June 30, 2022 summer edition of the BGPS Bulletin: Highlighting the great things happening in Battle Ground Public Schools
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Free meals available this summer

Children and teens ages 1-18 can enjoy free breakfast and lunch in Battle Ground this summer through the Summer Food Services Program (SFSP) for children. The program addresses the need for nutritious meals during the summer months when school is not in session. It is sponsored by Battle Ground Public Schools and funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Please note, there will be no curbside pickup this summer. Meals must be consumed on site.

Breakfast and/or lunch will be provided at three Battle Ground locations (no service on Monday, July 4):

  • River HomeLink, 610A SW Eaton Blvd. in Battle Ground
    • Lunch – Monday-Friday, June 20 to Aug. 18, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
    • Breakfast – Monday-Thursday, July 11-28, 8:10-8:40 a.m. (No Friday service)
  • Daybreak Primary, 1900 NW 20th Ave in Battle Ground
    • Lunch – Monday-Friday, June 20 to August 18, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
  • Glenwood Heights Primary, 9716 NE 134th St in Battle Ground
    • Monday-Thursday, July 11-28
    • Breakfast: 8:10-8:40 a.m. 
    • Lunch: 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Learn more on the district website.

Register for free backpacks and basic school supplies

Families who qualify for free or reduced lunch can register online by July 31 to get a free backpack and basic school supplies for the 2022-23 school year. School supplies are donated by our community and are available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last, so registering early is highly encouraged. Families will need to submit a separate request for each child.

School supplies and backpacks will be distributed at school the week of Aug. 15-18. Those who register will receive an email in early August with the specific dates and times when supplies can be picked up.

BGPS’ Board of Directors conducted a regular board meeting on Monday, June 27. Highlights are in this week's BG Board, Briefly. Archived video of board meetings is available on the district website. The next regular board meeting will be held on July 25 at 6:00 p.m.

Chief Umtuch Middle Schooler wins silver at National History Day competition

Congratulations to Chief Umtuch Middle School eighth grader Aubrey Grier on winning 2nd place at the 2022 National History Day competition held remotely on June 18. Grier won silver in the Junior Individual Documentary category with her film "Makah Whaling Rights: A Moral Debate of Cultural Preservation."

Grier's teacher, Beth Doughty, was also recognized as a Teacher of Distinction by the Naval Historical Foundation at the 2022 NHD contest. Way to go Aubrey and Beth!

BGHS athlete wins gold, bronze at Special Olympics

Battle Ground High School senior Hezekiah Hewes took home gold and bronze in swimming at the 2022 Spring Games for the Special Olympics. Hewes finished first in the 50-meters and third in the 25-meter event.

“I feel great (about the medal),” Hewes told The Reflector newspaper. “I got a gold and a bronze. I like swimming because of Coach Michelle. And I like the water and my teammates.”

Hewes also won the People's Choice award in the Mister Battle Ground pageant at BGHS this year and, most importantly, finished the year with a 4.0 GPA. Read more about Kiah's busy year in The Reflector. Way to go!

Daybreak Middle's Ian Winegrad honored as WSECU Teacher of the Week

Congratulations to Daybreak Middle School special education teacher Ian Winegrad on being recognized as a Teacher of the Week by the Washington State Employees Credit Union (WSECU). Winegrad was one of 24 educators around the state to receive the recognition from among hundreds of nominees. The award comes with a $500 grant for Winegrad's classroom and another $500 grant for Daybreak Middle School. Winegrad will also be honored at a Seattle Mariners baseball game on Aug. 7 and enjoy viewing the game from a VIP suite. 

Congratulations, Ian! Keep up the great work!

Join the BGPS team!

Many positions are available now, including: 
  • Occupational Therapist (K-12)
  • Special Education Teacher (Captain Strong Primary)
  • Various coaching positions (Middle and High School)
  • Custodian - Swing Shift (Prairie High School)
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • Special Programs Paras (Student specific and baseload)
  • Certificated Substitutes (District wide)
  • Classified Substitutes (District wide)
View the full list of current job openings and apply online at the district website.

Bus Drivers
BGPS' transportation provider, First Student, is in need of part-time bus drivers
. For more details on First Student driving careers, including sign-on bonuses starting at $2,500, visit

Cafeteria Workers
, the district's food service provider, is looking for employees in a number of specialties. Most positions provide on-the-job training and start at $14.70 per hour or more. More information:

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
District Calendar
  • Summer break (June 17-Aug. 30)
  • Board of Directors summer meeting schedule:
    • Monday, July 25 - 6:00 p.m.
    • Monday, Aug. 8 - 6:00 p.m.
    • Monday, Aug. 22 - 6:00 p.m.
  • First day of school: Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022
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