Fort students take action during Global Youth Service Day

On Thursday, April 20th the entire Fort student body participated in the 2017 Global Youth Service Day. The day's activities were designed to provide an opportunity to "take action," one of the pillars of global competence at the heart of on-going work at Fort Vancouver High School Center for International Studies. Global Youth Service Day began [...]

2017-04-26T09:13:37+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Opportunity Center news, Trapper news|

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|

Student-led conferences are this week!

Fort Vancouver High School Center for International Studies will be holding student-led conferences this week. Conferences are scheduled in the Commons from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 20th (Note: Teachers will have a dinner break from 5:30 to 6 p.m.) and from 8 to 11 a.m. on Friday, April 21st. Students and their [...]

2017-04-19T15:42:29+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Trapper news|

Last day of school year is June 21 | Español | Русский | Chuukese

Due to weather-related school closures in December 2016, the following designated snow-replacement days have been added to the school calendar: Monday, June 19, 2017 (full day) Tuesday, June 20, 2017 (two-hour early release) Wednesday, June 21, 2017 (two-hour early release and the last day of school, barring additional weather-related closures for the remainder of [...]

2017-04-01T16:11:18+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Trapper 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 [...]