January 10, 2019 edition of the BGPS Bulletin: Highlighting the great things happening in Battle Ground Public Schools
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Battle Ground 'Leader in Learning' teaches students broadcast skills

by KATU News
For the last 18 years, Jason Foster has been teaching kids how to make great television as the video production teacher at Battle Ground High School. Foster was recognized for always going above and beyond for his students by KATU News, which featured him in their weekly "Leaders in Learning" segment. Watch KATU's segment here

Congratulations on this well-deserved recognition, Jason! 

Focus on science education

Learn more about the CASEE program at Science Night 

If you have a soon-to-be or current high school student who may be interested in a hands-on, science-based program, then you're encouraged to come to the Center for Agriculture, Science and Environmental Education program's Science Night on Thursday, January 17 at 6 p.m. Students and parents are invited to enjoy some free pizza, ask questions and get additional information about the half-day program, tour the campus, and meet the program teachers and staff.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP for the event. If you have any questions about the CASEE program or Science Night, please call (360) 885-5361 or email

Student artists' work published in The Modern Orthodontist's 2019 calendar

Two student artists from Laurin Middle School—fifth grader Daniil Volc (pictured at right holding his art work) and seventh grader Claire Smith (pictured at left)—had their submissions selected as winners in The Modern Orthodontist's annual calendar design contest! This is the third consecutive year that students from teacher Tanya Bachman's class have been selected as winners. In addition to the honor of being published artists at such a young age, each winning artist also won a gift card for art supplies as well as a 2019 calendar for each of their art classmates. 

Tukes Valley Middle School assembly features tons of fun 

It was all fun and games at Tukes Valley Middle School's assembly last Friday! Teachers and students took part in a variety of fun challenges to celebrate a successful donation drive that benefited the district's Family and Community Resource Center. There was a race that required pushing a yam across the floor using a broom, a race to see who could build their "snow man" the fastest, and the main event: a clash of the sumo titans between Principal Brian Amundson and Assistant Principal Damen Hermens!

Check out our photo gallery of the assembly on our Facebook page

Businesses encouraged to participate in BGPS' 2019 Industry Fair

Calling all businesses! Would you like to connect with soon-to-be graduates and local community members and help educate them about career opportunities in southwest Washington? 

If so, then look no further than Battle Ground Public Schools' 2019 Industry Fair. The event, sponsored by BGPS, Job Connection, WorkSource, Partners in Careers (PIC), and NeXT, will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 at Battle Ground High School, 300 W. Main St., in Battle Ground. 

Battle Ground Public Schools is accepting reservations from employers located in and around Clark County for tables at the event, where employer representatives can meet with students and community members about career opportunities. All industries are encouraged to participate, including healthcare, manufacturing, technology, construction, finance, hospitality, retail, apprenticeships, transportation, and more. 

We hope you'll join us for this worthwhile and educational evening at Battle Ground High School. Please sign up for an event table by Feb. 15 online at, and contact career guidance specialist Kevin Doyle at (360) 885-6598 or with questions.
Join the BGPS Team! Many positions are now available, including a high school guidance counselor, a curriculum processing teacher-librarian, an assistant secretary for the Operations Department, 4 basic education assistants, a community education facilitator, a gym recreation facilitator, a curriculum processing media technician, 10 special education assistants (2 baseload, 1 overload, and 7 student specific), assistant coaches for baseball, football, golf, softball, track, and wrestling, a head coach for swimming, 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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