Four students from Vancouver School of Arts and Academics took third place in the 48-hour category of the 2019 National Film Festival for Talented Youth. Nathan Keldsen, junior; Timo Isreb, junior; Eli Gomez, senior; and Cassy Akimseu-Arnold, junior; wrote, shot and edited their three-minute film “Dreamcast” in one weekend based on the prompt “Generation Now.” The award was given at the 13th Annual National Film Festival for Talented Youth held in Seattle Oct. 24-27. Andy Berhow is the team’s teacher.
Vancouver students recently earned spots among some of the state’s most talented youth musicians. The following students were named to the Washington Music Educators Association’s All-State bands, choirs and orchestras.
Drum roll . . . the December Excellence Award recipients
The following employees were selected for the December 2019 Excellence Award recognition. They were honored at the Dec. 10 school board meeting. Pictured from left:
Jaymie Towne, teacher, Marshall Elementary
Jennifer Turkington, teacher, Ogden Elementary
Levi Harlan, paraeducator, Discovery Middle School
Salvador Madrigal, paraeducator/student advocate, Alki Middle School
Anne Bowling, teacher, Washington Elementary
The Excellence Award is given to five employees and/or small teams from October to May each school year. Nominations are open to staff, students, parents and community members. Nominees are selected for recognition by a committee of their peers.
Vancouver Public Schools welcomes three new members to the board of directors. Kyle Sproul, Tracie Barrows and Kathy Decker (pictured from left above) took the oath of office at the Dec. 10 school board meeting.
A supplemental education and operations levy will be on the Feb. 11, 2020, ballot.
If approved by voters, the supplemental levy for education and operations would continue current services and programs.
Recap of the Dec. 10 school board meeting
The board of directors approved the following at its Dec. 10 meeting:
Acontract to hire consultant Daniel Losen to review district discipline data and provide strategies to ensure that disciplinary, suspension and due process practices are effectively implemented in a nondiscriminatory manner.
Board director Kyle Sproul moved to suspend board policy 1210 in order to elect a new board president. The board of directors approved Wendy Smith as board president and Kathy Decker as vice president.
Upgrades at Felida underway
A little rain does not stop construction at Felida. Exterior wall framing continues. Thanks for your support for students
Our address is:
2901 Falk Rd., Vancouver, WA 98661
P.O. Box 8937, Vancouver, WA 98668
Superintendent: Dr. Steve Webb
Board of Directors: Tracie Barrows, Kathy Decker, Wendy Smith, Kyle Sproul, Mark Stoker
Vancouver School District is an Equal Opportunity District in education programs, activities, services, and employment. The district does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, including gender expression or identity, age, families with children, honorably discharged veteran or military status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal. The district provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups. The district complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Older Worker Protection Act, and all other state, federal, and local equal opportunity laws. You may also contact any of the following people by writing to them at Vancouver School District, PO Box 8937, Vancouver, Washington 98668-8937 or by calling 360-313-1000: ADA–Kathy Everidge; Title VII, 504–Tamara Shoup; IDEA–Daniel Bettis; Affirmative Action–Kathy Everidge; Title IX Elementary–Debra Hale; Title IX Secondary–Chris Olsen; Athletic Equity–Jim Gray. This notification can be provided in the appropriate language for communities of national origin and minority persons with limited English language skills by contacting 360-313-1250.