The Bear Facts

News and announcements for the Bear Creek community

All School News

Green & White Night

The Grizzlies Booster Club greatly appreciates the incredible turnout from our Bear Creek community at the eighteenth annual Green & White Night last week. It would not have been such a successful event without the support from the numerous volunteers in the Hungry Bear and Grizzly Gear Shop, event leads Annette Clark and Torie Luedke, and all of the attendees. We hope to see you all at upcoming home basketball games; it is a fun way to spend time as a community.

Read More about Thank You for Green & White Night 2022

Bear Creek has changed the internal systems we use for sending health alerts via email and text message. Health alerts are sent to subscribers in cases of any communicable diseases at school. Anyone who wishes to receive health alerts must log in and subscribe by submitting this form. Note: Subscribers to our original health alert system, which was deprecated in mid-November, must re-subscribe in order to continue to receive health alerts after November 14.

Read More about Bear Creek's New Health Alert System

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Ski Penguin

Registration for the 2023 Ski & Snowboard Program is due December 9 at midnight. This optional program is available to students in grades 7 – 12, and all the program information including waivers, transportation, lift passes, lessons, and rentals is online. Please read the Q&A and complete the multi-step registration process by the deadline. No late registrations accepted.

Read More about 2023 Ski & Snowboard Program Registration Due December 9

The fall 2022 Upper School exam schedule is listed below. 

  • December 14:
    • Math exam 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
    • Science exam 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • December 15:
    • English exam 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
    • History exam 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • December 16:
    • AP Music Theory exam 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
    • Students who have more than one math or science class will take their additional class exam 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Read more for additional details.

Read More about Upper School Fall Semester Final Exams December 14 – 16

Students in grades 7 – 12 will participate in JanTerm 2023 upon return from Christmas Break in January. Classes meet for 80 minutes per day for seven days from January 3 – January 12, 2023, (no school on Fridays, January 6 and 13). Most students start the school day at 9:35 a.m.

Read More about JanTerm January 3 – 12

All juniors and their parents are invited to attend this informational session on Wednesday, January 18, at 8:00 a.m. in the Andrea Lairson Library. We will review key academic issues that affect college applications, discuss the college planning timeline, explain the junior family meeting in the spring, as well as answer any college planning questions. Attendance is highly recommended. 

Read More about College Knowledge for Juniors and Parents on January 18

Middle School News

Please congratulate the following students who were recognized at Chapel on November 15:

  • Mirielle Deppa, grade 5, for Joyfulness
  • Joshua Abraham, grade 5, for Contentment 
  • Jack Ventura, grade 5, for Perseverance
  • Brooke Mickels, grade 5, for Perseverance 
  • Thomas Mason, grade 6, for Integrity and Leadership 
  • Jonah Stchur, grade 6, for Humility and Diligence
  • Lijin Yoon, grade 6, for Initiative
  • Rory Krause, grade 6, for Kindness and Leadership
Read More about Bear Creek Leads Awards

Register online now for Middle School girls basketball (grades 6 – 8); the registration deadline is Thursday, December 8. The first day of practice is Tuesday, January 3. Girls are also invited to participate in Green & White Night (please sign up by November 10). If you didn't take care of it this summer, please schedule your child's physical exam as soon as possible; she can't attend the first practice without it!

Read More about Register for Middle School Girls Basketball by December 8
Ski Penguin

Registration for the 2023 Ski & Snowboard Program is due December 9 at midnight. This optional program is available to students in grades 7 – 12, and all the program information including waivers, transportation, lift passes, lessons, and rentals is online. Please read the Q&A and complete the multi-step registration process by the deadline. No late registrations accepted.

Read More about 2023 Ski & Snowboard Program Registration Due December 9

Students in grades 7 – 12 will participate in JanTerm 2023 upon return from Christmas Break in January. Classes meet for 80 minutes per day for seven days from January 3 – January 12, 2023, (no school on Fridays, January 6 and 13). Most students start the school day at 9:35 a.m.

Read More about JanTerm January 3 – 12

Upon return from Christmas Break, January 3 – 13, 2023, students in grade 6 will participate in our Shakespeare Immersion Program while grade 5 students participate in our Science Immersion Program. Students may wear free dress, and the school day starts at 9:35 a.m.* There is no school on Fridays, January 6 and January 13.

* Parents may sign up for before school care for students in grades 5 – 8 (no charge) and drop off children as early as 7:45 a.m.

Read More about Immersion Weeks January 3 – 12

Lower School News

Christmas at Bear Creek

On Thursday, December 8, Bear Creek will host two concerts in the Main building's Cornerstone Theater. Students in grades 1 and 2 will perform a Christmas concert for their families at 6:00 p.m. Please drop off your child in his or her classroom at 5:45 p.m. Then, at 7:00 p.m., students in grades 3 and 4 will perform a Christmas concert for their families. Please drop off your child in his or her classroom at 6:45 p.m. Read more for details about dress code, streaming, parking, etc.

Read More about Christmas at Bear Creek: Grades 1 – 4 Concerts on December 8

Help your child learn scripture in a fun way! Check out the Scripture Verses page to hear this year's memory verses set to music or watch the videos with the music and hand motions. Additionally, these bible verses are available to stream on all popular music apps (e.g., Spotify, Amazon Music, iTunes, Pandora, iHeart Radio). Search for Nicole Klimisch, one of our Lower School worship leaders, to find Bible Memory Verses, Vol. 1.

Read More about Streaming Bible Memory Verses

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