Today our students learned about the Book Blast Program, literacy, and the importance of having their own books at home. Tonight, we are asking you to take 7 minutes to help build your child’s home library. Click here to start helping your students and their classmates: http://bookblast.booksarefun.com/BowlingGreenES We’re hoping for 100% participation!
about 15 hours ago, Cory Kessler
BGE Reminder: No School Monday for teacher Professional Development Day. See you all on Tuesday!
16 days ago, Cory Kessler
BGE Parents- Internet and phone lines are down again today. If you need anything please email Jill jrwatts@bgr1.org or Sasha srue@bgr1.org
25 days ago, Cory Kessler
BGE Reminder- Don’t forget to stop by the cafeteria to get a pick up number, check on bus routes, sign up for free or reduced lunch and visit our back to school photo booth!
about 1 month ago, Cory Kessler
BGE Reminder- Meet the Teacher is tomorrow by appointment only. PreK starts at 11:00 and K-5 will begin at 2:30 and will wrap up at 6:30. There are still time slots available for most teachers if you haven't signed up yet. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409044CAAAB29A1F85-2022 Can't wait to see you all tomorrow!
about 1 month ago, Cory Kessler
BGR-1 Family. School starts two weeks from Monday, and we are busy getting ready to welcome our Bobcats back to another year of learning.  Our summer school attendance hit record numbers this summer and we are excited to see so many students continuing their learning over the break.  We are having great movement on all of our summer construction projects in our district, all while our custodians and facility staff are working very hard to prepare our buildings for students to arrive on August 22nd and teachers to return on the 15th.   Workers are finishing the floors in all of the HS and MS gym entrance bathrooms this week, and will set appliances and partitions next week.  New BGHS bleachers were installed with improved safety and functionality and MS and HS gym floors have been sealed and ready to go for another year.  BGE HVAC work is complete replacing 25 year old units, and new roofing at the elementary and middle school is finished.  The BGHS auditorium and entry roofs are complete, and workers are continuing progress on the BGHS North and South wing roofing over the next few weeks. Staff are working on our alarm system and the installation of the new speakers to augment our coverage zones on the BG campus and the Frankford FEMA shelter is coming along with plumbing all roughed in and walls starting to be constructed.  The additional road at Frankford is complete, and we plan to pave that road in the coming year. (As a reminder, we are shooting for a winter break completion timeline on this new facility and will house art and music classes and is large enough to hold the entire student body in case of emergency.)  The BGHS road should be ready for paving next week and the area in front of the field house before our first football game.  The field house roof and the staff daycare roof and fencing are complete and the drain/concrete repair in the BGHS courtyard done.  The benefits for this road are that it improves traffic flow and improves safety by directing traffic away from where students are walking on the sidewalk as student drivers arrive and dismiss, fixing the erosion on the back on the baseball/softball stadiums and correcting storm drainage issues, all while responding to overwhelming feedback on our surveys and focus group meetings from 2017 asking us to create a better, more accessible entrance to the high school, and helps to facilitate a possible future phase of an early childhood center and storm shelter with road access to where it would be placed.  This idea along with the creation of an expanded MS/HS library and storm shelter and finalizing our roof needs at Frankford and the BGHS gym and kitchen and playground upgrades at BGE and Frankford are all items our board is considering in coming phases and will be looking for more input related to these ideas. Our board is working hard to continue to take care of our facilities and provide safe and secure learning environments all while creating opportunities for our students to meet their potential.  They will continue this work at the August 9 work session planning for our future and additional stakeholder feedback opportunities.  In the past four years, we have maintained a balanced budget each year, improved student performance, added additional programs for our students and lowered teacher attrition.  In the last three years alone, teacher attrition has gone from 11% to 8% to 3.5% and is far below state and national averages of 8% and 11% all while maintaining five days a week and consistent learning environments for our students and families.  Our state highway patrol bus inspections assessment rates have gone from 56.5% in 2016 to 65.2% in 2018 to 72% in 2020 to 84% in 2022 as we have been working to gradually modernize our fleet.  (We have four more new buses that have been on order for half of a year and are due to arrive this Fall.)  Our preschool and staff daycare have doubled in size in recent years, and 100% of our seniors that started last school year graduated on time last May as we have worked to increase our graduation rate over the past few years.  We are very thankful to our Bowling Green family and all of those who work to support our students and look forward to input along the way to more continuous improvement from our community this school year.   It is a GREAT day to be a Bobcat! We look forward to seeing our Bobcats on the 22nd!  See pictures of our construction projects progress here:  https://photos.app.goo.gl/ArcG...  Matthew L. Frederickson, PhD Superintendent Bowling Green R-1 School District 700 West Adams Street Bowling Green, MO 63334 Phone: 573-324-5441 Fax: 573-324-2439  http://www.bgschools.k12.mo.us/ Follow me on Twitter at twitter.com/BGSUPT or @BGSUPT For our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/bowlingreenbobcats/
about 2 months ago, Matt Frederickson
BGR-1 School District
2022-23 BGE Online Registration is open for currently enrolled students. Please log in to your parent portal to complete by August 12, 2022. If you can not access the online enrollment please come in on August 9-10 from 8-2 and we will have computers set up and will be here to help. We are doing all enrollment online. In order for your students to go on trips, be on the internet or computers and to be sure your students get to the correct destination for dismissal this needs to be filled out .
