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Basketball Spirit Week Spirit Week Lineup

We'll be celebrateing Spirit Week at BGHS with fun-filled themed days.

BGHS Beta Club Members Qualify for National Competition

Congratulations to BGHS Beta Club Members who placed in the Top 5 of competition categories at the Kentucky state convention and qualify for National Competition this summer in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Also congratulations to Ruthie Kesri, recognized as a 2019 National Leadership Ambassador, and Ms. Susan Morgan for serving 10 years as the Beta Club Sponsor. 

2019 - 2020 Calendar Approved

The Bowling Green Board of Education has approved the 2019-2020 School Calendar. The first day for students will be August 8, 2019, with Fall Break October 7 - 11, Winter Break, December 23 - January 3, Spring Break March 30 - April 3, and the last day for students on May 21, 2020. Click to view complete calendar.

New Dome of Champions record set Sam Sutton

Congrats to Sam Sutton for setting a new pool record; 100 Breast 1:04.5

BGHS Students Receive 35 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Sixteen Bowling Green High School students are recipients of Scholastic Art and Writing Awards presented by SKyPAC and the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. The results are the best in school history. SKyPAC, the south central Kentucky regional affiliate of the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, opened an exhibit today (January 14, 2019) including all Gold and Silver Key pieces of visual art, with honorable mention visual art in the digital gallery, and all writing pieces in the SKyPAC reading room exhibit. Supporting sponsors include Service One Credit Union and the Kentucky Arts Council.   

Taste of Christmas Taste of Christmas

Taste of Christmas starts TONIGHT!

Fall 2018 Final Exam Schedule Fall 2018 Final Exam Schedule

Final Exam Announcement:

BGHS: School Day Performance

Bowling Green High School hosted the third annual School Day Performance on Wednesday, December 12th, featuring the BGHS Band, Choir, and Orchestra. The noon performance, with BGISD 4th and 5th graders in the audience, was recorded live on YouTube.

 

Army Swearing In US Army Swearing In Ceremony

Congratulations to BGHS seniors Nabia Bostic and Ibrahim Bah who we’re just sworn into the US Army!!!

Student and Faculty Bonfire! BGHS Bonfire

Tueaday night before the BG vs Greewood Game.  Come be part of a tradition, revived!

BGHS Weekly Newsletter for December 7, 2018 Newsletter

Enjoy our weekly newsletter, full of information about academic, organizational, sporting and other news concerning the BGHS Purple Nation!

https://www.smore.com/mgfk7

LEAD Academy Luncheon LEAD Academy Luncheon

Congratulations to our BGHS LEAD Academy Leaders of the Month and a special thank you our guest speaker, Dr. Martha Sales.

Lady Purples Win over Lady Patriots Lady Purples Win

Lady Purples win over the Lady Patriots

Purple STLP Competing at WKU STLP at WKU

BGHS students prepare to present their projects for the judges at the STLP Regional Event at WKU on Tuesday.

Bowling Green VS Glasgow @ Home TONIGHT BGHoops

We have our first boy's home game tonight against Glasgow. JV begins at 6 with Varsity starting around 7:15. 

Letters of Intent Signing Sutton and Dent Sign

Sutton and Dent sign letters of intent

Mock ACT Junior Mock ACT
Purple Eagles Take Flight Eagle Scouts 2018

Four out of every 100 Scouts attains the rank of Eagle. Two current and one BGHS alumnus earned their Eagle Scout Award in Scouts BSA Pack 710. Congratulations Cole Renfrow, Ethan Rutter, and Ben Daniel.

Get MORPed! Morp

MORP Tickets go on sale today for $5 during all three lunches. MORP is this Friday night from 8-11pm at BGHS. #GetMORPED18

Preparing For Greatness ACT

The BGHS Class of 2021 took the mock ACT exam on Tuesday.

Support BGHS Speech Team Azzipizza
Winter Weather Communication One Call Now

During the winter months, school officials keep a close watch on the weather. If the decision is made to delay or close school, our district will make every effort to notify parents, guardians, employees and the community as soon as possible. With few exceptions, the decision to delay or close school is made by 5:45 a.m., before buses begin morning routes.

Acapalooza Acapalooza

You are cordially invited to attend Acapalooza November 10th at 7PM at BGJHS.  

Tickets are $10 at the door. 

2nd Round of KHSAA Football Playoffs! BGHS VS Owensboro

TONIGHT!

 7PM  

BGHS Plays Owensboro @Owensboro

After-school Meetings for November 8th
Students traveling to Italy and Greece in 2019

 

FCA Meeting Friday

SPECIAL REPORT: Community investments contribute to workforce readiness

Thanks to WBKO Television for this Special Report featuring BGHS and partnerships with Med Center Health and Stupp Bridge Company, working together to prepare students for the workforce.

WBKO Video Link

Celebrating National School Lunch Week: October 15 - 19

Bowling Green City Schools will recognize National School Lunch Week and the theme, “Lots 2 Love,” which is intended to encourage students and school nutrition professionals across the country to share what they love most about school lunch programs.

Class of 2022: Commitment to Graduate

The students of the Class of 2022, with support of their teachers, administrators, counselors, and classmates, have made a commitment to graduate. A ceremony held on September 27th served as a culminating event of first quarter LEAD Seminar classes, in which students worked to answer the essential question: Who Am I?

Technology Questionnaire Open This Week BrightBytes Logo

Bowling Green Independent Schools are partnering with BrightBytes, an educational research organization, to learn more about our students’ school and home technology use for learning. This week, the district will ask students (grades 3-12), teachers, administrators, parents & guardians to take part in the Technology & Learning questionnaire. Participation is essential to help form a more complete picture of technology use for learning. All responses will remain anonymous.

BGHS Guidance Presents: ReadyCon 2018 ReadyCon 2018

ReadyCon is a one-stop-shop for information about transitioning between high school and postsecondary life. It will be on Saturday, October 13 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. ReadyCon is open to all BGHS grade levels and has sessions for students and parents. The opening session will be in the BGHS Theater. Sign up to attend HERE.

BGHS Newsletter: September 14
September is Attendance Awareness Month

September is School Attendance Awareness Month, and in BGISD, it is an opportunity to remind parents and students of the district's attendance policy. A student is allowed 5 days excused with parent notes and 7 days with doctor notes per school year.  After 7 doctor notes have been used, the district medical excuse form must be submitted for excused absences and/or tardies.  Parent and doctor notes must be turned in to the school within 72 hours of the student’s absence. This attendance policy is new for the 2018-19 school year and implemented in an effort to reduce chronic absenteeism, defined as missing more than 10% of the school year for any reason.

#newbghs2020 Construction Site View from the Air
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Virtual Reality: #NewBGHS2020

Ross Tarrant Architects shared the following links to allow our students, parents, employees and the community to see inside the future Bowling Green High School. If viewing on a phone, click the links and move to see 360-degrees of each space. If viewing on a computer, use the mouse to click, drag, and move around and inside the space.

  • Click here to view outside the new Bowling Green High School. This portion of the building will be completed in phase two.
  • Click here to view inside the BGHS Commons, to be completed in phase two.
  • Click here to view inside a common hallway space, near teacher work spaces, hallways, and classrooms. Most to be completed in phase one.
BGHS Open House: Aug. 2, 5 - 8 p.m.
  • Get your schedule EARLY

  • Skip the line! Complete online registration before the event: https://t.co/PX5x80wPp0

  • Hear a Construction Update

  • Athletic passes available for $35

  • Food Provided

  • Free School Supplies

  • Door Prizes

 

Congratulations Class of 2018!

The Bowling Green High School Class of 2018 includes 275 graduates, with 85 honor graduates and four National Merit Finalists. The class has earned over 45 industry certifications, $4.99 million in scholarship offers, plan to attend 37 different post-secondary institutions and enlist in three branches of the military. Congratulations, Class of 2018! 

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM BGPD

Earlier today the Bowling Green Police Department contacted the Bowling Green Independent Schools to seek their assistance in communicating information to families about a possible crime potentially involving multiple student victims. 

BGHS Groundbreaking Scheduled: May 21st

Bowling Green Independent Schools will break ground on a new Bowling Green High School, Monday, May 21, 2018 at 10:45 a.m. The ceremony signals the beginning of a complete rebuild of the district’s only high school, which will occur over several years and two phases of construction. Alumni and friends are invited to join with Board of Education members, BGHS and district administration, faculty and student representatives to celebrate the future home of the Purples.

Peru Trip Info Meeting: February 8

The BGHS Foreign Language Trip to Perú meeting will be held Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 6:00pm in Ms. Tinch's room.

Upcoming ASVAB Test: February 2

The next ASVAB will be on Friday, February 2 at 8:30 am in the Math Lab. This is an awesome Career Exploration Program whether you are considering the military or not. It is highly recommended for everyone, especially those who are trying to figure out what they are going to do for a career in the future! It is also GREAT for ACT Prep! Sign up by clicking HERE. For more information, contact Mrs. O’Rourke.

Visit your College and Career Readiness Website HERE!

Check out the latest BGHS Newsletter

Photos, links and information from the week of January 22 - 26, 2018.

Hall of Honor: Applications Available Online

The Bowling Green High School Hall of Honor has recognized distinguished graduates since 1992. Honorees include doctors, athletes, community advocates, architects, military personnel, engineers and more. Each member recognized for their outstanding contributions in both personal and professional lives. Many outstanding graduates have yet to be nominated. Is there one or more in your class? If so, nomination forms and more information are available online by clicking here.

BGHS Student Performances on Local TV

Bowling Green High School musicians will have performances replayed on local television several times this holiday season. Local Cable Channel 195 will show Concerts at the Courthouse featuring the Bellissima and A Cappella choirs through December 25 and WBKO will air A Hometown Christmas Special on December 24th and 25th, including music from the annual PTO Concert.

BGHS Annual Concert featuring the Band, Choir, & Orchestra BGHS Orchestra performs at the Holiday Concert 2017

Bowling Green High School's Annual Holiday Concert was held December 7, 2017, featuring the school's band, choir, and orchestra. The musicians performed at 9:00 a.m. for Bowling Green Junior High School students and at noon for the school district's fourth and fifth grade students from all five elementary schools. Local television station, WBKO recorded the concert to air December 24th and 25th at 10:00 p.m. 

BGHS Medical Arts Academy Recognized for Business Partnerships Medical Arts Academy Logo

The Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce honored 20 businesses with awards Tuesday night, October 24th, at the annual Targeted Business and Industry Banquet. The 2017 Business-Education Partnership Award was awarded to Bowling Green High School, Med Center Health and TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital for their work on the Bowling Green High School Medical Arts Academy.

2018-19 School Calendar Survey

The District Calendar Committee would like your opinions to assist with developing a 2018-19 school calendar. This survey is the first step in the process. A calendar recommendation will be presented for a first reading at the Board of Education on November 13. The calendar will be approved at the December Board of Education meeting, December 11th. 

Please complete this survey by October 27, 2017. 

McKenzi Loid Memorial Internship Offers New Opportunities

A public relations internship at Bowling Green High School is now available for WKU PR students through a private donation in memory of BGHS and WKU PR alumna McKenzi Loid. The interns, one each fall and spring semester, will work at Bowling Green High School with the BGHS Journalism Department with the goal of expanding the program to include public relations principles, as well as providing hands-on professional experience to a future PR professional.

BGHS Construction: Schematic Designs Approved BGHS Schematic Design 2017

Ross Tarrant Architects presented schematic designs to the Bowling Green Board of Education on Monday, October 9, 2017. The computer renderings of the two-phase project include large open spaces and natural light inside the building, and a column design, plus purple-tinted brick on the exterior. 

Ross Tarrant Design Plans

BGHS Celebrates Opening of Medical Arts Academy

Students, faculty, community partners, and elected officials met Friday, September 15, to celebrate the opening of the Bowling Green High School Medical Arts Academy. The mission of the new academy is to develop the next generation of health and fire science professionals, preparing them to implement high-quality and evidence-based care.

Four BGHS Students Named 2018 National Merit Semifinalists Peter Guthrie, Mini Ganesh, Ann Hines, and Hayden Crosby

Officials from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) have announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Four students from Bowling Green High School have received this recognition: Hayden Crosby, Rukmini Ganesh, Peter Guthrie, and Ann Hines.

Calvin Head Hired as Girls Basketball Coach Calvin Head, Lady Purples Head Coach

Bowling Green High School has hired Calvin Head to lead the Lady Purples Basketball Team. Head is a special education teacher in the school’s LEAD Academy and also serves as Assistant Athletic Director.

Construction Budget Approved for Phase One of New BGHS

The Bowling Green Board of Education approved the first step in the Bowling Green High School construction process on August 14, 2017, budgeting $27.8 million for the first of a two-phase project. The school, with the exception of the arena will be completely rebuilt over the next several years.

Class of 2018 ACT Scores Surpass School Averages

ACT, Inc. has released scores from the Bowling Green High School Class of 2018 state assessment. As juniors, the 255 students scored an average composite score of 21.3, the highest for BGHS since all juniors began taking the exam in 2008. The students scores also surpassed state averages in all content areas.

Congratulations, Class of 2017!

Best wishes to the Bowling Green High School Class of 2017. These young alumni will soon be attending more than 30 post-secondary institutions and joining four branches of the armed forces. Once a Purple, Always a Purple. 

Board of Education Adopts Tax to Support BGHS Construction & Renovation Bowling Green High School

Bowling Green High School is the district's next priority for construction and renovation. BGHS was built in the early 70s and construction cost $3.2 million. Both current and future construction plans will be based on the District’s bonding potential. In an effort to increase the district's bonding potential, the Bowling Green Independent Board of Education has adopted a General Fund rate of 83.5 cents.  Of this rate, 5.4 cents is subject to recall.

 

BGHS One of Washington Post’s Most Challenging High Schools

The Washington Post has released their annual list of America’s Most Challenging High Schools. The list is calculated and ranked based on the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at a school each year, divided by the number of seniors who graduated that year. According to the index, BGHS is ranked 1,455th in America and 10th in Kentucky.

U.S. News Ranks BGHS among Best High Schools

Bowling Green High School has been named a 2017 U.S. News Best High School.  More than 6,000 schools – one-fourth of the schools that U.S. News evaluated -- were awarded gold, silver or bronze medals in this year’s rankings. BGHS is ranked 1,304 in the nation, 13th in Kentucky and has been awarded a silver medal.

BGHS Hosts Swearing-In Ceremony Tyler Thomas and Jacobie Jackson taking the Oath of enlistment

BGHS students Tyler Thomas and Jacobie Jackson took the Oath of enlistment at Bowling Green High School on April 20, 2017. Both will join the United States Marine Corps upon graduation from high school and completion of basic training.

Five BGHS Sophomores Selected to Attend Gatton Academy

The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky has selected 95 Kentucky sophomores for the Class of 2019, including five from Bowling Green High School! Congratulations to the following students and their families:

  • Annika Avula,daughter of Smita and Pravin Avula;
  • Isabel Chumbler, daughter of Janice Chumbler and Neale Chumbler;
  • Rithik Reddy, son of Chandrasekhar Reddy and Karuna Reddy;
  • Aashka Sheth, daughter of Nirav and Ami Sheth;
  • Anna Strunjas, daughter of Jean Neils-Strunjas and Sasha Strunjas.

Learn more about the Gatton Academy Class of 2019.

BGHS Adding Six to Hall of Honor

Six graduates of Bowling Green High School will be recognized Saturday, April 29, 2017, at the 26th Annual Hall of Honor Dinner. The Hall of Honor was established to recognize the outstanding achievements of Bowling Green High School graduates, distinguished in personal, civic, and professional careers and reflecting the highest values of service, community, and excellence. The Class of 2017 Hall of Honor inductees include Dr. Keely Jones (1988), Derrick Ray (1985), Cathy Meeks Bishop (1974), Dr. Kelly Elliott Kries (1989), John Pipes Gaines (1960), and Brad Odil (1982). Each will be introduced and recognized by Bowling Green Independent Schools Superintendent Gary Fields at the Hall of Honor dinner.

2017-18 Non-Resident Application Deadline: April 15, 2017

Families living in Bowling Green and Warren County but outside the boundaries of the Bowling Green City School District may apply for their children to attend BGISD as non-resident students. An agreement between Warren County Public Schools and Bowling Green City Schools allows state funding per child for up to 690 non-resident students to attend BGISD for the 2017-18 school year. The deadline to apply is April 15, 2017. Click here for more information.

Skillern Inducted to Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame Ron Skillern, Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame 2017

Bowling Green High School teacher, Ron Skillern is now a member of the ninth class of the Governor Louie B. Nunn Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame. Skillern is one of three chosen by the statewide selection committee; the other two individuals chosen include Opal T. Sibert of Laurel County and Joe Westerfield of Daviess County.

Join the LEAD Academy for "A Night to Remember" Holocaust survivor, Fred Gross, speaks at BGHS.

As a partner with The Kentucky Center for the Arts, the Bowling Green High School Joseph Tinius LEAD Academy proudly invites the community to the conclusion of the Bearing Witness Project. On March 7, 2017, students will honor the victims, celebrate the survivors, and express our commitment to "Never Again!"  Never again will we be silent; never again will we be bystanders. Whether it is schoolhouse bullying or crimes against humanity, we have learned the power of voice and the devastation of silence. 

Six Named 2017 National Merit® Finalists BGHS logo

Six seniors from Bowling Green High School have been recognized for outstanding academic achievement by the National Merit® Scholarship Program. They will compete for more than 7,500 scholarships offered to National Merit Finalists.

BGHS students recognized as 2017 National Merit Finalists:
Anna Bachmann, daughter of Beate Bachmann;
Logan Bowen, son of Michael and Kim Bowen;
Seth Frank, son of Matthew and Sherry Frank;
Owen Harkins, son of Anthony and Tracy Harkins;
Veronica Johnson, daughter of Marvin and Patricia Beresford and Darren Johnson. Veronica is attending the Gatton Academy.
Karen Smith, daughter of Eric Smith and Laura Hagan.

BGHS & BGJHS Forensics Teams Repeat Regional Championships BGHS and BGJHS Speech Regional Champions 2017

Both the Bowling Green High School and Bowling Green Junior High forensics teams claimed 2017 Regional Championship titles at the Regional Speech Tournament at Warren East High School on Saturday. This marks the 4th straight year BGJHS and the 2nd BGHS have earned the top spots. 

BGHS Among First to Receive Funding from Work Ready Skills Advisory Committee

(Feb. 1, 2017) - The Work Ready Skills Advisory Committee, formed to review and select proposals to elevate the Commonwealth’s workforce training capacity, awarded more than $65.5 million to 25 Kentucky projects on January 31st in its first round of funding. Bowling Green High School is among the recipients, awarded $77,520 to assist with opening a Medical Arts Career Academy in the fall of 2017.

Five Student Athletes Sign Letters of Intent Coach Kevin Wallace stand with players signing letters of intent

Congratulations to five BGHS seniors making the commitment to play college football next year. The five athletes participated in National Signing Day activities on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. Jamale Carothers signed a letter of intent to play at the United States Naval Academy, De'Angelo Wilson will play at Austin Peay State University, Chazz Tooley and Dalan Cofer will both continue their careers at Kentucky Wesleyan College, and Christian Hotchkiss will play at Iowa Western Community College.  Photos from BGHS National Signing Day

The Holocaust: Learning and Reflecting Holocaust survivor, Fred Gross, speaks at BGHS.

