Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
From the desk of Mr. Zeevi…
Welcome to Bowman High School. As the new year approaches, Bowman has so much to be proud of. We have hired two new teachers and a new assistant principal for the 2018-19 school year! Last year, we successfully graduated 239 students. These students worked hard and persevered to accomplish and achieve the completion of high school. Our dedicated staff worked alongside these students in attaining this goal. I continue to be inspired by the dedication, commitment, and vision of Bowman’s community of learners. Bowman students, teachers, and staff continue to change the world for the better. None of us will ever be the same because of the rich experiences we share with one another at this school.
Over the past few years, Bowman has been working at building a CTE (Career Technical Education) program, providing students with exposure, experience, and skills that are preparing them for post-secondary pathways. Bowman continues to enrich our program with various opportunities for students. In this last year, we have opened up a culinary kitchen affording our students lessons in cooking, baking, marketing, and hospitality. This school year we are adding Culinary 2 for our more advanced students. AP Computer Science will also continue in it's 3rd year. This past spring, we also opened Bowman's Stem Lab. This lab includes nine different industry fields for students to work in collaboration and build on their skill sets. These fields include Emergency Medical Technician, Nursing, Medical Imaging, Robotics and Automation, Construction Technology, Manufacturing Technology, Plumbing, Electrician and Pharmacology.
For spring 2019, we will be opening a new Science Makerspace. In Makerspaces, students work in collaboration on a group project using such technologies and materials as 3D printing, robotics, microprocessors, textiles, wood and wires to construct robots and other electronic gadgets. This class is tied to the NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards), offering students science credits. Students will be able to invent, tinker, create, make, and do, while showing scientific practices in meaningful, authentic ways.
We have two extraordinary events this school year. First is our WASC Accreditation (Western Association of Schools and Colleges). Bowman's last visitation was six years ago, when we received the highest honor, with a Six Year Clear Accreditation. Our visiting committee will be joining us this year from Sunday, March 10th, 2019, to Wednesday March 13th, 2019. In addition, Bowman will be celebrating our 50th Anniversary on Tuesday March 19th, 2019. This will be the same night as our Open House. More details to come on this event in the near future.
Visiting classrooms and talking to students makes me incredibly proud of Bowman students. They are a strong, compassionate, and wise group of human beings surrounded by an equally compassionate and talented staff. At Bowman, there seems to be no end in supporting students for growth, achievement, and self-esteem. I am truly honored to work alongside such an outstanding group of people who are dedicated to student achievement and success. We are all here (students and staff alike) for the purpose of changing lives and creating a better future for all.
Author Louis L’Amour wrote, “There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.”
Your Proud Principal,