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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Meeting the emergent needs of our school community

November 9th, 2015|Categories: Design II showcase, Design II strategic plan, Family-Community Resource Center|Tags: |

The growing needs of families directly affects our students. The role of Family-Community Resource Centers, now at 16 district schools, has always been to remove barriers to learning so all students can be successful. But [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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.

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

April 2015 Employee Excellence Awards

April 29th, 2015|Categories: Elementary schools, Employee Excellence Awards, Programs of Choice, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , |

Four employees were selected for the April 2015 recognition. They were honored at the April 28 school board meeting. Pictured from left to right are: Patty Kellum, secretary, Sarah J. Anderson Elementary School Erik Smith, teacher, Hough and [...]

Apr 2015

Sarah J. Anderson Elementary School becomes Washington Innovative School [VIDEO]

April 27th, 2015|Categories: Elementary schools, Safe and supportive, Staff, VPS achievements|Tags: |

A culture of universal achievement and commitment to closing the achievement gap have earned Sarah J. Anderson Elementary the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction’s only 2015 Washington Innovative School designation. In addition to [...]

Oct 2014

October 2014 Employee Excellence Awards

October 29th, 2014|Categories: Elementary schools, Employee Excellence Awards, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff, weLearn1:1|Tags: , , |

Four employees were selected for the October 2014 recognition. They were honored at the Oct. 28 school board meeting. Pictured from left to right are: Eddie Sawyer, instructional technology facilitator, information and technology services Anne Kizerian, teacher, [...]

Feb 2014

February 2014 Employee Excellence Awards

February 25th, 2014|Categories: Elementary schools, Employee Excellence Awards, Facility support, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , |

Four employees were selected for the February 2014 recognition. They were honored at the Feb. 25 school board meeting. Pictured left to right are: • Lou Braafladt, security supervisor, safety and security office • Zach [...]

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