I change myself, I change my world.
---Gloria E. Anzaldua
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to never stop questioning.
From the desk of Principal Geissler…
As we look forward to a new year, I am filled with gratitude for the accomplishments of our students. In the past month, we have provided guided tours to several visiting teams. Seeing Bowman High School through their eyes inspires me to continue to question, strive, and commit our focus to improving the lives of students.
Our Model School visitors were amazed by the level of student engagement they observed. Students were discussing, writing, and questioning their learning through active participation in every classroom. Channeling the academic curiosity and creative problem solving skills of our students is something that the Bowman staff does extremely well. Visitors also remarked upon the incredible positive energy and the sense of purpose that pervades our school’s culture, and the overall happiness that seemed a by-product of the connections between students and staff.
This year we have a number of opportunities for students to question and grow. The recent Connecting to Success event helped students better understand the business world, while the DFY IT Leadership Training touched the hearts of students, inspiring them to reach out to their peers in positive ways. Our Career Day event provided students with career exploration from welding to culinary arts, and so much more. Over 100 students were recognized for their attendance, outstanding achievement, and leadership at our Awards Assembly in November. Congratulations to these stellar students!
Bowman was chosen again this year to participate in Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education’s Making Caring Common Project. Students, parents, and staff are participating in on line surveys. The data will be used to implement research-based strategies to promote safety, caring and respect, and to develop responses to reduce bullying and behavior-related problems. The parent survey can be completed using this anonymous link: https://harvard.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bK6JVRb814jfMdD The survey is very brief and upon completion, you will be entered in a raffle for a chance to win one of five $50.00 gift cards. All surveys must be completed by December 12th.
Upcoming events at Bowman include field trips to the Fashion Institute of Design, The Grammy Museum, and UTI. Bowman ASB students are sponsoring a fund raiser for families in need. The Winter Holiday Family Support Program will be collecting donations through December. Finally, ASB is organizing a Habitat Youth Build Day to honor our military veterans on December 9th.