Summer School at Bowling Green Elementary will be Free of Charge for children under the age of 18. Summer School starts May 30th to June 23rd Breakfast will be served from 7:45 am to 8:15am Lunch will be served from 11 am to 12:45pm
Summer School at Frankford Elementary will be Free of Charge for children under the age of 18. Summer School starts May 30th to June 23rd Breakfast will be served from 7:45 am to 8:15am Lunch will be served from 11 am to 11:30 am
General Obligation Bonds, Series 2023
Employment Opportunities: GROUND KEEPERS The Bowling Green R-I School District is accepting applications for Grounds Keeper. Contact the Superintendent’s Office, 700 W. Adams, Bowling Green, MO for an application. Phone 573-324-5441. EOE CUSTODIAN The Bowling Green R-I School District is accepting applications for a custodian for full-time evening position with benefits. Contact the Superintendent’s Office, 700 W. Adams, BowlingGreen, MO 63334 for an application. Phone 573-324-5441. EOE
Please make plans to attend if you need an updated physical for sports or marching band. Physicals are required every two years.
The Bowling Green R-I School District is accepting applications for a custodian for full-time evening position with benefits. Contact the Superintendent’s Office, 700 W. Adams, Bowling Green, MO 63334 for an application. Phone 573-324-5441. EOE
Prop S Voting Reminder As a reminder, Tomorrow, April 4, Bowling Green R-1 Schools will ask voters to consider a request to issue general obligation bonds in the amount of $8.75 million for the purpose of completing projects that will impact all schools in the district. Don't Forget to VOTE!
BGR-1 Families and Staff, I am writing to let you know that after watching the weather briefing for our area this morning, I am making the decision to dismiss students at noon today, Friday, March 31, due to incoming severe weather. The severe weather threat has been elevated for our area and north to Severe and with the potential of tornado outbreaks. Schools North of us have followed suit, unless they have a large enough tornado safe room to accommodate all of their students. While we have a safe room like this in Frankford now, we do not for the BG area. Please watch for announcements from individual schools regarding after school or evening activities as this storm unfolds. Thank you for your understanding, and stay safe. Matt Frederickson, PhD Superintendent
I know that many in their lifetime used something like this picture for “Duck and Cover” exercises in their classroom (as I did as well.) Somehow, I always felt that this just would not be enough when I needed protection. Just in my lifetime, there have been tornado deaths in schools in Orrick, Missouri; Belvidere, Illinois; Clearwater, Florida; Newburgh, New York; Grand Isle, Louisiana; Enterprise, Alabama; and Moore Oklahoma, but going back further in history we know of school deaths in St. Louis, MO; Poplar Bluff, MO and a tri-state tornado that killed 69 students in nine schools including within Missouri. And, we all remember the destruction in Joplin, Mo (thankfully, students were not present at the time) where five schools were completely destroyed and four others were damaged by the F5/EF5 tornado. Very recently, the Goodman, Missouri elementary school was destroyed by an EF2 tornado. While we have done much with raising awareness, (with bringing the KMOV Storm Team to BGHS to share information and broadcast their weather program), and doing drills and training, and with writing grants to help fund a storm safe shelter and tornado siren in Frankford, we have much more to do. (We have applied for grants for the BG campus, but FEMA did not award those.) It is important to note that at our BGHS, it is very difficult to find places to shelter with all of the glass in the hallways. We have to make use of bathrooms and locker rooms. As your superintendent responsible for the safety of all of our students while at school, this has been a sense of urgency for me since day one. The Joplin School District has built 14 safe rooms since 2011, when 161 were killed in their community. And, all new buildings built as schools in Missouri are required by law to have a tornado safe room moving forward. Prop S (a NO TAXRATE INCREASE BOND ISSUE on the ballot on April 4) plans to build a large tornado safe room as an expansion to the MS and HS library and includes a tornado safe room within a newly constructed Early Childhood Center that would have enough capacity to shelter not only our early childhood students, but also those at the nearby Learning Center. Also, in my lifetime, there have been nearly 2,000 school shooting incidents with the greatest numbers in 2019 with 119, 2021 with 249 and 2022 with about 300. Again, we have done quite a bit with eliminating some exterior doors, adding buzz-in doors at every school entrance, adding updated fire rated classroom doors with locking mechanisms, adding transaction windows within the entrance vestibule at both elementary schools, adding bullet resistant film on exterior glass, updating our alarm system, and have started acquiring bulletproof white boards (like the one we showed on TV when Alex Fees came to do a story that then aired on NBC found here: https://tinyurl.com/39z8w6h3 ). We have also added a School Resource Officer and have raised awareness through ALICE training and drills, where we are using a new accountability application on our devices ensuring all students are accounted for in a more efficient process. Prop S will add transaction style vestibule entrances at the Middle School and the High School (like we have at our elementary schools) and we will be able to more closely monitor those who wish to gain access to those schools and implement a visitor management system district-wide. We also plan to add fencing to totally enclose playgrounds at Frankford and Bowling Green Elementary Schools and behind the High School, where we will also add an electronic gate with buzz in access to the AG area. While we also plan to do upgrades for ADA compliance at Central Office and on our playgrounds, and increase service in our free tuition Pre-School from 2 classrooms to seven (adding capacity for potential tuition based daycare options) with more capacity and appropriate facility needs, and upgrading the roof and paving the emergency road at Frankford Elementary, but the school safety upgrades are first and foremost on our minds and central to this No Tax rate Increase Bond Issue.. Many might not know that in addition to the 29 years of fulltime service in education, I also served for 25 years in active duty and national guard settings in the military. In fact, someone has served in every generation of my family going back to the Revolutionary War, including the newest generation with my own two sons. Maybe that is where the sense of urgency comes from when planning for any potential uncertainty and ensuring our students are safe. It becomes a mindset…and one I do not take lightly. To Train and Prepare… But, it is really all of our responsibility. I do hope you will make time to vote this Tuesday, on April 4 where Prop S (Proposition: Students) is on the ballot and is a NO TAXRATE INCREASE Bond Issue. See video for more information: https://tinyurl.com/msszfx4y Thank you and stay safe with weather coming in tomorrow night! Stay vigilant!
