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.

Bowie Swimming Pool

Please note that the Bowie swimming pool will be on the board agenda for October as a discussion item. It is rather costly to repair the pool, and we will be sharing information at our next board meeting scheduled for Tuesday, October 13, 2020, at 6:00 p.m.

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.

Cochise County School Health Newsletter

The Cochise County School Health Newsletter is full of great information. Please take a moment to review the newsletter and learn more about School Health Advisory Councils, National Fruits and Veggies month, Media-Smart Youth classes, and much more.

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: 

Youth Activities at Studio 128 and The Palace
Youth Activities Flyer

Check out these great youth activities at Studio 128 and The Palace! Willcox Theater invites you to create and imagine! For more information, please contact the Willcox Theater at (520) 766-3335 or by email. Willcox Theater and Arts is an equal opportunity provider. 

Youth Activities Available Below:

  • Open Lab on Thursdays at 4:00 p.m. - Free - Kinder College
  • Smartmaker Lab on Friday, August 28, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. - Free - Age 11+
  • Kids Art Club on Friday, September 4, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. - By Donation - Ages 5+
  • Creative Youth Theater on Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. - Free - Age 11+

Free Webinars!

The Cochise County School Superintendent's Office, CochisESA, and Microsoft have teamed up to bring a series of webinars for parents, students, teachers, and every member of the Cochise County community on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings starting on September 16, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. Register for one, or register for all of them! Every interested member of the community is welcome to join us!

  • Parent Sessions
    Wednesday, September 16, 2020, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
    Improve Learning at Home and in the Classroom
    This workshop for parents and teachers provides tools and strategies to improve your students’ learning at home and in the classroom. We will explore Microsoft learning and accessibility tools  to boost student engagement, confidence, and learning outcomes.
  • How to Avoid Online Scams
    Wednesday, September 23,  from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
    Online information and services have become an enriching and pervasive part of our everyday lives. But life online also presents risks to privacy, safety, relationships, reputations, and resources. Cybercriminals may use misleading or fraudulent email messages, phone calls, web sites, or web ads to try to access your devices and personal information. Learn ways to identify and avoid the most common types of online fraud and scams, and what to do if you become the victim of a scam. Improve your scam defense by learning about risks and how to manage them.
  • PC Tune Up in a Snap
    Wednesday, September 30, 2020, from 4 to 5:00 p.m.
    In the PC Tune Up in a Snap workshop, we’ll walk you through easy-to-learn maintenance techniques and storage opportunities in the cloud. At the end of the session, you’ll know all about the Performance Troubleshooter, Windows and Office Update and Disc Defragmenter. You’ll know how to remove viruses and spyware, and back-up files on your computer with OneDrive.
  • Student Sessions
    Thursday, September 17, 2020, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
    Code your own video game with MakeCode Arcade: Introduction
    In this free workshop, students use block coding to solve puzzles and make your way through the Minecraft world to prepare for your hero's journey. Students will learn some fundamental coding concepts like loops and conditionals while developing their problem-solving skills.
  • Virtual Road Trip with Bing
    Thursday, September 24, 2020, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
    Plan your perfect American road trip! During this virtual workshop, students will choose 3 national parks or monuments to explore in Bing maps and then put together an exciting PowerPoint presentation showcasing their virtual road trip.
  • The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History's - Air and Space Tour
    Thursday, October 1, 2020, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
    Explore the wonders of air and space by learning about our solar system and the ingenuity of space exploration. By the end of the workshop students will have taken a tour through the solar system, learning about each planet along the way, and learned about the tools astronauts use to make new discoveries, including the Mars rover and Voyager space probes.

Slowing the Spread of COVID-19

The Arizona Department of Health Services has issued its emergency measures 2020-03. On August 21, 2020, the ADHS released benchmarks indicating when it may be safe for Arizona students to return to in-person instruction. As of August 21, 2020, there have been 196,899 diagnosed cases of COVID-19 in Arizona including 4,688 deaths, and the State continues to see increased numbers. For more details, please read our emergency measure 2020–03 in its entirety. 

Free COVID Testing

The following locations will have free COVID testing on the specified dates and times.

Copper Queen Community Hospital test dates:

  • Tombstone RHC: 9/3 and 9/13 – 8:00 a.m. to noon
  • Palominas RHC: 9/4 and 9/12 – 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Bisbee RHC: 9/2 and 9/11 – 8:00 a.m. to noon
  • Douglas RHC: 9/10 – 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (CCHCI is also holding testing events in Douglas and will test up to 600 people)

Chiricahua Health Center tests dates:

  • Douglas 8/28
  • Benson 8/29
  • Douglas 9/18 or 9/25
No Open Enrollment

We are not accepting open enrollments at this time. Thank you for your understanding. Due to capacity limits, CDC guidelines cannot be established with increased outside enrollments.

Free Masks Available

The Arizona Department of Health has created a program to provide free cloth masks to vulnerable populations across the State of Arizona. This program is being expanded to allow Arizona parents and school staff to order cloth reusable masks.

Order cloth masks on the ADHS online request form or by phone at (602) 542-8664.

These cloth masks will be shipped directly to residential addresses in Arizona. Five (5) cloth masks will be shipped per order, free of charge.

Please visit the ADHS FAQs website for more information or call Hanes 1 (800) 503-6698 Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Arizona time for questions regarding the mask itself or shipping.

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.

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.

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.