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Apr 2017

Student pens winning essay

2017-04-21T15:16:38+00:00 April 21st, 2017|Uncategorized, VPS in the news|

A visit to Glacier National Park was the inspiration for an award-winning essay by Ryan Welch, an 8th-grader at Vancouver Home Connection. Welch earned first place for 8th-grade at the local, state and Northwest Regional level of the 2017 American History essay contest, sponsored by Daughters of the American Revolution. Welch was recognized with certificates, [...]

Apr 2017

Revised homework policy reflects learning needs of students

2017-04-20T17:04:18+00:00 April 20th, 2017|VPS press releases|

Revisions to Vancouver Public Schools homework policy will help ensure that homework, when assigned, will support teaching and learning goals. The revisions are in response to current research, which shows that homework assignments given to children in primary grades offers few, if any, educational benefits. Specific revisions to Regulation 6133 concerning homework aim to improve [...]

Mar 2017

State laws, district policies will continue to protect transgender students

2017-04-14T12:35:40+00:00 March 16th, 2017|Elementary schools, Safe and supportive, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|

A statement from the state superintendent assures that Washington schools will treat transgender students "consistent with the student's gender identity." Washington state law continues to protect transgender students from discrimination in school, in spite of a recent change in federal guidance on the matter. Read the full press release from the Office of Superintendent of [...]

Mar 2017

Safe schools are a VPS commitment

2017-03-17T09:51:29+00:00 March 8th, 2017|Elementary schools, Safe and supportive, Secondary schools (6-12)|

Dear students, families and guardians, At Vancouver Public Schools, we work hard everyday to ensure that our schools are inviting, respectful and safe learning environments for each student. We want all children and their families to know they are valued members of our culturally rich and diverse learning community. To follow up previous communication [...]

Feb 2017

VPS juniors will take the SAT free of charge March 1

2017-02-27T10:48:19+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Project: Columbia River, Project: VSAA, Secondary schools (6-12), VPS press releases|

This Wednesday, March 1, high school juniors throughout the district have the opportunity to take the Scholastic Aptitude Test during the school day. SAT School Day is offered to make the three-and-a-half-hour exam available to all students. Typically the SAT is offered on Saturdays for a fee. All VPS juniors are preregistered to take the [...]

Nov 2016

An important message from the superintendent

2016-11-30T11:36:42+00:00 November 17th, 2016|Breaking news|

November 17, 2016 Dear Families, Recently, Skyview High School was tagged overnight with "hate graffiti" displayed on two exterior walls of the school campus. I want to reassure our families that the role of the school district and its employees is to provide a safe and respectful learning environment. Our responsibility is to lead and [...]