Welcome to the Bowie Counseling Department webpage!
Our mission is to provide our students with the knowledge and skills to be successful both at Bowie and in life. Our comprehensive guidance program is comprised with various activities and events for our students and parents including: academic planning, mental health support, classroom guidance lessons, presentations, etc. We uphold an open-door policy for our students in which they may visit their counselor before school, during lunch, during an off-period, or after school.
Parents, if you would like meet with your student's counselor, please arrange an appointment with them via email. Unfortunately, walk-in appointments are difficult to accommodate as we must be available to serve the needs of our students. Our contact information may be found under the staff link on the right side of this page.
All of our presentations will be posted the day after the event and can be found under the "Presentations" tab on the right-hand side of the page.
*Notification of counseling department events will be emailed to students and parents through Naviance. Please make sure that a valid email address is listed in Naviance as well as our other Bowie systems to ensure that you receive all of our communication.
We hope you have a great 2018-2019 school year!
Upcoming & Current Events
Purple level change request forms for the Spring semester are now available. Students requesting a level change may pick up a purple level change request form from their counselor. The form must be completely filled out by the student, parent, and teacher then submitted back to the counselor or front office. The counselor will then submit it to the department for approval. Please note that the level change process may take up to three weeks. Remember, level changes WILL NOT be granted if a student has missing assignments, has not attended FIT, or has not attended tutoring. If you have any questions regarding your level change request, please email your counselor.
Schedule changes for the Spring semester will ONLY be made if there is a true error or if it meets one of the specific circumstances listed on our pink course course correction form. Students may pick up a pink course correction form from their counselor. Remember, it must meet one of the circumstances listed. Schedule changes may take a few days to complete. We will complete all schedule changes requests in the order that we receive them. Students MUST follow their original schedule until they receive their new schedule from their counselor.
All sessions will be live-streamed at the following links:
PSAT Score Interpretation & Next Steps 6:00PM-6:25PM
Incoming 9th Grade Parent Q&A Sessions
Small MS February 19th 4:00PM-6:00PM
Bailey MS February 20th 4:00PM-6:00PM
Covington MS February 20th 4:00PM-6:00PM
Gorzycki MS February 21st 4:00PM-6:00PM
Parents may attend a Q&A night at another middle school if unable to attend their own. Parents of students that do not attend a feeder school may attend any session.