March 25, 2022 edition of the BGPS Bulletin: Highlighting the great things happening in Battle Ground Public Schools
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Virtual dissection table brings health science to life

Health Science students at Battle Ground High School used to sit on foam pads on the floor to practice CPR or first aid. Today, they have access to exam tables, a hospital bed, interactive CPR dummies, and a state-of-the-art virtual dissection table.

With its large rectangular screen and sleek white exterior, the Anatomage Table looks like something plucked out of a science fiction movie. Students use the high-tech computer to conduct virtual dissections on images of real-life bodies that were donated for science. They can view a beating heart, explore the impact of various diseases or injuries, and drill down to closely study each system of the human body.

“This table has really opened up a lot for us and extended our learning,” said Gabriela Garcia, a sophomore in Tracee Godfrey’s Advanced Health Science Careers class. 

You can see a video about the Anatomage table on the district's YouTube channel, and read more about how it is helping students on our news blog.

JROTC programs at Battle Ground and Prairie high schools receive high marks

The Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) programs at Battle Ground and Prairie high schools have been awarded the highest possible score in a recent formal inspection. Regional Director, Colonel (ret) Ben Young from AFJROTC headquarters in Montgomery, Ala. conducted his evaluations on March 11 and 14, issuing an overall unit assessment score of "Exceeds Standards."

"Cadets are recognized as leaders in conduct and academics in the school, and over 90% of the cadets enrolled participate in community service activities," Young said. 

"The cadet leadership really owns the success of this program," added LtCol (ret) Andrew Woodward, director of the BGHS program. "Throughout the inspection process, cadets re-discovered the importance of sharing responsibility, supporting each other, and celebrating such an amazing outcome. These are lessons for life."

The JROTC programs are part of Battle Ground Public Schools' Career and Technical Education program, offering middle and high school students nearly 500 courses spanning nearly every industry, from engineering and automotive technology to welding and culinary arts.

Prairie students honored at ESD 112 Regional High School Art Show

The 2022 Southwest Washington Regional High School Art Show put on by Educational Services District 112 was held March 16. Four Prairie High School student artists earned special recognition by the judges. The pieces included "Gloomy Alleyway" by Sydney Schafte, "Morning Light" by Yonathan Ramirez, "The Multiplicity of Self" by Natalya Postupak, and "Big Guitar, Small Cubicle" by Kiera McKee. 

Learn more about this year's winners and check out a video presentation and virtual art show gallery by visiting ESD 112's website.

River HomeLink students bring Narnia to life with spring play

The talents of River HomeLink’s theater students will be on display March 25 and 26 in the beloved children’s story “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.” The performances will be held in the Prairie High School Auditorium (11311 NE 119th Street) at the following times:
Friday, March 25 at 3:45 and 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 26 at 3:00 and 7:00 p.m.
(Doors open 30 minutes before showtime)

“I’m so excited for the students to have an opportunity to perform at Prairie,” director Sandy Sparks said. “It’s a great chance for them to work in a more professional environment and get that experience.”

Learn more about the work that went into this year's play in our story on the district website.

CASEE students help improve salmon habitat along the Toutle River

Current and former CASEE students helped pot nearly 9,000 bare root native plants in partnership with the nonprofit Lower Columbia Fish Enhancement Group. These plants will be planted along the Toutle River near Mt. Saint Helens to help improve salmon habitat. Students plan to take a field trip in the near future to study how their efforts are paying off.

To learn more about the CASEE program, visit
More information about the work of LCFEG can be found at

Join the BGPS team!

Many positions are available now, including:
  • Assistant Principal (school to be determined)
  • Director of Instructional Leadership (CASEE A)
  • Administrative Assistant (Vocational Education)
  • Teachers
  • Basic Education Assistants 
  • Special Programs Paras
  • Certificated Substitutes (District wide)
  • Classified Substitutes (District wide)
  • Head Coach (PHS Volleyball, BGHS/PHS Slow-Pitch Softball)
  • View the full list of current job openings and apply online at the district website.

Bus Drivers
BGPS' transportation provider, First Student, is in need of bus drivers
. For more details on First Student driving careers, including sign-on bonuses starting at $2,500, visit

Cafeteria Workers
, the district's food service provider, is looking for employees in a number of specialties. Most positions provide on-the-job training and start at $14.70 per hour or more. More information:

Right At School
The district's new before/after school care provider, Right At School, is looking for Program Managers and Educators. Learn more at or email your resume to

City of Battle Ground
The City of Battle Ground's Parks & Recreation Dept. is seeking seasonal employees to assist with their summer playground programs: 
- Seasonal Playground Program Lead - $18/hr (mid-April through mid-August)
- Seasonal Playground Program Assistant - $16/hr (mid-June through mid-August)

Find more information and apply online at the city's website.
  • Monday, March 28: School Board meeting at Lewisville Campus, 6:00 p.m. (view the agenda)
  • Wednesday, March 30: One-hour late start
  • Monday-Friday, April 4-8: Spring Break, no school. District office closed Friday, April 8
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