May 12, 2022 edition of the BGPS Bulletin: Highlighting the great things happening in Battle Ground Public Schools
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Vote for your favorites in the 63rd annual District Art Show

The 63rd Battle Ground Public Schools' District Art Show is now online and you can view the entire gallery of submissions and vote for your favorites to receive the inaugural People's Choice Award. The deadline to vote is Sunday, May 15. After a brief, pandemic-induced hiatus, judging will resume this year. In addition to the People’s Choice Award, voted on by citizens, winning students will receive the coveted Bob Peck Award, the Superintendent Award, the Board’s Choice Award, Best of Show, and juried awards. Winners will be announced at the May 23 Board of Directors meeting, 6:00 p.m. at the Lewisville campus and available to watch online.

BGPS receives 8th consecutive clean audit

For the eighth year in a row, Battle Ground Public Schools has received a clean audit from the Washington State Auditor’s Office. The audit covers the areas of accountability, financial statements and federal grant compliance for the district’s fiscal year, from Sept. 1, 2020 to Aug. 31, 2021. Auditors examined the district’s payroll, use of restricted funds such as local levy dollars, compliance with supplemental contracts for enrichment activities, open public meetings and financial condition.

“These audits take a lot of work, and getting a clean report isn’t easy,” said Superintendent Denny Waters. “Doing this eight years in a row demonstrates the commitment of our leadership team when it comes to being both efficient and transparent with public funds.”

To learn more about the audit process and other steps the district and its Board of Directors takes to ensure public funds are being used wisely, read the full story on the district website.

BGPS’ Board of Directors conducted a regular board meeting on Monday, May 9. Highlights are in this week's BG Board, Briefly. Archived video of board meetings is available on the district website. The next regular board meeting will be held on May 23 at 6:00 p.m.

School Nurse Appreciation Day

Wednesday, May 11 marked National School Nurse Appreciation Day. Far from just patching up scrapes, school nurses coordinate care plans for children with medical requirements, oversee the administration of prescribed medications, and support the educational process by improving the health and safety of our students. Thank you for all you do!

BGHS bands bring home awards at Mt Hood Jazz Festival

Student musicians with Battle Ground High School continue to clean up at local competitions. During the May 7 Mount Hood Jazz Festival, the BGHS Advanced Jazz Band took home the top prize in their division and the BGHS Combo Jazz Band finished 2nd in the Combo division. This was out of a total of 60 bands at the competition!

Congratulations, and go Tigers!

Vote for Maple Grove Primary student in Future Chefs competition

Don't forget to cast your vote for Maple Grove Primary 3rd grader Miradi Ackler to be Sodexo's National Future Chef champion! The last day to vote is Friday, May 13. This bubbly nine year old is one of just five students around the country nominated for the prize, thanks to her delicious Fancy Nancy Balsamic Bacon Grilled Cheese sandwich. Sodexo, the district's food services provider, will also be featuring Miradi's recipe on the Maple Grove menu in the near future.

Join the BGPS team!

Many positions are available now, including: 
  • Special Services Coordinator (District Wide)
  • Teachers (Several subjects and schools)
  • Lead Head Custodian (District Wide)
  • Technology Services assistant (CASEE)
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • Basic Education Assistant (Security and Crossing Guard)
  • Special Programs Paras (Student specific and baseload)
  • Certificated Substitutes (District wide)
  • Classified Substitutes (District wide)
View the full list of current job openings and apply online at the district website.

Bus Drivers
BGPS' transportation provider, First Student, is in need of part-time bus drivers
. For more details on First Student driving careers, including sign-on bonuses starting at $2,500, visit

Cafeteria Workers
, the district's food service provider, is looking for employees in a number of specialties. Most positions provide on-the-job training and start at $14.70 per hour or more. More information:

Right At School
The district's new before/after school care provider, Right At School, is looking for Program Managers and Educators. Learn more at or email your resume to
District Calendar
  • Wednesday, May 18: One-hour late start
  • Monday, May 23: Board of Directors regular meeting, 6:00 p.m. at the Lewisville Campus
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