June 18, 2019 edition of the BGPS Bulletin: Highlighting the great things happening in Battle Ground Public Schools
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Wave goodbye to another wonderful school year!

Today was the last day of classes for our students in north schools. We're wishing all of our students and staff a happy and safe summer! Kids and parents, beware of the "summer slide" and make sure to keep your reading and math skills sharp over the next few months. We'll see you all again in August! 

Focus on teacher excellence

Battle Ground teacher named Elementary Art Educator of the Year

Barb Holterman, an art teacher at Pleasant Valley Primary School, has been named the Washington Art Education Association’s (WAEA) 2019 Elementary Art Educator of the Year. The annual award seeks to recognize outstanding professionalism, service, promotion and support of the arts by individual art educators in the state.

Holterman is a National Board Certified Teacher who has been with Battle Ground Public Schools for 14 years. Holterman taught art at Amboy Middle School her first year with the district, and has been at Pleasant Valley Primary school ever since.  

Read more on the district blog

BGPS bids a fond farewell to 39 retirees

Battle Ground Public Schools is saying goodbye to many employees this year as they prepare for retirement. Visit the district blog to see a list of employees stepping into the next phase of their lives, and join us in wishing them all the best! 

Join us in celebrating five outstanding graduates 

Nearly 1,000 students graduated from Battle Ground Public Schools this year, and we're proud of and impressed by each and every one! We interviewed one outstanding graduate from each of our district high schools about what their plans are now that they’ve completed their high school education, what advice they’d give to next year’s freshman class, and asked them to share their favorite high school memories.

The following students were selected by the leadership teams at their respective schools. Click to read each graduate's responses below!  Congratulations to all of our amazing graduates on reaching this important milestone, and best of luck in all your future endeavors!

Reminder about the summer meals program 

Children and teens ages 1-18 can enjoy a free lunch this summer through the Simplified Summer Food Program (SSFP) for children. The program provides lunches Monday through Friday at two Battle Ground locations, and addresses the need for nutritious meals during the summer months when school is not in session. It is funded through a grant from the Department of Agriculture. and sponsored by Battle Ground Public Schools. Children do not need to attend a Battle Ground school to participate; all children and teens are welcome.

Meals will be served at:

Kiwanis Park, 422 SW 2nd Avenue in Battle Ground
June 24 to August 16 (no lunch service July 4), 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

Maple Grove Cafeteria, 610 SW Eaton Blvd. in Battle Ground
July 22 to August 18 (no meal service on Fridays), 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday
Join the BGPS team! Many positions are available now, including a primary school guidance counselor, 4 special education teachers, 3 basic education assistants (2 crossing guards and a lunch/recess supervisor), a swing shift custodian, a community education facilitator, a gym recreation facilitator, an assistant boys basketball coach, an assistant volleyball coach, a girls tennis head coach, and a classified substitute custodian.

Visit the district's Jobs web page to see our openings and apply.
Registration is open for an unlimited amount of fun! Battle Ground Community Education offers classes and camps on music, sports, art, cooking, theater, dance, science, coding, fitness and so much more. Check out the many upcoming classes on the Community Education website.

Upcoming Classes and Activities Call Battle Ground Community Education at (360) 885-6584 for more information.
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