School is a place to learn to read and also to read to learn. Students begin learning letters and sounds and by the time they are through the primary grades they are reading longer passages and beginning to understand that reading is a skill they will need in all subject areas. Sometimes students begin to feel frustrated when they can’t keep up or the content [...]
Opportunities include camps, free meals, school-readiness events and more!
This summer, artists may participate in a variety of activities, including dance, acting, music and the visual arts. All opportunities are offered free to students currently enrolled in Vancouver Public Schools.
Welcome back and happy new year! We anticipate an action packed year with great things happening every day at Thomas Jefferson. There are currently 865 students enrolled in our school which allows for countless opportunities for meaningful learning experiences on a daily basis. Our two focus elements are creating an intentional climate and culture and providing high quality instruction in every class. Student [...]
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 students for success in college, community and careers. Future Ready [...]
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 for a library and a librarian is greater now than [...]
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 like an eternity. As each second passed, Marshall’s expression repeatedly [...]
All third- through eighth-grade VPS students are invited to participate in this fun, free program. Find out how to enroll.
This summer, artists may participate in a variety of activities, including dance, acting, music and the visual arts. All opportunities are taught by certified teachers and are offered free to students currently enrolled in Vancouver Public Schools.
Looking for a way to get involved at Jefferson? Swing Choir is a fun way to meet others, to use singing to enhance your musicality and to wind down after your long day. Swing Choir is a non-auditioned group that meets a couple of days a week until our concert on December 12th. Students do not need to be in the day choir program to [...]