Category: 2015-2016 Archives

Baseball Tryouts

Baseball Tryouts

Baseball tryouts By Grace Forbes Baseball is a popular sport for boys to play. Since the baseball season at Bowling Green Junior High School is right around the corner, and many boys are trying out to be on the team. The coach, Lukas Forbes, has lots of faith for the boys playing this season. The tryouts were at Hobson fields for any 6th, 7th, or 8th grade boy wanting to try out. The tryout included drills, running, hitting, and catching. The boys who made the team are especially excited at the thought of playing in the fun, upcoming games this season. These boys are going to try their best and work their hardest to make this a successful season. Evan Spader, an 8th grader who tried out this and last year states that the games he is most excited about are BG vs South Warren, Drakes, and Brentwood Academy. Evan...

School Dances: fun or a waste?

School Dances: fun or a waste?

School Dances: fun or a waste? By Sara Bush School Dances here at Bowling Green Junior High School are usually held for a particular holiday or event. They are located in the gym, and all the students are invited to join for a couple hours, filled with dancing, music, food, and other activities. Several people around the school help plan these events. BGJHS usually hosts around a handful of dances a year. They consist of Fall dances, Christmas dances, Valentine Day dances, and Spring dances. “I wanted to go because it was my first middle school dance,” said Jaimeson Talley, a sixth-grader at BGJHS. In general, more of the younger kids go to the school dances rather than the older students such as eighth graders. The music has all the students dancing, and they attend and eat for an affordable price. “You can come and eat for the same price...

Spread the Red

Spread the Red

Spread the Red By Ruthie Kesri On January 21, 2016, Western Kentucky University held its annual Spread the Red basketball game. This is the fifth year the Spread the Red game was held. The game is held as an ‘Education Day’ to inspire students to work hard every year. Over 2,000 students were invited to attend and over 1,000 showed up to the game. The Bowling Green High School band performed during the game, and many people who attended enjoyed it. “I thought it was really fun, and I’m glad I got to go with my friends,” said Ashtyn Browning, a sixth grader at BGJHS. This year, there was a new rule put in for students who attended the game; they had to remain in their seats and only leave during half time. However, they could acquire special permission from their teachers to leave for bathroom breaks. This rule was...

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...

Allison’s Blog

Allison’s Blog

Converse Girls and boys at our school wear Converse. You can get low tops and high tops. The high tops are $55.00 and the low tops are $50.00. They go with anything. You can get different colors like light grey, dark grey, red, black, and white. You can buy them at Trade Home, Journey, Shoe Carnival, and you can order them from Converse.com. “They are cute and they go with everything,” says Kylee Gregory, an 8th grader.

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...

Allison’s Smith

Allison’s Smith

Ivory Ella Ivory Ella is a new brand that girls are wearing to Bowling Green Junior High School. There are different styles and colors. There are jackets, short sleeve, long sleeves, and necklaces, but at BGJHS most people wear the long sleeves. The long sleeves are $31.00. 10% of net products go to the elephants. People get the shirts because they are cute and it helps save elephants. You can get them on their website, http://ivoryella.com/. “They are really cute and there are a bunch of different styles,” said Kylee Gregory, an 8th grader at BGJHS. Photos by Emma Bennett

IOS 9 update

IOS 9 update

IOS 9 update By: Antonio Hernandez IOS 9 is the new and improved update for the IPhone. This new update has approximately 23 new features to share and talk about. For instance: it turn lists into checklists, people can now view inside the apps without clicking it, and now you can sketch your thoughts. These are just a few new features out of many. One brand new feature is that you can turn lists into a personal checklist. To make your lists into a checklists tap it to create bullets which should make it into a checklists.Then it can be about anything, such as a grocery lists or a personal chores lists. It can be anything. Then just check off items as you finish them. It could also be a daily reminder so anyone doesn’t forget to do things and end up being late. Another feature to get excited about...

Allison’s Blog

Allison’s Blog

Pearls Girls all over our school are wearing different pearl bracelets and necklaces. There are also have rings and earrings. They range in prices by how many pearls there are. Also, you can get different color leather, like brown or black. You can buy them at Heart Strings, Apricot Lane, or order them from Seaside Pearls. “They are cute and they go with anything!” says Kylee Gregory, an 8th grader at BGJHS.