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Visit King, Lake Shore elementary schools Oct. 28 - 10/06/16

On Friday, Oct. 28, Vancouver Public Schools 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.

Visitors will tour a Family-Community Resource Center, preschool class taught by 2017 Regional Teacher of the Year Kendra Yamamoto, special education classroom and college-readiness and math-intervention programs.

The free tour will begin and end at the Bates Center for Educational Leadership, 2921 Falk Rd. The tour starts at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at 1 p.m. After visiting King and Lake Shore, guests have the option of enjoying a student musical performance and a delicious lunch prepared by culinary arts students. Lunch is available for $4 per person.

Everyone is welcome, but space is limited. To sign up, call Sue Knable at 360-313-4720, email or register online at

Expo will showcase options for students after high school - 10/05/16

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 and families make a plan for their future.


Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Financial aid and scholarship informational sessions start at 5:30 p.m.


Hudson's Bay High School commons, 1601 E. McLoughlin Blvd.


Meet with representatives and learn about public and private colleges and universities, training programs, trade schools and job and military opportunities

Plus: Attend informational sessions on applying for scholarships and financial aid and learn about the FAFSA changes


VPS students of all ages and their families. Activities will be available for young children. Spanish, Russian, Chuukese and American Sign Language interpretation will be available.

The free event is sponsored by Vancouver Public Schools and Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programming, or GEAR UP. This program helps prepare young people to be academically, socially and financially prepared to go to college.

Superintendent Steve Webb will participate in White House symposium - 10/05/16

Vancouver, Wash. -- The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has invited Vancouver Public Schools Superintendent Steve Webb to attend the White House Symposium on the Future of Education Research and Development and Digital Learning. The symposium will take place on Oct. 5.

The symposium is part of the Obama Administration's steps to bolster digital learning and advance the role of research and development to inform and improve education, including efforts by the Department of Education's Office of Educational Technology, the president's proposal for establishing an ARPA-ED to support cutting-edge R&D in education, and the National Science Foundation's Cyberlearning program. The symposium will be an opportunity to mark progress made over the past eight years, and to chart a course to support high-impact education research and development and digital learning in the years ahead.

Webb was named a Future Ready Leader in 2015 by the U.S. Department of Education. In 2014, Webb was one of eight public school leaders in the nation selected by eSchool News as a Tech-Savvy Superintendent.

Webb has led VPS in creating a strategic plan that prioritizes flexible learning environments, including one-to-one devices for all third- through 12th-graders, to support the adaptive skills graduates need to thrive in an increasingly interdependent economy and global community.

Webb is a member of the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools, Western States Benchmarking Consortium, Coalition for Community Schools, Horace Mann League, and American Association of School Administrators Digital Consortium.


Vancouver Public Schools enrolls approximately 24,000 students at 37 schools and specialized program sites. Dr. Steven Webb first joined the district as deputy superintendent in 2006 and was appointed to serve as superintendent in 2008. He is the 2016 Washington State Superintendent of the Year.