“A Night to Remember… Lest we forget.” LEAD Academy (Freshman) students at BGHS are learning about the Holocaust through art, literature, and personal stories. Fred Gross, author of One Step Ahead of Hitler visited Bowling Green High School Monday and Tuesday, January 30 and 31. He shared personal experiences as a young child fleeing France during its defeat and collaboration with the Nazis.

Jamale Carothers Named Kentucky’s 2016 Mr. Football JCarothers2016

The Associated Press has named Jamale Carothers as the winner of Kentucky's 2016 Mr. Football award.  Kentucky's Mr. Football is voted on by members of the Associated Press and represents the naming of the best high school football player in Kentucky.  The presentation of this award began in 1986 and Carothers is the 8th running back to win Mr. Football and the first at that position since Deuce Finch (St. Xavier) in 2008.

Coach Lindsey Named Finalist for National Coach of the Year

BGHS Assistant Football Coach Billy Lindsey has been named a finalist for the National High School Athletic Coaches Association, national coach of the year in the sport of football. Eight finalists from across the nation will be honored during the annual banquet to be held on June 21, 2017.

2nd Opportunity High School Begins September 5

The Bowling Green City Schools Second Opportunity High School will be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Bowling Green High School beginning September 5, for the fall semester. The courses are an opportunity for individuals over 18 years old to complete a high school diploma.

1-Hour Delay: January 6, 2017

Bowling Green City Schools will operate on a 1-hour delay on Friday, January 6, 2017.

BGHS and McNeill Choir Performances on TWC Purple and red ornaments

BGHS and McNeill choirs performed holiday carols at the Warren County Courthouse in mid December. Performances will be broadcast several times on Time Warner Cable channel 3 beginning Monday, December 19 through Christmas Day.

Vaughan and Woodring: Speech Event Champions

Seventeen BGHS students competed at the Hilltopper Invitational Speech Tournament at WKU on Saturday, December 10. The tournament hosted over 400 competitors from 27 teams and 6 states. The BGHS team placed 7th overall with two individual event champions, Cole Vaughan and John Woodring.

Forensics Teams Compete at UK; Prepare for Vette City Classic Nov. 19

Both the BGHS Speech & Debate Team and the BGJHS Forensics Team competed at the University of Kentucky in the Paul Laurence Dunbar Tournament on Saturday, November 12.  The BGJHS team finished 3rd in their season opener among the 11 junior high teams. BGHS came in 2nd among 12 high school teams.

LEAD Academy Students Pledge C2G Class of 2020 members commit to graduate

The Class of 2020 is COMMITTED to graduate. The introductory C2G (Commitment to Graduate) ceremony was held at BGHS on Friday, October 28. Students learned about the importance of commitment and the support that C2G offers. The students signed a class banner, verbalized their commitment to administrators, and celebrated their commitment with a mock cap toss.

Students Learn About Local Manufacturing Opportunities BGHS students visit Kobe Aluminum

Student groups from Bowling Green High School recently visited Constellium and Kobe Aluminum Automotive Products to learn about the companies, take a plant tour and have conversations with human resources departments, specifically addressing important soft skills for the workplace.

August 10th!

Day Camp Info

BGHS Names Matthew Myers Purples Baseball Coach

Bowling Green High School has named Matthew Myers the new Purples Baseball Coach. The school hosted a press conference on Friday, June 24, 2016, to make the announcement.

Tinius Finishes 8th in National Speech Competition

Over Memorial Day Weekend, BGHS sophomore Chapel Tinius finished 8th in her first national speech tournament, hosted by the National Catholic Forensics League in Sacramento, California. Tinius participated in the Oratorical Declamation event, and delivered the memorized speech, "Wear Blue, Run to Remember." 

Class of 2016 Commencement held Sunday, May 22

Congratulations to the 302 graduates of Bowling Green High School’s Class of 2016. Collectively, they plan to enroll in 43 different post-secondary institutions and enlist in three branches of the military. To date, the class has been offered more than $7.8 million in scholarships.

Free Breakfast and Lunch for Kids: Weekdays, May 31 - July 29

When school is out, the Summer Food Service Program offers free nutritious meals to all children ages 18 years and younger at Dishman Mcginnis, Parker-Bennett-Curry, T. C. Cherry and the BGISD Professional Development and Learning Center. Meals will be available Monday through Friday, May 31 - July 29, 2016, and free for all children under 18 years of age with no paperwork necessary. Lunch for adults is $3.00.

Commissioner Pruitt Visits BGISD

Kentucky's Commissioner of Education, Dr. Stephen Pruitt spent time talking with students and staff at Bowling Green High School and Dishman McGinnis during an informal ?visit on Thursday, April 28. Click here to view photos.

Ten BGHS Alumni Added to Hall of Honor

The twenty-fifth annual Hall of Honor Celebration will be held Saturday, April 30, 2016, in the Commons of Bowling Green High School. An informal reception will begin at 5:00 p.m. with dinner served at 6:00 p.m. The program will begin at approximately 7:00 p.m. Tickets to the event are $15 each and may be reserved by contacting Bettye Brown at (270) 843-9430 or Ann Dickey (270) 843-8358. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.

Gural Named BGHS Soccer Coach

Bowling Green High School has named Scott Gural as the Boys Head Soccer Coach. The school hosted a press conference on Thursday, March 31, 2016, to make the announcement.

BGJHS and BGHS Students Honored as Distinguished Musicians

Congratulations to the Bowling Green Junior High and Bowling Green High School musicians who dedicated time and effort to perform for the Kentucky Music Educator Association Festival Evaluation on Saturday, March 5. The following earned Distinguished ratings.

Vaughan Places 4th in Storytelling at Kentucky High School Speech League Tournament

Six BGHS freshmen competed in the Kentucky High School Speech League State Tournament held at the University of Kentucky on March 12. The BGHS team had its strongest showing at a state tournament since 2003, with Annika Avula, and Cole Vaughan making it to semi-finals (top 18) in two events each. Plus, Vaughan, placed 4th in the state in storytelling with his piece, “Triune Tale of Diminutive Swine.”

No School: January 20, 2016

Bowling Green City Schools will be closed Wednesday, January 20, 2016, due to inclement weather. 

Widener Announces Plans To Resign as BGHS Soccer Coach

Bowling Green High School Coach Craig Widener met with members of the Purples Soccer team on Wednesday, December 9, to share his intent to resign as Head Coach, effective December 10, 2015. He will continue his role as a teacher at BGHS, however plans to use time from coaching to spend more time with his family.

Strong Individual Finishes for BGHS Speech & Debate

Eight BGHS students competed in the Henry Clay Speak of the Devil Speech & Debate Tournament in Lexington on Saturday, November 14. Seven of those students made final rounds of competition and earned recognition.

Rotary Club Continues Adopt-a-Class Project with Donation of Chromebooks

The Bowling Green Noon Rotary Club continues to support members of its “Giving Hope Adopt-a-Class,” which started five years ago with fifth grade students at Parker-Bennett-Curry Elementary. On November 12th, 2015, Rotarians presented 26 Chromebook computers to the now 10th grade students, as part of a meeting with the students, parents and school officials.

BGHS Sophomore Selected for Commissioner's Advisory Council

Bowling Green High School sophomore Amrit Avula is among six newly-selected Kentucky public high school students named to the Next-Generation Student Advisory Council, a group that provides input to Kentucky Commissioner of Education Stephen Pruitt.

WKU Honors Local Seniors at Luncheon

Western Kentucky University recently honored 134 students from local high schools for their academic achievements, including 38 seniors from Bowling Green High School. Overall, the group has an average ACT composite score of 29 and grade-point average of 3.92 and included 33 Kentucky Governor’s Scholars and six National Merit Semifinalists.

BGHS Announces 2015 Homecoming Court

Bowling Green High School’s 2015 Homecoming Queen will be crowned at halftime of the BGHS vs. Barren County game, which kicks off at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 16, 2015. Queen candidates include seniors Paige Fields, Savannah Freeman, Caroline Hopkins, Erin Jones, Lucy Key, Sydney Sims, and Lauren Wiseman. The Homecoming Court also includes representatives from the junior, sophomore, and freshmen classes of BGHS.

Purple Spirit Week: October 12 - 16, 2015

Bowling Green Independent School District will celebrate school spirit the week of October 12-16, 2015, concluding with BGHS Homecoming football game on Friday evening, October 16, at 7:00 p.m. The week will include opportunities for students preschool-12th grade, alumni, and friends to recognize the rich history and unique spirit known by the Bowling Green Purples. Click here to learn more!

TEaCH 2 Engage Funds Four Classroom Projects

The BGISD Foundation, Inc. and Bowling Green Independent Schools have awarded more than $15,000 to add technology tools and encourage more student engagement. The four TEaCH 2 Engage classrooms will also be used as models for researching future endeavors of the school district. The winning teachers and classrooms are Dylan White, a primary teacher at Dishman McGinnis Elementary with emphasis on writing, science and social studies; Jay Hollis, an 8th grade science teacher at Bowling Green Junior High; and Drew Fulkerson and Rachael Carrico, both math teachers at Bowling Green High School.

Parent Teacher Night - Tonight from 5-7PM

Three Named 2016 National Merit Semifinalists

Three seniors from Bowling Green High School have been recognized for outstanding academic achievement by the National Merit® Scholarship Program as 2016 National Merit Semifinalists: Jessica Klusty, daughter of Mark and Karen Klusty; Priyanka Sheth, daughter of Nirav and Ami Sheth; and Jessica Zhu, daughter of Jianhua Zhu and Lois Wang. All will continue in the competition, including approximately 7,400 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring.

Class of 2015 ACT Scores Improve

ACT, Inc. has released scores from the Bowling Green High School Class of 2015. Since 2008, all 11th graders in Kentucky have been required to take the ACT Assessment, although many college-bound students take the ACT again during their senior year before applying to colleges or universities. In 2014, as juniors, the Class of 2015 scored an average composite score of 21.0. One year later, the same students improved in every academic category to an average composite of 21.7.

97 BGHS Students Named AP Scholars

Bowling Green High School is honored to have 97 students recognized as AP Scholars by the College Board’s Advanced Placement Program. Eight students have also earned the National AP Scholar designation, earning a score of four or higher on eight or more AP exams.

BGHS Schedule & First Day Info

BGHS student schedules will be available online beginning Monday, July 27th. Freshman Day Camp will be held July 29, Open House on August 3 and the first day for students is August 5. 

Welcome New Assistant Principals

Bowling Green High School welcomes two new assistant principals for the 2015-16 school year, Ms. Elisa Beth Brown and Mr. Robert Lightning.

BGHS Selects William King as Principal

The Bowling Green High Principal Selection Committee voted Wednesday morning, June 24, to select William King as their new principal.

 

Free Meals for Children in June & July

The Bowling Green Independent School District is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.

Survey: BGHS Principal Selection Criteria

Members of the Bowling Green High School Principal Selection Committee are developing a list of criteria for the next school principal and would like input from stakeholders. Please take a brief survey, identifying qualities most important to you. The final list of criteria will be used to screen principal candidates. The survey will close at noon on Tuesday, May 26.

 

The Washington Post Ranks BGHS on Most Challenging High Schools List

The Washington Post has again ranked Bowling Green High School on America’s Most Challenging High Schools list. Education columnist Jay Mathews has been ranking high schools in the country and the D.C. region for several years. This year, there are more than 2,300 schools on the list, including 16 in Kentucky. BGHS ranks 14th among the 16 Kentucky schools included and currently #1,263 in America.

Ten to be Inducted to BGHS Hall of Honor as Class of 2015

The twenty-fourth annual Hall of Honor Celebration will be held Saturday, April 25, 2015 in the Commons of Bowling Green High School. Ten graduates will be inducted to the Bowling Green High School Hall of Honor including: Mary Alice Oliver (1950), Ronald Tinsley (1954), Frank C. Van Fleet (1956), Theo Maxey (1970), Ron A. Skillern (1972), Laura Williford Phillips (1982), John B. Brown (1984), Todd Barnard (1986), Brett A. Reynolds (1989) and Matt Travis (1994).

STLP Teams Win Awards at State Championship

Four teams from Bowling Green City Schools earned awards and recognition as part of the annual Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) State Championship held Thursday, March 26, in Lexington, Kentucky. Bowling Green Junior High student journalists from both The Purple Spirit newspaper (online and print versions) and the BGJHS Broadcast Team earned Best Showcase Projects from Regional Groups. The BGHS Interactive Map project earned a Best in Show as a Regional Showcase Winner, and in the live competition category, the BGJHS Help Desk Support Team won 2nd place in the 6-8 grade division.

Purples Return To Rupp Arena: Game and Ticket Information

Congratulations to the Bowling Green Purples basketball team, 2015 4th Region Champions! The Purples will travel to Rupp Arena to play the Elliott County Lions on Thursday, March 19th at 5:30 CST. Tickets to the game will be sold for $10 each at BGHS during school hours Monday-Wednesday, March 16 - 18. Purples fans unable to travel to Lexington may view the game live on khsaa.tv

BGHS Presents: Into the Woods

The Bowling Green High School Choral Department presents, Into the Woods, March 20 - 22, 2015, at the Capitol Arts Center. Friday and Saturday evening performances begin at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday afternoon's show begins at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $11.50 and may be purchased online at www.theskypac.com/events.


Into the Woods is based on the book by James Lampine, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. The BGHS production is directed by Trish Beresford and Greg Robertson. 

Bowling Green City Schools Closed February 17th - 20th

Bowling Green City Schools will remain closed through Friday, February 20th, due to winter weather.

  • The ballots to elect certified and classified employee representatives to the superintendent search screening committee will be distributed Tuesday, February 24, in all schools and district offices. Ballots will be collected and the committee established on Thursday, February 26th.
  • The Military Ball scheduled for Friday, February 20 has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date.
  • BGHS tennis tryouts have been cancelled for the week.
Five Named 2015 National Merit® Finalists

Five seniors from Bowling Green High School have been recognized for outstanding academic achievement by the National Merit® Scholarship Program. They will compete for more than 7,600 scholarships worth about $33 million offered to National Merit Finalists.


BGHS students recognized as 2015 National Merit Finalists:
John “Jack” Grise
Brandon Lee
Hannah Lindsey
Sonora Schuck
Jesse Shadowen

Students to Attend Spread the Red Education Game at WKU

Students from Bowling Green and Warren County Schools will attend the fourth "Spread the Red Education Game" at Western Kentucky University on Thursday, January 15, 2015 as Lady Topper Basketball hosts Florida Atlantic. The game marks the culmination of a month-long program between WKU Athletics and local schools, synergizing education and athletics. Bowling Green students in 3rd through 8th grades will attend the Spread the Red event.

BGISD Non-Resident Application

The Bowling Green Independent School District (“BGISD”) and the Warren County School District (“WCSD”) approved a 15-year nonresident student agreement in December 2014, which will remain in effect until June 30, 2030.

STATE CHAMPIONS 2014

Congratulations to the Bowling Green High School boys soccer team for winning the 2014 State Championship! The Purples defeated Scott High School 6-4 to win the second championship in school history. Congrats Coach Widener and BGHS Purples!


Photo by Paul Gray

2015-16 Calendar Options to Consider

The District Calendar Committee met Thursday, November 6, 2014 to begin the process of recommending an academic calendar for the 2015-16 school year. The academic calendar must be approved by the Board of Education and is tentatively scheduled for approval at the December 8 Board of Education Meeting. Before finalizing the 2015-16 calendar, the Calendar Committee would like input from parents and community members. Two calendar options are available and surveys must be completed by November 17, 2014.

Beacon Yearbook and Staff Earn Awards at WKU Journalism Scholars Day

During the Journalism Scholars Day at Western Kentucky University Oct. 24, the Beacon yearbook was awarded third place in division AAAA for Best Overall Yearbook. The statewide Mark of Excellence contest is sponsored and judged by members of the Society of Professional Journalists and by faculty and staff of the WKU School of Journalism & Broadcasting. 


Last year marked the 75th volume of the Beacon at BGHS. The theme was developed around the concept of the book and school’s “Legacy.” 

Unbridled Learning: College and Career Readiness for All Results Released to the Public

The Kentucky Department of Education has released school and district results from the Unbridled Learning: College and Career Readiness for All system for school year 2013-14. Overall scores and classifications are based on three categories: Next-Generation Learners, Next-Generation Instructional Programs and Support, and Next-Generation Professionals. Results from 2013-14 are calculated based on two of the three: Next-Generation Learners and Next-Generation Instructional Programs and Support. Scores may not be compared to prior years as the total components of the system have changed.

Summary of the Unbridled Learning Accountability System

2013-14 Results from Bowling Green Independent Schools

All school and district data is available through the Kentucky School Report Card: http://applications.education.ky.gov/SRC/Default.aspx

PARENTS: Internet Safety Links & Information

Internet safety for kids requires a partnership between parents, guardians and schools. Students have access to many devices and online resources at school, at home, and with friends. The BGISD Technology Department has collected several links and handouts to assist parents with tips and conversation starters to ensure online safety for all.

Newsweek Adds BGHS to Beating the Odds List

Newsweek has released two lists recognizing public high schools: “America’s Top High Schools,” which ranks schools on performance and a second list, “Beating the Odds: America’s Top High Schools for Low-Income Students,” considering both achievement and percentage of poverty. The rankings identify schools that are preparing students for college, and overcoming obstacles from socioeconomic inequity. Bowling Green High School is ranked 401st of 500 schools on the “Beating the Odds” list.

STUDENTS: Share Info about Digital Citizenship and Win!

What do you believe is important about digital citizenship? What do you want your friends to know about cyberbullying, texting, social media, online privacy, identity theft, intellectual property, etc?


Produce a short video as part of the BGISD Digital Citizenship Video Contest and share your ideas with peers across Bowling Green City Schools! Videos must be less than 2 minutes in length and are due by September 30, 2014. The best overall STLP video wins a Chromebook and the best video from each school wins trophy!

BGHS on The Daily Beast’s List of America’s Best High Schools

Bowling Green High School has made The Daily Beast’s 2014 list of top high schools! Using six indicators to compare public high schools in America with graduation and college acceptance rates weighed most heavily. Additional factors included college-level courses and exams, percentage of students qualifying for free or reduced lunch, and ACT/SAT scores. BGHS ranks 414 of 735 high schools listed online.

Class of 2014 ACT Scores Demonstrate Improvement and Surpass State Averages

ACT, Inc. has released scores from the Bowling Green High School Class of 2014. Results show improvement in every academic category from the previous spring. Since 2008, all 11th graders in Kentucky have been required to take the ACT Assessment, although many college-bound students take the ACT again during their senior year before applying to colleges or universities. In 2013, as juniors, the Class of 2014 scored an average composite score of 20.6. One year later, the same students improved in every academic category to an average composite of 21.5. 

