September 21, 2018 edition of the BGPS Bulletin: Highlighting the great things happening in Battle Ground Public Schools
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BGPS' First Day of the 2018-19 School Year

The first day of school is always brimming with excitement and optimism, and we couldn't be happier to welcome students and teachers back to the classroom! Please join us in making the 2018-19 school year the best it can be!

Watch the Back to School video here

Focus on teachers 

BGPS teacher receives National History Day scholarship

Chief Umtuch Middle School history teacher Beth Doughty is one of 114 teachers selected for a National History Day scholarship program titled Legacies of World War I. The program is a partnership between the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission and National History Day.

Doughty will participate in four live webinars with World War I historians from around the world while developing a classroom activity to use with her students in the spring. Following the conclusion of the course, she will also share her knowledge with other teachers at two local presentations. 

Read more on our website
BGPS’ Board of Directors conducted a regular board meeting on Monday, September 10 and special board meetings on Wednesday, September 12 and Tuesday, September 18. Highlights from the meetings are in this week's BG Board, Briefly. The next regular board meeting will be held on Monday, September 24 at 6 p.m. on the Lewisville campus.

Also, be sure to read the board's Letter to the community.

Updated school calendars are available now

The BGPS Board of Directors approved an adjusted calendar for the school year (calendars for River HomeLink and Summit View High School will be posted online soon). Graduation dates are the same.

Please note that state law requires the school year to consist of at least 180 school days AND a minimum number of instructional hours. Waivers are only permitted for closures due to acts of nature (e.g., inclement weather).

The 2018-2019 school calendar includes weekly late starts for teacher collaboration, the first and last days of the school year, breaks and holidays, snow/school closure make-up days and some early releases for parent-teacher conferences. Visit our website for more information

The 2017-18 Annual Report is here!

Community Report highlights include:
  • Superintendent's Message
  • Information About BGPS
  • Engaging Learning Experiences
  • Assessment Results
  • Social Emotional Learning
  • Dynamic Facilities
  • Financial Report
  • Community Connections
Click here to view the Annual Community Report online

1-2-3 Grow and Learn Groups let you observe, wonder, and learn with your child

Battle Ground Public Schools has partnered with the Educational Service District 112 to provide a free drop-in program at primary schools around the district for children up to five years old and their parents. At Grow & Learn Groups, you will:
  • Help your child learn with focused parent-child time
  • Help your child socialize and meet other families
  • Help your child grow with school readiness activities and snacks
  • Have fun and play with your child
This is a drop-in program that does not require registration. Groups will meet at Daybreak Primary on Mondays, Tukes Valley Primary on Thursdays, and Maple Grove K-8 on Fridays. Please see the 1-2-3 Grow and Learn flyer for more information about specific days, times and locations, as well as contact information if you have any further questions about the program.
Join the BGPS Team! Many positions are now available, including 5 swing shift custodians, 2 community education facilitators, 6 special education assistants, an HVAC technician, assistant coaches for golf, track, and wrestling, a head baseball coach, 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.
District 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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