March 1, 2019 edition of the BGPS Bulletin: Highlighting the great things happening in Battle Ground Public Schools
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BGPS well represented at Annual Recognition Banquet  

We're incredibly proud to be a part of such an amazing community, and we're especially proud of these deserving individuals who were recognized for their outstanding contributions at the Battle Ground Annual Recognition Banquet last week.

Congratulations to Prairie High School teacher and wrestling coach Rob Smith for receiving the Coach of the Year Award; Battle Ground High School teacher Daniel Hidden for receiving the Teacher of the Year Award; BGHS senior Tyler Venneri for receiving the Outstanding Youth of the Year Award; BGPS Family Resources Coordinator Lydia Sanders for receiving the Citizen of the Year Award; and BGPS Board Director (and retired teacher) Mavis Nickels for receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award. Read more and see additional photos on the Reflector's website

Focus on Career and Technical Education

Partnerships enable Battle Ground students to earn college credit

Students no longer have to wait to get into college to earn college credit. In Battle Ground Public Schools, students can start earning the credits that will help them get a jump start on their college education as early as their sophomore year in high school. From Dual Credit and College in the High School programs to classes that are articulated through regional community colleges, BGPS students have several options to choose from. Considering the increasing costs of a college education, these options could help students and their families save on the cost of a degree program down the road.

Through a partnership with Clark College called Career and Technical Education (CTE) Dual Credit, (formerly known as the Southwest Washington Tech Prep Consortium), students at both Battle Ground and Prairie high schools can enroll in a variety of classes on their home campus that if passed with a “B” grade or better, will simultaneously accrue both high school and college credits. Read more on the district blog
BGPS’ Board of Directors conducted a regular board meeting on Monday, Feb. 25. Highlights from the meeting are in this week's BG Board, Briefly. The next regular board meeting will be held on Monday, March 11 at 6 p.m. on the Lewisville campus.

100th day of school is cause to celebrate for primary students 

Last week marked the 100th day of the 2018-19 school year, and district kindergartners and first graders celebrated in style! The kindergartners at Tukes Valley Primary decorated t-shirts with 100 items and walked the red carpet at their very own fashion show, while the school's first graders and their teachers dressed like centenarians. The annual tradition is always a favorite among staff and students. 

Check out our collection of 100th Day photos from Tukes Valley, Yacolt, CAM Academy, and Daybreak primary schools on our Facebook page.  

PHS Drama presents "Bring It On: The Musical" opening March 8

Often billed as “bitingly relevant and sprinkled with sass,” Bring It On: The Musical is set in the world of competitive cheerleading. With universal themes of loyalty, friendship, competition, ambition, and identity, this show will touch audience members of all ages. With music and lyrics by Tony Award-winning composer Lin-Manuel Miranda, music by Pulitzer and Tony Award- winning composer Tom Kitt, and lyrics by Broadway lyricist Amanda Green, there is music for everyone from hip-hop and rap, to pop and classic Broadway style show tunes. The show is PG-13 and has a running time of two and a half hours, with one intermission. 

For best price and seating choice, order tickets in advance online at Advance tickets cost $12 for adults, $10 for senior citizens, and $6 for students and BGPS staff. If purchasing tickets at the door, they will be $15 for adults, $12 for senior citizens, and $7 for students and staff.  

Show dates and times are: 
  • Friday, March 8 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 9 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 9 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 14 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, March 22 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 23 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 23 at 7:00 p.m.

PHS girls are Clark County's last hope for winning a state basketball title  

photo by Nathan Howard/The Columbian

The top-ranked Prairie Falcons girls basketball team defeated Edmonds-Woodway 58-39 on Thursday to advance to the semi-final round of the state tournament. By doing so, they become the last team standing among all Clark County hoops teams vying to claim a state championship this year. The Falcons play on Friday at 3:45 p.m. against #4 seed Kamiakan High School in the Tacoma Dome. Best of luck, ladies! 

You can see more photos from Thursday's game in The Columbian's photo gallery.
Join the BGPS Team! The district office has an opening for a payroll technician, and if you've got relevant work experience in school payroll and human resources, we'd love to hear from you! BGPS is the largest employer in the Battle Ground area, and one of the largest in Clark County. The payroll technician position serves a vital job function, ensuring that hundreds of employees receive their paychecks on time. This is a great opportunity in a position of popularity among all of BGPS' employees. 

Many other positions are also available now, including a director of human resources, a director of primary school instructional leadership, a primary school instructional coach, a middle school instructional coach, two assistant secretaries/assessment coordinators, 2 basic education assistants, a community education facilitator, a gym recreation facilitator, an alternative school office assistant, a middle school health assistant, a student specific special education assistant, assistant coaches for football (two positions currently open), golf, softball, and girls tennis, a head coach for cross country, 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.
District District & Community Events

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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