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.

Dec 2018

Blended learning: Student tested, teacher approved

December 10th, 2018|Categories: Design II showcase, Design II strategic plan, weLearn1:1|Tags: |

  Since its introduction nearly seven years ago, Vancouver Public Schools’ one-to-one technology program has expanded to provide digital tools to all students in grades three through 12. Training and professional development for teachers and [...]

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.

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.

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.

Jun 2016

Students match literary wits in Battle of the Books

June 6th, 2016|Categories: Elementary schools, Project: Marshall, Project: Peter S. Ogden, Staff|Tags: , , , , , |

Eleven teams representing Eisenhower, Felida, Hazel Dell, Marshall, Ogden and Salmon Creek elementary schools matched literary wits in the fourth annual VPS Battle of the Books.

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 [...]

Nov 2015

In poster contest, students illustrate enthusiasm for fire prevention

November 5th, 2015|Categories: Elementary schools|Tags: , , , , , , |

Anderson, Chinook, Felida, Hazel Dell, Lake Shore, Sacajawea and Salmon Creek elementary students recently participated in the annual Fire Safety Poster Contest.

Jun 2015

District’s “old school” schools need 21st-century updates

June 11th, 2015|Categories: Bond and levy updates, Design II strategic plan, Project: iTech, Project: Peter S. Ogden|Tags: , , , , , , , |

In March, the district conducted an informal online survey about district facilities needs. More than 1,500 respondents—parents, students, staff members and the community—told VPS how its buildings could be improved. King Elementary School, built [...]

Jun 2015

Battle of the Books is a contest of literary prowess

June 10th, 2015|Categories: Elementary schools, Project: Marshall, Project: Peter S. Ogden|Tags: , , , , , |

With a team name that is probably deserving to be a title of its own a popular fictional book, a group of Felida Elementary students won the city-wide Battle of the Books May 30 at [...]

Feb 2014

Salmon Creek Huskybots battle nature’s fury in robotics showdown

February 20th, 2014|Categories: Elementary schools|Tags: , |

The uptick in natural disasters over the last 30 years has challenged future scientists and engineers to develop ways to prepare for and manage the fallout from future incidents. But first they have to master [...]

Oct 2013

October 2013 Employee Excellence Awards

October 23rd, 2013|Categories: Elementary schools, Employee Excellence Awards, Project: Columbia River, Project: McLoughlin, Project: Truman, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , |

Four employees were selected for the October 2013 recognition. They were honored at the Oct. 22 school board meeting. Pictured left to right are: • Janell Olander, paraeducator, Truman Elementary School • Darci Fronk, principal, [...]

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