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In memory of Kyle Isaiah Felix

In memory of Kyle Isaiah Felix

Rachel Baschnagel, Copy Editor

February 20, 2019


Filed under News

For the second time in just a month, students returned from a weekend break to learn that one of their own had passed away. In late January, senior Jackson Eng passed away from pancreatitis, and on the afternoon of February 17, 2019, Bowie senior Kyle Isaiah Felix passed away as well. Known to many...

Bringing love through baking

Avery Shelton, Dispatch Reporter

February 16, 2019


Filed under News

Chocolate covered strawberries, truffles, brownies, and more are just a small sampling of the Valentine’s Day treats available to order from the culinary classes for their annual fundraiser. The culinary students have been planning for months and also received assistance from other programs within Bowi...

Campus bounces back after vandalism

Campus bounces back after vandalism

Shruti Patel and Rachel Baschnagel

February 8, 2019


Filed under Announcements, News

On the morning of Dec. 13, students and staff were welcomed to school with an estimated 75 to 100 broken windows in the fine arts and athletic halls. In the aftermath of this vandalism, the Parent-Student-Teacher Association (PTSA) stepped up and held a fund raiser for school repairs and improvements. ...

Bowldogs knocking down pins

Bowldogs knocking down pins

Zach Jones, J1 Reporter

January 30, 2019


Filed under Brief, News

There are many unique clubs at James Bowie High School. This particular club has been a strike with many Bowie students. Every month on a Wednesday night, you can find a group of Bowie bowlers at Westgate Lanes. These students belong to Bowie’s “Bowldogs” club, a club where students of all high...

In memory of Jackson Eng

In memory of Jackson Eng

Rachel Baschnagel, Copy Editor

January 24, 2019


Filed under News

On January 19, 2019, Jackson Eng, a senior at Bowie, passed away due to complications from a severe case of pancreatitis. Jackson was born on January 6, 2001, and was 18 years old. At school, Jackson played football and lacrosse, and was involved in graphic design and animation. “He’s the kin...

Carolina Govea HTS president

Caitlin Worthington, Dispatch Reporter

January 24, 2019


Filed under Feature, News

While most are tucked in bed and fast asleep on late starts, a handful of Bowie students are waking up at the crack of dawn and getting an early jump start to the day. Instead of spending their late starts enjoying a stack of pancakes at a local restaurant and sleeping in, Carolina Govea, along with ...

Budget Cuts of Fine Arts Trips

Cade Spencer

January 15, 2019


Filed under News

District attendance and scheduling policies are limiting the amount of field trip absences a student involved in a Fine Arts is allowed. The Orchestra program’s skiing trip to Colorado this upcoming March was recently declined due to the policy changes. “Field trips, like the orchestra trip for ...

Vandalism of JBHS: The full story

Vandalism of JBHS: The full story

Mo Orr, Online Editor-In-Chief

January 14, 2019


Filed under In-Depth, News

The Dispatch Online earns Pacemaker finalist position

Rachel Baschnagel, Online Copy Editor

January 11, 2019


Filed under Announcements, Brief, News

3,249 pageviews. 1,710 sessions. 1,431 users. In the days following the recent vandalism at Bowie, these were the numbers seen on The Dispatch Online as members of the community flocked to Bowie’s own student-run news site for their up-to-date and in-depth news.   A few weeks later, on Wednesday, Jan. 9, the...

AISD’s decreasing enrollment causes new budget cuts

AISD’s decreasing enrollment causes new budget cuts

Avery Shelton, Reporter

January 11, 2019


Filed under News

The AISD 2019 Preliminary budget plan states the district aims to “stay away from” budget cuts, however due to declining enrollment, raised property taxes, and raised recapture, it may be unavoidable." On November 26, the AISD Board of Trustees meet to discuss proposals on how to handle the expected n...

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