BGHS Class of 2015 Earns Highest Average ACT Composite to Date

The ACT National Office has released the scores of Kentucky public school juniors who sat for the college entrance exam last spring. The ACT assesses English, reading, mathematics and science and is scored on a scale of 1 to 36. Bowling Green High School’s class of 2015 scored an average composite of 21.0, which is the highest average composite for the school since KRS 158.6453 mandated the exam for all 11th graders in 2008. The scores of current seniors were also above the state average in all four curriculum areas.

108 BGHS Students Receive AP® Scholar Awards

One Hundred Eight (108) students at Bowling Green High School have earned 2014 AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the 2014 AP Exams. The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school, and to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP Exams. About 18 percent of the more than 1.9 million students worldwide who took AP Exams performed at a sufficiently high level to also earn an AP Scholar Award.

Increase of Meal Prices Approved

(June 9, 2014) The Bowling Green Board of Education has approved increasing meal prices for the 2014-15 school year. Breakfast prices for students increase by $0.15 to $1.25 and high school student lunch increases from $2.25 to $2.50. Elementary student lunches remain the same at $2.25. Adult meal prices also increase, breakfast will be $1.75 and lunch $3.00 for staff and $3.25 for adult visitors.

 

The meal price increases are due to mandates within the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. The cost of food has risen to meet federal guidelines relating to whole grain requirements and sodium limits. Plus, the reimbursement from the free lunches may not subsidize full-pay lunches. 

 

Board of Education Update June 2014

Congratulations BGHS Class of 2014

Two hundred and ninety-one students were recognized Sunday afternoon, May 25, as the 103rd graduating class from Bowling Green High School.  Of those 291, eighty-one were Honor Graduates, earning a 3.6 or higher grade point average.

 

The top five Honor Graduates included (alphabetical order) Sneha Chhachhi, Lauren Elson, Devin Hayes, Yedarm Kim and Rachel Wulff. To date, members of the Class of 2014 have earned over $8 million in scholarship offers and plan to attend 41 different post-secondary institutions and enlist in three branches of the military.

 

Best wishes, Class of 2014! Your current and future accomplishments prove excellence is worth the effort.

BGHS Finals Schedule

Technology Teams Place at STLP Showcase

Eighteen student technology teams and projects from Bowling Green City Schools participated in the Kentucky Student Technology Leadership Program Showcase held on April 22, 2014 at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky. Of the total 748 projects presented at the Showcase, three Bowling Green teams placed among the top 60 and Bowling Green Junior High’s Purple Spirit journalism team placed in the top 10.

BGHS Ranked Among Top 10 of Kentucky Public High Schools

US News and World Report has released The Best High School rankings which is developed using demographic and assessment data and methodology by the American Institutes for Research. Bowling Green High School is among the top 10 schools in Kentucky, 784th nationally, and BGHS earned a silver medal based on a College Readiness Index Score of 39.6.

BGISD Technology Showcase: April 17

Bowling Green City Schools will host a Technology Showcase, Thursday, April 17 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Bowling Green High School. The annual event is designed to encourage and enhance student technology, communication and collaboration skills.

Nine BGHS Virtual Competition Finalists to be Recognized

The STLP Winter Virtual Judging results have been released and the following students have advanced as finalists and will be recognized at state on April 22nd. Over 1,500 products were submitted statewide to be judged in 14 different categories. Nine of 14 BGHS submissions were selected as finalists in the High School Division.

 

Documentary: Kacy Ives
Graphic Design: John McCoy
Graphic Design: Joshua Sansom
Manipulated Image: Kacy Ives
Multimedia Content: Kacy Ives
Multimedia Content: Jeremy Schaefer
Music: Travis Harder
Original Photo: Kacy Ives
Technical Writing: David Smart

BGHS Announces Awards from National German Exam

Congratulations to the following students who recently competed with over 20,000 students in taking the National German Examination.

 

Louis Buckley, Peyton Burt, Jae-Auna Hill and Hannah Rossi all received an achievement award.

 

Earning a bronze award were Jack Atkerson and Asheyla Robinson.

 

The following students achieved a silver award: Elissa Booras, April Draper, Chloe Games, Ryan Hughes, Claire May, Nathen Robinson, Jenna Ross, and James Sweatt

 

Andrew Jones, Craig Redden, Terra Ross and Kalei Valery all received top honors. These gold award recipients out-performed 90% of test-takers nationwide. Craig, Terra and Kalei are now eligible to compete with German students across the state for the grand prize, a study trip to Germany in July, 2014.

1-Hour Delay: March 6, 2014

Bowling Green City Schools will operate on a one-hour delay Thursday, March 6, 2014.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Thursday and Friday, March 13th and 14th, will be used to make up two of the four remaining makeup days. These days were designated as makeup days in the 2013-14 calendar, approved in December 2012. The other two makeup days will be announced in the coming weeks.


Employee professional development sessions that were planned for March 13th and 14th will be rescheduled.


We apologize for the late notice to be in session next week, however, weather conditions are beyond our control.

BGISD Receives Recommendation for National Accreditation

This week, Bowling Green Independent Schools hosted an AdvancED Quality Assurance Review Team that visited the district and schools to evaluate adherence to the AdvancED accreditation standards and to make a recommendation for national accreditation. The District first achieved accreditation status in 2009 and reaccreditation is required every five years. Accreditation is a voluntary method of evaluation that involves both an internal and external review of the school district as a whole, including programs, culture and community.

EXPLORE and PLAN Results Released

Kentucky’s 8th- and 10th-grade public school students participated in a statewide administration of the EXPLORE and PLAN assessments in September 2013. Both tests are precursors to the ACT college entrance exam and evaluate content knowledge in English, math, reading and science. Overall results show students across the Commonwealth are compare favorably with the rest of the nation and more students are on track to be ready for college coursework by the time they graduate high school.

BGHS Academic Team: Regional Runner-Up

Overall Runner-up
Quick Recall Runner-up

Language Arts - Priyanka Sheth - 5th Place
Science - Ben Guthrie - 1st place; Sneha Chhachhi - 2nd place
Arts & Humanities - Jessica Klusty - 5th Place
Social Studies - Ben Guthrie - 2nd Place
Mathematics - Sneha Chhachhi - 2nd Place; Priyanks Sheth - 3rd Place

BGHS Freshman Principal Surprised with $25,000 Milken Educator Award

Today’s school assembly was anything but ordinary when Dr. Jane Foley, Milken Family Foundation Senior Vice President, Milken Educator Awards, announced that William King, freshman principal at Bowling Green High School in Bowling Green, Kentucky, was the state’s Milken Educator Award winner. One of education’s most prestigious recognitions, the Award comes with a no-strings-attached cash prize of $25,000. With more than 1,200 cheering students, colleagues and a host of dignitaries – including Kentucky Commissioner Holliday, and Mrs. Madeline Abramson, wife of Lt. Governor Jerry Abramson, this exceptional educator experienced the fanfare typically reserved for all-star athletes and award-winning entertainers.

Fant Signs to Play Football at WKU

Nacarius Fant, the 2013 selection of Mr. Football in Kentucky, has signed his National Letter of Intent to play football at Western Kentucky University.  Fant, a three-time Associated Press 1st Team All-State wide receiver, has been committed to the Hilltoppers for months after choosing WKU over Illinois.  Fant will join a long list of former Purples to have played at WKU.

Four Students to State Solo Competition

Seven students from Bowling Green High School participated in the KMEA Solo & Ensemble Festival on Saturday, February 1st.  All seven students scored as proficient or distinguished.  The following students will be attending the State Level Solo competition on May 3rd at WKU:

Olivia Mitchell
Amy Cherry
Emily Pride
Douglas Lopez

DECA Students Place in Regional Events

Bowling Green High School DECA students participated in the Region 2 DECA Leadership Conference at the Sloan Convention Center on Thursday, January 30. Twenty-eight of thirty-three student participants from BGHS placed in the top four of their competetive event. BGHS also received 2nd place for overall Largest Regional DECA Chapter Increase. 

BGHS Academic Team: District Runners-Up

Congratulations to the BGHS Academic Team for the following results from the District Governor's Cup held Saturday, January 25th:

Quick Recall - Bowling Green  - 1st Place

Written Assessment - Math: Pryanka Sheth - 1st Place; Sneha Chhachhi - 2nd Place

Written Assessment - Science:  Ben Guthrie - 1st Place; Sneha Chhachhi - 3rd Place

Written Assessment - Social Studies:  Ben Guthrie - 1st Place3; Jessica Klusty - 3rd Place

Written Assessment - Language Arts:  Pryanka Sheth - 3rd Place; Sonora Schuck - 5th Place

Written Assessment - Arts & Humanities:  Jessica Klusty - 3rd Place

President's Day To Be Used as Make-Up Day

To date, the Bowling Green City School District has missed two school days due to inclement weather: December 6, 2013 and January 6, 2014. BGISD will use February 17, President's Day, to make up the day missed on December 6. The make up day for January 6 will be determined in mid-February. 

Moncayo and Smart Win State Event With Iconic Apps Proposal

The Kentucky Association for Career and Technical Education have announced Bowling Green High School students Omar Moncayo and David Smart winners of the third annual Entrepreneurship Event, which is sponsored by KACTE and coordinated by state advisors of the Career and Technical Education Student Organizations.

Fant Named Mr. Football & Kevin Wallace AP Coach of the Year

Bowling Green senior receiver Nacarius Fant was named 2013 Kentucky Mr. Football and Coach Kevin Wallace earned the AP Coach of the year, as announced by The Associated Press on Thursday, January 2. Fant is the first BGHS player to earn the Mr. Football title. 

STLP Teams Advance to State Showcase

Eighteen Student Technology Leadership Teams, representing all Bowling Green City Schools, have been invited to participate in the State STLP Championship on April 22 in Lexington after participating in the Regional Showcase at WKU on December 10.

Choirs Performing on Government Access Channel 3

Members of the W. R. McNeill Elementary and Bowling Green High School Choirs recently sang Christmas Carols at the Warren County Courthouse. A recording of their performances will be replayed on Government Access Channel 3 at various times between Thursday, December 19 & Wednesday, December 25.

Congratulations BGHS Purples Football: STATE CHAMPIONS

Congratulations to the BGHS Football Team on winning their third straight 5A State Championship on Sunday, December 8. The Purples also continue the current longest winning streak in Kentucky with 44 straight wins. To re-live the excitement of Sunday's game, visit purplesfootball.com, purplesnation.com, or KHSAA.org for photos, statistics, and archived broadcasts. 

Inclement Weather Communication Plan

As we face colder temperatures and forecasts with occasional precipitation, the possibility increases for the delay or closing of school. During the winter months Transportation Director Mike McCloud and Superintendent Joe Tinius keep a close watch on the weather. If there is a possibility for snow or ice, they spend late evening and early morning hours checking road conditions, listening to forecasts, and communicating with surrounding districts. Their cooperative efforts determine if the roads are safe for our students and employees. If the decision is made to delay or close school, our district will make every effort to notify parents, guardians, employees and the community as soon as possible.

Two Earn National Board Certification

Two teachers from Bowling Green High School, Lisa Correa and Sandra McCoy, have recently earned National Board Certification after completing the rigorous certification process and performance-based assessments. Correa and McCoy are among twenty-one current Bowling Green City School teachers to earn the NBCT distinction. 

BGHS Choir & Art Students Present: "A Taste of Christmas"

Bowling Green High School A Cappella Choir, AcaPurples, and BGHS art students will present, “A Taste of Christmas” on Friday, December 13, and Saturday December 14, at 7:30 p.m. each night in the Commons of Bowling Green High School.  The musical extravaganza and silent art auction have become a holiday tradition. The event also provides holiday treats and refreshments to enjoy throughout the performance.  It is a great way to get in the Christmas spirit.

 

STATE CHAMPIONSHIP: Purples vs. Maroons

Saturday, December 7th, 7:00pm at WKU

The Purples will be the visiting team on Saturday and will be wearing white jerseys, white pants, & traditional gold helmets. Purples fans are encouraged to wear WHITE in support of the team.

 

General Admission tickets will be on sale at BGHS Wednesday-Friday from 8:00-2:30 each day. Tickets are $9.00 each ($11.00 at the gate) & children 6 & under are admitted free. The BGHS cheering section will be located on the visitor (old) side of the stadium.

 

The community is also invited to a BGHS Pep Rally on Friday, December 6th at 1:00 p.m. in the Arena.

WKU Honors Students from Bowling Green and Warren County Schools

WKU honored 75 students from five high schools in Bowling Green and Warren County for their academic achievements at a luncheon on November 7 at the Augenstein Alumni Center. This year’s group has an average ACT composite score of 29.58 and grade-point average of 3.92 and included 25 Kentucky Governor’s Scholars and seven National Merit Semifinalists.

2014-15 Academic Calendar Options Presented
The District Calendar Committee met on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 to begin the process of recommending an academic calendar for the 2014-15 school year. The academic calendar must be approved by the Board of Education and is tentatively scheduled for approval at the December 9 Board of Education Meeting. Before finalizing the 2014-15 calendar, the Calendar Committee would like input from parents and community members. Two calendar options are available and surveys must be completed by November 15, 2013.
BGHS Receives Grant to Assist At-Risk Math Students
The Bowling Green Independent School District has been awarded a $10,000 grant through America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, an initiative that gives farmers the opportunity to nominate their public school district to apply for merit-based, math and/or science grant. Bowling Green High School will utilize the $10,000 grant to implement a peer-mentoring program for 9th grade math students.
Five Seniors Receive National Merit® Letters of Commendation
Bowling Green High School announced today that five seniors have been recognized as Commended Students in the 2014 National Merit® Scholarship Program. Chloe Harkins, Abigail Potter, Justin Stone, Rachel Wulff, and Kathryn Wyrick will receive a Letter of Commendation from BGHS and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
Unbridled Learning Scores Released to Public
The Kentucky Department of Education has released school and district test results from the Unbridled Learning: College and Career Readiness for All system. The ultimate goal of the system is to prepare all students for life after high school by annually monitoring student progress and public school’s academic achievement. Results reported indicate how local schools and districts performed during the 2012-13 school year.
Audio of Purples Football Games Online Beginning Friday

Bowling Green High School is pleased to announce that Purples Football will join with www.PurplesNation.com to bring radio broadcast streaming online for the 2013 and 2014 seasons.  The website is active and the first live broadcast will be streamed online Friday, September 27, as Bowling Green hosts Barren County for Homecoming 2013.  PurplesNation.com will have current information about Purples Football as well as past events that have been broadcast.

Hayes Named 2014 National Achievement® Semifinalist

Bowling Green High School senior, Devin Hayes has been recognized for outstanding academic achievement by the National Merit® Scholarship Corporation. Hayes is one of more than 1,600 Black American high school seniors designated as a Semifinalist in the 50th annual National Achievement Scholarship Program. He will now have the opportunity to continue in the competition to attain Finalist standing and pursue Achievement Scholarship® awards worth more than $2.5 million.

AdvancED Surveys Online Now

Bowling Green Independent Schools are engaged in a continuous improvement process and currently working to receive accreditation by AdvancEd. The District first achieved accreditation status in 2009 and reaccreditation is required every five years. To begin the process, schools are asking students, employees, and parents to participate in an online survey between September 19 and October 4. The surveys will help the school district understand perceptions of stakeholders, and allow stakeholders to have a better understanding of the AdvancED Standards for Quality Schools/School Systems.

AP Scores Earn Students Cash

Wednesday, September 11, was payday for several Bowling Green High School students, where they received checks of $100 to $300 from Advance Kentucky based on scores from last spring's Advanced Placement Exams. Bowling Green High School distributed $19,000 to 129 students for passing math, science, and English scores from 2012-13.

Three Seniors Named National Merit® Semifinalists

Three students from Bowling Green High School have been recognized for outstanding academic achievement by the National Merit® Scholarship Program. Sneha Chhachhi, Lauren Elson, and Yedarm Kim have been named National Merit Semifinalists and will have the opportunity to compete for  approximately 8,000 scholarship awards worth over $35 million.

Employees of Bowling Green Schools LIVE UNITED

Employees of Bowling Green City Schools have donated or pledged a total of $11,333 to the 2014 United Way Campaign. Fifty-seven employees met Superintendent Tinius' Opening Day challenge and donated more than $100 to support agencies of United Way. 

Second Opportunity High School Begins September 2

The Bowling Green City School’s Second Opportunity High School will be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Bowling Green High School beginning September 2, 2014. The Second Opportunity High School allows adults (over 18) who did not finish high school to obtain high school credits toward graduation and ultimately earn a high school diploma from Bowling Green City Schools.

Bowling Green Schools Receive Non-Resident Appeal Final Order

On August 23, the Bowling Green Board of Education received a Final Order from the Kentucky Commissioner of Education, Dr. Terry Holliday, regarding the non-resident student appeal between Bowling Green and Warren County Schools. The decision remains positive for the families and parents of the Bowling Green community.

School Phone Service to be Interrupted on Tuesday

Bowling Green City Schools will be converting telephone service from AT&T to Time Warner Cable on Tuesday, August 27, 2013. Throughout the day, all schools and departments will experience limited telephone service. Many buildings will only have one phone line available; therefore Bowling Green City Schools asks that parents and community members use an alternate mode of communication to contact employees or students during school hours Tuesday.

Class of 2013 ACT Scores Released

ACT, Inc. has released scores from the Bowling Green High School Class of 2013. Results show improvement in every academic category from the previous spring. Since 2008, all 11th graders in Kentucky have been required to take the ACT Assessment, although many college-bound students take the ACT again during their senior year before applying to colleges or universities. In 2012 as juniors, the Class of 2013 scored an average composite score of 20.8. One year later, the same students improved in every academic category to an average composite of 21.7.

Hines Named Certified Journalism Educator

Ms. Denita Hines, journalism teacher at Bowling Green High School was recently notified by the Journalism Education Association that she has successfully achieved the status of Certified Journalism Educator by passing the mastery exam scored by a Certification Review Board.  This is an outstanding professional accomplishment as a journalism instructor, and acknowledges her commitment and dedication to local media students. Ms. Hines will be recognized at a ceremony honoring the newly certified educators at the fall JEA/NSPA convention, Nov. 14-17, 2013 in Boston Massachusetts. 

Our Students Are So Bright: We Gotta Wear Shades!

Bowling Green Schools Receive Findings of Non-Resident Hearing

On July 29, the Bowling Green Board of Education received a recommended order regarding the recent non-resident student hearing between Bowling Green and Warren County Schools. The findings are positive for the families and parents of the Bowling Green community.

102 BGHS Students Receive AP® SCHOLAR AWARDS

One Hundred Two students at Bowling Green High School have earned 2013 AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the 2013 AP Exams. About 18 percent of the more than 1.9 million students worldwide who took AP Exams performed at a sufficiently high level to also earn an AP Scholar Award.

Junior Class ACT Scores Remain Above State Average

ACT, Inc. has released scores the junior class of 2013. Since 2008, all 11th graders in Kentucky have been required to take the ACT Assessment, although many college-bound students take the ACT again during their senior year before applying to colleges or universities. In 2013, as juniors, the class of 2014 scored an average composite score of 20.6. The upcoming senior class had 278 members, the largest class to take the ACT at BGHS as part of the state requirement. The scores in all academic areas and overall composite outscore the state average.

