School news

Feb 2019

Deadline to turn in school levy election ballots is Feb. 12

2019-02-08T09:40:55+00:00February 8th, 2019|School news|

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 postage necessary) and must be postmarked by Feb. 12. Ballots [...]

Jan 2019

Principal’s corner: January 2019

2019-01-28T12:17:50+00:00January 28th, 2019|Principal update, School news|

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 [...]

Jan 2019

Time to apply for specialized programs and schools

2019-01-16T09:24:50+00:00January 8th, 2019|School news|

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.

Dec 2018

Vancouver voters to consider two replacement levies | Español | Русский | Chuukese

2018-12-17T08:49:07+00:00December 10th, 2018|School news|

These levies are not new taxes. If approved, they would replace existing levies that expire at the end of 2019.

Dec 2018

Blended learning: Student tested, teacher approved

2018-12-10T11:29:39+00:00December 10th, 2018|School news|

  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 educators have what they need to use technology effectively for [...]

Dec 2018

Prepare now for possible winter weather school closures

2018-12-05T14:56:15+00:00December 5th, 2018|School news|

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 find it. Have a backup plan for work and/or child [...]

Oct 2018

Summer and fall 2018 construction and upgrades

2018-10-17T12:01:22+00:00October 17th, 2018|School news|

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 winter 2019 and McLoughlin in summer 2020. Truman, [...]

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