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January 18, 2019 edition of the BGPS Bulletin: Highlighting the great things happening in Battle Ground Public Schools
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In case you missed it: School Board approves boundary changes

The Battle Ground School Board voted Monday night to approve boundary changes that will address overcrowding in the district's schools. They selected one of three options presented earlier in the year by a committee of parents, staff and community members. The option, called the Maple Grove K-4 Conversion, converts Maple Grove into a K-4 and shifts students from Glenwood Heights Primary to Maple Grove, among other changes.

Read more at Clark County Today or The Columbian

Focus on teaching

Six Battle Ground educators earn National Board Certification 

Six educators from Battle Ground Public Schools earned certification in 2018 from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). This accomplishment marks the successful completion of a rigorous, one-to-three year program aimed at honing teaching techniques and styles that bolster students’ enthusiasm for learning. 

National Board Certification is an advanced teaching credential that goes beyond state licensure. Only about 40 percent of educators earn the certification on their first attempt.

Read more on the district website

Student artists' work featured at Rose City Classic Dog Show

Congratulations to Laurin Middle School 7th graders Natalie Coughran and Kristina Kaygorodova! Their artwork was selected to be featured on display today through Sunday at the 2019 Rose City Classic Dog Show at the Portland Expo Center.

Natalie and Kristina competed against 7th and 8th grade artists from the greater Portland Metropolitan area, including students enrolled in private art schools. Coughran’s pencil sketch of 'Cooper the Service Dog' took 2nd place out of all the entries, while Kaygorodova’s watercolor of an airport bomb-sniffing service dog placed 4th!

The Rose City Classic Dog Show is one of the four largest all-breed dog shows in the United States. This year's art contest theme is "Dogs of the World and the Jobs They Do". Visit the BGPS Facebook page to see larger versions of the winning entries

River HomeLink students compete in National Geographic's GeoBee 

Today, River HomeLink students in grades four through eight participated in the National Geographic Society’s 31st Annual GeoBee geography competition. Congratulations to seventh grader Parker Zaemann who finished first, sixth grader Sola Feldheger for finishing second, and eighth grader Nikita Drokin for placing third!

By winning RHL’s GeoBee, Zaemann advances to the next level of competition: a qualifying test to determine Washington’s state competitors. Up to 100 of the top test scorers in each state become eligible to compete in their state GeoBee. The winners of the state GeoBees receive an all-expense-paid trip to National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C., in May to participate in the GeoBee national championship, competing for cash prizes, scholarships and an all-expense-paid Lindblad expedition to the Galápagos Islands aboard the National Geographic Endeavour ll.

Thousands of schools from all across the United States and the five U.S. territories are competing in this year’s contest, as are Department of Defense Dependents Schools around the world. The National Geographic Society developed the National Geographic GeoBee in 1989 in response to concern about the lack of geographic knowledge among young people in the United States. Over more than three decades, 120 million students have participated in the GeoBee. See more photos on our Facebook page

GHP builds community spirit, learning skills at Family Game Nights

Glenwood Heights Primary held its Family Game Night this week, and it was a huge success! These monthly events are designed to introduce games that involve reading, math and science. The GHP Cubby mascot made a special appearance, which was a big hit with students for a family picture, a hug, or a high five! Principal Antonio Lopez and Assistant Principals Lori Schilling and Kara Kent were very pleased with the turnout and saw so many happy families playing games and interacting with each other, demonstrating a wonderful sense of community.

There are many more events scheduled at Glenwood this school year designed to support families with fun and engaging activities both at school and for continued learning at home. Their next Family Game Nights are scheduled from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. on February 21st, March 11th, April 8th, and May 13th. Check out some more photos from GHP's Family Game Night on Facebook
Join the BGPS Team! Many positions are now available, including a high school guidance counselor, 3 assistant secretaries/assessment coordinators, 4 basic education assistants, a community education facilitator, a gym recreation facilitator, 7 special education assistants (2 baseload, 1 overload, and 4 student specific), a warehouse purchasing technician, assistant coaches for baseball, football, golf, softball, track, and wrestling, and various certificated 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
  • No School, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 21
  • One Hour Late Start, Wednesday, January 23
  • BGPS Board of Directors Regular Meeting, Monday, January 28, 6:00 p.m. at the Lewisville Campus
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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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