BGHS Students Giveaway 8 Refurbished Computers

Eight Bowling Green families without a home computer received one on Saturday, June 15. Bowling Green High School students in the Student Technology Leadership Program have been working for the past two years to fix discarded computers, making them useful to families and students.

Congratulations Class of 2013

Two hundred and forty six graduates were recognized Sunday afternoon, May 26, as the 102nd graduating class from Bowling Green High School.  Of those 246, sixty-seven were Honor Graduates, earning a 3.6 or higher grade point average and sixteen received the Commonwealth Diploma.

BGHS Listed Among America's Best High Schools

Newsweek and The Daily Beast have released the 2013 list of America’s Best High Schools. Bowling Green High School is among the top 2,000 schools, which are ranked using six components: graduation rate (25 percent), college acceptance rate (25 percent), AP/IB/AICE tests taken per student (25 percent), average SAT/ACT scores (10 percent), average AP/IB/AICE scores (10 percent), and percent of students enrolled in at least one AP/IB/AICE course (5 percent).

Congratulations to Retiring Faculty & Staff

Thursday evening, May 2, Bowling Green City Schools recognized ten employees for their years of service to the students and families of our community. These individuals have given a combined total of 297.5 years in education.

 

Wanda Anthony, Transportation Department
Margie Evans Dotson, T. C. Cherry Elementary
Virginia Fulton, Potter Gray
Marsha Ingram, W. R. McNeill
Barbara Kitchens, Potter Gray
Mary Martin’, Bowling Green High School
Elizabeth McGown, Potter Gray
Linda Peterson, Dishman-McGinnis
Rebecca Thomas, The Academy at 11th Street
Allen White, Bowling Green High School

BGHS Makes List of Most Challenging High Schools

The Washington Post’s Jay Mathews has been ranking the most challenging schools in the country and the D.C. region for 15 years. This year, there are more than 1,900 schools on the America’s Most Challenging High Schools list, including Bowling Green High School, for the third consecutive year.

BGHS 3rd Quarter Honor Roll

 Congratulations to all of the students who earned a spot on the 3rd Quarter Honor Roll.

 

JROTC Team to Compete in National Academic Bowl

After advancing through two phases of competition,  Bowling Green High School’s JROTC academic team composed of Cadets Morgin Emmert, Van Hong, Duc Ngo, Justin Stone will compete in the final Championship round of The 2013 Army JROTC Academic Bowl Championship in Washington D.C., on the campus of George Mason University, June 21-25, 2013.  This event is sponsored by the Army JROTC and conducted by College Options Foundation.

Five Purples Selected for Gatton Academy

The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Math and Science has selected 72 students for its Class of 2015, including five students from Bowling Green High School: Leeza Khenner, Valerie Richmond, Ananya Sharma, Ben Guthrie, and Linnie Schell. These students will finish their junior and senior years of high school taking courses and living on campus at WKU. At the end of two years, they will graduate from high school and have earned at least 60 college credit hours.

TEEN Certified Emergency Response Team Conducts Drill

Bowling Green High School practiced a routine tornado drill at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 20. Following the drill, students training to be part of the TEEN Certified Emergency Response team responded to “injuries” that occurred as a result of the simulated tornado. Successfully completing the CERT training also involves two national FEMA exams, and thus qualifies the students to apply to the Medical Reserve Corp after they turn 18 years old. To view photos from today’s drill, click here.

Purples Visit Washington, D. C.

Over 150 students, teachers, and volunteers are traveling to Washington, D.C. March 13-19 for the annual AP U.S. History trip. Throughout the trip, the group will visit Gettysburg, Mt. Vernon, the Capitol, the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress, Arlington Cemetery, the National Cathedral, the Newseum, National Archives, the Smithsonian of American History, and Dulles Air & Space Museum. They will also watch Shear Madness at the Kennedy Center and enjoy a twilight tour of Washington and the National Monuments. Follow the DC Purples by reading their live blog or on Twitter @BGHSAPUSDCTrip

Bowling Green High School Presents Godspell

Over 40 students from BGHS will perform in the Broadway hit, GODSPELL, at the Capitol Arts Center March 8-10. The 90-minute musical is set in a high school, with local students using their own names as characters except for Evan Atwell who will play Jesus and Ethan Holaday, playing John the Baptist/Judas. Come check out this fresh, contemporary approach to a classic. You’ll be sure to leave with a smile on your face and music in your heart.

BGHS TEAM WINS PHYSICS OLYMPICS

A team from Bowling Green High School won the 2013 Western Kentucky Physics Olympics.

Coached by teacher Cristen Olson, the “Purple Chem” team had the best combined placement in the five Physics Olympics events on Feb. 23 at WKU. Team members, all sophomores at BGHS, are: Emily Penn, Kate Bigler, Teaghan Chen and Hannah Lindsey.

Notice: Fraudulent Representation of BG Quarterback Club

Please be aware that the BGHS Quarterback Club is NOT selling ads or attempting to solicit donations to produce a championship poster. At least one local business wrote a $250 check for that cause. The check was cashed in Versailles, Ky., without the proper signature from our QB Club treasurer.

Kentucky Department of Education Releases EXPLORE and PLAN Results

Kentucky’s 8th- and 10th-grade public school students participated in a statewide administration of the EXPLORE and PLAN assessments in September 2012. Both tests are precursors to the ACT college entrance exam and evaluate content knowledge in English, math, reading and science. Results show students across the Commonwealth are making gains in all subject areas and more are on track to be ready for college coursework by the time they graduate high school.

Schools In Session on President's Day

The Bowling Green Independent School District has made the decision to be in session on Monday, February 18 (President’s Day) to make up the school day missed on Friday, January 25.

Schools Closed Today Due to Weather

Bowling Green City Schools will be closed today, January 25, due to inclement weather.

 
Evening Events Cancelled Due to Weather Concerns
Pending further notice, the following evening events have been cancelled due to potential winter weather:
  • BGHS Boys and Girls Basketball in Christian County
  • BGHS Swimming in Christian County
  • Family Literacy Events at Parker-Bennett-Curry Elementary (ESL, GED, and Citizenship)
  • All evening events for Bowling Green Junior High (strings, ESS, sports activities, etc.)
  • New Teacher Academy (Rescheduled for February 7)
  • T. C. Cherry After-School Computer Lab
  • W. R. McNeill Academic Team Practice, Chess Team Practice, and After-School Computer Lab
  • Academic Team Match: Potter Gray at Dishman-McGinnis
Students Participate in Gallup Poll to Determine Future Success
Students in Bowling Green Independent Schools, grades 5-12, were asked to complete a recent Gallup Student Poll, measuring hope, engagement and wellbeing. Decades of Gallup research has determined these three factors are key predictors in students’ grades, achievement scores, retention, and even future employment. The Gallup Survey also shares information for the entire community to better support local students and schools, preparing youth for their future.
2013-2014 School Calendar Approved
On Monday, December 10, the Board of Education approved the 2013-14 School Calendar recommended by the District Calendar Committee. The Committee received 950 votes through the calendar survey, with a difference of only 83 votes between the most popular and least popular options. The most popular option and the calendar approved, mirrors the current 2012-13 calendar.
BGHS Students Perform with WKU Department of Theater & Dance
BGHS students Alexandra Watts and Meredith Lewis are among seven local high school students joining the WKU Department of Theater and Dance's performance of WinterDance, A Holiday Extravaganza. Tap, Jazz and Ballet are all a part of the fun, including portions of everyone’s holiday favorite, The Nutcracker Ballet.
Purples face the Cooper Jaguars Saturday in the State Championship Game
The Bowling Green Purples will play for the 2012 5A Football State Championship on Saturday, December 1 at 3:00 p.m. at Houchens Industries- L.T. Smith Stadium on the campus of Western Kentucky University. The Purples will be the home team, wearing purple jerseys, gold pants & traditional gold helmets. To match the team, we are asking all Purples fans to wear their PURPLE in support of the team.
WKU Honors High School Students for Academic Achievements
Eighty-nine students from the five high schools in Warren County, including 29 students from Bowling Green High School, were recognized for their academic achievements at a luncheon on November 16 at WKU's Knicely Conference Center. The group of students have earned an average ACT composite score of 29.11 and grade-point average of 3.89. Among the group are 21 Kentucky Governor’s Scholars and 11 National Merit Semifinalists.
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Anne Padilla To Join Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame
Faculty and staff of Bowling Green High School gathered on Thursday morning, November 15, to recognize and congratulate the newest inductee to the Louie B. Nunn Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame, Ms. Anne Padilla. Padilla, a teacher at BGHS since 1985 will be officially inducted as part of the 6th Hall of Fame Class on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 in the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort, Ky.
Test Results & School Performance
School and district stakeholders now have access to overall public school and district data from state tests taken last spring. This is the first year Kentucky schools will report scores based on the new assessment and accountability system, Unbridled Learning: College & Career Readiness for All. The academic standards are more rigorous, but the future result will be students better prepared for college and the workplace.
Local Agencies Partner to Increase Awareness and Remove Prescription Drugs from Homes
Warren County, Kentucky residents have an opportunity this week to dramatically reduce the risk of students abusing pain pills by ridding their homes of unused prescription pain medications. This Saturday, September 29, 2012, Bowling Green and Warren County Schools and law enforcement will participate in the National Prescription Drug Take-Back initiative by offering three medication collection sites in Warren County.
Six BGHS Students Named National Merit Semifinalists
Six students from Bowling Green High School have been recognized for outstanding academic achievement by the National Merit® Scholarship Program. Mary Grayson Batts, David Crocker, Owen Hanna, Denis Hodzic, Ethan Holaday, and Logan West have been named National Merit Semifinalists and will have the opportunity to compete for scholarship awards worth over $32 million.
ACT Scores Demonstrate Improvement and Progress toward College & Career Readiness
The Kentucky Department of Education and ACT, Inc. have released 2012 scores from both graduates and juniors. ACT scores from Bowling Green High School’s Class of 2012 show improvement in every academic category from the previous spring. Since 2008, all 11th graders in Kentucky have been required to take the ACT Assessment, although many college-bound students take the ACT again during their senior year before applying to colleges or universities. In 2011, as juniors, the Class of 2012 scored an average composite of 20.3. One year later, the same students improved in every academic category to an average composite of 21.6. 

The average composite of 20.8 from the Class of 2013 ranks among the top 10% of all Kentucky public high schools and demonstrates progress toward college and career readiness.
2nd Opportunity High School Courses Begin September 4
The Bowling Green City School’s Second Opportunity High School will be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Bowling Green High School beginning September 4, 2012.

Math, English, Science, and Social Studies courses will be offered. The cost is $50.00.
BGHS Advanced Placement Results and Scholar Awards Announced
During the spring of 2012, 335 Bowling Green High School students from grades 9-12 took 578 Advanced Placement exams in 16 separate subject areas, and the results are impressive. Over 67% of students tested received a passing score, which translates to course credit earned at colleges and universities nationwide. Exams are scored on a scale of 1-5, with a score of 5 representing extraordinary qualification and 3 representing expertise in those skills deemed necessary for success in a rigorous college course. Scores of 3 or higher are considered passing scores.
BGHS Back-to-School Info
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Scores Test
 Home Team 88
Away Team 70
Bowling Green Students: World Travelers
Bowling Green High School student Saralinda Schell, and recent graduate Hannah Lang are preparing to study abroad soon. Saralinda will leave September 6 for Turkey as part of the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Hannah will leave July 26 for Erfurt, Germany, participating in the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange. (Story by Laurel Wilson, Daily News)
BGHS, Greenwood are top performers
Bowling Green High School ranks 10th and Greenwood High School is 13th on U.S. News & World Report’s 2012 list of best Kentucky high schools.

Bowling Green High School received a silver medal for the fourth year in a row and ranks 988th in the nation, according to the magazine. (Story by Laurel Wilson, Daily News)
National Guard Lands Blackhawk at BGHS
A UH-60 Blackhawk landed on the lawn of Bowling Green High School Thursday morning, May 10. The JROTC program arranged for the visit by the National Guard and students throughout the school were invited to view the helicopter. Army recruiters also visited with a climbing wall for students to try.

According to the Army website, the UH-60 is used to provide air assault, general support, aeromedical evacuation, command and control and special operations support to combat and stability and support operations. Click here to view photos.
BGHS Earns Fourth Silver Medal from US NEWS
US News and World Report has released their annual list of America’s Best High Schools, including 58 schools from Kentucky. Bowling Green High School is ranked 10th within Kentucky and 988th overall.
Two Selected to attend Governor's School for the Arts
Two BGHS students have been selected to participate in the 2012 Governor’s School for the Arts: Yedarm Kim (Piano) and Evan Atwell (Drama).
World comes to Massey Springs
Residents of Massey Springs Senior Living were entertained by music and dancing of different cultures Thursday night when a group of Bowling Green High School students brought their annual International Fiesta event to the facility. (Story by Laurel Wilson, photo by Miranda Pederson, Daily News)
School counselors play key role in kids’ futures
School guidance counselors wear many hats, from helping students with personal issues to scheduling their classes.

One of their roles has become more important than ever: preparing students to be ready for life after high school, which increasingly means college. (Story by Laurel Wilson, photo by Alex Slitz, Daily News)
Alumni Association Announces 2013 Hall of Honor

The twenty-second annual Hall of Honor Celebration will be held Saturday, April 27, 2013 in the Commons of Bowling Green High School. An informal reception will begin at 5:00 p.m. with dinner served at 6:00 p.m. The program will begin at approximately 7:00 p.m. Tickets to the event are $15 each and may be reserved by contacting Bettye Brown at (270) 843-9430 or Ann Dickey (270) 843-8358. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.

Nine BGHS Students Selected for 2012 GSP
Nine 11th grade students at Bowling Green High School have been selected to participate in the 2012 Governor’s Scholars Program. Students will complete the five-week session this summer at one of three college campuses.
Scientist calls for globe to cooperate on climate
A renowned physicist and meteorologist spoke to college and high school students in Bowling Green this week about climate change.

Kenrick Leslie, executive director of the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre in Belize, visited Western Kentucky University on Tuesday and Bowling Green High School on Wednesday. (Story by Laurel Wilson, photo by Alex Slitz, Daily News)
Computer accessibility
Eighteen Bowling Green families without a computer received one Saturday thanks to a project at Bowling Green High School.

Students in an information technology class as well as in the Student Technology Leadership Program have been working all year to fix up the school’s discarded computers, said Drew Fulkerson, teacher of the technology class. (Story by Laurel Wilson, Daily News)
Girls Basketball PostPoned
Tonight's 4th Region girls basketball semifinals at WKU have been postponed until Saturday evening. Glasgow vs Todd at 4:00 & BGHS vs Monroe at 6:00 p.m. with the championship on Sunday at 3:00 p.m.
Tonight's Kiss Me, Kate Peformance
Kiss Me, Kate will continue as scheduled at 7:00 p.m. tonight at the Capitol Arts Center.
EXPLORE and PLAN Scores Surpass State and National Averages
Kentucky’s 8th- and 10th-grade public school students participated in a statewide administration of the EXPLORE and PLAN assessments in the fall of 2011. Bowling Green Junior High and Bowling Green High School scores surpassed both the state and national norms in all subject areas tested.
BGHS Presents: Kiss Me, Kate
Bowling Green High School will present the Tony Award winning musical, Kiss Me, Kate as the 2012 Spring Musical. Performances will be held Friday and Saturday evenings, March 2 and 3 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 4 at 3:00 p.m. at the Capitol Arts Center in downtown Bowling Green. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.
Students ponder future at fair
Several hundred high school students gathered Wednesday in the Bowling Green High School gym for the school's annual college and career fair. More than 30 booths were set up, filled with representatives from colleges across Kentucky, area employers and military branches. The fair was open to all high schools. (Story by Laurel Wilson, photo by Joe Imel, Daily News)
School music groups receive state honor
Those two orchestras, along with three other school musical groups in town, have been chosen to perform at this year's Kentucky Music Educators Association conference, Wednesday through Saturday in Louisville. (Story by Laurel Wilson, photo by Pete Rodman, Daily News)
Local players make it official
Three members of the Bowling Green High School football team made it official, inking college letters of intent. Offensive lineman Joe Manley signed to play for the University of Louisville. Quarterback Scooter Hollis signed with Columbia, while defensive lineman Jerrett Ingram signed with Lindsey Wilson. (Story by Michael Compton, Daily News)
High-Tech fixer-uppers
Twenty families in the city school district without a computer will soon have one, thanks to a project in which Bowling Green High School students repair and donate the school's discarded computers.

Fixing old computers for others is an idea the district has wanted to implement for several years, and this year a new information technology class provided the opportunity. (Story by Laurel Wilson, Photo by Miranda Pederson, Daily News)
Public Achievement Project To Be Showcased at the White House

Public Achievement of Kentucky, a youth civic engagement program developed by the Institute for Citizenship & Social Responsibility at WKU, will be showcased as a national model during the launch of “For Democracy’s Future” Jan. 10 at the White House.

T. C. Cherry teacher, Mr. Kyle Norris and Bowling Green High School student Christian Crues will attend the event as representatives of the Bowling Green Independent School District.

Choir Performances on Channel 3
The W. R. McNeill Elementary Choir and the Bowling Green High School A Cappella Choir recently sang Christmas Carols in the Downtown Courthouse. Beginning Monday, December 19, their performances will be rebroadcast on Public Access Cable Channel 3, and will replay several times through Christmas Day.
2012-13 Calendar Approved
The Bowling Green Board of Education approved the 2012-13 school calendar during last night’s monthly meeting. Upon recommendation from the District Calendar Committee, the Board approved Option 1, which is similar to the current, 2011-12 calendar.
Football State Championship Information
Online Ordering for Yearbook
Order your BGHS award winning yearbook, the Beacon, online today at www.smartpay.com
Holaday Wins "Promote Your School" Contest
Ethan Holaday, a junior at Bowling Green High School, is the winner of the “Promote Your School” essay contest, sponsored by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). He earned a $500 college scholarship and the opportunity for Bowling Green High School to be featured in future college planning materials published by KHEAA.
Teen Driver Safety Course @ Corvette Museum
The National Corvette Museum now offers a series of driver's education courses to help teens and adults become safer drivers.
Important Testing Dates ACT
Get ready for the ACT & PSAT
SBDM Council Parent Nominations/Election
Information on nominations for Parent Representatives to the SBDM Council.
BGHS 3rd Quarter Honor Roll
Congratulations to the students that made the Honor Roll for the 3rd Quarter.  Great work.
Blood drive Friday at BGHS
The American Red Cross will have a blood drive at Bowling Green High School from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. Participants will receive a T-shirt while supplies last.
— To schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-733-2767.
AT shines for BG
Adrienne Tarrence says she has known nothing but basketball since the age of 5. She also says because of that, she thought of walking away from the sport two years ago. The 5-foot-10-inch Bowling Green High senior took a good look at her future on the basketball court at that point. She decided to stick with it, and the Lady Purples are glad she did.
(Photo by Joe Imel, Daily News)
Wake-up call for BG
The Bowling Green Lady Purples won their 37th straight contest against an opponent from Region 4 on Friday night at Greenwood. Barely. The Purples exploded for 34 points in the third quarter to pull away from Greenwood in an 85-57 win. (Photo by Alex Slitz, Daily News)
Lady Purples off to 6-0 start
The Bowling Green Lady Purples won their sixth straight to begin the 2010-11 season with a 64-59 win over Butler (4-1) on Saturday at Lexington Catholic in the Republic Bank Classic.
Purples punish Cats
The battle between the two top-ranked girls teams proved to be one-sided, withBowling Green cruising past Franklin-Simpson 75-42 on Thursday at Bowling Green.

