Bowie Trustees try out gym program; BHS principal leaving for superintendent job

They include: Nicole Dewolfe, Hailey Skinner, Katie Turlington, Addie Farris, Gabriel Marrero, Landrie Spivey-Preuninger, Colby Miller, Halle Duvall, Ignacio Saucedo, Caleb Harris and Taygon Jones. (News photo by Barbara Green)

Bowie School Trustees had some fun Monday night as they played on the elementary school’s new Lü interactive playground system.
Meeting locations were shifted to allow the board an opportunity to see how the new system works in the gym. After the business of the night, the board and administrators tried out the system. Principal Kathy Green coordinated a spelling game that required you hit the letter on the wall screen with a ball, and a few others of the program.
A large hardwood screen was built by volunteers in the gym with materials donated by Ace Hardware.
The digital program is directed to the screen that takes the impact of balls and reflects the action in the program. The system has a large assortment of interactive play programs, plus other learning programs. Everyone had a good time trying to outdo each other’s scores.

Superintendent Blake Enlow told the group High School Principal Sergio Menchaca will be leaving the district to take the superintendent’s position at Terrell County Independent School District at Anderson. He was named the lone finalist for the position at the April 21 meeting and the required 21-day waiting period ended on Wednesday with the board meeting that night. His appointment was approved by the Anderson board.

A called meeting has been called by the Bowie ISD Board for 7:30 a.m. May 24 to consider a high school principal.

The board also was introduced to the members of the top 10 percent of the senior class.

Read the full story of this week’s meeting in the weekend Bowie News.

Members of the school board tried their hand at the Lu, an interactive playground program. (Photo by Barbara Green)