Bowling Green High School
January 15, 2016
We Stand Together
Izhar's family needs our continual love and support. We put the call out for Purples far and wide and as any family does, we came together. Despite reaching the necessary goal to address immediate expenses, any donation you can give to help further offset funeral and medical expenses would be appreciated. Thank you Purple Nation for caring for our own and for your donation of any amount.
You can contribute at the following link: https://www.gofundme.com/93gkqx6k or
go to any BB&T branch and make a donation by mentioning Hector Morfin, Sr. Acct. 9191, in memory of Izhar.
If you’re interested in helping the PTO provide supper for the teachers next Thursday night, please contact Lisa Freeman by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or at 270-784-8320.
Tonight!! - Chili Supper Before BG v. WCHS Games
The Annual Baseball Bullpen Chili Supper is being held tonight, January 15, from 5:30 -7:30 in the Commons prior to the Purples Basketball game. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased from a baseball player or at the door tonight.
Working Hard on the Weekend: 70 Juniors taking a mock AP Language and Compositions exam last Saturday
Students Celebrating Their College Acceptance Letters with College & Career Readiness Coach Destiny O'Rourke
Art Students Bring Home Major Awards
BGHS has had an outstanding Art program for years but this year may be its best yet! Several students have won prestigious accolades at this year’s Scholastic Art Competition. Two students were even nominated, with a total of three nominations this year, for American Vision Awards. This is a new record for BGHS as we’ve never had three nominations in one year! We won't know how they fair Nationally until March.
Ellan Luna has been nominated twice for a Gold Key in Painting for her work ‘Changes’ and a Gold Key in the category of Drawing and Illustration for her work, ‘Andrew.’
Kalei Valery has been nominated for a Gold Key in the Digital Art category for her work titled ‘The Color of Sadness.’
Ellan Luna (2 Awards and 2 American Vision Award Nominations)
Madeleine Jones (1 Award)
Taylor Rogers (1 Award)
Kalei Valery (1 Award and an American Vision Award Nomination)
Hampton Buchanan (1 Award)
Madeleine Jones (1 Award)
Jeremy Schaefer (1 Award)
Honorable Mention Awards:
Anna Nguyen (1 Award)
Taylor Rogers (1 Award)
Alesis Thomas (2 Awards)
Choir Members Participate in UofL Honor Choir
8 Choir members were invited to participate in the 2016 University of Louisville Honor Choir. Every school was encouraged to submit 8 students for consideration. All 8 of the BGHS kids were accepted!
Purples Speech and Debate
BGHS had two 3rd place team finishes last Saturday at the Greenwood/Warren Central Caveland Classic Swing Tournament at Warren Central High School where the BG team was up against 9 other schools. Swing tournaments are like double headers in the sports world.
Cole Vaughn won 1st place in 5 out of 6 event finishes and the BG squad swept the 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place finishes in Declamation with Chapel Tinius 1st, Catherine Harris 2nd, and Annika Avula 3rd.
The strong individual finishes are:
· Annika Avula—3rd Declamation, 4th Declamation
· Chapel Tinius—1st Declamation (both tournaments), 1st Prose, 4th Prose,
· Catherine Harris—2nd Declamation (both tournaments), 6th POI
· Cole Vaughan—1st Humorous Interpretation (both tournaments), 1st Storytelling (both tournaments), 1st in poetry, 2nd Poetry,
· Josh Hall—Next out (7th) Storytelling
· Sean Compton—5th HI,
· Zack Martin—2nd POI, 3rd POI, 6th Prose (both tournaments), 6th Extemporaneous Speaking
Next week the team travels to Paducah.
The BGHS Speech Team is hosting a Speech Tournament at BGHS on Saturday, January 23.
If you would like to donate any of the following items to assist with the tournament, please contact the Speech & Debate Team Coach Natalie Croney Natalie.Croney@bgreen.kyschools.us on or before Tuesday, January 19.
- fruit or vegetable tray
Purples and Lady Purples Basketball Teams Highly Ranked in State
Congrats to the boys basketball team for being ranked 1st in the 4th region and 15th in the state in the latest Cantrell rankings.
Another big congrats to the Lady Purples basketball team for being ranked 4th in the state in the latest Cantrall ratings.
SGA's Freshman & Sophomore Winter Wonderland Dance
This is semi-formal and a lot of fun!
Friday, February 5, 2016 at the Sloan Convention Center from 7-10pm. The tickets are $10.00 and will be on sale starting January 20th during all three lunches. For any questions please call Olivia Perdue in the YSC.
Students in Mrs. Carrico's class using Chromebooks and an online learning platform called KaHoot, to assess learning in AP Statistics class.
Help Us Congratulate Our Football Team
Beacon Yearbooks Still Available
It's not too late! Order a yearbook online at YearbookOrderCenter.com. Our school number is 17299.
Sales will be open until April but the option for personalization expires next week.
Please reserve your book in advance. A very limited number of extras will be available to purchase in May. The fewer advance orders we have, the fewer books we order.
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TONIGHT - Friday 1/15/2016
– Girls and Boys Basketball v. Warren Central at BGHS
– Baseball Chili Supper (5pm) – BGHS Commons
– Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday – No School
- No After-School Computer Lab
- 3rd Quarter Parent Night, 4-6PM @ BGHS Commons
- (More information forthcoming.)
– ACT Reviews Begin Again
– National ACT (for those registered)
– President’s Day (No School)*
Thursday & Friday 3/10-3/11/2016 - BGISD Mini-Break - NO SCHOOL
- (Tentative Make-Up Days Should There Be Cancellation of School Before These Dates)
So many thoughts to consider from this kind doctor.