Erin Ryan, a sophomore at Skyview High School, raised $212,000 to help find a cure for childhood cancer. She was inspired by the story of former Skyview student Trey Foote who died in 2006 from a rare form of bone cancer. Watch the KOIN news story.
Dear VPS community, If the legislature doesn't act on a comprehensive set of solutions to provide full funding for basic education, vital programs and services that serve students will be at-risk throughout the state. Today, the Seattle Times reports that 253 of the 295 Washington districts expect to face a budget shortfall next school year. [...]
Due to a weather-related closure on Feb. 5, the following schedule will be in effect for the last week of the 2018-19 school year.
Ballots are due on Tuesday for Vancouver Public Schools’ levy election. Two levies—an education and operations levy and a technology levy are on the ballot. These levies are not new taxes. They will replace the levies expiring this year. Voters should vote both sides of the ballot. Ballots can be dropped in the mail (no [...]
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 [...]
Connect FVRL, a partnership with Fort Vancouver Regional Library District, provides digital access to eBooks and resources for students in Vancouver Public Schools for reading and research. Students in grades nine through 12 at all VPS high schools and students in grades six through 12 at Vancouver School of Arts and Academics, Vancouver iTech [...]
Superintendent Chris Reykdal signed new K-12 learning standards that launch Washington classrooms into the digital age. OLYMPIA—May 18, 2018—Today’s students are “digital natives,” and need to be prepared to thrive in the ever-growing technology-powered world. Communicating digitally, understanding computer applications, and using online research tools are examples of skills that students apply daily and need [...]
The assignment was just one project students have explored in their school’s makerspace.
We have good news! Vancouver Public Schools is launching a new electronic flyer distribution tool called Peachjar. To view school-approved digital flyers, simply click the “Extra” button on your school’s website. You’ll find it located under your school activities tab. This system will save our schools tons of paper and reduce copy costs by thousands [...]