School tour visits Franklin, Roosevelt

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Vancouver School Superintendent Steve Webb will showcase learning opportunities at Franklin and Eisenhower elementary schools during a Nov. 16 tour.

Highlights will include the academically challenging program for developing bilingual proficiency in Mandarin Chinese and English, and the rigorous Challenge/Honors program for elementary students in grades three through five.

The state recently named Eisenhower Elementary a 2011 School of Distinction for its success in improving student achievement.

The tour will be from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. An optional lunch prepared by students in the district’s culinary arts program will be available for $4. Students will also provide a musical performance.

To register for the tour, contact Susan Knable at 360-313-4720 or susan.knable@vansd.org.

This Vancouver patron tour is being held Nov. 13-19 in conjunction with similar events across the state as part of the Washington Association of School Administrators’ Focus on Education.