Addie Enlow, Region 9 Teacher of the Year, and Mr. Enlow, BISD Superintendent, are at the State Teacher of the Year Recognition Banquet. Mrs. Enlow is the GT/Art Teacher at Bowie Intermediate and is the first Bowie ISD teacher to be awarded a Regional Teacher of the Year Award. We are so proud of her and how she is representing BISD at the state level.
Bowie ISD principals were recognized and thanked for their commitment to our students, staff and families at the October school board meeting. We appreciate all you do!
October 16-20, 2023, is Digitial Citizenship Week. Throughout the week, students will be taught what it means to be responsible, act appropriately, be safe, and use the digital world to enhance their learning. With technology at students' fingertips 24/7, ensuring they behave appropriately in the digital world is more important than ever. Please join us in talking with your children about this very important topic.
Watch this short video on "What is Digital Citizenship?"
You can also check out the Common Sense Education Website family resources page, which has grade-appropriate family conversations, tips, and activities you could use at home.
Bowie ISD invites the community to the 2nd Bond Town Hall Meeting, Thursday, Oct. 12th @ Bowie Intermediate starting with tours at 5:30 PM and a presentation at 6:00 PM. Come learn the benefits for our students, hear the facts, and ask your questions. https://bit.ly/3PBgopB
October is Fentanyl Awareness Month. From fake prescription pills to other illegal substances, fentanyl can be in any drug. Let's shed light on the dangers of this deadly opioid.
💡Learn the facts.
🚫Say NO to non-prescribed pills.
👥 Share this message to protect your loved ones.
Additional information can be found on the BISD website at https://www.bowieisd.net/o/bisd/page/dangers-of-fentanyl-opioids
The first informational meeting about the Bowie ISD Bond Project is tonight. We hope you will join us. https://bit.ly/3PBgopB
We are starting our 3rd month of school! Take a look at the October Bowiebuilt Newsletter to see what is coming up and enjoy all the great things happening in Bowie ISD. https://www.smore.com/gebvc-bowiebuilt
Bowie ISD invites the community to an informational meeting about the Bowie ISD Bond Project. https://bit.ly/3PBgopB
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
Sign up TODAY!!
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.