Bowling Green High School

Newsletter November 13, 2015

BGHS Salutes Our Military Veterans

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Four Lady Purple Soccer Players Named to 2015 KY All-State Team

Congratulations to these outstanding young ladies!

First Team - Erin Jones

Honorable Mention - Madison Carby

Honorable Mention - Bailey Cross

Honorable Mention - Bailee Sowell

Four Purples Soccer Players Named to 2015 KY All-State Team

Congratulations to these fantastic young men!

First Team - Donald Aviles and Gilio Aviles

Second Team - Arif Smajlovic

Honorable Mention - Ryan Hughes

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Vote for Your 2016-2017 Calendar Options Today

Visit the link below to review the 2016-2017 Calendar Options for Bowling Green Independent Schools, and complete the survey to share your calendar preference. Survey responses will be submitted to the BGISD Calendar Committee and presented to the Bowling Green Board of Education for consideration at the Board Meeting on December 14, 2015.

Please complete the survey by 12:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 17, 2015.

Infinite Campus Parent Portal Changes

If you ever find yourself needing to change your personal and family information for your children at school, BGISD has just opened up the ability for parents to request address/contact/phone/email changes via the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. Only the guardian can make this request.

Cap and Gown Information - Yes...It's already time to talk about Graduation!

Balfour will meet with Seniors on Dec. 2 at 8:45 in the Theatre to discuss cap/gown orders.

Balfour will return Tuesday through Thursday, Dec. 8-10 during lunch to take orders.

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For Anyone Going to Europe in Summer 2016

This meeting is for travelers and their parents; please bring any questions with you that you have about the trip or planning for it. We hope you're already getting excited!

When: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Where: Ms. Lowder's Classroom (E1) at BGHS

Duration: 30 minutes to 1 hour

Topics: We'll discuss some deadline items as well as some preparations you can be making for the trip right now.

Note: Plan on parking in the back lot near auto mechanics and the side door to the English department will be unlocked for you.

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BGHS Speech & Debate Teams Making a Comeback!

BGHS has a LONG history with Speech and Debate. In the late 1960s and 1970s, the Speech & Debate Teams were so big they could fill two buses and go to multiple competitions in the same weekend. Since then, the program has had highs and lows.

After over a decade of near-dormancy, the BGHS Speech & Debate Teams are alive and well after recent showings. The Debate Team placed 2nd at the Trinity North Oldham Tournament October 31, and the BGHS Speech Team brought home 3 top six finishes from a tournament at Larue County High School over the weekend.

The young team, consisting of mostly freshmen and sophomores have been testing their skills on the high school scene. Freshman and 3rd Place All-American, Cole Vaughan, brought home trophies in 3 events--4th Place in Humorous Interpretation, 4th Place, in Poetry, and 6th Place in Storytelling. Vaughn now qualifies for the state tournament in all three events.

Assistant Coach Janet Martin said, “This team shows a lot of promise. They’re young, but within the next few years, Bowling Green will take the state by storm.”

The Purples are taking both their High School and Junior High teams to Henry Clay in Lexington on Nov. 14. The Junior High team, last year’s 5th place team in the state, is likely to make an impressive showing. The high school team expects to have more students advancing to final rounds.

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2015 Area 5 Special Olympics Bowling Tournament

Congratulations to the following students who placed in the Area 5 Special Olympics Bowling Tournament at Southern Lanes on Saturday, October 31. They were among approximately 250 participants from a 20-county region including and surrounding Bowling Green. Prior to the competition, the students practiced several mornings with other students from T.C. Cherry Elementary and Bowling Green Junior High School.
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64 Purples Inducted into National Honor Society

Congratulations to these 64 Purples who were inducted into the National Honor Society on November 1st.

Anna Bachman, Hannah Bain-Selbo, Leigh Ballard, Ellie Bardin, Koji Barnaby, Jessy Brennan, Logan Bowen, Ashley Grace Bragg, Dillon Carlock, Esteban Casana, Cole Chaudoin, Monica Chumbler, Rebecca Counts, Abygail Dallas, Chapman Deaton, Brice Deglow, Alexandra Ducloux, Lee Ann Duncan, Nia Dye, Hunter Eaton, Emily Eaves, Jaycie Folkes, Casey Greer, Emery Howard, Nia Hudson, Caden Jones, Elizabeth Knight, Adrienne Krisher, Brett Lathrem, Suzie Lee, Emily Lindsey, Heather Loid, Ellan Luna, Ben Matthews, Samantha McAllister, Nicholas Meyer, Cherree Miller, Majlinda Mirena, Olivia Moore, Andres Morfin, Carrie Morrison, Lejla Mujcic, Madison Nemec, John Thomas Newman, Schiven Patel, Madisyn Peeples, Rachel Peters, Allen Powell, Will Pride, Andrew Ransdell, Camille Smart, Karen Smith, Aidan Steiner, Garrett Strickler, Sylan Taylor, Sarah Tibbs, Cassie Vaughn, Jackson Vitale, Hannah Walker, Elizabeth Walton, Elizabeth Watts, Corey Wierson, and Mackenzie Wilson

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Happenings Around BG

If you love music, show up to the 4th Annual Acapalooza 2015 - Saturday, November 14

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To Give You An Idea...From 2013 - "The Longest Time"

Acapalooza A CaPurples Serenade "The Longest Time"
Come hear what local A Cappella has to offer! Don't miss this event...we will have the The WKU Treblemakers, Fortissibros, Violettes, Rockapella, G.A.M.M.A. Girls, All-Naturals, Lady AcaPurples, Spartones, Crescendolls, AcaPurples, Sol Sisters, The WKU Redshirts and Vocal Spirit!

