Press Releases


3-06-2014 Chief Umtuch and Pleasant Valley Students Win Top Honors At The Regional History Day Competition

3-05-2014 Battle Ground first graders celebrate reading with the Cat in the Hat

February, 2014

2-28-2014 Battle Ground students win top honors at the 3rd Annual West Salem Jazz Festival

2-27-2014 BGPS' Air Force Junior ROTC Program Continues its path of excellence

2-13-2014 BG Education Foundation’s January School Shout-Outs 

2-03-2014 BG Public Schools Recognizes School Counselors during National School Counseling Week, February 3-7, 2014 

January, 2014

1-30-2014 2014 SW Washington Math Challenge at Chief Umtuch Middle School

1-30-2014 Captain Strong Primary calls in the D.O.G.S.

1-30-2014 Maple Grove Student Wins Campus Wide Geography Bee 

1-24-2014 Laurin Middle School showcases the arts

1-24-2014 Students represent Pleasant Valley PTA at state art competition 

01-23-2014 PHS present, "The Importance of Being Earnest"

01-17-2014 Six BGPS employees are announced as finalist for BG Chamber annual event

01-17-2014 One-Wheeled Wonders Performing Near You 

01-17-2014 Battle Ground Middle School Students Discover Fossils for Burke Museum

01-09-2014 Four new Hall of Fame inductees at Prairie High School

01-09-2014 Seven Battle Ground Public Schools’ teachers earn National Board Certification

01-03-2014 BG Education Foundation's December School Shout-Outs

01-03-2014 Fine dining and proper etiquette at Captain Strong Primary

01-02-2014 Chief Umtuch students continue the legacy of giving 


12-6-13 New York Times Best-Selling Author April Henry to Make Vancouver Appearance


11-26-13 Washington Statereceives high marks in the 2013 National Association of Education Progress(NAEP) Assessments

11-22-13 Battle Ground High School’s AFJROTC Takes First Place

11-22-13 School Shout-Outs with Battle Ground Education Foundation

11-14-13 WSU Vancouver students teach internet safety to Pleasant Valley Primary students

11-14-13 Two and a half minutes raises $537.35 for the Wounded Warrior Project

11-14-13 Battle Ground Public Schools Celebrate Veterans Day

11-7-13 Homework Never Tasted So Good

11-6-13 Nov. 11-15 is National School Psychology Awareness Week

11-6-13 Three Battle Ground High School Music Students Selected for Top Honors

11-6-13 Hands-On Fun at the Annual CASEE Pumpkin Patch


10-25-13 Battle Ground Schools and Sodxo Nutrition Services Celebrate School Lunch with, Serving Up Smiles

10-23-13 Prairie High School Senior Wins $1,000 Dr. Pepper Scholarship


09-25-13 BGHS, PHS go separate ways on stage plays

09-19-13 BGHS Homecoming to be different this year

09-12-13 CASEE to celebrate 20 years

09-11-13 School-closures statement

09-11-13 Five schools to close due to threats

09-03-13 Five requests for motorists, parents as school year begins


08-27-13 School Board issues statement reagarding its handling of Shonny Bria's departure

08-08-13 Pleasant Valley Primary joins those offering full-day, tuition-based kindergarten

08-07-13 School-by-school administrative lineups for 2013-14

08-02-13 North County School Readiness Day Aug. 16; volunteers needed

07-26-13 Modulars being installed at three campuses this summer

07-01-13 District-level administrative cuts to finance Bria separation package

06-14-13 Fallen-veterans memorial to former PHS students is dedicated

06-13-13 Wildcat Readers, free meals and activities coming to Kiwanis Park this summer

06-12-13 Dedication set for memorial to PHS military alumni

05-31-13 Young PVM historians and teacher Rene Soohoo bound for National History Day

05-30-13 PHS ROTC cadet saves fellow cadet with Heimlich maneuver

05-23-13 Prairie Ground Drama honored by 5th Avenue Theater in state competition

05-22-13 Suspicious object prompts evacuation at Tukes Valley

05-09-13 BGSD bands, choirs ready for parades and concerts

05-09-13 TVM teacher Pam Judd applies heimlich maneuver; boy OK

05-02-13 Duane Rose hired

05-02-13 Annual all-district art show to run may 13-24 at Capt. Strong Primary

04-30-13 School Board thanks Bria, looks to future

04-26-13 Stuff the Bus event set for May 4

04-26-13 BGHS and PHS ROTC programs earn national honor

04-25-13 Teacher administers Heimlich on kindergarten boy

04-22-13 River HomeLink open house set

04-12-13 School bus with no kids aboard hit near BG Lake

04-11-13 "Once Upon a Mattress" opens April 25

04-09-13 Three BGSD schools named "Achievement Award" winners for 2012

03-27-13 Kindergarten registration set for April 15-19

03-22-13 PVP kids jump rope for healthy hearts

03-18-13 First Middle School Math Challenge, at Chief Umtuch

03-13-13 Developmental screening

03-11-13 Three public levy-information meetings scheduled

03-08-13 Almost 400 student musicians participate in Distict Band Day

02-28-13 BGHS evacuated due to bomb threat

02-21-13 Board meeting site changed to BGHS cafeteria to accommodate larger audiece

