Category: 2015-2016 Features

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...

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...

New Year, new you

New Year, new you

New Year, new you By Grace Tweedy It’s time to welcome the New Year because 2016 is here! 2015 has already come and gone, and everyone is excited to make this year just as great as the last. Students at Bowling Green Junior High School celebrate this holiday in many different ways. “We get apple cider, stay up late, and watch the ball drop,” said Emma French, a sixth grader at BGJHS. It is very popular to watch the New Year’s Rockin’ Eve show while the ball drops in Times Square in New York City. It provides performances from popular artists. Millions of people watch this show all over the country every year as a tradition. It is also a tradition that everyone makes a New Year’s Resolution that states what an individual will complete to make themselves a better person. “My resolution is to try and keep my grades...

Playing Anne Frank

Playing Anne Frank

The story of Anne Frank has touched many hearts. It’s a story that highlights the struggle people faced during WWII. It also shows how Jewish people had to live in hiding in Nazi Germany to survive. One of our very own eighth graders, Caroline Summar, is playing Anne Frank with BGOnstage in a production of the show on February 18th and 19th, 2016, in Van Meter Hall on Western Kentucky’s University at 6:30. “It’s kind of nerve wracking to play Anne Frank because you have to portray a character that is so important in life and in history,” said Caroline. BGOnstage is a theater company that has been rising to popularity recently and is run by Elise Charney and Ellen Lawrence. They have many upcoming auditions for shows such as Sweeney Todd, The Hobbit, and The Magic Treehouse. You can find their website on bgonstage.org. Melissa Joiner, an eighth grade...

Pride Rewards

Pride Rewards

Pride Rewards By: Sara Kate Bush Pride rewards here at Bowling Green Junior High School occur at the end of each quarter. Students with no write ups or any disciplinary errors are invited to attend. However, if a student has a disciplinary error, they are not allowed to; but, if their behavior improves, they will get to go on the next pride quarters reward. Each grade has something different each quarter; such as, sixth graders went to Jackson’s Orchard, and the seventh graders were planning on going to Lost River Cave; but, they were not able to go there due to the bad weather. Instead, they stayed back and watched movies. The eighth graders planned to have a trip to the park, but the weather also prevented them from going. “I like pride rewards since we get to have a time off from work and get to spend time with...

Festival spreads diversity among all

Festival spreads diversity among all

Festival spreads diversity among all By: Erin Mcallister On Saturday, September 6th, the International Festival was held at Circus Square Park. People were lined up to attend this festival that displays a variety of cultures, countries, performances, foods, and items. At the beginning of the festival, it was cloudy and rainy, but the sky cleared up and brought heat and sunlight. There were hundreds of people who all came together to enjoy this event.Some of the many performances were: a woman from China dancing, kids doing Taekwondo, and a Bosnian song. Bill Hockensmith, a Scotland representative, has worked at the festival for years. When asked about how he feels about spreading his history to everyone, “I feel very proud. And also I like to help people learn their own history because then they can internalize and take it home and feel pride,” Hockensmith said. Hockensmith has a painting with countless...

BGJHS’ diversity and culture continues growing

BGJHS’ diversity and culture continues growing

BGJHS’ diversity and culture continues growing By: Grace Tweedy Many “wows” and laughter filled Bowling Green Junior High’s auditorium on Thursday, September 10, 2015. The sixth graders enjoyed having performers come from Western Kentucky University’s Confucius Institute and, they shared some of their Chinese culture with our school. The Institute started in April of 2010 and has the goal of spreading the Chinese language and culture throughout Kentucky. This group also visited BGJHS during the 2013 school year. Terrill Martin, the managing editor, and Zhang Qin, a teacher at the Confucius Institute, produced and directed the show. They started working with the performers that Tuesday. This show has also visited many schools in the area, and they plan to continue touring in Louisville. The performance offered many tricks to amuse the crowd. A few basic tricks such as making water disappear through a newspaper were used, but it had an...