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Battle Ground Public Schools’ Board of Directors has received a Board of Distinction Award from the Washington State School Directors’ Association (WSSDA) for its work in 2018-19. The award recognizes school boards that use research-based governance practices that lead to high levels of stud…

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U.S. Navy Aviation Electronics Technician Third Class Chris Cresap, right, from Vancouver, looks up technical diagrams for maintenance in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman in the Arabian Sea, Jan. 5. The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. Fi…

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Zia Lynn Gross, a girl, was born on Nov. 29 to parents Leelyn McCabe and Ken Gross, of Vancouver. Zia weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces at time of birth. 

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Professional storyteller Will Hornyak grabbed the attention of every kid in the room during a recent presentation at Union Ridge Elementary school as he hopped, flapped and crowed on stage during a story about the one-eyed, one-winged, one-legged chicken, Medio Pollito. The story of Medio Po…

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Kindergarten students at South Ridge Elementary School pressed their noses up to the window of their classroom while at recess one day last month after noticing the classroom had a considerable change in decor. Dozens of bowls of candy and graham cracker houses topped tables around the room. 

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Just before Battle Ground Public Schools district students and staff departed for winter break, the holiday spirit took hold. Along with decking the halls and the slate of holiday concerts and performances, teachers, staff and students celebrated the holidays with the spirit of giving. 

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An early high school graduation can challenge the most academically gifted student. But for Chelsea Larson, a student at Woodland Public Schools’ alternative high school TEAM, an on-time graduation didn’t seem to be in her future, let alone an early one.