The Purples got 18 points and nine rebounds from Louisville signee Chane Behanan and survived a fourth quarter Franklin-Simpson rally to hold on for the victory.
BG swimmers pick up victories
The Bowling Green swimming and diving teams defeated Model in Richmond on Friday night. The girls’ team won 116-65. Individual event winners included Dana Reynolds in the 100-yard butterfly and 100 breaststroke, Paige Fields in the 200 and 500 freestyle, Lauren Walker in the 200 individual medley and 100 freestyle, Cassady Puckett in the 100 backstroke and Trevor Prieskorn in diving.
BG’s Lawrence signs with UMSL
Bowling Green High School senior Alexis Lawrence signed a letter of intent Tuesday at BGHS to play basketball at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Lawrence averaged 14 points per game last year for the 28-2 Lady Purples and shot 46 percent from beyond the arc. She also had 62 assists and 54 steals and holds the school record for 3s in a game with nine.
BG girls win 3A, Region 2 crown
The freshman four led the way for the Bowling Green girls’ cross-country team, which claimed the Class 3A Region 2 team title Saturday at Phil Moore Park.

Bowling Green claimed the top three spots, led by Van Games, and four of the top five to outdistance Greenwood for the team title. (Photo by Alex Slitz, Daily News)
Purples can’t be fooled by MNH’s record
Think Bowling Green has an easy draw tonight in the first round of the Class 5A state playoffs? Think again.

The Purples (8-2) have won seven straight postseason openers, but their opponent tonight at El Donaldson Stadium - Madisonville-North Hopkins - likely cares little about those numbers.
Purples dominate on senior night
The Bowling Green football team locked up sole possession of second place in Class 5A, District 2 with a 52-6 win over Barren County on Friday at El Donaldson Stadium.
BG’s Games wins first GatorLand
Van Games is just a freshman at Bowling Green High School. That means the cross country runner is off to an impressive start.

It also means she’ll have three more chances to win the annual GatorLand Run at Phil Moore Park. Games ran a 19:38.10 on Saturday to win her first GatorLand title.
Purples’ protector
Sarah Donnelly grew up immersed in a soccer household, with two older brothers playing the sport. But it wasn’t until she saw former Bowling Green High School star Regan Wiesemann play goalkeeper during the 1998 season that she found a calling. (Photo by Joe Imel, Daily News)
Bowling Green girls win GatorLand Run
The Bowling Green girls’ cross-country team took the top three spots in Saturday’s 21st GatorLand Run and took home the team title on a cool, sunny morning at Phil Moore Park. (Photo by Miranda Pederson, Daily News)
Rocks beat BG ... barely
The Trinity Shamrocks (4-1) - the state’s No. 1-ranked team in Class 6A - dodged a major bullet in BGHS on Friday. The Purples had a chance to tie on a two-point conversion with 11 minutes to go and one last possession from their own 10 with 4:54 showing on the clock, but couldn’t get into field-goal range, stalling at their own 42.
Purples pass big test in Owensboro
Scooter Hollis scooted and Brandon Green ran wild Friday night in Owensboro, as BGHS zoomed past Owensboro 37-20 at Rash Stadium.

Hollis threw for 146 yards and rushed for 105 while Green caught TD passes of 36 and 29 yards and returned a kickoff 93 yards for a score as the Purples improved to 5-0.
Purples’ bruising defense
Bowling Green racked up four defensive scores en route to a 66-0 thrashing of the Panthers in the first game of the 2010 Independence Bank Border Bowl at Steele Stadium in Owensboro. (Photo by Joe Imel, Daily News)
Lady Purples Fall to GHS
With a vocal crowd on hand to lend support for the Lady Purples, Greenwood (10-2, 1-0 District 12) took command from the opening serve, ripping through its rival in a rematch of last year’s Fourth Region Championship game.
Football Fan Bus Offered Friday

Bowling Green High School will sponsor a student fan bus to transport students to the Purples Football playoff game this Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. The bus will depart at 4:30 pm from the high school and will return between 10-11 pm.  Students that would like to ride the fan bus can do so by bringing $6 for their game ticket and picking up a permission slip at the attendance window. Students must have a signed permission form and money turned into the school by 1 pm Thursday to be eligible to ride the fan bus to Friday’s game. 

Changes to Parking & Traffic: August 2018

Due to construction of #newbghs2020, several changes to traffic and parking have been implemented. Watch this 1-minute video to learn more.

BGHS Purples Newsletter

BGHS Newsletter: February 23

BGHS Back-to-School Info

Student Schedules Available Online: August 2, 3 p.m. 
Freshman LAUNCH Day: August 3, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
OPEN HOUSE: August 7, 4 - 6 p.m.
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL: August 9


 

Skillern Selected for Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame Ron Skillern

Bowling Green High School teacher, Ron Skillern has been selected as a member of the ninth class of the Governor Louie B. Nunn Kentucky Teacher Hall of Fame. Skillern is one of three chosen by the statewide selection committee and will be inducted during a ceremony on March 8, 2017, in Frankfort.

Skillern Named 2017 Kentucky Teacher of the Year Ron Skillern, 2017 Kentucky Teacher of the Year

Valvoline, Inc. and the Kentucky Department of Education have named Ron Skillern of Bowling Green High School, the 2017 Kentucky High School Teacher of the Year, and overall 2017 Kentucky Teacher of the Year. 

Joseph Tinius LEAD Academy Opens at BGHS

The ribbon was cut on the Joseph Tinius LEAD Academy at Bowling Green High School on Wednesday, August 3. The LEAD Academy is structured as a school within a school on the second floor of BGHS. The name of the academy is an acronym formed with the words leadership, excellence, achievement and diversity.

Congratulations Purples! 4th Region Champions

The Bowling Green High School Purples Basketball Team won the Regional Championship on Tuesday, March 8, defeating Barren County 49-49. For the first time since 1983, the 4th Region will send teams from the same high school to both the boys and girls basketball state tournament. The Purples will play the first game of the Whitaker/KHSAA Boys' Sweet Sixteen Tournament  vs. Elliott County on Wednesday, March 16, at 6:30 p.m. EST in Rupp Arena.

Click here for more tournament information:
http://khsaa.org/sports/winter/boys-basketball/

BGJHS and BGHS Regional Speech Champions

The Bowling Green Junior High Speech and Debate Team won its third straight Regional Title on Saturday, February 6, 2016. Plus, for the first time in over a decade, the Bowling Green High School Purples are also Regional Speech Champions. 

Saylor Nominated for The Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders

Cameron Saylor, a Freshman at Bowling Green High School is a Delegate of the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Lowell, MA on June 29th - July 1st, 2016.

The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who are passionate about science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). The purpose of this event is to honor, inspire, motivate and direct the top students in the country who aspire to be scientists and technologists, to stay true to their dream and, after the event, to provide a path, plan and resources to help them reach their goal.

BGHS Students Recognized at WKU Scholars Luncheon

WKU honored 94 students from Bowling Green and Warren County high schools for their academic achievements at the annual Scholars Luncheon held Friday, October 17 at the Augenstein Alumni Center. This year’s group has an average ACT composite score of 29.4 and grade-point average of 3.9 and included 31 Kentucky Governor’s Scholars and six National Merit Semifinalists.

Students Shine at WKU Mark of Excellence Day

The Purple Gem won best overall newspaper and staffers won nine other awards.


Jordan Basham: First place in Sports Photography
Jeff Ranger: First place in Editorial Writing
Brandon Lee: First place in Sports Writing
Sneha Chhachhi: First place in News Writing and Front Page Design
Kendra McCloughan: Second place in News/Feature Photography
Rebecca Clements: Second place in Page Layout
Morgan Smith: Third place in Feature Writing
Rachel French: Third place in Best News Website
Kacy Ives was selected as the Most Valuable Broadcasting Student. She also received 1st Place Best News Story and 3rd Place Best News Videography

2012 Fall Sports Information
  • Tryout Dates
  • Contact Information for Coaches
  • KHSAA Student-Athlete Physical Form
Video: 101st Commencement Ceremony
Second Quarter Honor Roll
Congratulations to all Bowling Green High School students who made the second quarter honor roll!
The $100 Solution at BGHS
The $100 Solution, an international nonprofit organization at WKU, challenged last fall's honors colloquia class at WKU to use $100 to make improvements at BGHS. Three groups of students shared their ideas with school and community officials in early December. During the spring semester, six BGHS students will take the course with WKU students. (Story by Laurel Wilson, photo by Joshua Lindsey, Daily News)
ASVAB: Friday, November 9th

The ASVAB will be offered on Friday at 9:30 in the Math Lab. The ASVAB is a fantastic opportunity to figure out what career path you might want to pursue after high school. If you are interested in taking the ASVAB test, please sign up with Mrs. O’Rourke or Ms. Swiney this week.

2018-2019 Student Handbook Online

Student Handbook CoverClick here to view the 2018-2019 Student Handbook including a school and district directory, the household communication plan, school calendar, school hours and attendance policy, food service, code of conduct, and more!

Manual del estudiante

Hall of Honor 2018 to be held April 28

Six graduates of Bowling Green High School will be recognized Saturday, April 28, 2018, at the 27th Annual Hall of Honor Dinner. Class of 2018 Hall of Honor inductees include (BGHS year of graduation noted in parentheses): Rosalind Stuart Spillman (1965), Jay D. Eversole (1967), Michael Collins (1969), Robert “Bobby” Fuller Rabold (1972), John Geary Deeb (1975), and Cynthia Jones West (1981).

BGHS Selects Mark Spader to Lead Purples Football Mark Spader

Mark Spader has been named the Head Coach of the Bowling Green High School Football Team. Principal William King made the announcement at a press conference on Thursday, March 8, 2018. Spader, the Defensive Coordinator for Purples Football, takes over the program following Kevin Wallace’s resignation last month.

BGHS to Pilot Pre-Apprenticeship IT Program

Bowling Green High School is making plans to offer a pre-apprenticeship program in information technology next year. The pilot program, one of 21 in Kentucky will be provided through Interapt, an award-winning technology firm that focuses on workforce engagement and social impact through technology training and mobile software development.

BGHS Speech wins Regional Championship BGHS Regional Speech Champions 2018

The BGHS Speech Team won its 3rd consecutive KY High School Speech League Regional Championship at Bowling Green Junior High on Saturday.  Twenty Bowling Green High students competed in 14 speech and drama events. 

Hollis Participates in STEM Scholar Program

Jay Hollis of Bowling Green was one of ten middle school science teachers from eight states across the country to participate in the prestigious National STEM Scholar Program, a unique professional development and networking program to provide advanced training for the teachers of aspiring middle school scientists nationwide.

Each One, Teach One Begins at PBC BGHS students mentor PBC 4th and 5th graders

Students from Bowling Green High School and Parker-Bennett-Curry Elementary kicked off the Each One Teach One mentoring program on Tuesday, November 29. The program matches former PBC students with 4th and 5th graders, now walking the same hallways they once traveled. The pairs met for 45-60 minutes during the first visit and completed an activity to share about themselves and future goals.

BGHS to perform Charlotte's Web charlottes web production poster

Bowling Green High School is bringing the timeless classic tale of Charlotte’s Web to life for three public performances October 22nd and 23rd, at Bowling Green Junior High School. It will be the first fall play for the school in more than a decade.

Two BGHS Students Named Kentucky Torchbearers

The Kentucky Storytelling Association has named rising BGHS Sophomore Cole Vaughan and Freshman Darby Tassel as two of the association’s five Torchbearers for 2016-17.

DECA Students Win State Awards

Congratulations to students from Bowling Green High School, placing in the top 5 of state competition at the Kentucky Association of DECA State Conference, held March 6-8, in Louisville, Kentucky. The DECA organization is intended for high school students with a career interest in marketing, management, hospitality, finance, entrepreneurship, and/or business administration.

Beta Club Members Qualify for Nationals

Eighteen members of the BGHS Senior Beta Club attended the Kentucky State Convention at the Galt House in Louisville, January 25-27, 2016.The following students placed in the top 3 of their category/division: Sara Rastoder, Jessica Klusty, Kate Chaudoin, Annika Avula, Colin Haase, Rithik Reddy, and Priyanka Sheth. They qualify to attend Nationals in New Orleans this summer.

BGHS Students win Acer Chromebook for STLP

Congratulations to Michael M and Jacob M for winning an Acer Chromebook for BGHS STLP.  Check out their video on Cyberbullying!

 

 

 

WKU Surprise: New Members of the Class of 2020

Western Kentucky University President Dr. Gary Ransdell hand-delivered acceptance letters to Blake Forshee and Jessy Brennan as part of a surprise visit to Bowling Green High School on Monday, August 10. The two BGHS students are among the first admitted to the WKU Class of 2020. Joining Ransdell were special guests: Big Red, WKU Cheerleaders and many from the WKU Admissions Team.

BGHS Seniors Honored as Distinguished Young Women of Warren County

Distinguished Young Women of Warren County is an official local preliminary of Distinguished Young Women, a national scholarship program that promotes and rewards scholarship, leadership and talent in young women. The top three honorees in the 2014 Warren County event are seniors at Bowling Green High School. Overall winner, Savannah Young is the daughter of Tim and Angela Young. First Runner-Up, Sara Cohron is the daughter of Van and Laura Cohron, and Second Runner-Up, Amy Cherry is the daughter of Oscar and Jeanine Cherry.

BGHS Students Selected by Governor's School for the Arts

Congratulations to Sonora Schuck on being selected for the Governor’s School for the Arts in Visual Arts. Amy Cherry was selected as an alternate in Vocal Music.

Summer Feeding Program Available June 2-July 25

During the school year, many children receive free and reduced-price breakfast and lunch through the School Breakfast and National School Lunch Programs. The Summer Food Service Program is designed to continue to provide nutritious meals to children who need them, even when school is not in session. Anyone 18 years of age and younger may receive a free lunch or breakfast at either T. C. Cherry or Parker-Bennett-Curry Elementary Schools, offered weekdays June 2th thru July 25, 2014. Lunches will also be available weekdays at Dishman-McGinnis June 9-27 and July 7-25.

Top Grads
The road to becoming a top high school graduate isn’t easy. This year’s top students say it takes a lot of motivation and hard work to achieve a high rank.

Each of the Bowling Green High School's top five students said that although parents and teachers helped inspire them to do their best, ultimately, it came down to their own inner drive. (Story by Laurel Wilson, Daily News)
KMEA Send-Off Concert: Tonight
Five local groups have been selected to perform at the Kentucky Music Educators Association State Conference in Louisville. The Bowling Green High School Orchestra, BGHS A Cappella Choir, Bowling Green Junior High Orchestra, BGJHS 8th Grade Choir, and the Briarwood Elementary Choir will each perform during the event at various times between February 8 - 11. Tonight at 5:30 p.m., these students will participate in a send-off concert at the First Baptist Church in Bowling Green. The concert is free and open to the public.
Purples are STATE CHAMPIONS!
Bowling Green (15-0) jumped all over Anderson County in the Class 5A football championship Saturday, earning the program’s second state title with a 55-3 win in front of 8,623 fans in the Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl at Houchens-Smith Stadium. (Story by Zach Greenwell, Photo by Joe Imel, Daily News)
 
BGHS A CaPurple Showcase and Chili Cookoff
The BGHS A CaPurples Showcase and Chili Cookoff will be held this Saturday, November 12. The A CaPurples are a cappella "doo wop" style singing groups (similar to what you might see on NBC's show "The Sing Off" or "Glee"). The chili cook off will begin at 5:00pm and continue until the showcase at 7:00pm. Both events are at BG Junior High.
BGHS Wins Chick-Fil-A Spirit Challenge
Congratulations to Bowling Green High School and the entire Purple Family! BGHS won the Chick-Fil-A of Bowling Green's week-long High School Spirit Challenge and was awarded a check for $1,000!
BG boys, girls win Hilltopper Invitational
The Bowling Green High School boys’ and girls’ swim teams won the Hilltopper Invitational on Saturday over 15 other Kentucky high schools.

The Purples scored 594 points and were followed by runner-up Oakland and third-place Greenwood. The meet was held at Western Kentucky University.
BG’s Hollis in running for honor
Bowling Green quarterback Scooter Hollis has been named a finalist for the Tackling Tobacco Player of the Year. The campaign honors the best high school football players in Kentucky.
Dragons Comeback to Win District
For the second straight year, Warren Central pulled off an improbable win against its rival from Bowling Green. But this time, it wasn’t a surprise because nobody believed the Dragons could do it. This time it was all about how it happened.
BG avoids upset, sweeps South
The South Warren volleyball team didn’t get its first district win in school history Thursday night. But afterward, it was rewarded for its efforts nonetheless.

Bowling Green walked off the court with a 2-0 (25-23, 25-16) win at SWHS, leaving the Lady Spartans 0-4 in District 12 play while winning one set in those matches.
Purples edge DCHS
Felix Villatoro’s goal in the 68th minute Thursday night gave the Bowling Green boys’ soccer team to a 2-1 win at Daviess County.

With the match tied at 1-1, Villatoro took a pass from Grant Sims and scored to send BGHS to 4-0-1 on the season.
Speech Team: 5th Place Finish at LaRue Co.

Congratulations to the Speech & Debate team for a 5th place finish out of 16 teams at the LaRue County Tournament on Saturday. Individual awards went to:  Ronit Patel 2nd Place Congressional Debate, Darby Tassell 2nd Place Storytelling, Maddie Woodrum 4th place Informative Speaking & 6th place declamation,  Hannah Burt & Lota Onwelumadu 4th place duo interp,  Ruthie Kesri 4th place Oratory & 5th place Impromptu speaking , and Zack Martin 5th place extemporaneous speaking.

Online Registration Now Available

Parents and guardians may login to IC Parent Portal to complete online registration and enroll or verify enrollment for all students in Bowling Green Independent Schools. All are encouraged to complete this process before visiting schools for Back to School events to allow most paperwork to be completed. Click here to visit the IC Portal and begin. Registration is available in English and Spanish.

Two Students Qualify for National Speech and Debate Tournament

Two BGHS students, Cole Vaughan, a junior, and Christian Butterfield, a sophomore, qualified for the National Speech and Debate tournament taking place in Ft. Lauderdale, FL in June.   They earned their spots on the Kentucky national team by placing in the top two in their events; Vaughan in Informative Speaking and Butterfield in Congressional Debate at the qualifying tournament at Centre College.

BGHS Student to Compete in Kentucky’s Poetry Out Loud State Finals

Sixteen champions will advance to the Poetry Out Loud state competition March 13, at the Grand Theatre in Frankfort, including Blanca Aleman of BGHS. The winner of the state championship will advance to the Poetry Out Loud national finals April 23-25 at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Purples Football Coach Wallace Resigns Kevin Wallace (Photo by Paul Gray)

Bowling Green High School Head Football Coach Kevin Wallace met with members of the team today, February 5, 2018, to share his intent to resign as coach of the Purples. Wallace has led the Bowling Green team since 1996 with a record of 254-41, including five 5A State Championships (2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2016).

