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Anti-mask protesters return to outside Skyview High School

September 10, 2021, 6:02pm Clark County Health

Protesters again brought signs, flags and megaphones to the sidewalks outside of Skyview High School on Friday, this time rallying against a court-ordered injunction prohibiting demonstrations that “disrupt educational services”… Read story

Judge bans protests within mile of Vancouver Public Schools sites

September 8, 2021, 4:33pm Clark County Health

A Clark County Superior Court judge granted an injunction Tuesday prohibiting protests, rallies or other demonstrations that “disrupt educational services” within one mile of Vancouver schools. Read story

Vancouver Mall donation program to benefit 7 schools

September 4, 2021, 6:01am Community

VAN MALL — Vancouver Mall has launched its annual My School Rewards program, with plans to donate $11,300 to seven local schools. Mall patrons can submit their receipts to earn between $500 and $3,000 for a local school between now and April 30, 2022. Read story

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Skyview, Alki, Chinook schools locked down due to protesters

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September 3, 2021, 3:50pm Clark County News

Skyview High School, Alki Middle School and Chinook Elementary School were placed on lockdown Friday when people protesting Washington’s mask mandate in schools tried to get inside the high school, according to Vancouver Public Schools. Read story

Young students practice social distancing after leaving the school bus for their first day of class at Marrion Elementary School on Tuesday. Thousands of students across multiple Clark County school districts, including Evergreen and Vancouver, began classes for the 2021-22 school year Tuesday amid another year impacted by COVID-19. More districts start Wednesday.

Clark County students, staff happily welcome first day of school

Young students practice social distancing after leaving the school bus for their first day of class at Marrion Elementary School on Tuesday. Thousands of students across multiple Clark County school districts, including Evergreen and Vancouver, began classes for the 2021-22 school year Tuesday amid another year impacted by COVID-19. More districts start Wednesday.

August 31, 2021, 7:02pm Clark County News

Carefully selected outfits, fresh haircuts — and even for some, a fresh or carefully selected mask — were the stars as thousands of Clark County students returned to class to ring in a new school year. Read story

From left: Battle Ground schools superintendent Denny Waters; Vancouver Public Schools incoming superintendent Jeff Snell and Evergreen Public Schools superintendent Mike Merlino (File photos)

COVID presents Clark County schools chiefs with obstacles and opportunity

From left: Battle Ground schools superintendent Denny Waters; Vancouver Public Schools incoming superintendent Jeff Snell and Evergreen Public Schools superintendent Mike Merlino (File photos)

August 15, 2021, 6:05am Clark County News

Jeff Snell last taught high school math in 2003, but problem-solving has continued throughout his journey in public education. Read story

Michelle Belkot and Sandra Zavala-Ortega were leading in vote totals for Vancouver School District, Position No. 2, on election night.

Vancouver school board race close in early returns

Michelle Belkot and Sandra Zavala-Ortega were leading in vote totals for Vancouver School District, Position No. 2, on election night.

August 3, 2021, 10:01pm Clark County News

Just 64 votes separate the top candidates vying for a seat on the Vancouver school board. Read story

A sign for Vancouver Public Schools Administrative Services outside VPS offices.

Two Vancouver Public Schools board positions up for election

A sign for Vancouver Public Schools Administrative Services outside VPS offices.

July 27, 2021, 6:00am Clark County News

Advancing equity work and addressing pandemic recovery is, in part, what has the Vancouver Public Schools board’s longest-serving director believing the district’s brightest days are ahead. Read story

YouTube pulls coverage of Vancouver Public Schools board

July 22, 2021, 6:01am Clark County News

Video of last week’s Vancouver Public Schools board meeting was pulled by YouTube for violating its community standards by spreading misinformation on COVID-19. Read story

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Medina Jasarevic delivered Fort Vancouver High School's graduation speech June 14 at the Clark County Fairgrounds. The speech has gained international attention and drawn more than 300,000 views on social media and Bosnian media outlets. "My emotions are all over the place," the 18-year-old said. "I never expected this." (Contributed photo)

Fort Vancouver grad’s speech focusing on refugees hailed around globevideo icon

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Medina Jasarevic delivered Fort Vancouver High School's graduation speech June 14 at the Clark County Fairgrounds. The speech has gained international attention and drawn more than 300,000 views on social media and Bosnian media outlets. "My emotions are all over the place," the 18-year-old said. "I never expected this." (Contributed photo)

June 23, 2021, 6:04am Clark County News

The aftermath from Medina Jasarevic’s words at Fort Vancouver High School’s graduation ceremony last week has the recent high school graduate, well, speechless. Read story