Bowie Counseling News

May 2021 - Year-end Edition

Welcome! We're Glad You're Here

This newsletter's purpose is to share events and information from the Counseling Department. Please contact your counselor should you need further or specific information.

Here is a link to the Bowie Counselors.

Academics

Course Verifications

Course verifications went out to parents the week of April 26th. Please look over your courses for the 2021-2022 school year and submit the change of mind Google form if any changes need to be made. The last day to make changes is June 3rd, 2021.

Congratulations, Seniors!

Mental Health Resources

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The 2020-2021 school year has been one of the most challenging for everyone, and we cannot imagine how difficult it has been for students and their families. Now more than ever, we all need a summer break. Summer is often a time for getting jobs or pursuing activities that look good on college applications. While some students might be ready to get back to normal and take on additional responsibilities this summer, we encourage parents to be mindful of how burnt out their student might be. Rest and play are important parts of restoration. The counselors are already planning how they plan to rest and play this summer. We encourage parents to help their students do the same.


May is Mental Health Month. Austin ISD has created a new partnership with Gramercy Speciality Clinic to provide access to individual therapy services on campus. Gramercy will work with Bowie students in lieu of our previous provider, the Vida Clinic. If you are interested in signing your student up for telehealth mental health services, please fill out the electronic student referral form.

College and Career

Seniors:

If you have not completed the senior exit survey, please complete that here: https://bit.ly/AISDExitSurvey.


If you need any help finalizing your plans or if you need help figuring out what to do next year, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me! I’m more than happy to help walk you through that process. carli.valverde@ausitnisd.org.



Juniors:

As you prepare for the College Application process, you are encouraged to view the information that can be found in the Blend Class of 2022 page. That has a lot of information that explains how to add colleges to your list, request transcripts, etc.


Please know that the transcripts we send to your colleges will be available the first week of August. Transcript Requests should be submitted the last week of July to ensure your request is not lost. I would also encourage you to begin talking with teachers about their process for letters of recommendation but don’t officially request them until August when your teachers are back on campus.


Application Help Sessions will begin early August so be looking out for those emails!

Happy Summer, Bulldogs!

We have collectively endured a most challenging year and the beginning of summer is just around the corner. It is surely a well-earned break. Whatever you do, please be safe and fill up your cup so you are ready for a return to a more typical, successful and social year ahead. Happy Summer!


Some links to consider:

AISD Summer Enrichment Opportunities

AISD and Beyond Senior Activities

College / Career Software link

Here are some fun summer ideas for teens from liveabout.com.

Bowie Star

We hope you continue to read the Bowie Star, sent to you by Principal Robinson. While we know you are getting so many emails, this one is full of important information you won't want to miss.