Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The girls varsity basketball team finished the season with a 20-4 record and an average GPA of 3.6.
The Bowie High School girls varsity basketball team have much to be proud of this season—they ranked in The Washington Post’s top 20 high school basketball teams, ended the season with 20-4 record, all while still making the grades academically. The team’s head coach Chris Ferguson couldn’t be more proud of his team, which was a mix of new and more experienced players. Though Ferguson had been assistant head coach and junior varsity coach in previous years, the 2012-2013 season was his first as head coach of the team. He credits his coaching style in part to the success of the team. “It’s a lot more running, being in shape not just physically, but mentally, being mentally ready to play,” Ferguson said. Ferguson said his style is a product …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Cats, dogs and ferrets over 3 months old are elegible for vaccination.
The Prince George's County Health Department is holding a low-cost rabies vaccination clinic at Bowie High School from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. According to the city, only cats, dogs and ferrets over three months old will be vaccinated. A responsible adult must bring the pet and proof of a prior rabies vaccination. Dogs must be on a leash and cats and ferrets must be secured in a box. An exact fee of $10 will be due at the time of vaccination. Contact the health department at 301-583-3782 with further questions.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The charges stem from an early morning incident at Bowie High School on March 19.
Bowie police arrested five area teens on burglary and vandalism charges in relation to a break in at Bowie High School, according to a police report. Police give this account of the incident: At approximately 2:30 a.m. on March 19, Bowie police were responding to a report of suspicious individuals on Moylan Drive. While enroute, there was an alarm call at Bowie High School. Upon investigation, police found that the suspicious parties had gone into two trailers at the high school via open windows. Once inside, the suspects vandalized the property, damaged equipment, and sprayed a fire extinguisher throughout both trailers. Five suspects were apprehended on the scene—Jounel Washington, 19, of Bowie; Brandon Ford, 19, of Largo; Edgar Cruz-…
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Bowie High was one of three Prince George's County Public Schools to win big at the Annual Reach the Beach dance competition.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
An Instagram reference to a student being shot caused alarm Wedensday.
An Instagram message sent by a Bowie High School student raised concerns Wednesday, prompting Bowie police to deploy extra officers to the annex, the separate building where freshmen students attend classes. “There was a reference in an Instagram message saying a student was going to be shot,” said Bowie Police Chief John Nesky. When that student did not show up at school Wednesday, police decided to take some precautionary measures and have extra officers at the school and annex to ensure security. Rumors were flying on Twitter, with Bowie High students stating that lights in the annex classrooms were off and that the building was on lockdown due to a gun threat. Police say there was never a lockdown instituted at the annex or at the …
Monday, February 18, 2013
The students were able to raise more than $6,000 for the Special Olympics of Maryland.
Friday, February 1, 2013
The suspect is accused of stealing a credit card from one of her teachers and making fraudulent charges on the account.
A student from Bowie High School is being charged with theft and fraud for allegedly stealing a credit card from her teacher. Police said the victim reported that he'd had a credit card stolen from his wallet on two separate occasions while teaching at Bowie High School. He told police there were fraudulent transactions on the card from six Bowie area retails stores. Police were able to retrieve a surveillance video from one of the stores and the suspect was identified as a student at Bowie High. Police interviewed the suspect, and she admitted to fraudulently using the victim’s card at several locations. The suspect is facing two theft charges and eight fraud charges with the Department of Juvenile Services.
Monday, November 12, 2012
The Seahawks girls soccer team shut out the Bulldogs, 4-0.
The Bowie High Bulldogs girls soccer team ended their mostly successful season Saturday afternoon when they fell 4-0 to South River in the 4A state semifinals, reported the Gazette. South River dominated the game at Richard Montgomery High, making 22 shot attempts, keeping the Bulldogs on their toes and ultimately wearing them down, Bowie coach Aaroan Hankey told the Gazette. “We just got beat,” Hankey said to the Gazette. “The girls were quicker and seemed like they were in better shape.” The Seahawks were led to victory by Kacie Longo, who scored three of the team's four goals, according to the Gazette. For a full rundown on the game, read the article here on the Gazette.
A 15-year-old boy faces charges after bringing a BB gun onto school property last week.
A 15-year-old boy was arrested last week and charged with possession of a dangerous weapon after he brought a BB gun onto school property at Bowie High School, according to a police report. Bowie police responded to the report of a suspicious person carrying a weapon on Scarlet Oak Terrace on the morning of Nov. 7, and were unable to locate the suspect, the report said. Police said the caller then reported that the suspect attended Bowie High School, so police went to that location where they saw a suspect matching the caller’s description. The suspect was detained by the school resource officer without incident and police found a BB gun in his bag, according to the report. The teen was arrested and charged with possession of a dangerous …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Several Bowie High School students showed their support of same sex married on Tuesday by waving handmade signs to passing cars.
They may be too young to vote in this election, but that didn’t stop a group of about half a dozen Bowie High School students for advocating for Question 6 outside of their high school polling location this afternoon. “Everybody should have the right to get married and everyone should have the right to be happy,” said 16-year-old junior, Gabrielle Sparks. Her friends agreed. “People of the same gender getting married isn't affecting anyone else,” Kyle Parker, also 16, said. When Sparks saw a traditional marriage advocate opposing Question 6 last week during early voting, and no same-sex marriage advocates in sight, she decided to stand up for what she believed was right. “I got a poster board and pen and stood up with a sign and it was …