Login to IC Portal to Complete Online Registration Online Registration available now on IC Portal.

Parents and guardians of students in the Bowling Green Independent School District have the opportunity to complete most “back-to-school” paperwork online. Online registration is provided through Infinite Campus Parent Portal and eliminates the need for paper forms such as the annual enrollment form, school/district field trip permission, release agreements, etc.

STATE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME INFO Purples take the field November 4, 2016

The Bowling Green Purples will play in the KHSAA 5A Football State Championship game on Sunday, December 4, 7:00 p.m. Central Time at Houchens/L.T. Smith Stadium on the campus of Western Kentucky University. Tickets will be sold for $10 each at Bowling Green High School during lunch on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Tickets may also be purchased online. The Purples will be the home team for the game, and fans will sit on the club side of the stadium.

Photo by Paul Gray

 

Tinius and Vaughan Selected for Leadership Committee

Two Bowling Green High School Students, Junior Chapel Tinius and Sophomore Cole Vaughan, have been named to the National Speech and Debate Association’s Student Leadership Committee. They were selected out of over 120,000 NSDA members in the U.S. and several other countries to serve on the 200 member SLC committee for the 2016-2017 school year.

Schools Win Regional Attendance Day Competition

The High Attendance Day competition results are in and BGISD won all 3 divisions in the 4th Region with excellent attendance on September 20th. Overall, 97.43% of BGISD students were in school that day, plus, Potter Gray, BGJHS and BGHS won with attendance rates of 99.12% (PGES), 98.26% (BGJH) and 95.98% (BGHS). As regional winners, the three schools advance to state competition.

BGHS Names Franklin Softball Coach

Demont Franklin has been named the Bowling Green High School Lady Purples Softball Head Coach. Franklin has worked in the BGHS athletics department since 2002 and in the special education department since 2004. He has been an assistant football coach since 2002, was an assistant baseball coach in 2004 and has worked with the softball program since 2009.

BGHS Future Business Leaders Advance to State Conference

Several Bowling Green High School’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) members attended the Region 2 Leadership Conference on March 4, held at the Kentucky Wesleyan College in Owensboro, Ky. Congratulations to the members who placed in the top three and who have qualified to advance to the state FBLA Leadership Conference to be held in Louisville, Ky, April 18-20.

BGHS Football Coaches Named Finalists for National Awards

The National High School Athletic Coaches Association has announced Kevin Wallace and Mark Spader from Bowling Green as finalists for coaching awards from the National High School Athletic Coaches Association.

Bowling Green High School Football Coach Kevin Wallace is one of eight finalists from across the country for the national football coach of the year. Mark Spader, BGHS Defensive Coordinator, is one of eight finalists for the NHSACA assistant football coach of the year.

Winter Weather Communication Plan

During the winter months, school officials keep a close watch on the weather. If the decision is made to delay or close school, our district will make every effort to notify parents, guardians, employees and the community as soon as possible utilizing various communication tools and local media.

PSA from BGHS Wins Digital Citizenship Contest

Congratulations to the STLP group from BGHS that submitted the PSA announcement which was the winning video of the Digital Citizenship Video contest.  All school videos are now streaming on BGISD-TV. Thank you to everyone who participated in the competition and for contributing to teaching internet safety and digital citizenship. We sincerely appreciate all of your efforts to make this competition a success. 

 

Sharon Logsdon, District Technology Coordinator

Results from FCCLA Spring Regional Meeting
  • Elected as Regional 1st Vice President—Cindy Pham
  • Elected as Regional Vice President of Finance—Ahliyah Huffman
  • Regional Star Event winner—Janee Beaman(will compete at Nationals)
  • Star Event Participants—Amber Bennett, Zenon Drobocky, April Draper, Aali yah Stewart, Cindy Pham, Jordan Hunter, Ahliyah Huffman, Jenna Ross and Lyric Ragland.
  • Best Entertainment in Town—Amber Bennett, Nathan Adams, Simone Cooper, Jordan Hunter, Jenna Ross and April Draper
  • Photos—Carolina Ng
  • Best Dressed/Behavior—BGHS Chapter
Tragedy colors BGHS grad’s ceremony
Victor Page’s senior year at Bowling Green High School was bookended by tragedy, making his graduation Sunday bittersweet.

With support from family and friends, Victor Page said he was able to make his senior year the best school year he’s ever had, by meeting new friends and making plenty of good memories. (Story by Laurel Wilson, photo by Joe Imel, Daily News)
NEW! Receive Texts for School Closings or Delays
New this year, parents, students, employees and community members have the option of receiving both non-emergency and emergency text messages from the Bowling Green Independent School District. Individuals must opt-in to receive AlertNow text messages due to possible charges from mobile phone companies.
Purples suffer first loss
Memphis East outscored Bowling Green 19-12 in the third quarter and held on from there to win 60-56 in the finale of the 2010 Tennessee-Kentucky Minit Mart Shootout at Warren Central High School on Saturday.
Cross Country Teams Place 4th and 15th at State
In the Class 3A girls’ race, Bowling Green finished fourth, 77 points back of state champ Assumption. In the boys’ race, Bowling Green finished 15th as a team.
BG Loses Emotionally Draining Championship
On an emotionally draining night at Drakes Creek Middle School, Greenwood withstood everything Bowling Green had and then some. When it was all over Thursday, the Gators (14-7-4) walked away for the third straight season with a championship after beating their arch rivals 1-0 in the Region 4 boys’ soccer title match.
Lady Purples Drop Second Game
The Bowling Green girls’ soccer team lost just its second game of the season Thursday when it fell 4-2 at Ohio County.

Alexis Lawrence had two goals for BG (13-2) and Tori Dillard had an assist. Ohio County improved to 13-2-1 with the win.
BGHS to Play Daviess Co. in Border Bowl
Bowling Green and Warren East will take their shows on the road tonight when they take part in the Border Bowl in Owensboro at Kentucky Wesleyan College’s Steele Stadium.
Lady Purples Finish Fifth
The Bowling Green girls’ golf team finished fifth Tuesday at the Glasgow Invitational, with a team score of 368. Sacred Heart won the event with a 308 while host GHS was second with a 329.
WKU College of Business Trip: November 30th

Mrs. O’Rourke is taking students on a field trip to the WKU College of Business on November 30. Interested students should contact Mrs. O’Rourke know as soon as possible. The first 20 students to sign up and meet field trip policy will be allowed to go.

BGISD Adds S.T.O.P. Tipline STOP Tipline

New for 2018-19, BGISD is partnering with the Kentucky Center for School Safety to provide a S.T.O.P. Tipline reporting tool.

How the STOP Tipline works:
Click the link under RESOURCES on the district website. Choose whether you want to submit a tip about 1) bullying, 2) violence or 3) other risky behaviors (i.e. alcohol, drugs, self-harm, sexual abuse or theft, etc...). Next, fill-in the check boxes and explain then click submit.

Vaughan Repeats Qualification for National Speech Tournament

At the Kentucky Catholic Forensics League Speech Tournament at LaRue County High School on Saturday, BGHS Junior Cole Vaughan, for the 2nd year in a row, won the Dramatic Performance category and qualified to go to Washington, D.C. for the National Catholic Forensics League Speech Grand Tournament in May.

BGISD to Make Up Days Missed 2017-18 Calendar Edited February 5

BGISD will be in session February 19, March 15, and March 16 to make up days missed for snow.

BGISD Foundation, Inc. Provides Class Reunion Support

Each year, Bowling Green High School welcomes hundreds of alumni and friends back to campus to celebrate reunion milestones and the BGISD Foundation, Inc. is available to assist with planning those events. Reunion planners and coordinators from each class should submit a contact form (linked here) to receive information from BGHS specific to group needs.

Helpful Info for BGHS Purples!

Congratulations Lady Purples! 4th Region Champions

The Bowling Green High School Lady Purples Basketball Team won the 4th Regional Championship on Sunday, March 6, defeating Glasgow 50-47. The girls will play in the St. Elizabeth Healthcare / KHSAA Girls' Sweet Sixteen Tournament vs. Butler High School on Thursday, March 10th, at 1:30 p.m. EST in the BB&T Arena on the campus of Northern Kentucky University.

Click here for tournament information:
http://khsaa.org/2016-st-elizabeth-healthcarekhsaa-girls-sweet-sixteen/

Spring Semester of 2nd Opportunity High School Begins February 2

The Bowling Green City Schools Second Opportunity High School will be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Bowling Green High School beginning February 2, 2016, for the spring semester. Math, English, Science, Social Studies and elective courses will be offered. The cost is $50.00.  Students registering for the first time should bring their high school transcript to registration. For more information, contact Jon Lawson, 270-746-2200.

Eight Named 2015 National Merit Semifinalists

Eight seniors from Bowling Green High School have been recognized for outstanding academic achievement by the National Merit® Scholarship Program. Six are currently attending BGHS and two are now enrolled at the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science. All will have the opportunity to compete for more than 7,600 scholarships worth about $33 million that will be offered next spring.

Bowling Green High School:
John “Jack” Grise, son of John and Sarah Grise;
Brandon Lee, son of Minwoo and Mee Kyung Lee;
Hannah Lindsey, daughter of James and Leigh Lindsey;
Craig Redden, son of Allen and Melanie Redden;
Sonora Schuck, daughter of Brian and Julie Schuck;
Jesse Shadowen, son of David and Rebecca Shadowen


BGHS students attending Gatton Academy:
Benjamin Guthrie, son of Chris and Nicole Guthrie;
Valerie Richmond, daughter of Thomas Richmond

David Smart Wins at State FBLA

Congratulations to BGHS Senior David Smart on his 1st Place Finish at the State FBLA Conference. He won for his E-Business Proposal & now moves on to the National FBLA Competition in June.

Washington Post Ranks BGHS Among Top 3%
Sunday afternoon’s Commencement Ceremony marked the 101st graduating class and the announcement of another prestigious accolade for Bowling Green High School. During Principal Gary Fields’ welcome to the graduates and audience, he shared a recent phone call and email from Jay Matthews, education columnist for the Washington Post. Matthews reviewed recent data from BGHS and ranked the school 536th in America, among the top 3% of all US schools.
Purples solve Spartans
South Warren made things a little scary for Bowling Green on Friday night, but in the end, the Purples had just enough depth and made just enough plays to escape from Spartan arena with a 65-55 win.
Daily News Male Athlete of the week: Scooter Hollis
Bowling Green High School quarterback Scooter Hollis has had full control of the Purples’ offense since day one this season. It may not have been until Friday night in Owensboro, however, that Hollis showed he could be in full control of a football game.
BG’s Behanan picks up UK offer
Bowling Green senior Chane Behanan has received an official scholarship offer to play basketball for Kentucky, BG coach D.G. Sherrill said this morning.
New Kentucky Immunization Requirements for 2018-2019 New Immunization Requirement for 2018-2019

An amendment to the Kentucky Administrative Regulation added new immunization requirements beginning with the 2018-2019 school year. Effective July 1, 2018, ALL students in kindergarten through 12th grade must show proof of having received two doses of Hepatitis A vaccine and students 16 or older must show proof of having received two doses of Meningococcal ACWY (MenACWY) to attend school.

Tinius Qualifies for National Speech Tournament

BGHS sophomore Chapel Tinius qualified for the National Catholic Forensics League Speech Tournament after winning First Place in Declamation. Tinius and freshman teammate Zachary Martin competed at the Kentucky NCFL Qualifying Tournament at Larue County High School March 5. 

BGHS Student Wins Governor's Mansion Essay Contest

BGHS Sophomore Jessica Klusty, is a first place winner in the Kentucky Governor’s Mansion Centennial Celebration Essay Contest, Grades 10-12.

First Lady Jane Beshear will recognize Klusty at a celebration luncheon and awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 23 at the Governor’s Mansion in Frankfort. She will receive a certificate and $100 prize.

Winning essays will be on display the day of the luncheon and following the event, the work becomes part of the permanent collection of the Governor’s Mansion where it will be displayed as part of the Mansion’s Centennial year celebration.

Congratulations Class of 2012
Two hundred and fifty-seven graduates were recognized Sunday afternoon, May 27 as the 101st graduating class from Bowling Green High School. Of those 257, 58 were Honor Graduates, earning a 3.6 or higher grade point average, and 23 received the Commonwealth Diploma.
Calendar Committee Creates Third Option
After tallying votes from employees and parents on Calendar Options 1 & 2 for the 2012-13 school year, the District Calendar Committee opted to create a 3rd Option, which is a compromise of the previous two options. The committee will not ask for a second vote, but will accept comments regarding the calendars until Monday, November 28.
Lady Purples force 30 turnovers in win over Red Devils
The defending Region 4 champion and No. 1-ranked team in the Bowling Green Daily News Area Top 10 forced 30 turnovers and got double-digit scoring from a trio of players to cruise to victory in the season opener for both schools.
Back in the saddle
With 20 minutes showing on the clock Wednesday night in the Region 4 Tournament championship match, Greenwood had the lead, history on its side and a third straight region title in its sights at the Bowling Green High School Soccer Complex.

But over the next 14 minutes, the Lady Purples of Bowling Green (18-3-1) scored two unlikely goals and walked off the pitch 2-1 winners to capture their first region championship since 2007. (Photo by Hunter Wilson, Daily News)
Lady Purples overcome loss, advance in District
The Lady Purples overcame the loss of junior forward Megan Connally,and advanced into Thursday’s title game. Despite the disadvantage, Bowling Green was able to pull away. The Lady Purples got a first-half goal from Alexis Lawrence and goals from Kirby Gooding and Ramsey Williams in the second half.

Lady Purples blank Henderson Co., 3-0
The Bowling Green girls’ soccer team went on the road Wednesday and topped Henderson County 3-0.

The Lady Purples (3-0) have yet to allow a goal this season.
Winter Weather Communication Two steps to receive text message alerts.

During the winter months, school officials keep a close watch on the weather. If the decision is made to delay or close school, our district will make every effort to notify parents, guardians, employees and the community as soon as possible. With few exceptions, the decision to delay or close school is made by 5:45 a.m., before buses begin morning routes.

$29,527 in Technology Grants Awarded to Bowling Green Schools

Two schools in the Bowling Green Independent School District have been selected to receive technology grants from the Kentucky Society for Technology in Education (KySTE). Bowling Green High School will receive $23, 049 and W. R. McNeill Elementary will receive $6,478 in funding. Both schools applied for the grants last fall and will officially be recognized as grant recipients on March 11, 2016, at the annual KySTE Conference to be held in Louisville.

Alumni Association Announces 2014 Hall of Honor

The Bowling Green High School Alumni Association has announced the Class of 2014 inductees to the BGHS Hall of Honor. Honorees will be formally inducted at the twenty-third annual Hall of Honor Celebration to be held Saturday, April 26, 2014 in the Commons of Bowling Green High School. An informal reception will begin at 5:00 p.m. with dinner served at 6:00 p.m. The program will begin at approximately 7:00 p.m. 

BGHS students treated to glimpse of Army life
Bowling Green High School was not being invaded, though a UH-60 Black Hawk visited the school Thursday.

The National Guard helicopter was one of the military activities arranged by the school’s JROTC instructors. Army recruiters also brought a climbing wall and a Humvee for students to enjoy. (Story by Laurel Wilson, Daily News)
Pannell puts in winner for BGHS
Bowling Green’s Haley Pannell hasn’t played much high school soccer. In fact, 2010 is her first season at the varsity level. But that didn’t prevent her from being right in the middle of all the action Wednesday night during the Region 4 Tournament Championship game.
BG Comeback
The Lady Purples (24-12) were dominated by Warren East in the match’s first set, but returned the favor in the third and decisive game by going on an 11-1 run to start and never looking back.
199 and counting
The Purples football team (3-0) will be looking to start the season 4-0, but those numbers won’t be as important as 200. That’s the number of coaching wins Wallace will have with a victory at East, where it all began for him in 1984 and against a former player now coaching the Raiders. (Photo by Joe Imel, Daily News)
Kirby Gooding: Athlete of the Week
Bowling Green and South Warren started a new rivalry in girls’ soccer Monday, and Kirby Gooding was right in the middle of it all.

The sophomore assisted on one goal and helped set up another as the Lady Purples rolled to a 3-0 win, despite a contingent of South fans who made the Bowling Green Soccer Complex feel like the home of the Lady Spartans.
(Photo by Bowling Green Daily News)
Lady Purples outshoot SWHS
The Bowling Green girls’ golf team shot a 175 on Wednesday, besting host South Warren’s 198 at Bowling Green Country Club.

Madeline Rogers shot a 39 to lead BG, Kristen Taulbee had a 41, McKenzie Smith had a 44 and Hope Williams carded a 51.
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BGHS Ranked Among America's Most Challenging High Schools

The Washington Post’s education columnist Jay Mathews has been ranking the most challenging schools in the country and the D.C. region for 16 years. There are more than 1,900 schools on the America’s Most Challenging High Schools 2014 list, including Bowling Green High School. BGHS is ranked 9th among the 15 Kentucky schools on the list and currently ranks 739th in America.

Lady Purples in the State Semifinals Tonight
The BGHS Lady Purples will face Sacred Heart in the Girls State Soccer Semifinals tonight at 5pm Central Time. The game will be broadcast live on the KHSAA iHigh Network.
Purples over Panthers
Bowling Green nearly lost a 20-point first-half lead before hanging on Tuesday, picking up its second win of the season with a 73-64 victory over visiting Elizabethtown at Bowling Green High School.
BG buries Barren County, awaits Greenwood
There was no letdown for Bowling Green on Tuesday night. As the Purples (16-1-4) hoped for a chance to play for a Region 4 title, they took care of business with an 8-0 win over Barren County at Drakes Creek Middle School.
5-peat for Purps
Bowling Green got three scores from three players and took home its fifth straight district title Thursday, winning 3-0 over rival Warren Central in the District 7 Boys’ Tournament Championship in Franklin. (Photo by Joe Imel, Daily News)
Daily News Female Athlete of the Week: Ramsey WIlliams
Ramsey Williams scored one goal this week, but it was a big one.

The Bowling Green sophomore sent the Lady Purples to a 1-0 win Wednesday over arch rival Greenwood.
Purples Classic Volleyball This Weekend
The Lady Purples will host the Purples’ Classic, a 16-team volleyball tournament played at Bowling Green High School and Bowling Green Junior High. The field includes six teams from Region 4 and three teams from Tennessee.
Another shutout
Another match, another shutout for the Bowling Green girls’ soccer team.

The Lady Purples (4-0, 1-0 District 7) have yet to surrender a goal this season and Monday they made South Warren (2-1, 0-1 District 7 ) their latest victim with a 3-0 win at the Bowling Green Soccer Complex. (Photo by Joe Imel, Daily News)
Purples Race Past FSHS
The Bowling Green boys’ soccer team flew past Franklin-Simpson on Tuesday, winning 10-0 at FSHS.

