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Dishman-McGinnis Elementary

375 Glen Lily Road   Bowling Green, KY 42101    Phone: 270-746-2250

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Dishman McGinnis to Host Eagle Flight 5K and 1 Mile Walk

The 4th Annual "Eagle Flight 5K and 1 Mile Walk" is coming up on March 7 at Kereiakes Park. The event has been a huge success for Dishman McGinnis as it has opened “real-world” avenues for to educate students on health and wellness.  It has also been very successful financially, providing needed “wellness” equipment for students and allowing the school to offer several scholarships to Bowling Green High School seniors who attended DMES in elementary school.Register at

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.

Future Purples: Pre-Registration March 30 - April 3

Kindergarten and Preschool Pre-Registration for 2015-2016 will be held March 30 - April 3, 2015 in all five Bowling Green elementary schools. Kindergarten students must be 5 years old by October 1 to enroll.

  • Click here for kindergarten enrollment requirements and documents that, unless otherwise noted, should be on file at the child's school by August 5, 2015.
  • Click here to learn more about preschool eligibility for three and four year old students and enrollment requirements.

Students to Compete in County Spelling Bee

Six students from Bowling Green City Schools will compete in the county-wide spelling bee to be held at St. Joseph School on Tuesday, February 10th at 6:00 p.m.  School winners competing include Jasmine Stonebreaker, a 5th grader from T. C. Cherry Elementary, Madison Bonner, a 4th grader from Dishman McGinnis, Alex Minter, a 4th grader from W. R. McNeill, Jake Compton, a 5th grader from Potter Gray, Keriah Cofer Brit, a 5th grader at Parker-Bennett-Curry, and Darby Tassell, a 7th grader from Bowling Green Junior High. The county winner will advance to compete in the Ford Motor Company Kentucky Derby Festival Spelling Bee on Saturday, March 21, 2015. 

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.

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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.

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School Veterans Day Recognition Programs

W. R. McNeill Elementary, T.C. Cherry Elementary and Bowling Green Junior High held Veterans Day programs on Tuesday, November 11. The events were student-led and featured patriotic songs, poems and guest speakers honoring the service of Veterans. Click here to view the photo gallery with photos from the three programs.

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.

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Mobile Market Visits Dishman McGinnis

The Community Farmers Market's Mobile Market made a stop at Dishman McGinnis Elementary on October 23. Students learned the benefits of eating fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables from Polly Produce, then shopped the market for seasonal produce to take home. Click here to view photo gallery.

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:

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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.

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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!

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96 Mentors Meet Students at DMES

Dishman McGinnis kicked off their Mentoring Program on August 27 with 96 community volunteers matched with elementary students. The goal of the program is for individuals to build positive relationships with children by visiting 20-30 minutes at least twice monthly. Mentors do not focus on academics, but serve as a positive role model and friend.

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Itty Bitty Purples Registration Event: July 2

Bowling Green City Schools are registering three and four-year-old children for the preschool program, offered free of charge at Parker-Bennett-Curry, Dishman McGinnis and T. C. Cherry Elementary Schools. Parents of three and four year olds interested in attending preschool are invited to attend a Registration Event on Wednesday, July 2 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Parker-Bennett-Curry and   T. C. Cherry Elementary Schools.

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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

STLP State Championship
Out with the Old in with the New Dishman McGinnis

Dishman McGinnis Cuts Ribbon on New School

Bowling Green City Schools opened a new Dishman McGinnis Elementary on August 6, 2014. Located at 375 Glen Lily Road, the school is on the former L. C. Curry Elementary site and replaced the former Dishman McGinnis on Old Morgantown Road. The school held a building dedication and community open house on Sunday, August 17, 2014. 

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Preschool Registration Ongoing

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.

Schools Participate in Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

Students in 137 Kentucky elementary schools, including T. C. Cherry, Dishman McGinnis, and Parker-Bennett-Curry, will enjoy fresh produce in the 2014-15 school year as part of a federal Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) implemented through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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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 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.

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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.