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

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

2018-12-10T10:36:34+00:00December 10th, 2018|School news|

Working to help all VPS students be “Future Ready” one library at a time!

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 [...]

2018-12-10T09:39:28+00:00December 10th, 2018|Librarian blog, School news|

Blended learning: Student tested, teacher approved

  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 [...]

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

Prepare now for possible winter weather school closures

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 [...]

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

Summer and fall 2018 construction and upgrades

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 [...]

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

Find innovation in your library

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 [...]

2018-10-12T12:53:23+00:00September 27th, 2018|Librarian blog|

Battle of the Books creates powerful readers

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 [...]

2018-10-12T12:59:36+00:00September 17th, 2018|Librarian blog|
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