Van Gorder Elementary


     Welcome to Van Gorder Elementary School!

    We are Redhawks! 

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     Our Mission
    We, the staff, students, and families of Van Gorder Elementary School, will create a learning community which promotes high academic achievement, personal success, moral responsibility and the fulfillment of higher educational goals for 100% of our students. We strive to teach and our students strive to learn!
    Our Vision 

    As an exemplary school in Washoe County School District, Van Gorder will be the highest achieving elementary school in the state of Nevada by providing a safe, engaging, and rigorous environment which will ensure all students reach their highest potential and excel on their educational journey.

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    We are so Excited to Welcome Back our RedHawk Graduates!!

    If you went to Van Gorder and are graduating this year,

    please join us in celebrating your accomplishment with our current staff and students!!

    VG Graduate Walk the Halls

    Van Gorder Hallways & Playgrounds
    Please Come Dressed in your Cap & Gown!
    Please RSVP by Friday, May 27th
    ~Please Contact Shannon Pautler, Jenny Swall, & Danielle Record to Register & RSVP
    Please Check In at the Front Desk when you arrive.
    We can't wait to see all of you!

    Yogurt Beach logo

    Yogurt Beach is proud to be hosting an all-day fundraiser benefitting...

    Van Gorder Elementary PFA

    on Wednesday, June 1, 2022

    at Sparks Crossing

    (Pyramid Hwy & Los Altos Pkwy)

    Please join us to support our team fundraising efforts and to enjoy the best frozen yogurt & custard around!

    *** All you need to do is mention your support for our school program when you make your purchase***

    2021-2022 Yearbook


    Our 2021-2022 yearbook is coming together and we now have them for sale for only $20 for a limited time! 

    The flier below is for 5th-grade families that may want to purchase a dedication for their child, as well. 

    Instructions are included on the flier below. 

    Our yearbooks always turn out awesome every year, so be sure to get yours soon! 

    2022 Yearbook Flyer.pdf

    2022 Van Gorder 5th Grade AD.pdf


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    HeartCamp Discovery Summer Camp at Van Gorder ES!Heart

    This summer, Van Gorder will be hosting Camp Discovery for two weeks.  These summer camps will fill up very quickly, but because they are being hosted here, our students and families will get the first chance to register.  I have attached a flyer with more details about the camps and the link below is to their website which has all the camp schedules and camp descriptions.

    We will not be opening the registration to the public until next week, March 7th. Van Gorder families will have this whole week to register before anyone else. The registration is password-protected to allow only our families to register, so please do not share the link below.

    The password is “vangorder”

    Link to Camp Schedule:

    Link to Registration, Password: “vangorder”

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    Van Gorder School Performance Plan

    2019-2020 Annual Accountability Report

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    2021-2022 Membership Drive 

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    Sign Up TODAY!

    Please fill out the PFA Membership Form to become a PFA member!

    ice cream Ice Cream Party for the classrooms who have 100% Membership enrollment!ice cream


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Contact Us

  • Van Gorder Elementary School
    7650 Campello Drive
    Sparks, Nevada 89436
    Office: 775-425-7722
    Fax: 775-425-7725
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  • School Hours: 9:30am-3:30pm


    First Bell: 9:25am


    Student Arrival: 9:10am

    FYI: Students should not arrive
    before 9:10am because our
    teachers do not begin duty until
    ~Thank you! Van Gorder Staff


    Early Release Wednesdays: 2:45pm

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    For more information, visit the Civil Rights Compliance Department page.

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