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.

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.

Dec 2017

Student musicians named to top performance groups

December 21st, 2017|Categories: Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Students were selected from McLoughlin and Thomas Jefferson middle schools; Columbia River, Fort Vancouver, Hudson's Bay and Skyview high schools; and Vancouver School of Arts and Academics.

Jun 2017

Students earn top-10 honors at state tournaments

June 14th, 2017|Categories: Athletics and activities, Project: Columbia River, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , |

Three individual titles and one team championship were among the highlights of VPS' student-athletes' success at spring state tournaments.

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.

Feb 2017

VPS juniors will take the SAT free of charge March 1

February 27th, 2017|Categories: Project: Columbia River, Project: VSAA, Secondary schools (6-12), VPS press releases|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

This Wednesday, March 1, high school juniors throughout the district have the opportunity to take the Scholastic Aptitude Test during the school day. SAT School Day is offered to make the three-and-a-half-hour exam available to [...]

Feb 2017

Students recite great poems in regional contest

February 7th, 2017|Categories: Project: VSAA, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , , , |

Isabella Daltoso of Vancouver School of Arts and Academics is one of two top finishers in the Southwest Washington Regional Poetry Out Loud contest. Fort Vancouver High School senior Sullivan Gui also competed.

Jan 2017

January 2017 Employee Excellence Awards

January 25th, 2017|Categories: Elementary schools, Employee Excellence Awards, Facility support, Project: VSAA, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , |

Meet the four staff members who were selected by a committee of their peers to receive Employee Excellence Awards in January 2017.

Jun 2016

Episode 52: Seniors walk the walk

June 16th, 2016|Categories: Inside VPS podcast|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The cheering was thunderous as seniors from Columbia River High School paraded down the halls of Eisenhower.

May 2016

Displays of skill bring awards

May 11th, 2016|Categories: Project: Columbia River, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , , , , |

Students from across the district displayed their knowledge and abilities at the 2016 state SkillsUSA competition, March 31 to April 2 in Tacoma, Washington. They earned a total of 25 medals. In addition, four VPS [...]

Mar 2016

Episode 49: Arts are core

March 30th, 2016|Categories: Inside VPS podcast, Project: VSAA|Tags: , , |

Art is not a thing; it’s a way. That’s what writer Elbert Hubbard believed, and the same could be send of an arts education: It’s a way of learning—a lesson in how to look at and think critically about the world. The arts are vital to educating the whole child.

Mar 2016

Student artwork celebrated in ESD 112 show

March 15th, 2016|Categories: Project: VSAA, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , , , |

Educational Service District 112 recently announced in a press release that artwork by students from throughout the six-county region will be recognized at the 2016 Southwest Washington Regional High School Art Show.

Mar 2016

Medellin named Outstanding Music Educator

March 9th, 2016|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Programs of Choice, Project: VSAA, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , |

Congratulations to Ann Medellin, who recently was named the 2016 Outstanding Music Educator by the Washington state chapter of the American String Teachers Association!

Mar 2016

A day in the life: Students make music on the Lennon bus

March 4th, 2016|Categories: Project: VSAA, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , |

With a little help from their friends—and the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus—students at Vancouver School of Arts and Academics recently came together to record and film an original song and music video, all in one day.

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

January 2016 Employee Excellence Awards

January 27th, 2016|Categories: Elementary schools, Employee Excellence Awards, Project: Columbia River, Project: VSAA, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , |

Four employees were selected for the January 2016 recognition: Debi Carsten, Lucy Estrada-Guzman, Jim O’Banion and Tavia Quaid.

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