School District Recovers Gun on Local Campus

Big Bear Lake, CA, November 6, 2012 - In a written statement released today by Kurt Madden, Superintendent of the Bear Valley Unified School District, he addressed an incident that occurred yesterday, November 5th  on a local school campus.  At approximately 3:45 pm, it was reported to the administration of the Big Bear Middle School that a … [Read more...]

School District, Healthcare District and City Council Candidate Forums Tonight On K-BEAR

Big Bear Valley, CA, November 5, 2012, 8am - The Lighthouse Project and the Chamber of Commerce hosted a series of candidate forums for this November’s local elections. If you were unable to attend the forum featuring the Bear Valley Unified School District, the Bear Valley Community Healthcare District, and the Big Bear Lake City Council, you … [Read more...]

Big Bear Valley School Loses API Ranking

Big Bear, CA, October 30, 2012 - The State of California has removed 23 schools of their Academic Performance Index, or API, ranking and enforced consequences on those schools after they reported incidents of testing irregularities, or cheating, in administering standardized tests given to students last spring.  One of the schools reporting to the … [Read more...]

Last Chance to View Documentary “The Bully Project”

Big Bear, CA, September 10, 2012 - Tuesday, September 11th, at 4:30pm, will be the final opportunity to view the film, “The Bully Project”, rated PG13, at Village Theaters on Pine Knot.  The Bear Valley Unified School District and the Lighthouse Project encourage Bear Valley parents and teenagers to view this important documentary citing not … [Read more...]

Bear Valley Unified School District Teachers and Staff Attend Southern Region Student Wellness Conference

Big Bear, CA, August 24, 2012, - As a supplement to their continuing education process, Bear Valley Unified School District teachers and administrative staff attended the Southern Region Student Wellness Conference in Indian Wells, CA, this past July.  The District was invited by Kathy Estes, Coordinator for the Coordinated School Health Programs … [Read more...]

Measure M Ballots Mailed to Voters This Week

Families show their support of Measure M at a rally on Saturday, June 9th.

Big Bear, CA, June 13, 2012, 4:00pm - This week, the County Registrar’s Office will mail ballots for the Bear Valley Quality Education and Core Academics Measure, known as Measure M, to registered voters living in the Bear Valley Unified School District.  The all-mail ballot election needs to be returned by July 10th.  As State funding … [Read more...]

Interim Principal Appointed to Big Bear Elementary School for 2012-2013

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Big Bear, CA, June 8, 2012, 8:00am - During Wednesday night’s regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees for the Bear Valley Unified School District, in a 4-0 vote, trustees appointed Scott Waner to serve as Interim Principal of Big Bear Elementary School.  Dr. Al Waner was intentionally absent from the discussion and action taken on … [Read more...]

The Lighthouse Project’s “Vision 2012 Community Summit” Welcomes Jamie Vollmer

BVUSD Board Trustee Dr. Kenneth Turney, The Lighthouse Project's Founder Tim Wood, BVUSD Superintendent Kurt Madden, Jamie Vollmer, BVUSD Board of Trustees Paul Zamoyta, Bev Grabe and Dr. Al Waner

Big Bear, CA, May 25, 2012, 5:00pm - To an auditorium packed with educators, students, parents and community members last Wednesday evening, the Vision 2012 Community Summit, presented by The Lighthouse Project, began with an over view of the Community Summits of the last four years.   This, the fifth annual Vision 2012 Community Summit’s … [Read more...]

Search Resumes for New Principal of Big Bear Elementary School

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Big Bear, CA, May 24, 2012, 12 noon - KBHR learned today that Michelle Case, the newly hired principal for Big Bear Elementary School for the upcoming school year 2012-2013, would not be accepting the position after all.  In an email sent to Kurt Madden, Superintendent of the Bear Valley Unified School District, written by her husband, Jeff, they … [Read more...]

Keynote Speaker Jamie Vollmer Appears Tonight at the 2012 Community Summit Presented by The Lighthouse Project

Big Bear, CA, May 23, 2012, 12 noon: Tonight The Lighthouse Project is celebrating their fifth annual Community Vision Summit.  Keynote Speaker is Jamie Vollmer who is the author of the book “Schools Can’t Do It Alone”.  Mr. Vollmer is a successful businessman whose philosophy on public education, and his wake up call to effecting change … [Read more...]