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Revised homework policy reflects learning needs of students

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 [...]

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

Fort students make impressive showing at competition

Photo source: The Columbian Three teams from Fort Vancouver High School Center for International Studies took part in the Southwest Washington MESA Day competition at Washington State University Vancouver on April 15. The students were challenged to build a prosthetic arm and program it to pick up and move objects, manipulate nuts [...]

2017-04-19T11:10:48+00:00 April 19th, 2017|VPS in the news|

Fort Vancouver students have a voice in global conversations

Pictured: front, Rebecca Batman; center, Karinna Aguas; back, Sharon Njoroge At 6:30 a.m., one hour before the school day would officially start, a small group of students gathered at Fort Vancouver High School to discuss how their actions affect others. The context—and the timing—of the discussion was unique. The Fort [...]

State laws, district policies will continue to protect transgender students

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 [...]

Safe schools are a VPS commitment

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 [...]

An important message from the superintendent

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 [...]

2016-11-30T11:35:26+00:00 November 17th, 2016|Trapper news|

A lesson in economics

The economics of supply and demand proved to be a win-win for Fort Vancouver High School’s welding and fabrication students and Harney Elementary School. Fort students built a commercial-grade steel rack to hold physical education and recess equipment. Harney had been purchasing racks made out of PVC plastic, which didn’t hold up to the task [...]

2016-05-06T13:54:13+00:00 May 6th, 2016|Trapper news|