Category: Schools

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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BVUSD Brings ‘Virtual Education’ to the Valley

Big Bear, CA, April 29, 2016 – Bear Valley Unified School District is now offering a new option for home-schooled students, the Bear Valley Connections Virtual Academy. The purpose of the Academy is to leverage 21st century education resources on behalf of students who desire a more personalized approach to learning in order to maximize these student’s potential and meet the highest performance standards. This is accomplished through a uniquely individualized learning program that combines the best in virtual education with real connections among students, family, teachers, and the community to promote academic and emotional success for every student....

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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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