Dear BGR-1 Family, As we draw to the close of another summer school session and approach the final week of the fiscal year, I find myself reflecting on the incredible journey we've shared over the past seven years. Serving alongside such a dedicated and talented team has been a privilege and a joy. I am humbled to have witnessed and been part of remarkable progress and achievement. Together, we’ve: Secured the only two bond issues passed in the last 50 years, fueling significant improvements and expansion of our facilities. Modernized our bus fleet, reducing the average age of our route buses from 11 years to just 4 before receiving delivery of yet another new bus just yesterday. Elevated student achievement, propelling our state report card score from the middle of the pack before COVID into the top 20% among over 500 districts in Missouri. Enhanced our compensation and benefits, moving our top-end teacher pay from mid-pack among the 58 school districts in Northeast Missouri to the top 15%, and introduced a well-received staff daycare. Maintained fiscal responsibility, achieving a balanced or surplus budget for the majority of these seven years, all while keeping one of the lowest tax rates in the region. Launched the first state-approved K-12 Gifted Program and Project Lead the Way Computer Science program in our district. None of this would have been possible without the steadfast support and visionary leadership of our school board. Their commitment to our strategic plan goals has provided the steady governance needed for our district's continuous growth. Attached here: https://tinyurl.com/52czk2pj are notes from our latest board meeting, thoughtfully compiled by Dr. Twellman, which offer a high-level overview of our ongoing initiatives. Looking ahead, we have much to be excited about. The Early Childhood Center is set to open, and the Prop S security and efficiency updates are nearing completion, alongside the expansion of our secondary library, the addition of two new storm shelters, and the creation of an ADA-accessible central office—all progressing ahead of or on schedule. These improvements will bring lasting benefits to our students and staff, ensuring a bright and prosperous future for our district. As I transition to my new role in Troy, I am confident that Mr. Larson will find a supportive and dedicated community in all of you. Your partnership and collaboration will be crucial as he steps into this leadership position. I am filled with optimism for the future of our district and am deeply grateful for the blessings of the past seven years. After July 1st, you can reach me at mattlfrederickson@gmail.com. I look forward to staying in touch and celebrating your continued successes. Here’s to the next chapter—onward and upward!   #BGBOBCATPRIDE   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  Aristotle said, "Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, there lies your vocation." http://www.bgschools.k12.mo.us/
3 days ago, Matt Frederickson
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Missouri National Guard's 135th Army Band Concert - July 2, 2024 The Missouri National Guard’s 135th Army Band invites you to celebrate the service of Veterans, current and past Service Members, military families, and your community members in a free summer concert featuring their Concert Band and Jazz Band in the auditorium of Bowling Green High School on July 2, 2024, at 6:00 pm. The 135th Army Band is under the Command of Chief Warrant Officer 2 Keith Moyer and First Sergeant Charles Bart. The Citizen-Soldiers of the 135th Army Band represent a diverse group of individuals who proudly serve our great Nation and State. They are college students, engineers, teachers, music performers, pilots, business professionals, and your neighbors. As Soldiers of the Missouri Army National Guard, they stand ready to answer the call and to represent all those who have and will wear the uniform proudly. The 135th Army Band has performed for civic and military events both nationally and internationally, including concerts in Hawaii, Alaska, Germany, France, and all corners of Missouri, and is honored to include a stop in Bowling Green and Troy, MO, on its summer concert tour. This group is back by popular demand after an arousing performance last summer at the Bowling Green bicentennial celebration.
13 days ago, Matt Frederickson
Army Band
Army Band
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Middle School Boys Basketball Open Gym Dates: JUNE Athletes must have completed the Big Teams student/athlete registration process and approved all forms to be able to participate. Location: Middle School Gym
25 days ago, Matt Chance
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Just a Reminder that any student wanting to participate in sports for the 2024-25 school year must set up an account with Big Teams to be able to practice or play. There are 4 forms that the parent and the athlete will need to approve on the website. You also have to upload your physical to the site to be approved for practice. We still have several kids that need to approve forms and some that still need to create an account. Please use the instructions below to set up an account.
26 days ago, Matt Chance
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Edwin M. and Lucille Porter established the Porter Educational fund at the time of their death. Edwin M. Porter was the President/CEO and major stockholder of the Farmers Bank, now known as the US Bank, in Bowling Green, MO. As a local businessman and individual, Mr. Porter and his wife believed in the importance of education. Their desire was to help as many graduates from the Bowling Green High School to further their education in a four-year college or university as possible. This generous fund is an example of two individuals caring about the future and giving back to their community. The Bowling Green R-1 School District was indeed pleased to be a part of this estate and trust effort to name deserving individuals to receive these annual cash awards. In that regard, it was my pleasure to announce the following recipients: Hannah Post, Audrey Lovell, Benjamin Chance, Lily Bowen, and Hannah Akers. #BGBobcatPride
about 1 month ago, Matt Frederickson
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We are hiring for 6th-grade social studies. Details can be found at https://bowlinggreen.tedk12.com/hire/Index.aspx or contact Kim Luebrecht at kluebrecht@bgschools.k12.mo.us or 573-324-2181.