about 2 months ago, Cory Kessler
Please make plans to come visit your child's K-5th grade teachers on Thursday, August 18th between 2:30-6:30 (11:00-6:30 for PreK teachers). Click this link to sign up now: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409044CAAAB29A1F85-2022
2 months ago, Cory Kessler
BOWLING GREEN NIGHT AT THE CARDINALS! The choir students from our Bowling Green R-1 District schools will be performing at the Cardinals game the evening of August 26th. Tickets are available for purchase to sit with the BG Family until August 11 for $20. Please make plans to get yours and support our Bobcat Singers! #BGBOBCATPRIDE
2 months ago, Matt Frederickson
BG Choirs at the Cardinals
BGE Reminder: Last day of school on Friday will be an early dismissal at 12:50 PM. There will be no Y Afterschool Program. Please let either your child's teacher or the BGE office know tomorrow (Thursday) about any dismissal changes for the last day. Thanks and have a great summer. ~Mr. Kessler
4 months ago, Cory Kessler
BGE Reminder- K Orientation is tomorrow night from 6-7pm in the MP room. Please spread the word to anyone with a child who will be 5 before August 1st. The event will last the entire hour and we will begin promptly at 6.
6 months ago, Cory Kessler
Don't forget to sign up for Summer Journey at https://forms.gle/KfMJ7f6uHW84TMwD9. The program will run from May 31-June 24, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 pm with transportation available. We will be giving away daily prizes as well as attendance incentives. Students with 100% attendance will receive a $100 gift card, but students can miss up to 2 days and still receive a partial gift card. A video about the summer program can be viewed by clicking on this link: https://catapultmissouri.com/ We look forward to seeing you at summer school and can’t wait to share this exciting experience with our students!!
6 months ago, Margaret Brown
It’s hard to believe we are starting the fourth quarter already! That means Summer School is right around the corner! There will be a couple changes to summer school. Frankford Elementary students will attend BGE. Another change this year is the addition of transportation services for all students within the BG R-1 District! Bus routes and times will be determined after the April 13th enrollment deadline. We are also embarking on the Summer Journey program this year. This program is geared toward each grade level for academics and enrichment opportunities. Packets are going home today with more information. You can sign your child up for Summer Journey by using this link: https://forms.gle/KfMJ7f6uHW84TMwD9. A video about the summer program can be viewed by clicking on this link: https://catapultmissouri.com/ We look forward to seeing you at summer school and can’t wait to share this exciting experience with our students!!
6 months ago, Margaret Brown
SJ
BGE Reminder: PTO Spring Fundraiser forms and money are due tomorrow, Tuesday, March 8th. Thanks for all your fundraising efforts. ~ Mr. Kessler
7 months ago, Cory Kessler
BGE Reminder: Tomorrow is spring picture day. Every student will be photographed and parents decide later if they want to purchase or not. Dress fancy!
7 months ago, Cory Kessler
BGR-1 Families, At our February 24th Board of Education Meeting, the Board approved our 2022-2023 school calendar. After several months working with our calendar committee, we have developed a calendar that honors many requests and follows expectations by our Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and State Statute. Below is a summary of important dates for your planning purposes.​ First Semester August 1-12 New Teacher In-service Days August 15-19-Inservice Days August 22-First day of student attendance September 5th Labor Day/No School September 12-PD/PLC Day September 23-Full Day/Homecoming PD/PLC Day-October 3 October 21 - End of First Quarter October 27-Parent Teacher conferences/ 1 p.m.-7p.m. (No School) October 28 - No School November 7- PD/PLC Day November 23rd-25th- No School December 22nd-End of Semester December 23rd-January 5th Winter Break Second Semester January 6th-Teacher Record Day January 9th - Beginning of Second Semester January 16th- No School- MLK day February 6th-PD/PLC Day February 20th- No School- Presidents day March 6th-PD/PLC Day March 16th-End of Third Quarter March 17th-20th Spring Break April 7th-10th Spring Holiday April 17th-PD/PLC Day May 19th- Graduation- 7 p.m. May 19th-Half day/Last Day of Students/Teacher Records Afternoon Matt Frederickson, PhD Superintendent
7 months ago, Matt Frederickson
BGR-1 2022-2023 Board Approved Calendar
BGE students, join our staff in celebrating "Twosday" on Tuesday, February 22, 2022.
7 months ago, Margaret Brown
"Twosday" Dress Up
There will be a public School Board meeting Thursday February 24th @6:30 p.m. In the central office building. Follow the link below to view the meeting agenda. https://go.boarddocs.com/mo/bgr1sd/Board.nsf/Public
7 months ago, Reese St. Clair
Good afternoon BGE, don't forget Heritage Quilt Squares are due tomorrow Thursday, February 10th. We can't wait to see yours!
8 months ago, Margaret Brown
BGE PTO meeting tonight at 6pm.
8 months ago, Cory Kessler