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A Celestial Halloween

Ghosts and goblins and ghouls, oh, my! That's what many of us will be thinking this week and next as Halloween arrives and trick-or-treaters pound excitedly on our doors. We see costumes of monsters, superheroes, politicians and... — Updated 10/27/2016

 

Borrego's Little Haven

The Spa at Borrego Springs Resort held an open day Tues. Oct. 11, marking the start of Cindy Lainton's first winter season as manager. Food, bubbly and a raffle draw drew in the guests but it was the charm and professionalism of... — Updated 10/17/2016

 

Venus and the Moon Return

If you haven't yet checked out Venus glistening low in the southwestern sky at dusk, now would be a great time to do so. Many people might have missed seeing it there because of low-lying clouds or mountains blocking the view. But... — Updated 10/3/2016

 

Out and About in Borrego

The ocotillos are blooming early this year helped by the day of rain, with tourists already arriving to take a look. After taking a short break from USCAL San Diego, two friends, Jeremy and Candy, wanted to see Borrego and the Anza... — Updated 10/3/2016

 

Elementary School Open House

On Sept. 29 the Borrego Springs Elementary School held their open house for the family and friends of the 2016 – 2017 students. Mrs. Sherrilynn Polanco, school Principal, welcomed those in attendance, stating that "It's... — Updated 9/30/2016

 

District-wide Minimum Days

New Minimum Days added this year for increased teacher learning time. All Minimum Days are listed on the school calendar Elem dismissal on Minimum Days is 12:15 (MS/HS dismissal 12:32) Boys & Girls Club bus + OW bus leaves at 12:30pm, Borrego + Salton buses leave at 1:45pm ASES... — Updated 9/29/2016

 

Parent + Teacher Conferences are coming soon!

Wednesday 10/12, Thursday 10/13 & Friday 10/14 FIrst sign ups available at Back to School Night A free College-Bound Coyote t-shirt for every student. (T-shirt given after attending conference)... — Updated 9/29/2016

 

BS Elementary School - Open House

The 2016-17 school year is off to a great start! This Thursday, September 29th is Back to School Night! 5:15pm - 6:45pm Meet your child’s teachers and learn about their class. Refreshments provided Fall Book Fair open You can also purchase books online at the following link:... — Updated 9/29/2016

 

School Open House

The Borrego Springs Middle/High School welcomed family and friends to their open house last night, Thursday, Sept. 22. Parents had the opportunity to walk through their child's entire school schedule; as if they were living their... — Updated 9/29/2016

 

Finding Aquatic Constellations

After the flooding that some of our nation experienced this summer, I almost hesitate to bring this up. But of the 88 constellations that fill our night sky, 15 are somehow associated with water. Of those 15, several shine in our... — Updated 9/23/2016

 

Winter Sky Sneak Preview

After a long, hot summer, it's nice to know that the seasons are changing and cooler temperatures are finally on their way. Before we know it, many of us will be whining about the cold and the snow, and wishing for the return of su... — Updated 9/20/2016

 

Welcome Students, School is in Session

On Sept. 1, Borrego Springs Unified School District opened it's doors and welcomed back its students for the 2016 - 2107 school year. At the middle and high school this year, ten new students joined the Rams, and the staff would... — Updated 9/16/2016

 

Celebration of Life for Bonnie Lynn

Celebration of Life for Bonnie Lynn will be held at St. Richard's Catholic Church on Saturday, November 19 at 12:00 p.m. Please RSVP to Bonnie's daughter, Amy, by calling 619-933-6590, so she can anticipate atte... — Updated 9/12/2016

 

Shine on Harvest Moon

If you're looking to score some points with your sweetie, here's a great idea: Late on the afternoon of Thursday, Sept. 15, or Friday, Sept. 16, pack a romantic picnic and a blanket and head toward a hilltop with a nice, clear view... — Updated 9/8/2016

 

Borrego Springs Schools New Faces

Every school year sees new faces arriving at Borrego Springs schools. Worried faces and first day jitters are soon replaced by the excitement of the possibilities ahead. They may have graduated a few years ago but the nerves and... — Updated 9/2/2016

 

Borrego Springs - Rams Schedule

Volleyball 9/6 Warner Springs / AWAY / (JV) 3:30pm, (V) 5:00pm Depart after lunch at 1:30pm 9/9 Mt. Empire / AWAY / (JV) 4pm, (V) 5:30pm Depart after lunch at 1:30pm 9/10 Desert Mirage Tournament / AWAY / TBA 9/12 Ocean View Christian / AWAY / (Varsity only) 4:00pm Lunch 12:30... — Updated 8/31/2016

 

BORREGO SPRINGS MIDDLE / HIGH SCHOOL - Sept.1 Bulletin

A Warm Welcome to our new or reassigned staff: Ms. Strate – Special Education Mr. Schmiedicke – HS Math/Science Coach White – HS Math Mr. Horsley – HS History ~ UPCOMING EVENTS ~ 09/14/16 Board Meeting / 5pm / HS Community Room 09/19/16 PICTURE DAY-Order portraits now at... — Updated 8/31/2016

 

The Celestial Dragon

While leading one of my popular Night Sky Tours this past week, our discussion somehow turned to the constellation of Draco, the dragon. Now, Draco isn't one of the top 10 stellar groupings that people can name, but I was... — Updated 8/31/2016

 

STARGAZERS - Six Planets and the Moon

Six Planets and the Moon Week of August 14-20, 2016 One of the coolest sights of the nighttime sky is one that's completely invisible -- unless, of course, you know where to look. Stargazers who understand the workings of our... — Updated 8/17/2016

 

Save Our Sea! Salton Sea, CA

California has lost over 90 percent of its wetlands due to human activity and other factors like climate change. One by one, wetlands are rapidly disappearing not just in California but throughout the entire nation. But what is a wetland and why should we care if it is conserved... — Updated 8/7/2016

 

Save Our Sea!

More than seven thousand miles away, sun, water and salt converge to create a desert lake, threatened by scarce resources and decades of inaction. This desert lake is much saltier than the ocean, has spectacular mountain views and is a terminal body of water that is quickly... — Updated 8/7/2016

 

Registration packets - Paquetes de inscripción

First Day Of School is Thurs. Sept 1 Please be informed, registration packets are available for pick-up from Aug.1. Please return registration packets one week from the date of pick-up. Elementary School: Registration packets may... — Updated 8/4/2016

 

The Sky is Falling!

Few sights are as thrilling as the fiery spectacle known as a falling star, also called a shooting star or meteor. Astronomers cannot predict exactly when or where a meteor will appear, but sky watchers head far from the city... — Updated 8/4/2016

 

STARGAZERS - Big Moon Rising

Week of July 17-23, 2016 There are few things in nature I enjoy more than watching a massive full moon rising over the horizon. This is truly a treat everyone should experience at least once, and when you do you'll surely raise... — Updated 7/22/2016

 

Park Pilot Patrol

“The opportunity to see from the air some of the Earth’s most beautiful places is my biggest reward flying for the California State Parks,” stated Joshua Ertl, Ranger Pilot #1422 of the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park,... — Updated 7/21/2016

 

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