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 [...]

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

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 [...]

Nov 2015

Musical talent crescendos as students join renowned groups

November 19th, 2015|Categories: Project: Columbia River, Project: VSAA, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , , , |

Students from all over the district have earned spots in the Washington Music Educators Association’s annually appointed Junior All-State and All-State groups and the American Choral Directors' Association's All-NW Men's Honor Choir.

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.

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 [...]

May 2015

Students from five VPS high schools named Washington Scholars

May 14th, 2015|Categories: Project: Columbia River, Project: VSAA, Secondary schools (6-12)|Tags: , , , , |

From left: Rebecca Steele, Bryce Hackett, Jessica Ekeya, Ruby Davis, Jason Anderson, Saul Paez Martinez, Newalla Comstock, Hunter Simpson, Katherine Cooke, Nathan Wreggit, Rowyn Lea, Alexander Sheppert and Samir Sen. Not pictured: Wendy Hsei, [...]

Nov 2014

Young musicians invited to join All-State, All-Northwest honor groups

November 25th, 2014|Categories: Project: Columbia River, Project: VSAA, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Pictured above, from left: Kimberly Claassen, Emily Liu, Donald William Higgins, Eva Stoumbos, Lauren Clark, Brent Hall, Jason Anderson, Dave Chartrey, Spencer Reid-Rice, Mason McCloud, Philip Denton, David Conditt and James O'Banion. Not pictured: Halie [...]

Mar 2014

March 2014 Employee Excellence Awards

March 25th, 2014|Categories: Elementary schools, Employee Excellence Awards, Project: VSAA, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , |

Four employees were selected for the March 2014 recognition. They were honored at the March 25 school board meeting. Pictured left to right are: • Cindy Dosier, learning support teacher, Franklin Elementary School • Steffanie [...]

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