BVUSD Superintendent Kurt Madden Resigns

Big Bear, CA, May 12, 2015 - At Monday’s Special Board meeting of the Bear Valley Unified School District, Superintendent Kurt Madden gave his resignation to the Board effective July 1st.  Mr. Madden has accepted a position in the Bonita Unified School District as Superintendent.  Chairman, Bev Grabe, expressed that the Board sadly accepted his … [Read more...]

Appears Departure is Imminent for Two Top BVUSD Administrators

Big Bear Lake, CA, April 28, 2015 - In a letter released today by Kurt Madden, Superintendent of the Bear Valley Unified School District, addressed to school district employees, community members, and the media, it was disclosed that top administrators, Kurt Madden, Superintendent, and Walter Con, Assistant Superintendent of Business Services, are … [Read more...]

School Closure Not On This Year’s Agenda

Big Bear Lake, CA, April 15, 2015 - At Monday’s Special Board Meeting of the Bear Valley Unified School District, a presentation was made by Ron Peavy and Phil Hamilton, co-chairs for the 7-11 Committee, a district advisory group consisting of community members which was formed to evaluate and make recommendations to the Board regarding … [Read more...]

Big Bear Comes Together for Boys High School Soccer

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Big Bear, CA, April 14, 2015 - At a reception at Jay and Heather Obernolte's home on Saturday, April 11, a group of dedicated parents, students, and others saw their dream of a High School boys soccer team become a reality. A few months ago, some folks had the idea to create a soccer team for the boys at BBHS and started the process of raising the … [Read more...]

BVUSD Girl’s Choir Sweeps Show Choir Competition

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Big Bear, CA, March 12, 2015 - Altitude Adrenaline, formerly the Aquila Ensemble, is an after school competition show choir sponsored by Bear Valley Unified School District. It is open to girls grades four through eight from the three elementary schools and Big Bear Middle School. On Friday, March 6, Altitude Adrenaline swept the Cypress Star … [Read more...]

Bear Valley Unified School District Board Appoints a New Member

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Big Bear Lake, CA, February 11, 2015 - Following Monday’s Special Board Meeting of the Bear Valley Unified School District, the Board appointed new member, Cathy Herrick to fill the seat vacated by Dr. Ken Turney’s sudden passing.  Candidates Herrick and Elaine Tennity were interviewed in a public meeting prior to voting.  Following about an … [Read more...]

Valley Mourns the Loss of Dr. Ken Turney

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Big Bear, CA, January 8, 2015 - On January 6, longtime Big Bear Valley resident Dr. Ken Turney passed away. Dr. Turney, a local dentist and member of the Bear Valley Unified School District's board of trustees for more than 35 years, touched many lives and was very passionate about the students in our valley. According to Bev Grabe, school board … [Read more...]

BBHS Football @ Templeton Streaming Live Tonight

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Big Bear, CA, November 21, 2014 - The Big Bear High School football team travels over 300 miles today to play Templeton High school in the second round of the 2014 CIF Southern Section High School Football playoffs. The Big Bear @ Templeton game has been selected by Fox Sports West to air on their web PREP ZONE platform LIVE tonight at 7:30 p.m. … [Read more...]

Bear Valley Election Results Are In

Big Bear, CA, November 5, 2014 - In many ways the national and local elections of 2014 were remarkable, and with 100% of the San Bernardino County precincts counted, we can report the following for the Big Bear Valley. With impressive results, the California State Assembly District 33 was won by Big Bear resident and current City Council Mayor … [Read more...]

Fireside Chat… with Strings Attached

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Big Bear, CA, February 18, 2014 - Four years ago, due to budget cuts, BVUSD had to cut funding for the Elementary Strings Program which provides free participation for 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students interested in learning to play in an orchestra. Due to the state altering their education funding formula this year, there is a possibility that the … [Read more...]