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BGHS Presents 9 to 5

BGHS Presents 9 to 5 The Musical


BGHS Performing Arts Center

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Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International. All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI (

Emily Lehman receiving the award from Commissioner of Education Robin Fields Kinney

Emily Lehman, a 5th grade educator at W. R. McNeill Elementary was presented the 2024 Robinson Award for Diversity and Equity in Public Education at the Kentucky Board of Education Meeting on April 10, 2024.

Pictured: Emily Lehman receiving the award from Commissioner of Education Robin Fields Kinney

Photo by Joe Ragusa, Kentucky Department of Education

Students watching the solar eclipse across the district

Solar Eclipse Day 2024

April 8, 2024

Proud District: Best Communities for Music Education
For the fifth consecutive year, BGISD has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education.
McNeill Elementary 60th Celebration

Fifth grade student Jase Justice dedicates the McNeill Elementary 60th anniversary time capsule to retired principal Harold Dexter who served the school from 1969 to 1997.

Also on stage: retired principals Deborah (Ecton) Dempewolf (Principal from 1997-2006), Marsha Ingram (Principal from 2006-2013), Kelli Brooks (Principal 2013-2023), current principal Emily Mills and BGISD Superintendent Gary Fields.

Sheryl Anderson introduced as the next principal of T. C. Cherry

Welcome Sheryl Anderson!

The next Principal of T. C. Cherry Elementary.

Lunch at McNeill Elementary

What’s for breakfast? What’s for lunch?

Menus for all schools are available at This includes options to build a meal, choose dietary preferences, and filter by allergens. Language translation is also available.

For quick access, download the MySchoolMenus app from the Apple App Store or Google Play.

The first electric bus parked in front of BGHS.

Introducing... the first electric school bus in BGISD.

The Bowling Green Independent School District is one of ten Kentucky districts to receive funding from the EPA to replace aging buses with clean, zero emission models. Blue Bird Corporation is supplying 13 buses, and BGISD partnered locally with BGMU and Dotson Electric to install eight charging stations.

News & Announcements

Several BGISD students saw their names on the Wall of Winners and were recognized on stage at the STLP State Championship, held at the Rupp Arena and Central Bank Center March 27, 2024. The competition included submitting and presenting projects, competing in live challenges, and visiting hands-on learning stations as part of a new STLPx (STLP Experience).

Read More about Purples Win with Project Challenges and Creative Digital Arts at STLP 2024

Director of Instructional Programs Elisa Beth Brown has announced plans to retire at the end of the school year. Ms. Brown has served as an administrator in the Bowling Green Independent School District for nine years, first as Assistant Principal for Instruction at Bowling Green High School, and since 2018 at the district office.

Read More about Elisa Beth Brown, Director of Instructional Programs to Retire from BGISD

The Purple Brew Coffee Shop is open for business. The shop is operated by Bowling Green High School students including daily food and drink preparations, financial transactions and reporting, marketing, and curating the menu. This hands-on experience gives students the opportunity to apply classroom knowledge in a real-world setting at school.

Read More about Now Open: The Purple Brew

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By the Numbers


Students enrolled in Preschool - 12th Grades


Languages spoken



Free meals for students through Community Eligibility Provision


All students have their own Chromebook devices


Varsity Sports Offered at BGHS


Advanced Placement courses offered at BGHS


The school district is located in the downtown area of Bowling Green, Kentucky and is approximately seven square miles.