02-14-13 Board sets Feb. 25 meeting to approve levy re-try

02-01-13 BGSD teacher, coach win annual Chamber of Commerce awards 

01-29-13 State auditors give excellent marks to BGSD

01-28-13 Chief Umtuch Advanced Jazz Band is best in its divison at Clark Jazz Festival

01-24-13 PHS student expelled for having weapon at school

01-23-13 BG teachers, coaches students among Chamber of Commerce honorees

01-16-13 PHS, BGHs to stage three one-act Wilder plays

01-14-13 Analysts say BGSD doing "phenomenal" job of holding down costs

01-08-13 Free developmental screenings Jan. 24

01-03-13 Jan. 14 is voter-registration deadline for Feb. 12 levy

12-18-12 Day 1 of old bus barn and home ec building demolition

12-14-12 BGHS ROTC rifle, drill teams do well at Lakewood, WA meet

12-14-12 Air Force father and first-grade son reunite at Glenwood

12-10-12 BG Board seeks 4-year replacement levy

12-06-12 Counselors assist grieving Chief Umtuch students upon death of Isabelle Sarkinen

12-06-12 Winter break closure schedule for students, district office

12-05-12 Chief Umtuch 8th graders sort, load Walk & Knock food for NCCFB

11-30-12 Three BGSD schools named "School of Distinction" for 2012

11-29-12 Levy-setting Board meeting postponed to Dec. 8

11-21-12 BGHS JROTC does well at South Kitsap rifle and drill meet

11-15-12 Suicide-prevention public forum set for Nov. 28

11-09-12 Crossing guard Eugene Townsend honored t retirement

11-06-12 Esperanza Spalding, Patrrick Lamb to perform at BGHS band fund-raisers

11-04-12 Crushed concrete from old Central to be used by district

10-31-12 Old school district bus barn/ home economics building coming down; firefighters get training there

10-30-12 Student treated and released after struck by school bus as she walked to BGHS

10-26-12 Public welcome at Nov. 5 strategic-planning meeting

10-25-12 "Singin' in the Rain" opens Nov. 8

10-23-12 New date for January developmental screening

10-12-12 PHS athletic boosters' dinner-auction set for Oct. 27

10-10-12 Free developmental screenings offered

10-04-12 No kids on school bus rear-ended on highway 503

10-04-12 Public welcome at next Strategic Planning meeting

10-03-12 Parents, public invited to become "Key Communicators"

10-01-12 Expanded River HomeLink gets flowers and furniture

09-28-12 PHS Key Club students to sleep out on campus in support of the homeless

09-13-12 BGSD refinances nearly $5 million in bonds for big savings

09-12-12 Kyle Harris wins scholarship and BG named one of "100 Best Communities for Young People"

08-27-12 Back-to-school roundup

08-27-2  Maple Grove restructuring

08-27-12 Levy renewal to be sought in 2012

08-27-12 "Singin' in the Rain" is fall all-district musical

08-23-12 Junior ROTC programs gear up at PHS, BGHS

08-06-12 First BGHS foreign exchange student visits, with German camera crew

07-31-12 - Old Amboy-School bricks to be given away Aug. 11

07-31-12 Summit View adds middle school component

07-17-12 CAM, HomeLink changes coming

07-16-12 Slots still open for 3-week summer camp

07-13-12 - Summer meals program and A3 Camp under way at Capt. Strong

06-30-12 Old Amboy school burned

06-27-12 Breakfasts to be part of free-summer-meals program

06-14-12 Old Amboy School to be burned June 30

06-11-12 PHS student picked for summer aerospace residency in Seattle

06-07-12 Maple Grove, Tukes Valley bands place 1st, 3rd in Junior Rose Parade

06-04-12 BGHS, PHS "disaster leadership" students in mock earthquake drill at Lewisville

05-25-12 BGHS counselor Alice Norton honored by Rachel's Challenge

05-24-12 Pull tab collection nears 500,000

05-24-12 School Boundary changes to be aired

05-21-12 Capt. Strong "Math is Cool" team takes 4th at state

05-18-12 Tukes Valley Middle students raise more than $2k in "Relay for Life"

05-14-12 Hearings set for school repairs with left-over bond money

05-10-12 Daybreak, Chief and BGHS musicians win at regional events

05-07-12 Four Pleasant Valley Middle School girls qualify for National History Day

