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503 Old Morgantown Road   Bowling Green, KY 42101    Phone: 270-746-2250

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Out with the Old in with the New Dishman McGinnis


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.


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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.


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.


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Capstone eBooks Available for DMES Students

Students now have access to several ebooks online at www.mycapstonelibrary.com! The website may be accessed on a computer, a tablet or a phone, as long as there is an internet connection. Check the Dishman McGinnis school newsletter for the school username and password.


BG Students To Compete in Spelling Bee

Congratulations to the following students, who will represent their schools and the Bowling Green Independent School District in the Warren County Spelling Bee on Thursday, January 30 at 6:00 p.m. in the auditorium of Bowling Green Junior High:

 

MaKenna Twyman, T. C. Cherry Elementary
Isaiah Dawson, Dishman McGinnis Elementary
Frances Cordova, W.R. McNeill Elementary
Jason Maisuk, Parker-Bennett-Curry Elementary
Alex Rothman, Potter Gray Elementary
Nupur Chhachhi, Bowling Green Junior High

 

The overall winner of the Warren County Spelling Bee will represent our city and county at the Ford Motor Company Kentucky Derby Festival Spelling Bee, to be held on March 15 in Louisville.


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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. 


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.


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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.


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Students Set to Attend Spread the Red Education Game

Bowling Green City Schools are excited to participate in the third “Spread the Red Education Game” at Western Kentucky University on Wednesday, January 8, 2014. The WKU Lady Toppers will host Georgia State in front of a crowd of approximately 2,100 area school children, including Bowling Green City students from grades 3-8. Details of the event were announced at a press conference on December 3.


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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.
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Spotlight on Dishman McGinnis: Student Mentoring Each month a different school in the district presents a brief presentation highlighting a program or activity in their schools. This month, Dishman McGinnis shares how they have expanded their community-based mentoring to include 5th graders mentoring primary students. Artwork from DMES is also on display in the Board Room of the District Office.
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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.
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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.


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Students Wake Up Their Weird with Leslie Carrara-Rudolph

Leslie Carrara-Rudolph is best known for her role as Abby Cadabby on Sesame Street for which she received three Emmy® nominations. She’s also been on ABC’s Muppets Tonight and has performed as Lily on Sesame Street’s Growing Hope Against Hunger for Children’s Television Workshop. She’s been on many TV shows for Disney, Nickelodeon, and has an original character and show that ran in Hollywood. On Friday, September 6, Leslie Carrara-Rudolph performed for a crowd of 2nd-5th graders from T.C. Cherry, Dishman McGinnis, and Parker-Bennett-Curry Elementary Schools at Bowling Green Junior High.


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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. 


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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.


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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.


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Our Students Are So Bright: We Gotta Wear Shades!


Photos of New Dishman McGinnis Construction

Carl Hobbs, the Alliance Corporation superintendent of the Dishman-McGinnis project has a Shutterfly page where he will post photos of the construction progress of the new school. 

https://dishmanmcginniselementary.shutterfly.com/


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.


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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


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Groundbreaking of the new Dishman McGinnis Elementary


City Schools Break Ground on New DMES

Bowling Green City Schools broke ground on a new Dishman McGinnis on April 22, 2013. The new school will be located at 375 Glen Lily Road, on the site of the former L. C. Curry Elementary. It will open in August of 2014, replacing the current Dishman McGinnis Elementary which opened in 1964.

Click here to view photos from the groundbreaking.


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Community Eligibility Option Changes for 2013-14

Bowling Green City Schools announced an amendment to its student meal policy under the National School Lunch / School Breakfast Programs for the 2013-2014 school year. All students will be served lunch and breakfast at no charge at the following sites:

  • Bowling Green Junior High
  • Dishman McGinnis Elementary
  • Parker-Bennett-Curry Elementary
  • T. C. Cherry Elementary
  • The Academy at 11th Street

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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.


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Summer Feeding Program Available June 3-July 26

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 3th thru July 26, 2013.


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