Dec 2018

Working to help all VPS students be “Future Ready” one library at a time!

2019-01-16T09:45:28+00:00December 10th, 2018|Librarian blog, School news|

by Traci Chun | Teacher Librarian | Skyview High School You may have heard the term “Future Ready” or thought about what schools are doing to help support students for future careers and industries. Future Ready Schools is a national effort to provide students with digital learning opportunities and help move school districts toward preparing [...]

Dec 2018

Blended learning: Student tested, teacher approved

2018-12-10T11:28:16+00:00December 10th, 2018|School news|

  Since its introduction nearly seven years ago, Vancouver Public Schools’ one-to-one technology program has expanded to provide digital tools to all students in grades three through 12. Training and professional development for teachers and administrators are major components of VPS’ successful one-to-one technology program. Instructional technology facilitators—teachers on special assignment—lead the work to ensure [...]

Nov 2018

High School Credit Opportunity for Bilingual students

2018-11-01T16:17:37+00:00November 1st, 2018|School news|

Can your child speak, read and write in a language other than English?  This spring there will be an opportunity for 8th graders who are fluent in another language to take an on-line test called the Avant Assessment.  Students who demonstrate on this test that they can speak, read and write in another language can [...]

Oct 2018

Battle of the Books

2018-11-17T12:04:08+00:00October 30th, 2018|JL librarian blog, School news|

It is time for students to sign-up to participate in the Battle of the Books!  The Battle of the Books is a voluntary reading incentive program in which teams of students work together to read a list of specific books.  Then, the teams compete against each other to answer trivia questions about the books.  Student [...]

Oct 2018

Summer and fall 2018 construction and upgrades

2018-10-17T12:01:22+00:00October 17th, 2018|School news|

Groundbreakings kick off construction Over the past four months, groundbreaking ceremonies for Marshall and Ogden elementaries, McLoughlin Middle School and Vancouver iTech Preparatory kicked off construction work to rebuild those schools from the ground up. Pending unforeseen delays, Marshall and Ogden are projected to open in fall 2019, with iTech following in [...]