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City of Austin closes all public parks for the Easter weekend

City of Austin closes all public parks for the Easter weekend

Arushi Sharma, Dispatch Reporter

April 9, 2020

The County Parks Recreation Department announced on April 7 that all the county parks and trails in the City of Austin, Williamson County, and Travis County area will be closed throughout Easter weekend, or until Monday, April 13. These restrictions were set in place after Governor Gregg Abbott's decision ...

Principal Mark Robinson releases Bowie Star Newsletter to explain resolutions passed by AISD Board

Principal Mark Robinson releases Bowie Star Newsletter to explain resolutions passed by AISD Board

Cade Spencer, Managing Editor

April 8, 2020

On Monday, April 6, the AISD Board held an emergency meeting where they voted and passed resolutions 8.1A, 8.1B,8.2, and 8.3. In order to communicate to the Bowie community how these resolutions will affect our students and staff, Principal Mark Robinson released a Bowie Star Newsletter on April 8 th...

AISD incorporates a pass/incomplete system into online learning

AISD incorporates a pass/incomplete system into online learning

Faith Lawrence and Cade Spencer

April 7, 2020

*An update from The Dispatch Editors: Although resolutions 8.1A, 8.1B, 8.2, and 8.3 were passed during the AISD Board meeting on Monday, March 7, the district is currently drafting an official announcement that will explain all of the changes instated by the resolutions and their impact on Bowie students...

AISD facilities closed indefinitely

AISD facilities closed indefinitely

Cade Spencer, Managing Editor

April 3, 2020

On April 3, AISD Superintendent Dr. Paul Cruz declared via a public address that all district related facilities would be closed indefinitely. As a consequence of this announcement, students will not be returning to school for the remainder of the Spring semester. “Campus closures are never idea...

Virtual spirit week

Virtual spirit week

Kaitlyn Zellner, Online Editor In Chief

April 3, 2020

In hopes of boosting student morale during this weird time of virtual learning, newspaper advisor Michael Reeves has launched a virtual spirit week for the first week back after the long break. Classes will resume on the sixth and will be held on Zoom. The four day week will be divided into A and B d...

AISD schools to begin remote learning on April 6

AISD schools to begin remote learning on April 6

Cade Spencer, Managing Editor

April 2, 2020

Since the AISD school facilities were closed on March 13, students have had no required school attendance or activities. However, on April 2, Bowie Principal Mark Robinson sent an email to all Bowie parents and students declaring that mandatory educational participation would resume on Monday, April 6 in t...

School closures extended until May 4

School closures extended until May 4

Faith Lawrence, Managing Editor

March 31, 2020

In accordance with President Donald Trump’s extension of social distancing policies for 30 more days announced on Sunday, March 29, Texas Governor Greg Abbott made an executive order on Tuesday, March 31 to extend the same policies through the end of April. Part of this order will extend all Texas sch...

Trump extends Coronavirus precautions until April 30

Trump extends Coronavirus precautions until April 30

Faith Lawrence, Managing Editor

March 30, 2020

President Donald Trump announced Sunday, March 29 that his administration will extend social distancing guidelines until April 30 to stop, limit or halt the spread of COVID-19, coronavirus, across the country. This announcement is an extension of the White House’s program called “15 Days to Slow the S...

Behind the Fence

Peter Dang, Editor-in-Chief

March 28, 2020

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