School Bus Safety Is No Accident


Big Bear, CA October 19, 2015 -  More than one million children ride school buses in California every day. The California Highway Patrol joins the observation of National School Bus Safety Week, October 19-23, to help recognize that school buses are the safest way for children to get to and from school. It takes a collective effort from the … [Read more...]

Brandy Murphy Crowned Miss Big Bear 2016


Big Bear, CA October 18, 2015 - Last night, October 17 at the Performing Arts Center in Big Bear Lake, Brandy Murphy was crowned Miss Big Bear 2016.   She and seven other contestants including  Ellie Dawson, Dalaney Doyle, Amanda Egerer, Kirsten Ellsworth, Cassidy Hunter, Daniel Kunz, and Ana Perez vied for the crown by participating in the … [Read more...]

Community Input Needed for Superintendent Search


Big Bear, CA, September 8, 2015 - The Governing Board of Bear Valley Unified School District will be selecting a new district superintendent. The trustees are soliciting community input about the desired characteristics to be used in recruiting and selecting this person. For instance, what personal and professional qualities for an incoming … [Read more...]

Personnel Changes for BVUSD

Big Bear, CA, August 28, 2015, 8:00am - Internal personnel changes within the Bear Valley Unified School District will help to fill the voids left by Mike Ghelber and Paulina Ugo.  Ghelber has been Big Bear High School's Principal for 8 years and has accepted the position of Director of Human Resources for the Coachella Valley Unified School … [Read more...]

Another Day of No School for BVUSD Students in Big Bear

Big Bear Lake, CA, August 24, 2015 - As a result of the poor air quality caused by the Summit Fire, all schools in the Bear Valley Unified School District will be closed again on Tuesday, August 25th.  This does not effect Fallsvale School in Forest Falls which will be open.  The District Office will be opened on Tuesday. … [Read more...]

No School Today For Sites Within the Big Bear Valley

Big Bear Lake, Ca 6:00 am - School cancelled for Monday August 24th. The Bear Valley Unified School District has determined that because of evacuation orders that include areas near their schools and citing student and staff safety, schools in the Big Bear Valley will be closed today.  The Fallsvale school site will remain in session today. … [Read more...]

City, Parks, and Schools Compete For DWP’s Biggest Loser


Big Bear, CA, July 27, 2015 - The spreadsheets are complete, the meters read, the data is entered and the results are in. The Bear Valley Unified School District  has won Round One for the Big Bear Lake Department of Water’s Biggest Loser competition. In May Reggie Lamson, the DWP General Manager, and Sierra Orr, Water Conservation and Public … [Read more...]

BVUSD Board Selects Interim Superintendent of Schools and Interim Assistant Superintendent of Business Services


Big Bear, CA, June 5, 2015 - On Wednesday evening, during a Regular Board Meeting, the BVUSD Governing Board appointed Mr. Ron Peavy to serve as Interim Superintendent of Schools and Dr. John Niederkorn to serve as Interim Assistant Superintendent of Business Services for Bear Valley Unified School District effective July 1, 2015. Mr. Peavy … [Read more...]

Maple Lane Closure Today for “Every 15 Minutes” Event


Big Bear City, CA, June 2, 2015 - The Big Bear Sheriff’s Station, California Highway Patrol, and Office of Traffic Safety has partnered with Big Bear High School to present “Every 15 Minutes” on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 2 and 3, 2015. This intense two-day program focuses on high school students, raising awareness about the reality and … [Read more...]

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...]