November 5, 2020 edition of the BGPS Bulletin: Highlighting the great things happening in Battle Ground Public Schools
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Battle Ground’s Culinary Arts teachers cook up engaging lessons

It wasn't long ago that Battle Ground's Culinary Arts teachers prepared for class by making sure they had enough ingredients for students to make a dish.

These days, one of the bigger concerns is camera angles.

Regardless of your profession, everyone has had to make adjustments since the beginning of the pandemic. In education, remote learning has necessitated that teachers deliver engaging lessons using online tools like Google Classroom and Zoom and in some cases—their videography skills.

Teachers in Battle Ground Public Schools have taken the challenge and run with it. Take, for example, Introduction to Culinary Arts, or “Foods I” at Battle Ground and Prairie high schools. In these classes, teachers have transformed classroom demonstrations on how to properly measure ingredients and knife skills into videos reminiscent of a Food Network cooking show. Read more on the district website
BGPS’ Board of Directors conducted a regular board meeting on Oct. 26. Highlights from this meeting is in this week's BG Board, Briefly. The next regular board meeting will be held on Monday, Nov. 9 at 6 p.m.

Yacolt Primary kindergarten students enjoy a drive-thru pumpkin patch

Last Friday, the kindergarten teachers at Yacolt Primary School organized a drive-thru pumpkin patch for their students today, and it was a huge hit! Students were invited to wear their costumes and there were many smiles all around. Check out more photos from the pumpkin patch on our Facebook page

Chief Umtuch students plant tulips at Central Park

by Cameron Kast/The ReflectorStudents from the Chief Umtuch Middle School DREAM team worked together with the City of Battle Ground and the Lewis River Rotary Club to beautify Central Park and Battle Ground High School on Wednesday, Oct. 28. A group of nine students, along with members of the Battle Ground Prevention Alliance and Lewis River Rotary Club, planted 200 red tulips at the park and high school as a part of the Red Ribbon Campaign, the oldest and longest drug prevention program in the United States. 

Read more on The Reflector's website

Prairie basketball coach with the comeback of his life

by Paul Valencia/Clark County Today

Read the inspiring story about PHS teacher and boys basketball coach Kyle Brooks' return to teaching and coaching at Clark County Today. Welcome back, Coach Brooks!  

Join the BGPS team!

Many positions are available now, including a speech language pathologist, 6 basic education assistants (recess supervision), a COVID isolation room attendant, a day shift custodian, two swing shift custodians, a day shift head custodian, a licensed practical nurse, a reading para-educator, 2 school health room assistants, an online digital technician, a transportation router, a gym recreation facilitator, a community education Launch program facilitator, community education referee/support staff, assistant coaches for girls basketball; cheer team; swimming; and boys and girls soccer; and various certificated and classified substitutes.

Visit the district's Jobs web page to see our openings and apply.
  • BGPS Board of Directors Regular Meeting, Monday, November 9, 6:00 p.m. 
  • Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11: No school and district buildings are closed in observance of the holiday. Grab and go meals will not be available on Veterans Day.
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