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March 18, 2021 edition of the BGPS Bulletin: Highlighting the great things happening in Battle Ground Public Schools
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Celebrating the return of K-12 students for hybrid learning

Thursday, March 18 brought high school students in Group B back to classrooms for hybrid learning, which means that all K-12 students in the district now have the opportunity to receive in-person instruction! Check out some scenes from the first days back for primary, middle, and high school students. Watch the 2-minute video by clicking above, or visit our YouTube channel here

Mavis Nickels receives 2021 Iris Award 

Congratulations to former BGPS teacher and board member Mavis Nickels on being named a 2021 Iris Award winner! The Iris Awards follow in the tradition of the Southwest Washington Women of Achievement Awards and celebrate women’s outstanding contributions to the community. 

"Mavis is deserving of this award because she is a community leader who I look up to," said Stephanie McClintock, who nominated Nickels after the pair served on the school board together. "What stuck with me the most was what she said to me when I first started as a board member: in all decisions, ask yourself 'is this what is best for the kids?' I ran that through my head in all decisions I made, and though we didn't always agree on what was best for kids, I always had great respect for Mavis and we always got along. She has been a champion for the education of kids in BGPS for most of her life and I think that is worthy of praise!"

Tukes Valley 5th graders learn from the 'Sons of the American Revolution'  

The Fort Vancouver chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution met virtually with 5th graders from Tukes Valley Middle School earlier this month to give the students a glimpse of what it was like to live in rural America during the late 1700s. TVM teacher Linda Korum, who was named the top middle school history teacher in the U.S. last spring, helped facilitate the collaboration, which was attended by more than 140 students. 

You can read more about the project and the Sons of the American Revolution in this week's Reflector

Announcing BGPS' new before/after school care program, 'Right at School'

We are excited to announce a new partnership with Right At School, a nationally recognized school enrichment provider, for before and after school care at Battle Ground’s primary schools and Amboy Middle. Starting in the fall of 2021, Right At School will offer the program to students in kindergarten through eighth grades.

Right At School provides families flexibility in enrollment options and a comprehensive enrichment curriculum to keep students engaged while they participate. Students will have a healthy snack, engage in dynamic fitness activities, student-driven projects, team building, leadership development, and have the opportunity to complete homework. Visit the district website for more information

Join the BGPS team!

Many positions are available now, including an executive director of Human Resources, a chief financial officer, a K-12 school psychologist, as assistant/assessment secretary, 2 basic education assistants, a high school discipline clerk, 2 swing shift custodians, a licensed practical nurse, a middle school media technician, 17 special education assistants (6 baseload and 11 student specific), an assistant coach for swimming; a lead assistant coach for the cheer team, 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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