June 13, 2019 edition of the BGPS Bulletin: Highlighting the great things happening in Battle Ground Public Schools
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Look back on another amazing year with our 'Year in Pictures' video

As we wrap up another successful year in Battle Ground Public Schools, we’re taking a look back at the 2018-19 school year in pictures. From first day freshman orientations to countless smiles on the faces of graduating seniors, an awful lot happened since the fall! Thank you to everyone who helped make this an amazing year. Have a fantastic summer, and we’ll see you again in the fall!

Click the video above or visit our YouTube channel to watch the slideshow

Focus on student excellence

Battle Ground, Prairie high schools' drama programs win state awards

Congratulations to the Battle Ground and Prairie high school drama programs, which were among the 17 schools to receive awards at the annual 5th Avenue Theatre Awards in Seattle! The event honors excellence in high school musicals and is one of—if not the most—anticipated nights of the year for high school theater programs across the state of Washington.

Prairie High School’s Mallorie Mendoza (pictured on the right) received the award for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for her portrayal of Danielle in “Bring It On: The Musical.”

Battle Ground High School was one of just four schools in Washington to take home multiple awards. Senior Maddie Breaux (pictured on the left) received the award for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for her performance as Jo March in “Little Women,” and the BGHS Drama Club was also recognized with the Outstanding Stage Crew award for the same production. Read more on the district blog
BGPS’ Board of Directors conducted a special board meeting on June 1 and a regular board meeting on June 10. Highlights from these meetings are in this week's BG Board, Briefly. The next regular board meeting will be held on Monday, June 24 at 6 p.m. in the Battle Ground High School Media Center. 

Battle Ground proud! District bands pile up the accolades at Rose Parade

Both Battle Ground and Prairie high school marching bands rocked the Portland Grand Floral Parade last weekend, taking first place in their respective out of state divisions! And to top it off, Pleasant Valley Middle School Marching Band brought home the Band Sweepstakes award from last Wednesday's Junior Rose Parade for the 7th year in a row! Battle Ground schools have the most talented and amazing students and staff. A BIG THANK YOU to our community members for supporting all the district's programs that help EVERY student shine! And congrats to the community volunteers who built the creative and beautiful Battle Ground mini float!

You can see and hear our great bands on Fox 12's YouTube channel: BGHS and the award-winning BG mini float at 7:33 , PHS at 2:15: and Pleasant Valley at 1:30.

Fifth-graders field questions at mock congressional hearing

by Katie Gillespie, The Columbian

Photo credit: Alisha Jucevic/The Columbian

If you’ve caught much C-SPAN in the last couple of years, this is probably a familiar scene: elected officials staring down fidgeting panelists, grilling them on what they know (or don’t know) about current affairs. But there’s no robotic smiling Mark Zuckerberg here. William Barr isn’t defending his presentation of the Mueller report. And, as eminently quotable as 10- and 11-year-olds are, there’s no moment quite as iconic as James Comey’s “Lordy, I hope there are tapes.”

This is a fifth-grade classroom at Tukes Valley Middle School. Things are much friendlier here. The Battle Ground middle school hosted its annual We the People mock congressional hearing Wednesday, a chance for fifth-graders to show off their understanding of the nation’s foundation and the U.S. Constitution in front of a panel of judges. They included Chris Reykdal, the state’s elected superintendent of public instruction, Mike Dalesandro, mayor of Battle Ground, and Eileen Quiring, Clark County Council chair. Read the rest of the story on The Columbian's website

Battle Ground Education Foundation celebrates another successful year

The Battle Ground Education Foundation (BGeF) has donated more than $30,000 this year in support of students and staff at Battle Ground Public Schools. Thanks to the generous support of BGeF's wonderful partners, donors, volunteers and event attendees, BGeF has been able to increase its support to the district every year. To read about some of the the ways your support has made a difference, read BGeF's Year in Review summary

Even though the school year is almost over, there are still plenty of opportunities to support BGeF in the coming months! They are in need of sponsors, volunteers, and patrons for several upcoming events including:
  • A fireworks stand to support the Family and Community Resource Center, June 27-July 4
  • Golf tournament and BBQ, Friday, August 2
  • 'Stuff the Bus' school supply drive, Friday, August 16
  • Give More 24, Thursday, September 19
  • School Days Auction and Dinner, Saturday, September 28
More details about all of the events and more are available on BGeF's website and Facebook page
Join the BGPS team! Many positions are available now, including a family and consumer science teacher, 6 special education teachers, 3 basic education assistants (2 crossing guards and a lunch/recess supervisor), a swing shift custodian, a community education facilitator, a gym recreation facilitator, an assistant boys basketball coach, a girls tennis head coach, 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.
  • Friday, June 14: 3-hour early release FOR SOUTH SCHOOLS ONLY
  • Monday, June 17: 3-hour early release for all schools, last day of school for south schools
  • Tuesday, June 18: 3-hour early release, last day of school for north schools
  • BGPS Board of Directors Regular Meeting, Monday, June 24, 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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