High School ELA Teacher Bowling Green High School is seeking a qualified candidate for an ELA teacher for the 2023-2024 school year. Qualifications for this position include the following: Must hold or be eligible for certification in the area and successful completion of a background check. Extra duty and/or other coaching assignments may be available with this position. This position will remain open until May 30, 2023 or until a suitable candidate has been hired. Interested candidates should obtain an application by using the following website: https://bowlinggreen.cloud.talentedk12.com/hire/Index.aspx Please complete the application packet as instructed. For questions about this position, please contact Bowling Green High School Principal Larry Lagemann at (573) 324-5341 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Bowling Green R-I School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer who fully and actively supports equal access for all people, regardless of Race, Color, Religion, Gender, Age, National Origin, Veteran Status, Disability, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity or Expression. We prohibit Retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination.
Opaa! Kitchen Staff Career Opportunities. There are multiple Kitchen Ladies retiring this year, and I would like to hire and train new staff before the end of the year.
District Employment Opportunities for the following positions. Part-Time Title Reading Teacher, Grades 6-12 Math Intervention Teacher, Frankford Elementary Teacher, For more information please visit https://www.bgschools.k12.mo.us/page/employment
On April 4, Bowling Green R-1 Schools will ask voters to consider a request to issue general obligation bonds in the amount of $8.75 million for the purpose of completing projects that will impact all schools in the district. If voters approve the request, there will be no increase to the district’s debt service property tax levy, which is currently 50 cents per $100 of assessed valuation of real estate and personal property. Learn more at by viewing this video: https://youtu.be/1RRPmlewsQw or navigate to: https://www.facebook.com/saferbgchildren on Facebook or https://www.instagram.com/citizensforsaferbgr1children/ on Instagram
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has released the statewide Annual Performance Reports (APRs) for the 2021-22 school year. APRs demonstrate the progress local education agencies (LEAs) and their individual buildings are making toward meeting the Standards and Indicators in the sixth version of the Missouri School Improvement Program (MSIP 6). We are EXTREMELY proud of how well the Bowling Green R-1 School District performed within the first year of this new accountability system. For 2021-2022, our district was one of the top two scoring districts in all of Northeast Missouri, and among the TOP 5 of school districts our size in the entire state! (This is compared against the 36 school districts with enrollments of 1000-1500). One of the factors that contributed to these scores was the highest graduation rate in recent history, having an ACT composite score among the top two performing districts in NEMO, and improvement in many areas of student achievement. We have accomplished this while being one of two school districts with the lowest tax rates in all of NEMO. The Department has issued the following news release: Missouri Releases 2022 Annual Performance Reports (https://dese.mo.gov/missouri-releases-2022-annual-performance-reports) MSIP is the state’s system for reviewing and accrediting/classifying LEAs. It outlines expectations for school practices and student outcomes, with the goal of each student graduating ready for success in college, career, and life. Key changes in MSIP 6 include: • Differentiating the performance of public schools and LEAs along a continuum • Providing accessible and actionable information about schools and LEAs • Empowering local boards of education to improve and innovate by adding a Continuous Improvement component • Emphasizing the importance of academic performance by holding public schools equally accountable for status and growth • Focusing on the preparation and well-being of each student at all levels “MSIP 6 is designed to distinguish the performance of schools and LEAs in meaningful ways to help identify areas in need of support and recognize models of excellence,” said Commissioner of Education Margie Vandeven. “For the release of this pilot year data, we encourage stakeholders, including community partners and families, to focus less on the APR score and more on the underlying data to learn how they may better support student learning.” Because MSIP 6 is a new system with different scoring, it is inaccurate to compare an LEA’s 2022 APR score to previous years. The accreditation/classification of LEAs under MSIP 6 will begin in the 2023-24 school year. APR data can be viewed in two ways — a more visual representation of the data or the standard tabular/spreadsheet version. View the APR section on the MSIP 6 webpage for more details and website navigation directions. (https://dese.mo.gov/quality-schools/mo-school-improvement-program)
Tomorrow is the first day of National School Breakfast Week! Dress in Safari Gear 🌿
BGR-1: Last Tuesday, at our monthly board meeting, the BGR-1 School Board voted to approve our calendar for next school year. For your planning purposes, we are sending the calendar out for you to have for your records. Navigate here: https://tinyurl.com/4uh6tce8
School counselors help students in more ways than you may know. This week we celebrate them as a part of National School Counseling Week 2023. Every student deserves a school counselor to help with academic achievement strategies, managing emotions and applying interpersonal skills, and planning for postsecondary options. School counselors are #HelpingStudentsDreamBig.
Bowling Green Tourney Update: (Wednesday Games) We will make a decision later today if games will be played tonight. Check back later.
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!
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.