News & Events

You’ve come to the right place to find all the latest happenings at Bowie Unified School District. We share news and upcoming events as well as announcements, notices, and awards.

Newsletter

Our new newsletter is hot off the press! Please take a minute to read our current newsletter. Learn about important news and events happening at Bowie Schools.

FAFSA Workshop

Please join us for our FAFSA workshop on Tuesday, November 10 at 10:00 a.m. Cochise College financial aid staff will provide information about the different ways you can receive money for college and explain the costs associated with higher education. Please contact Kelly Zamudio via email, and see our FAFSA workshop flyer for more information.

Halloween at the Bowie Schools

Please join us for Halloween at the Bowie Schools on Thursday, October 29. Wear your spookiest, goofiest, or prettiest costumes to school. We expect all students (and teachers) to follow the dress code. All midsections covered, all bottoms to be longer than your fingers, hoodies are alright though!

November Governing Board Meeting

Bowie Unified School District #14 invites you to join our governing board meeting on Tuesday, November 10 at 6:00 p.m. in the board room at 315 West 5th Street, Bowie, Arizona 85605. Please visit our Governing Board page for agenda information.

Spooky Trunk or Treat

You're invited to a Wilcox Against Substance Abuse (WASA) Halloween event! WASA has been fighting substance abuse since 1988. This event will take place on October 31, 2020, at 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. Meet us at 500 North Bisbee Ave. Willcox, Arizona 85643. The event vendor fee is $30.00. You can mail checks to WASA PO Box 741 Willcox, Arizona 85644.

Enrollment Stabilization Grant Program

I am pleased to inform you that we are awarding your entity funding from the enrollment stabilization grant program. We appreciate your leadership and partnership during this difficult time. This program was designed to support Arizona’s local education agencies and charters with the safe reopening of schools.

As you know, the health and safety of our schools students and teachers is our top priority and ensuring that each local education agency is able to provide safe and accessible learning spaces, whether distanced or in-person, for the 2020–2021 academic school year is the key focus of the enrollment stabilization grant program.

Please take moment to read Governor Ducey's complete letter regarding the enrollment stabilization grant program.

Flu Season

Cochise County is already seeing flu cases this year. Unlike COVID-19 which largely spares the young from severe and fatal disease, flu follows a different pattern. It most severely affects the young and old. Rapid flu testing (as little as 15 minutes) is available at Copper Queen Community Hospital (CQCH), emergency rooms, and clinics, as well as Chiricahua Health Centers. Influenza and COVID-19 have different medical treatments, so it is important to distinguish between them.

Flu vaccines are available, safe, and effective in reducing the transmission and the severity of the disease. It is all the more important this year in an effort to prevent the United States healthcare system from being overwhelmed with both COVID-19 and influenza hospital/intensive care unit admissions.

Flu vaccines are currently available for free or with no co-pay at CQCH clinics in Douglas, Bisbee, Palominas, and Tombstone. Chiricahua Health Centers have it available on a drive-through basis for their patients. Most pharmacies in Cochise County have flu vaccines as well, which are often free. The Cochise County Health Department will also be starting flu vaccine clinics in the near future.

National Eat Better, Eat Together Month

October is National Eat Better, Eat Together Month! We challenge you to enjoy an uninterrupted family meal at least three times a week. We hope you share your dish and meal moments with us through social media! Please use the hashtag #AZHealthZone to tag us as well as #EatBetterEatTogether to join the national observation!

Thank You to Master Deputy Haws

Thank you, Master Deputy Haws from the Cochise County Sheriff's Department, for all you have done to support the Bowie community. Best of luck with your upcoming retirement. Sincerely, Wendy Conger, superintendent and Mike Myers, Bowie Unified School District board president.

Letter to Governor Ducey Regarding Facility Assessment of the Bowie Schools

After visiting the Bowie Unified School District facilities last week, I am compelled to write you this letter and ask that immediate attention and funding be provided to correct the current conditions that exist. I understand that there are many priorities in our state and that budgets are very thin. I also believe that our children are our most precious asset and our future. We must do everything we can to provide them with the opportunities for success.

