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A blanket of snow covers Walnut Grove Neighborhood Park in Vancouver on Feb. 24.

Snow days leave Clark County kids with final day of school after Monday holiday

A blanket of snow covers Walnut Grove Neighborhood Park in Vancouver on Feb. 24.

June 17, 2023, 6:05am Clark County News

Remember those out-of-nowhere snowstorms in February and March that tore up Clark County? The snow’s long been cleared, but somehow students and teachers are still feeling the chaotic aftermath. Read story

Columbia River High School history teacher David Douglas talks to students in 2022. Douglas will join other educators this summer in Saipan to study the impact World War II had on the island and its people.

Columbia River High School history teacher to travel to Saipan

Columbia River High School history teacher David Douglas talks to students in 2022. Douglas will join other educators this summer in Saipan to study the impact World War II had on the island and its people.

June 13, 2023, 6:07am Clark County News

Just as some students wait anxiously to be let loose for their summer travel plans, many teachers are doing the same. Read story

Adam Joy teaches summer school at Hough Elementary School in Vancouver in 2007. The Vancouver School of Arts and Academics science teacher died over the weekend in a crash with a pickup while bicycling in Oregon.

Vancouver School of Arts and Academics teacher dies in cycling crash

Adam Joy teaches summer school at Hough Elementary School in Vancouver in 2007. The Vancouver School of Arts and Academics science teacher died over the weekend in a crash with a pickup while bicycling in Oregon.

June 12, 2023, 7:09pm Clark County News

Adam Joy, a science teacher at Vancouver School of Arts and Academics, died over the weekend in a bicycle crash on Highway 221 in Polk County, Ore. Read story

Cowlitz Tribe donates $125K to Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools

June 10, 2023, 5:55am Clark County News

The Cowlitz Tribal Foundation awarded the Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools a $125,000 grant to help support families and students experiencing poverty, as well as support for early-learning programs, social and emotional health, and more. Read story

World class double bassist Xavier Foley, right, answers questions from fascinated Jason Lee Middle School students on Tuesday at the school.

World-class bassist hits the right note at Vancouver middle schoolsvideo icon

World class double bassist Xavier Foley, right, answers questions from fascinated Jason Lee Middle School students on Tuesday at the school.

May 30, 2023, 8:09pm Clark County News

Classrooms are rowdy. Band rehearsal rooms are usually worse. Read story

Filing week for the August primary in Clark County runs through Friday (iStock.com)

Late flurry of candidates closes out filing week for fall Clark County elections

Filing week for the August primary in Clark County runs through Friday (iStock.com)

May 19, 2023, 7:17pm Clark County News

Friday marked the final day of filing week for local primary races in Clark County with a flurry of last-second additions to the ballot. As of 5 p.m., 19 more candidates filed for their respective races. Read story

9 more added to Clark County primary ballots as filing week continues

May 18, 2023, 6:03pm Clark County News

Filing week for spots on city councils, school boards and more across Clark County continued Thursday with another 9 candidates added to local ballots by 5 p.m. Read story

Candidate filing week continues through Friday.

Filing week continues in Clark County

Candidate filing week continues through Friday.

May 17, 2023, 6:56pm Clark County News

Day three of filing week in Clark County saw more than a dozen new candidates toss their hats into the ring for various city council positions, school board spots and more. By 5 p.m. Wednesday, another 16 names had been added to the ballot. Read story

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

Vancouver Public Schools proposing bell schedule changes

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

May 10, 2023, 6:36pm Clark County News

Vancouver Public Schools may push high school start times to 8:45 a.m. next year, as part of a slate of proposed changes that would also affect schedules at elementary and middle schools. Read story

The Vancouver Public Schools board of directors recommended a handful of Vancouver Education Association union contract changes for approval at its meeting Tuesday night. The changes are part of a drawn-out 2022 interim bargaining process and focus on protecting educator time and adding clarity to student discipline processes.

Vancouver Public Schools board backs changes to Vancouver Education Association contract

The Vancouver Public Schools board of directors recommended a handful of Vancouver Education Association union contract changes for approval at its meeting Tuesday night. The changes are part of a drawn-out 2022 interim bargaining process and focus on protecting educator time and adding clarity to student discipline processes.

April 12, 2023, 5:57pm Clark County News

The Vancouver Public Schools Board of Directors endorsed a handful of changes to the district’s 2021-2024 contract with the Vancouver Education Association in its meeting Tuesday night. Read story