PARENTS: Internet Safety Links & Information
Posted On: Friday, September 12, 2014
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.
STUDENTS: Share Info about Digital Citizenship and Win!
Posted On: Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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!
BGISD Technology Showcase: April 17
Posted On: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
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.
Final Two Make-Up Days Set
Posted On: Tuesday, March 18, 2014
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
Posted On: Wednesday, March 5, 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
Posted On: Wednesday, February 26, 2014
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.
President's Day To Be Used as Make-Up Day
Posted On: Tuesday, January 14, 2014
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.
Inclement Weather Communication Plan
Posted On: Tuesday, December 3, 2013
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.
Students Set to Attend Spread the Red Education Game
Posted On: Tuesday, December 3, 2013
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.
2014-15 Academic Calendar Options Presented
Posted On: Wednesday, November 6, 2013
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.
School Computer Lab Hours Extended
Posted On: Tuesday, September 9, 2014
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.
Summer Feeding Program Available June 2-July 25
Posted On: Thursday, May 8, 2014
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.
Summer Activities Fair: Thursday, April 24
Posted On: Monday, April 21, 2014
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.