ADM Group voluntarily completed a facility assessment of the Bowie Schools after hearing about the current conditions of their campus. I have spent thirty years in educational facilities in Arizona in both Mesa Public Schools and at Scottsdale Unified. I also was part of the committee that developed the AZSFB minimum deficiency standards back in the 1990s. I know first-hand how the condition of the facilities impacts the educational environment. I must say that I was saddened and taken aback by the conditions that I observed at Bowie Schools.

Please take a moment to read Dr. David Peterson of the ADM Group Inc.'s complete letter to Governor Ducey regarding the facility assessment of the Bowie Schools.

Thank You to Our Fire Department

Thank you, Chief Minnick and Captain Topor, from the Bowie Volunteer Fire Department, for helping Bowie students learn about fire safety. Thank you for supporting the Bowie Panthers. We appreciate you!

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Chili Cook-Off and Pumpkin Carving Contest

Please join us for the Halloween chili cook-off and pumpkin carving contest presented by the Bowie Baptist Church and the Bowie Volunteer Fire Department. It is on Saturday, October 31 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Bowie Fire Department. There will be prizes for the chili cook-off winner as well as the pumpkin carving champion. We welcome all costumes. The trick-or-treating will be from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. as well. If you have any questions, please contact Mark Earheart at (520) 358-4620.

Agriculture Production Award

Houston Klump is the 2020 Star in the Agriculture Production award winner for Bowie High School. This is at the state level in Arizona for FFA. This is for the work Houston Klump has done off of his supervised agricultural experiences or SAE projects during his time in FFA at Bowie High School. Houston Klump was the valedictorian for Bowie High School this past May 2020.

Houston Klump is in the 2020-2021 Connor State College, in Oklahoma. With great excitement, the judging team welcomes him as a freshman. Houston Klump will be pursuing a degree in purebred ranch management operations. A huge thank you to his FFA teacher, Kelly Zamudio, for her support and work. Congratulations! Go Panthers!

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Teacher of The Year Parade

We had so much fun at the teacher of the year parade in Sierra Vista. Congratulations, Chris Guinane, teacher of the year finalist! To find out more, please read our top teachers article published in Herald/Review Media. 

Bowie Swimming Pool

Earlier we posted about the Bowie swimming pool being on the board agenda for October as a discussion item.  The Bowie Unified SD 14 school board has decided to hold off on any decisions about the school swimming pool. The new board, which will begin January 2021, will decide on how to move forward. For more information, please see our latest on the pool's progress via the Herald Review Media site and our pool repair update letter.

Cochise County Elections
Cochise County election locations

Please take a moment to view the Cochise County elections voting locations near you. You can vote at any location that is most convenient for you! 

Need to Leave a Comment?

Do you have kudos, kind comments, concerns, or a complaint? Feel free to reach our to our superintendent, Wendy Conger. You can also call or text (520) 253-0813.

Free Breakfast and Lunch

Thanks to the Arizona Department of Education, office of community nutrition program, health and nutrition services, we are happy to announce that we are able to offer free breakfast and lunch for all students who attend Bowie schools. For more information, please reach out to Wendy Conger

Parental Rights

Each school district and charter school must prominently post a link to the statutory handbook of parental rights. All parental rights are without obstruction or interference from this state, any political subdivision of this state, any other governmental entity, or any other institution. For more information, please read our parental rights in its entirety.

Welcome Back!

On behalf of the entire Bowie Unified School District staff, welcome back to school! As superintendent, I am looking forward to a school year filled with learning and growth. At Bowie schools, the team focuses every day on providing every member of our community a safe and positive learning environment where continued growth for student learners is the key focus. We have taken some new protocols, created some new plans, we're ready to be back at school and return to learning whichever options you choose. 

Please see our approach to address COVID-19 here at Bowie Unified School District Below: 

Approval of Arizona Online Instruction Application

The Arizona State Board of Education has approved us for online instruction for the 2020–2021 school year. Please read through our approval letter for additional details.

Notice of Election

Bowie Unified School District will hold a general election on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, to elect five school board members. Please see our notice of election for more information.