A few of our districts have invited the community to take a tour of select schools. This is a great opportunity to engage with district staff, explore classrooms and programs, and witness student learning first-hand. Tours require pre-registration – review the details and links below for more information.
Vancouver School District – Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019 @ 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Community members are invited to tour two public schools on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. The Visit VPS tour will take guests to Skyview High School and Salmon Creek Elementary. Highlights will include:
- College preparation activities
- Computer science class
- Student leaders planning ways to mentor younger students
- Use of an online learning platform to achieve the credits required to graduate
- Grammar instruction adapted to meet the needs of all students
- Coding lesson
- Social-emotional lesson
- Closing achievement gaps
The tour will begin and end at the Bates Center for Educational Leadership, 2921 Falk Rd. The tour is from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Guests have the option of enjoying a student musical performance and meal prepared by culinary arts students. Lunch is available for $5 per person.
Everyone is welcome, but space is limited. Advance registration is required. Sign up online to reserve a spot.
Evergreen School District – Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 @ 9:00 a.m.
Community members are invited to tour several Evergreen Public Schools on November 7, 2019. Beginning at 9:00 a.m., the tour will include stops at Henrietta Lacks Health and BioScicence (HeLa) High School and Fircrest Elementary School before concluding at Cascadia Technical Academy (CTA).
The tour includes an overview of the specialty programs at HeLa High School, as well as academic and social-emotional presentations at Fircrest Elementary and several program tours at Cascadia Tech. Lunch is also included – prepared and served by the Cascadia Tech culinary students.
The tour is especially suited for community members with limited mobility (limited walking) and there will also be Russian translators available.
Reservations are required by November 1 for this free tour by calling 360-604-4088 or for Russian reservations call 360-604-4028.
Another Community Tour is scheduled for April 9, 2020 featuring Burton Elementary, Cascade Middle School, Evergreen High School and Cascadia Tech. This tour will also feature Spanish translators.
Battle Ground School District – Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019 @ 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Battle Ground Public Schools invites the community to get an inside look at our schools on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. On the Discover BGPS tour, guests will engage with staff and students, explore classrooms and programs, and witness learning at Prairie High and Pleasant Valley primary and middle schools. School bus transportation and lunch will be provided free of charge.
- Math and art lessons at Pleasant Valley
- A classroom for students who require special services
- Career and Technical Education at Prairie High School
- Social emotional learning
- Mark the occasion of Prairie High School’s 40th anniversary
The tour will begin and end in the media center at Prairie High School, 11311 NE 119th St., Vancouver. Check-in starts at 8:15 a.m. The tour is from 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. At Prairie, guests will have the option of enjoying a student musical performance and delicious lunch prepared by culinary arts students.
Everyone is welcome, but space is limited. Advance registration is required. Call 360-885-5338 or sign up online by Nov. 5 to reserve a spot.