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Elisabeth Patnode.

Spotlight on Youth

Elisabeth Patnode.

June 20, 2020, 6:00am Community

Woodland High School’s Elisabeth Patnode received the Silent Servant Student Award from the Peter R. Marsh Foundation, in recognition for her tireless hours of community service. Patnode has volunteered with the Love Street Playhouse since she was 8 years old. Read story

The Vancouver Public Schools Administrative Services building.

Vancouver Public Schools announces equity initiative

The Vancouver Public Schools Administrative Services building.

June 11, 2020, 7:16pm Clark County News

In the midst of ongoing unrest over systemic racism across the United States, Vancouver Public Schools on Thursday announced a districtwide equity initiative to improve services for marginalized students. Read story

The Vancouver Public Schools Administrative Services building.

Vancouver Public Schools seeks applicants for board seat

The Vancouver Public Schools Administrative Services building.

June 5, 2020, 5:23pm Clark County News

Vancouver Public Schools is seeking applicants for the school board position vacated by Mark Stoker, who resigned after making comments decried as racist on social media. Read story

Mark Stoker

Stoker resigns from Vancouver school board after comment on protesters

Mark Stoker

June 1, 2020, 1:42pm Clark County News

Vancouver Public Schools director Mark Stoker resigned Monday after fallout from his tweet suggesting that fire hoses be used to quell demonstrators protesting police brutality against the black community. Read story

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

School districts in Clark County expect budget crisis down road

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

May 31, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

School districts in Clark County and across Washington are gearing up to build district budgets in a time of uncertainty fueled by the novel coronavirus pandemic and declining state revenues. Read story

Area districts are starting to set their plans for graduations, featuring a combination of drive-thru services, virtual ceremonies and delayed graduation dates.

Clark County high school graduations to come in several forms

Area districts are starting to set their plans for graduations, featuring a combination of drive-thru services, virtual ceremonies and delayed graduation dates.

May 17, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

Clark County school districts are setting their plans for high school graduation, preparing for some semblance of ceremony in the midst of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Read story

The Vancouver Public Schools Administrative Services building.

Vancouver Public Schools announces administrative changes

The Vancouver Public Schools Administrative Services building.

April 18, 2020, 7:18pm Clark County News

Vancouver Public Schools announced the following administrative changes for the 2020-2021 school year. Personnel changes are subject to approval by the school board. Read story

Spanish-language teacher Melisa Troche leads a Zoom video call with her students in Vancouver on Monday. Troche led students through a craft activity to make bunnies in celebration of the spring season.  "After not having seen my students for several weeks, today's purpose or goal was to be able to connect with them in a fun way instead of trying to teach a lesson," she said.

Distance learning reunites classmates, teachers in Clark County

Spanish-language teacher Melisa Troche leads a Zoom video call with her students in Vancouver on Monday. Troche led students through a craft activity to make bunnies in celebration of the spring season.  "After not having seen my students for several weeks, today's purpose or goal was to be able to connect with them in a fun way instead of trying to teach a lesson," she said.

April 6, 2020, 7:59pm Clark County News

The news of extended school closures hit hard in Clark County, where many teachers were beginning distance learning for the first time Monday. Read story

Melissa Dodge, with her son, 9-year-old Lucas, co-founded a support group for mothers of children with autism. The family is among the thousands around the county affected by closures due to the coronavirus pandemic. Lucas, who has autism, is struggling to adjust to the changes.

Parents of children with disabilities see special challenges with Clark County schools closed

Melissa Dodge, with her son, 9-year-old Lucas, co-founded a support group for mothers of children with autism. The family is among the thousands around the county affected by closures due to the coronavirus pandemic. Lucas, who has autism, is struggling to adjust to the changes.

March 24, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

Dixee Matthiesen’s 12-year-old son, Roman, isn’t sleeping much. Read story

The Maker Mobile is parked outside Peter S.

Vancouver schools’ Maker Mobile a tech-forward spin on learning

The Maker Mobile is parked outside Peter S.

March 12, 2020, 8:39pm Clark County News

Vancouver Public Schools’ newest (and greenest) bus may not be able to fly to the rainforest or travel through your cardiovascular system — but it’s helping kids do pretty magical things nonetheless. Read story