about 1 month ago, Kim Luebrecht
BGR-1 Family, It is with profound grief and sadness that I write to share some difficult news with our school community. Last night, a member of our senior class passed away, and many are struggling through this unfortunate loss. I know our community is hurting and overwhelmed by this news. Our main focus at this point is about support as we take care of the families, our students, staff and all who are impacted by this loss. Our teachers, counselors and administrators will be working diligently to meet the needs of individual students and staff members. Graduation Ceremonies previously scheduled for tonight, Friday, May the 17th have been postposed to tomorrow, Saturday, May the 18th at 7 p.m. in the BGHS Gym. Additional graduation practice scheduled for this morning has been cancelled. Every person processes grief differently and has different needs in the wake of a tragedy. For so many students and staff members, school is a safe place where we find community. Grief counselors advise schools to keep a normal routine as much as possible as that routine provides solace for large numbers of people. For those students and staff, we will have additional counselors from neighboring districts here to help this morning. This is a community that comes together to support those that are hurting. We are thankful for our BG Family. Dr. Frederickson Superintendent
about 1 month ago, Matt Frederickson
BGMS - Parents coming to awards today will need to come thru the middle school office . 6th grade awards are at 11:00 am, 7th grade at 11:30 am and 8th are at 8:30 am. Please bring ID with you.
about 1 month ago, Ellen Meyer
There will be an informational parent meeting for anyone interested in playing volleyball grades 7-12 next school year on Wednesday, May 15th at 5:00 pm in the HS Commons. We will be going over the new online physicals and MSHSAA annual requirements along with other important information about volleyball. Parents - please make plans to attend.
about 2 months ago, Matt Chance
There will be an informational parent meeting for anyone interested in playing softball grades 7-12 next school year on Wednesday, May 15th at 5:00 pm in the HS Commons. We will be going over the new online physicals and MSHSAA annual requirements along with other important information about softball. Parents - please make plans to attend.
about 2 months ago, Matt Chance
We are excited that our BGR-1 Early Childhood Center is running on schedule and look forward to serving the future of ECC students in the very near future making this dream a reality! ECC Family Survey Link within video prompt below: https://youtu.be/__WedoYwi7E #BGBOBCATPRIDE
about 2 months ago, Matt Frederickson
ECC
Please fill out the Google Form or use the QR Code if you're interested in running cross country next fall current 6th graders-11th grade. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/16Atfi8bQfOI8VkW05dLq1yv0yj7rzCn264QbIIde_oE/edit#responses
about 2 months ago, Kim Luebrecht
Cross Country
BGMS - All 8th grade students will turn Chromebooks and chargers into tech department on Friday, May 10th. Please make sure your student has their Chromebooks and charger with them. Fines will be assessed and will need to be paid prior to promotion.
about 2 months ago, Ellen Meyer
Great teachers make great public schools. On National Teacher Day, Tues., May 7, 2024, thousands of communities take time to honor their local educators and acknowledge the crucial role teachers play in making sure every student receives a quality education. Please join us in reminding our teachers of the value that they bring to the lives of our BGR-1 children! #ThankATeacher #BGBOBCATPRIDE Do you know an incredible educator? Call Teacher Appreciation Week Hotline at (202) 743-5371‬
about 2 months ago, Matt Frederickson
Teacher Appreciation
Bowling Green R-1 Special Athletes representing all four of our schools participated in the Special Olympics in Troy on Friday, April 12th. Several BGHS students attended to assist with getting Special Olympic athletes to their events and to the medal stand. Our Special Olympic athletes started with opening ceremonies, then participated in the Special Olympics oath, and competed in the track and field events. Several of our athletes brought home medals! Our next track and field event for our Special Olympic athletes will be Friday, May 3rd in Hermann. Please help us congratulate our Special Athletes! #BGBOBCATPRIDE
about 2 months ago, Matt Frederickson
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BGMS MAP Testing Reminder: MAP Testing begins on Monday, April 29. Please ensure your student gets adequate rest and eats a nutritious breakfast.
about 2 months ago, Kim Luebrecht
BGMS MAP Testing
BGMS PTO Would love to see you at the family movie night this Friday 4/26. Movie starts at 6. There will be lots of snacks and drinks to buy and everyone will get a free hotdog and water! It will be in the high school auditorium and doors open at 5:30. We would love to see you and your whole family there! If your parent(s) can not make it, you can still come, however, they must sign you in and out of the event. Hope to see you there!
2 months ago, Ellen Meyer
BGMS PTO Would love to see you at the family movie night this Friday 4/26. Movie starts at 6. There will be lots of snacks and drinks to buy and everyone will get a free hotdog and water! It will be in the high school auditorium and doors open at 5:30. We would love to see you and your whole family there! If your parent(s) can not make it, you can still come, however, they must sign you in and out of the event.
2 months ago, Ellen Meyer
The band concert will be on May 2nd at 6:30 in the high school auditorium.
2 months ago, Ellen Meyer
Reminder: NO School on Friday, April 18 and Monday, April 22
2 months ago, Kim Luebrecht