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December 5, 2019 edition of the BGPS Bulletin: Highlighting the great things happening in Battle Ground Public Schools
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AFJROTC cadets collect care packages for deployed soldiers 

The AFJROTC cadets at Battle Ground High School recently assembled nearly 70 care packages to be sent to troops deployed overseas. The Blue Star Moms of Oregon reached out to ask the cadets for help collecting and assembling food items, toiletries, and games to be shipped to active duty servicemen and women, and the cadets turned the task into a friendly competition between classes (referred to as 'flights' for the cadets).

Cadet/LtCol Hailey Hamilton, the Cadet Corps Commander, said she was impressed by the motivation and support the cadets provided in a short amount of time, and that the group is proud to support the mission of the Blue Star Moms organization. Nicely done, Tigers!

Focus on career readiness

Blood donation drives teach students altruism, job skills

Each year, high schools in the Battle Ground Public Schools district host multiple blood donation drives in partnership with the American Red Cross. This week, the ASB club at Summit View High School welcomed a Red Cross Bloodmobile to campus. Students in the high school’s ASB club helped coordinate and advertise their donation event weeks in advance, and the day of the donation drive, served as volunteers to greet donors and help with the check-in process and assist in the “canteen” where donors sit for a few minutes to have a snack and recover after their donation is complete.

Prairie High School is hosting its first donation drive of the year on Friday, Dec. 13, with another scheduled for the spring semester. Battle Ground High School will also host a pair of blood donation drives this school year. These drives are not only an opportunity for students and staff members to give back and help save lives, but also provide learning opportunities for students who are interested in pursuing careers in the healthcare field after graduation. Read more on the district blog
BGPS’ Board of Directors conducted a work session meeting on Monday, November 18, and a regular board meeting and executive session on Monday, Nov. 25. Highlights from these meetings are in this week's BG Board, Briefly. The next regular board meeting will be held on Monday, Dec. 9 at 6 p.m. on the Lewisville campus.

Look ahead to next year with the 2020-21 school calendar


The calendar for the 2020-21 school year has been approved by the board of directors and is now available online as a downloadable PDF. Graduation dates have been added to the calendar, and Russian and Spanish language versions of the calendar will be posted soon.

As always, you can access academic calendars on the district website at www.battlegroundps.org/school-calendars/.

See Santa, Mrs. Claus, and the BGHS Choir at Friday’s Tree Lighting

Kick off the holiday season at Battle Ground’s Annual Holiday Tree Lighting this Friday, Dec. 6 at the Battle Ground Community Center, 912 East Main Street in the historic Old Town District. This free event begins outside around the tree at 5:30 p.m. with caroling and live music by the Battle Ground High School Jazz Choir. At 5:45 p.m., Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive by Fire District 3 Engine to lead the lighting of the tree!

From 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., the celebration moves indoors to the warmth of the Community Center where Santa and Mrs. Claus are available to pose for photos, and the celebration includes festive treats, of course! We hope to see you there! For a list of more upcoming performances from school bands and choirs, please visit the district website

Support the BG Education Foundation and catch the Blazers

You can support the BGeF while cheering on the Blazers on Saturday, Jan. 11 as the Milwaukee Bucks visit the Moda Center! Ticket holders will get early entrance to watch warm-ups and perhaps grab some autographs from your favorite players (autographs are not guaranteed). A portion of each ticket goes to the BGeF, which works to support our students and schools.

A Blazer night with friends and family makes a great gift idea! Get your tickets at https://groupmatics.events/group/bgef by Dec. 11 to access this deal.

Join the BGPS team!

Many positions are available now, including a Science Resource Center technician, a special education teacher, 3 basic education assistants (a lunch/recess supervisor, a lab assistant, and a recess/bus duty assistant) a swing shift custodian, a community education facilitator, a gym recreation facilitator, a licensed practical nurse, a tutoring para-educator, 12 special education assistants (baseload and student specific), a custodial supervisor, assistant coaches for gymnastics and track, a game manager 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, 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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