News and Announcements

Schedule

This is not the current schedule it is a schedule that will be in if we get in the red .tier.

Yearbook

The yearbook staff just sent out senior standouts and we were hoping you could post a notification on Google Classroom in your senior classes.

Meal Service

No meal service on Monday, January 18, 2021 in observance of Martin Luther King Day. Meals for this weekend, including meals for Monday, January 18th and Tuesday, January 19th will be available for pick up today, January 15th from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm at all school sites.

If you have any questions, please contact the Child Nutrition office at 909-866-4406.
Drive-thru meal service will resume on Wednesday, January 20, 2021.

Final schedule

Wednesday P1 9:10 am-10:40 am, P5 11:10 am-12:40 pm, Thursday P2 9:10 am-10:40 am, P4 11:10 am- 12:40 pm, Friday P3 9:10 am-10:40 am, P6 11:10 am-12:40 pm

Library Information

Library books are available for students to check out!
They can checkout a book by accessing the library website and going to the book checkout page.
Instructions on how to check out are on that page.

Here is a link to the library website:
https://sites.google.com/bearvalleyusd.org/bbhslibrary/home

Please share this with your students! Literature can sustain us in times of crisis (like a pandemic). Books provide an escape, teach us new things, give us something to do, something to talk about, and something to look forward to.

Also, the library is still doing our monthly events. So make sure your students are utilizing the library website. There is a lot of fun stuff on there!

Eco-Friends

Hey BBHS students! Eco-Friends is starting to meet on Wednesdays at 2:15, beginning this week! We will be discussing how to make a positive impact, having conversations on climate crisis and other environmental subjects! Contact Mrs.Smith or Evette Palacios for more information! Zoom Link below!



https://bearvalleyusd.zoom.us/j/81843469636?pwd=WTFBRkhNM1pqdlFSQm16dUtBQXd0dz09

Virtual College Workshop

Monday, October 5th – 3:30pm – 5:00pm (Pacific Time) – “Myths and Misconceptions About Private Colleges and Universities” –

Join us for an informative webinar hosted by PCoC Admissions professionals who will explore several widely-held myths and misconceptions about private colleges and universities.

Participating Schools: Dominican University of California, Mills College, University of La Verne, University of San Francisco, University of the Pacific

Registration Link: https://pacific.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEtfumpqjstGNUa-nVomticDGPfQQHaWU3m





Tuesday, October 6th – 3:0pm – 5:00pm (Pacific Time) – “Considering Faith-Based Private Colleges in California” – Seeking a university that incorporates a high-quality education with faith with a strong sense of community? Join us for a workshop hosted by a diverse group of college and university admissions representatives that will explore the advantages of attending a private, faith-based California university.

Participating Schools: Biola University, California Lutheran University, Mount Saint Mary's University, St. Mary's College of California, University of San Diego, University of San Francisco

Registration Link: https://pacific.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAldeuorD0pHdDvIGclwFBeEXKBJRPhbIgl



Wednesday, October 7th – 4:00pm – 5:30pm (Pacific Time) – “Transferring to California Private Colleges” –

Join transfer admission counselors from across California to learn about the transfer process. We will share how to plan your transfer pathway, prepare your application, navigate transferring credits, and find financial aid to help you afford making the switch to a private California college.

Participating Schools: Biola University, California College of the Arts, California Lutheran University, University of La Verne, University of Redlands, University of San Diego, University of San Francisco, University of the Pacific

Registration Link: https://pacific.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEpfu2hpzMtHtWgvzQsJtMP3VAHgriEFj0Q





Thursday, October 8th – 3:30pm – 5:00pm (Pacific Time) – “First-Generation Students and Families: Successfully Navigating The College Application Season” –

PCoC Admissions professionals, many of whom were first-generation college graduates themselves, will share their advice on how today's first-generation students and their parents can successfully navigate and complete the process of applying to private colleges and universities.

Participating Schools: Biola University, Mills College , Mount Saint Mary's University, University of La Verne, University of Redlands, University of San Diego
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Registration Link: https://msmu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJclde2hqjgiGN0r4plcngRsRN8kP_uAHfMn

Cal Baptist

Attention, Seniors! Would you like to know more about Cal Baptist? Please register at the following link to "Experience CBU in 360"
CBU Admissions <admissions@calbaptist.university

College Resources webinar

Hi friends,

Hope September is treating you and yours well.

I had a great birthday week. Only one (and not three) trips through the touch-less Krispy Kreme drive-thru with my daughter. 😜

Just sharing a few favorite college application and essay resources that might be relevant to seniors tackling the college application process right now.


My 5 Favorite College Application Resources Right Now

How to Write a Successful Common App Activities List - You only get 150 characters on the activities list for the Common Application. How do you make the most of that space? Here's a guide.

