Bowie High School PTSO 

Partnering Together Supporting Our Students

Enrichment opportunities:

College Readiness Day has been extended to an all day event on Saturday, October 6, 2018. 
The first portion of the event will be from 10am to 1pm (College Readiness)
The second portion of the event will be from 2pm to 5pm (College Application)

Seniors will have the opportunity to receive help on their college resumes and essays before the Early Action deadline November 1st.

EDUSERC

Industry Pipeline Leadership Development Program

https://www.eduserc.org/ipld
Middle / High School Students

(NOTE:  Admission for current 6th - 10th graders)
Enrollment Deadline - September 28, 2018


To Apply (*Updated 9/18*): Students must complete the online application, provide a letter of recommendation from a teacher and an official school transcript of their previous school year. There is no GPA requirement to be accepted. However, students must provide proof of their efforts to achieve and/or maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher to maintain their acceptance in the leadership program.


Open Enrollment Period for the 2018-2019 School Year:
Aug 27, 2018 – Sep 28, 2018


Registration Website:  https://www.eduserc.org/ipld    

Annual Materials / Activity Fee ($385) - Due after enrollment is approved.


PG County - Industry Training Sessions

Parents & Students (Saturdays)

  • October 13, 2018
  • November 10, 2018
  • December 8, 2018
  • January 19, 2019
  • February 9, 2019
  • March 9, 2019

FREE College Essay Workshop


Dream Village and MelaninInHigherEd.com are working together to host a FREE College Essay Workshop for underrepresented minority high school students in the Washington, D.C area.

Students can sign-up here!


202-808-9033

Matthew H. Ornstein Washington Summer Debate Institute


How to apply:

Summer Legal Institute for High School Students

http://jtb.org/summer-legal-institute/

Grade Appeal Process


Here is a link to Assistant Principal Kautzer's  Grade Appeal Process presentation

TIPS FOR ADDRESSING QUESTIONS AND CONCERNS

Bowie High School is a large school in a very large school district. Bowie serves over 2,300 students with varying academic and social needs. In any complex environment, it can be challenging to get what you need, when you need it.

Here are a couple of tips for navigating the system:

#1 Follow the Guide to Addressing Questions and Concerns from the Office of the Ombudsman: A guide for addressing a host of concerns, from grading policies, social concerns, transportation, and disciplinary matters can be accessed here:

http://www.pgcps.org/Ombudsman/A-GUIDE-TO-ADDRESSING-QUESTIONS-AND-CONCERNS/

Never heard of the Ombudsman? Here's a brief video explaining this free service and the role of the Ombudsman

https://youtu.be/33bnrFjdgzs

#2 Try the brand new "Let's Talk" portal. The PGCPS Parent and Community Advisory Council recently discussed the availability of this new platform that can be used to submit concerns, or compliments!

Here are a few strategies for advocating effectively from Lori Morrow, member of the PGCPS Parent & Community Advisory Council

#1 Identify solutions.

#2 Do your research. Decisions are made at the classroom level, state level, and every level in between. Who has the ability to impact the issue?

#3 Work as a team. Network with parents and staff at your school, as well as other schools and community groups.

Maryland General Assembly Student Page Program


All high school seniors who are residents of the state of Maryland, age 16 or over, are eligible to apply. Student pages work for two non-consecutive weeks at either the House of Delegates or the Senate in Annapolis. 


All interested students should complete the attached electronic application form and e-mail it to Mr. Richard Moody, Supervisor, Office of Student Engagement and School Support at rmoody@pgcps.org.

Students Programs and SCHOLARSHIPS with NSA


Attention: Juniors and Seniors


The National Security Agency (NSA) offer many summer programs and scholarships.  Most have October 31st deadlines.

PLEASE apply.   The Stokes pay up to $30K annual towards college tuition AND offers you summer employment and a job after graduation!