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SGM Big Bear High School Education Foundation Alumni Newsletter
December 6, 2005

Hello to all. I realize it has just been a couple of weeks since the last newsletter but thought I would bring you up to date on the Big Bear High happenings.

Football season ends in a great game.
The Football team had a great year. They ended the year 9 and 2 and lost their last league game and 21 to 20 and their C.I.F. playoff game 17-14 to Nordoff. The Bears were ahead most of the game but gave up a touchdown in fourth quarter and Big Bear's final drive fell short. David Griffiths, coach of the Bears goal is to practice on Thanksgiving Day for the second round of C.I.F. but the teams did not make it. The 2006 team should also be a strong team. Students, parents and faculty of Big Bear High had a great time this year at several home games with large crowds. It really is what High School Football is all about.

They just keep running!!!!!! The cross-country team led by junior, Chad Hall won the C.I.F. Cross Country championship. Chad won the race but what made this team so special was it was truly a team effort. Mickey Hall, teacher at Big Bear High and father to Chad, stated in the Grizzly, "It was a total team effort, the entire team did an awesome job." Sophomore Alberto Solis finished seventh, junior Shaun Colquhou finished 12th, junior Chris Jasperson finished 14th and junior Cody Dodd finished 17th to round out the scoring. You noticed that they are all juniors except for one sophomore. Wow!!! What a team next year. They compete this weekend at Fresno for the state meet. We will let you know how they did in Fresno. The Girls Cross Country team also did well this year. Julia Cline finished 11th which qualified her for the state meet. This entire experience for these students can be attributed to Mickey Hall who continued to push for a Cross Country team for several years. Thank you Mickey for your perseverance.

Girls Soccer
Another recent sport added to Big Bear Highs sports offerings is just under way. The girls soccer team is now practicing in the cold weather. They have a 20 game schedule which began with a match with a win over Barstow on Nov. 29. They are a good team this year. The DeAnza league opponents will be a big challenge for the girls.

Boys and Girls basketball and wrestling is under way at this time of the year. The gym will be expanded next year during construction and it not any too soon.

Lynda Pyles reminded me that I forgot the Girls Tennis team in the last edition of the newsletter. They also had a great season, all the way to the C.I.F. Finals. Lynda wrote:
I enjoy getting the newsletter from you and I appreciate all you do to gather and organize the information for the newsletter. In addition to football, cross-country and golf, tennis made it to CIF finals also. We truly do have a lot of talented athletes and coaches who are able to draw out their potential.


Linda is right. We do have a lot of talented kids in our sports programs and the coaches are dedicated educators who go the extra mile to provide great coaching for the kids. We are lucky to live in Big Bear.

Hi Dr. Waner, (no matter how old I get, you will always hold this title for me.)

I just want you to know that I thoroughly enjoy reading the newsletter although most names are unknown to me. It's nice to see how well the kids are doing at the High School and that the program has added so many wonderful programs for the kids. Golf? Who knew?

Happy Thanksgiving to you and all of your family!
Fondly, Ginny Meikle Shoji (Class of '63)

This summer and fall I have been volunteering at the Middle School on various projects. One of the projects the students have taken on is to remodel the quad area of the Middle School. When most of us attended the Middle School (the old High School) we had grass in the quad area. When the water shortage hit Big Bear several years ago the district was asked to shut off the water to any lawn areas where possible. The quad lawn area was cut. While I was volunteering at the school I noticed that this quad area is now the outdoor eating area. The students eat on tables and the dirt in the air is thick by the end of lunch. So the Student Council under the leadership of Jake Murie, Middle School Student Body President, have taken on the project of remodeling the "Courtyard" with the assistance of the district construction committee. The Student Council hopes to raise as much money as possible by selling engraved bricks for the "court of honor." In the next six to ten months the students hope to sell engraved bricks so the project can move forward. If you attended the Middle School or the High School you can add your message to a brick for $30 each and they will be placed in the court of honor during construction. The example below shows the guidelines for the message for the brick paver. Several student groups at the Middle School have already volunteered to assist with the landscaping and laying of the brick pavers next summer. The following information tells you more about the brick court of honor in the new Courtyard. I hope you will plan to purchase a brick and support the project. Just print the form below and send your donation to the Middle School. Hope many of you alumni participate in this student led project.

Thank you for participating in the Court of Honor, which will be located in the Courtyard at Big Bear Middle School. We are asking you to purchase a brick paver for $30.00 each. You will be able to have your name or organization engraved on a brick paver, which will be placed in the Courtyard when all construction is completed. Please fill out the form below to participate.

Name: __________________________________ Phone: ____________________________
Number of pavers requested: ______________ Check amount: _____________________

(Please fill out a separate form for each paver.)
Please print clearly the message you want on the paver. You may request up to 12 letters per line for three lines. (Please see example below)
First Line: _________________________________________________________
Second Line: ______________________________________________________
Third Line: (OPTIONAL)________________________________________________________
(Please do not exceed 12 letters per line.)

BBMS Student Council
P.O. BOX 1607
Big Bear Lake, California, 92315


Jake Murie
2005 - 2006

It is cold in Big Bear and they are making snow for the slopes to open this week end. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and get to spend time with your families. Blessings upon you and your family. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!! Al Waner
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