Tag: Chautauqua High School

BVUSD Board Meeting

At last night’s regularly scheduled meeting of the Bear Valley Unified School District, Soroptimist International of Big Bear Valley was recognized for their continued support of Bear Valley schools.  Soroptimist President, Cindy Caretto, presented the district with a check for $8,920.00 to be used to purchase security cameras at the Big Bear Middle School.  Middle School STEAM Program students presented to the Board after winning three categories in the Rube Goldberg competition on March 4th placing third overall and receiving the Creative Spark Award and the Teamwork Award.  Students collaborated to create a complex machine incorporating a mechanical device...

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Paving Project Reaches Baldwin Lane at SR 38 Today

Big Bear, CA, August 6, 2014 – The Caltrans project on SR 38 is paving the section between Square Turn, at Lippy’s Market, and Baldwin Lane today. A spokesperson from Caltrans said they will be at the intersection of Baldwin Lane and SR 38 at just about the time the school day ends. Please access Big Bear High School, Chautauqua High School, and Baldwin Lane Elementary via Maple and leave the schools the same...

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Hard Closure at Maple Lane on Monday Morning

Big Bear City, CA, August 2, 2014 – On Monday morning, the Caltrans paving project on Highway 38 reaches Maple Lane. Beginning at 8 am on Monday August 4th, you will not be able to turn up Maple from either direction. This will not affect morning bus runs or drop-offs to Big Bear High School, however after the 8 am closure, drivers and buses will have to use an alternate route to access BBHS, Chautauqua High School, and Baldwin Lane Elementary. As of now, this closure is expected to remain in effect through the afternoon, so all three schools will have to be accessed via Baldwin Lane from SR 38. Listen to KBHR 93.3 FM on Monday morning and check kbhr933.com for up to the minute information....

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High school speakers compete on important topics

Big Bear Lake, CA, February 25, 2013 – The Big Bear Branch of the American Association of University Women is partnering with Bearly Speaking Toastmasters to present the second annual Eleanor Stem Allen Memorial Speech Contest. This year’s topic is “Sexual Harassment in Schools…big deal?” and is open to all high school students. The speakers compete for cash prizes, and the contest –also known as Speech Trek – has served as a stepping stone for past students. The winner of last year’s inaugural contest, Elizabeth Johnson, went on to capture 5th place at the State level. Her presentation on “Bullying” earned an additional cash prize for her and statewide recognition to the Big Bear Valley. The contest will be held on Tuesday, February 26, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. at Keller Williams Realty (42149 Big Bear Blvd, at the corner of Fox Farm Road).  Admission is free and refreshments will be served. For more information, call Speech Trek Chair Marlene Cain at (909)...

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Chautauqua High School Restructuring Approved by the School Board 5-0

Big Bear, CA, February 11, 2013 – At the regularly scheduled meeting of the Bear Valley Unified School District on February 6th, Superintendent Kurt Madden made the recommendation for approval of the Board to implement changes at Chautauqua High School.  Madden tells Kbear that the fiscal impact of the restructuring will generate a savings of $108,000 in the school budget.  The changes presented to the Board would reduce the number of students at Chautauqua by enrolling all entering 9th graders for the upcoming 2013-14 school year in Big Bear High School.  The restructuring would allow for current 9th, 10th and 11th grade students to continue their education at the Chautauqua campus.  The restructuring includes the elimination of the Principal position, held by Steve Schour, while creating a Lead Teacher position, the reduction of one Certificated Teaching position and the scaling back of Classified Staffing with less students at the campus.  After hearing the recommendation, in the discussion phase, every Board member spoke acknowledging the great program at Chautauqua High School but also acknowledging the District-wide needs by comparison.  The Board voted 5-0 in favor of the recommendation with the changes effective July 1st.  According to Madden, the position of Lead Teacher has been offered to Mr. Schour but at this time, he hasn’t accepted or declined the offer.  Chautauqua’s current student base consists of approximately 70 students comprised of...

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