October 10, 2019 edition of the BGPS Bulletin: Highlighting the great things happening in Battle Ground Public Schools
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Mike Peck named Seahawks' High School Coach of the Week

The Seahawks and UnitedHealthcare announced that Coach Mike Peck of Prairie High School and Coach Blake VanDalen of Lynden High School are the Week Five NFL High School Coaches of the Week for the state of Washington.

Coach Peck led his team to a 38-20 win over previously undefeated Kelso to advance to 5-0 on the season, the best start to the season for the program since 1984. Under his leadership, the Prairie Falcons have consistently played with tremendous effort and discipline. Prairie made their debut in the AP top 10 poll this week and are looking to go 6-0 for the first time in school history. 

By being named a coach of the week, Peck receives a $500 grant from the NFL toward the PHS football program. At the conclusion of the high school football season, one coach will be selected as the NFL High School Coach of the Year for the state of Washington and will receive a $2,000 grant from the NFL and $10,000 grant from UnitedHealthcare. For more information on the High School Coach of the Week, visit

Focus on school culture

Prairie High School’s Crimson Crew continues campaign of kindness

A new student group at Prairie High School is helping to transform the school’s culture, one act of kindness at a time. The PHS “Crimson Crew” is a student-led school spirit group that organizes a wide variety of activities intended to show love, support, and appreciation for their peers, teachers, and community members in the Battle Ground Public Schools district. 

You’ll find the Crimson Crew doling out high fives and candy in the hallways to help spread joy among students. They gather to write and collect handwritten messages of appreciation from students to place in teachers’ inboxes. They show up at school sporting events and performances that typically don’t get many spectators and cheer like die-hard fanatics. The Crimson Crew also stays late to clean up the bleachers after football games, are helping district middle schools deliver their anti-bullying messages, and even showed up early one morning at Battle Ground High School to surprise the teachers and staff of their district rival high school with free coffee and pastries.

Read more on the district blog

Chris Scheufele encourages Tukes Valley middle schoolers to be resilient

On Tuesday, Tukes Valley Middle School welcomed Chris “Shoof” Scheufele to speak at a school-wide assembly where he demonstrated strategies and interventions to help students resolve conflicts and promote a culture of kindness and resilience. Scheufele is a former Teacher of the Year award recipient who utilizes his background in stand-up comedy and music to present social-emotional learning strategies in a fun and engaging manner. Check out our Facebook page to see more photos

BGPS students to participate in the Great Washington Shakeout Oct. 17

Communities and schools across Washington will participate in the Great Washington ShakeOut earthquake drill next Thursday, October 17 at 10:17 a.m. This is the eighth year the state has participated in the drill. During the drill, communities, families, businesses and schools will practice their drop, cover and hold skills.

It is also recommended that area residents make sure they are prepared for a disaster by storing enough food, water and supplies. Emergency Management has expanded the recommendation from having three days worth of supplies to having two weeks worth. For more information and additional resources, please visit  

Donut think we didn’t notice the great work you're doing! 

We surprised several staff last Friday morning with #DonutsfromDistrict in recognition of the GREAT things they’ve done! From teachers and counselors to the staff who work in our warehouse, school offices, and transportation, these people are why Battle Ground schools are so amazing! Thank you for going above and beyond! And thank you to Mr. Maple for supporting our schools. Visit our Facebook page to see more photos of Donuts from District

Join the BGPS team!

Many positions are available now, including a health room assistant sub, 6 basic education assistants (a crossing guard, a lab assistant, and 4 lunch/recess supervisors), 2 swing shift custodians, a community education facilitator, a gym recreation facilitator, 2 para-educators (one tutoring and one English as a Second Language), 13 special education assistants (baseload and student specific), a high school transition coach, assistant coaches for boys and girls basketball, track, wrestling, and Special Olympics unified activities, a head coach for Special Olympics unified activities, a game manager at PHS, 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.
  • No School for Staff Professional Development Day, Friday, October 11
  • BGPS Board of Directors Regular Meeting, Monday, October 14, 6:00 p.m. at the Lewisville campus
  • One Hour Late Start for Staff Professional Development, Wednesday, October 16
District & Community Events

The Community Events page is designed to share community functions submitted by non-profit organizations. 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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