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    • Letter to Bowie HS Community
      Letter to Parents 1-25-21
      Link to verified GoFundMe to support the family:
    • 2021-2022 Parent Registration Information Night
      counselor registration parent night 2021
    • Pathway to College

      Make sure you have everything in order to apply to College. This guide will help you from graduation requirements to community service, writing application essays, recommendation letters, and beyond.


      Click Here to View Packet.

    • 2021 Summer Pre-College Program Fairs

      Johns Hopkins Engineering 2021
      The Association for Pre-College Program Directors is proud to present the 2021 Summer Pre-College Program Fairs, a series of virtual events that provide students and their families the opportunity to learn about academic summer programs at top US college and universities.

      Representatives from Johns Hopkins Engineering  (Explore Engineering Innovation and Biomedical Engineering Innovation) will be at the fairs on:
      • January 9 - registration now open - there is no charge to attendees!
      • February 3
      • February 20
      • March 3
      At each fair, attendees may: 
      • Visit virtual booths, where you can ask questions via text or video chat with summer program representatives.
      • View helpful webinars on how to choose a summer program, how to strengthen your application, how to make the most out of your summer program experience.
      Registration is FREE to attendees. We invite you to visit the Virtual Fairs website at for complete information on dates, times, and which institutions will be represented at each event. We also encourage you to visit, where you can search participating programs by your grade level, academic interests, and more.
      The first Virtual Fair will be held on January 9th, 2021, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Eastern time.
      Registration for the January 9 fair is open on the Virtual Fairs website

      Questions about the event can be submitted to  
      We hope to see you there!

      The Engineering Innovation Team
      Johns Hopkins Engineering


      The Office of Intramural Training & Education at the National Institutes of Health is seeking motivated, hard-working students who are interested in STEM careers to apply to the High School Scientific Training and Enrichment Programs (HiSTEP for juniors and HiSTEP 2.0 for seniors)! This is a paid summer internship opportunity and we are specifically seeking students who have little to no prior out-of-school STEM hands-on experiences.

      When:  Tuesday, December 15th at 4pm



      If you are unable to attend live, the recording will be available by following the same link after the session.

      About the programs:

      In HiSTEP, rising high school seniors (current juniors) explore the biomedical sciences and STEM careers through a variety of activities over six weeks (June 29-Aug 5).  Students leave the program with a better understanding of available biomedical careers, skills to continue career exploration, a support network of mentors, and a college application foundation and plan for the fall.

      In HiSTEP 2.0, rising college freshmen (current seniors) have the opportunity to spend seven weeks  (June 21-Aug 6) as a summer intern (virtually) working under the mentorship of NIH research scientists and clinicians. In addition, students participate in a curriculum that prepares them for the transition to college.

      Please visit the website for each program to learn more about eligibility requirements and to begin an application.


       If you have any questions about the program please contact us at

    • Virtual Career Night

      Virtual Career Night 2020


    • Club Announcements
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      STUDENTS!Are you the leader of a club/organization/sport? If you have news or information for Mr.Arcusa that needs to be included in the Bulldog Bulletin, please email your sponsor the announcement first so they can forward it to him. Stories that you would like included on the show need to be to him (again, from your sponsor) no later than Friday afternoons at 3PM. View the latest Bulldog Bulletin
    • Diploma PickUp
      Diploma Banner
      Class of 2020: Sign Up to Pick Up Your Diploma Here
    • November 6th Schedule

      Friday, November 6th is a 2-hr early dismissal to allow for teacher grading time.
      Please see the B-day schedule below:

      Distance Learning 2hr early release
    • Jazlyn Leonso, PGRASG President
    • Bulldog Bulletin Anchor and Content Producers Positions

      Dear Bulldog Nation,

       "The Bulldog Bulletin” is our morning show that has aired in the building for the past 11 years, mostly on a daily basis. It serves as our flagship news source for all things dealing with the Burgundy and Blue.
      We cover general announcements, clubs and sports, and a variety of other topics that affect all of us at BHS.

