July 28, 2022 summer edition of the BGPS Bulletin: Highlighting the great things happening in Battle Ground Public Schools
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Middle school sports options and access expanding this year

More students will have access to more options this year as Battle Ground Public Schools continues its rollout of middle school sports. The district is adding girls volleyball and co-ed track in 2022-23, in addition to longer seasons of basketball, soccer and cross country. Except for soccer, all sports will be open to students in grades 6–8. Soccer will be available to 7th and 8th grade students. 

Registration for each sport opens a few weeks before the season, with girls basketball and co-ed cross country registration beginning Aug. 10. The district is currently seeking coaches for the upcoming seasons. Visit our employment page for a list of available positions and more information on how to apply.

More information about the expansion of middle school sports is available on the district website.

BGPS’ Board of Directors conducted a regular board meeting on Monday, July 25. Highlights are in this week's BG Board, Briefly. Archived video of board meetings is available on the district website. The next regular board meeting will be held on Aug. 7 at 6:00 p.m.

Lewisville campus nearly ready to welcome CAM Academy students

It's been more than 13 years since students last attended school on the Lewisville campus, but that will change in August as the district prepares for the temporary relocation of CAM Academy until more permanent classrooms are constructed nearby. Supply chain issues delayed the arrival of a modular building, making it necessary for facilities crews to shift gears and increase the number of temporary classrooms in the Lewisville A, B, and C buildings from eight to 18. The project includes new lighting, plumbing, fixtures, roof repairs, and plenty of other improvements. The district is hopeful the first modular will be ready when students return from winter break, but we are excited to offer a greatly improved Lewisville campus to house them until then.

Summer school wraps up for hundreds of students

Nearly 700 students in grades K-8 received support to reach grade level skills at Battle Ground Public Schools' Summer Academy from July 11-28. This is the second year the district used one-time federal relief funds known as ESSER to expand summer school and offer bus transportation to those who need it. More than 60 teachers, classified employees, nurses and administrators worked to support students who attended.

At the high school level, 216 students took advantage of free credit recovery courses. Another 225 students enrolled in original credit courses or booster (prep) courses. Classes are completed primarily online, with an open lab at Battle Ground High School and teachers available for in-person or remote assistance.

Look for BGPS at National Night Out

Battle Ground Public Schools will be at National Night Out happening Aug. 2 from 6-8 p.m. at Kiwanis Park. Look for us near the north end of the plaza, along with the Chief Umtuch DREAM Team, Prevent Together coalition and Right At School. We hope to see you there!

Join the BGPS team!

Many positions are available now, including: 
  • Human resources specialist - classified (CASEE A)
  • Occupational Therapist (K-12)
  • Psychologist (K-12)
  • School Nurse (district wide)
  • Speech/Language Pathologist (K-12)
  • Teacher positions (various)
  • Middle school sports coaches (Basketball, volleyball, soccer, track, cross country)
  • High school head coach (BGHS - Dance Team)
  • High school assistant coaches (BGHS - Football, Wrestling, BGHS/PHS - Gymnastics)
  • Special Programs Paras (Student specific and baseload)
  • Basic Education Assistant (BEA) (Yacolt and Glenwood Heights primary schools)
  • Certificated Substitutes (District wide)
  • Classified Substitutes (District wide)
View the full list of job openings and apply online at the district website.

Bus Drivers
BGPS' transportation provider, First Student, is in need of part-time bus drivers
. For more details on First Student driving careers, including sign-on bonuses starting at $2,500, visit

Cafeteria Workers
, the district's food service provider, is looking for employees in a number of specialties. Most positions provide on-the-job training and start at $14.70 per hour or more. More information:

Right At School
The district's new before/after school care provider, Right At School, is looking for Program Managers and Educators. Learn more at or email your resume to
District Calendar
  • Summer break (June 17-Aug. 30)
  • Board of Directors summer meeting schedule:
    • Monday, Aug. 8 - 6:00 p.m.
    • Monday, Aug. 22 - 6:00 p.m.
  • First day of school: Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022
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