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Pleasant Valley Primary students help butterflies

Pleasant Valley 3rd graders doing field research
Pleasant Valley Primary 3rd graders help endangered butterflies Armed with little more than pencils, clipboards, and their own ingenuity, the third graders in teacher Talea Jones’ class at Pleasant Valley Primary School are working to solve quite the complex problem: how can they, acting as ecologists and Read more

Two Battle Ground educational leaders recognized as ‘Real Heroes’

Learn Here Real Heroes 2018
Two Battle Ground educational leaders recognized as ‘Real Heroes’ Lydia Sanders, Battle Ground Public Schools’ coordinator of the Family and Community Resource Center, and Colleen O’Neal, president of the Battle Ground Education Foundation, were both recognized last week as “Learn Here Real Heroes” at the fourth annual Read more

BGHS Drama presents ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’

Anne Frank poster
Battle Ground High School Drama presents ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ Battle Ground High School Drama presents “The Diary of Anne Frank” beginning Nov. 8. An impassioned drama about the lives of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed storage attic, this important and thought-provoking Read more

BGHS 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 intimidating Read 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 finds Read 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 students Read 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 and Read 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 Commission Read 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

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