Tippecanoe School Corporation

Welcome to Battle Ground Middle School

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Together We Make a Difference in the Middle

Battle Ground Middle School (BGMS) is located north of West Lafayette and is home to about 600 students in grades 6 through 8. The school opened in 2008 to accommodate growth in the northern part of Tippecanoe County.

The school features a large cafe, two gymnasiums, and 29 classrooms including an art room, three computer labs, family and consumer science room, family and consumer science cooking lab, media center, industrial technology shop, three science labs and two music rooms. Our athletic facilities include a football field with a concession stand and press box.

Through the middle school concept incorporating thematic instruction and teaming, BGMS offers a full academic curriculum at all three grade levels including English, mathematics, science, social studies, wellness, band, choir, family and consumer science, art, and industrial technology.

Our educational facility is noted for being a community school, which works with the patrons and members of Battle Ground and the surrounding area. As the second largest middle school in Tippecanoe County, we are able to work with our students and families on a more involved level. Our school community works cooperatively through collaboration to provide a comprehensive educational program to meet the needs of all students.

Awards and Honors

  • 12 times Four-Star Award winner through the IDOE
  • 2000 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Recycling
  • Continual excellence in academic and athletic competitions
  • Top local and state recognition in music and art contests
  • 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009; 2013; 2015 Public Schools Foundation of Tippecanoe County Grant Recipients
  • 2002 showcase school for Lafayette Chamber of Commerce
  • SIA Grant for Wellness
  • Nickelodeon Grant for Wellness
  • Letter Grade “A” P.L.221 Category
  • Passed AYP for 2010, 2011
  • Public School Foundation Martha Schrader Award
  • Lafayette Savings Bank Go Green Grants
  • Holocaust Grant

Educational Opportunities

Battle Ground Middle School is involved with numerous groups and outside resources, which contribute in a positive way to the educational process. The following list includes data, which is related to performance indicators other than those found in the annual performance report.

  • Students in Learning Lab remediation classes
  • Parents attending parent/teacher conference
  • Parent University—instruction for parents
  • Students participating in Free and Reduced program
  • Discipline Reports
  • RTI Data
  • Positive Behavior Supports—Tomahawk Expectation System
  • NWEA Data
  • Star Reader Data and Accelerated Reader Programming
  • Student teachers and Block II students from Purdue University

The following information is an overview of the many different types of educational opportunities and programs which are offered to students at Battle Ground Middle School. A majority of this list is related directly to the students while a portion of this list is first filtered through staff at team meetings and through middle school training.

  • Over 10 field trip destinations during the 2013-2014 school year
  • Outside speakers were obtained to speak both with individual classes and to the entire student body.
  • Team meetings are held daily with all members to discuss both student issues and curriculum topics.
  • Battle Ground has numerous possibilities for students to participate in both curricular and extra-curricular activities during the school year. Along with the traditional extra-curricular sporting and cheerleading teams, Battle Ground offers a variety of curricular activities for the students to participate. Examples of these activities include Academic Spell Bowl, Challenge Art, Speech Team, Spelling Bee, Ecology Club, Golf Club, Jazz Band, Lego League, and Math Counts. · Battle Ground offers numerous incentive programs to students. Parties are offered to students who have had their assignment book kept in order for each half of the nine-weeks. Incentives are also given to students who follow our Positive Behavior Supports—Tomahawk Expectation System. Examples of the nine-week party include skating parties, bowling parties and school dances during the school day. Pizza parties are given to students who have qualified by reading Young Hoosier Books. Pizza parties are also given to classes who have won contests, such as for donating the most food during our annual food drive.

Conclusions about the current educational programming

  • Support of Indiana state standards in the curricula
  • Support of Indiana state standards int eh instructional strategies
  • Analysis of studnet achievement
  • Parental participation in the school
  • TSC district-wide school safety initiatives
  • Professional development
  • TSC high ability programs
  • Technology
  • Technology as a learning tool
  • English language learners (ELLs) at Tippecanoe School Corporation

Community Collaboration

Junior Achievement participates each year with the students at Battle Ground Middle School. Several businesses are represented through this partnership as representatives teach lessons on finance, economics, and business. Additionally, partnerships have been developed with several local businesses to provide student services, additional supplies, and volunteers.

Participation with Purdue University allows students in every phase of teacher preparation to participate with our students. Each year we host students from Purdue in the Block II program for third year education majors and student teachers in their final semester of preparation. Additionally, Purdue University is utilized for convocations, classroom demonstrations, incentive programs, enrichment opportunities in education, and field trips. Partnerships with Purdue University with STEM grants and Project Lead the Way are important community partnerships with our school.

Within our community, the utilization of our local service organizations is essential to many of the services we provide to our students. Several organizations utilize the facilities at BGMS. Meetings, athletic events, festivals, carnivals, and other events all are conducted in the school building and on the grounds. BGMS has established a general understanding that local patronage is essential to our success and relationship within the community

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