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Bishop Unified raises money, awareness

Bishop Unified School District raises $13,000

By Arnie Palu
March 21, 2016

Students and staff at Bishop Unified School District are still adding up the totals, but preliminary numbers are showing just over $13,000 has been raised for the “Students Supporting Cancer Awareness Campaign”.  A majority of the funds will be donated to the Eastern Sierra Cancer Alliance.  The local Cancer support group is slated to receive approximately $10,000 with the remainder going to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.

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Home Streets Pat Twomey and Bishop Elementary Schools Heather Carr open the Luminary Walk.

The Bishop schools two-week campaign wrapped up Friday evening with the “Shine on the Sierra Luminary Walk”.  The walk was held at Bishop Union High Schools John Schwab Field.  The emotional night included the Survivors and Fighters walk and the closing ceremony where the individual school sites announced their fundraising totals.   Heather Carr of Bishop Elementary school reported a total of $4,400.  Home Streets Pat Twomey reported $4,347 and Dave Kalk reported $3,315 for Bishop Union High School.   Eastern Sierra Cancer Alliance board secretary Sherry Nostrant accepted a check from Bishop School officials at Friday nights closing ceremony.

The night included laps around the Bishop Union high school track that was lined with luminary bags decorated to honor those lost to cancer.  Bags and signs also included messages of hope and encouragement for those currently battling cancer.

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BUSD officials present a check to representatives of ESCA.

photos by Arnie Palu

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Home Street Students of the Month

Bishop Home Street Names Students of the Month

submitted by Home Street Middle School
February 8, 2016

Home Street Middle School is proud to announce their January Students of the Month. Selections are based on academic success or improvement, community service, effort, positive attitude, or excellent citizenship. The following students were presented with a certificate to be displayed on the Wall of Fame.

Students of the Month
Clifton Mason lll Eric Montoya
Kayden Rinehart
Xavier Farmer
Hailey Dahlke
Maria Bautista Figueroa
Joseph Weaver
Ashleey Hernandez
Christian Cuellar
Ajia Saunders
Dorothy Jarvis
Usungwapu West
Haven delGiudice
Xochilth Aguilar
Maile Munro
Jaiden Coons
Ronald Romero lll
Viana Gonzalez
Geneva Molina
Luis Cruz

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Bishop Union Mathletes compete at Trona

Bishop Union Mathletes do work in Trona

On January 13, 2016 the BUHS JV Mathletes competed in Trona and turned in their strongest performance to date. The Bronco’s came in second place out of the nine schools competing with 26 points, trailing first place Desert by a single point. Seventy students competed in total, individually solving difficult math problems in a timed setting to earn points for their team.

BUHS was led by Jim Tomasek, who earned seven points to take home an individual second place ribbon. Carter Silva and Jennifer Velazquez each earned six points and tied for a third place individual performance. Other Bronco team members contributing points were Dylan Fitt, Jeanine Lomaintewa, Arianna Pope, Jake Graves, Tami Lee, and Sam Marcinko.

The Broncos are coached by BUHS math instructor Mrs. DeeDee Buchholz, who was excited about the team’s performance, saying “I see each player improving both his or her math skills and ability to compete in a high pressure situation. This was their strongest meet yet and they worked great as a team.” The JV Broncos have just one meet to go in Boron on February 24th.

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Left to right: Arianna Pope, Jim Tomasek, Tami Lee, Dylan Fitt, Jeanine Lomaintewa, Sam Marcinko, Jennifer Velazquez, Carter Silva, Jake Graves. Photo Submitted
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BUHS offering Auto 101 class

Bishop Union High School offering Auto 101 Adult Class

submitted by Bishop Union High School

Bishop Union High School will again be offering an evening Auto 101 Adult Class beginning Tuesday, January 19.  Adults of all levels of experience are encouraged to enroll.  There is a $100 dollar semester fee and the class is limited to 15 students.  This class will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The basics of automotive safety, equipment use and auto maintenance will be the course of study and classes will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM.  Please contact our Auto Instructor, Jerrod Davis, at 760-873-4275, ext. 254 or jdavis@bishopschools.org for more information.

Adults may enroll at Bishop Union High School Main Office with $100 cash/check/money order made payable to BUHS Auto.  Again, this class is limited to 15 students.

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Home Street Students of the Month

Home Street Middle School’s December Students of the Month

submitted by Home Street School

Home Street Middle School is proud to announce their December Students of the Month. Selections are based on academic success or improvement, community service, effort, positive attitude, or excellent citizenship. The following students will be presented with a certificate to be displayed on the Wall of Fame.

