ADVOCATE AND ENGAGE
"Why don't They Fix Our Schools?" "They" need to hear from you.
Below are upcoming opportunities to Advocate and Engage for Improvements in Our Local Public Schools.
#1: Testify at a School Board Hearing:
The last of three Budget Public Hearings to be held by the school board this year is February 6, 2018, 7:00 PM at Oxon Hill High School. You have three minutes to voice your concerns directly to the school board, including the Superintendent and Chair of the Board. Find the proposed budget and timeline here
#2: Apply for your background clearance. It's an important step to fully engage at your local public school. The next opportunity is in Bowie, this Thursday, February 8, 2018, 5p-6pm, at Benjamin Tasker Middle School
#3: Speak at a Prince George's County budget listening session held by County Executive Rushern Baker. The next opportunity is February 8, 2017, at Prince George's Community College. To speak for three minutes and view dates for additional sessions, register here.
#4: Attend "Cider and Donuts" with State Legislators:
State Senator Douglas J.J. Peters and Delegate Geraldine Valentino-Smith invite you to discuss issues and concerns on Tuesday, Feb 13th, 7:30pm-9pm, Huntington Community Center, 13022 8th Street, Bowie, MD 20720. Did you know that several Maryland legislators are proposing changes intended to channel more casino revenues towards public schools? Let them know your opinion.
#5: The Prince George's County Council is hosting a Budget Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, February 20th at the County Administration Building, 14741 Gov. Oden Bowie Dr., Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Scholastic Olympics, Inc. is a nonprofit that attacks learning deficits with alternative or unconventional programs. Annually we sponsor what we call a quadrathlon -- a fun-filled, all-day academic competition in four subjects - math, speech, spelling and history. Students may compete in two of the four. This is our eighth year and we are determined in 2018 to get participation from most of the high schools in Prince George's County. First-place winners in each contest receive $500, second place $300 and third place $200 before an audience of adoring family, friends and community residents. We also have Nationals tickets, museum passes and other gifts for the winners.The goal is to celebrate the academic achievements of high school students similar to the ways we support and encourage student athletes.
BHS Love, Chocolate, Jazz Concert will be held on Tuesday, February 13th at 7pm.
Bowie Center for Performing Arts (BCPA)
Featuring Tracey Cutler Quartet
Tickets are $10/$5 (Students)
Youth Job Fair
March 24, 2018
Bowie City Gym
Sharpen your resume and have it ready to present
Prepare to interview
Schedules will be available to freshman on Tuesday, September 6th at orientation. All other students will receive their schedule on the first day of school. SchoolMax should resume functioning on September 6th.
Keep an eye on test, classwork and homework grades on a daily basis. You can check the SchoolMax Family Portal to see all of your students grades.