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October 15, 2020 edition of the BGPS Bulletin: Highlighting the great things happening in Battle Ground Public Schools
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Battle Ground’s HOSA Clubs adapt with scaled-down blood drives


For members of our high schools’ Health Occupation Students of America, or HOSA clubs, hosting blood drives provides students with a wealth of experience and opportunities. Students help plan, coordinate and market these donation events months in advance in partnership with the American Red Cross. Once the day of the donation drive arrives, students serve as hands-on volunteers that greet donors, 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.

Now that schools are in a remote learning model, HOSA students have had to shift gears and make adjustments on the fly while preparing for their blood drives. “Typically, we would all wake up early and show up to school around six in the morning to help the Red Cross set up,” said Miki Malone, a senior at Battle Ground High School and the HOSA Club President. “I remember us having over a hundred donors in one blood drive, and it would take an entire day of volunteering.” Read more on the BGHS website
BGPS’ Board of Directors conducted work sessions and a regular board meeting on Oct. 7 and 12. Highlights from these meetings is in this week's BG Board, Briefly. The next regular board meeting will be held on Monday, Oct. 26 at 6 p.m.

BGHS' Kaden Perry wins Clark County's Youth Achievement Award 


Congratulations to Battle Ground High School senior Kaden Perry on being named the 2020 recipient of the Clark County Youth Achievement Award in the "Family Life" category. 

Perry is an ESPN Top-100 recruit who has committed to playing basketball at Gonzaga University next year. Coach Manny Melo says "Kaden has shown nothing but amazing character, and specifically towards his family." 

 

Bargaining Update

Battle Ground Public Schools has been meeting since early June with the Battle Ground Education Association to develop a contract., and the meetings are now open to the public. The next meeting is scheduled for Oct. 21 at 9:00 a.m.

Visit www.battlegroundps.org/bargaining/ for more information and links to attend the virtual meeting. 

BGPS receives 5 awards from Washington School Public Relations Association



Battle Ground Public Schools received 5 awards in the WSPRA annual Communication Awards program for districts with more than 10,000 students enrolled:

WSPRA received entries in 13 categories. Battle Ground competed against Washington districts that have more than 10,000 students enrolled. "To be recognized by our peers for the work we do to support our students is a huge honor," said Rita Sanders, communications officer. 

Join the BGPS team!

Many positions are available now, including a speech language pathologist, two swing shift custodians, a licensed practical nurse, a Russian parent outreach liaison, a transportation router, a gym recreation facilitator, a community education Launch program facilitator, community education referee/support staff, assistant coaches for girls basketball; cheer team; swimming; and boys and girls soccer; and various certificated and classified substitutes.

Visit the district's Jobs web page to see our openings and apply.
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