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October 19, 2018 edition of the BGPS Bulletin: Highlighting the great things happening in Battle Ground Public Schools
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Keep celebrating our amazing administrators with National (Assistant) Principals Month

It's National Principals Month, and we want to share our appreciation for our incredible assistant principals, too! Join us in showing these dedicated, caring professionals some love this month using #ThankAPrincipal on your favorite social media platforms. 

Focus on peer mentorship

BGHS STRIPES program keeps freshmen on path to success

For some students, the transition from middle to high school is an intimidating step along the pathway to adulthood. Compounding the pressure is the fact that a student’s freshman year is crucial to achieving success in high school and beyond. Research has repeatedly shown that the single most important indicator of predicting high school dropout rates is the academic standing of a ninth grader at the end of his or her first grading period, and the single most important indicator of academic achievement is how connected freshmen feel to their new school.  

At Battle Ground High School, the solution to making sure new students feel connected to their school is the “STRIPES” program, or Students Trying to Reach Incoming Peers Experiencing School. Read more about STRIPES on our blog

Get to know Daybreak Middle's new assistant principal, Rachelle Simmons!


Rachelle Simmons is the new assistant principal at Daybreak Middle School. Before joining DBM, Simmons was an eighth grade math and algebra teacher in the Longview School District. She takes over for Justin Pierce, who is now the assistant principal at Chief Umtuch Middle School.

We asked Rachelle to tell us some things that people might not know about her. Check out her answers to get to know a little more about one of our newest administrators!

Prairie High School Drama presents 'Chicago'


Prairie High School Drama presents “Chicago” beginning Oct. 26. Set in the “Windy City” during the Roaring Twenties, chorus girl Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband, Amos, to take the rap. That is, until Amos finds out he’s been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another “Merry Murderess,” Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the American Dream: fame, fortune, and acquittal. 

Visit our website for more information about performance dates, time, and how to purchase tickets online

'Math in the Morning' at Glenwood Heights 

On Thursday, Glenwood Heights Primary families were invited to a Math in the Morning event. Math Intervention Specialist Kris Peters was on hand to serve breakfast and teach families math-based games to help make improving math skills more fun. Glenwood Heights will also be hosting a 'Get Your Math On' event at 6 p.m. on Monday, November 19, so stay tuned! 
Join the BGPS Team! Many positions are now available, including 2 high school assistant assessment coordinators/secretaries, 3 basic education assistants, 5 swing shift custodians, a gym recreation facilitator, a community education facilitator, 6 special education assistants, a payroll specialist, an HVAC technician, an assistant track coach, certificated substitutes (including a JROTC position), and classified substitutes (including crossing guards and custodians). 

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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