Vancouver Public Schools sets tours

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Parents and community members are invited to join Superintendent Steven Webb on three patron tours during the 2013-14 academic year to find out about learning opportunities in Vancouver Public Schools.

Tours are from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and begin and end at the Bates Center for Educational Leadership, 2921 Falk Road. Transportation is provided between schools. An optional $4 lunch prepared by students in the district's culinary arts program is available.

To register, contact Sue Knable, 360-313-4720 or http://portalsso.vansd.org/portal/page/portal/VSD_Home_Public/VPS_Community/VPS_Patron_Tours.

• Dec. 6: Full-day kindergarten at Fruit Valley Community Learning Center; Challenge/Honors at Jason Lee Middle School.

• Feb. 21: Blended learning at Lewis and Clark High School; one-to-one technology at both Lewis and Clark and Alki Middle School.

• May 2: Green efforts at Sacajawea Elementary School that earned the school a Green Ribbon award from the U.S. Department of Education; magnet programs and programs of choice at Fort Vancouver High School.