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As you are aware, Kentwood Public Schools will need to make up a few minutes of instruction time each day to make up for hours missed this winter.  This winter has been one to remember, but spring feels right around the corner. With that being said, we will be adding six minutes to our school day.  Starting on Monday, March 25th school will start at 8:59 a.m. and end at 3:57 p.m.  Please make a note of these changes and let me know if you have any questions.  Have a great rest of the year!


KDL Mission Read Program

"All of the public libraries in Kent County have teamed up with the Kent Intermediate School District and the Literacy Center of West Michigan to launch Mission Read, a reading program designed to help young and beginning readers pass new Michigan reading proficiency requirements. The mission is to read for 1,000 days before 6th grade.

Families with beginning readers (kindergarten through grade three) can sign up for Mission Read at any Kent District Library location or any Grand Rapids Public library location. For every 100 days of reading, each participant will get a planet sticker. The 500 day prize is a book and the 1,000 day prize is a digital tablet reader. Visit for more information.

Stop in your local library and get your young readers signed up today!"


All students at Bowen Elementary will be held to consistently high standards while sustaining Capturing Kids Hearts and PBiS, promoting Responsibility, Teamwork, Respect and Accountability.



As a collaborative team, we believe we are all valued as different and unique individuals.  We strive to know our kids and appreciate our differences by taking responsibility for ALL, regardless of ability or background.  We will also acknowledge our strengths and skills to maintain a cohesive team of staff and students working with parents while working towards the same goal:  to learn.



We, at Bowen, in order to nurture and foster life-long learners, will provide relevant, rigorous instruction through best practices to maintain high academic performance and cultivate an atmosphere of enthusiastic, self-motivated readers.


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2019-2020 Summer Registration Hours

Summer Registration Hours

June 3, 2019 – August 2, 2019
Mondays – Thursdays: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fridays: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

  • New Students moving into KPS District
  • New Non-Resident Students
  • New Schools of Choice Students

KPS Administration Office
5820 Eastern Ave. SE, Kentwood MI 49508

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"We are the proud parents of three Bowen children, and we believe Bowen is a great school and the staff are excellent!" - The Taylor Family