November 29, 2018 edition of the BGPS Bulletin: Highlighting the great things happening in Battle Ground Public Schools
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Virtual reality brings next level learning to Battle Ground schools

by Dan Trujillo, The Reflector

Sarah Williams is bringing her love for Little House on the Prairie to life by using the Google Tilt Brush virtual reality program available for art students at Maple Grove K-8 School in Battle Ground.

“I think it’s really cool. You can see everything,” Williams said. “I’m in the art room but it feels like I’m in this open space where I can create whatever I want.”

Read the full story on The Reflector's website.

Focus on community

Board seeks feedback on three boundary change options

The Battle Ground Public Schools Board of Directors is asking for the public to weigh in on three options that would alleviate overcrowding by changing primary and middle school boundaries in the district. The boundary changes would take effect in fall 2019.

Information about the boundary change options will be on the district website beginning Dec. 5 and presented at three informational forums:
  • 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5 at Laurin Middle School, 13601 NE 97th Ave., Vancouver
  • 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12 at Maple Grove School, 610 SW Eaton Blvd.
  • 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9 at Daybreak campus, 1900 NW 20th Ave.
At the forums, district administrators will present the options and answer questions. Families and community members will be able to examine the options and then provide feedback via an online feedback survey. Families and patrons who cannot attend the public forums can review the options on the district website and provide feedback via an online feedback survey that will be open Dec. 5 through Jan. 9.

Read more on the district website.
BGPS’ Board of Directors conducted a work session on Monday, Nov. 19 and a regular board meeting on Monday, Nov. 26. Highlights from the meetings are in this week's BG Board, Briefly. The next regular board meeting will be held on Monday, Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. on the Lewisville campus.

Battle Ground sends first two unified bowlers to state

by The Reflector

Congratulations to Jade Sharman and Taylor Lindberg, who will be the first Battle Ground High School Tigers to compete in the Unified Sports state bowling tournament this Saturday at Skyway Park Bowl in Seattle! Best of luck, ladies!

Read the full story on The Reflector's website

Get into the holiday spirit with BGPS events

Battle Ground Public Schools' students and staff will celebrate the holiday season with food drives, gift donations, school assemblies and musical performances.

Visit our website for a list of all the events happening this holiday season!

Battle Ground Education Foundation's 'Night at the Moda Center'

Join the Battle Ground Education Foundation (BGEF) and cheer the Trailblazers on to victory over the Atlanta Hawks. Tickets are $40, $82 and $126 based on seat section. A portion of each ticket will be donated back to the BGEF, whose sole mission is to help our students and schools through the Family & Community Resource Center, Unified Sports, literacy initiatives and other activities.

All ticket holders will get early entrance at 5 p.m. to meet, greet and get autographs from players, as well as watch the warm-ups from the 100 section. Purchase by Dec. 23 to assure you are sitting with others from our community. Tell your friends and family about this great gift idea for the holidays and special occasions!

Go to for more information and ticket purchases.
Join the BGPS Team! Many positions are now available, including three basic education assistants, a swing shift custodian, a community education facilitator, a gym recreation facilitator, a primary school media technician, six special education assistants (1 overload and 5 student specific), assistant coaches for baseball, softball and wrestling, an auditorium manager, a JROTC certificated substitute, various other 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.
  • One-Hour Late Start, Wednesday, December 5
  • Boundary Change Community Forum, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 6 p.m. at Laurin Middle School, 13601 NE 97th Ave., Vancouver
  • BGPS Board of Directors Regular Meeting, Monday, December 10, 6:00 p.m. at the Lewisville Campus
  • Boundary Change Community Forum, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 6 p.m. at Maple Grove School, 610 SW Eaton Blvd.
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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