Dear parents, guardians, students, and Bonham High School families
By Bonham ISD
Aug 30, 2019
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Dear parents, guardians, students, and Bonham High School families,

School will be starting in a little over two weeks and I am so excited to begin this new chapter in my career. My name is Panchi Scown and I come to Bonham with twenty-eight years of experience. I began my career, in education, at the elementary level, transitioning to middle school and finally to the high school level where I have been the principal of Alpine High School for the last six years. I am excited to bring my knowledge, creativity and passion for learning to Bonham High School. Mrs. Buckaloo and I, along with many of the BHS teachers, have been working to create a new and exciting educational experience for our students. I believe all involved with BHS will appreciate the changes.

Some of the changes will include:

All students who turn in, either electronically or paper, all their beginning of the year paperwork, completely and correctly, by Wednesday, August 28th, will be invited to an ice cream or frozen ice party Friday afternoon before school is dismissed.

The students will challenge each other and the other classes to decorate hallways…… you’re going to love this.

Students who have perfect attendance (including no tardies) will receive a $100 gift card at the end of the school year.

All visitors will be required to show ID to enter the building and wear a visitor’s badge while in the building. Visitors may enter the front doors, but will need to be “buzzed” in by the front office.

Parents and community members who want to attend pep rallies are asked to get preapproval. Any time during the week of the pep rally you may come to the office and be run through the Raptor system. The office staff will hold your tag until time for the pep rally and all you will need to do is pick it up and head to the gym.  These changes are designed to promote the safety and security of all our students and are by no means to be thought of as a deterrent for visitors. We at BHS welcome parents and the community and hope that you will come and be part of the Warriors.

Parents, again for your students’ safety and security we will no longer accept phone calls for students to check themselves out. If you would like to check out your child you will need to come to the BHS office and check your student out. Students who are 18 and older will also have to have parental permission to check out. Your children are BHS’s responsibility while they are here and we want to do our very best to make sure that they are safe and that BHS and parents know where their students are.

The 2019-2020 school year is off to an exciting beginning and I welcome you to come and visit if you have any questions or concerns.


Panchi Scown