Students of the Month:

Mahdi Ayman
Kayla Rodriguez
Anaya Brown
Alexiss Armendariz
Jesus Cortez
Mercedes Jahn
Alyosha Prange
Able Franco
Sirena Lopez
Cora Lanphear
Nolan Durham
Lacey Lehigh
Karine Mora Flores
Ethan Fahey
Xavier Farmer
Anonda Marquez

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Bishop Safe Routes to School

Safe Routes to School

Join statement from the City of Bishop and Bishop Unified School District
The start of a new school year is a good time for parents and students to review the best and safest ways to get to and from school. Some ways to school are safer than others. Heavy traffic around schools is one of the biggest dangers that students face on their way to and from schools. Bishop schools have maps suggesting routes to get to and from school on foot or on bike.  The official maps are available on the City of Bishop web site.
Key safe routes to school shown on the maps include Grove Street, East Pine Street, East and West Line Street, Home Street, Fowler Street, Yaney Street, and Pioneer Lane. Students should use these streets to get to and from school whenever possible. These routes are the most direct and safe.
Main Street and West Line Street are our busiest streets. Home Street can also get very busy when hundreds of parents rush to drive their children to school in the minutes before school starts in the morning. The best place to cross these streets is at one of the traffic signals or where a crossing guard is stationed. Using the suggested routes will lead students to cross these busy streets only at signals and where there are crossing guards.
Parents are urged to share with each child the best way to get safely from home to school and back using the suggested routes. With proper care, walking and biking to and from school can be safe, can provide good exercise, and can reduce traffic congestion with all
the associated benefits.
Bishop schools and the City of Bishop encourage the use of designated safe routes to schools and wish the best to students in the new school year.
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Bishop Kids head Back to School

Back to School time in Bishop

For Student in the Bishop Unified School District, summer officially ends Thursday.  Classes start Thursday, August 20th. The Bishop Unified School District and the Bishop Police Department are passing along the following safety tips.

Joint Statement from the Bishop Police Department and Bishop Unified School District:

Are you ready for the school year to begin? Even if you don’t have children in school, the Bishop Police Department and the schools are asking you to drive safely because the kids will be back in session starting on Thursday, August 20th. Parents are encouraged to take time to talk with their children about safety before school starts. Whether they walk, ride the bus or travel by car, teach your kids these tips to ensure they get to and from school safely.

Tips for car drivers:

Pay attention. Distracted drivers endanger lives. Cell phone use while driving is against the law. Parents in a rush to drop off children at school are often the most common violators of School Zone speed laws.

Everyone in the car should wear a seat-belt. Make sure babies and young children are in safety seats at all times, and that safety seats have been properly installed.

Remind teenagers to take extra precautions if they are driving to school or riding with another teenage driver.

Tips for pedestrians:

We encourage students within walking distance to follow stop signs and other traffic directions and pay attention to the directions of the Crossing Guards.

Never walk alone—always travel with a buddy and do not stop to talk with people you don’t know.

Walk, don’t run. Never run across streets or crosswalks.

Pay attention to the locations of the Crossing Guards and tell them if you need help.

Small children should know and be able to recite their name, address and phone number as well as the names of their parent(s). Parents should insure that school records accurately reflect current contact information.

Following these precautions can help us all get the new school year off to a safe and happy start. During this time, officers will conduct high-visibility traffic enforcement in and around school zones for all traffic violations, particularly speeding and cell phone violations, as well as failing to follow instructions of the Crossing Guards.

For more information contact the Bishop Police Department at 760-873-5823.

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Back To School Night at Bishop Elementary

Bishop Elementary School’s Back to School Night

It’s Back to School time at Bishop Elementary.  School staff and administration are welcoming back parents with a big night Monday, August 17th.

The Kindergarten welcome will kick off the night at 4pm.  This is for both Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten.  The Kinder-Welcome will take place in the Bishop Elementary school quad with presentations by Mrs. Carr, Principal and Dr. Skrotzki, Vice Principal.  Following the welcome, teachers will make presentations in their respective rooms.  Parents will also meet with the nurse, food services, and transportation department in the BAC. If your child’s last name begins with the letters A-M, you will visit the classroom after the welcome presentation. If your child’s last name begins with N-Z, you will start in the BAC filling out pertinent forms. At roughly 4:30, the two groups will switch.

For Parents of youngsters Grades 1-5 classroom visits will begin at 5pm.  1st grade will begin at 5pm, 2nd and 3rd grade at 5:30, and 4th and 5th grades at 6pm. Classroom presentations will begin promptly at the start time listed. School officials indicate that you will have time to meet and greet with the teacher after the presentation. Stop by the BAC either before or after the classroom presentation to complete your student’s enrollment process.

The Elementary school PTO will be serving hot dogs.

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Speak Up!

Bishop Unified School District wants to hear from you

Each year the school district is required to develop a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).   The LCAP is a plan that aligns the District’s educational goals with financial resources.  The district welcome your input and ask that you take a few moments to complete the survey to provide the Governing Board with your priorities for educating children in Bishop Unified School District. Please go to the link provided to access the survey. Please submit your survey by May 8th, 2015 “ let your voice be heard”.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/C2WZFLW

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left to right, BUSD board members Josh Nicholson, Taylor Ludwick, Dr. Eric Richman, Kathy Zack, Trina Orrill. Superintendent Barry Simpson, secretary Kristin Carr, Midge Milici.

Photo by Arnie Palu, taken at the special board meeting held on Tuesday, April 28th.  Board members and staff outnumbered attendees 8 to 3.

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