The Purples (3-0-1, 1-0 District 7) scored all 10 goals in the first 35 minutes, shortening the match by rule. (Photo by Joe Imel, Daily News)
Final Two Make-Up Days Set

The Bowling Green City School District has missed five school days this year due to inclement weather. Three of those days have been made up using designated make-up days in the school calendar. BGISD will make up the additional two days missed by being in session Friday, April 18 and Friday, May 23, both also designated make-up days in the 2013-14 calendar approved in December 2012. Friday, May 23rd will be the last day of school for students. The BGHS Class of 2014 Commencement Ceremony will be held Sunday, May 25 at 2:00 p.m. and Closing Day for all BGISD Employees will be Tuesday, May 27.

School Computer Lab Hours Extended

School computer labs are open afternoons and evenings for Bowling Green students wishing to complete school work or projects. Students may visit any school lab (not only their home school) and log in using a student username and password. The District's Acceptable Use Policy applies. Primary students must be accompanied by an adult.

Logan County slips by BG
The Logan County volleyball team overcame a shaky start to the Region 4 Tournament on Monday, rallying past Bowling Green (25-23, 25-20) in the opening round at Greenwood High School. (Photo by Hunter Wilson, Daily News)
BG wins District 7, hosts region next
The Bowling Green Lady Purples claimed their first district title since 2007 with a 5-1 win Thursday over South Warren in the District 7 championship game at Bowling Green Junior High School.
Lady Purples: District Champions
The Bowling Green girls’ soccer team clinched a regular season District 7 title Monday night with a 4-0 win at Warren Central. The Lady Purples (12-0, 3-1) scored three times in the second half to escape an upset. (Photo by Alex Slitz, Daily News)
BG Breaks Greenwood's Streak
Ramsey Williams' score in the 37th minute sent BGHS (11-1) to its first win over GHS (8-6) since 2008 in a 1-0 victory at the Bowling Green High School Soccer Complex.
Lady Purples Fall to GHS
With a vocal crowd on hand to lend support for the Lady Purples, Greenwood (10-2, 1-0 District 12) took command from the opening serve, ripping through its rival in a rematch of last year’s Fourth Region Championship game.
BG’s Clement signs with CU
Bowling Green High senior Darius Clement signed a letter of intent Thursday at BGHS to play basketball for Campbellsville University.

Clement chose Campbellsville partly to follow his brother, Shawn Savage, who will be a senior for the Tigers this season.
BGHS shows well in volleyball tournament
At the Purples Classic at BGHS, Bowling Green (18-6) went 4-1, the only loss coming against Atherton in the semifinals of the Purple bracket. Whitefield Academy topped Bethlehem for the Gold bracket title and Columbia Central (Tenn.) defeated Atherton for the Purple bracket championship.

Erin Bardin and Emily Purpus were named to the All-Tournament team for the Lady Purples.
BG boys win Purples’ Classic
The Bowling Green boys’ soccer team ended the 2010 Purples Classic in a positive fashion Sunday with a 3-1 win over Lafayette.

The Purples jumped to a 2-0 lead after one half and pulled away with an extra score in the second.
Summer Activities Fair: Thursday, April 24

Community Education, Bowling Green High School Youth Services Center and Natcher Elementary Family Resource Center are co-sponsoring the 10th annual Summer Activities Fair on Thursday, April 24 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. in BGHS arena.  The purpose of the fair is to provide parents with children in grades K-12 a one-stop shop opportunity for information on the activities, camps, or other programs offered during the summer in our community.  

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BG goes back to work, hosts Doss
The Bowling Green football team returns to work at 7 p.m. tonight when it hosts Louisville Doss at El Donaldson Stadium.

The final nondistrict game for BGHS (6-1) will be viewed as the Purples’ last chance to work out the kinks before things get serious over the next two weeks and beyond.
Purples pass big test in Owensboro
Scooter Hollis scooted and Brandon Green ran wild Friday night in Owensboro, as BGHS zoomed past Owensboro 37-20 at Rash Stadium.

Hollis threw for 146 yards and rushed for 105 while Green caught TD passes of 36 and 29 yards and returned a kickoff 93 yards for a score as the Purples improved to 5-0.
Purples beat up Southwestern, 52-0
Bowling Green beat Southwestern up and down the field Saturday night, rolling to a 52-0 win in the nightcap of the eighth annual Rafferty’s Bowl at Houchens-Smith Stadium. (Photo by Hunter Wilson, Daily News)
Lady Purples top GHS
The Bowling Green girls’ golf team defeated Greenwood, 171-186, on Monday at CrossWinds Golf Course.

BG’s Madeline Rogers shot a 40, Charle Anne Keown shot a 41, Kristen Taulbee shot a 43, Hope Williams shot a 47 and McKenzie Smith had a 50.
Bowling Green races past South Warren
It took a little time for the Bowling Green soccer team to get going, but once it did it found success - blanking South Warren 4-0 on Thursday at the Lovers Lane Soccer Complex.

Bowling Green (7-0-3, 2-0) controlled the tempo and wore down the Spartans, getting four transition goals, two in each half. (Photo by Joe Imel, Daily News)
Lady Purples Win Match
The Bowling Green girls’ golf team won a match against Logan County on Thursday, shooting a team score of 172 at CrossWinds Golf Course.
BG girls get pair of soccer wins
The Bowling Green girls’ soccer team picked up a pair of wins Saturday at the Daviess County Soccer Classic in Owensboro.

In game two, Bowling Green knocked off Graves County 3-0.
BGHS Among Top 10% of Ky High Schools for College and Career Readiness
According to College and Career Readiness data released today from the Kentucky Department of Education, 62% of Bowling Green High School’s class of 2010 are either college or career ready, or both. On average, 42% of Kentucky public high school students are ready for college or careers. Readiness percentages range among schools from 2 to 92 percent, with BGHS among the top 10% of high schools in Kentucky.
Saving the day
Thursday night at the Bowling Green High School Soccer Complex, it was a save that made the difference, and it was BGHS senior Charles Carpenter who etched his name into the lore of the rivalry as the Purples (9-0-3) edged GHS 1-0. (Photo by Joe Imel, Daily News)
BGIT to take place Saturday
The Bowling Green girls’ and boys’ golf teams will host the Bowling Green Invitational on Saturday at Bowling Green Country Club, an 18-team tournament that expects to see more than 200 golfers take to the course.
Purples Looking for Another Shutout
The Purples (2-0) will be in search of their third straight blanking of an opponent when longtime rival Franklin-Simpson visits El Donaldson Stadium at 7 p.m. tonight.
Rowdy crowd pushes Lady Purples
Bowling Green made sure its boisterous crowd had something to cheer about Thursday at its volleyball home opener. The Lady Purples spiked Allen County-Scottsville 2-0 (25-10, 25-16). (Photo by Miranda Pederson, Daily News)
Keenan Vincent: Daily News Athlete of the week
Bowling Green senior Keenan Vincent didn’t shy away from what was on everyone’s mind Tuesday night when his Purples hosted Barren County in the season-opening soccer match for both teams. (Photo by the Daily News)
Students get inside look at AT&T
A group of students from Bowling Green High School visited AT&T as part of the Junior Achievement of South Central Kentucky program, an entrepreneurship program that teaches students how to be successful and helps them develop skills to land good jobs.

The organization, which works in schools throughout the region, allows students to shadow workers for a day, giving them a glimpse of possible careers. On Friday, students saw the other side of the phone service industry. (Story by Jenna Mink, Photo by Alex Slitz)
BG gets win over Central
One point away from defeat, the Bowling Green volleyball team found a way Thursday, battling back to beat Warren Central (21-25, 27-25, 25-17).

Bowling Green (14-5 overall, 3-1 District 14) survived a match point in the second game, before taking control in the final game and securing the No. 2 seed in next month’s District 14 Tournament. (Photo by Alex Slitz, Daily News)
Purples Pull Away
The Bowling Green volleyball team used a 10-1 run late in the second set Thursday to put away visiting Warren East and win 2-0 (25-22, 25-13).

Holding a 10-8 lead in the second set, the Lady Purples (9-1, 1-1 District 12) used the offensive onslaught to break the spirit of East (6-6, 2-2 District 12).
Prep Golf
The South Warren boys’ golf team defeated Bowling Green on Tuesday at CrossWinds Golf Course.

The Spartans totaled a team score of 155 to beat out the Purples’ 173. Drake Duncan led SWHS with a score of 37 while Lane Embry and Jared Brown shot 38s. Mike Geegan also shot a 38 to lead BGHS.
Healthier options
Fresh Healthy Vending machines offer healthier alternatives to snack food and can be found at Bowling Green High and Bowling Green Junior High schools. Bowling Green native Andrew Koon is a franchisee of the San Diego company Fresh Healthy Vending and is responsible for stocking and maintaining machines every two or three days. (Story by Justin Story, Photo by Alex Slitz, Daily News)
Lady Scotties top BG
The Glasgow girls’ golf team defeated Bowling Green on Thursday, shooting a 171 to the Lady Purples’ 184.

Shannon Bishop of GHS led all golfers with a 39. Teammates Blair Dennison shot a 43, Taylor Phelps had a 44, Emily Alexander had a 45 and Ashton Foustee finished with a 46.
Purples Reach Class 5A State Finals
The No. 1-ranked Bowling Green football team rode a wave of first-quarter momentum, crushing No. 2 John Hardin 62-20 in the Class 5A state semifinals at El Donaldson Stadium. (Story by Michael Compton, photo by Joe Imel, Daily News)

The Purples will play Anderson County for the State Championship at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 3 at WKU's Houchens-Smith Stadium. Tickets ($8 at BGHS/$10 at WKU) will be on sale at BGHS beginning at 11:30 a.m.

The State Championship game will also be broadcast live Saturday evening on iHigh.com, a partner of KHSAA.
iHigh.com: Boys Soccer Tonight at 7 p.m.
Click here to watch the Bowling Green Purples take on the Greenwood Gators, LIVE from the Swamp at 7:00 p.m. CST.

This broadcast is also available on your smartphone!
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BGHS Chamber Orchestra Hosts First Concert
The student-led Bowling Green High School Chamber Orchestra held their Inaugural Concert on Tuesday, August 30, 2011. The group performed four pieces, including The Waltz from Sleeping Beauty by Tchaikovsky, The Incredibles (Main Theme) by Giacchino, Concerning Hobbits by Shore, and Gabriel's Oboe by Morricone.

Teachers Focus on Job Skills
Throughout the state, educators are pushed to better prepare students for college. They’re beefing up curriculum, partnering with universities, bringing in specialists and urging students to take advanced classes.

But there’s another side to life after high school: the workforce. New education standards also call for educators to prepare students for careers, making them good employees as well as successful college students. (Story by Jenna Mink, Daily News)
The Academy at 11th Street
11th Street School will open in August with new programming, a new group of students, and a new name. The Academy at 11th Street will offer more individualized instruction for Bowling Green students in grades 6-12.
BGHS Forever Changed
Mary Catherine Kirkwood overcame some significant obstacles to get to Sunday. After losing her father and battling cancer as a child, the 18-year-old - a fourth-generation Bowling Green High School graduate - was proud to take the stage at the school’s 100th graduation ceremony. (Story by Jenna Mink, photo by Pete Rodman, Daily News)
Congratulations Class of 2011

Two hundred and nineteen graduates were recognized Sunday afternoon, May 29 as the 100th graduating class from Bowling Green High School. Of those 219, 63 are Honor Graduates, earning a 3.6 or higher grade point average, and 34 received the Commonwealth Diploma.

Congratulations Class of 2011

Two hundred and nineteen graduates will be recognized Sunday afternoon, May 29 as the 100th graduating class from Bowling Green High School. Of the 219, 63 are Honor Graduates, earning a 3.6 or higher grade point average, and 34 will receive the Commonwealth Diploma.

BGHS Ranked by The Washington Post
The Washington Post has released their first list of America’s Top High Schools, known as The High School Challenge. Thirteen Kentucky schools have earned a spot on this year’s list of approximately 1,900 public schools. Bowling Green High School ranks 842nd.
Board Update: May 2011
The Bowling Green Board of Education met on Monday, May 9, 2011 for their monthly meeting. Summaries of motions approved are included in the Board Update, published the day after each regularly scheduled meeting. Items approved May 9 include a tentative budget, insurance premiums, contracts with the Barren River District Health Department, various trips, use of facilities, and more.
Technology Showcase: Tuesday, May 10
In an event designed to encourage and enhance student’s technology, communication and collaboration skills, Bowling Green City Schools will host a Technology Showcase, Tuesday, May 10 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Parker-Bennett-Curry Elementary School.
Fashion Show Displays Student Creations
Several elementary and high school students participated in the "Colors of the World" Fashion Show at Parker-Bennett-Curry Elementary. It’s the second time the Bowling Green High School’s fashion design class has put together a fashion event, showcasing students’ creations.
Concerns of Home Safety with Flooding
The Kentucky Department for Public Health issues the following safety guidelines due to threats of extensive flooding with storms occuring.
Seven Selected for 2011 GSP
Seven 11th grade students at Bowling Green High School have been selected to participate in the 2011 Governor’s Scholars Program: Ethan Baker, Katherine Cohron, Jacob Lyons, Jacob Malmquist, Cesarina Rounce, Megan Taing, and Kelly Wyrick. These students will complete the five-week session this summer at one of three college campuses.
Draft Facility Plan and Superintendents Evaluation Approved
The Bowling Green Independent Schools Board of Education approved a draft facilities plan Monday that would call for building a new school to replace Dishman-McGinnis Elementary School.

Superintendent Joe Tinius' summative evaluation was approved, and board members were complimentary of his performance, saying that Tinius met standards for vision, school culture and learning, management, collaboration, ethics and other categories.
BG Graduation Rates Better Than State
The results are in, and local school districts trump the state when it comes to graduation. Both Bowling Green Independent and Warren County Public schools recently posted higher graduation rates than the state average, according to the Kentucky Department of Education’s school report card.

Tonight's Basketball Game on SAM 100.7 fm

Tonight's 14th District Championship between the BGHS Purples and the Warren Central Dragons will be broadcast on SAM 100.7FM.  The pregame show begins at 5:45 pm, followed by the game at 6:00.p.m.

Gates open at 5:00 p.m. and admission is $5.

No School: February 11
Due to weather conditions, Bowling Green City Schools will be closed Friday, February 11.
No School: February 8
Due to inclement weather conditions, Bowling Green City Schools will be closed February 8, 2011.
All-State Choir Rehersal Saturday
The KMEA All-State Choir Regional Rehearsal will occur as scheduled on Saturday, January 22 from 9am - 1pm at the First Christian Church.
Home Basketball Game Tonight
Tonight's basketball doubleheader vs. Warren East will be played as scheduled at BGHS. The Lady Purples will play at 6:00 and the Purples at approximately 7:30 p.m.
Schools Closed Friday, January 21
Due to weather conditions, Bowling Green City Schools will be closed January 21, 2011.



Schools Closed Today - January 12
Bowling Green City Schools will be closed today, Wednesday, January 12, 2011, due to weather conditions.
Tonight's Basketball Games Cancelled
Tonight's BGHS Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball games at Allen County have been cancelled due to inclement weather.

Tonight's BGJHS Boys and Girls games have also been cancelled.
R E Harp & Sons Donate to FRYSCs
R E Harp and Sons Recycling donated $1,000 to the Bowling Green City Schools’ Family Resource and Youth Services Centers. The donation will be used to provide Christmas assistance for families in the school district. Thanks to R E Harp and Sons Recycling and to all who donated recyclable aluminum products between December 4 - 11. We appreciate your support!
Six STLP Teams Advance to State
Thirteen teams of students from six Bowling Green schools presented projects at the Student Technology Leadership Program's Regional Showcase at WKU. Six teams were invited to present at the STLP State Championship on May 13, 2011 in Lexington.
Students offer solutions to officials
Students from the Warren County and Bowling Green school systems were tasked with solving pressing issues facing the city of Bowling Green. The students presented their solutions Monday night to senior city staff and the Bowling Green City Commission at a reception at Bowling Green High School. (Photo by Joe Imel, Daily News)
2011-2012 School Calendar Options
The district calendar committee is currently considering four calendar options for the 2011-2012 school year. Options 1 and 1A are the same except for when Spring Break occurs.    Option 2 and 2A are the same except for when Spring Break occurs. 
German students admire ‘school spirit’
When Marie-Luise Budszulin left Bowling Green on Saturday, she took a little spirit home. After all, school pride is much more apparent here than in her hometown of Erfurt, Germany.

“We like the school spirit at the high school,” said Marie-Luise, 17, a senior. “We don’t even have logos at our school.”
TeachMeet Kentucky draws 250 educators
Educators from across the state got a crash course on technology in the classroom Friday when 250 teachers, principals and other school leaders converged in Bowling Green. (Photo by Miranda Pederson)
TeachMeet technology conference coming up
The first TeachMeet Kentucky conference will be held in Bowling Green on Friday. More than 200 educators from across Kentucky and from other states are expected to attend at the National Corvette Museum.
Peer Challenge: Run/Walk for Autism October 16
Dylan Beckham, a student at Plano Elementary, is making a difference and so can you! He is leading the efforts for the Lifeskills Walk for Autism and challenging his peers in both Warren County and Bowling Green City Schools.
Adrienne Tarrence says she’ll play for Belmont
Bowling Green guard Adrienne Tarrence will head down the road to play college basketball, telling the Daily News today that she will sign with Belmont University in Nashville.

Tarrence, who chose Belmont over Western Kentucky, said she made the decision over the weekend and will sign in November.
Five BGHS Seniors Named National Merit Commended Students
Bowling Green High School announced today that Matthew Miller, Alyssa Phelps, Emily Potter, Corey Pruitt, and Joseph Van Wye have been named Commended Students by the 2011 National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
City Schools Among Top 8% of Districts for College & Career Readiness
The Kentucky Department of Education has released college and career readiness data for each school and district. Results show Bowling Green City Schools in the top 8% of all Kentucky districts, and BGHS among the top 12% of high schools.
KCCT and No Child Left Behind Results Released
The Kentucky Department of Education has released school and district results from the spring 2010 Kentucky Core Content Tests (KCCT) as well as yearly progress reports required by the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. Kentucky Core Content scores from Bowling Green City Schools illustrate growth in several content areas, as well as room for improvement.
AP Participation and Pass Rates Improve at BGHS
The 2010 Advanced Placement (AP) results are in, and they confirm that many more students in Kentucky are capable of learning at rigorous levels, demonstrating their readiness for college. At BGHS, 27% of the student body (289 students) took 466 AP exams, of which 65% scored a 3 or higher, qualifying the students for college credit.  
Next Week: Internet Safety Week
The Bowling Green City School District has implemented a district-wide plan for students and teachers which provides solutions to issues that may arise while using the internet at home or in the classroom. As part of this plan, the district’s internet safety committee has organized Internet Safety Week, scheduled for next week, September 20 – 24, 2010.
Five BGHS Students Named National Merit Semifinalists
Isabella Emanuele, Alison Itzkowitz, Michelle Korte, Diane Lee, and Josh Song have been named National Merit Semifinalists and will have the opportunity to compete for scholarship awards worth over $36 million.
Purple Gem founding member speaks to current staffers
Bill Hancock was just having a little fun when he started a student publication at his high school in 1959.

