On May 31, 2013, the students of Key Peninsula Middle School launched a high altitude balloon to study science and attempt to break the world record for the highest egg drop.
By Dr. Steve Webb, superintendent, and Tom Hagley, executive director of community and government relations, Vancouver Public Schools, Washington Story posted January 9, 2012 Results: In 2011, Zone schools outperformed non-Zone schools on state standardized tests in math, and performed equal to non-Zone schools in reading for the first time (overall performance improved in both… Continue Reading Zone Offense Helps District Fight Challenges of Poverty
Students at McLoughlin Middle School in Vancouver use iPads to boost reading comprehension. Reporter: Mark Ray
Teacher Jeani Struss saw an opportunity to teach science in a hands-on way through growing a garden at the school. It was a great program but students would grow vegetables and, when June came and school let out, no one was there to take care of them during the summer. Ms. Struss approached the City… Continue Reading Community Garden Established At Sunset Elementary
In Carolyn Conner’s classroom, sixth-graders are reading a printed book, writing on iPads, talking to one another, and sharing ideas electronically. Just two weeks after receiving their iPads, the class is working at a whole new, interactive level. For this English/social studies class, the students are reading Iqbal, a story of a bonded child in… Continue Reading One-to-one Technology Rolls Out