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Science Festival kicks-off STEAM Week activities April 24, 2013

Bowley Science Festival

Bowley Elementary hosted a PTA sponsored Science Festival as a kick-off for STEAM Week activities. The PTA was awarded the UNC Chancellor Thorp Science Grant. This grant provided materials for twelve hands-on science activities for all students in grades PK-5th. Two schools in Cumberland, County, NC were awarded this grant. Bowley is the first DoDEA-DDESS school to have the honor of hosting this event.

Girl making bubbles

The festival was held in conjunction with the monthly Fun Family Night, which included a spaghetti dinner and book fair, drawing over nearly 300 students, parents, and community.  

To complement the hands-on activities provided by the grant, the district's Star Lab, inflatable planetarium, added to the evening's science exploration. The enthusiastic engagement in events such as finger printing and parachute and rocket making by Bowley families was evidence of a successful evening of science fun.



DoDEA Vision 

To be among the world's leaders in education, enriching the lives of military-connected students and the communities in which they live.

DoDEA Mission

Educate, Engage, and Empower each student to succeed in  dynamic world.

Goal 1

By the end of the school year, all students will improve their reading skills by utilizing vocabulary strategies that focus on context clues and vocabulary development across the curriculum.  Progress will be measured through the use of standardized and local assessments.

Goal 2

By the end of the school year, all students will increase proficiency in number sense in operations as measured by system wide and local assessments.