Dishman-McGinnis Elementary News

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.

BGISD Celebrates Two Schools Earning Lighthouse Status

Students at Dishman McGinnis and W. R. McNeill Elementary Schools were surprised with hallway parades on Monday, April 18th to celebrate newly-earned recognition as Lighthouse Schools! Becoming a Lighthouse School is due to outstanding results implementing The Leader in Me program.

BGISD Names Five Elementary Instructional Coaches

Bowling Green Independent Schools recently hired five Instructional Coaches to begin work in each of the five elementary schools this July. Responsibilities for the Instructional Coaches include observing instruction and providing feedback and assistance to classroom teachers, modeling effective teaching strategies, serving as each school’s RTI Coordinator, assisting with gifted and talented services, coordinating alignment of curriculum, managing the collection and analysis of assessment data, and consulting in the selection of instructional resources and materials.

BGJHS to Host Leadership Day and Open House

Students, parents, and community members are invited to attend a Leadership Day and Open House at Bowling Green Junior High on Friday, April 1, 2016. Dishman McGinnis and W. R. McNeill Elementary Students will visit from 8:30 - 11:00 a.m., and T. C. Cherry, Potter Gray, and Parker-Bennett-Curry students from 10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Click here to learn more.

No School: January 20, 2016

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

Spread the Red Education Game Set for January 21

WKU hosted the press conference for its fifth annual Spread the Red Education Day game set for Jan. 21 at 11:00 a.m. (CT) against Old Dominion inside E.A. Diddle Arena on Monday morning. Students in grades 3-8 from Bowling Green City Schools will attend the Lady Topper game, which over the last four years, has averaged attendance of 4,483 for its Spread the Red Education Day. 

Preschool Visits Chandler Park Memory Care

 

 

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.

Dishman McGinnis Earns ENERGY STAR Certification

The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet has recognized Dishman McGinnis Elementary School for earning the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR certification, the national symbol for protecting the environment through superior energy performance. A plaque and a certificate, signed by Governor Steve Beshear were presented to Principal Michael Wix and the school’s Student Lighthouse Team on Monday, November 23, 2015.

Elementary Leaders Shine the Light

Student representatives from Bowling Green elementary schools attended the district’s first Shine the Light student leadership forum hosted by Dishman McGinnis Elementary on Monday, November 2. Four students from each school worked with peers from other schools sharing leadership initiatives such as service learning projects, student job opportunities, and Leader in Me activities. The purpose of the event was for the young Purple leaders to synergize ways to improve leadership opportunities and programs for all students in the school district. Click here to view photos from the forum.

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.

First Day for Itty Bitty Purples: August 17

Bowling Green City Schools are registering three and four year old children for the preschool program, offered free of charge at Dishman McGinnis, T. C. Cherry and Parker-Bennett-Curry Elementary Schools. Preschool provides research-based curricula and a comfortable, child-centered learning environment four days a week, with morning or afternoon sessions. Click here for more information.

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.

Photos: Itty Bitty Purples

The Itty Bitty Purples are having a great first week of Preschool at Parker-Bennett-Curry, Dishman McGinnis and T. C. Cherry! Click here to view the photo gallery.

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