Oct. 7, 2021 edition of the BGPS Bulletin: Highlighting the great things happening in Battle Ground Public Schools
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BGHS and Prairie launch esports teams

Esports are now an option for students at Battle Ground and Prairie high schools. The programs are sanctioned by the WIAA as part of a two-year trial to gauge interest at schools around the state. Ten BGHS and five PHS students signed up to take part in the new team sport, which includes matches in games like Rocket League, DOTA 2 and League of Legends. Esports is one of the fastest-growing spectator sports in the world, with revenues of $1.79 billion in 2020. Tournaments are now featured on ESPN and other television networks, often selling out entire stadiums. To learn more about the esports program and what it offers, read our story on the BGPS news blog.

Final in-person information meeting to be held Oct. 12 on the levy

The final informational meeting on the replacement levy will be at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 12 at Yacolt Primary School. Child care will be available on site. The meeting will include a presentation on the levy by Superintendent Denny Waters, followed by a chance for community members to have their questions answered. A remote session on the levy that happened on Oct. 6 will be posted to the district's YouTube channel in the coming days.

Prairie High grad wins top honor from the Girl Scouts

Prairie High School graduate Charlotte Adams recently took home the Girl Scouts' Gold Award, the organization's top honor. Adams wrote a hiking booklet called "Getting Off the Grid," which encourages local young people to enjoy nature in Southwest Washington. Read more about Adams' accomplishments in The Columbian newspaper.

Join the BGPS team!

Many positions are available now, including:
  • Teacher (First Grade, Special Education)
  • Basic Education Assistants (Automotive/welding, student specific, lunch/recess, supervision)
  • Special Education Assistants (Student specific and baseload)
  • Certificated Substitutes (District wide)
  • Classified Substitutes (District wide)
  • Paraeducator (SEL Center Support)
  • Testing Coordinator Assistant (Daybreak Primary, Maple Grove Primary, Tukes Valley Middle)
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Psychologist (K-12)
  • Maintenance (HVAC Specialist)
  • Assistant Coach (BGHS Boys' Basketball)
  • Community Education - Referee/Support Staff and Gym Facilitators
View full job listings and apply online at the district website.

Bus Drivers
BGPS' new transportation provider, First Student, is also in need of bus drivers
. For more details on First Student driving careers, including sign-on bonuses starting at $1,500, visit  

Right At School
The district's new before/after school care provider, Right At School, is looking for Program Managers and Educators. Learn more at or email your resume to
  • Friday, Oct. 8: No school for State in-service day
  • Monday, Oct. 11: Board of Directors regular meeting, 6p.m. at Lewisville campus
  • Tuesday, Oct. 12: Replacement levy informational meeting at Yacolt Primary
  • Wednesday, Oct. 13: One-hour late start
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