Category: Schools

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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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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