May 3, 2019 edition of the BGPS Bulletin: Highlighting the great things happening in Battle Ground Public Schools
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You can help Public School Employees 'Stuff the Bus' this weekend 

Public School Employees (PSE) of Battle Ground, the district's classified union representing teacher aides, custodians, maintenance workers and secretaries, needs your help to Stuff the Bus! During the annual event, volunteers will be at the Battle Ground Walmart and Fred Meyer stores collecting non-perishable food items, personal hygiene supplies, paper products, and cash/check donations. Items collected will be delivered to the North County Community Food Bank.

Community partners for the event are Battle Ground PSE, Cascade Student Transportation, Walmart, and Fred Meyer. Several groups of volunteers will be on hand to help during the event, including students and parents from River HomeLink and members from Battle Ground High School’s Air Force Junior ROTC program.

Stuff the Bus is an opportunity to help make a difference in our community. We hope to see you on the bus! 

Focus on academic options

Summit View High School provides flexibility for diverse student needs 

Kayla VanSchoiack, a junior in high school, is a prime example of how self-motivation and responsibility lead to success. She has completed enough coursework that she’s on track to graduate high school an entire year early. She plans to work for her dad’s flight school business after graduation, and eventually wants to study interior decorating.

VanSchoiack took her accelerated, flexible path to graduation at Summit View High School, one of three alternative learning experience (ALE) programs in Battle Ground Public Schools. Summit View affords its students the opportunity to work at their own pace and on their own schedules. Students learn independently through one-on-one sessions with teachers in a personalized learning environment. Most students enroll at Summit View because they want to earn their diploma in a flexible environment tailored to their specific needs. Read more on the district blog.

River HomeLink Drama Club presents 'Get Smart' 

River HomeLink Drama is set to perform "Get Smart" this weekend at Prairie High School. Produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company and adapted by Christopher Sergel from the series originally created by Mel Brooks and Buck Henry, the comedic play follows agent Maxwell Smart on a bizarre new case in which he must stop the sinister organization known as KAOS from an insidious plot. Smart proceeds from one gigantic blunder to another— each, however, somehow turning into a master stroke. 

Click the poster at right to open a full-size version for dates, times, and ticketing information.

Children's book author teaches Yacolt students tools to stop bullying

The students at Yacolt Primary School were treated to a visit from children's book author Trudy Ludwig earlier this week. Ludwig read one of her books and talked about her own experiences with bullying as a child. Ludwig concluded her presentation by teaching the students strategies to help stop and prevent bullying from happening in their school. Each strategy was a "tool" for the students to add to their anti-bullying "tool belts."

The students earned this reward for completing their school-wide “Path to Success” goal. The school progressed down the path throughout the year by earning Beaver Tokens for demonstrating safe, respectful, and responsible behavior. Visit our Facebook page to see more photos of the event

BGHS Drama Club presents 'Little Women: The Broadway Musical'

Battle Ground High School Drama is set to perform the timeless classic “Little Women” beginning May 8. Presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International, this story of family and love is brought to life in musical numbers about personal discovery, heartache and hope.

With lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, music by Jason Howland and a script by by Allan Knee, “Little Women” the musical embodies the complete theatrical experience, guaranteeing a night filled with laughter, tears and a lifting of the spirit. Performances will be from May 8-10 and 16-18 in The Lair at Battle Ground High School, 300 W. Main St. Visit the BGPS blog for more information and a link to purchase advance tickets
Join the BGPS Team! Many positions are available now, including 6 special education teachers, 4 basic education assistants (2 crossing guards and 2 lunch/recess supervisors), a community education facilitator, a gym recreation facilitator, a maintenance worker/painter, 2 student specific special education assistants, an assistant coach for cheer, 2 assistant football coaches, 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.
  • One Hour Late Start, Wednesday, May 8
  • BGPS Board of Directors Regular Meeting, Monday, May 13, 6:00 p.m. at Captain Strong Primary School in conjunction with the District Art Show
  • District Art Show, Monday, May 13, 4:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Captain Strong Primary 
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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