Mark You Calendar
Dec. 12 – Elementary UIL Writing @ Bowie
Dec. 13 – Elementary UIL Oral Reading & Number Sense @ Fannin, Storytelling @ Carroll
Dec. 14 – Elementary UIL Spelling @ Navarro
Dec. 14 - Bowie Holiday Open House @ 5:30 p.m., 3rd grade performance @ 6:30 p.m. (Proceeds benefit Bowie Children at Christmas)
Dec. 15 - CEF Jean Day for Students and Staff ($2 donation)
Dec. 18-21 – 1st-4th grade GT presentations at Drane (Click the calendar for more info.)
Dec. 19 - Bowie Honor Choir Performance @ 6 p.m.
Dec. 22 - Bowie Holiday Show @ 8:30 a.m. followed by Class Parties
Dec. 22 - Early Release for Elementaries @ 11:45 a.m.
Dec. 25-Jan.5 - All CISD schools and offices closed.
Jan. 8 - Staff workday/Student holiday
Jan. 9 - Students return from holiday break.
Usery Named Interim Principal at Bowie Elementary
The Board of Trustees approved Hollye Usery as the Interim Principal at Bowie Elementary. The appointment was made following the current Principal Amy Gibbs’ announcement to retire in December after 25 years of service in public education. Ms. Usery was recently serving as the Assistant Principal at Bowie Elementary.
“Ms. Usery brings with her a love for Bowie Elementary and CISD as well as a background in elementary education. She knows the staff and students and will be able to continue the good work that is occurring on the campus,” said Superintendent of Corsicana ISD Dr. Diane Frost.
Usery began her teaching career in 2003 at Flour Bluff ISD in Corpus Christi, Texas. She taught elementary and middle school students before joining Corsicana ISD in 2008. Her first five years at CISD, she taught at the Sam Houston Elementary Dual Language campus. She spent the next two years teaching English Language Arts to 7th and 8th grade students at Collins Middle School. In 2015-2016, she left CISD to be an Assistant Principal at Fairfield Elementary for one year, then was hired as the Assistant Principal at Bowie Elementary.
“We will miss Ms. Gibbs and will forever appreciate her positive impact and leadership,” said Frost. “I am confident that Ms. Usery will successfully continue to lead the campus through this transition.”
Usery holds a Masters of Education degree in Educational Leadership and Administration from Lamar University. She is married to Michael Usery and they have three children, Brody, Jack, and Hannah.
Principal of Bowie Announces Retirement
Amy Gibbs, principal at Bowie Elementary announced her retirement plans to the campus staff early today. Gibbs has been principal at Bowie Elementary for the last six years and plans to retire at the end of December.
“I want you all to know how much you mean to me and how much I have enjoyed working with you...,” Gibbs started in her email to staff. “You occupy a very special place in my heart and always will.”
Gibbs went on to say that she is retiring after the tragic loss of her daughter‐in‐law last August. She will help take care her seven‐month‐old grandson while her son pursues college full‐time.
“This decision was not easy on me, as I am very close to you [staff] here at Bowie, as well as our students and parents. As you know, family always comes first,” said Gibbs.
While the decision Gibbs made to retire early was unexpected, CISD Superintendent Dr. Diane Frost, offered her sincerest wishes for retirement. “Ms. Gibbs has been a wonderful leader for Bowie. We certainly support her, and her husband Chris, as they make decisions in the best interest of their family.”
The immediate opening for new leadership will be given careful consideration. “I am meeting with Bowie grade‐level leaders and district staff this afternoon. We will be devising a strategy and timeline to find the best person to lead our Bowie campus,” said Frost.
“I love you all and wish only the absolute best for Bowie Elementary,” said Gibbs. Gibbs will retire with in December with 25 years of service to public education.
Bowie 2017-2018 Start/Finish Time2017-2018 Hours: 7:45 a.m.-3:15 p.m.Campus opens at 7:00 a.m. for early arrivals.
CISD Standardized Dress/JacketsPlease refer to the CISD Standardized Dress Code brochure for information regarding student dress code, in particular jackets that may be worn inside the building. If you have any questions, please fell free to call Mrs. Gibbs for clarification. Student dress code concerns are sent to the office and the students are provided a change of clothes for the day and/or parent phone calls are made.
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Elementary UIL Spelling @ Navarro
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Bowie Holiday Open House
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM Bowie 3rd Grade Holiday Performace
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM CHS Band Concert at Bowie
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM 2nd Grade Morning GT Presentation @ Drane Learning Center
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM 2nd Grade Afternoon GT Presentation @ Drane Learning Center
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM 1st Grade Morning GT Presentation @ Drane Learning Center
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM 1st Grade Afternoon GT Presentation @ Drane Learning Center
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM Bowie Honor Choir Concert
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM 3rd Grade GT Presentation @ Drane Learning Center
December 21, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM 4th Grade GT Presentation @ Drane Learning Center
December 22, 2017
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Bowie Holiday Show
December 25, 2017
December 26, 2017
December 27, 2017
December 28, 2017
December 29, 2017