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News from the Principal, November 2019

Parents and guardians, Two full months under our belt and significant student learning is starting to happen. Our hope is that your child comes home every day having spent a great amount of time reading, writing, thinking and discussing various topics in all their classes. Creating life-long learners is no easy task but we’re fortunate for the opportunity to guide your children for 180 days [...]

2019-11-12T12:46:07-08:00November 12th, 2019|School news|

Vancouver Public Schools is committed to improving student disciplinary practices

VPS is taking steps to examine and refine its disciplinary policies and practices after a 2018-19 investigation by the Washington state attorney general’s office identified disproportionate outcomes.

2019-10-23T15:14:05-08:00October 23rd, 2019|School news|

In the construction zone: 28 schools on track for bond work

Construction and upgrades are in progress at 28 district schools.  Here's a rundown of the projects. Remodel and expansion projects Columbia River High School: Final design phase of remodel and expansion; construction scheduled to begin winter 2020 Early Childhood Special Education assessment center: Will move to remodeled McLoughlin classroom pod; remodel scheduled to begin spring 2020 Eisenhower Elementary School: Construction of two new K-3 classroom [...]

2019-09-17T15:29:14-08:00September 17th, 2019|School news|

Reading for fun is important!

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 [...]

2019-10-31T11:09:21-08:00August 15th, 2019|Librarian blog|

Personnel changes announced for 2019-20

Positions originally identified as possible budget cuts preserved; associate principal moves Thanks to the availability of $6.5 million in one-time state levy equalization assistance and the use of $3.81 million in one-time money from district reserves, Vancouver Public Schools will preserve many of the positions originally identified as possible cuts in the 2019-20 school year. Among the positions restored are: 21 teachers 11.8 FTE counselors [...]

2019-06-03T08:59:21-08:00June 3rd, 2019|School news|