Jul 2021

Welcome, new hires

July 21st, 2021|Categories: Elementary schools, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Welcome to some of the newest members of #TeamVPS!

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!

Jun 2020

Students, families to receive additional community services

June 18th, 2020|Categories: Family-Community Resource Center, Partnerships, VPS achievements|Tags: , , , , , , , |

An agreement among Vancouver Public Schools and 13 local organizations to establish full-service community schools recently received a boost.

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.

Jan 2019

Fifteen VPS teachers earn National Board certification in 2018

January 11th, 2019|Categories: Elementary schools, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

With this certification, these educators have demonstrated that they have reached the highest levels of the profession.

Aug 2018

Fresh fruit and vegetable program returns to four VPS schools

August 1st, 2018|Categories: Nutrition Services|Tags: , , , |

Mangos, blackberries, rainbow carrots, mini sweet peppers and star fruit are a sampling of the fresh fruits and vegetables students will be snacking on at four elementary schools in Vancouver Public Schools. VPS was awarded [...]

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.

Jan 2018

From student to teacher: Training the next generation

January 9th, 2018|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Elementary schools, Programs of Choice, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , |

High school senior and Careers in Education student Scully Falcon-Rosas, center, reads to students in Carol Patrick's class at Ogden Elementary. “She’s really nice and she knows how to work with kids," said [...]

Oct 2017

Hough principal and Washington volunteers honored

October 20th, 2017|Categories: Elementary schools, VPSamazing, VPSsuccess|Tags: , |

Congratulations to Steve Vance, principal at Hough Elementary School, and Mick and Marlee Hawthorne, volunteers at Washington Elementary, who were honored with Real Heroes awards. The awards, given by the Land Here, Live Here, [...]

Aug 2017

Fresh fruit and vegetable program returns to four VPS schools

August 1st, 2017|Categories: Nutrition Services|Tags: , , , |

Mangos, blackberries, rainbow carrots, mini sweet peppers and star fruit are a sampling of the fresh fruits and vegetables students will be snacking on at four elementary schools in Vancouver Public Schools. VPS was awarded [...]

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.

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.

Aug 2016

Fresh fruit and vegetable program returns to five VPS schools

August 12th, 2016|Categories: Nutrition Services|Tags: , , , , |

Mangos, blackberries, rainbow carrots, mini sweet peppers and star fruit are a sampling of the fresh fruits and vegetables students will be snacking on at five elementary schools in Vancouver Public Schools. VPS was awarded [...]

Aug 2016

Grant will provide support for homeless students in three county school districts

August 10th, 2016|Categories: Elementary schools, Family-Community Resource Center, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff, VPS achievements, VPS press releases|Tags: , , , |

The state of Washington Department of Commerce awarded a $500,000 Homeless Student Stability Program grant to three Clark County school districts and Council for the Homeless.

Mar 2016

March 2016 Employee Excellence Awards

March 23rd, 2016|Categories: Design II strategic plan, Elementary schools, Employee Excellence Awards, Family-Community Resource Center, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff, weLearn1:1|Tags: , , , |

Four employees were selected for the March 2016 recognition. They were honored at the March 22 school board meeting.

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

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 [...]

Oct 2015

October 2015 Employee Excellence Awards

October 28th, 2015|Categories: Elementary schools, Employee Excellence Awards, Family-Community Resource Center, Project: Columbia River, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , |

Four employees were selected for the October 2015 recognition. They were honored at the October 27 school board meeting.

Sep 2015

Fresh fruit and vegetable program returns to five VPS schools

September 4th, 2015|Categories: Nutrition Services, Project: Peter S. Ogden, VPS press releases|Tags: , , , , , |

Mangos, blackberries, rainbow carrots, mini sweet peppers and star fruit are a sampling of the fresh fruits and vegetables students will be snacking on at five elementary schools in Vancouver Public Schools. VPS was awarded [...]

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 [...]

Dec 2014

Snowy Day inspires reading, family fun

December 23rd, 2014|Categories: Elementary schools, Family-Community Resource Center|Tags: , , |

On Dec. 8, families gathered at Washington Elementary School for dinner, storytelling, literacy activities and crafts designed around the themes in The Snowy Day, a 1963 Caldecott Medal–winning children’s book. Dubbed “the snow party,” the event attracted [...]

Nov 2014

November 2014 Employee Excellence Awards

November 19th, 2014|Categories: Elementary schools, Employee Excellence Awards, Family-Community Resource Center, Project: Fir Grove, Staff|Tags: , , , |

Four employees were selected for the November 2014 recognition. They were honored at the Nov. 18 school board meeting. Pictured from left to right are: Charity Nunnelley, ELL/Title I program specialist, special services department Pat Conner, swing [...]

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