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November 1, 2018 edition of the BGPS Bulletin: Highlighting the great things happening in Battle Ground Public Schools
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BGPS teachers and staff get into the Halloween Spirit

Our teachers and staff are all winners to us, so it's only fitting that some of them would dress up as trophies! Also spotted around the district was a horde of hungry zombies, Snow White (complete with all seven of the dwarfs and the Evil Queen), a whole coven of witches, plus many more!   

Check out our Facebook post to see more photos of teachers and staff in their fun costumes.

Focus on Career and Technical Education

Broadcast partnership brings school events to your living room

With rain falling steadily under the bright Friday night lights, the Battle Ground High School football team is closing out its season in front of a raucous Homecoming crowd. The football team is doing its part to keep the crowd energized en route to a decisive 45-7 victory over South Kitsap High School. All the while, another team of dedicated students is working behind the scenes to broadcast the game on live television (and streaming online) for those unable or unwilling to brave the elements and watch the game in person.

Students from Battle Ground High School teacher Jason Foster’s audio and video production classes spend countless hours each year making such broadcasts a reality. In addition to broadcasting athletic events, the video production crews help bring performances such as school plays and band concerts, as well as daily updates from the school’s own TV news team, directly into people’s living rooms.  
 
Read the full story on our blog

Get to know Yacolt Primary's new assistant principal, Kelly Gorby!


Kelly Gorby is the new assistant principal at Yacolt Primary School. Gorby filled the position from the vacancy left when Lynell Murray was promoted to be YPS’ principal. Before joining Yacolt Primary, Gorby was a special education teacher at Tukes Valley Primary School.

We asked Kelly 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!

Superintendent Mark Ross: Communication with teacher important to child’s success 


Depending on your own school experiences, sitting in a parent-teacher-student conference can sometimes be more stressful for a parent than it is for the student. However, it’s critical that parents are active participants in this important school event. For primary parents, it’s an opportunity to meet and speak with the person your child spends the majority of their day with. For parents of secondary students, it’s time to touch base with multiple teachers your student sees during the day and get a better understanding of how they are progressing in individual subjects.

These conferences may be limited in time, so it’s important to have some key things in mind to ask the teacher before you meet. Read Mark's column ahead of next week's parent-teacher conferences for some thoughtful advice to help ensure you get the most out of the opportunity. 

BGPS to host surplus sale November 17

Battle Ground Public Schools is having a surplus inventory sale on Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Lewisville campus, 405 NE 5th Ave. in Battle Ground. The public is welcome to attend.

The sale will be open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the general public. Students are invited to purchase textbooks only from 10 to 11 a.m. All items are sold on an “as-is, where-is” basis, and all sales are final. The district will accept cash or cashier’s check only.
  • Five vans, three trucks, and a trailer
  • Projectors, printers, tube TVs, and other electronics
  • Tables, carts, chairs, desks, and other office furniture
  • 14 ovens, a Frymaster, and other kitchen equipment
  • Textbooks, and much, much more
Visit our blog for more information.
Join the BGPS Team! Many positions are now available, including 4 basic education assistants (a crossing guard, 2 lunch/recess supervisors, and a recess supervisor), 3 swing shift custodians, a community education facilitator, a gym recreation facilitator, 9 special education assistants (1 baseload, 1 overload, and 7 student specific), 2 assistant coaches for track and wrestling, certificated substitutes (including for JROTC), 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.
District
  • BGPS Board of Directors Regular Meeting, Monday, November 5, 6:00 p.m. at the Lewisville Campus
  • 3-hour early release for parent-teacher conferences, grades K-4, Monday, November 5
  • 3-hour early release for parent-teacher conferences, grades K-8, Tuesday, November 6
  • 3-hour early release for parent-teacher conferences, grades K-8, Wednesday, November 7
  • 3-hour early release for parent-teacher conferences, all grades, Thursday, November 8
  • 3-hour early release for parent-teacher conferences, all grades, Friday, November 9
Please note that because of the early release schedule, Wednesday, Nov. 7 will not be on a 1-hour late start schedule.

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The Community Events page is designed to share community functions that have been approved for school district use. These events are not sponsored or endorsed by the district, but are a part of the greater Battle Ground Public Schools community.
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