Bowling Green High School

Newsletter September 25, 2015


This week all freshmen, sophomores, and juniors took a full-length mock ACT exam under the same rules imposed by the actual test and we could not be prouder of the way they worked and conducted themselves. The exam is going to serve a multitude of purposes by providing students with detailed feedback about their strengths and weaknesses in English, math, reading, and science while also providing teachers more information than they have ever had before to help work with their students. State law requires all 11th graders to take the real ACT in March of their junior year. This mock test provides our students with genuine practice for a highly important exam that often helps determine scholarship award money as well as 2-year and 4-year college admissions. We plan on providing this mock exam at the start of each school year which will allow for all of our current freshmen, and all students who follow, to have experience taking at least three full-length practice exams prior to the required March ACT test.

BGHS Raises Two New Flags

On Tuesday morning, BGHS JROTC students retrieved the American flag that has been flying day and night over BGHS for more than a year. The worn flag was brought down ceremoniously and the JROTC students raised a brand new American flag in its place. At the same time, the student also hoisted for the first time in recent history a brand new Bowling Green High School flag with a old gold block H set on a royal purple field.
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Tradition Hall

Calling ALL Alumni, Families, and PURPLES!

We are excited to announce we are in the planning stages of transforming one entire hallway of BGHS into ‘Tradition Hall’ which will showcase our school’s long and rich history and culture. A lot of work has already been done to make this happen but WE NEED YOUR HELP! If you are a BGHS Alumni, parent of an Alum, or you’re a Proud Purple and have things you’d like to donate, we are wanting to talk to you about using these items. We are going to build a hallway full of tradition, spirit, education, memories, and fun- all the things that have made us who we are today. If you have things you would like to donate, permanently or temporarily, to the school, or if you are interested in contributing in any other way, please contact Jonathan Vaughn by email at and he will be able to provide you with more details. Below is a list of things we have in mind, but if you have other items not listed please feel free to let Mr. Vaughn know to discuss these items and your thoughts.

  • Photos
  • Rings
  • Letterman Jackets/Sweaters
  • Sports memorabilia
  • Graduating class photos
  • Musical brochures and flyers
  • Diploma(s)
  • Banners & Signs
  • Yearbooks
  • Other special items

Alumni & Friends - Please Register Here!

The BGISD and BGHS are working to expand our abilities to help students in our district by bringing in alumni, parents, and community members. Such opportunities may include speaking to groups of students, mentoring individual students interested in specific career areas or college fields. The information collected by the Bowling Green Independent School District Foundation, Inc. will be used for purposes of the Foundation and Bowling Green Independent Schools. Information will not be shared.

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Honey on sale this coming Wednesday!

The BGHS Bees have been busy! Get there early for the 2nd annual honey sale! Wednesday, Sept. 30, 11:30 a.m. 16 oz jars are $10, 8 oz. jars are $5. All proceeds go back into the hive project. Come early, supply won't last long!

Attention Freshmen and Juniors!

Freshmen & Junior parents and students can follow Counselor Karen Swiney on twitter for news and scholarship updates here --> @kswiney41.

To receive text updates sign up by following the directions below:

Remind: Freshmen text @ca0e6 to 81010

Juniors text @ca0e6b to 81010

Next Week At-A-Glance: THREE MORE DAYS!

Next week is a three-day week as we begin Fall Break next Thursday.


  • No ACT Reviews. Reviews will begin again after Fall Break.
  • The after-school computer lab is open in the Library from 3:05 to 5:00 pm. (No transportation is provided.)


  • ESS


  • No ACT Reviews today. Reviews will begin again after Fall Break.
  • The after-school computer lab is canceled today only.


  • School is not in session.


  • School is not in session.

Next Week in Athletics:

Sept. 26, Sat. Cross Country – Gatorland Run TBA Phil Moore

Sept. 26, Sat. Boys Golf @ Greenwood Inv. TBA BGCC

Sept. 28, Mon. Boys Soccer vs. Warren East 5:30/7:00 AWAY

Sept. 28, Mon. Boys Golf @ Regional Tourn. 3:30pm Crosswinds

Sept. 29, Tues. Volleyball vs. UHA 5:30/6:30/7:30pm HOME

Sept. 30, Wed. Football (FR) vs, Warren Central 6:00pm HOME

Sept. 30, Wed. Girls Soccer vs. Owen Cath. 5:30/7:00 AWAY

Oct. 1, Thurs. Volleyball vs. Logan Co. 5:30/6:30pm AWAY

Oct. 1, Thurs. Football (V) vs. Grayson Co. 7:00pm HOME

Oct. 1, Thurs. Boys Soccer vs. Warren Central 5:30/7:00 HOME

Apply to be the Scholar of the Week

he Honors College at WKU and WBKO recognize that our highest achieving juniors and seniors are already emerging as tomorrow’s leaders, thinkers, and agents of positive change. To acknowledge this excellence, the Honors College at WKU and WBKO want to feature our students and our high school in the Scholar of the Week recognition program.

The Scholar of the Week segment will recognize two of the area’s top high school students each week throughout the academic year, whose name, high school, and photograph will be broadcast during a WBKO news program. Selected Scholars will also be entered into a drawing for a $1,000 scholarship to attend WKU. Juniors and seniors are invited to apply for this prestigious honor.

Interested students should apply online at by September 30, 2015.

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