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The Dispatch

The student news site of James Bowie High School

The Dispatch

Culinary bakes wedding cakes

Lily Bourgeois, Dispatch Reporter January 13, 2022

One wrong measurement and the whole thing is ruined, all of the delicate work wiped away in one simple move.      It's about teamwork and collaboration.  The Bowie Culinary department recently...

AISD creates new COVID-19 Protocols for Athletics

Arushi Sharma, Editor-in-Chief January 12, 2022

On Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, Leal Anderson, Austin Independent School District’s (AISD) Atheltic Director released some new guidelines for sporting events. In response to Austin-Travis County moving into...

Art by Anna Holme

Outcry causes district to retreat from schedule change proposal

Anna Holme, Editor-in-Chief December 13, 2021

Recently, Austin Independent School District (AISD) superintendent Stephanie Elizalde proposed changing AISD’s current eight-period block schedule into a seven-period format for the 2022-2023 school...

As the first semester of school comes to a close, many students at Bowie understand feeling stressed about upcoming final exams and other schoolwork.

The stress that comes with finals

Sydney Crum, Dispatch Reporter December 13, 2021

Sophomore Slaone McKaskle has been preparing for weeks. Even after looking over her notes, she felt her heart beating faster than normal. She didn’t want to sit in her math class tomorrow and take her...

With the recent incident of the substitute teacher, rumors about other students coming on campus freely, and the recent Oxford shooting, this feeling has echoed among other students as well.

‘The Doors Are Always Open’ at Bowie High School: How Safe is Bowie Really?

Arushi Sharma, Editor-in-Chief December 10, 2021

  It started off as a normal Friday with the 9:05 am bell. Thirty minutes later, sophomore Martin Piorkowski’s substitute teacher was singing loudly to the song Toxic by Britney Spears on...

AISD Superintendent present proposal to change scheduling for 2022-23 school year.

AISD Proposes a New Block Schedule for the next school year

Arushi Sharma and Corinne Piorkowski December 10, 2021

A choice sheet.  A list of possible classes from Algebra 2 to the Introduction to Journalism.  A chance to broaden the high school learning experience and fall in love with a career path or class....

WIBC is a four day conference where bands from all over America are selected to perform in front of international guest conductors and other high school bands.

Band goes to Seattle for WIBC

Donna Kim, Commentary Editor December 8, 2021

Two years ago, the top band of Bowie High School submitted three different recordings to the Western International Band Clinic (WIBC). Last year, they were formally invited to Seattle, Washington and on...

Students were not the only ones impacted by the water leak events. All staff, including teachers, were also affected as their students were missing and they didn’t have a bathroom to utilize. Some are still dealing with the prolonged consequences of students leaving their classes for three days. 

The issue with the water leaks

Claire Scott, Dispatch Reporter December 6, 2021

 Hallways became filled with the sound of students' voices as they slowly started to leave their classes on Nov. 1, 2021.  The district had sent out an email to parents and a blast on social media...

FIT MEETINGS: Junior Ashley Fuselier and World Geography and debate teacher John Mast discuss information during the ModelUN meeting. The club meets on Thursdays every week.

Model UN club makes a comeback after nine years

Claire Scott, Dispatch Reporter December 6, 2021

The clock is ticking. Two more minutes till the countries have to vote on the bill in question. Will they vote in his favor? Sophomore Mason Lilley has spent the last two months researching and thinking...

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