Due to a generous grant provided by the Jason Lee PTA, Mrs. Peterson's English classes had an amazing opportunity to attend a performance of Ella Enchanted presented by the Oregon Children's Theater. Prior to the field trip, Mrs. Peterson's students read the book by Gail Carson Levine on which the play was based. Watching a [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Visitors to every Vancouver Public School are now using the Raptor system, an online check-in program that not only tracks who is the building, but also does rapid background checks to ensure student safety.
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 [...]
The Visit VPS tour will treat guests to exclusive opportunities to engage with staff and students, explore classrooms and programs and experience learning at three schools.
by Traci Chun | Teacher Librarian | Skyview High School Shh! Shh! Shh! Gone are the days of the library being a silent space filled with books and a shushing librarian. Today’s libraries are filled with technology, innovation, learning, and yes, books. As information is shared globally with only a few keystrokes, the need [...]
by Eric Bindewald | Teacher Librarian | Sacajawea Elementary School Marshall accidentally “buzzed in” due to the adrenaline rush that took control of his pointer finger. Teammates turned to Marshall with bated breath while he stared at the emcee as though he was just caught peeing in the library. The five seconds of silence seemed [...]
Due to the delayed first day of school, changes are in effect for the 2018-19 school year calendar.
The new contract with VEA includes 31 early release days for the school year.