September 5, 2019 edition of the BGPS Bulletin: Highlighting the great things happening in Battle Ground Public Schools
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Retired BGPS Superintendent Mark Hottowe appointed to ESD 112 Board

Congratulations to former BGPS Superintendent Mark Hottowe on his appointment to the ESD 112 Board! Mr. Hottowe has more than 40 years of experience in education and will be a tremendous asset to ESD 112 and the 100,000-plus students served in Southwest Washington. Read more at ESD 112's website.

Focus on Curriculum

A record for the books: Battle Ground adopts most textbooks ever

The summer months provide opportunities for employees of Battle Ground Public Schools to accomplish many things. Maintenance and custodial employees are able to take advantage of the empty buildings to complete projects that would be difficult to accomplish during the school year. Teachers can work on lesson plans and renew their certifications. 

And if you work in the district warehouse, you can help set some records.

The record breaking number of curriculum adoptions that have occurred in Battle Ground Public Schools in the past year meant that the warehouse staff had a full plate this summer in the processing and distribution of materials across all grade levels and in several major subject areas. Read more on the district website

Superintendent Ross: Summer season spent preparing for the return of students

The first day of school is always an exciting time for students, parents and staff. 

For a superintendent, there is a tremendous amount of satisfaction — and relief — knowing that we were able to get everything ready for our students to walk through our doors on that first day.

It truly takes a village, or at least the work of some very dedicated individuals, to get our schools cleaned, supplied and at times repaired so that our buildings are ready to go on day one. In addition, much of our August is spent getting our administrators and teachers prepared to meet the needs of all 13,000 of our students. Read more on The Reflector's website

BGeF to host 4th Annual School Days Auction & Dinner Sept. 28

Join the Battle Ground Education Foundation (BGeF) at the BG Community Center on Saturday, September 28, 2019 for a fun night featuring auction items, great food, fun times and great company as BGeF presents its 4th Annual School Days Auction-Dinner. This is the foundation's largest fundraising event of the year, and this year's event will be bigger and better than ever! 

To purchase tickets for this year's auction (or to make a donation), please register by Monday, September 23. If you are interested in being a sponsor for the event, please complete and return the Sponsorship Form. If you have items that you would like to donate to be auctioned off, please complete and submit the online auction donation form

Thank you, and we hope to see you there!

Get ready for the fall sports season with The Reflector's coverage 

photo credit: Mary Broten/The Reflector

Football teams around the county are gearing up for the 2019-2020 season of “Friday Night Lights,” and so is The Reflector’s sports section. Read all about the Prairie and Battle Ground high school football teams on The Reflector's website before the action kicks off this Friday

Schedules for girls volleyball and soccer are also posted, which you can find here

We're excited to see what all of our student athletes will accomplish this fall, and wish them the best of luck! 

Community Education is now hiring an Assistant Coordinator!

The Community Education Assistant Coordinator was established for the purpose of supporting the Program Lead in planning, scheduling, coordinating, and promoting the Community Education department’s recreation programs and conveying information regarding Community Education functions and procedures, as well as assisting with district facility use and scheduling.

Many other positions are also open in the district, including a high school English/Language Arts teacher, a high school science teacher, administrative assistants for Teaching & Learning and Special Education, 4 basic education assistants (1 for the CASEE Lab and 3 lunch/recess supervisors), a community education facilitator, a gym recreation facilitator, a preschool instructor, 5 special education assistants (2 baseload and 3 student specific), a career guidance technician, 5 assistant coaches (for boys basketball, football, swimming, track, and wrestling), 2 game managers at PHS, 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.
  • BGPS Board of Directors Regular Meeting, Monday, September 9, 6:00 p.m. at the Lewisville campus
  • High School Sexual Health Curriculum Community Forum #1, Tuesday, September 10, 6:30-8 p.m. BGHS Media Center. Must RSVP.
  • One Hour Late Start, Wednesday, September 11
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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