The Bulldog Breakdown 12/14: Final examinations begin and attendance incentives

Cade Spencer, Editor-in-Chief

“The Bulldog Breakdown” is a weekly news brief column that serves as an announcement board for upcoming events and opportunities in the Bowie community. On Mondays, “The Bulldog Breakdown” is published as a preview of the week’s planned activities. On Fridays, “The Bulldog Breakdown” is published again with information about student awards and accomplishments throughout the respective week.


Monday, Dec. 14: C-Day Schedule

As the last day of instruction before final examinations begin, classes today adhere to the C-Day schedule. An image of the schedule can be viewed on our Instagram.

Tuesday, Dec. 15: Final Examinations Begin

Tuesday marks the first official day of final exams for the 2020 Fall semester. On Friday, Dec. 4, Principal Mark Robinson announced the new final exam schedule for the Fall semester. The schedule revision comes in response to changes in Bowie’s fullfillment of instructional minutes required by the Texas Education Association (TEA) after the week post November break was made entirely remote. The administration has decided that the addition of two classes for the first three days of final examinations instead of early release is the most effective way to earn back the instructional hours, meaning students will be released from school at 4:40 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 15 to Thursday, Dec. 17. In spite of the revisions, students will be released early on Friday, Dec. 18 at 1:10 p.m. As of now, the revised final exam schedule is expected to apply to the Spring semester as well. 

Friday, Dec. 18: Attendance Incentives

As explained in our article about attendance incentives for the Fall 2020 final exams, students have the opportunity to receive up to two attendance incentives according to their respective amount of period absences. On Wednesday, Dec. 9, a complete list of students eligible for incentive was posted on the BLEND Bowie Community Course. If a student believes their eligibility status has been mistaken, they should attend the Exam Incentive Help and Troubleshooting sessions during FIT or lunch on Thursay, Dec. 10 or Friday, Dec. 11. Incentives can be claimed and used on Friday, Dec. 18. 


Monday, Dec. 14: District Boys Basketball Game

Bowie Boys Basketball will face off against Cedar Ridge Basketball at a home game at 8:00 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 18: District Boys Basketball Game

Bowie Boys Basketball will face off against Westlake Basketball at an away game at 7:30 p.m.