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 By Martha Deichler    School

In-Person Schooling to Open

Thermometers, hand sanitizers, disinfectant wipes, masks, clear plastic barricades, distancing par excellence, outdoor classrooms and staggered lunch sessions – just some of the various strategies the Borrego Springs Unified... — Updated 9/11/2020


"Borrego H.S. Interpretation Course CIG Recipients"

Despite the COVID-19 altered final high school semester, the complications of NAI adapting the CIG course to an online approach and how self-motivated the students would have to be to complete the fairly complicated NAI criteria to do so, four students went above and beyond to... — Updated 8/24/2020

 By Martha Deichler    School

Borrego Schools, COVID-19

On July 17, Superintendent Mark Stevens and the Borrego Springs Unified School District Board of Education were all set to open the doors of our classrooms for the 2020 – 21 school year complete with the strictest safety guidelines. They had surveyed parents and teachers and... — Updated 8/11/2020


Opening Our Schools

We don't want to deny our children ESSENTIAL mental, social, and physical outlets by closing schools during arguably the most critical time in their developmental lives. Because of this, I've asked my fellow colleagues to support options for in-person school to school districts.... — Updated 8/7/2020


BASIC Awards $75,000 in Scholarships

This summer, Basic Assistance to Students in the Community (aka BASIC) will award 10 Borrego Springs High School graduates and 33 continuing students scholarships to further their education. The scholarships will be used for students to seek vocational training and to attend... — Updated 7/6/2020


Moving On Up

From Pre-School to High School, proud parents cheered, exuberant administrators called out students' names, decorated cars honked wildly as their children's names were announced and beaming students stepped up to receive their... — Updated 7/1/2020


Congratulations, BSHS Class of 2020

Dear Class of 2020, This definitely is not the ending to the school year any of us saw happening. You all are sad, as am I, that you do not get the traditional senior class send offs that you normally would have. However, this is... — Updated 6/15/2020


HS Graduation to Go On: COVID-19 Style

Borrego High School Seniors were thrilled to find out that after nearly three months of isolation from school, friends and staff, they will be getting together for their long-awaited high school graduation. This will take place on June 11, 7:30 p.m. on the High School Football... — Updated 6/11/2020


Summer Meal Service

Meals will be available to ALL children, 18 years of age and younger, beginning Monday, June 15, 2020 and continuing through June, July and August, until BSUSD opens for the 2020 – 21 School Year. Meal pickup at Borrego Springs Elementary School will be from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30... — Updated 6/4/2020


A Word From the BSUSD Superintendent...

Hello Borrego Family, It’s been a difficult month for our little District. With the Governor’s recent budget proposal, we are now looking at cuts again to education. But more than that, it has been emotionally draining without our students. Perhaps I am simply projecting my... — Updated 6/1/2020


High School Online Guide Training

Starting the fall 2019 semester, the Borrego Springs Unified School District offered 11th and 12th grade students an elective Certified Interpretive Host course following curriculum from the National Association of Interpretation.... — Updated 6/1/2020


Knotts Berry Farm Physics Day

The park was not open yet, sun barely shining in the sky, and Knott's Berry Farm was already full of people gearing up for the annual Physic's Day competition, where over 60 schools competed for a chance to win cool prizes, and... — Updated 5/13/2020


From the Borrego Springs Unified School District

To the best students in the world (the Borrego Springs Elementary School College-Bound Coyotes), Kids, we miss you! We really, really miss you. And I know you also miss seeing your friends. First of all, I want to tell you that everything is going to be okay. Everyone in our town,... — Updated 5/7/2020


From the Borrego Springs Unified School District

Hello Borrego Springs Community, If I could communicate one thing it would be that school is still open! We are all still here. Whether it be online, by phone, or in-person, we are ready to serve our students and parents. The recent Governor’s address may have given the wrong... — Updated 4/16/2020


Classrooms Close Down; Teamwork Ramps Up

On Friday March 13, teachers in the Borrego Springs Unified School District found out at noon that school as we know it would be over at the end of the day for at least two weeks. They scrambled to get students the books and... — Updated 4/3/2020


BSHS Alumni: Taking Care of Business

As the college counselor at Borrego Springs High School, I had several students express an interest in "studying business" in college. After asking them what they wanted to focus on specifically, they could rarely answer. After lif... — Updated 4/3/2020


BSUSD Board Meeting

The Borrego Springs Unified School District held their monthly board meeting Wednesday March 11 in the community room at the high school, where members of the board, schools, and the community shared updates and statements. Steve Riehle, president of the board, shared there was no... — Updated 4/3/2020


Laurels for Leaders

Senior and Associated Student Body (ASB) President at Borrego Springs High School Danielle Del Bono was honored on Feb. 26 during the 63rd Annual Washington-Lincoln Laurels for Leaders Awards Luncheon held in Montezuma Hall at San... — Updated 4/3/2020


BSHS Alumni: All in the Family

Ramon and Norma Arias, along with their three children, have been living in Borrego Springs since 2009. They have a large, loving, tight-knit, extended family in Borrego Springs, as well. The families gather together to celebrate... — Updated 4/3/2020

 By Bella Murphy    School

Borrego's First Educational DACA Workshop

Borrego Springs High School's Dream Club organized a presentation titled, "United We Dream Borrego," on Feb. 15, held at the UCI Steele-Burnand Anza-Borrego Research Center. This educational workshop was the very first community... — Updated 3/20/2020


BSUSD Board Meeting

The Borrego Springs Unified School District held their monthly board meeting Wednesday Feb. 12 in the community room at the high school, where members of the board, schools, and the community shared updates and statements. The meeting began with Steve Riehle, president of the... — Updated 2/25/2020


Community Awareness Event on Local Dreamers, DACA

Immigration is currently one of America’s most controversial issues. Often lost in the heated debates on citizenship policies is the fate of many young people and their families living in Borrego Springs. They are called Dreamers, and the name of the complicated and confusing... — Updated 2/11/2020


Bill Wright Scholarship

BASIC (Basic Assistance for Students in the Community) has established a new scholarship to honor one of its founders: the Bill Wright Memorial Scholarship. This named scholarship will be awarded annually to a BASIC Scholar to help her/him achieve a life goal. This scholar, like... — Updated 1/28/2020


BSUSD Board Meeting

The Borrego Springs Unified School District held their monthly board meeting Wednesday Dec. 18 in the community room at the high school, where members of the board, schools, and the community shared updates and statements. The meeting began with elections of the board president,... — Updated 1/23/2020


Learning Academy 2019 Report Card

The Learning Academy, a BASIC program, is a community-embedded "school without walls" summer program held at the Steele-Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center. Full-day classes began July 10, 2019 and continued for four weeks... — Updated 1/23/2020


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