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BGHS STRIPES program keeps freshmen on path to success

STRIPES mentors at BG City Hall
Members of the STRIPES program were acknowledged by the Battle Ground City Council in honor of the program's longevity and positive impact in the community. BGHS STRIPES program keeps freshmen on path to success For some students, the transition from middle to high school is an intimidatingRead more

Prairie High School Drama presents ‘Chicago’

Production poster for PHS Drama's 'Chicago'
Prairie High School Drama presents 'Chicago' Prairie High School Drama presents “Chicago” beginning Oct. 26. Set in the “Windy City” during the Roaring Twenties, chorus girl Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband, Amos, to take the rap. That is, until Amos findsRead more

Special education teacher pens book about his struggles with anxiety, and the students who help him overcome it

Special Education teacher Brad Smith signs copies of his book
Special education teacher pens book about his struggles with anxiety, and the students who help him overcome it   When he was a high school student in Beaverton, Ore., Chief Umtuch Middle School special education teacher Brad Smith signed up to be a peer tutor for studentsRead more

Levy-funded maintenance projects preserve assets at Battle Ground Schools

Battle Ground High School gym's new floor
Levy-funded maintenance projects preserve assets at Battle Ground schools Maintenance crews worked hard over the summer making improvements and scheduled maintenance repairs at Battle Ground Public Schools all throughout the district. Below is a list of some of the more notable projects that were completed this summer,Read more

Overcrowding committee

Glenwood Heights classroom
Battle Ground schools committee meets to examine overcrowding Battle Ground Public Schools' Overcrowding Advisory Committee started its work this week to look at overcrowding in the district's schools. The Board of Directors has tasked the committee with bringing to it recommendations on how to address overcrowding andRead more

BGPS teacher receives National History Day scholarship

Chief Umtuch Middle School Teacher Beth DOughty
BGPS teacher receives National History Day scholarship Chief Umtuch Middle School history teacher Beth Doughty is one of 114 teachers selected for a National History Day scholarship program titled Legacies of World War I. The program is a partnership between the U.S. World War I Centennial CommissionRead more

Letter to the community

Board of Directors
Sept. 18, 2018 Dear Battle Ground Public Schools staff, families, and community, The last three weeks have been difficult for our school district. Everyone—our students and families, teachers and classified staff and community members—has been impacted in some way by negotiations. The difficulty was not ours alone.Read more

Battle Ground reaches tentative agreement, plans Sept. 17 first day of school

UPDATE Sept. 16, 2018: The first day of the 2018-19 school year will be Monday, Sept. 17. Battle Ground Public Schools and Battle Ground Education Association reached an agreement on Saturday, Sept. 15 that was ratified by the association's membership on Sept. 16. In addition to theRead more

Bargaining update: No school Tuesday, Sept. 11

UPDATE Sept. 12, 2018: Battle Ground Public Schools is cancelling classes on Friday, Sept. 14. Battle Ground Public Schools and the Battle Ground Education Association (BGEA) worked individually with the state mediator on Wednesday in Battle Ground, but have not yet reached an agreement. The bargaining teams willRead more

Bargaining update: No school Monday, Sept. 10

UPDATE Sept. 9, 2018: Evergreen Public Schools is beginning the 2018-19 school year on Monday as the district reached an agreement with its teachers association. That means Battle Ground students who attend Cascadia Tech Academy will begin their classes at the Academy tomorrow. Buses for Cascadia Tech AcademyRead more

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