TAPR report does not provide comparable data for districts using 2021 compared to 2019
Bowie Assistant Superintendent Christie Walker presented the Texas Academic Performance Reports in a public hearing at Thursday’s school trustee meeting.
The TAPR in normal times would explore every aspect of the district and its accountability rating, however, districts were “not rated, declared a state of disaster” due to the pandemic.
Due to the cancellation of Spring 2020 STAAR, the 2021 data is compared to 2019. Walker gave the report comparing to the state levels.
In STAAR tests the district scores for all core areas at approaches and were above the state average; however, even if 100% of students are at approaches, the district would not meet accountability expectations. Walker said they need to look at the “meets” level performance.
Read the full story from Thursday’s board meeting in your weekend Bowie News.
Nocona BBQ team advances to nationals on dessert
The two Nocona High School barbecue teams competed at the state championship this past weekend with the Second Hand Smokers placing sixth in the dutch oven dessert category giving them points and clearing a way to the national competition in June.
Team member Denise DeLeon prepared the dessert.
The competition will be hosted at the Kahlari Resort June 18-21, a multi-day event with pork butt as the tie-breaker. There also will be some keynote speakers and training specific to barbecue.
The Burnt Ends did not make the final cut for nationals, but the team made up of two freshmen and three seniors had a great debut year.
Final scores from the state contest have not arrived to show where the teams placed in all five events. Both teams have been invited to attend and assist two teams cooking at the world championship contest in Memphis later in May.
Pre-K, kindergarten ‘signing day” planned
Celebrate the big day of your child starting pre-kindergarten or kindergarten with “Signing Day” from 4-6 p.m. on May 8 at Bowie Elementary School.
Any family who has a three to five-year-old that will be registered for the 2023-24 school year are invited to this special celebration that harkens to a graduate signing to move on to higher education.
Families can meet the teachers, pick up registration packets and take a picture of the day. The campus Head Start team from Region 9 Education Service Center also will be on hand to answer questions and assist with the application.
Choir concert on May 11
Bowie High School Choir students will present their spring concert at 6 p.m. in the junior high auditorium.
The program will be a “Salute to the Screen,” featuring songs from movies and TV shows. The public is invited to attend. The choir is under the direction of Melissa Zamzow.
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