It is getting close to the Bowie All For One Community 5K. Last year, Bowie Elementary won the award for the largest team. Who will it be this year?
The proceeds from this community 5K go right back to benefit many of our BISD students. The proceeds are donated to these missions: Backpack Buddies, Pregnancy Resource Center, and Child Welfare Board.
Come out and join us in the All For One Community 5K on October 7th and support our Bowie community through these outreach programs. Your registration money will still benefit our students even if you cannot attend. #bowiebuilt
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September 21, 2023
Dear Parent or Guardian:
Texas law now requires school districts to distribute information to parents and guardians about the safe storage of firearms. The Safe Gun Storage linked information will help you learn about options for, as well as how to talk to your child and others about, the safe storage of firearms.
In 2021, 4,613 Texans experienced gun-related deaths. The Texas Department of State Health Services (SHS) reports that 55% of Texas firearms deaths in 2020 were suicides and that 59% of all suicides in Texas were by firearms. Suicide attempts involving firearms have a 90% fatality rate. Restricting access to guns is critical in reducing acts of violence, whether as self-harm or towards others. Acts of mass violence and interpersonal violence often end in suicide.
It is unlawful to store, transport, or abandon an unsecured firearm in a place where children are likely to be and can obtain access to the firearm. Under Texas Penal Code 46.13, a person commits the offense of making a firearm accessible to a child if the child gains access to a readily dischargeable firearm, and the person with criminal negligence:
Failed to secure the firearm; or
Left the firearm in a place to which the person knew or should have known the child would gain access
The penalty for allowing a child access to a firearm can range from a Class C misdemeanor (punishable by a $500 fine) to a Class A misdemeanor (punishable by a $4000 fine, a year in jail, or a combination of the two).
Texas exempts the purchase of firearm safety equipment from Texas Sales and Use Tax.
Remember, a gun should be stored unloaded in a safe or locked container, with ammunition stored elsewhere. You can learn more and find additional resources from the Texas Department of Public Safety at https://safegunstoragetexas.com
Safe gun storage is critical to preventing suicide, unintentional shootings, and other tragedies.
J. Blake Enlow, Superintendent
Each year, thousands of schools and youth organizations nationwide participate in Start With Hello Week, a national call-to-action week dedicated to making new social connections and creating a sense of belonging among youth. September 18-21, 2023, BISD will be promoting an inclusive environment for all students. Join us as we spread kindness. https://bit.ly/3PHdcdp
Join us downtown at 6:45 PM tonight for the Homecoming Parade, followed by the Burn Ban Bonfire. https://bit.ly/3ZdJiR6
The September #Bowiebuilt Newsletter is ready and packed with great information. It is important for our district that we communicate, celebrate, and educate our stakeholders on what is happening in BISD. Please take a few minutes to read the digital newsletter. https://www.smore.com/6mkau-bowiebuilt
Next week is Homecoming Week in Bowie ISD! In case you want to prepare for the dress-up days while you are out for our 4-day weekend, here are the themes. #Bowiebuilt https://bit.ly/3R3oGZv
There will be no school on Monday, 9.4.23, for Labor Day, but we will have school on Friday, 9.8.23. https://bit.ly/47UUKow
This Friday is our first Community Pep Rally! Join us at 3:30 PM @ BHS gym.
Want to know all about BISD athletic games, player information, and purchase event tickets? Download the ReelFan App and then watch the video to see how to set up your account and start viewing everything BISD Athletics. #bowiebuilt https://youtu.be/pnJ1MBCQsU8
Bowie ISD is proud to share the upward trend in 2023 STAAR results. BISD improved at the approaches grade level (passing) rate in 15 subject-specific tests, with 2 additional tests maintaining the same percentage. BISD has worked very hard to hire quality teachers and focus on academics to help students succeed. #bowiebuilt
BISD will be having substitute training for any new substitutes for the 23-24 school year. Before allowing new substitutes on our campuses, we must provide you with an informative training covering BISD expectations from our substitute handbook, safety measures, and tips to help you succeed in the classroom. Please join us at one of the planned trainings if you have any interest in becoming a substitute this year.
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We can't wait until Monday to kick off the 23-24 school year! #Bowiebuilt
Meet the Teacher is just around the corner. Please remember to do your online registration so you will be listed on a roster and receive a class schedule.
BISD welcomes all new and returning substitutes for the 23-24 school year. If you desire to become a substitute in our district, please apply and attend one of our 2 New Substitute Trainings.
If you are a returning substitute, you will receive an email with a video training to watch and a form to complete. Returning substitutes do not need to come to the face-to-face training as you did last year.
We appreciate and can not thank our returning substitutes enough and look forward to adding additional substitutes this year. #bowiebuilt
Today is the day BISD online registration opens! You should have received an email with information about Ascender Parent Portal with you your username. If you do not remember your password, click forgot my password and reset it. On our new bowieisd.net website, you can click on families in the top right-hand corner, and the link for Ascender Parent Portal will be available. Our campus registers will gladly help you starting July 17th if you need assistance. Please call your child's respective school. We are excited to be starting the 23-24 school year.
Bowie ISD is looking for multiple bus drivers. BISD will help you obtain your CDL with training and help with testing. We also have competitive salaries, work four days a week, and have a great staff! Join our transportation department!