Bowling Green Tourney Update: (Wednesday Games) We will make a decision later today if games will be played tonight. Check back later.
7 days ago, Matt Chance
BGR-1 Families, School will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, January 25th, due to forecast severe weather. It is our hope that this advanced notice gives our families time to plan yet this evening. Be sure to check the various school Facebook pages and websites for communication about after school activities. Be safe out there!
7 days ago, Matt Frederickson
Snow Day
High School Announcements for January 18th - 1. Sophomores visit Pike-Lincoln Tech Center Students with a last name beginning with A-J will go in the morning (8:10-10:00) Students with a last name beginning with K-Z will go in the morning (1:15-3:00) 2. CAT time meeting- All softball players from this year there will be a meeting in the Gym. 3. Are you interested in investing money? Would you like to know how to make money in the Stock Market? If so, then playing the Stock Market Game is for you! In this simulation, students invest $100,000 over the course of 3 months. Whatever high school team that makes the most in this period of time can win state awards. Come to Mrs. Frederickson's room located in the glass hallway by the MS gym during CAT time Thursday to find out more. 4. FFA Meeting will be taking place this Thursday from 5-7. A Short Meeting, followed by a Movie Night in the Auditorium. 5. FFA Chapter Picture will be taking place Friday, during CAT Time. Official Dress is required to be in the picture. If you need to borrow anything, talk to Mr. Waddell.
13 days ago, HS Office
Join us Tuesday, January 17 at 6:00 pm for the ribbon cutting of the new FEMA Safe Room at Frankford Elementary. This is a great opportunity for the public to see this wonderful addition for the Frankford community and school! Refreshments will be served followed by the Board of Education meeting at 6:30 which all are welcome to attend. We look forward to seeing you there. As always, the public is invited to view all board agendas at this link: https://go.boarddocs.com/mo/bgr1sd/Board.nsf/Public
15 days ago, Matt Frederickson
Ribbon Cutting
Because of forecasted weather, Toys for Tots and Salvation Army boxes will be distributed Wednesday Dec 21 NOT Thursday Dec 22 with the same appointment times as listed on your postcard.
about 1 month ago, Bowling Green R-1 School District
The BGHS Opaa! Kitchen is so Excited to start using our new double stacked convection Oven!
2 months ago, Opaa! Food Service
17,000 oven grant awarded
Recently, our Meats Team representing our FFA department presented to our Bowling Green R-1 School Board about their recent experience winning first place at state and 14th in national competition out of 169 contestants from 43 states. Advisor Matt Graves; Alex Holmes, silver individual; Emma Craig, gold individual; Bailey Graves, silver individual; Megan Niemeyer, gold individual Bronze, silver, and gold ratings are given to teams and individuals based upon placings. Congratulations to the Meats team and thank you for representing us so well and making us proud! #BGBOBCATPRIDE
2 months ago, Matt Frederickson
Meats Team
Meats Team
Meats Team
The Bobcats will travel to Layafette County next Saturday for a 1:00 pm start. More information coming early next week.
3 months ago, Matt Chance
Tomorrow, November 11, we celebrate Veterans Day, and honor the 25 million Americans, living Americans, who have served in our Armed Forces. Veterans Day is an opportunity to honor our veterans for their love of country and the sacrifices that our service members and their families have made in order to keep America safe. Their bravery, their resourcefulness, and their patriotism mark them as our nation’s finest citizens. We as a nation have honored the ideals and values veterans stood for and defended, and I am extremely proud of the way our middle school has continued this very important tradition. Please remember to accompany your veteran to our program at the BGMS gymnasium tomorrow for lunch. I you have not already registered, just call the BGMS office ASAP to let them know you will be coming. We will start serving our veterans and their guests at 11:15 a.m. with a wonderful program to follow! You will also enjoy the Patriot Pen essays written and presented by our students, along with other elements of this program that is all student led. Help us in making sure all of our local veterans are able to be honored during this very important program. All of our schools are doing some sort of showcase, including everything from a wall of honor at Frankford Elementary to lessons in our classrooms. Thank you to our Veterans in our community and our staff member Veterans as well! We will never be able to repay the sacrifices you have made for all of us.
3 months ago, Matt Frederickson
Tackle Hunger #BGBOBCATPRIDE
4 months ago, Matt Frederickson
Tackle Hunger
National School Lunch Week is Next Week! Participate in all the Fun Activities and watch for Pictures of the FUN on Social Media! #NSLW #OPAA #FUNWITHPURPOSE
4 months ago, Opaa! Food Service
National School Lunch Week Oct 10-14
A Big Thank You to Jerry Epperson and Cornet Chop Suey along with the Raintree Arts Council for providing a wonderful music performance for an assembly today at the BGHS gymnasium, and for letting the Superintendent sit in! :) If you are interested in hearing Cornet Chop Suey, check them out at the Apple Shed in Clarksville on September 24th from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. You will no doubt have a great time!
