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January 29, 2021 edition of the BGPS Bulletin: Highlighting the great things happening in Battle Ground Public Schools
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Apply now for Battle Ground's Alternative Learning Programs 

Battle Ground Public Schools’ (BGPS) specialized and alternative learning experience programs are accepting enrollment applications for the 2021-22 school year. Parents and students are invited to attend upcoming information sessions to learn more about each program.
 
Battle Ground Public Schools offers four specialized and alternative programs for students in kindergarten through high school. The programs are designed to help students pursue their interests and gain the knowledge and skills needed for college and careers. The programs offer a variety of education opportunities, from a parent-partnered homeschool and a rigorous academy focused on academics, to a half-day science-focused program for high school students and one that supports self-learners.
 
Visit the district website for more information and application details

BGPS’ Board of Directors conducted a regular board meeting on Jan. 25. Highlights from this meeting is in this week's BG Board, Briefly. The next regular board meeting will be held on Monday, Feb. 8 at 6 p.m.

Be sure to return your ballot in time to be counted


Ballots for Battle Ground's replacement Educational Programs & Operations levy were sent last week and should have arrived in your mailbox by now. Be sure your vote is counted and return your ballot by Feb. 9! Information about the levy is on the district website.

There's still time to register or update your existing registration online and in person. Visit https://clark.wa.gov/elections for registration information, sample ballots, drop box locations, and more.

CAM senior named Prestigious Cooke College Scholarship Program semifinal

Congratulations to CAM Academy senior Michelle Li on being selected as a semifinalist for the prestigious Cooke College Scholarship Program. This highly selective scholarship provides exceptionally talented students with up to $40,000 annually for four years of college, to enable them to attend a top-performing college or university. Every year, around 60 students are chosen for the scholarship based on exceptional academic ability and achievement, financial need, persistence, and leadership.

Li is among the 496 semifinalists in the United States, and one of just three from the state of Washington. Semifinalists were chosen from a pool of 5,860 applicants and represent 428 different high schools. The 2021 Cooke College Scholarship recipients will be announced in April. Li was also nominated for the Presidential Scholars Program, and is currently in the finalist application stage. Best of luck, Michelle!

BGHS combo accepted to compete in the Mingus Jazz Fest

Congratulations to the Battle Ground High School Jazz Combo on being accepted to compete virtually in this year's Charles Mingus Jazz Festival Feb. 11-13. At the 14th annual festival, students will participate in online workshops, Mingus special events, and a public broadcast showcasing performances of Mingus' music. 

The Mingus Festival is focused on musicians ages 13-18, and individuals can participate directly with entries for solos, arranging, contrafact composition, contrafact transcription, performance transcription, and lyric writing.

Join the BGPS team!

Many positions are available now, including an occupational therapist, 4 basic education assistants, a COVID isolation room attendant, a day shift custodian, a high school registrar, 7 special education assistants (2 baseload and 5 student specific), a transportation router, assistant coaches for girls basketball, the dance team, boys golf, and swimming; a head coach for boys tennis, and various certificated and classified substitutes.

Visit the district's Jobs web page to see our openings and apply.
 
BGPS' transportation provider, Cascade Student Transportation, is also in need of bus drivers. Visit https://sticareers.com/ to apply. 
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