April 15, 2021 edition of the BGPS Bulletin: Highlighting the great things happening in Battle Ground Public Schools
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NOTE: This version is updated with corrected links to Board, Briefly and the Prairie High School plant sale reservations page. Sorry for any inconvenience!

High School plant sales begin April 24

It's nearly here! The annual plant sales to raise funds for the district's horticulture, FFA, and welding programs, starts Saturday, April 24. Masks are required and COVID-safe protocols will be in place at both events. Battle Ground High School will feature only hanging baskets this year, and the event will be in person from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 24 (will close earlier if baskets sell out). Cash or checks will be accepted at BGHS. Signs will guide you into the area near the greenhouses (300 W. Main Street). Reservations will be required for the Prairie High School event (click here), and plants can be picked up on select days from April 24 through May 8, as scheduled. Credit cards or checks will be accepted at PHS.

For the health and safety of our community, masks and physical distancing are required at both schools.

Family fun with a Drive-in Movie at Lewisville Campus

Pack up the family and cruise on over to the Lewisville campus parking lot (406 NW 5th Ave) on April 30 to see the fun-filled animated movie "Inside Out" and help out a good cause. The event is a joint effort by Prevent Together: Battle Ground Prevention Alliance, Chief Umtuch DREAM Team, and Chief Umtuch Middle School PTO and ASB as a fundraiser for the American Heart Association. Concessions sales will be available before the movie and proceeds will also support the AHA. Gates open at 7:30 p.m. Get there early to see student presentations on vaping prevention, heart health, and healthy ways to deal with difficult emotions.

Participation is limited to 100 cars, and a ticket is required for entrance. Reserve yours online at this link. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged. 

For everyone's health and safety, attendees are asked to remain in their vehicles as much as possible and follow state guidance on physical distancing and proper use of facemasks. If bad weather cancels the event, it will be rescheduled to May 7.
BGPS’ Board of Directors conducted a regular board meeting on April 12. Highlights from this meeting is in this week's BG Board, Briefly. The next regular board meeting will be held on Monday, April 26 at 6 p.m. 

Vote for Bethany!

BGHS Senior Bethany Tuchardt is one of five finalists for The Columbian Newspaper's Prep Athlete of the Week for week 7. Tuchardt had 35 kills, 42 digs, three aces and two blocks in two matches for the Tigers who finished their season on April 1.

You have until 7 p.m. on Thursday to cast your vote for Bethany, so be sure to click here and help her get the recognition she deserves for an amazing final season for the Tigers.

Photo courtesy of Cheryl Boatman Photography

CAM Academy Junior shoots for the stars

CAM Academy Junior Jonah Colagross is well on his way to a career in the aerospace industry and a possible role in eventually landing humans on Mars. Last November, Jonah and 300 other students from across the region began the Western Aerospace Scholars (WAS) Phase One curriculum, a rigorous five-month course consisting of seven NASA and University of Washington designed lessons. 
Colagross says the experience was “truly rewarding,” and “a unique experience” he would recommend to anyone with an interest in space exploration and the aerospace industry. 
“It was definitely a rigorous five months, but it allowed me to grow my writing, communication, and analysis skills while tackling present-day problems in aerospace exploration and engineering,” Colagross said. “I hope phase 2 is just as rewarding.”
Phase Two will be a virtual six-day online experience overseen by the Museum of Flight in Seattle next July and August. Four student teams will cooperate to plan a human mission to Mars with support from professional engineers/scientists, university students, and certificated educators.
Great work, Jonah!

BGHS Tiger star basketball player ready for one last hurrah

Photo: Mike Schultz via

Battle Ground Tigers star player Kaden Perry signed a letter of intent to play his college ball at Gonzaga University in Eastern Washington, but before that happens he's ready for one last pandemic-delayed season with his high school teammates. Perry, who was also recently recognized by Nike as one of the top high school athletes in the country, told Paul Valencia of Clark County Today that he's continued to play ball this extended off-season, but was happy to get back on the court for a real practice this week.

“It’s a lot more intense,” Perry said. “We’re getting ready. We’re talking about matchups. It’s exciting to get back on the court. We haven’t had that in forever.”

There's no state tournament this season, but Perry says he's just hopeful that "Battle Ground goes out with a W."

Be sure to read the full piece at Clark County Today.

Join the BGPS team!

Many positions are available now, including a Principal position at Daybreak Primary, a K-12 school psychologist, basic education assistants, a COVID isolation room attendant, swing shift custodians, a licensed practical nurse, special education assistants, an assistant coach for swimming at Prairie High School, head coach for the Battle Ground High School football program as well as girls soccer, and Prairie High School boys tennis. The district is also seeking 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 to apply. 
Clark County Today
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