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The Dispatch

The student news site of James Bowie High School

The Dispatch

After being struck by the pandemic, followed by an increase in student vandalism, specifically within bathrooms, Bowie has seen a surge in messes on campus. In turn, the custodial staff has experienced an increase in workload and severity of cleaning tasks. 

Hidden heroes beautify Bowie

Lucille Price, Editor-in-Chief January 20, 2023

Removing food clogged inside toilets, wiping graffiti from smoke covered mirrors, and repairing soap dispensers broken by students. For Bowie custodian Carmen Perez, this is her reality nearly every day,...

LEARNING DILIGENTLY: French student explains to a classmate about the language. French Honor Society hosts their meetings in A213 on B-day Fridays during flexible Instructional Time (FIT).

French Honor Society makes a comeback

Savannah Linscomb, Print Staff January 11, 2023

For the past few weeks an extra briefing has been added to the morning announcements, this one is a call to join Bowie’s French Honor Society, a program at Bowie that after two years off, is back. The...

Shortly after election day on Nov. 8, interim superintendent Dr. Anthony Mays announced he was leaving AISD for a permanent superintendent position at Alief ISD. Shortly after, the AISD board of trustees announced they would be accepting applications for a new interim superintendent, and announced that finalist on Dec. 15.

AISD searches for new superintendent

Carey Wooley, Print Editor-in-Chief December 23, 2022

The past three years, the Austin Independent School district (AISD) has had a spotlight shining on their upper level staff. After three different superintendents and many changes to important board and...

NEW COMMANDER: Daniel Cardenas promotes James Dick to commander.

New leadership for the JROTC

Cooper Lieberknecht, Digital Staff December 9, 2022

The JROTC has worked with Bowie for many years, and once every 6 months their leadership changes command from one student to another. The position of leadership in the JROTC is very hard to get. Only two...

Bowie swim seniors pose in front of the Bob Stallings Aquatics Center.

Bowie swim makes a splash in Aggieland

Maddie Coleman, Print Staff December 7, 2022

One blaring beep.  The swimmers spring from the starting blocks, arms and legs flexed forward, hands and feet outstretched, fingertips waiting for the touch of the ice cold water. Utilizing their quick...

Service hours are very beneficial for college applications and something college admissions officers look for when admitting a student into their school.

Bowie clubs offer service hour opportunities

Maddie Coleman, Print Staff December 7, 2022

As we enter the fall season, clubs offered at Bowie kickoff their start to a yearlong term. With 157 different clubs, programs, and teams, Bowie has a lot to offer for the 750 new students in the freshman...

CELEBRATING WITH THE BAND: Band students parents set up the trunk of their car with decorations that correspond with their Greece inspired costumes. While this band tradition is adored by many students, parents also love joining in on the fun by bringing drinks and candy for the band students to enjoy.

Band celebrates with Trunk or Treat event

Savannah Linscomb, Print Staff November 28, 2022

All Hallows Eve the Bowie band takes part in another intense rehearsal for their marching season, practices can be intense during this time of the year, but when practice ends the band fond themselves...

Austin Police Department brings officers to defend campus

Austin Police Department brings officers to defend campus

Donna Kim, Print Staff November 25, 2022

For Officers Gregorio Guilbe and Christopher Mendoza, safety and security are their top priorities while being stationed at Bowie campus.  Recently however, many students have been noticing an increase...

CENTERING THE CLAY: Senior Claudia McCabe works on the first step of throwing clay on a pottery wheel. This step is called centering the clay which ensures that the piece is round and uniform.

Artists throw with new pottery wheels

Carey Wooley, Print Editor-in-Chief November 24, 2022

For junior Mia Schwartz the sculpture classes are an opportunity to express their creativity and learn about the ins and outs of clay and other mediums. Schwartz has learned to master how to throw on a...

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