The Bay Way

Our Mission

The mission of Hudson's Bay High School is to create lifelong learners and responsible, compassionate, literate citizens by melding the resources of students, staff, parents, and community.

Our Traits of Focus

Our Bay community developed five traits that align with our mission statement that we believe students and staff should strive to exhibit. We teach, recognize, and value the following:


We work together to improve our school and community.


We take responsibility for our learning and behavior because our actions impact our future.

Critical Thinking

We value having an open mind, curiosity, and utilizing our resources to make informed decisions.


We work to find a way when things get difficult.


We strive to find common ground with others because kindness matters.

School Climate Transformation Grant

Vancouver Public Schools (VPS) was recently awarded a multi-million dollar federal grant aimed at improving the climate and culture in our schools. This is incredibly exciting for the students, staff, and community. VPS is the only district in the Pacific Northwest to earn this five-year School Climate Transformation (SCT) grant.

The VPS SCT Grant will allow us to scale our successful school climate work at many of our elementary schools to three middle schools and one high school: Discovery Middle School, Jason Lee Middle School, McLoughlin Middle School, and Hudsonís Bay High School. The grant also includes the programs at Back-on-Track and Fir Grove.

School Climate Transformation Grant Specific Features

There are three essential components to the strategic plan of our grant:
  1. Establish Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) at the grant sites.
  2. Integrate a Restorative Practices approach within the PBIS framework.
  3. Develop Partnerships with Clark County Juvenile Court and Community Mental Health Agencies.

What is PBIS?

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports is an evidence-based approach to guide schools in establishing the social culture and behavioral supports needed for creating an effective learning environment for ALL students. The work at the school is guided by teams of dedicated instructional leaders who:

What are Restorative Practices?

Restorative practice occurs when students and staff have adopted a philosophy aimed at building a sense of community through inclusion, equity, and an alternative discipline model. Educators in a restorative setting emphasize arriving at agreements, healing, and repair, over punishment. Restorative approaches promote individual accountability with a high level of community support. In a restorative setting, teachers and students believe that decisions are best made and conflicts are best resolved by those most directly involved in them.

Key restorative features are:

For more information, contact Theo Mikaele, 360-313-4427