June 11, 2020 edition of the BGPS Bulletin: Highlighting the great things happening in Battle Ground Public Schools
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The 2019-20 School Year in Pictures

Take a look back at the 2019-20 school year in pictures--from classroom learning in the fall to remote learning and graduations this spring--with our annual end of year slideshow! We look forward to seeing everyone again in the fall!

Three BGPS students heading to National History Day Finals 

After top finishes in the state competition, three Battle Ground Public Schools students are headed to the National History Day Finals. Only the top two finishers in each category advance to the national finals, which will be held virtually this year and streamed online on June 20 beginning at noon at

Reagan Lund (pictured left), a ninth grade student at Prairie High School, is competing in the senior division of the Individual Website category with his project “Japanese Americans Breaking Racial Barriers During World War II.” 

Gabriel Vu (pictured middle), an eighth grader at Pleasant Valley Middle School, is competing in the junior division of the Individual Website category with his project “Agent Orange: Contaminating Americans and Vietnamese.” 

Colton McCall (pictured right), an eighth grader at Pleasant Valley Middle School, is competing in the junior division of the Individual Performance category for his project “Breaking Barriers to Restore 1855 Treaty Fishing Rights.” Read more on the district blog.
BGPS’ Board of Directors conducted special and regular board meetings on June 8. Highlights from these meetings are in this week's BG Board, Briefly. The next regular board meeting will be held on Monday, June 22 at 6 p.m.

Chief Umtuch Middle School DREAM Team wins 'Hearty' award

On Tuesday, Chief Umtuch Middle School's DREAM Team won a "Hearty" award from the American Heart Association! More than 3,500 schools were eligible to participate in the 10-state Western Region. Chief Umtuch won in the Heart Healthy School category in recognition of training all of their students to perform hands only CPR, their school-wide assembly about how vaping is impacting teens, and the school's daily announcements read to students about vaping and heart health.

The Zoom awards show featured categories such as most impactful volunteer, top fundraising school, best first-year school, lifetime achievement, and administrator of the year. Way to go, Wolverines!

Support Prairie Athletics at the Booster Club's "Boots & Bling" online auction 

You can support Prairie High School's athletics programs from June 12 until June 16 via their online auction. This year's theme is "Boots & Bling... It's a Prairie Thing!" 

There are hundreds of items available to bid on. You can also make donations without bidding here on the event website

See the BGHS Class of 2020 mural

Each year, the graduating class at Battle Ground High School creates a new mural to represent their cohort. This year's mural was created by senior Faith Parker and fine arts teacher Tamra Galles. Well done, Faith and Tamra! We hear that it looks even more impressive in person, and we can't wait to check it our with our own eyes! 

Join the BGPS team!

Many positions are available now, including a high school Dean of Students, a high school guidance counselor, a primary school guidance counselor, an art teacher, 2 ELL teachers, a special education teacher, a reading para-educator, a high school registrar, a gym recreation facilitator, a community education Launch program facilitator, community education referee/support staff, a head coach for girls basketball, assistant coaches for swimming, volleyball, and girls basketball, and various certificated and classified substitutes.

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