Mission and Vision Statements
100% success for every Bearcat.
We engage, empower, and collaborate to educate and prepare every Bearcat for college, career, and life as a global citizen.
- Full Day: 8:50 a.m. - 3:50 p.m.
- Half Day: 8:50 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
Upper Elementary (including Valley View Elementary)
- Full Day: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
- Half Day: 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Northwestern Middle School
- Full Day: 7:30 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.
- Half Day: 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Springfield Middle School
- Full Day: 7:40 a.m. - 2:50 p.m.
- Half Day: 7:40 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.
Battle Creek Central High School
- Full Day: 7:30 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.
- Half Day: 7:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
W. K. Kellogg Preparatory High School
- Full Day: 7:50 a.m - 1:30 p.m.
- Wednesday ONLY: 7:50 a.m. - 12:46 p.m.
- Half Day: 7:50 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.
- Night School Program: 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Battle Creek Area Math and Science Center
- Morning: 7:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
- Afternoon: 11:35 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.
Calhoun Area Career Center
- Morning: 7:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
- Afternoon: 11:50 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.
Battle Creek Adult Education
- Monday - Thursday:
- 8:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
- 12:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
- 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Battle Creek Public Schools
Kindergarten Enrollment Is Open!
BCPS kindergarten enrollment events are happening on March 14th and 15th!
Come meet our kindergarten teachers, see your child’s classroom, and enroll your child in kindergarten.
Events will feature:
Informational session for parents
Fun activities to help your child get excited for kindergarten
Free dinner for the whole family
Free giveaways, including books and coloring books
Family bus ride on the school bus
March 14, 5:30-7:00 pm
Dudley STEM Elementary
March 15, 5:30-7:00 pm
Valley View Elementary
LaMora Park Elementary
Family Bus Ride!
Each event will feature a fun ride around the block at 6:15 pm. Board the bus as a family so your child can get the thrill of a school bus ride and learn how to ride safely.
If you can’t make it an event, you can enroll your child at the school’s office, or at the BCPS administration office. To enroll in kindergarten, your child must turn 5 before September 1, 2018.
Where to enroll:
March 14-June 15
In your child’s elementary school office
8:00 am-4:00 pm Monday-Friday
After June 15
Battle Creek Public Schools Administration Office, 3 West Van Buren Street
8:00 am-4:00 pm Monday-Friday
Not available during walk-in hours? Call for more information or to make an appointment:
The BCPS March Newsletter Is Here!
Every month, Battle Creek Public Schools will share stories about the kids, teachers and people of BCPS in the Battle Creek Shopper, New/Nueva Opinion (in Spanish) and on our website. Our latest newsletter was published on March 8, 2018 and can be accessed online via the links below.
Stay tuned for the next newsletter, which will be published on April 19!
BCPS Housing Incentive Program
Everyone benefits when educators live in the communities where they work. That’s why Battle Creek Public Schools and the City of Battle Creek are partnering to offer the BCPS Housing Incentive Program, providing financial assistance to help teachers and administrators buy or renovate a home in a targeted area within BCPS. For more information, visit the City of Battle Creek's website.
BCPS Board meetings are now recorded!
We are proud to announce that all BCPS board meetings are now being recorded and made available online at www.accessvision.tv for public viewing. The board meetings will be on Access Vision (Channel 17) and will air at 8 p.m. on the Thursday following the regularly scheduled school board meeting. The meetings will replay the following day, Friday, at 1 p.m. If you can’t make it to the BCPS board meetings, be sure to check us out online.
Battle Creek Central High School's Hall of Fame Induction Celebration Banquet
The Battle Creek Central High School's (BCCHS) Hall of Fame Induction Celebration Banquet will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018 in The Commons of BCCHS. Social hour begins at 5:00 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m.
Tickets are $35.00 per person and must be ordered by April 9, 2018 (there will be no tickets available at the door).
To purchase tickets, please contact:
Fred Jones at (269) 968-9601, or (269) 274-9002
Karolynn Ferguson at (269) 968-4029 or (269) 579-0101
Michigan Department of Education Partners with Battle Creek Public Schools
On January 11th 2018, Battle Creek Public Schools and the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) celebrated and signed a Partnership Agreement. We are thrilled to have the state as a partner as we continue to develop and invest in our schools, faculty, students and, ultimately, in our community. Read more...
ORS 3% Information
Many past and present employees, who are eligible to receive your 3% PA 75 healthcare reimbursement while you worked at Battle Creek Public Schools, are inquiring about what you can do right now to help the process to ensure the correct return of your funds. The Business Office has created a web form that will capture your address and phone number updates in lieu of calling and emailing changes. Please complete the web form here to update your contact information. If you have already updated your information with a business office staff member, you do not need to submit this. Please note that if you worked for multiple districts during 2010 to 2012, you will need to confirm your contact information with those individual districts.
If you have further questions, please contact Natalie Vickery, Payroll Supervisor, at 269-965-9513 or via email at email@example.com. Should the district need additional information, we will reach out to you by phone or email.
Believe in the Change!
Welcome back to Battle Creek Public Schools (BCPS)! "Believe in the Change" is our mantra this year and it's our way of asking you to be a part of our journey toward transforming the district. We are making bold, top-to-bottom changes to ensure a brighter future for every student, every grade, and every school. Read more...
Interested in Enrolling for the 2017-2018 School Year?
Please fill out this Enrollment Interest form to help us direct you to one of our beautiful buildings!
Welcome to Battle Creek Public Schools
A world-class system providing a quality education that prepares all students to be productive and responsible citizens. Battle Creek Public Schools will ensure a quality education for all students through quality teaching and support from all staff.
Battle Creek Public Schools is an urban school district located in Calhoun County, Michigan. It serves a major portion of the City of Battle Creek, portions of Emmett Township, Pennfield Township, Bedford Township, and the City of Springfield. The district includes one high school, two middle schools, six elementary schools, including a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) school, and a new Alternative High School housed at the W.K. Kellogg Middle School. There are four sites in the district for Early Childhood Education, the Battle Creek Area Math and Science Center, and an adult education program. The district also has one of the nation's few remaining Outdoor Education Centers located on beautiful Clear Lake in Dowling, Michigan.
Substitute Teacher Information
EDUStaff has partnered with Battle Creek Public Schools to recruit, train, and provide qualified substitute teachers and paraprofessionals for Battle Creek Public Schools and Calhoun ISD.
If you are interested in registering to become a Substitute Teacher, please contact EDUStaff at www.edustaffonline.com or by calling 1.877.97.GOEDU
HISTORIC INVESTMENT IN BATTLE CREEK PUBLIC SCHOOLS
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation announced a five-year, $51 million grant to Battle Creek Public Schools to help ensure that every child receives a quality education. Our goal is that every Battle Creek student graduates, and receives the preparation and support they need for college or a career.
Whether your child is entering kindergarten or is a senior in high school, every single student at every grade level in BCPS will benefit from these resources.
The grant will support opportunities in literacy, pre-K, new books and supplies, professional development for teachers, reduced class sizes, and investments in arts, music and athletics.
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