Patron tour of Hough, VSAA planned for Oct. 7



VANCOUVER — Vancouver Public Schools Superintendent Steve Webb will host an Oct. 7 patron tour of Hough Elementary School and the Vancouver School of Arts and Academics.

Highlights will include a program at Hough Elementary to increase students’ reading fluency and engagement in learning through the use of iPod Touches.

At VSAA, the tour will demonstrate how students complete rigorous academic studies while applying technology in creative and innovative ways and developing their talents in dance, music and visual arts.

The tour will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 1 p.m. A lunch prepared by students in the district’s award-winning culinary arts program will be available for $4. Students will provide a musical performance.

To register, contact Sue Knable at 360-313-4720 or

Patron tours also will be held Nov. 16, Feb. 10 and April 27.