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CASEE study reveals changes in local amphibian populations

Student holding frog
16-year CASEE study reveals changes in local amphibian populations April 27, 2021 On an overcast Friday morning, students and teachers at the Center for Agriculture, Science and Environmental Education (CASEE) take a short walk to a pond on the 80-acre campus. While some high school students wade Read more

Apply now for BGPS’ Alternative Programs

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Apply now for Battle Ground Public Schools’ Alternative Programs Battle Ground Public Schools’ (BGPS) specialized and alternative learning experience programs are accepting enrollment applications for the 2021-22 school year. Parents and students are invited to attend upcoming information sessions to learn more about each program. Battle Ground Read more

AFJROTC cadets awarded aviation scholarships

Brooke Kirby at controls of a flight simulator
Battle Ground High School AFJROTC cadets receive aviation scholarships Four Air Force Junior ROTC cadets from Battle Ground High School will be flying high this summer after receiving scholarships to earn private pilot licenses. Nathanial Davis, Jarrett Huntington, Brooke Kirby, and Wyatt Moody are among only 200 Read more

Blood donation drives teach students altruism, job skills

Summit View High School's blood drive
Blood donation drives teach students altruism, job skills Each year, high schools in the Battle Ground Public Schools district host multiple blood donation drives in partnership with the American Red Cross. This week, the ASB club at Summit View High School welcomed a Red Cross Bloodmobile to Read more

BGHS sophomore publishes children’s chapter book

BGHS sophomore publishes children's chapter book What started as a short story writing assignment in middle school has led to Battle Ground High School sophomore Michlin Swanson earning the distinction of "published author." Michlin (pronounced Mike-Lynn), now a tenth grader at BGHS, achieved the impressive feat when Read more

River HomeLink students take on bird strike challenge

RHL student field trip
River HomeLink students take on the challenge of bird strikes A group of 7th and 8th grade students at River HomeLink have been working since the beginning of the school year to help tackle a big question in the airline industry: how to keep the skies safe Read more

CASEE students contribute to ongoing Mount St. Helens research study

CASEE students standing on a downed tree at Mount St. Helens
CASEE students contribute to ongoing Mount St. Helens research study It’s been nearly four decades since Mount St. Helens violently erupted on May 18, 1980, sending a massive plume of ash 80,000 feet into the atmosphere. The ensuing landslide transformed the landscape, reducing hundreds of square miles Read more

Battle Ground, Prairie high schools’ drama programs win state awards

Maddie Breaux and Mallorie Mendoza
Battle Ground, Prairie high schools’ drama programs win state awards Congratulations to the Battle Ground and Prairie high school drama programs, which were among the 17 schools to receive awards at the annual 5th Avenue Theatre Awards in Seattle! The event honors excellence in high school musicals Read more

Four Battle Ground schools recognized by state

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Four Battle Ground schools recognized by state Four schools in the Battle Ground Public Schools district have earned awards as State Recognized Schools for the 2017-18 school year, ranking them among the highest performing schools in the state in terms of growth and achievement. CAM Academy was Read more

Chief student wins at state History Day, nationals next

Ellie Durgarian and Beth Doughty
Chief student wins at state History Day, heads to nationals After taking first place in the state History Day competition at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Wash., Chief Umtuch Middle School eighth grader Ellie Durgarian is headed to the national finals. Only the top two finishers in Read more

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