Category: 2017-2018 Archives

Technology in the classroom By: Colin Reed

Today’s society is becoming more technology based with each passing day. With new breakthroughs being made in increasingly smaller intervals, and new products being churned out by large companies increasingly faster, technology is finding its way into the daily lives of almost everyone in the United States. This revolution has found its way not only into the daily lives of adults, but the most treasured sanctuary of a child’s life: the classroom. The technological revolution has swept over schools across the country, and it has hit no school harder than Bowling Green Junior High School. The school continues to spend more money each year on technology, according to John Dempsey, 8th grade principal at BGJHS. “Technology has replaced textbooks in the classroom,” said Dempsey. “I think that the district is justified in spending the amount of money it does on technology, but I wish people would take better care of...

Healthy or Not? By: Jaimeson Talley

School lunches have been a topic of debate for many years. There are many different perspectives between whether school food is healthy or not, as some students bring their own lunches, while some do not. Some believe that school food is healthy, and others don’t. I decided to sit down and really understand how some of our very own BGJHS students and staff members feel about our school lunches and ingredients. Are they really healthy for us to eat?   “On Friday we should get real pizza like Papa John’s or Little Ceaser’s,” said Chappelle Whitney, a seventh grade student at BGJHS. Chappelle is a personal lover of our school lunches provided at our school. He not only likes the cooks, but believes that our school lunches are healthy and appetizing. “I really like the school lunch,” said Alisha Graves, a sixth grade student at BGJHS. Alishia’s favorite lunch is...

¿Debemos tener otra clase de lenguaje? By: Lily Malloy

¿Debemos tener otra clase de lenguaje? By: Lily Malloy

Did that headline catch your eye? Well, if you are one of the many students that don’t speak another language in our school system, you might think that I’m insulting you. But what I’m really asking is, could e have  A foreign language class offered at Bowling Green Junior High School? Another language class in our school would allow students to interact with others around the school that may not speak English or are in a ESL (English Second Language) class. English Second Language classes include people who can’t speak or are learning English, and we would be able to communicate with them since most of the children in that class speak Spanish. Another language in our school could also allow children get help with their future jobs, as employers find applicants with language skills very appealing. Many students, including 8th grader Kerra Gregory, are in favor of adding another...

Authority for the students By: Katie May

Many students wish they could have more voice at Bowling Green Junior High School and how it operates. Student council is a way for students and teachers to organize the school together, and it is returning to BGJHS this year. The program involves students having a say in how the school functions, is organized, and how events are planned. Although the school did not have it last year, the principals and teachers have decided to organize a student council this year. “Mrs. West is wanting the students to have a voice in the different activities and events that we do at the school and to also try to bring the community in as well,” says Ms. Costellow, student council adviser and a sixth grade English teacher at BGJHS. Students will be working side by side with the teachers to generate ideas and plan activities. Student council members will not be...

Proud Hispanic By: Dulcemaria Carrillo

Proud Hispanic By: Dulcemaria Carrillo

The diversity of cultures throughout our school is huge, something that brings us together as a Purple. Culture is the way of living and beliefs of a person. Everyone has different beliefs and ways of living, no matter where students are from. Hispanic Heritage is very common in the U.S.A., but it is also known throughout the whole world. In 1968, Hispanic Heritage celebrations started by lasting a week every year in September. In 1988, twenty years later, the celebration expanded to a whole month dedicated to those who are proud Hispanics. September 15 marks the Independence Day of many Latin American countries such as Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, México, and many others. It particularly celebrates the arts and cultures of many countries which are celebrated in different ways. “On September 15th we do a festival in which we celebrate our independence. We dance all night and...

An “A” for Athena Club By: Jaimeson Talley

The Bowling Green Junior High School Athena Club recently took a field trip to Sky CTC, Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College, on October 19, 2017. The Athena Club is a seventh grade girls association that has had the opportunity to listen to some of the most successful women in Bowling Green. They have met lawyers and non-profit members, Miss Kentucky 2012, and have learned how to live in a positive and successful manner.   “Be a successful person, and hang out with the right people, and it will lead you to a successful future,” said Lily Kate Carver, a seventh grader at Bowling Green Junior High School. Lily Kate, as well as the other members, ate lunch and took a trip around Sky CTC. They had the chance to view the classrooms, as well as the welding area. “You’re not going to make it if you just give up....

Transitioning into the sixth grade By: Hannah Greer & Noor Salman

There are many challenges when it comes to attending a new school, and this is especially true for the incoming 6th graders at Bowling Green Junior High. However, for many sixth graders, this is an exciting change. At BGJHS, students are enjoying a variety of classes, meeting new people, and being exposed to new teaching methods. Although the change in class size seemed to be challenging for some sixth graders, it also gave them a wonderful opportunity to meet new people and make new friends. “It’s easy to make friends because you have more classes and more chances to meet people,” said Maggie Morris, a 6th grader at BGJHS. Many students felt that although the hallways were always crowded with people trying to get to their class, and that the advantages outway the disadvantages. ”There’s a lot of classes, and you get to be with different friends and you don’t...