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March 25, 2021 edition of the BGPS Bulletin: Highlighting the great things happening in Battle Ground Public Schools
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SW Washington Regional Art Show to be held virtually on March 31

The annual Southwest Washington Regional High School Art Show, hosted by ESD 112, will be held virtually on March 31, 2021. This year's show features approximately 75 submissions from across 12 school districts. In addition to the regional and ESD awards, Central Washington University has pledged $12,000 in scholarships to recipients they will select themselves. ESD 112 will send the seven top scoring works to the Virtual State Art Show, typically held in Olympia and hosted by OSPI, to compete with other artists from across the state.

The Virtual Art Show Event will be livestreamed on the ESD 112 Facebook Page on March 31 at 5 p.m. During the show, which is open to the public, viewers will have the opportunity to see videos from participating students and teachers, as well as be present for the awards announcements.

The State Art Show will take place on May 20, 2021. Additional State Art Show details will be posted on the OSPI website. For more information, and to view a virtual gallery of student art, visit www.esd112.org/artshow.

Save the date(s) for BGPS' high school plant sales!


Save the date(s)! A variety of plants grown in our high school greenhouses by students and staff will be available for purchase at upcoming public plant sales. More detailed information will be coming right after spring break, but we wanted to help spread the word now so the public is aware that these sales will be happening this year. 

Sales will be happening April 24 at BGHS (hanging baskets), April 24 (for NatureScaping members only) and April 25 for the general public at the CASEE campus, and many dates and times from April 24 to May 8 at PHS (hanging baskets, vegetable starts, and bedding and foliage plants). Stay tuned for details!  
BGPS’ Board of Directors conducted a regular board meeting on March 22. Highlights from this meeting is in this week's BG Board, Briefly. The next regular board meeting will be held on Monday, April 12 at 6 p.m. 

Daybreak Primary students paint rocks for school garden project

Tuesday at Daybreak Primary School, Ms. Anderson's and Ms. Little's 4th graders painted rocks that will soon adorn a new school garden project! Thank you to New Heights Church and Pacific Rockery for their ongoing support and for donating supplies for the rock painting. Visit the Daybreak Dragons Facebook page to see more photos of students painting rocks. 

River Online Learning senior wins regional automotive skills competition  


Congratulations to River HomeLink/River Online Learning senior Whitten Massie on being named the regional champion of the Automotive Service Technology contest at Cascadia Tech! 

The competition allowed students to demonstrate their ability to perform jobs and skills based on the task list outlined by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). 

Well done, Whitten!

RHL student is named American Birding Association's Young Birder of the Year


Congratulations to River HomeLink 8th grader Katie Warner on being named The American Birding Association's 2021 ABA Young Birder of the Year

The ABA Young Birder of the Year mentoring program exists to encourage and develop the talents of birders between the ages of 10-18. Begun in 1998, it has an incredible track record of influencing up and coming leaders of the birding community and helping them develop their skills.

You can read more about Katie and the Young Birder of the Year program on The Columbian's website

Join the BGPS team!

Many positions are available now, including an executive director of Human Resources, a chief financial officer, a K-12 school psychologist, as assistant/assessment secretary, 3 basic education assistants, a high school discipline clerk, 3 swing shift custodians, a licensed practical nurse, a middle school media technician, 18 special education assistants (6 baseload and 12 student specific), an online learning specialist, an assistant coach for swimming; a lead assistant coach for the cheer team, a head coach for boys tennis, and various certificated and classified substitutes. Visit the district's Jobs web page to see our openings and apply.
 
BGPS' transportation provider, Cascade Student Transportation, is also in need of bus drivers. Visit https://sticareers.com/ to apply. 
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