Pre-Enrollment for 3 year olds, PreK and Kindergarten
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Enrollment Packet is available onsite or under the Administration tab
Bowlegs Schools: Chapter 1
"The story of Bowlegs Union Graded District No. 5 is a story of oil. It is a story of courage. It is a story of faith and hard work. The story of Bowlegs School is a story the telling of which takes one from the sylvan quiet of a peaceful farming country through the tense drama of a thrilling "boom town" and finally to the establishment of an educational institution which has no duplicate on the face of the earth.
Bowlegs is the school that oil built. Before this liquid wealth gushed from the sandy hills of Seminole County there were only two-room rural schools sprinkled at convenient intervals over the region. But oil changed all that. There is today the largest rural school in the state and perhaps the largest school of its kind in existence located in this once barren area.
Bowlegs is the school that courage built. It took the iron nerve of a farseeing educator to carve such a monument to education from the material available in a new and untamed oil field. It required the combined courage of a farseeing Board of Education to support him in his Herculean task. And it required the solid supporting courage of every citizen to make the undertaking possible.
Bowlegs school is a story of faith and hard work. It took these to create within a short pan of ten years a school that won a place in the eyes of a nation. It took these to weather those years of bleak depression and despair and emerge a school that still stands forth a national figure.
Today there is the largest known Union Graded School, employing thirty teachers, and having an enrollment of 1200 students. There is a school accredited for 26 units of scholastic work and offering all the recognized extra-curricular activities. There are athletic teams, musical organizations, and scholastic clubs.
This is the school that oil, courage and work built. And hereby lies the story of Bowlegs U. G. 5."
This was the beginnings of what is today Bowlegs Public Schools Independent District 3 of Seminole County. Much credit must be given to the faculty, staff, students and community for making Bowlegs Schools what it is today.