BGPS Events Honor Veterans

posted Oct 27, 2017, 10:52 AM by Joe Vajgrt   [ updated Oct 27, 2017, 11:00 AM ]

BGPS Events Honor Veterans

October 27, 2017

Battle Ground Public Schools’ students and staff will honor veterans during school events, including assemblies and a panel for high school students. Community members and veterans are invited to attend. Schools will be closed on Friday, Nov. 10 in observance of Veterans Day. Events will be held at:

Primary Schools

Captain Strong:
The school will be hosting a breakfast for veterans at 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9 and then holding a school-wide assembly at 9:30 a.m. following the breakfast.

Daybreak Primary: An assembly will be held on Thursday, Nov. 9 at 10:15 a.m. Primary students will sing songs in honor of those who have served our country. Veterans who wish to attend are encouraged to call the front office at (360) 885-6950 in advance.

Glenwood Heights Primary: Student assemblies will be held Thursday, Nov. 9. First and second graders will attend from 12:35-1:20 p.m., and third and fourth graders from 1:40-2:25 p.m.

Maple Grove: Assembly will be held Wednesday, Nov. 8, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the large gym.

Pleasant Valley Primary: The primary and middle schools will have a joint assembly on Thursday, Nov. 9 at 9:30 a.m. in the large gym. 

Tukes Valley Primary: The second graders will perform “All American Me and You” on Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Red, white and blue flags, spirited smiles and songs from the heart will inspire as the kids honor and celebrate the service and sacrifice of our veterans. The public is invited to join for the special evening. Students will give all veterans their very best to say "Thank you for your service!"  

Yacolt Primary: On Tuesday Nov. 7, Yacolt Primary School will have two Veterans Day assemblies. The first begins at 9:45 a.m. and the second at 6:30 p.m. The third graders will be performing a variety of patriotic songs. 

Middle Schools

Amboy Middle: The Amboy Middle School band will be playing in the Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, Nov. 11. Students at the school will also watch a video about Veterans Day earlier in the week. 

Chief Umtuch Middle: An assembly will be held on Thursday, Nov. 9 at 1:55 p.m. It will include a color guard, poetry readings, choir and band performances, and a slideshow presentation. 

Daybreak Middle: Will have a school-wide assembly from 9:10-10:00 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9.

Laurin Middle: Will be having an all-school assembly on Thursday, Nov. 9 from 1:55-2:45 p.m. Laurin's band will perform and the eighth grade art class will have a slideshow presentation set to music and pictures of staff veterans. A group of veterans have also been invited to speak at the assembly. 

Pleasant Valley Middle: The middle school will have a joint assembly with the primary school on Thursday, Nov. 9 at 9:30 a.m. in the large gym. 

Tukes Valley Middle: In honor of Veterans Day, Tukes Valley Middle would like to welcome any active or retired servicemen and women to join in a reception held in their honor on Thursday, Nov. 9 at 9:00 a.m, followed by a Veterans Day assembly in the cafeteria at 9:30. The school will be hosting the Prairie High School JROTC cadets for the presentation of the flag. In addition, students will be sharing what freedom means to them. If you or someone you know would like to attend, please RSVP by Nov. 4 to Assistant Principal Erin Thompson at (360) 885-6252. 

High Schools

Battle Ground High School: The AFJROTC cadet corps will host a Veterans Day panel on Thursday, Nov. 9 in the BGHS library beginning first period and extending through each period of the day. The JROTC classes and select social studies classes will join a group of seven veterans from various eras to discuss "what it means to serve."

Prairie High School: On Thursday, Nov. 9, students will watch a Veterans Day video and hear from a guest speaker from Battle Buddies, an organization that pairs veterans with service dogs. The first assembly is from 9:05-9:35 a.m., followed by a second assembly from 9:50-10:20 a.m.

Alternative Learning Experience Schools (ALEs)

CAM Academy: There will be a school-wide assembly on Monday, Nov. 6 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. The event will be held at the Battle Ground Baptist Church, 1110 NW 6th Ave. in Battle Ground.