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Roosevelt Elementary School celebrates International Friendship Day - 05/23/16
They hail from 47 different countries and speak 25 different languages, but they all have one thing in common--friendship. They are the students of Eleanor Roosevelt Elementary School, and they will celebrate International Friendship Day with an all-school assembly.

When: 1:30 p.m. on Friday, June 10, 2016

Where: Eleanor Roosevelt Elementary School, 2921 Falk Rd.

During this celebration, Roosevelt will honor students' diversity, cultures and friendships. Student performances will include dances from Mexico, Russia, Africa, Tahiti, South Korea and the United States. Flags from all 47 countries will be presented. The school will give out awards to students for building international friendships and being school ambassadors.

This event is free and open to the public.
Call for back-to-school event exhibitors - 05/18/16
Non-profit and government agencies that work with families and students of Vancouver Public Schools are invited to host a table at the 2016 GoReady! Back-to-School Festival.

The festival will be held Aug. 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Hudson's Bay High School, 1601 E. McLoughlin Blvd., Vancouver. Exhibitors should plan to arrive by 8 a.m. and stay for the entire event.

This is the third-annual GoReady! Back-to-School Festival, sponsored by Vancouver Public Schools, which connects parents and families to resources and services to support their children's success in school.

Interested agencies and organizations should contact Connie Sherrard, Family-Community Resource coordinator, at connie.sherrard@vansd.org by June 3.
Superintendent Steve Webb to be guest at White House - 05/02/16
Vancouver, Wash. -- Vancouver Public Schools Superintendent Steven Webb will be a guest of President Barack Obama on Tuesday, May 3. Webb was invited to the White House Great Educators Event to honor the 2016 National Teacher of the Year, state teachers of the year and other distinguished educators. Webb is the 2016 Washington State Superintendent of the Year and was one of four finalists for National Superintendent of the Year.

"I am grateful for this opportunity to represent our students, staff and community as President Obama celebrates public education and our nation's educators. They are the true heroes who endeavor each and every day to transform student lives," said Webb. "This special recognition honors our community's vision for its schools and the remarkable progress being made together on behalf of our children."

In Vancouver, Webb has led efforts to increase program choices in grades K-12, expand school-community partnerships that meet the needs of poverty-affected children, and personalize education through the use of one-to-one technology. Since 2010, the four-year on-time graduation rate has risen from 64 percent to more than 80 percent.

In recognition of his work to develop community schools, Webb was named one of 13 Education Week Leaders to Learn From in 2016. He also received the National Coalition Community Schools Superintendent Leadership Award for 2016, and was named a U.S. Department of Education Future Ready Leader.

Webb has provided national leadership through the American Association of School Administrators Digital Consortium, Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools, Coalition for Community Schools and U.S. Department of Education Future Ready Initiative.

"Steve is an outstanding voice for public education. His leadership throughout the district, at the national level and within the Washington Association of School Administrators comes at a time when we need strong advocates for our schools," said Dr. Bill Keim, WASA executive director.

Vancouver Public Schools enrolls approximately 24,000 students at 37 schools and specialized program sites. Webb first joined the district as deputy superintendent in 2006 and was appointed to serve as superintendent in 2008.