Category: 2015-2016 Archives

Summer Camps

Summer Camps

Purples Basketball Camp Summer STEM Academy Lady Purples Volleyball Camp   BGHS Summer Cheer Camp Purples Soccer Camp Youth Chef Camp Click here for more information Junior Theatre Camp Camp Invention Summer Arts Magic Camp Summer Arts Theatre Camp Scene-to-music: Musical Theatre Intensive Earth Camp Hot Rods Baseball Camp Showstoppers: Kentucky Music Company Groovy Kids: Kentucky Music Company Manners Camp Sunburst Youth Theatre Camp PTK Show Camp Corvette Museum: Engineer a Robot Camps at the Historic Railpark and Train Museum Crossfit: “Kids Camp” Aviation Camp      

Behind the Court

Behind the Court

Behind the Court  By Priscilla Thong  The Bowling Green Junior High’s Boys and Girls Basketball Team have had a successful season. The girls and boys are dedicated to what they put in their work. The girls make sure that they are always prepared before stepping foot in the gym. “I go home, get ready, warm-up and go to the game,” said Whitaker Buchanan, a 7th grade girl’s basketball player at BGJHS. The girls are just as tough as the boys when competing for the win. When spending time with their teammates before the game, they tend to get excited and hyped for the game in their special place, the girl’s locker room. Keyozden Jones, an 8th grader and girl’s basketball player at BGJHS, said that her teammates get hyped up and sing lyrics from a song called, “All I do Is Win,” to show they have the presumption of their...

Money, Money, Money

Money, Money, Money

Money, Money, Money By Alex Smith At Bowling Green Junior High, in order for classrooms and sports teams to receive money, they hold fundraisers. The Dollar Cart, Fall Dance, Candy Grams, and Halloween Costume Contest are a few examples of some of the fundraisers held. Candy Grams were sold for two weeks before the week of Valentine’s Day.  The Halloween Costume Contest is held every year on the last day of school before Halloween. This year the contest was held October 30, 2015. They benefit our school by raising money for classrooms or equipment. “I would like more bake sales during lunch,” said Madison McCloughan, an eighth grade student at Bowling Green Junior High School. .   Unfortunately, BGJHS cannot have bake sales during the school day due to state laws. Foods sold have to be regulated by Food Service Coordinators. Low fat, reduced fat, and whole grain foods are...

What does it take to be in All-District Band?

What does it take to be in All-District Band?

What does it take to be in All-District Band?  By Jae Foley                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    All-District Band is an opportunity all band students desire, but what does it take to actually be a part of such an amazing experience? Band students have to practice hard and be very prepared for the day auditions come.  “​All-District Band is both a competition and an honor or reward at the same time.  Students from all over the area compete against each other to try and be in this band.  The reward is getting to perform music with other outstanding student musicians with a guest conductor at a beautiful auditorium,” says Kevin Briley, band instructor at BGJHS.  Band is a related arts class period at Bowling Green Junior High School and many band students decided to audition for all-district band. Musicians spent hours practicing at school as well as at home. This is an experience they...

Winter sports at Bowling Green Junior High

Winter sports at Bowling Green Junior High

Winter sports at Bowling Green Junior High By Emma Bennett The 2015-2016 winter sports season is coming to an end, and all of the teams have done very well. Bowling Green Junior High School had a winter sports pep rally to recognize all of the basketball teams.  The boys’ basketball team includes sixth, seventh, and eighth grade boys. The girls have a seventh and an eighth grade team as well. The girls seventh grade team has gone undefeated, and they won their district tournament. The girls eighth grade team finished first in their tournament.  Seventh grade boys team earned second place in their tournament. The boys eighth grade team finished in their district tournament. Both seventh and eighth grade, boys and girls, teams ended their season very well.  “Winter sports are a good idea because they provide a way for kids to stay active during winter,” said Kallie Wood, an...

