August 29, 2019 edition of the BGPS Bulletin: Highlighting the great things happening in Battle Ground Public Schools
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Celebrate the start of the 2019-20 school year with our Back to School video!

The first day of school is always brimming with excitement and optimism, and we couldn't be happier to welcome students back to the classroom! Check out this short video to see some first day scenes from all across the district. 

Focus on Finances

Battle Ground Schools to hold off on new bond ask in 2020

by Chris Brown, Clark County Today

Voters in the Battle Ground School District likely won’t be asked to vote on a building bond, at least for the next year or two. 

The decision is thanks in part to redistricting efforts after the last bond measure failed to garner the required 60 percent support, and the legislature’s decision earlier this year to bump the maximum local levy from $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed property value to $2.50 per thousand.

“I think the thinking that we have a bond falling off in 2023,” says School Board President Troy McCoy. “And getting some of that money into facilities, [it] would allow us to maybe not even look for a bond until that first one falls off.” 

Read the rest of the story on Clark County Today's website.

BGPS’ Board of Directors conducted a special and regular board meeting on Monday, Aug. 26. Highlights from these meetings are in this week's BG Board, Briefly. The next regular board meeting will be held on Monday, Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. on the Lewisville campus. 

High School Football Pre-Season Jamboree this Friday

On Friday, August 30 from 5 to 9:30 p.m., the BGHS Tiger football team is hosting the Prairie Falcons and Hudson's Bay Eagles for a Football Jamboree!

Admission is free, but the suggested donation is two cans of food to benefit the North County Food Bank. Click here for more information, and we hope to see you there to help us kick off the 2019 football season!

Do you have questions about your child’s developmental milestones?

Battle Ground Public Schools’ early learning professionals offer free screenings where you can learn more about your child’s development, ask questions, and find out about resources that are available to help your child be successful.

Children ages 3-5 can receive a free developmental screening for:
  • Language and speech
  • Motor skills
  • Social behavior
  • Self-help/Independent skills
  • Readiness skills
Contact the Battle Ground Public Schools Special Services Department at (360) 885-5318 for more information and to make an appointment, and click here for a complete list of upcoming screening dates

Community Education is now hiring an Assistant Coordinator!

The Community Education Assistant Coordinator was established for the purpose of supporting the Program Lead in planning, scheduling, coordinating, and promoting the Community Education department’s recreation programs and conveying information regarding Community Education functions and procedures, as well as assisting with district facility use and scheduling.

Many other positions are also open in the district, including a kindergarten teacher, a sixth grade teacher, an administrative assistant in Special Education, 7 basic education assistants, a community education facilitator, a gym recreation facilitator, a preschool instructor, 8 special education assistants (2 baseload and 6 student specific), a career guidance technician, assistant coaches for boys basketball, track, and wrestling, 3 game managers 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 - Labor Day, Monday, September 2 
  • One Hour Late Start for Staff Professional Development, Wednesday, September 4
  • BGPS Board of Directors Regular Meeting, Monday, September 9, 6:00 p.m. at the Lewisville campus
District & Community Events

The Community Events page is designed to share community functions that have been approved for school district use. 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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