Category: Schools

Film Screening Focused on Preventing Prescription Drug Abuse

Big Bear, CA, April 15, 2016 – On April 20, 2016, Big Bear Prevention of Rim Family Services and the Breakthrough Task Force will host a community night in the Big Bear Middle School cafeteria where the film “Behind the Orange Curtain” will be screened. This film focuses on prescription drug use among youth in Southern California. Following the film, a brief presentation will be made giving community members information on how they can take action to prevent prescription drug abuse in our Valley. “Behind the Orange Curtain” delves into the staggering problem of teenage drug abuse in Orange County, one of the most affluent counties...

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BVUSD Seeks Input on Possible Homeschool/Alternative Education Program

Big Bear, CA, February 18, 2016 – The Bear Valley Unified School District recognizes a need and desire throughout our community for a homeschooling/alternative education program. The District has the resources, teachers, and community support to create an outstanding program to serve our students and families. New Superintendent, Dr. Mary Suzuki stated, “Many families are interested in homeschooling and/or an alternative educational option for their children and Bear Valley Unified School District is excited to step up to this challenge. A program such as this will better serve our families and community.” The School District is interested in your ideas on how a homeschool program may benefit...

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BVUSD Invites Public to Welcome New Superintendant

Big Bear, CA, January 18, 2016 – The Big Bear Valley Unified School District’s regular Board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 20, at 6:00 p.m. at Big Bear Middle School, immediately following the welcome reception for Dr. Mary Suzuki. Among the items on the agenda, the board will recommend the Governing Board approve the Certification of Board Minutes effective January 4, 2016 and December 18, 2015.  These minutes regard personnel changes with the departure from BVUSD of Mr. Ronald B. Peavy, Interim Superintendent of Schools, effective December 18, 2015, and the arrival of Dr. Mary Suzuki as the new Superintendent...

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LAUSD Schools Closed Due to Credible Threat

Big Bear, CA, December 15, 2015 – All schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District are closed today due to the receipt of a “credible threat of violence.” Bear Valley Unified School District wants to assure everyone that they are following ongoing reports on this situation and will keep us informed of any circumstance that may affect students in the Big Bear Valley. Additionally, San Bernardino Valley College remains closed today due to the receipt of a credible threat on Monday, but has been cleared to reopen Wednesday, December 16, after a thorough search of the campus. BVUSD is in contact with the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools and will keep us apprised of any information pertinent to all of us in Big Bear Valley. The County Superintendent of Schools reports “in San Bernardino County, no K-12 school districts have reported being closed this morning.” Tiffany Swantek of the Big Bear Sheriff’s Department offered the following information: In Big Bear, at this time, we have had no indication or any reports of any threats to the Big Bear Valley. The Sheriff continues to ask people to remain diligent and watchful for any suspicious activity and to report any such activity right away....

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BBMS Students Work to Bring Sustainability to The Community

Big Bear, CA, December 11, 2015 – Students at Big Bear Middle School are bringing sustainability to the community with their teacher Tracy Tokunaga. One of the projects they are working on this year is Project Localize where they are learning what makes a food system sustainable, and sharing sustainable solutions with the community through artwork that they will be creating this spring. Tokunaga says the students have accomplished quite a bit so far with the Big Bear Farm2Mountain Produce Club. The students run a farmer’s market out of the classroom every week on Tuesday. They work with the Big Bear Valley Community Gardens Project and with JF Organic Farm, which is less than 75 miles from Big Bear. The Community Gardens Project donates produce to sell at the farmer’s market and customers of the Produce Club are able to order organic produce online through their website. Every Tuesday, the students unload the produce, check orders, assemble boxes, and run the cash register. The money they make from this program supplies the school salad bar with organic produce every week. The Community Gardens Project will work with Big Bear Middle School students in the spring to plant their own garden plot. The food they harvest will then supplement their Tuesday farmer’s market. Students also ‘juice’ every Friday, making organic fruit smoothies on their newly engineered blender...

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