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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.

Students Recognized for Showing Empathy empathy 10-8

PBC's classroom teachers each recognized one student from their homerooms who conistently demonstrates concern and empathy for his/her fellow classmates.  Congratulations to these students who lead by example:  Keila, Mary, Ryan, Elisa M., Kate Lynn, Mahlik, Jonathan, Thaw, Natalia, Alma, Rebecca, Khiden, Lalo, Ashly, Emma, and Ulilya.

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.

Student Lighthouse Team Selected Student Lighthouse Team 2018-19

Following applications and interviews, the PBC Student Lighthouse Team for the 2018-19 school year was selected.  Congratulations to our new student leaders: Aisha A., Aisha H., Symone, Israel, Natalia, Jurnee, Ja'Tyria, Magdalena, Dah Gay, Amilli, Dardah, Julian, Cayden, Amina, Cindy, and Rebeca. 

September Ambassadors Recognized September 2018 Ambassadors

On September 21, 2018, Ambassadors-of-the-Month were recognized and celebrated by teachers and students.  Congratulations to these students:  Uli'Lya, David, Christian N., Rama, Elijah G., Rosaida, Elisa H., Braylon, Faith, Feliz, Stori, Maryan, Jacob, Kylee, Maria, Ariel, Jean, Joseph, and Meijour.  They received certificates and a special rememberance from their teachers along with a pizza party to celebrate.

Teachers Recognize Students Who Show Empathy Empathy 9-10

On Monday, September 10, PBC teachers recognized students from their homerooms who demonstrated empathy and kindess.  Students were awarded an empathy block that will remain on their desk for the week along with a bracelet.  Congratulations to these students for leading by example. Each week a new set of students will be recognized and all pictures will be in the photo gallery.

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.

August Ambassadors Recognized August 2018 Ambassadors

Congratulations to the PBC Ambassadors of-the-month for August for demonstrating leadership, kindness, and cooperation.  These students received recognition:  Nevaeh L., Ammer, Londyn, Kylinn, Chios, Tarynn, Grayson, Aisha H., Makarius, Warsan, Silbia, Noah, Jashuan, Cristopher E., Tristan, Caleb, Detorriana, Jacob, Alma, and Cayden D.  They each received a small rememberance from their teacher and enjoyed a pizza party.

Preschool Graduates Celebrate preschool grads dance party

PBC's preschool students graduated from the program and are ready for kindergarten. A big thank you to Miss Rachel and Miss Jenny for teaching them well and to their parents for sending them to preschool.  After receiving their diplomas, their families joined them in a dance party to celebrate this milestone.

BGHS Grads Return for Graduation Walk BGHS grads from PBC

Former PBC students who are graduating from BGHS returned to school on May 16 for a graduation walk.  They were celebrated by teachers and students for their accomplishments.  A big congratulations to these Purples!

Ambassadors for April Recognized April Ambassadors

The PBC Ambassadors for April were recognized on May 11 during morning assembly.  Congratulations to these students:  Rama, Chias, Aisha H., Bella, Kyra, Warsan, Haley, Jamal, Julian, Levi, Brooklyn, Schcison, JaTaysha, Mulki, Kylie, Chris B., Betania, Elisa G., Benji, and Cendre.  The teachers who recognized them created a special rememberance for each student that they get to take home.  Students were also treated to a pizza party for their good work.

PBC Lights it up Blue for Autism Awareness! Autism teachers

PBC faculty, staff, and students wore blue to show awareness for autism.  Carrie Larkin directs the autism unit at PBC and is assisted by Mrs. Bunch, Mrs. Tims, Mrs.  Harkless, and Ms. Harrington.  

PBC Student is the Fastest Runner Jurnee Brown Fastest Kid in BG

Congratulations to Jurnee who was named the Fastest Kid in BG in the primary grades division!

Girls Rock the World Presents Living Timeline of Women's History Women's history month

Girls from across PBC presented a living timeline of a few of the countless women who have made significant contributions to the world on Wednesday, March 28.  Beginning with Cleopatra and ending with Malala, the girls embodied the historical figure telling the audience about their life.  Check the photo gallery for more pictures.

March Ambassadors of-the-month march ambassadors

Congratulations to these Ambassadors of the Month for March.  Recognized by their teachers and peers, these students lead by example:  Kinsey, Kash, Amina M., Aliexander, Baylee, Jazmeir, Makaila, Angelica, Magdalena, Amilli, Jefferson, Abriano, Miriam, Ja'Don, Landon, Javier, Rou, Fahad, Jean, and Brayden.  They will be treated to a pizza party on March 29.

Kindergarten & Preschool Pre-Registration Scheduled

Families of students entering preschool or kindergarten in the fall of 2018 may pre-register April 16-20, at their home or preferred elementary school. Kindergarten students must be five years old by August 1, 2018, and preschool students must be four years old and meet income guidelines or three or four years old with developmental delays or disabilities.

BGISD is Building Preschool Space at T.C. Cherry Preschool building at TC Cherry

The Itty Bitty Purples will soon be under the same roof at T. C. Cherry Elementary School. Beginning in August 2018, all three and four-year-old students will attend morning or afternoon sessions, with transportation provided by Bowling Green City Schools.

