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Posted on: May 14, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Battle Ground Mayor Recognizes Tukes Valley Primary Art

Since mid-April, visitors to Battle Ground City Hall have been treated to a showcase of bright and beautiful new artwork.  The featured artists are 2nd grade students at Tukes Valley Primary School.

As part of the 2nd grade curriculum, students learn about civics and how communities work.  Each year they visit the Battle Ground police and fire stations and Battle Ground City Hall where they participate in an interactive program, role playing as city council, city staff, and citizens, to learn about city government and services.  

This year, Battle Ground Mayor Mike Dalesandro invited the students to submit art, based on what they are learning, to be displayed at city offices.  Using the theme of Community Helpers, students of all six 2nd grade classrooms worked to create individual pieces of art depicting a community helper. 

One cannot help but smile in amazement at the students work and the diversity of the community helpers they chose to depict.  While there are several police officers, firefighters, teachers, doctors and veterinarians depicted, there are also military personnel, plumbers, bus drivers, inventors, accountants, garbage collectors, moms, construction workers, farmers and others too numerous to list.  The students clearly understand it takes many helpers to make a community. 

The Battle Ground Art Alliance also participated in the project, selecting one submission from each of 2nd grade class for special recognition.  At the May 7th City Council meeting, Mayor Dalesandro recognized all of the students for their work and presented the six students, whose work was selected by the Art Alliance, with a special certificate of recognition.  The students (as pictured from left to right with Mayor Dalesandro and Battle Ground Art Alliance President Dotty Yackle-Kay) are:

Celia Cavens / Community Helper: Nurse / Teacher: Ms. Brandt
Karson Win’E / Community Helper: Factory Worker / Teacher: Ms. Tytler
Ella Antonov / Community Helper: Veterinarian /Teacher: Ms. Verpooten
Stella Potter / Community Helper: Teacher / Teacher: Ms. DeLuca
Lincoln Toland / Community Helper: Firefighter / Teacher:  Ms. Lockwood
Tim Didyk / Community Helper: Mayor / Teacher: Ms. Cleaver

See their artwork in our photo gallery.

The project, a partnership between the City of Battle Ground, Tukes Valley Primary School, and the Battle Ground Art Alliance, recognizes and celebrates Battle Ground’s youth, their creativity and insight, and the community helpers who are depicted in their artwork. 

The student’s work will remain on display at Battle Ground City Hall, the police and fire stations and the Battle Ground Community Center through mid-June.