Jun 2017

Young women honored for excellence in science, math and tech

June 5th, 2017|Categories: Project: Columbia River, Project: iTech, Project: VSAA, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The honorees were selected based on their performance and promise in the fields of science, math and technology.

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.

Feb 2016

7 innovations from the iTech Demonstration of Learning

February 8th, 2016|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Programs of Choice, Project: iTech, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , |

What do robots, Thanksgiving, bottle rockets and philosophy have in common? They’re all subjects that Vancouver iTech Preparatory students showcased at their Demonstration of Learning on Jan. 21.

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.

Nov 2015

STEM school lands national award for Vancouver Public Schools

November 1st, 2015|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Design II timeline, Programs of Choice, Project: iTech, Secondary schools (6-12), VPS achievements, VPS press releases, weLearn1:1|Tags: , , |

Vancouver Public Schools is one of 30 districts nationwide and one of just three Washington districts to receive District Administration magazine’s District of Distinction award.

Jul 2015

Jason Lee MESA team sweeps national competition

July 27th, 2015|Categories: Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , , |

In their third year of dominating the competition at local and state Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement events, the MESA team from Jason Lee Middle School ended another successful season with a win at the national competition in Ogden, [...]

Jul 2015

Student engagement at iTech Prep earns state award

July 9th, 2015|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Design II timeline, Partnerships, Programs of Choice, Project: iTech, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff, weLearn1:1|Tags: , |

Vancouver iTech Preparatory has received the Washington State Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development's Student Engagement Award for 2015.

Jun 2015

Recycling reimagined: Project mushrooms into national win

June 17th, 2015|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Design II timeline, Programs of Choice, Secondary schools (6-12), VPS achievements|Tags: , , |

First photo above, from left: Brittney Hauff, Cedric Hitzeman and Kasandra Wielenbeck show their mushrooms. Second photo: Wielenbeck, Hitzeman, Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, teacher Steve Lorenz and Hauff receive their award in Washington, D.C. Photo courtesy [...]

Jun 2015

Beyond STEM: iTech Prep students’ artwork on display

June 8th, 2015|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Programs of Choice, Project: iTech, Secondary schools (6-12), VPS press releases|Tags: , , |

Science, technology, engineering and math are prominent at Vancouver iTech Preparatory, but the students there also have opportunities to pursue non-STEM interests. This Thursday, their work in the arts will be on display in a [...]

May 2015

‘Things are a little different here’: Students imagine a new iTech Prep

May 19th, 2015|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Programs of Choice, Project: iTech, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , |

Pictured above, from left: Gabrielle Karber, Sophia Zabell, Zamantha Guevara and Ricardo Acevedo-Alonso If Zamantha Guevara, Ricardo Acevedo-Alonso, Gabrielle Karber and Sophia Zabell had it their way, Vancouver iTech Preparatory would have a two-level, octogonal [...]

Apr 2015

Vancouver Hosts National Educator Visit [VIDEO]

April 25th, 2015|Categories: Videos, weLearn1:1|Tags: , , , , |

Top educators from across the nation visited Vancouver Public Schools from April 19-21, during the spring meeting of the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools. The focus of the visit was implementing digital tools in [...]

Apr 2015

Brains, brains everywhere—and lots of thoughts to think [VIDEO]

April 21st, 2015|Categories: Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , |

A current of excitement hummed in the Skyview High School biology lab on April 16. Visitors from NW Noggin unloaded real sheep’s brains, about the size of an apple and the color of clay, into [...]

Apr 2015

Hudson’s Bay High School is one of five Samsung Solve for Tomorrow national winners

April 1st, 2015|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Programs of Choice, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff, VPS achievements, VPS press releases|Tags: , , |

Pictured above, from left: Kassie Wielenback, Cedric Hitzeman, Brittney Hauff and teacher Steve Lorenz. After rising above their Washington state competitors and 14 other schools from across the country, Hudson’s Bay High School recently clinched one [...]

Mar 2015

Hudson’s Bay High School is Samsung Solve for Tomorrow national finalist

March 3rd, 2015|Categories: Programs of Choice, Secondary schools (6-12), VPS press releases|Tags: , |

A unique solution to the problem of cardboard waste has catapulted Hudson's Bay High School first to the Washington state award and now into the national phase of the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest. Hudson's [...]

Jan 2015

Vancouver iTech Preparatory becomes first VPS STEM Lighthouse School

January 30th, 2015|Categories: Programs of Choice, Project: iTech, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , , |

The science, technology, engineering and math—or STEM—school is one of six statewide designated as STEM Lighthouse Schools by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. Along with the honor, each school also receives a [...]

Jan 2015

Welcome to Mount St. Helens. Class is now in session.

January 9th, 2015|Categories: Programs of Choice, Project: iTech, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , |

Despite being born two decades after the 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption, Vancouver iTech Preparatory freshmen are at the forefront of researching the blast that ripped across 230 square miles of forest and claimed 57 [...]

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