He returned to Bowling Green High School on Monday to speak with the current staff of the Purple Gem, which has survived and thrived over the past 51 years.
Magic No. 200
Everything came full circle for Bowling Green coach Kevin Wallace on Friday.

On the field where his head coaching career began as a 23-year-old in 1984, Wallace joined the elite 200-win club as his Purples remained unbeaten on the season with a 53-14 win over host Warren East. (Photo by Joe Imel, Daily News)
BG schools tackle teacher prep work
For Bowling Green Independent Schools, simply administering tests isn’t good enough. So administrators are taking a different approach - one that coincides with new state standards for teaching. Educational goals for Kentucky outlined at Leadership Kentucky meeting Thursday at T. C. Cherry.
Purples Classic Soccer Tournament This Weekend
The Purple's Classic, the premier high school soccer tournament in the state, will be held Sept. 3-5 at Lovers Lane Soccer Complex in Bowling Green. The 10th annual tourney, hosted by the Bowling Green High School Soccer Booster Club, features 16 teams; eight boys and eight girls, playing a total of 24 games in 27 hours.
BGHS & BGJHS Distribute Suicide Prevention Materials
In Kentucky, suicide is the second leading cause of death among teenagers, yet one of the most preventable. State and local officials have created legislation and provided opportunities for schools to discuss this topic with both staff and students.
High school students focus on finance
Independence Bank hosts second annual Scholastic Council, including 15 local high school students, teaching leadership and financial skills.

Each month the students meet with a business or civic leader who offers them advice on becoming successful. Students learn how to be financially responsible and are given motivational and business books to read and report on. They also must build their own business plan.
Class of 2010 ACT Scores Improve
ACT scores from Bowling Green High School’s Class of 2010 show improvement in every academic category. Since 2008, all 11th graders in Kentucky have been required to take the ACT Assessment, which consists of tests in four academic areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science reasoning. Many college-bound students take the ACT again during their senior year, before applying to colleges or universities.
BGHS ACT SCORES REMAIN ABOVE STATE AVERAGE
Last spring, all 11th grade students at Bowling Green High School sat for the ACT college entrance exam as required by state law. Results from the exams show improvement in all four subject areas and overall composite score, as well as surpassing all state averages for the third consecutive year.
Tonight's Boys Basketball Games Cancelled
Tonight's BGHS boys basketball games vs. Grayson County have been cancelled. The games were scheduled to be played at Bowling Green High School, but Grayson County Schools remain closed today due to weather conditions.
BGHS Presents Bye Bye Birdie
Continuing Bowling Green High School’s tradition of excellent musical theater, BGHS students will perform Bye Bye Birdie, the Tony Award Winning musical Friday and Saturday March 4 & 5 at 7 PM and Sunday March 6 at 3 PM at the Capitol Arts Center.
Eight Selected for BGHS Hall of Honor

The Bowling Green High School Alumni Association has selected eight distinguished graduates to be added to the school’s Hall of Honor. The 2011 Honorees include: Dewey Wood, Philip Huddleston, Jerry Cohron, Stan Markham, Judy Porter Whitson, Henrietta Pepper Profancik, Chris Thomas, and Robin Cline Vanderpool.

Class of 2011 ACT Scores Improve
ACT scores from Bowling Green High School’s most recent graduates show improvement in every academic category. In 2010, as juniors, the Class of 2011 scored an average composite score of 20.8. One year later, the same students improved in every academic category to an average composite of 22.0. The average scores for Bowling Green High School also remain above the state average in all four curriculum areas.
BG school board OKs Chinese research project
The Board of Education of Bowling Green Independent Schools approved a Chinese research project and heard about the status of a technology program at its regular meeting Monday. (Story by Laurel Wilson, Daily News)
Prevention Materials Distributed Wednesday

Bowling Green High School, Bowling Green Junior High, and The Academy at 11th Street will distribute information to students regarding suicide prevention on August 21. We hope by providing resources, and opportunities to talk about this subject, we can prevent tragedies from occurring. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Jon Lawson, Director of Pupil Personnel, (270) 746-2200.

BG teachers getting their own websites
Thanks to SchoolPointe, teachers have their own websites, giving students access to assignments and lecutre notes and parents a way to monitor what's happening in classrooms.
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Finding the Leader in Me
All 3,900 students in Bowling Green Independent Schools are developing skills that will help them become successful. It’s part of a nationwide program dubbed Leader in Me that administrators are implementing in every classroom across the local district. It’s the first year for the program in Bowling Green schools.
Chane Behanan Commits to U of L
Tuesday morning, Bowling Green High School senior basketball player, Chane Behanan announced his college choice to media and his teammates. Chane will continue his athletic and academic career at the University of Louisville next fall.
Board of Education Hears Update on New Policy
The school board discussed Monday an update on the district’s suicide prevention program and its implementation, a topic that carried over from the July board meeting.

Superintendent Joe Tinius said legislation passed last session requires all school districts to provide two hours of mandatory training in regard to suicide prevention to certified staff in middle and high schools. Districts were also required to pass along information to parents and students.
2011-2012 Calendar Approved
The Bowling Green Board of Education approved the 2011-2012 Academic Calendar on Monday, December 13. The calendar was recommended by the District Calendar Committee and received the majority of votes from parents through the calendar survey. The first day for students next year will be held on August 4, 2011.
BGJHS Students' Documentary on Autism Awareness
"Voices of Autism," a documentary produced by BGJHS STLP students, will be considered for Best Documentary at the Student Technology Leadership Program State Competition in May, but this month, they share their video with Bowling Green City Schools as part of Autism Awareness Month. 
Students surpass state average on prep exams
Bowling Green Independent Schools trumped the state this academic year on the PLAN and EXPLORE exams. PLAN and EXPLORE are administered through ACT, and test sophomores and eighth graders on science, math, reading and English.
Students Selected for Governor’s Scholars and Governor’s School for the Arts
 Seven 11th grade students at Bowling Green High School have been selected to participate in the 2011 Governor’s Scholars Program: Ethan Baker, Katherine Cohron, Jacob Lyons, Jacob Malmquist, Cesarina Rounce, Megan Taing, and Kelly Wyrick. Two BGHS juniors have been selected to participate in the 2011 Governor’s School for the Arts: Madeleine Simpson and Owen Hanna.
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Available Daily
Bowling Green City Schools are dedicated to serving nutritious meals and supporting life-long health and wellness. School cafés serve whole grains at least twice per week and fresh produce is available daily. Students select and serve themselves from a variety of fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables.
BGHS Back to School Info
Bowling Green High School Back-to-School information, including access to schedules, Open House info and where to report on the first day of school!
No Child Left Behind Reports Released
The Kentucky Department of Education has released school and district results from the spring 2011 Kentucky Core Content Tests (KCCT) as well as yearly progress reports required by the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. Scores from Bowling Green City Schools illustrate growth in several content areas.
Grades on the go
Infinite Campus has released the Campus Mobile Portal, an application that offers information about grades, attendance and assignments on a mobile device. The app is available from the App Store on an Apple device. (Story by Laurel Wilson, photo by Miranda Pederson Daily News)
"No Office Day" at BGHS
Principals Offices will be closed during “No Office Day 2011” held in Bowling Green City Schools between September 12-15. “No Office Day” is an initiative to get school administrators out of their offices and into the classrooms for the entire day.
Commonwealth Diploma Program To End After 2012
At the June 8 Kentucky Board of Education meeting, the board voted to end the Commonwealth Diploma program. Seniors who will graduate in 2012 and are on track to receive the Commonwealth Diploma will not notice any changes. However, a new recognition system will be in place by the 2012-13 school year that will support and honor students taking rigorous courses.
Getting Ready
During Bowling Green Independent Schools’ back-to-school event, a constant line of parents and children zig-zagged through the gym, snagging free school supplies, T-shirts, concessions and information from different agencies. (Story by Jenna Mink, Photo by Alex Slitz, Daily News)
First Day of School
Buses started and kids grabbed their backpacks as Bowling Green Independent City School's started their first day. (Story by Casey Wheeless, WBKO)
Schools Closed 12/13/10
Bowling Green City Schools are closed today, December 13 due to weather conditions. Tonight's basketball games are also cancelled. (BGJHS vs. Monroe and BGHS Lady Purples vs. Grayson.)
 
First TeachMeet Kentucky To Be Held Friday
TeachMeet Kentucky is a full day of professional development divided into informal 15 and 30 minute sessions on educational technology. Participants will spend the day networking and learning about tools such as Photo Peach, Glogster, Prezi, Twitter, Google Maps and more. Approximately 30 presenters are scheduled to attend including educators from Bowing Green City Schools, the Kentucky Department of Education, and, three sessions presented via Skype from Massachusetts, Arizona, and Philadelphia. Plus, the event includes sessions that are “First Come-First to Present” which allow any participant to present ideas that work in their classrooms.
AlertNow Messaging System
Bowling Green City Schools use the ALERTNOW Notification Service to send telephone, e-mail messages, and text messages (optional) to parents and guardians, providing important information about school events or emergencies.
Student teams take lead in conservation
Local schools already are leaders in energy efforts. Administrators have made buildings efficient, introduced new technology and encouraged teachers to conserve energy.
Special Board Meeting: No Property Tax Increase
Facing a weak economy and a better-than-expected budget, Bowling Green Independent Schools decided Monday not to increase property taxes.

School officials also presented their plan for sharing suicide prevention information with students as part of a state requirement, as well as a report on internet safety.
Two Teachers Receive National Board Certification
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards has announced two Bowling Green Independent School teachers most recently earning National Board Certification. Betsy Madison of Bowling Green Junior High School and Susan Morgan of Bowling Green High School have successfully completed the rigorous process of earning the NBCT distinction.
Students Win 3rd Place at KACTE Entrepreneurship Event
The winners of the first ever Kentucky Association for Career and Technical Education Entrepreneurship Event were announced Monday in Frankfort. The third place project was submitted by Daniel Moncayo and Davaija Stevens of Bowling Green High School . They will receive $500 from KACTE. Both students are members of the FBLA Chapter at Bowling Green High School.

Three BGHS Students Selected for Gatton Academy
The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Math and Science has selected 73 students for its Class of 2013, including three students from Bowling Green High School: Ryan Gott, Eva Gray-Jennings, and Aaron Tagliaboschi. These students will finish their junior and senior years of high school taking courses and living on campus at WKU. At the end of two years, they will graduate from high school and have earned at least 60 college credit hours.
Students Respond to Simulated Earthquake
The Emergency Procedures Class at Bowling Green High School completed training for the Community Emergency Response Team on Thursday with a simulated disaster drill. BGHS is one of only a few schools in the state to have students trained as an Emergency Response Team.
Congratulations Teachers of the Year
The Bowling Green Education Association held the annual Teacher of the Year Banquet on Tuesday, March 15. Honorees include Sandy Bridges from T. C. Cherry, Betsy Madison, Bowling Green Junior High, Allen White, Bowling Green High School, Anita Peek, Parker-Bennett-Curry, Tara Griffith, McNeill Elementary, Christina Price, Potter Gray, and Marilyn Keith of Dishman-McGinnis.
More students at area schools taking AP tests
High school students are getting a college boost as more of them take Advanced Placement exams.

The number of completed AP exams increased in most local high schools this year as educators push more students to take AP classes and the optional AP test, according to recent data. (Story by Jenna Mink, Daily News)
Out of the office and into the classroom
Assistant Principal William King didn’t go into his office at Bowling Green High School at all on Sept. 13, but he was still working.

He organized No Office Day, an initiative for principals to spend an entire day out of their offices and in classrooms engaging with teachers and students. (Story by Laurel Wilson, Daily News)
Students throw global fiesta for area seniors
Bowling Green High Schools Arabic, Latino, and French clubs performed songs and dances, playing instruments, putting on a fashion show and serving foreign food at Village Manor, a nursing home and retirement facility on Tuesday. For the past four years, students have performed for nursing home residents. (Photo by Miranda Pederson, Daily News)
2010-11 Calendar Amended
The Bowling Green Board of Education held a special-called meeting on February 21 to determine when schools would make up the most recent days missed due to inclement weather. To make up all seven days, Bowling Green Schools will amend the calendar to be in session March 10-11, as well as February 21, April 22, May 25, 26, and 27.
89 BGHS Students Receive AP Scholar Awards
Eighty-nine (89) students at Bowling Green High School have earned 2011 AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the 2011 AP Exams. About 18 percent of the more than 1.9 million students worldwide who took AP Exams performed at a sufficiently high level to also earn an AP Scholar Award.
Back On The Field
The familiar screech of whistles and the raspy shouts of coaches emanated from practice fields Monday as noncontact football practice resumed at all five Warren County high schools.

The practices marked the start of the final stretch of preparation for the 2010 season, which begins with games the weekend of Aug. 20-21.
Being Behanan
A year after moving away from his beloved Cincinnati to Bowling Green, Chane Behanan experiences the benefits - and the pressures - of his rapid ascent through the national recruiting ranks.
Paige Fields leads SKY swimmers again
Bowling Green’s Paige Fields posted a second-place finish Saturday at the Kentucky Long Course State Swim Meet in Elizabethtown, leading the contingent of Southern Kentucky Swim Club competitors.
Santa and Helpers from BGHS Visit Preschool Students
Santa and his elves made special appearances today to distribute toys to boys and girls in the preschool program at Parker-Bennett-Curry and T. C. Cherry Elementary Schools. Toys were donated by BGHS students in National Honor Society and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
WKU HONORS 29 SCHOLARS FROM BGHS
Western Kentucky University honored 72 students from Bowling Green and Warren County high schools for their academic achievements at a luncheon Dec. 9. Twenty nine honorees are students at Bowling Green High School.
2011 Advanced Placement Scores Released
Bowling Green High School continues to improve and enhance their Advanced Placement Program for students. Results from the 2011 College Board AP Exams prove those efforts successful. During 2010-11, nearly 1 in three students participated in taking one or more AP exams. In the spring, 334 students took 568 exams, of which 67% scored a 3 or higher, qualifying the students for college credit.
TeachMeet BGISD: July 26
The Bowling Green City School District is excited to host a new type of Professional Development on July 26, 2011 from 8:30 a.m to 3:30 p.m. at Bowling Green High School.  TeachMeet BGISD will allow any teacher to present mini-sessions utilizing technology-rich tools that support instruction. Colleagues will grow professionally and gain exposure to tools, resources, and district contacts which will improve 21st Century Learning Skills in the classroom.
Four BGHS Students Named National Merit Semifinalists
Four students from Bowling Green High School have been recognized for outstanding academic achievement by the National Merit® Scholarship Program. Michael Crocker, Jacob Lyons, Holly Morris and Megan Taing have been named National Merit Semifinalists and will have the opportunity to compete for scholarship awards worth over $36 million.
Ky. students top U.S. average in science, reading
The state’s fourth- and eighth-graders surpassed the national average for science on the 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress report - the most recent results. Kentucky students also scored better than the national average on the reading exam, but eighth-graders in Kentucky were below the nation in math, and fourth-graders tied the nation’s math average.
Fields wraps Long Course meet with another state title
Paige Fields wrapped up her 2010 Kentucky Long Course State Swim Meet in Elizabethtown on Sunday with an impressive performance. Fields brought home the state championship in the 200-meter individual medley and was the high point winner in the girls’ 12-and-under division. Fields also placed second in the 100m breaststroke and the 50m freestyle.
Special session set for May 24
Gov. Steve Beshear has called a special session to begin May 24 and has offered a compromise budget proposal he said contains many of the features the House and Senate already had agreed upon.
Veterans Upward Bound
Program director says it’s a ‘confidence builder
ESPN 1450 to Broadcast Purple Athletics
Bowling Green High School and Commonwealth Broadcasting have signed a three-year agreement making Bowling Green’s ESPN 1450 the flagship station of the Purples.
Winter Weather Communication Plans
As we face colder temperatures and forecasts with occasional snow, the possibility increases for the delay or closing of school. If the decision is made to delay or close school, our district will make every effort to notify parents, guardians and employees as soon as possible by utilizing local media outlets and the AlertNow Communication System.
Band, Strings and Choirs Perform at Christmas Concert
Bowling Green High School's Fine Arts Department presented the annual PTO Christmas Concert on December 2. Over 200 students participated in the event which included the BGHS Band, Orchestra, and Choirs. Click to see a photo slideshow and music from the BGHS Choirs and Orchestra.
District Observes School Board Recognition Month
The Bowling Green City School District will join public school systems across the Commonwealth in honoring a group of local leaders during the January observation of School Board Member Recognition Month in Kentucky.
Board of Education: February Meeting Notes
The Bowling Green Board of Education met Monday, February 14 for their regular monthly meeting. The agenda included discussion about the District's Comprehensive District Improvement Plan, Fund Balances, Commitment to College and Career Readiness, and Calendar Amendments.
Infinite Campus Launches Mobile App for Parents and Students
Parents, guardians and public school students can access grades, attendance information and more through the Campus Mobile Portal app, the first in a series of fully-integrated, easy-to-use mobile learning tools. The new Campus Mobile Portal is available for free from the App StoreSM.
BGHS Recognizes Five National Merit Finalists
Congratulations to the following students recently named 2011 National Merit Finalists: Isabella Emanuele, Alison Itzkowitz, Michelle Korte, Diane Lee, and Won Suk Song. These academically talented high school seniors continue in the competition for some 8,400 National Merit Scholarships, worth more than $36 million.
Region 4 rivals ink with Union College
Bowling Green’s Boyce, Franklin-Simpson’s Lewis to continue careers with Bulldogs
Keep the GREEN in Bowling Green
The city of Bowling Green has entered the Cans for Cash challenge for the 2010 year. Cans for Cash is a national contest to see which city in the United States can recycle the most amount of aluminum cans in the month of October. Aluminum cans may be placed in any school recycling bin.
School systems plan for worst-case scenarios
Bowling Green, Warren County adopt tentative budgets
Snow Days Equal Make-Up Days
According to state law, all school days missed must be made up. To date, the Bowling Green City School District has missed four days due to inclement weather. The 2010-2011 calendar includes February 21 and April 22 as possible make-up days, as well as dates at the end of the school calendar. Therefore, Bowling Green City Schools will be in session February 21 (President’s Day), April 22 (Good Friday), May 25 and 26.
New Director Chosen to Lead 11th Street Alternate School

BGHS Grad Shelby Lawson Featured in USA Today
Twenty-five student athletes were recently chosen as the Body By Milk, Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year Award winners. Former Purple, Shelby Lawson was one of the twenty-five featured in USA TODAY.
BGHS Ranks 594th on Newsweek's List
BGHS recognized as one of America's Best High Schools for the 4th year in a row
Schools Get Upgrades in Notification Technology
The Bowling Green and Warren County schools systems have upgraded their ability to keep parents informed with a system that can do mass distributions of e-mails, phone calls and text messages and also target smaller groups within the schools.
Statistics show AP courses boost success
With advanced placement courses becoming increasingly important in college admissions and preparedness for Kentucky students, more high schools are expanding course offerings and more teachers are getting the training they need.
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