Did you know that research shows just two missed days of school every month, even in kindergarten, can cause a child to suffer academically and decrease the chances that he or she will graduate? While some absences are unavoidable, they quickly add up.
Every time he pulls up to a school, bus driver John Ringold says the same thing to his young passengers: “I’m proud of you and I care about you. Please be safe, respectful, responsible and cooperative. Thank you and have a wonderful day. You’re awesome.”
The district is developing plans to improve every school, contingent on approval of a bond measure.
Clark County is growing. Census data indicates that between 2000 and 2015, the county’s population grew more than 30 percent. The influx of new residents has raised the number of students in schools. Vancouver Public Schools’ enrollment has grown more than 7 percent in the last 15 years.
Superintendent Steve Webb will host the first patron tour of the 2016–2017 school year. The tour will provide an in-depth look at the dynamic teaching and learning opportunities at Martin Luther King Jr. and Lake Shore elementary schools.
Students in some of our schools are reporting that they have heard rumors about clown threats. Vancouver Public Schools administrators and educators are working with our neighboring school districts and local law enforcement to ensure the safety of our students and staff members.
From college to careers, a variety of post–high school options for students will be on display at Vancouver Public Schools’ inaugural Future U Expo. The expo is designed to help students of all ages and their families make a plan for the future.
Reducing class sizes is part of a larger goal to overhaul aging, crowded schools that no longer meet today's teaching and learning needs.
Find out what's new in Vancouver Public Schools for the 2016-17 school year.
It’s time to get ready to go back to school! To help students and families prepare, Vancouver Public Schools is hosting its third annual back-to-school event.