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July 16, 2020 edition of the BGPS Bulletin: Highlighting the great things happening in Battle Ground Public Schools
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Battle Ground boy qualifies for national motocross race


by Cameron Cast/The Reflector

Six-year-old Liam Asselin, a student at Daybreak Primary, heads to Tennessee in early August


Liam Asselin has spent nearly a quarter of his life on a dirt bike. When he was two years old, his parents got him a small, battery-operated street bike. According to his mother, Jessica Asselin, Liam was a natural, and just two years later, he was racing on a dirt bike.

“My husband wanted to get him into trials riding and I said ‘no that’s lame, let's get him on a track,” Jessica said. “He’s a natural at it and he just loves it.” Read more on The Reflector's website

BGPS announces administrative changes for 2020-21 school year


Battle Ground Public Schools announces administrative changes for the 2020-21 school year, including principals and assistant principals. The administrators began their new positions July 1. Visit the district website for a rundown of the administrative changes throughout the district
BGPS’ Board of Directors conducted special and regular board meetings on June 22. Highlights from these meetings are in this week's BG Board, Briefly. The next regular board meeting will be held on Monday, July 27 at 6 p.m.

FCRC, BGeF partner to provide backpacks to qualified students

Our Family and Community Resource Center (FCRC) and the Battle Ground Education Foundation are pleased to be able to help families whose students have qualified for free and reduced meals with backpacks and school supplies for 2020-21. You can apply online here! Please be sure to complete the form for each student requesting supplies. The application deadline is Friday, July 31. 

If your student(s) did not qualify for free and reduced meals last year, but your situation has changed due to the current economic conditions and you need help with supplies, please contact the FCRC after August 1, 2020 at 360-885-5434.

School supplies included are only basic supplies based on donations and will not include everything your student might need. Battle Ground Public Schools provides students in grades K-4 with the basic school supplies needed to complete in-class assignments. However, additional supplies might be needed. School supply lists for 2020-21 are posted on the district website: https://www.battlegroundps.org/school-supply-lists/.

Curricula Adoption: Community Review


Battle Ground Public Schools is considering the adoption of textbooks and an online curriculum that will be considered at the July 27 board meeting, and is inviting the public to provide comments.
  • "National Pastime: U.S. History Through Baseball," is a history textbook that would be used for grades 9-12 in the social studies elective course Baseball in American Society.
  • "Forensic Science: Fundamentals & Investigations," is a science textbook that would be used for grades 11-12 in the science elective course Forensics.
  • Paxton Patterson's HVAC, Electrical and Plumbing Skills is an online curriculum that would be used for grades 11-12 in the elective course HVAC/Electrical and Plumbing.
  • "Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured" is a textbook that would be used for grades 9-12 in the elective course Disaster Leadership Training.
  • “Introduction to Health Science” is a textbook that would be used for grades 9-12 in the elective course Introduction to Health Sciences Careers.
More information about the courses in which these textbooks will be used is in the online High School Course Guide.

The curricula are available to review by appointment at the district office. Please call (360) 885-5338 to make an appointment. Appointments are available Monday through Thursday between 7:30 AM and 4:00 PM. Please note that the curricula are copyrighted, so you cannot duplicate, photograph, or remove any of the materials from the review space. The last day to provide comments is July 23. 

Join the BGPS team!

Many positions are available now, including a transportation router, 2 school nurses, a speech language pathologist, a special education teacher, a para-educator, a special education assistant, 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, cheer, 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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