Apples to apples: new technology

Apples to apples: new technology

   Apples to apples: new technology           By Ella Johnson When Apple Watch’s first came out, it was all people talked about. They were the technology that everyone wanted. In the beginning,  not many students had Apple Watch’s when they first were available. Occasionally, a teacher would sport their Apple Watch at school, like Ann Pollard, the journalism teacher and Dianna Wolf the computer technology teacher here at BGJHS. Students started to ask their parents or grandparents or anyone who would be willing to buy this piece of technology. Soon after that many students received apple watches for Christmas.  “Some of my friends had the Apple Watch and i also saw a commercial that persuaded me about things that i didn’t know it could do,” said Dianna Wolf the computer’s technology teacher at BGJHS.  “I always lose my phone and it helps that the Apple Watches feature some of the apps...

Scattered skittles

Scattered skittles

Scattered skittles By Amalia Duron-Martin  The 7th grade teachers put a skittle lab together for their students to help them better understand their unit on plants during December 2015. Skittles are a go to snack, so why are students using them in science labs?  Ms. King and Mr. Lyne created this lab to build molecules involved in the chemical reactions for photosynthesis and cellular respiration. This lab helps the students visually see and manipulate the candies, which represented atoms. Using hands-on manipulatives helps teaches abstract process and how the Law of Conservation is applied in the biological processes. “This helps me to better understand with a visual, hands on representation on what my science teacher was talking about in class,” said Janiah Edwards, a 7th grader at Bowling Green Jr High School. “I feel like the lab helped me in my science class and was very educational,” said Janiah.  Having...

The 50th Super Bowl

The 50th Super Bowl

The 50th Super Bowl By Antonio Hernandez and Maunil Mullick The 50th Super Bowl is finally here. Each team fighting to earn the ring that classifies the best team out of 32 teams in the league. Only two make it to the Super Bowl. Many compete, but only one can win and have eternal victory. Each round of the playoffs eliminates multiple teams until only one remains as victorious.  It’s all about being able to work together under pressure and make every play count. On the road to the Super Bowl, only twelve teams were in the running. Eight teams played in the first round and after four games had been played, only eight teams remained. The second round grew intense with some close games leaving only four teams left overall. Since it goes from eight teams to four, these games decide who would play in the Super Bowl. The Patriots...

Love love or hate?

Love love or hate?

Love love or hate? By Priscilla T. Valentine’s Day, or Saint Valentine’s Day, is a celebration that’s celebrated on February 14th. At Bowling Green Junior High School, we celebrate Valentine’s Day with candy grams. Also, a Valentine’s Day dance held by BGJHS’ girl’s basketball team.  However, not everyone is a fan of this lovable holiday, many students do not care for it while others look forward to it. When Kallie Wood, eighth-grader at BGJHS was asked “What does Valentine’s Day mean to you?” she replied with, “It’s a scam by candy companies to make more money.”  Some people don’t do anything extra for this desiring day because they simply don’t care. On a brighter note, not all people treat Valentine’s Day as inattentive. “Valentine’s Day is a very special day to show your emotions to that special loved one you have in your life.” said Emerson Pocasangre, an eighth-grader at...

Celebrating a traditional spring holiday

Celebrating a traditional spring holiday

Celebrating a traditional spring holiday By Grace Tweedy It looks like it is that time of year again to start celebrating Easter. Many students and teachers at Bowling Green Junior High School celebrate this holiday in different ways and have different traditions. “My family went to my grandparent’s house, and we had Easter lunch and had an egg hunt with all of the kids in our family,” said Aiden Gantt, a sixth grader at BGJHS. For many, this holiday is represented by the Easter bunny, Easter egg hunts, and family, but this day also celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. “Jesus wanted to die on the cross for us to forgive us for all of our sins,” said Jacob Deglow, an eighth grader at BGJHS. On Easter, most students have the tradition of eating a big meal with their family. Whether it is Easter Lunch or Easter Dinner, it is...