February Ambassadors-of-the-Month Recognized February Ambassadors

Congratulations to the PBC Ambassadors-of-the-Month who are leaders in their classes.  One person per homeroom or special class was chosen for being exemplary.  Bravo to Daire, Kylin, Symone, Masemo, Dorcas, Genesis, Dues, Fiath, Brayden, Natalia, Michael L., Ami, Jackelyn, Hantter, Keenan, Chase, Destiny, and Richard!  They will be treated to a pizza party to celebrate their achievement.

PBC Celebrates Read Across America Day WKU Football players for RAA

PBC celebrated Read Across America Day with multiple reading events and contests.  Guest readers from WKU Football, United Way, and U.S, Bank read Dr. Seuss stories to the students.  We even enjoyed some green eggs and ham courtesy of our cafeteria!  Check the photo gallery for more pictures and celebrate at your house by reading together any and every day.

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.

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.

PBC Students Mark 100th Day of School Students dressed for 100th day

PBC Students spent time in morning assembly and throughout the day celebrating a milestone:  the 100th day of school.  There was a lot of counting as students exercised their way to a 100, ate their way to a 100, and danced their way to a 100.  Mr. Clark graciously took pies to the face as students counted them.  Students were on the lookout for numbers 1-100 hidden around the school for a prize.  Day 100 was filled with fun and excitement at PBC.  Take a look at the photo gallery for pictures.

November Ambassadors-of-the-Month November ambassadors

Congratulations to the November Ambassadors-of-the-Month!  These students worked hard in the classroom and modeled good behavior.  They will be rewarded with a pizza party later this month.

October Ambassadors-of-the-Month October Ambassadors

The oustanding students who were chosen as PBC Ambassadors-of-the-Month for October were recognized at morning assembly on November 3.  They will be treated to a pizza party to celebrate their achievement.  Congratulations to Jakeen, Mica, Brion, Elisa, Adonay, Acelynn, Jaylen, Esmi, Mu, Response, Faith, Damien, Taw, Haley, Tanner, Maria, Jean, Nee, Water, Jackelyn, Veronica, Dev, William, Neveah, Ismael, Journey, Cindy, MIcaela, Christian, Dakota, Caleb, and MaKenna.

BGEA and Barnes and Noble Present Read Across Bowling Green

BGEA and Barnes and Noble are teaming up for Read Across Bowling Green on Thursday, March 1 from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Barnes and Noble.  There will be prizes, arts and crafts, special guest readers and free books for each child.  Check the flier for more details.

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

Summer Meals Program: May 29 - July 27

Bowling Green City School District is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided, at a first come, first serve basis, at the sites and times as follows:

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.

Black History Month Concludes With Student Program Black history program 2-28-18

To conclude Black History Month, fourteen students presented a program representing African Americans who inspired them.  TreMauri McCathren was President Barack Obama.  Ja'Michael McCathren was George Washington Carver.  Dardah Adnan was Rosa Parks.  Julian Wright was Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson.  Three students, Amina Hasanova, JaMiyah Carothers, and Amilli Owens portrayed NASA mathematicians Mary Jackson, Dorthy Vaughn, and Katherine Johnson.  Jamelle Green was King Mansa Musa.  Kingston Marks, Tylan Taylor, JaMarri Anderson, Jalen Franklin, Chris Ware, and George Kibawa were Colonel Young, George Jordan, Henry Johnson, Dennis Bell, John Henry, and Henry Flipper respectively of the Buffalo Soldiers.  They did a wonderful job with their performances.

Celebrating Gifted Education Month

As February and Gifted Education month comes to a close, some of our students have written what Gifted Education means to them. Click here to view their words in Slides.

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.

Valentine Dance Fun V day dance 2018

The PBC PTO sponsored a Valentine's Dance on Friday, February 16.  Students of all ages came to dance and just hang out with their friends.  A  DJ played both new and old favorites for students.  Pizza and drinks were also enjoyed.  Check out the many pictures in the photo gallery.

WKU Cheerleaders Kick off Test Scrimmage WKU Cheerleaders

WKU Cheerleaders kicked off PBC's Test Scrimmage week on Monday, February 19.  After the college cheerleaders performed several stunts, PBC students took to the floor to lead the cheers of P! B! C! and Do Your Best On the Test!  Students will take practice reading, math, and writing tests this week to assess their progress prior to the K-PREP test later this spring.

January Ambassadors Recognized January  2018 Ambassadors

PBC teachers recognized their January Ambassadors-of-the-Month on February 2.  Each teacher chose one student and lauded his/her traits that made him/her worthy of the special recognition.  These students are to be congratulated on their hard work, effort, and cooperation:  Hsa, Elisa M., Hay, Dani, Rosaida, C.J., Micaela S., Drian, Irene, Darlene, Shay, Chris T., Anjelica, Jayla, MaKenna, Tamia, Schcison, Adin, Cristian G., and Amina H.  They will have a pizza party.

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.

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