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April 11, 2019 edition of the BGPS Bulletin: Highlighting the great things happening in Battle Ground Public Schools
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Hats of Hope: River HomeLink students show support for ill classmate

by Mary Broten/The Reflector

photo credit: Mary Broten/The Reflector

Students from the Education through Art and Culture class at River HomeLink are showing their support for their classmate Keaton who has a severe illness. Keaton hasn’t been able to attend school lately because of his treatments, but the class still works to support him and bring him joy. The first- through third-grade class films videos to send to Keaton, updating him on what they are doing and anything they would like to tell him. Read more on the Reflector's website

Focus on curriculum adoption

Adoption process takes a village, plus months of planning and testing

The second graders in Kate Rhoades’ class at Yacolt Primary are working as a group to solve a series of math problems projected onto the whiteboard at the front of the classroom. Soon, they all turn their attention to their new math textbooks and get to work solving problems individually. Unlike with textbooks of years past, students are encouraged to write in these books, filling in their answers and showing their work each step of the way.

While practicing and applying newly learned math skills is a common classroom occurrence, these particular students are working on an even larger project without even knowing it. Ms. Rhoades and her students are helping the Battle Ground Public Schools district assess new math teaching materials for all of its K-8 students. Read more on the district blog
BGPS’ Board of Directors conducted a regular board meeting on Monday, April 8. Highlights from this meeting is in this week's BG Board, Briefly. The next regular board meeting will be held on Monday, April 22 at 6 p.m. on the Lewisville campus.

Local storyteller Will Hornyak enthralls Tukes Valley sixth graders


The sixth grade students and teachers at Tukes Valley Middle School enjoyed a visit from local storyteller Will Hornyak, who involved the students in telling and acting out parts of the stories. Demonstrating the old-fashioned art of storytelling with no special effects, props, or technological enhancements, Mr. Hornyak captured the students’ attention, eliciting laughs and gasps. Watching Hornyak with the students, it was easy to imagine people from long ago, gathered around a cozy hearth telling and listening to such tales as entertainment. Thanks to the Tukes Valley PTO for sponsoring this exciting event. You can see more photos of the event on our Facebook page

Visit CASEE this Saturday for the Annual Clark County Critter Count  

Discover the hidden world of amphibians and reptiles right here in Clark County and assist with field surveys at Critter Count, an annual springtime field exploration for people of all ages!

Starting at 9 a.m. at the the Water Resources Education Center, guest field guides and biologists transport participants into the fascinating world of herpetology – the study of reptiles and amphibians, or as they’re known by scientists in the field, herps -- through slides, stories and identification tips. This one-hour introduction concludes with a brief instruction into proper surveying techniques. Volunteers then team up with an experienced field biologist and carpool to one of four water bodies to count critters. The ponds at the Center for Agriculture, Science, and Environmental Education (CASEE) campus are one of this year's survey sites. 

We hope you’ll plan to join us! Please bring boots, warm clothes and appropriate jacket, a lunch and binoculars, if you have them. Snacks, drinks and other equipment will be provided. Visit the City of Vancouver's Critter Count website for more information
Join the BGPS Team! Many positions are available now, including an assistant director of special education, a high school assistant principal, 5 special education teachers, a vocational education administrative assistant, 3 basic education assistants (2 crossing guards and a lunch/recess supervisor, a community education facilitator, a gym recreation facilitator, 2 student specific special education assistants, 2 assistant coaches for cheer, 2 assistant coaches for football, and assistant coaches for golf, softball, and volleyball, a girls basketball head coach, a cross country head coach, and various certificated and classified substitutes. 

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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