2015 recognition. They were honored at the Jan. 27 school board meeting. Pictured from left to right are: Stephanie Kennedy, teacher, Minnehaha and Lake Shore elementary schools Stephanie Jakubek, counselor, [...]

May 2014

May 2014 Employee Excellence Awards

May 27th, 2014|Categories: Elementary schools, Employee Excellence Awards, Project: Peter S. Ogden, Staff|Tags: , , , , , |

Four employees were selected for the May 2014 recognition. They were honored at the May 27 school board meeting. Pictured left to right are: RoseMary Marek, literacy specialist, Hazel Dell Elementary School Bekah Raymond, teacher, [...]

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