       In these unprecedented times, we obviously cannot do the traditional live broadcast, but I am looking for anchors who can deliver a script that I will
      ( mostly ) provide for you. If interested, you must be able to record yourself reading it in a charismatic and engaging way with good sound and igniting, and be able to send it to me on a DEADLINE. It may possibly evolve into a LIVE zoom version. But for now, it will be pre-recorded, I will edit a master version, and it will be uploaded to:
       If this sounds like something you'd like to do, join the Bulldog Bulletin 2020 - 2021 Google Classroom with the following group codei7yg2mb

       I'd also love to have content producers to report on things and put pieces together.

      The following must apply to you to participate:
      1. You have to have a 2020-2021 PGCPS Publicity Release on file with me that says we can use your image and voice. No “opt-outs.” 
      2. You must be in good academic standing (2.5 or better at progress report time. If not, you can apply later when your grades come up)
      3. Again, you HAVE to be able to supply your (probably pre-recorded) parts on a deadline or be able to meet for an as-yet-to-be-determined Zoom meeting.
      4. Anchors/hosts will have to supply an audition video. See Google Classroom page for details.

       *NOTE - This is for experience and service hours ONLY and does not count for extra credit or any compensation (other than a senior cord for graduation)

      I look forward to hearing from you,

      Mark Arcusa
      Bowie High School
      Television and Film/Computer Graphics Teacher
    • BHS Science Fair
    • Administrator Counselor Breakdown 2020-2021
      Mr. Joshua JacksonJoshua.Jackson@pgcps.orgGrade 9 (A-K) Annex Building
      Mrs. Helen KingHking@pgcps.orgGrade 9 (L-Z) Annex Building
      Ms. Aisha MahoneyBernnadette.Mahoney@pgcps.orgGrade 10 (A-K)
      Ms. Rashieda GanttRashieda.Addison@pgcps.orgGrade 10 (L-Z)
      Ms. Lonice PriesterLonice.Priester@pgcps.orgGrade 11
      Ms. Maureen DelaneyMaureen.Delaney@pgcps.orgGrade 12
      Professional School Counselors:
      Main Building  
      Mrs. Steffanie CadoganSteffanie.Cadogan@pgcps.orgA-Ci
      Ms. Elizabeth LopezElizabeth.Lopez@pgcps.orgCl-Harr
      Ms. Dolores HoobanDolores.Hooban@pgcps.orgHars-Mel
      Ms. Regina MooreRegina.Moore@pgcps.orgMem-Rog
      Dr. John TrustyJohn.Trusty@pgcps.orgRoh-Stap
      Ms. Meghann KaplunMeghann. Kaplun@pgcps.orgStaq-Z
      Annex Building Counselors:
      Dr. John TrustyJohn.Trusty@pgcps.orgGrade 9 A-D
      Mrs. Delia CowlingDParra@pgcps.orgGrade 9 E-Z
      Guidance Secretaries:  
      Mrs. Karen GuntherKaren.Gunther@pgcps.orgRegistrar- Main building
      Mrs. Patty LeePatty.Lee@pgcps.orgRegistrar- Annex building
      Ms. Kelly CohenKelly.Cohen@pgcps.orgAlpha A-K
      Ms. Deborah BerryDeborah.Berry@pgcps.orgAlpha L-Z
      Main Office Secretaries
      Ms. Barbara WrightBwright@pgcps.orgMain office
      Ms. Debbie MiltonDebbie.Milton@pgcps.orgMain office
      Ms. Debbie ParfittDeborah.Parfitt@pgcps.orgAttendance secretary
      Ms. Beverly AskiaBeverly.Askia@pgcps.orgSpecial Ed secretary
      Ms. Theresa PriceTheresam.Price@pgcps.orgFinancial Technician
      Mrs. Jenn MarceronMarceron@pgcps.orgPrincipal’s Secretary
      Mrs. Yvonne BaileyYvonne.Bailey@pgcps.orgAnnex main office
    • Class of 2020 Order Graduation Ceremony Pictures
    • Back to School Night

      Back to School Night is TONIGHT! Thursday, September 17, 2020 from 5:30pm - 8:00pm.
      Please log in to your students Google Classroom Account to access Zoom links for each class.

