The principal of BGE, Mr. Wick, and the solid gold dancers put on an amazing performance to get the kids pumped up for their SOL test! Mr. Wick appears in an MC Hammer costume to fulfill a promise to them made during the 2011- 2012 school year. The students were promised that if they made AMO’s Mr. Wick would dress up like MC Hammer and rap. The students achieved their goal, and Mr. Wick gave them the surprise they were waiting for!
The votes are in and the award for the best Bowling Green Elementary School website goes to Ms. Huff! You can check out her amazing website at jhuff.blogs.ccps.us.
To celebrate Mother’s Day and all the wonderful parents, BGE held it’s first Heart to Heart Lunch. Parents, Guardians, and Grandparents were invited to share a picnic lunch with their child at the school. 110 BGE parents participated in the luncheon with their children and all had a wonderful time!
BGE explored the various careers of parents and community members. We had Mr. Sean Francis from Technology Assurance Group that services technological needs within the county, a member of the Caroline County Fire Department, Mr. Willis from Dominion, a representative from Rappahannock Electric, and more presenting their careers. The children learned about what education and experience is needed for each career, and how each career is an essential element to every community.
In February, students at Bowling Green Elementary (BGE) and Lewis and Clark Elementary (LCES) participated in an art contest commemorating the 150 th year of the signing the Emancipation Proclamation. The contest was sponsored by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Commission for all Virginia students, grades K thru twelve. Students were asked to illustrate the theme: “Emancipation Proclamation: Out of Bondage…Into Freedom.” To commemorate this event, the Commission hosted a concert with the Richmond Symphony on April 13, 2013 where the art work of all student participants was shown via video. The concert held at Richmond Center Stage will be rebroadcast on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 9pm on WCVE Public Television
We have just received notification that, in addition to the participants having their art work displayed at the concert, plans are also being made to display them in the General Assembly Building in Richmond during the next session, as well as during the unveiling of the Commemorative Plaques of the African-American men who were elected to the Underwood Convention after the Civil War and to the General Assembly during Reconstruction. Students’ art may be viewed on the Commission’s website (date to be determined by the Commission). http://mlkcommission.dls.virginia.gov/lincoln/projects.html#Project3n
Art teachers Joan Dudley (BGE) and Vera Underwood (LCES) are proud to announce that the following students will have their work showcased: From Bowling Green Elementary: Coralyn Gary, Jacob Martin, Adina Watson, Josie Worrell and Lindsey Gorham. From Lewis and Clark Elementary, pictured left to right are: Kailyn Brown, Nevaeh Bell and Dante Mines.