August 31, 2018 edition of the BGPS Bulletin: Highlighting the great things happening in Battle Ground Public Schools
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Building a home out of hopelessness: A helping hand from the Family and Community Resource Center in Battle Ground empowers family

by Dan Trujillo/The Reflector

The Family and Community Resource Center for the Battle Ground School District gave Katrice Lemons and her son and daughter hope when she didn’t have a job or a home nearly a decade ago. Left to right in the photo: FCRC coordinator Lydia Sanders, Lemons, Daelon Floyd, Caelece Floyd and secretary Linda Storm.

Read The Reflector's article here

Focus on staff

Battle Ground school board approves 3-year contract agreement with classified employees

The Battle Ground Public Schools Board of Directors approved at its meeting on Monday (Aug. 27) a 3-year contract with the district's Public School Employees (PSE) association, which represents more than 570 classified employees in the district.

The new contract provides salary increases of 6 percent in 2018-19, 3 percent in 2019-20 and 3 percent in 2020-21. The district has been bargaining with PSE since last spring, and the new agreement is effective from Sept. 1, 2018 through Aug. 31, 2021.

"I would like to compliment both sides in the bargaining process," said Superintendent Mark Ross. "It was a very collaborative process, with both sides working well together. I want to thank PSE for having an open discussion about the budget and considering the sustainability and stability of our budget with this three-year agreement."

Battle Ground Public Schools has not yet reached an agreement with the Battle Ground Education Association, which represents the district's certificated instructional staff, the majority of which are teachers. The district is committed to the bargaining process, and to providing fair compensation to staff that is fiscally responsible and sustainable in the district's budget.
BGPS’ Board of Directors conducted a regular board meeting on Monday, August 27. Highlights from the meeting are in this week's BG Board, Briefly. The next regular board meeting will be held on Monday, September 10 at 6 p.m. on the Lewisville campus.

AFJROTC students take to the skies in a C-17 with the 313th Airlift Squadron

How cool is this?! A group of 15 AFJROTC cadets from Battle Ground High School (WA-952) made a special trip to Joint Base Lewis-McChord on August 18 to get a firsthand look at the mission of the Air Force’s 313th Airlift Squadron. The cadets were transported out to the massive C-17 aircraft and had a full orientation to the capabilities and duties of the mission crew, then toured the aircraft from nose-to-tail before lifting off on a 2-hour training mission.

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Incoming students get an inside look at high school life at Freshman Day events

On Tuesday, Battle Ground and Prairie High Schools opened their doors to incoming freshmen for Freshman Day orientation. The students got to tour their new campus and walk their class schedules so they'll know where to go when school starts, met with staff and their fellow students, and received their Chromebooks. It was a great way for the students to begin getting acclimated to high school life! 
Join the BGPS Team! Many positions are now available, including a high school receptionist/office assistant, a K-12 psychologist, a primary school teacher, a middle school STEM teacher, a high school special education teacher, an assistant school secretary, a school crossing guard, four lunch/recess supervisors, a day shift custodian, five swing shift custodians, a community education facilitator, a gym recreation facilitator, a media technician, 9 special education assistants (2 baseload and 7 student specific), an HVAC technician, 5 assistant coaches (for girls basketball, dance team, golf, track, and wrestling), certificated substitutes, 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.
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