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October 22, 2020 edition of the BGPS Bulletin: Highlighting the great things happening in Battle Ground Public Schools
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Prairie sophomore selected for national civics program

Ellie Durgarian, a tenth grader at Prairie High School, has been selected as one of just 22 students from across the United States to serve as a member of the inaugural Equity in Civics Youth Fellowship. The year-long program will engage high school students in civic leadership and challenge them to explore how to make civics more inclusive and relevant to Americans of all backgrounds. The fellowship is sponsored by iCivics, which was founded by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor in 2009 to transform the field of civics through student engagement.

Throughout the course of the 2020-2021 school year, the fellows will participate in virtual workshops. These workshops are designed to help students tell their stories about equity in civics in compelling ways. By the close of the program, fellows are expected to launch a national student-led social media campaign; engage in group discussions on equity, civic education, and civic engagement; produce written pieces and media projects on equity in civics; and collaborate on a virtual showcase on student voice.

Read more on the district website

TVM students selected to represent Washington at National Christmas Tree Celebration


Congratulations to Tukes Valley Middle School art specialist Carmen Yadon and her art students on being selected to represent the entire state of Washington at the annual National Christmas Tree Celebration in Washington, D.C.! To learn more about this event, you can read about last year’s event.

The image of Santa Squatch to the right was created by 12-year-old Dana Johnson. Visit the TVM website to see a slideshow featuring all 12 submissions for this year’s event. Great job, Timberwolves!

Five BGPS schools invited to exclusive 'Heart of Gold' event

In recognition of their high levels of participation in the Kids Heart Challenge, five district schools have been invited to the American Heart Association's online "Heart of Gold" event:

  • Tukes Valley Primary
  • Captain Strong Elementary School
  • Daybreak Primary School
  • Maple Grove School
  • Pleasant Valley Primary

Only the top-25 schools in each region are invited to the event, where students will hear from the American Heart Association's CEO Nancy Brown, former NFL player Kendall Newson, and 14-year-old heart survivor Manny Rios. Congratulations to our schools for earning the distinction of being in the top-25!

USDA's Farmers to Families program continues to support BGPS community


This week, the volunteers helping to distribute food boxes from the USDA's Farmers to Families program surpassed 6,000 boxes of food distributed! There's one more distribution scheduled for next Wednesday, Oct. 28 at the Lewisville campus starting at 1:30 p.m. Thank you to all of the volunteers who have helped and to the Battle Ground Education Foundation for their help in organizing these pickups for our community!

Join the BGPS team!

Many positions are available now, including a speech language pathologist, a COVID isolation room attendant, two swing shift custodians, a licensed practical nurse, 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.
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