Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you do, you will be successful.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
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. As new students join us this semester, I try to see Bowman through their eyes.
What I see is a school of hope where students and staff are 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. In that regard, happiness is the key to success for our school. When you put a creative, gifted, 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.
This semester we have added a second Culinary Arts and guitar class, a Psychology class, and our new Paxton Patterson STEM Lab classes. Theater Arts participated in the Advot Project’s Relationships 101 program, and students attended a field trip to the Natural Museum of History and Gentle Barn. Upcoming field trips include the Music Center for a production of “A Raisin in the Sun,” the LA County Art Museum, and the LA Science Museum.
Over 30 Bowman students took the ASVAB test this month, setting a record. Students are participating in the Straightening Reins Equine Therapy Program, generously funded by Steve Youlias of Jersey Mike’s fame.
Our Dream It, Be It Girls’ conference sponsored by the Soroptimist International of Greater Santa Clarita for 60 of Bowman’s young women was a resounding success this month. In addition, on February 23rd the famous Pacifico Dance Troupe will be performing at Bowman in two dynamic assemblies.
Let’s keep up our good work, never settling for less than our very best efforts. We each have the power to shape our school culture and continue to grow in an environment where we are all accepted, valued, and appreciated.
I want to invite personally all families to attend Bowman’s Open House on March 20th from 7-8:15 pm. There will be an English Language Advisory Council (ELAC) meeting in portable B from 6- 7pm. Please join us!