VPS students can participate in magnet programs and programs of choice that allow them to pursue their unique interests. From the arts and STEM to welding, medicine, cooking and blended learning, there's something for everyone. Find out how to apply.
These levies are not new taxes. If approved, they would replace existing levies that expire at the end of 2019.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Be ready Winter weather conditions can be difficult to predict, but there are a few steps you can take to prepare for possible school closures or delays. Make sure your contact information is up to date so the school staff can reach you if necessary. Know how to receive school closure information and where to [...]
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 [...]