Category: Schools

Bear Valley Unified School District Saves Taxpayers $1.7 Million

Big Bear, CA, September 16, 2016 – At a recent board meeting, The Governing Board of the Bear Valley Unified School District unanimously approved a resolution authorizing the issuance and sale of the district’s General Obligation Bonds. The Governing Board is pleased to announce the refunding process is complete and the savings to taxpayers totals $1,729,508.00. The Governing Board appreciates the support the district receives from the Bear Valley Community and is pleased to pass on this savings to the taxpayers. BVUSD is committed to providing an excellent education for every child in the District and is committed to high expectations for excellence in all that...

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Free Summer Meal Program for Kids and Teens in Full Swing

Big Bear, CA, June 22, 2016 – Bear Valley Unified School District is sponsoring a program which provides free lunch for all children and teens, 18 and younger, all summer long. Funded by the USDA, the Summer Food Service Program reimburses providers, like BVUSD, who serve healthy meals to children and teens in lower income areas when school is not in session. The program, being held at both Big Bear Elementary and Baldwin Lane Elementary, Monday through Friday from 11 am to 12:30 pm, has already begun and will run through July 29. Any child in the Big Bear...

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BBMS Students Raise Money to Help Fellow Students in Flint, MI

Big Bear, Ca, June 2, 2016 – Big Bear Middle School students are aiming high in the name of fundraising for themselves and students of Armstrong Middle School in Flint, Michigan, who may have been affected by the Flint River crisis. Drinking water in the Michigan town has been heavily contaminated by lead due to the toxic and corrosive nature of the river. This year, Big Bear Middle School Fundraising efforts have been to raise money for an Elkay EZ H2O water bottle filling station for the campus and a matching unit for Armstrong Middle School. The Flint station will help to cut down on plastic waste from the influx of plastic water bottles that have been sent to the area. Armstrong Middle School is not directly affected by the Flint River water issue, but many of its students are. Local students have raised money by making blender-bike smoothies, and hosting the Salsa Showdown and Healthy Taste of Big Bear dinner during STEM night.  Students were able to raise enough money for the Flint station, and with a generous grant from the Big bear Chamber of Commerce, they will reach their goal of installing a water station at Big Bear Middle School. For more information about the fundraising and how you can contribute, call Big Bear Middle School at...

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Free Lunch for Kids All Summer Long

Big Bear, CA, May 24, 2016 – Learning and good nutrition does not end when school lets out.  The USDA Summer Food Service Program helps provide nutritious meals to children so they are better fueled with healthy food to learn and grow. The SFSP is a federally-funded, state-administered program. The Summer Meals Program reimburses providers who serve free healthy meals to children and teens in low-income areas during the summer months when school is not in session.  State agencies administer the program and communicate with USDA. Sponsors enter into agreements with State agencies to run the program. Bear Valley Unified School...

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Kiwanis Club of Big Bear Valley Presents Hope of America Awards

Big Bear, CA, May 4, 2016 – On Monday evening, May 2nd, the Kiwanis Club of Big Bear Valley recognized deserving students with the Hope of America Award. The Hope of America Award recognizes and encourages students who have demonstrated academic accomplishments, leadership and good character. These students are potential leaders who have sustained the democratic way of life and exhibited outstanding citizenship traits. Criteria for selection of a recipient include capacity for leadership, ethical and moral character, and academic competency. Selection was not only made on the basis of academic achievement, but also on demonstrated leadership and character combined with...

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