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Hello Bowen Families,

This week starts the celebration of Black History! This month we will take time to look at the many contributions African Americans have made to this country.

We will honor the past while celebrating the future. There are so many individuals who have paved the way for all of us, and it is important to take time to learn about these amazing people and great moments. While the past is our history, we also look to the future and celebrate those blazing their own trail now.

Over the next month we will explore a different individual each day. We will celebrate individuals in the arts including music, dance and poetry; along with inventors, scientists and many more. During the final week of Black History Month, students will learn about Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), and explore their rich culture and their influence on the African American community.

Black History Month is not made just for African Americans, but for us all. Black history is everyone’s history! We all benefit from something an African American did, or is doing in this country. Their contributions cannot be ignored or go unnoticed. As we go through Black History Month and move forward towards our future, we are challenging the students to take away something to apply in their own lives. Let this be the beginning of adding Black History to American History because we cannot have one without the other. 

Mary Campione

Bowen Elementary Principal

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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Feb 23 - PTC Popcorn Sale

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Bowen Elementary

4483 Kalamazoo Ave Kentwood, MI 49508
P: 616-455-5220 F: 616-455-6991


Mary Campione

School Hours

Reg School Day  9:00 am - 3:59 pm
Half Day - 9:00 am - 12:15 pm

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