disco masthead logo Principal: Mark Cain   Address: 800 E 40th Street, Vancouver WA, 98663    Phone: 360-313-3300  FAX: 360-313-3301  Attendance: 360-313-3320

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It's a Discovery Thing!

Discovery in Spring

Discovery MS is an Official IB World School authorized by the International Baccalaureate Org (IBO)

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Business Office Announcement!

At all VPS Middle School Business offices  Parents can now use their VISA, MasterCard, Discover or VISA Debit cards to pay for student fees and fines.

You may pay for Fines and certain Student Fees online. Click on Parent Access, log in and navigate to Student Fines and Fees. There is a $1.50 fee for online payments.


VPS Staff Portal

Staff Portal Link

Is it a Grey, Blue or White schedule day? Click Here!


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We can do more and You can help!

Please Join Our Discovery PTSA!

Click here for the Membership form--just print it out, fill it out and send it back to school with your check. Thanks!

We are here to help our great staff and our wonderful students with enrichment opportunities and volunteering in the building and at evening events. Thank you for helping us help our staff and students accomplish more!

Another Way you can Help!

Our Discovery PTSA is collecting Box Topsbox tops for Education. Just clip the Box Tops for Education labels from the products you already buy. Bring them to the school and drop in the box in front of the office. Each box top is worth 10 cents and they add up quickly!

Show your Spirit!

Disco Tee ShirtAre you interested in having a Discovery Wildcat Tee Shirt, Hoodie or Full Zip Sweat Shirt of your very own? If you are,  please click here for more information!

Welcome to Discovery! 


Getting Ready for the New School Year?

Dates you will need to know:


August 11-15 FREE STEP Camp Incoming 6th Grade Students!!
August 21 6-7 PM Parent's iPad night (you only need to attend one night)
August 25 Football and Volleyball practices start!
August 27 6-7 PM Parent's iPad night (you only need to attend one night)

August 27
GO READY! Back to School Festival Brought to you by the Vancouver School District Family Resource Centers and our community partners! Click here for more GO Ready Info.
August 28 Camp 6 All incoming 6th Grade Orientation 1:30-3:30PM
September 3 First Day of School! 9AM-3:30 PM
September 9 6-7 PM Parent's iPad night (you only need to attend one night)

iPad Parent Nights!

Parents and Guardians of Discovery Middle School students, you with your student are required to attend one of the following 3 iPad Orientation meetings at Discovery. Attending just one of the meetings is required for your student to receive an ipad for the coming school year. There are 2 forms that must be completed by you and your student and turned in at the orientation meeting you attend.  


Thursday August 21 6-7 PM Commons

Wednesday August 27 6-7 PM Commons

Tuesday, September 9 6-7 PM Commons


Please plan to attend one of the information meetings with your student. We look forward to seeing you there.

For More information about how  the iPads will be used at school, please visit our district website at: http://welearn.vansd.org

Fall Sports Start Early! First day of practice is on Monday, August 25th. 

Practice times vary by team.

If you are a 7th or 8th grade student interested in Girl’s Volleyball, 7th Grade Flag Football,  8th grade Tackle Football, or 7th & 8th Boy’s and Girl’s Cross Country,  you must complete an athletic clearance packet prior to the

You may pick up an athletic clearance packet & team information in the main office, or download one on line.  Fees can be paid by cash or check in the business office or online from the Vancouver Public School district webpage using a credit card for a small fee.  All athletic fines will need to be resolved in order to compete in any athletic competitions. 

Don’t forget that there will be free sports physicals this summer at the following

August 14 @ Skyview—1:30-4:30
August 21 @ Hudson’s Bay—1:30-4:30
August 25 @ Fort Vancouver—1:30-4:30
August 23 @ Free Clinic of SW Washington—9:00-1:00

1:30 –3:00PM Last Name starting with A-K
3:00—4:30PM Last Name starting with L-Z

Make sure your student is cleared by August 25 so they may be eligible to practice. Clearance packets will be available in the office beginning in August 11.

Please see Ms. Davis in the Business Office if you have any questions.

Supply List 2014/15

2014/15 School Supply List for Discovery Students

Immunization requirements 2014/15

All students in Washington at 11 years of age and entering 6 grade, are required by law to show proof of a Tdap (combination tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) vaccination, if it has been 5 years or longer since receiving a tetanus containing vaccine (DTaP, DT or Td

*Remember to bring updated shot records to school as soon as possible.*Remember to bring updated shot records to school as soon as possible.