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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 [...]

December 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 [...]

December 5th, 2018|school news|

Principal’s Corner

Hello Discovery Parents and Families, December is a time of reflection and goal setting for me. The opportunity to celebrate holidays with family, embrace the coming of winter (and the hope for snow on the valley floor!), and look ahead to a New Year are hopeful opportunities to take stock of where we are and [...]

2018 Fall Intramural Registration!

2018 FALL Intramural Session Intramural Sessions offer students a wide variety of free after school educational activities to enrich and enhance their school experience. Dates/Times: NOVEMBER 6th – DECEMBER 8th = EVERY TUESDAY & THURSDAY = 3:30 until 4:10. Buses provided, if a bus regularly transports them.   Fall Intramural Session Offerings:   Cooking Intramural [...]

October 9th, 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 [...]

September 27th, 2018|librarian blog|

Washington State 2018 Healthy Youth Survey

Our district is participating in the Washington State Healthy Youth Survey during fall 2018. The Healthy Youth survey includes questions related to physical activity and diet, unintentional and intentional injury, substance use, risk and protective factors, access to shcool-based-services, andsexual behaviors, abuse and orientation. Survey results are used by schools, communities and state agencies to [...]

Battle of the Books creates powerful readers

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 like an eternity. As each second passed, Marshall’s expression repeatedly [...]

September 13th, 2018|librarian blog|
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