5 months ago, Matt Frederickson
Cornet Chop Suey
Cornet Chop Suey
Cornet Chop Suey
Cornet Chop Suey
We still have a few tickets available in the Left Field Box for the game on Friday night, if you would like to come and cheer on a surging Cardinals ballclub and our own BG Choir students. They will be singing "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" at the Seventh Inning Stretch! Call or come by the BGR-1 Central Office to purchase. $20 a ticket. Let's fill the stands with BG and Cardinals RED! #BGBOBCATPRIDE
5 months ago, Matt Frederickson
BG Choirs at the Cardinals
BG Choirs at the Cardinals
BG Choirs at the Cardinals
We enjoyed having Todd Whitaker with us today at our back to school staff meetings! We LOVE the reminders around what GREAT teachers do differently and how to set ourselves up for success this year. Todd is one of the nation’s leading authorities on staff motivation, teacher leadership, and principal effectiveness, Todd has written over 60 books including the national best seller, What Great Teachers Do Differently. Other titles include: Dealing With Difficult Teachers, Ten-Minute Inservice, Your First Year, What Great Principals Do Differently, Motivating & Inspiring Teachers, and Dealing With Difficult Parents. Todd is married to Beth, also a former teacher and principal and Bowling Green native, who is currently a faculty member of educational leadership at the University of Missouri and professor emeritus at Indiana State University. They are the parents of three children; Katherine, Madeline, and Harrison. http://www.toddwhitaker.com/index.php As a reminder, 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, and we have extended the deadline until August 17 for purchase. Please make plans to get yours and support our Bobcat Singers by contacting our choir teachers or the BG Central Office! #BGBobcatPride
6 months ago, Matt Frederickson
BGR-1 School District Back to School and Board Breakfast
BGR-1 School District Back to School and Board Breakfast
BG Choirs at the Cardinals
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/
6 months ago, Matt Frederickson
BGR-1 School District
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
6 months ago, Matt Frederickson
BG Choirs at the Cardinals
Our BGR-1 teachers are selfless, dedicated, and caring individuals who devote themselves to the well-being and progress of our students. During this Tuesday, May 3 on National Teacher Appreciation Day, and throughout National Teacher Appreciation Week, we honor educators who touch the lives of students across America and who are essential to building the future of our community. Thank you, teachers!
9 months ago, Matt Frederickson
Teacher Appreciation Week 2022
"The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) announced today the school districts and individual school buildings that earned the 2022 Missouri Purple Star designation — the first ever for the State of Missouri. This designation is awarded to military-friendly schools that have demonstrated a major commitment to students and families connected to our nation’s military." As a person who grew up in a military home and who raised children in a military home, this is of particular importance to me. Within the Bowling Green R-1 School District, we have students whose parents serve in the active duty military and the National Guard and reserves. 2022 Purple Star School Districts: • Bowling Green R-I School District • Miller R-II Schools • Plato R-V • Waynesville R-VI School District #BGBOBCATPRIDE https://www.facebook.com/MOEducation/posts/299062929080011
9 months ago, Matt Frederickson
DESE Purple Star News Release
Administrative Professionals Week (APW) is celebrated annually during the last full week in April and the Wednesday is designated “Administrative Professionals Day”. Jayne, Connie, Kelly, Ann, Tina, Melissa, Ellen, Jill, Sasha, and Peggy, we are thankful for you! #bgbobcatpride
9 months ago, Matt Frederickson
APW photo
BGR-1 Families: As a reminder, five Bowling Green R-1 citizens have filed their candidacy for two positions on the BGR-1 Board of Education. The positions are for three-year terms, and Election Day is April 5, 2022 (tomorrow). As part of their filing process, the candidates were asked to provide their own biographical information so that voters in the district may learn more about them. This information about each of the five candidates has been published for the last several weeks on our district webpages, in order of filing as their names will appear on the ballot: https://www.bgschools.k12.mo.us/page/school-board-election-candidates Also, our Community Teachers Association facilitated a Meet the Candidate Night last month, where candidates were able to respond to questions and share about their vision for the BGR-1 School District. To access a recorded version of this event, navigate to: https://fb.watch/cb6WZDbM3n/ We hope that our community members come out and vote tomorrow, and we thank you for our support of our school district and our students! #BGBOBCATPRIDE
10 months ago, Matt Frederickson