Bowman Eagle Gazette

August 31, 2022

A Message From Our Principal

I am SO excited to welcome our scholars back into the building this school year. We are so glad that you made Thea Bowman your school of choice.

This year our theme is Nothing is Impossible...Just Do It. This year we want our scholars to know that they can do anything with hard work, dedication and an education.

Please be sure to listen to your Sunday News at 7 calls, check social media, and view our bi-monthly newsletter for school updates. This will help ensure that the lines of communication stay open. I appreciate each and every one of you.

Thank you again and continue to be safe.

Principal Simmons

Attendance Counts

Did you know that a student is considered chronically absent if they miss 10 days of school?

This year we have a school-wide goal of 95% daily attendance and we need everyone to support this goal! We will be incentivizing scholars, staff, and parents!

September Scholar Rewards: Students with 95% attendance for two weeks can earn a special prize. Student can earn 2 PRIZES A MONTH!

September Class Reward: The class (homeroom/1st period) with the highest attendance percentage for the month will earn a class prize!

September Parent Reward: All parents of students with 95% attendance for the month of September will be entered into a raffle for GAS CARDS!

Classroom Spotlight

The spotlight is shining in our Latin class taught by Ms. Crist, who is new to Bowman. Our scholars worked in groups to create and illustrate positive messages in Latin. Check out their work!

Save the Dates

  • Labor Day-September 5th-No School
  • NWEA testing begins September 12th for K-8th grade

21st Century Scholars

Indiana’s 21st Century Scholars program started in 1990. It is an early-college promise program designed to help ensure that every Hoosier student can afford the opportunity provided by a college education. Today, eligible students who maintain the Scholar Pledge to excellence in school and life receive a scholarship for up to four years of up to 100% tuition at an eligible Indiana college or university after they graduate from high school.

TBLA's goal is to have 100% of our 7th & 8th grade scholars sign up for this program. Please don't miss your opportunity to receive FREE money for college.

School Uniforms

All scholars are expected to be in the CORRECT uniform beginning September 6th.

  • Grey monogrammed polo (K-5th)

  • White monogrammed polo (6th-8th)

  • Maroon monogrammed polo (9th-12th)

  • Grey uniform pants, shorts, skirts (no denim, leggings, or jeggings)

  • Plaid skorts or skirts

  • White, grey, burgundy, or black socks/tights

  • White, grey, burgundy, or black undershirts (if visible)

  • Belt

  • Any color shoe (No crocs or open heel open-toe shoes)

  • Hoodies or jackets are not to be worn during the school day

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Gym Uniforms

Elementary ONLY

  • Burgundy or gray sweats or shorts (sweat pants MUST be worn at ankle length, no leggings, jeggings or yoga pants)
  • Solid white, gray or burgundy t-shirts OR TBLA t-shirts
  • Gym uniforms may be worn on their designated gym days FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOLARS ONLY

Middle and High School

  • All scholars in gym classes are REQUIRED to wear the TBLA gym uniform. NO EXCEPTIONS. This uniform can be purchased at the school office during normal business hours. Scholars must change for gym daily.

Download this month's Lunch Menu

Arrival Procedure

  • Doors open at 7:25 am

  • Breakfast 7:25 am to 7:50 am (K-8th)

  • Breakfast 7:55 am to 8:15 am (9th-12th)

  • Elementary/Middle scholars will enter through Door G

  • High school scholars will enter through Door C

  • Class begins at 8:00 am (K-8th)

  • Class begins at 8:30 am (9th-12th)

*This is a drop-and-go system. Please be sure to follow the flow of traffic. If you need to park to let a student out, please pull into a parking space.

Dismissal Procedure

  • Follow the service road near the rear of the building for K-5th

  • Pull around the front, in two lanes, for middle and high school

  • Dismissal begins at 3:15 pm (K-5th), 3:30 pm (6th-8th), 3:45 pm (9th-12th)

  • Scholars 6th-8th will exit out of Door B

  • Scholars 9th-12th will exit out of Door C and Door D

Middle school scholars CAN NOT pick up elementary scholars. High school scholars may pick up elementary scholars at 3:45 pm from the cafeteria.

Please be patient with us during dismissal. Our team will be working diligently to release all of our scholars safely and in a timely fashion. Keep in mind that failure to follow the direction of the dismissal team can result in longer wait times. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Athletic Updates

At Thea Bowman, we have an awesome athletic department. We currently offer:
  • Volleyball

  • Football

  • Track & Field

  • Cross Country

  • Basketball

  • Baseball

  • Cheer

  • Dance

To be eligible to play sports, 6th-12th grade scholars MUST have and maintain a 2.0 GPA. There must also be a current physical form on file with the school prior to practicing.

All transfer students who plan on playing any sport this upcoming season must meet with the athletic director prior to practicing or conditioning.

All athletic fees must be paid prior to the first athletic contest. Athletes can begin making payments immediately. Athletic fee letters are available in the athletic office.

If you have any questions please contact Mr. Haggard, Athletic Director or Mr. Mead, Assistance Athletic Director at 219.944.3110.

2022-2023 School Calendar

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