05-02-12 ROTC at BGHS wins national recognition for 2nd stright year

05-02-12 Capt. Strong "Math is Cool" team wins regionals, sending four to state

05-01-12 State waives requirement for snow make-up days

04-30-12 PHS ROTC takes top honors at Oak Harbor

04-26-12 Glenwood school nurse comes to rescue of choking infant

04-26-12 Stuff the bus event on May 5 will benefit food bank

04-24-12 Special ed conference and resource fair Saturday at PHS

04-23-12 Rape-case attention focuses on state law regarding release of student information

04-17-12 River HomeLink sets parent-information meetings for 2012-13 programs

04-12-12 "Get Smart" to be dinner theatre production

04-09-12 Kindergarten registration April 23-27

03-28-12 PHS JROTC shines at regional competition

03-27-12 County commissioners declare 3-28-12 will be Al Aldridge Day

03-26-12 Surplus math material headed for Ghana

03-21-12 Registration opens for special education conference and resource fair

03-20-12 State releases "no-deficiencies" audit

03-06-12 PVM's Tina Anderson is ESD 112's "Classified Employee of the Year" for 2012

03-02-12 Dorn endorses River HomeLink plan to train parents

02-23-12 First Family Resource Fair set for March 10

02-23-12 Two BG educators win state counseling awards

02-07-12 CAM, BGHS, PHS earn state School Achievement Awards

02-06-12 Rene Soohoo of PVM named "Teacher of the Year" by Chamber

02-03-12 Final Central School bricks giveaway set for Feb. 18

01-25-12 - Central School fire photos wanted

01-25-12 -- Sanctions on BGHS baseball team eased by WIAA Appeals Board

01-18-12 - 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' to open Feb. 2

01-16-12 - Central School burn set for Jan. 21

01-13-12 BGHS student David Suetta suicide victim

01-12-12 Addendum to Tim Lexow's letter re student's death

01-12-12 Tim Lexow's letter to parents re student's death

01-12-12 email to media about BGHS student's death

01-06-12 -- Rachel's Challenge public program at BGHS on Jan. 11

01-05-12 -- Bria cheers state supreme court ruling but fears more cuts

12-15-11 - MGP, BGHS students pack boxes for trooops, local families

12-13-11 Idsinga, Anderson elected to Board leadership posts

12-09-11 BGHS, Chief Umtuch take jazz Skyview H.S. fest honors

12-06-11 Tukes Valley Primary special ed stduents shop for food bank

12-02-11 - Central School burn postponed to Jan. 21, 2012

12-01-11 Hearing set on proposed revisions to cirector-distirct boundaries

11-30-11 Firefighters get training as Central School's burn day approaches

11-29-11 Surplus-equipment sale is Dec. 3

11-21-11 BG students participate in Science Olympiad

11-11-11 Central School memories welcome

11-09-11 PHS and BGHS ROTC programs rate "Exceeds Standards"

11-07-11 Central school burn - Fire department press release

11-07-11- Central School burn sidebar -- Memories on Website and bricks giveaway

11-07-11 Old Central School to be burned down; firefighters have training opportunity

11-07-11 Author Wilhelm talks good writing and anti-bullying at Cheif Umtuch

11-03-11 - "White Christmas" opens Nov. 10

11-02-11 Author Wilhelm to make public appearance

11-01-11 Ryan Russell of BGHS is National Merit semifinalist

10-28-11 BG Homelinks are 'Schools of Distinction'

10-21-11 Applications for FAC opening welcome through Nov. 4.

10-20-11 -- Maple Grove Primary celebrates 30th anniversary

10-19-11 Guest chefs serve students in several primary schools

10-13-11 Dads sign up for Watch D.O.G.S. at orientation adn pizza even

10-06-11 Watch D.O.G.S. program expanding to middle schoo

10-04-11 Online art museum honors PV Primary

10-04-11 Author Wilhelm coming to Chief Umtuch Middle School

09-28-11 Triple amputee brings anti-bullying message to MGM

09-21-11 First unpaid furlough day with early release is Friday

09-13-11 Stranger's donation kicks off DBM band's fund drive

09-09-11 Ground Zero responder to speak at PV Middle on 9/12/11

08-31-11 Petermann gets new buses and does well on WSP inspection

08-22-11 BGHS Asst. Principal Byrd honored by Lewis River Rotary for Interact Club's work

08-05-11 River HomeLink moving to Maple Grove campus

07-25-11 Maple Grove to pilot full-day kindergarten in 2011-12

07-14-11 BG schools to start and end the day later in 2011-12

06-16-11 Pleasant Valley girls take 4th in category at National History Day

06-10-11 Parents wait in line all night to register for River HomeLink

06-07-11 HomeLink River moving to Brush Prairie

06-06-11 First Chief Umtuch Youth Activities Fair draws 400-500

05-25-11 Five teachers honored for 'Making a Difference'

