This year students from Bowie Elementary attending ACE Summer Camp focused on Teamwork. Students worked on a beautification project of the Bowie Elementary patio and on some K-nex projects while learning about the history of the wheel and transportation through the ages. The patio project is a work in progress, but is already receiving a lot of positive feedback. As a culminating activity parents were invited to come on campus and watch our first ACE Desert Derby, where students raced the vehicles they built. While working on these various projects, students learned the dynamics of building a successful team and all proudly displayed their work.
Bowie Elementary has continued the shake and learn program that the campus featured in its highlight walk last month. The program, which brings together physical activity with learning, has been a huge success for the TBEC Honor Roll school. View this video for an inside look into the exciting new learning program.
Bowie Elementary takes extra time out of the day for their students to have extra physical activity while learning concepts they are being taught in classrooms. This time allowes the teachers to plan different assignments and work together, while the students enjoy learning and fun.
For the fifth consecutive year, the Texas Business Education Coalition has named Bowie Elementary, 309 West Lincoln Street, to its distinguished Honor Roll list. The award is reserved for the elite schools in the state. Only four percent of the over 8,000 schools in Texas received this recognition for sustained, academic excellence.
The Texas National Guard and representatives from the city of Harlingen met with students at Bowie Elementary Wednesday morning to talk about safety and the importance of living a drug free life. The program was just part of a project between the city and the National Guard that involves demolishing dilapidated houses. After hearing from the city manager, the police chief and representatives from the National Guard, students got to watch the demolition of a nearby building.
This video was submitted with Dr. Lisa Irby's application for the state's teacher of the year contest. Irby, HCISD's Elementary Teacher of the Year for the 2010-2011 school year, demonstrates excellence in the classroom. Check out the video in this post.
Students from HCISD attended opening day of Baseball Camp at White Wings stadium. The three day camp is thanks to collaboration between the HCISD ACE Program and the White Wings organization. Students are learning the basics of hitting, catching, base running, and pitching from actual White Wings players.
These are photos from our Bowie ACE Program Readers' Theater Club. Students make masks for their respective characters and practice reading their parts.This group is made up of Kinder, Third and Fourth graders. We use scripts from Benchmark Education that focus on fluency and comprehension. The title of the play is "Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears."
The Bowie Elementary ACE Summer Camp conducted a fishing camp earlier this week. The students worked with officials from Texas Parks and Wildlife to learn how to cast, tie knots and fishing guidelines. After the camp, each student received their fishing certificate.
Four of Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District's elementary school fifth grade students visited Bowie Elementary today for a college fair. The University of Texas Pan American, University of Texas-Austin, Texas State Technical College and Texas State University attended the event to provide students with information regarding college."We want to instill the idea of college into our young children," Bowie Elementary Principal Susan Salinas said. "They still have six years of school in front of them, but we want them to start hearing about the options they'll get after high school."
Two teams of fifth grade students from Dr. Lisa Irby's class at Bowie Elementary participated in the University of Texas-Brownsville NASA Science Space Day last month, with one team winning first place in the student project competition.Students from across the Rio Grande Valley participated in a research and poster competition. The team from Bowie taking the first place prize (pictured above) included Albert Antamaria, Deaven Cadena, Renee Muniz, Maritza Alor, Eziah Kitrven, and Nikki Muniz.
Standing in front of a crowd of wide-eyed children, Sylvia Rendon feels right at home. So when the 25-year educator gets the opportunity to step back into the teacher’s role at Bowie Elementary, she thrives.As the campus instructional facilitator, Rendon meets once a week with each grade level’s teachers, she said. She also will create labs to supplement class instruction if a specific class needs a boost. For example, she recently started working once a week with fifth grade students in a science lab.
For the fourth year in a row, Bowie Elementary received recognition from the Texas Business and Education Coalition (TBEC) for sustained academic excellence. Of more than 8,000 Texas public schools, less than four percent received this honor.