VSAA Spring Student Art Show

VSAA Visual Art Students had a challenge this Spring - working away from the studio and with limited supplies. But they thrived and stepped up to the challenge. Many of the works featured in this year's Spring Visual Art show, which represents 6th-12th grade artists, were created at home during online school.  Some of it is work from earlier in the year. All the work represents creative problem solving, risk taking, and individual expression from the artist. Enjoy the show!

May is Arts Education month

Governor Jay Inslee proclaimed May is Arts Education month – let’s celebrate together! Several VSAA students have been recognized for their art. Alyssa Maggi won a Regional Award for “Catacombs.” Maggi also was independently selected to receive a scholarship from Pacific Northwest College of Art for their pre-college summer program. Teacher: Crystal Zeller. Sophia Pacheco  earned both a Regional Award and Designer’s Choice Award for “Stream.” Teacher: Crystal Zeller. Mireyli Quinonez took home an ESD 112 Award for “Look at What You’ve Done.” Quinonez also was independently selected to receive a scholarship from Central Washington University. Teacher: Abby Harris. [...]

Lit Arts Chalk Festival

Although our Lit Arts Theme Day was unfortunately cancelled due to the school closure, we organized one last virtual hurrah for this year’s theme. Chalk Art is a spring Lit Arts tradition, and this year, we wanted to bring that tradition to the entire VSAA community. This year’s annual art theme is entitled Our Stories: Within You and Without You. At the beginning of the school year, we read Latinx literature, students attended the Portland Center Stage production of In the Heights, and we hosted guest musician Edna Vasquez. In January and February, we had two powerful theme [...]

Family Resources

Food pantry and Child Care Vancouver School District's Family-Community Resource Center coordinators continue to reach out to families in need to help them access food provided by our community partners, and food pantries are continuing to operate around Vancouver. And, as Governor Inslee has mandated, as of March 30 we offer free childcare services for healthcare workers, first responders, pharmacy workers and grocery store workers. To request child care, please contact Educational Service District 112 Child Care Resource and Referral at 360-952-3466. Clark County Food Bank has compiled a list of additional resources: Food pantries Hot [...]

Wordsworth spring issue released

To our dear VSAA community-- Your lit mag staff is proud to present Wordsworth Magazine's spring 2020 issue, Before We Wake, with cover art by Nora VanRees. Due to the governor's decision not to resume in-person school this year, we have decided to forgo our usual print magazine fundraiser and instead publish this issue for free online. You can access it here. Please feel free to share it around on your social media and with friends and family! Our editor team has been working hard to complete this issue despite the closure, so big thanks to Dare Poling, Nora [...]