How to Use the Common App Additional Information Section - Many students underutilize this important section, or feel they have to jam every last detail of their lives into their personal statement. Here, I share a handful of things that you might consider sharing in this *optional* section.

How to Write the "Why Us?" Essay - The "Why Us?" essay is one of the most common supplemental essay prompts. Your mission: to demonstrate—through specific details and examples—why you’re a great match for a particular school. This guide walks you through it.

The College Application Hub - Working on your "Why this major?" or extracurricular essay? Trying to figure out how to get great teacher recommendations? Not sure how to prepare for your college interview? Chances are, it's on this page. I keep this one bookmarked.

Tackling the Optional COVID-19 Question in the Common App - This guide will show you how (or if) you should answer that optional 250 word question in the Common Application on COVID-19.



A 1-Hour Crash Course on the UC Personal Insight Question Prompts
September 30th, 5-6pm Pacific Time (8-9pm ET)

In case you missed it, I'm leading a webinar next week on the Personal Insight Questions required by the University of California schools. On that session, I'm covering:


The 14 Points of Comprehensive Review (and Why They Matter)
How to Find Your 4 Personal Insight Question (PIQ) Topics
3 Ways to Structure Your PIQs
The Single Most Important Element for Your Opening (IMHO)
Two Outstanding Example PIQs
5 Essential Qualities of a Great PIQ

POTUS Information

POTUS and Friends have started and are meeting on Tuesday and Thursdays during lunch. If you are interested in running as an office member (President, Secretary, etc) or just want to join please send an email at mary_schermer@bearvalleyusd.org. Elections will be held during the week of August 24th-28th.

District App

Remember to sign up for the Bear Valley Unified School District App for the latest and greatest updates from our school and the Bear Valley District Office. You can download it at the Apple Store or the Google Play Store. Go to settings and select whichever schools you would like messages.

Online Registration for Fall 2020-2021 school year

BBHS will have a registration kiosk available in the Counseling office on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00am-12:00pm for those who do not have internet access or need assistance with the online registration process.
Please feel free to email Kayla Martinez (Counselors' Secretary / Registrar) if you have any questions. Kayla_martinez@bearvalleyusd.org

Extra Curricular Tips For College Admissions During a Pandemic

Extra Curricular Tips For College Admissions During a Pandemic- Juniors, please take a look at the following article for creative ideas that will add to your extra-curricular lists!! Just because school is not in session doesn't mean there aren't ways for you to participate in your community virtually! Take a look!!

AP Links

Final Steps Before the AP Exams:

Review the AP Testing Guide
https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/pdf/ap-testing-guide-2020.pdf?SFMC_cid=EM307020-&rid=30604838

Practice with the AP Exam Demo
https://ap2020examdemo.collegeboard.org/?SFMC_cid=EM307020-&rid=30604838

Required and Recommended Resource List
https://apcoronavirusupdates.collegeboard.org/educators/taking-the-exams/what-students-need-on-exam-day?SFMC_cid=EM307020-&rid=30604838

BBHS College Bound Students

Come take a look at a virtual college fair that is offered this Friday, April 17th from 12:00- 4:00pm PDT. Open the link to register for the event in advance and to learn more about the colleges that will be showcased.

AP Testing information

AP Students: Please read the following informational bulletin from AP Central. Students will be able to take a shortened version of the test from home! As I receive more information it will be posted here on our website.

All Athletics

With the closing of Bear Valley Unified School District, all Big Bear High School athletics events, practices etc are cancelled until April 10. We will provide updates as they become available.

2019 Family Involvement Survey

One of the goals of Bear Valley Unified is to make sure parents are invited to engage in their child(ren)'s education, feel valued and listened to, and feel welcome at their child(ren)'s school. Please take a few minutes to carefully and thoughtfully answer the following questions. Please note that all answers are anonymous. We appreciate your input.
Thank you for your time.


https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019familyinvolvement

AB 2022: Wellness and Mental Health Resources and National Hotline

According to the National Association of School Psychologists, "Mentally healthy children are more successful in school and life. Good mental health is critical to children’s success in school and life. Research demonstrates that students who receive social–emotional and mental health support achieve better academically.

The DEN

The DEN is a place that Bears Sleep until it is time to come alive and defend "OUR HOUSE!" The DEN shows up at home games and can travel if needed. DEN is in the senior section of the GYM. You have to be a current member of the BBHS student body to have membership (ASB Cards) in the DEN. Your job is to cheer for our team as loud as you can. Our staff protects the DEN. And bears always show class. The Bears have been hibernating all summer time to come alive and defend! GO BEARS!

Bears who are or have served in the military

We have put together a board in the main hallway of Big Bear High School for Alumni Bears that are or have served in the military. We are trying to uses their official military pick with the flag behind them. We also need the year of graduation from BBHS. They can be sent to patty_barr@bearvalleyusd.org Thanks for all your help. Thank you for your service and lets honor our graduates that are the 1%.
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