VPS now: 6/16/23

2022-23 school year: Issue 20

In Our Own Words

We're thrilled to bring you this week's edition of "Our Own Words," where we have the pleasure of introducing you to Dylan, a fantastic fifth-grade student from Marshall Elementary.

As we conclude the school year and get ready for summer break, Dr. Snell reflects, "It’s been such a privilege to meet with the students and staff I’ve featured this year in Our Own Words and learn about what’s important to them."

Thank you to all students and staff who participated!

Iká pwe ke mochen epwe wor emén epwe ánea ngonuk masowen ei taropwe nón fóósun fénúomw ren ómw kopwe weweiti, en mei tongeni kéri Kerry Otto, 360-772-7494.

June Employee Excellence Awards

Join us in congratulating our VPS staff who received the June 2023 Employee Excellence Awards!

The June Employee Excellence Award recipients are:

  • Wendy Campos, Teacher at Eisenhower Elementary

  • Karen Davis, Counselor at Jason Lee Middle School

  • Cyndy Hagin, Robotics Teacher at iTech Preparatory

  • Christy Howell, Secretary at Skyview High School

  • Sheri Soden, Kitchen Manager at Sarah J. Anderson Elementary

Learn more about these outstanding staff members.

School Supply Lists

The 2023-24 school supply lists are available. The following grade-level school supply lists are a general guide for what will be needed in each grade level at VPS.

Elementary School Supply List

Listas de útiles escolares

Las listas de los útiles escolares para el año escolar 2023-24 están disponibles en este enlace: 2023-24 school supply lists. Las siguientes listas de útiles por nivel de grado son una guía general de lo que se necesitará en cada nivel de grado en VPS.

Listado de útiles escolares para escuelas de primaria

Список школьных принадлежностей

Составлены списки школьных принадлежностей на 2023-24 учебный год (2023-24 school supply lists). Нижеприведённые списки по классам являются общей рекомендацией того, что может быть необходимо на уровне каждого класса в школах VPS.

Список школьных принадлежностей на 2023-2024 учебный год



VPS Administrative Changes for the 2023-24 School Year

As we approach the end of our school year, we would like to update you on administrative changes resulting from retirements, new positions, and also adjustments to staffing levels as needed to match individual schools’ enrollment and student needs.

We want to keep you informed about both who is leading the district and your child’s school. Here are the recent and upcoming changes to administration that will begin in the 2023-24 school year:

District Office Leadership Changes

  • Darci Fronk, Director of Curriculum and Instruction is retiring.

  • Kris Janati has accepted the position of Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment (K-5).

  • Brian Graham, currently a Principal in the Camas School District has accepted the position of Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment (6-12).

  • Jami Phelps has accepted the position of Director of Special Services following our loss of Laura Bergeron earlier this school year.

  • Jacquelyn Meza, current Special Ed Instructional Specialist, and Amy Coats, current interim Assistant Director of Special Services, have accepted positions as Assistant Directors of Special Services.

  • Erin Curtin, current Assistant Director of Special Services, has resigned as her family is relocating to Ohio.

  • Christina Iremonger, Chief Technology Officer, retired in December and was replaced by Dennis Moxley who previously served as Director of Technology Services.

  • Mychael Irwin, Director of Professional Development is retiring.

  • Kirsten Copeland has accepted the position of Director of Professional Development.

Principal and Associate Principal Changes

  • Sarah Flynn has accepted the position of Principal at our new Ruth Bader Ginsburg Elementary School.

  • Lincoln Elementary Principal Steve Lindblom is retiring. He will be replaced by Sarita Williams who most recently served as a Middle School Principal for the Kent School District.

  • Casey Greco, current Associate Principal of Felida Elementary, has accepted the Principal position at Felida Elementary following Kris Janati’s resignation in order to accept the Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment (K-5) position.

  • Troy Winzer, Minnehaha Elementary Principal, has accepted an Associate Principal position and will be splitting his time between Skyview High School and Fort Vancouver High School.

  • Travis Boeh, current Principal of McLoughlin Middle School, has accepted the Principal position at Minnehaha Elementary School.
  • Sara Tackett, current Associate Principal of McLoughlin Middle School, will serve as Interim Principal of McLoughlin Middle School.
  • Jennifer Johnson, Associate Principal at Columbia River High School, has accepted a position with Ridgefield School District.
  • Zach Tautfest, current Associate Principal at iTech, will also be serving as an associate principal position at VSAA splitting time between the two schools based on enrollment/staffing ratios.

  • Jody Videlco, Associate Principal at Walnut Grove Elementary School is retiring. She will be replaced by Sondra Pamioryan, who is currently serving as McLoughlin Middle School’s associate principal.

  • Melle Solles, current Associate Principal of King Elementary School, will serve as Interim Principal of King Elementary School.

District Calendar 2022-2023

June 2023

June 16: Two-hour early release for all schools

June 19: Juneteenth, schools and district offices closed

June 20: Last day of school (due to school closure for weather), two-hour early release for all schools

Junio de 2023

16 de junio: Salida de clases 2 horas temprano para TODAS las escuelas

19 de junio: Día feriado; “Juneteenth” oficinas del distrito y escuelas permanecerán cerradas

20 de junio: Último día de clases para TODAS las escuelas; Salida de clases 2 horas temprano para todas las escuelas

Июнь 2023 года

16 июня: Окончание занятий на 2 часа раньше часа раньше для учащихся всех школ

19 июня: Juneteenth, праздник, школы и офисы нашего района закрыты

20 июня: Последний день занятий, окончание занятий на 2 часа раньше для учащихся всех школ

Suun 2023

Suun 16: Meinisin sukkun repwe sárekái wón ruu awa

Suun 19: Juneteenth, ráánin asésé, mei kesip ofes me sukkun nón ach ei kinikin

Suun 20: Sáingonón ráánin sukkun, meinisin sukkun repwe sárekái wón ruu awa

2023-2024 School Calendar

The 2023-2024 school calendar is available on the VPS website.

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