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School resource officer uses disc golf to spark discussion

Officer Ash Kinlaw
School resource officer uses disc golf to spark discussion Jan. 19, 2023 Disc golf may be the draw, but it’s the discussion that really matters for students taking part in Chief Umtuch Middle School’s newest after-school activity: TEN8 Disc Golf. On Wednesday afternoons, students gather around a Read more

District musicians bring home the hardware

A big week for student musicians in Battle Ground Public Schools Dec. 9, 2022 Skyview Jazz Festival It has been a banner week for student musicians all across Battle Ground Public Schools. At the recent Skyview Jazz Festival held Saturday, Dec. 3, Battle Ground High School's Advanced Read more

Eagle Scout project brings willow hut to River HomeLink

Parker Zaermann and Kris Potter
Aspiring Eagle Scout helps plant a giant willow hut at River HomeLink Nov. 3, 2022 Parker Zaemann may no longer attend River HomeLink, but the 11th grader will leave behind a lasting legacy at his former school. The aspiring Eagle Scout helped organize a group to plant Read more

Facilities projects focus on CAM Academy relocation and student security

Facilities projects focus on CAM Academy relocation, student security Aug. 15, 2022 While students enjoy their summer vacations, Battle Ground Public Schools maintenance and facilities crews have been hard at work on safety, maintenance and capital projects. Much of that activity has centered around the Lewisville campus, Read more

Daybreak Middle celebrates student who beat cancer

David Boggs with students at Daybreak Middle School
Daybreak Middle School celebrates student who beat cancer Jan. 28, 2022 Daybreak Middle School 8th grader David Boggs is a special kid. Just ask anyone who knows him. You’ll hear words like “kind hearted,” “oozing positivity,” “loves to learn,” and much more.  This innate optimism is even Read more

SEL Centers create safe spaces for students

The Wolverine Den
SEL Centers create safe spaces for middle and high school students Nov. 17, 2021 Starting this school year, Battle Ground Public Schools has expanded the use of learning centers that provide a safe space for students in need of assistance managing their emotions. Battle Ground opened the Read more

Battle Ground gears up for middle school sports

Soccer ball and basketball
Battle Ground gears up for return of middle school sports Middle school sports will return to Battle Ground Public Schools next year after a 38-year absence. The district is preparing to introduce cross country, basketball, and soccer; with other sports to be added in future years. Next Read more

The holiday season is packed full of musical performances

The holiday season is packed full of musical performances As we enter the holiday season, our bands have a full slate of performances on the calendar! From beginning bands' first concerts to high school jazz bands getting into the swing of big bands' greatest hits, there's something 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

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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