05-21-11 Mavis Nickels appointed to fill Board vacancy

05-19-11 Night of Jazz at BGHS to include middle school groups and supper club atmosphere

05-19-11 Rachel's Challenge presentations May 26 for BGHS students, 8th graders and public

05-18-11 Board to interview all 3 applicants for Sam Kim's seat

05-13-11 Youth Activites Fair at Chief Umtuch open to all

05-11-11 PVM history students shine at state; two bound for nationals

05-07-11 Six teams compete at Sodexo's 3rd annual Culinary Competition

05-06-11 BGHS baseball team sanctioned for having used ineligible player

05-05-11 PHS ROTC does well at national meet

05-04-11 May 18 deadline for school Board applications

04-30-11 Sam Kim resigns from Board

04-30-11 Ken Root picked to fill Board vacancy

04-29-11  CCSO investigating exposure near TV schools

04-28-11 All-district art show opens May 6 at Capt. Strong

04-25-11 BGHS month-long photo exhibit to open at library

04-22-11 PV "Stuffs the Bus" for SHARE

04-22-11 PHS ROTC does well at NW rifle and drill championship

04-21-11 Directors to interview all four Board applicant

04-20-11 "Life is a Rock" dinner theater to be presented by PHS, BGHS

04-19-11 Trudy Ludwig speaking on bullying, etc.

04-15-11 BGHS ROTC honored

04-04-11 Kindergarten registration April 18-22

03-31-11 Board examines policy governance

03-31-11 BG Board-application process outlined

03-29-11 Daybreak schools win two Qwest technology grant

03-26-11 Karen Lehman steps down from School Board

03-25-11 'E-cigarettes' banned at BG schools

03-21-11 PHS to get interior paint job thanks to Ace Hardware

03-18-11 Mock accident at BG stadium March 30

03-16-11 Fewer fries, more fruit due in school cafeterias

03-11-11 Public Welcome at Chief Umtuch mobile dedication

03-11-11 Two geography whiz kids qualify for state

03-04-11 BGHS, PHS musicians win honors

03-04-11 High schools do well at national AFJROTC air-rifle competition

02-28-11 -- Snow delays buses in east and north schools

02-24-11 Elementary and middle school band festival March 2 at Daybreak

02-24-11 TV 2nd graders to have help-the-birds art exhibit

02-23-11 Hacking of BGHS Website investigated

02-16-11 BGHS, CAM win Washington Achievement Awards

02-01-11 "Three Musketeers" coming to PHS

01-23-11 Pagel re-elected School Board president

01-21-11 Break-in at Pleasant Valley

01-20-11 BGSD musicians to perform at Clark College Jazz Festival

01-18-11 Teachers, nurse, coach are finalists for Chamber awards

01-14-11 New crossing arm with flashing lights in operation near Daybreak

01-06-11 Public reception to launch BGHS students' photo exhibit

12-15-10 Supt. Bria's response to governor's budget proposal

12-15-10 Six teachers earn national certification

12-14-10 Students a big part of food-gift operation

12-09-10 Chief Umtuch 8th graders sort, box food for NCCFB

12-06-10 Five BG musicians named to all-state bands, choirs

11-19-10 Blanket drive for homeless led by 8th grader

11-19-10 Aspire deadline is Dec. 10

11-18-10 ROTC cadets deliver anti-smoking message

11-17-10 Amboy wins state Health Bowl

11-09-10 Media advisory: Assemblies to honor veterans

11-03-10 All-district musical 'Bye Bye Birdie" to open Nov. 12

10-26-10 Veterans invited to Pleasant Valley assembly

10-23-10 Amboy honored as a 'School of Distinction'

10-13-10  HIV/AIDS- and drug-information nights slated

10-12-10 School meals getting more healthful; Photo: Board members serve lunch at Yacolt

10-08-10 BG schools win energy-conservation grant

10-06-10 Bears interrupt PHS golfers

10-01-10 PHS dinner-auction set for Hilton Oct. 23

09-24-10 PHS  has National Merit semifnalist

09-22-10 -- PVP evacuated due to gas smell

09-17-10 Official September enrollment figures

09-09-10 First-day enrollment up slightly over first day 2009

09-08-10 Reinhardt picked as new assistant principal at Daybreak Primary

09-02-10 Mechanic dies in accident at bus yard

09-01-10 After 31 years, Prairie High connects to sewer; new athletic fields to follow

08-23-10 Kennedy picked for GHP principal post

07-14-10 New Board member Idsinga visits every classroom

07-13-10 Krause named Assistant Principal

07-01-10 BG School District has new Website

06-08-10  Allen, Cresap tapped for new posts

12-06-09 Board OKs levy request