Big Bear Middle School Receives the 2015 California Gold Ribbon Award

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 5, 2015 - Big Bear Middle School is being recognized as a 2015 California Gold Ribbon Schools recipient.  A letter from Tom Torlakson, the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, states that the award is a direct reflection of the dedication, hard work, and vision of the Big Bear Middle School’s educational community. … [Read more...]

Appears Departure is Imminent for Two Top BVUSD Administrators

Big Bear Lake, CA, April 28, 2015 - In a letter released today by Kurt Madden, Superintendent of the Bear Valley Unified School District, addressed to school district employees, community members, and the media, it was disclosed that top administrators, Kurt Madden, Superintendent, and Walter Con, Assistant Superintendent of Business Services, are … [Read more...]

School Closure Not On This Year’s Agenda

Big Bear Lake, CA, April 15, 2015 - At Monday’s Special Board Meeting of the Bear Valley Unified School District, a presentation was made by Ron Peavy and Phil Hamilton, co-chairs for the 7-11 Committee, a district advisory group consisting of community members which was formed to evaluate and make recommendations to the Board regarding … [Read more...]

Big Bear Comes Together for Boys High School Soccer

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Big Bear, CA, April 14, 2015 - At a reception at Jay and Heather Obernolte's home on Saturday, April 11, a group of dedicated parents, students, and others saw their dream of a High School boys soccer team become a reality. A few months ago, some folks had the idea to create a soccer team for the boys at BBHS and started the process of raising the … [Read more...]

BVUSD Girl’s Choir Sweeps Show Choir Competition


Big Bear, CA, March 12, 2015 - Altitude Adrenaline, formerly the Aquila Ensemble, is an after school competition show choir sponsored by Bear Valley Unified School District. It is open to girls grades four through eight from the three elementary schools and Big Bear Middle School. On Friday, March 6, Altitude Adrenaline swept the Cypress Star … [Read more...]

Bear Valley Unified School District Board Appoints a New Member


Big Bear Lake, CA, February 11, 2015 - Following Monday’s Special Board Meeting of the Bear Valley Unified School District, the Board appointed new member, Cathy Herrick to fill the seat vacated by Dr. Ken Turney’s sudden passing.  Candidates Herrick and Elaine Tennity were interviewed in a public meeting prior to voting.  Following about an … [Read more...]

STEM Students One Step Closer to National Title in APP Challenge

STEM Kids Jump

Big Bear, CA, January 16, 2015 - It was just announced this morning that Brandon McIlrevy, Sydney Peterson, Madeleine Boone, Luke Hannan, and Mckinley Warren of Nate Haston's Big Bear Middle School STEM class have moved one step closer to having the app they designed become a reality. Last week they found out they won Best in California for the … [Read more...]

Valley Mourns the Loss of Dr. Ken Turney


Big Bear, CA, January 8, 2015 - On January 6, longtime Big Bear Valley resident Dr. Ken Turney passed away. Dr. Turney, a local dentist and member of the Bear Valley Unified School District's board of trustees for more than 35 years, touched many lives and was very passionate about the students in our valley. According to Bev Grabe, school board … [Read more...]

BBHS Football @ Templeton Streaming Live Tonight


Big Bear, CA, November 21, 2014 - The Big Bear High School football team travels over 300 miles today to play Templeton High school in the second round of the 2014 CIF Southern Section High School Football playoffs. The Big Bear @ Templeton game has been selected by Fox Sports West to air on their web PREP ZONE platform LIVE tonight at 7:30 p.m. … [Read more...]

Thursday’s Assault Suspect Arrested

Big Bear Lake, CA, October 24, 2014 -During the course of follow up investigation, deputies from the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station identified the suspect of yesterday’s suspicious circumstances as 59-year-old Nelson Nodar.  Shortly after noon today, deputies contacted Nodar at his residence in Sugarloaf.  Nodar was taken into custody without … [Read more...]