Students returning to school this fall might notice some changes. Battle Ground has a new superintendent, and there's a new football field in La Center. Some districts are building to meet growing student populations or trying out new programs in technology, epidemiology, aviation and homeland security.
Battle Ground — Four Battle Ground Public Schools administrators were recently introduced to school board members. They are: Pleasant Valley Middle School Principal Tamarah Grigg, Daybreak Middle School Principal Kevin Palena, Chief Umtuch Middle School Principal Matt Kesler and River HomeLink Principal Darlene Wilgus.
More than 900 north county students who qualify for free or reduced-price lunches are preregistered to participate in North County School Readiness Day on Friday inside the cafeteria at Battle Ground High School, 300 W. Main St., Battle Ground.