Come support kids from Bowling Green High School, South Warren High School, Greenwood High School, The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky and Western Kentucky University!

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Purple Angels

It is once again time for our Purple Angel Program. We have several of our BGHS students on our list for Christmas assistance. If you, your family, your class, your church or civic organization would like to sponsor one of our teens, Misti Carrigan, our Youth Services Coordinator, can email sizes and a small wish list. The guidelines for our program are quite simple. They are:

  1. Please wrap new gifts
  2. Indicate Code # on packages
  3. There is not a minimum/maximum amount to spend.
  4. Please deliver to BGHS YSC by Thursday, Dec. 10

Thank you for your continued support of the Purple Angel Program!

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ACT Late Registration Deadline is next Friday Nov. 20!

If you're interested in taking the December 12, 2015 ACT test, sign up quickly. Normal registration is over but you have one more week for Late Registration. The cost is the regular cost of $39.50 (non-writing version) plus a $25 late fee.
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Boys Basketball Preview Night

The Bowling Green Boys Basketball program is hosting a Bowling Green Basketball Preview Night. Please see the attached flyer for all event information. All boys basketball teams will be introduced and will scrimmage as part of the event. Players, parents, and coaches are selling tickers to the pasta dinner. Thank you for your support!!!
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Mrs. Calhoun's freshmen World Civ. students completed a Veteran's Day activity Wednesday based upon the famous poem "In Flanders Fields" by Dr. John McCrae. They then made their own poppy, engaged in self reflection to appreciate their freedom, and learned about the origins of Veteran's Day and the meaning of the Poppy.

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Hansen Going to Run for UofL

Congrats to Brittney Hansen who signed her National Letter of Intent Wednesday morning to run for Louisville!

STLP Winners McCrary and Manning

Congrats to Jacob McCrary and Michael Manning who are the winners of the STLP Internet Safety Contest for the high school division and a new Chromebook!

Dane Drobocky to Play Football for Michigan

Dane Drobocky has committed to playing football at the University of Michigan as a tight end.

Photo Credit: Joe Imel / BG Daily News

BG Cross Country Makes Strides at State

Madisyn Peeples and Brittney Hansen led our Bowling Green girls to fifth place at the 3A State Cross Country Meet last weekend. Madisyn placed 4th and Brittney placed 7th. What a tremendous year for these young ladies and the entire team!

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BG Daily News Female Athlete of the Week - Madisyn Peeples!

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The Bowling Green Noon Rotary Club continues to support members of its “Giving Hope Adopt-a-Class,” which started five years ago with fifth grade students at Parker-Bennett-Curry Elementary. On November 12th, 2015, Rotarians presented 26 Chromebook computers to the now 10th grade students, as part of a meeting with the students, parents and school officials.

In 2010, the Bowling Green Rotary Club adopted the class of fifth grade students with the promise that if they remained in school, with good standing, and a minimum 2.0 GPA, the Rotary Club would pay for their college tuition and textbooks.

Throughout the program, Rotary Club members continue to volunteer as mentors, meeting regularly with the students individually, as well as interacting at club, community and social events. Most of the student members of the “Adopt-a-Class” have progressed through Bowling Green City Schools and are now tenth graders at Bowling Green High School.

The recent donation of Chromebook computer tablets will assist the students with homework and school assignments. If the students continue successfully in the “Adopt-a-Class” program, the Chromebooks will be theirs to keep.

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Lend Your Expertise & Support Students Today

BGHS has been working to expand our abilities to help students in our district by bringing in alumni, parents, and community members. If you're interested in lending your expertise in ANY area, we'd love to get in touch with you. Want to speak to classes or groups of students - GREAT! Want to mentor individual students interested in specific career areas or college fields- AWESOME! Let us know by clicking the link below.

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- One Last Thought -

“A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.” ― Nelson Mandela

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Next Week At-A-Glance

Monday 11/16:

  • The after-school computer lab is open in the English Lab from 3:05 to 5:00 pm. (No transportation is provided.)
  • "Paying for College" Workshop presented by KHEAA, 6pm in BGHS Theater

Tuesday 11/17:

  • ESS 3:10-4:00 - Transportation is provided.

Wednesday 11/18:

  • The after-school computer lab is open in the Library from 3:05 to 5:00 pm. (No transportation is provided.)

Thursday 11/19:

  • ESS 3:10-4:00 - Transportation is provided.

Friday 11/20:

  • Java House is open before school
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