Veteran’s Day is not just a day off school.  Check out this video by Trappers as Fort Vancouver Principal Curt Scheidel reflects on the day as an opportunity to look outside of ourselves to honor those who have sacrificed on our country’s behalf.

In this video, many students and staff members at Fort Vancouver share their family’s military service and the impact it had on their lives.  It’s not just the service members that serve, as Medical Arts Magnet Coordinator Colleen Dunegan learned, “Home is where the Army sent us.”  Dunegan shares her family’s rich military history going back to her great grandfather who enlisted in WWI, to her father who retired as a lieutenant colonel. Colleen’s paternal grandfather served in WWII and was a Trapper alum who graduated in 1939! Learn more about her family’s rich military history as she states, “We have the obligation to live a life worthy of the sacrifice and commitment of our veterans.”

Vancouver Public School students who are interested in enlisting in the military or becoming an officer should take the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery).  This aptitude test is offered at our high schools throughout the school year.

For more information on military opportunities, college enrollment, scholarships, and employment, check out and students should login to Xello.  Xello is Vancouver Public Schools’ College & Career Readiness platform and students can sign in directly through ClassLink.

  • Username is “VPS-123456“ which will be the letters “VPS” dash “VPS-“ 6-digit student ID (numbers in your VPS student email address).
  • Password is your 8-digit birthdate (MO-DA-YEAR).  So if your birthday is July 9, 2005, your password would be: 07092005