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Students lead Hispanic Heritage Month observances
Sept. 30, 2022 edition of the BGPS Bulletin
Students take the lead on Hispanic Heritage Month observances
Students at Battle Ground and Prairie high schools are recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month with food, clothing and art. Prairie’s Latino Student Union, led by senior Melody Brizuela, organized a field trip to the Latino Youth Leadership event in Vancouver on Oct. 7, as well as a potluck featuring traditional Hispanic dishes on Oct. 14. At Battle Ground High School, students set up displays around the building featuring flags from Latino countries and information on influential leaders in their community.
“For me, it's just an opportunity to really represent who I am and my culture at this school,” Brizuela said. “Especially since Latinos make up the biggest minority group here at Prairie, it’s important that we’re seen and heard, and that we have a voice too.”
BGPS CTE Director Cindy Arnold wins national recognition
Congratulations to Battle Ground Public Schools CTE Director Cindy Arnold on being named Region V Administrator of the Year by the Association for Career and Technical Education. Arnold was previously named Administrator of the Year by the state association and is a finalist for the national award at the association's convention in November.
Over the course of her career, Arnold has come to view career and technical education as a continuum that begins early. Her own work experience spans the private sector to kindergarten through community college education. And now Battle Ground Public Schools’ director of career and technical education is in a position to implement CTE classes, programs and principles that benefit students of all ages.
“We should be providing a wide range of learning experiences for all of our students, spanning many different career tracks, fields and industries,” said Arnold. “This type of learning should not be reserved for CTE and seventh through 12th grades alone.”
Battle Ground High School celebrates 100 years of Tiger football
Prairie High School's Ella Conklin named Prep Athlete of the Week
Congratulations to Prairie volleyball star Ella Conklin on being voted The Columbian newspaper's Prep Athlete of the Week for week 3! The senior had 16 kills, six blocks, six digs and two aces in a win over Union, then added 15 kills, seven blocks, four digs and an ace in a win over Battle Ground. Conklin received 260 votes from readers of The Columbian. Congratulations Ella!
Also, be sure to read this piece in The Reflector about a fast start for the Falcon's volleyball team this season.
Score some early holiday gifts and help support the Battle Ground Education Foundation
Battle Ground Education Foundation's Destination Graduation online auction is live now. Bid on exclusive packages donated by local vendors by registering at BGEF.org. This event is one of the largest donation drives of the year for the local nonprofit that helps out thousands of students in Battle Ground each year through their work with the Family and Community Resource Center. Thanks for supporting our students and their families!
Catch this week's edition of The Art of Tech podcast by BGPS EdTech
In this week's edition of EdTech's Art of Tech podcast, host Cassondra Smith is joined by Mandie Thompson, the instructional coach at Laurin Middle School, for a conversation on the importance of modeling technology in the classroom. Be sure to bookmark them and check back every Tuesday for a new episode!
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Many positions are available now, including:
- Teachers (various)
- Basic Education Assistant (BEA, Lab, Lunch/Recess supervision, etc.)
- Custodian (Swing Shift - Maple Grove and Yacolt primaries)
- Occupational Therapist
- Speech/Language pathologist
- Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
- COVID Isolation Room attendant (Laurin Middle)
- Certificated Substitutes (District wide)
- Classified Substitutes (District wide)
- Various coaching positions (middle and high school)
- Game Manager (Battle Ground Community Education)
View the full list of current job openings and apply online at the district website.
BGPS' transportation provider, First Student, is in need of part-time bus drivers. For more details on First Student driving careers, including sign-on bonuses starting at $2,500, visit https://bit.ly/3TijZcZ.
Sodexo, the district's food service provider, is looking for employees in a number of specialties. Most positions provide on-the-job training and start at $14.70 per hour or more. More information: https://bit.ly/3Fzd8VM
Right At School
The district's new before/after school care provider, Right At School, is looking for Program Managers and Educators. Learn more at https://www.rightatschool.com/careers or email your resume to email@example.com.
- One-hour late start - Wednesday, Oct. 5
- District in-service day (NO SCHOOL) - Friday, Oct. 7
- Board meeting - Monday, Oct. 10, 6 p.m. at Lewisville Campus (406 NW Fifth Ave.)
- Prairie High School teacher looks to rebuild student newspaper
- Clark County school districts to host joint career fairs
- Latest in football helmet technology comes to Battle Ground
- Battle Ground football celebrates 100 years
- CloverBots robotics club at Prairie High School earns $10,000 award
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