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No fireworks on school grounds - 06/30/15
Due to increased fire risk and the presence of construction material and equipment at some schools, fireworks will not be permitted on Vancouver Public Schools' grounds and parking lots this summer. The public will not be allowed to access any school property to discharge or use fireworks. Increased security patrols will monitor activity.

Hudson's Bay High School's parking lot will be open on July 4 for those attending the celebration activities at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. However, setting off fireworks in the lot will be prohibited.

"Based on concerns about the unusually hot and dry conditions, we are taking added precautions to help ensure safety at all of our school sites," said Todd Horenstein, assistant superintendent for facility support services.

"We support the school district's effort to take added precautions that will help ensure safety at school sites," added Jon Dunaway, Clark County fire marshal.
Vancouver Public Schools board member accepts role with Foundation for VPS - 06/24/15
Vancouver Public Schools Board Director Nada Wheelock has accepted a position as interim executive director with the Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools. Her new position will begin July 15.

On the advice of legal counsel, Wheelock will resign from the board of directors effective July 15 to avoid a conflict of interest. She was appointed to the school board in January this year following the retirement of Mari Greves. In her new role with the Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools, Wheelock will continue to advocate on behalf of children in the district.

"We are happy for Nada to have this opportunity to serve Vancouver students in her new position with the foundation. We are sorry, however, that she is unable to continue as a valued member of the board of directors," said VPS Board President Mark Stoker.

"I am very pleased to have the opportunity to step in as the interim executive director after serving as a member of the FVPS board of directors. I'm fortunate to assume this role at a time when we are addressing growth and capacity to enable FVPS to have an even greater impact on our community's children and families," said Wheelock.

The Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools is an independent 501(c)3 educational nonprofit corporation established in 1988 to support Vancouver Public Schools. The foundation works to remove barriers and provide unmet basic needs so children can come to school healthy, happy and ready to learn.

A future press release will announce the timeline and application process to fill the unexpired term of Position No. 5 until the November general election.
Beyond STEM: iTech Prep students' artwork on display - 06/08/15
Science, technology, engineering and math are prominent at Vancouver iTech Preparatory, but the students there also have opportunities to pursue non-STEM interests. This Thursday, their work in the arts will be on display in a free public show downtown at LSW Architects.

The event will feature the best pictures taken by students enrolled in a digital photography course at iTech, as well as student musical performances.

It also will celebrate the release of the inaugural issue of Raven, the school's new juried online publication. Raven, which will be available to purchase at http://itechraven.weebly.com , includes highlights of student work in the visual arts, photography, technical arts and language arts and other areas.

Vancouver iTech Preparatory Exhibition Night
Thursday, June 11, 2015
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
LSW Architects
610 Esther St.
Vancouver, WA 98660