Battle Ground Public Schools receives $25,000 grant to support homeless students
battle ground public schools receives $25,000 grant to support homeless students
February 16, 2017
Battle Ground Public Schools (BGPS) has received a $25,000 grant from the state Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) for the development of a volunteer program that will help teach resilience skills to district students faced with housing instability.According to the National Center for Homeless Education, a student who is considered homeless (lacking a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence) and unaccompanied (not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian) can be identified as an unaccompanied homeless youth under the McKinney-Vento Act. These are the students this program seeks to support by providing individualized, one-on-one resilience ...
Posted Feb 16, 2017, 2:58 PM by Joe Vajgrt
BGHS, Chief Umtuch bands enjoy success at the West Salem Jazz Festival
bghs, chief umtuch bands enjoy success at the west salem jazz festival
February 13, 2017Jazz Bands from Battle Ground High School and Chief Umtuch Middle School participated in the Fifth Annual West Salem High School Jazz Festival over the weekend, bringing home many awards.The festival offers a unique format that provides participating bands with a positive experience by grouping them into comparable classifications for the competition. The high schools were organized into Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, and Heavy programs, while middle school bands were divided into Novice and Advanced groups. There were also competitions for Jazz Combos. Each group competed in a 30-minute period that included an on-stage clinic by one of the festival's adjudicators.Battle ...
Posted Feb 14, 2017, 3:53 PM by BGPS Web