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Feb 2016

SAT School Day brings free testing

February 22nd, 2016|Categories: Project: Columbia River, Project: VSAA, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff, VPS press releases|Tags: , , , , , , , |

To encourage and support a college-going culture, Vancouver Public Schools will offer students the opportunity to take the SAT exam free of charge as part of SAT School Day.

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

Vancouver iTech Preparatory students support Marshall Elementary

December 16th, 2015|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Elementary schools, Family-Community Resource Center, Project: iTech, Project: Marshall, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , |

Students from iTech Prep adopted the Marshall Elementary School Family-Community Resource Center over the holidays. They collected food, shoes, clothing and hygiene items worth a total of $500 for Marshall students and families!

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.

Dec 2015

Cultivating creative schools

December 2nd, 2015|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Programs of Choice, Project: VSAA, Secondary schools (6-12), Supt news, VPS in the news|Tags: , , , , , , |

Original source: School Administrator, December 2015 Arts are integral to our curriculum, which is why we engage students in arts-centric learning experiences and give them opportunities to select options that meet their needs and interests. Learn [...]

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.

Oct 2015

#TeamVPS: Don Rogers

October 22nd, 2015|Categories: #TeamVPS, Project: iTech|Tags: |

Vancouver iTech Preparatory math teacher Years with VPS: 8  Most memorable career experience: Starting out in Vancouver at then–Lewis and Clark [High School]. First time with alternative education and the realities that some of our students had to bear was an eyeopener.(Editor’s note: Lewis and [...]

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

May 2015

U.S. Department of Education selects Vancouver Public Schools to tell digital transformation story

May 18th, 2015|Categories: Elementary schools, Project: iTech, Project: McLoughlin, Secondary schools (6-12), Supt news, VPS achievements, VPS press releases, weLearn1:1|Tags: , , , |

Discovery Middle School teacher Patrick Mahaney is interviewed for the U.S. Department of Education video project. "I am writing to inform you that the U.S. Department of Education selected your district to [...]

Feb 2015

Teachers earn national certification

February 13th, 2015|Categories: Elementary schools, Project: iTech, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , , |

Four Vancouver Public Schools teachers earned National Board Certification in 2014, demonstrating the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare students for 21st-century careers. This year’s class includes (pictured above from left) Katie Nedved, Vancouver Flex Academy and Vancouver iTech Preparatory, [...]

Nov 2014

Schools get STEM boost from Daimler Trucks North America

November 5th, 2014|Categories: Partnerships, Project: Columbia River, Project: iTech, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Columbia River, Fort Vancouver, Hudson’s Bay and Skyview high schools, in addition to Vancouver iTech Preparatory, each received a $7,000 donation from the truck manufacturer to further science, technology, engineering and math education and career [...]

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