The Bear Facts

News and announcements for the Bear Creek community

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Bear Conversations

Please listen to Bear Creek's podcast, Bear Conversations, a series of conversations with Headmaster Patrick Carruth and members of our Middle School and Upper School faculty, and hear about their passion for their subject areas, how that shapes their teaching as they guide students toward becoming people of wisdom, compassion, and courage. You can find Bear Conversations at or wherever you listen to your podcasts.

Read More about Bear Conversations: Listen to Our Podcast
Hope Week 2022

Students in grades K – 12 will celebrate Hope Week 2022 during the week of Monday, January 31 – Friday, February 4, our annual week-long emphasis on reflecting on the hope we have in Christ while sharing that hope with others by providing support for those in need around our world. Your family can support Hope Week by taking part in the Matthew 25 Challenge, purchasing your Hope Week T-shirt, making a donation to World Vision, and participating in our Hope Week activities.

Read More about Mark Your Calendar for Hope Week 2022

If your child is identified as a close contact of a COVID-19 positive case at school, Bear Creek's health team is available to provide testing at school as a convenience to parents, with appropriate consent, furnished by completing these two items in the health portal:

  • COVID-19 Student Testing Program Consent (sign electronically)
  • Atlas Genomics Student Consent Form (print, sign, upload two pages)
Read More about COVID-19 Testing Consent

Upper School News

Parents of students in grades 9 – 11 are invited to join Upper School Division Head Carol Miller and Deans of Students Kevin Davison and Dave Urban online for conversation about the happenings in Upper School on Friday, January 28, at noon. Topics include course registration, student leadership application process, digital citizenship program, and more. Join the meeting.

Read More about Upper School Division Head Connection on January 28

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Athletics News

Basketball Spectators

At home varsity and JV basketball games in the gym, Bear Creek allows three (3) family members per Grizzly basketball player during the player's game (may not stay to watch other games). Up to 46 Upper School students who have signed up in advance may also attend. All spectators must enter the gym through the Main building's rear doors (on the west side of the building). Visiting spectators have been temporarily suspended.

At home Middle School basketball games in the Main Commons, Bear Creek allows four (4) family members per Grizzly basketball player during the player's game (may not stay to watch other games). No visiting team guests are allowed. All spectators must enter the Main Commons through the side doors (on the south side of the building).

All adult and family spectators must complete a COVID-19 screening questionnaire upon entering the building. There is no cost to attend.

Student Section at Boys and Girls Home Basketball Games

Upper School students may attend all home boys and girls basketball games this winter! Note listed theme nights below. Seating is limited, so students will need to sign up for each game. Look for the announcement posted in the General channel on the BC Upper School Student Body Team approximately two days prior each game. Go Grizzlies!

  • Friday, January 21 – Tropical Night
  • Tuesday, February 1 – Blackout

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