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January 31, 2019 edition of the BGPS Bulletin: Highlighting the great things happening in Battle Ground Public Schools
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State cheerleading tournament coming to BGHS this weekend 

This Friday and Saturday, Feb. 1st and 2nd, Battle Ground High School is hosting the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association's (WIAA) State Cheerleading Tournament. There are 80 qualified schools expected to deliver a total of 141 team performances, and we are looking forward to welcoming so many schools and visitors to our wonderful community!

Last year's tournament saw a then-record number of 68 teams participating, which brough more than 4,500 visitors to Battle Ground. With this year's tournament being even larger than before, it's another excellent opportunity to showcase what a special community we have.

For more information about the event, including performance schedules and ticket prices, please visit the WIAA's website

Focus on Alternative Learning Experiences

Apply now for Battle Ground Public Schools’ Alternative Programs

Battle Ground Public Schools’ (BGPS) alternative learning experience programs are now accepting applications for enrollment for the 2019-20 school year. Parents and students are invited to attend upcoming information sessions and open houses to learn more about each program.
 
Battle Ground Public Schools offers four alternative programs for students in kindergarten through high school. The programs are designed to help students pursue their interests and gain the knowledge and skills needed for college and careers. The programs offer a variety of alternative education opportunities, from a parent-partnered homeschool and a rigorous academy focused on academics, to a half-day science-focused program for high school students and one that supports self-learners. Read more on our website
BGPS’ Board of Directors conducted a regular board meeting on Monday, Jan. 28. Highlights from the meeting are in this week's BG Board, Briefly. The next regular board meeting will be held on Monday, Feb. 11 at 6 p.m. on the Lewisville campus.

Summit View High School students have their day in court (for a field trip) 

A group of SVHS students toured two Portland courthouses for a field trip to see the judicial process up close. The first stop was at the Gus Solomon Federal Courthouse for a brief introduction. There they were given an overview of the judicial process and the types of proceedings they would be seeing throughout the day. The group then went to the Justice Center to observe arraignments and community court where they witnessed arraignments for serious crimes including burglary, theft, attempted murder, and more. They wrapped up their day at the Multnomah County Courthouse, where they observed criminal and civil trials and other court procedures such as jury selections and sentencing.

Four BGPS football players nominated for Scholar Athlete Awards 

Congratulations to Battle Ground High School seniors Seth Workman and Boden Strouse and Prairie High School seniors Jake Clark and Nolan Mickenham on being nominated for the National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Football Hall of Fame's Scholar Athlete Awards!

Nominees are selected based on outstanding academic achievement; outstanding football ability, performance and attitude; and for demonstrating oustanding campus leadership, citizenship, and community involvement. Visit our Facebook page to see more photos of the nominees and their families

BGHS Drama invited to return to Scotland's prestigious Festival Fringe

The Battle Ground High School Drama Club has been accepted into the American High School Theatre Festival for a second time, and has been invited to perform at the Festival Fringe in Edinburgh, Scotland in August 2020. This is a hugely prestigious honor, as only 40 schools in the United States and Canada are invited to perform at the Fringe, the world's largest performing arts festival.

The Drama Club is already starting to raise funds for their trip and could use your support. If you'd like to make a donation to help send the performers to Scotland, you can submit your donation through BGPS' secure fundraising site
Join the BGPS Team! Many positions are now available, including an assistant secretary/assessment coordinator, 4 basic education assistants, a community education facilitator, a gym recreation facilitator, 7 special education assistants (1 overload and 6 student specific), a warehouse purchasing technician, assistant coaches for football, golf, softball, girls tennis, and track, 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.
District
  • One Hour Late Start, Wednesday, February 6
  • Early Release (K-12) for end of semester, Thursday, February 7 and Friday, February 8
  • BGPS Board of Directors Regular Meeting, Monday, February 11, 6:00 p.m. at the Lewisville Campus
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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