Bowman Eagle Gazette

May 21, 2020

A Note From Our Principal

I know that this has been a stressful time for our scholars, families, and staff. One minute we're all in school and the next a pandemic has us all at home for the remainder of the year. This is something that we've never faced before, but I appreciate everyone for not letting this situation break you. My Thea Bowman family is AWESOME!


I truly want to thank our PARENTS for taking on the role of teacher. That was not an easy task, but you met the challenge and worked to make sure your scholars continued their education online. Thank you for making sure they didn't miss their Zoom sessions and that they completed their daily assignments. #parentsasteachers


Thank you to my hardworking STAFF. Each of you transitioned quickly into becoming online educators. You continued to press forward to ensure our scholars still received instruction and assignments for the remainder of this school year. #mystaffrocks


To my Kindergarten through 11th-grade scholars, my babies...I miss you all! Continue to get your work done daily, make sure you're taking your attendance, and most of all stay encouraged. You're almost at the end of the school year. You can do it! I believe in you! #myscholarsarethebest


Finally, to my senior class of 2020...the one that was quarantined. I know that I've only been your principal for a short time, but I've enjoyed every minute spent with you all. Please know that I haven't forgotten about you. I know that this was not your vision for senior year, but know that the team is planning to end your year on a positive note. There's still more to come! Stay tuned. #seniorfinale


I thank you all for entrusting me as your leader and allowing me to serve the families of Thea Bowman Leadership Academy. Thank you for continuing to make us your school of choice.


Educationally yours,


Mrs. Simmons

Upcoming Events

  • Week of May 25-Make up week-please use this week to make up missing work
  • Last Day of School-Thursday, May 28, 2020
  • June 2, 2020-Kindergarten, 6th, & 8th Grade Celebrations (details below)

Calling all Kindergarten, 6th & 8th Graders

We want to celebrate YOU! We will host our "Let It Go" Drive-Thru Promotion on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Decorate your car, put on your favorite outfit, and meet us in the parking lot of our new K-12 campus!


The staff will greet you with a smile and a wave as you parade through the parking lot! Our principal will be at the end of the parade line to present each scholar with their promotion certificate.


You don't want to miss this fun event!

Drive Thru Promotion Ceremony

Tuesday, June 2nd, 3-6pm

3401 West 5th Avenue

Gary, IN

This event is for our Kindergarten, 6th, & 8th graders!


For the safety of everyone, we ask that everyone remains in their vehicle.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Senior Class of 2020....Stay tuned!

Breakfast & Lunch Pickup

Breakfast and lunch will be distributed next week on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Monday is a holiday. Food will be distributed for the entire week!
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Middle/High School Locker Clean Out

Locker cleanout will be next week. Please note that scholars must wear a mask to enter the building. Only the student may enter the building. Additional family members must wait in the car. Enter through Door A.


Locker cleanout is as follows:


Middle/High Campus


  • 7th & 8th grade -May 27, 2020 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • 9th & 10th grade-May 28, 2020 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • 11th & 12th grade-May 29, 2020 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Elementary Locker/Desk Cleanout

3rd-6th grade locker cleanout will be next week. Please note that scholars must wear a mask to enter the building. Only the student and 1 parent may enter the building. Additional family members must wait in the car.


K-2nd grade scholars items have been packed up for them. Parents can pull up to Door C and give their name and teacher and the bag will be brought to the car.


The schedule is as follows:



Elementary Campus


  • 5th & 6th grade -May 27, 2020 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • 3rd & 4th grade-May 28, 2020 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • K, 1st & 2nd grade-May 29, 2020 10:00 am to 2:00 pm (desk contents will already be bagged up)

Calling all Kindergarten - 6th Graders!!

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