October 25, 2018 edition of the BGPS Bulletin: Highlighting the great things happening in Battle Ground Public Schools
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Two Battle Ground educational leaders recognized as ‘Real Heroes’ 

Lydia Sanders, Battle Ground Public Schools’ coordinator of the Family and Community Resource Center, and Colleen O’Neal, president of the Battle Ground Education Foundation, were both recognized last week as “Learn Here Real Heroes” at the fourth annual Learn Here Project awards banquet.

At the banquet, regional business and community leaders recognized 26 of Clark County’s exceptional educational system staff and volunteers. The project is an effort by Identity Clark County to showcase the region’s educational system and its remarkable leaders to inspire others and to attract people and businesses considering relocating or expanding in the region.

Visit our website to read more.

Focus on learning

Pleasant Valley Primary third graders help endangered butterflies

Armed with little more than pencils, clipboards, and their own ingenuity, the third graders in teacher Talea Jones’ class at Pleasant Valley Primary School are working to solve quite the complex problem: how can they, acting as ecologists and designers, help create a healthy habitat to attract and protect endangered Taylor’s checkerspot butterflies to their school grounds? 

This fun and scientifically engaging project is part of an annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) collaboration between the third grade classes at Pleasant Valley Primary in Battle Ground Public Schools and the student teachers at Washington State University-Vancouver.
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BGPS’ Board of Directors conducted a regular board meeting on Monday, October 22. Highlights from the meeting are in this week's BG Board, Briefly. The next regular board meeting will be held on Monday, November 5 at 6 p.m. on the Lewisville campus (please note that this meeting has been moved up a week because of the Veterans Day holiday). 

Get to know Glenwood Heights' new principal, Antonio Lopez!

Antonio Lopez is the new principal at Glenwood Heights Primary School, taking over for Ken Evans, who retired at the end of the 2017-18 school year. Before joining GHP, Lopez was an assistant superintendent of school performance for Portland Public Schools.

We asked Antonio to tell us some things that people might not know about him. Check out his answers to get to know a little more about one of our newest administrators!

Daybreak Primary teacher Sharon Foster wins Outstanding Mentor Award

Congratulations to first grade teacher Sharon Foster, who was presented with the Washington State University College of Education’s outstanding mentoring award on Sept. 29. The award is part of the college’s yearly Scholarship and Excellence program, which takes place on homecoming weekend at WSU Pullman.

The Miller/Manchester Outstanding Mentor Award honors teachers who are heavily involved with WSU students during the student teaching or practicum experiences. It generally is given to someone who has done this work over an extended number of years.

Read more on Daybreak's website

Battle Ground High School Drama presents ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’

Battle Ground High School Drama presents “The Diary of Anne Frank” beginning Nov. 8. An impassioned drama about the lives of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed storage attic, this important and thought-provoking production captures the claustrophobic realities of their daily existence—their fear, their hope, their laughter, and their grief.

In this powerful new theatrical adaptation by Wendy Kesselman, Anne Frank emerges from history a living, lyrical, intensely gifted young girl who confronts her rapidly changing life and the increasing horror of her time with astonishing honesty, wit, and determination.

Visit our website for more information, including performance dates/times and ticket purchasing options.  
Join the BGPS Team! Many positions are now available, including 2 high school special education teachers, 3 basic education assistants (a crossing guard, lunch/recess supervisor, and overload), 5 swing shift custodians, a community education facilitator, a gym recreation facilitator, 10 special education assistants (3 baseload, 1 overload, and 6 student specific), an HVAC technician, assistant coaches for boys basketball, 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.
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