Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. ---Helen Keller
It always seems impossible until it’s done.
From the desk of Mrs. Geissler:
I love the phrase “hope and confidence” as it relates to the achievement of success. This is our standard operating procedure at Jereann Bowman High School, a California Model Continuation High School. We just received notification from the California Department of Education that Bowman High School has received our fifth Model School honor in 16 years, an unprecedented accomplishment.
As new students join our school, I imagine seeing Bowman through their eyes. What I see is a school of hope where students and staff are joyously engaged in the process of learning and succeeding. The “vibe” on campus is definitely one of mutual respect, support, and caring. Visitors to Bowman often remark on how happy both students and staff appear as they navigate through the school day.
When you put a creative and dedicated staff together in an environment electric with hope and learning, and add students who are ready to achieve, the happy result is Bowman High School. It is no wonder that Bowman High is celebrating recognition by the California Department of Education, for the fifth time!
In a letter congratulating us on the honor, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson writes: I applaud the dedicated administration and staff on their work to assist and motivate at-risk students and help them reach their full potential. The positive and nurturing environment these schools have created inspires students to do well in their academic work and also to contribute to their communities.
We will receive our award at the 2017 CCEA State Conference in Fresno on April 28th. Let’s keep up the good work, never settling for less than our very best efforts. In that way, Bowman High School will continue the process of moving from “good to great.”