      Access the Back to School Night Agenda for more details.

    • SAT Bowie Test Center Closure


      Due to COVID-19 and PGCPS's restrictions on the use of school buildings during the pandemic, the Bowie High School test center is CLOSED for the October, November, and December SAT examinations. Contact the College Board to discuss your test center relocation options. 
    • Parent Video Audio Opt-Out Letter
    • Back to School Guide 2020
    • Trouble Shooting Assistance

       Computer Triage


      Troubleshooting Assistance
      Please use our Back To School Guide for FAQ’s: BHS Back to School Guide 


      Distance Learning Hotline

      PGCPS Distance Learning Hotline will provide live assistance to parents/families in order to address and resolve concerns arising during the period of Distance Learning for students.   Parent/Guardians can call 240-696-6229 on Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM for live assistance for technical/equipment issues and/or instructional guidance and support. 

      Parent Centers

      PGCPS heard from parents and guardians during the implementation of distance learning this past winter/spring 2020 – assistance was needed in the areas of technology, instruction, and other supports. Thus we have strategically designated locations throughout PGCPS where parents can receive assistance with technology, accessing and navigating platforms, and other troubleshooting.

      The safety of parents and staff is paramount.  Social distancing will be adhered to. Site stipulations require that all visitors wear masks. Visitors should arrive at their designated appointment time and will be instructed that only one person may enter the facility per family and children may not enter the facility.  The temperature of each center worker and each visitor will be scanned upon entry into the site.  Anyone with a temperature greater than 100 degrees will not be allowed to remain on site.  No children are allowed into the Support Center.  Parents must make arrangements for their child’s safety outside of the Parent Support Center.

      Days/Times: Mondays & Wednesdays, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.   Sign up for an appointment **An email address is required to book an appointment online.  If you do not have an email address, please book an appointment through the Parent Hotline at 240-696-3315.         
      To book an appointment online:
      1. Select link for the specific location you would like to visit
      2. Select the service you need.
      3. Select an available time from the list. *Appointments must be made more than 90 minutes in advance.
      4. Complete the appointment form.
      5. A confirmation email will be sent to the email they use to register. 


      Locations: Benjamin Tasker Middle School - 4901 Collington Road, Bowie, MD 20715  |  Book an appointment Charles Carroll Middle School - 6130 Lamont Drive, New Carrollton, MD 20784 | Book an appointmentDrew Freeman Middle School - 2600 Brooks Drive, Suitland, MD 20746 | Book an appointmentG. James Gholson Middle School - 900 Nalley Road, Landover, MD 20785 | Book an appointmentGwynn Park High School - 13800 Brandywine Road, Brandywine, MD 20613 | Book an appointmentHigh Point High School - 3601 Powder Mill Road, Beltsville, MD 20705 | Book an appointmentNorthwestern High School - 7000 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville, MD 20782 | Book an appointmentPort Towns Elementary School - 4351 58th Avenue, Bladensburg, MD 20710 | Book an appointmentThurgood Marshall Middle School - 4909 Brinkley Road, Temple Hills, MD 20748 | Book an appointment


    • Evening Program Parent Letters
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      Evening English Aug2020Evening Spanish Aug2020  Evening French Aug2020
      ENGLISH                           SPANISH                         FRENCH
    • Welcome Back Letter
      2020-2021 Welcome Back
    • Principal Kautzer Letter to BHS Community
      Kautzer Letter to CommunityAug42020
    • Bowie High Welcomes Mr. Joseph Kautzer as Acting Principal
      Acting Principal 2020
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