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Summer EBT Program for Children to Launch

In collaborative efforts to enhance the USDA’s summer nutrition programs, the Summer Electronic Benefit Transfer Program for Children (Summer EBT) will officially launch in summer 2024 and be a permanent program. Summer EBT provides grocery-buying benefits to low-income... — Updated 2/29/2024

 By Mike Kitten    School 

BSUSD Welding Plant Tour

Borrego Springs Unified School District, CTE Welding class toured Veridiam Inc El Cajon, California. Students got an in depth overview of operations from the start of the process to the end product manufacturing on Veridiam... — Updated 2/15/2024


BASIC Salutes its College Graduates

Each year, now for 27 years, BASIC has devoted proceeds from our fundraising activities to its scholarship programs. BASIC gives two types of scholarships: start-school scholarships to high school graduates planning to attend... — Updated 2/15/2024


BASIC Raises Funds

January 26 at the Roadrunner Club was a night of glamour, intrigue and charity as BASIC (Basic Assistance for Students in the Community) hosted a fun-interactive-who done it-murder mystery dinner and show. The event was organized... — Updated 2/15/2024


BASIC's Learning Academy 2023 Report Card

Learning Academy is a community-embedded “school without walls” summer program held at the Steele/Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center in Borrego Springs, CA. BASIC’s (C2G) program uniquely offers small class sizes, personalized attention, over 100 hours of... — Updated 2/15/2024


Latino Family Literacy Project

How does the state of Arizona predict how many prisons they will need in the future? They count how many 3rd graders are currently reading below grade level. Although this story has been proven to be an urban myth, it still... — Updated 2/15/2024

 By Martha Deichler    School

BSUSD: New Fences, New Focus, New Faces

The shiny new fences around the Borrego Springs' schools portend new things to come and not just security to keep strangers out and kids in. They're also a serious reminder that it's back to school in person and time to catch up... — Updated 11/9/2023


Rams Hill Scholarships

Once again Rams Hill is happy to present two $1,000 scholarships to eligible Borrego Springs High School students. Jimena Ocha is the daughter of Carmen Ocha, who is a valued team member at Rams Hill, working as Human Resources... — Updated 9/14/2023

 By Martha Deichler    School

BASIC's 7th Successful Summer Learning Academy

"My daughter, Emily, needed help in reading and after attending BASIC's Summer Learning Academy, she is bringing home chapter books and loves reading them! My daughter enjoyed every day and loved her teacher, Ms. Fuerte." Such were... — Updated 9/14/2023


BVA: First Aid-CPR Certification Course

Thanks to a grant received from the Borrego Valley Endowment Fund, the Borrego Village Association sponsored a First Aid – CPR Certification course on June 9. In two separate sessions 17 Borrego Springs High School students, and... — Updated 9/14/2023

 By Eddie Rivera    School

BASIC: Latino Family Literacy Program

Children who begin kindergarten behind their peers in literacy and reading skills often have a tough time catching up. Early literacy skills have been shown to predict reading ability throughout school, the likelihood of graduating high school, attending college, and future... — Updated 9/14/2023


BASIC Celebrates 200 Millionth Book Milestone

Dolly’s gifting a special bookmark to seven children in her Imagination Library program as part of “200 Million Reasons to Celebrate.” Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is turning over a new chapter in The Imagination Library legacy – celebrating 200 million books... — Updated 9/14/2023


BASIC Begins

Summer learning has begun at BASIC’s 7th annual Learning Academy! From July 6 through August 2, 41 Borrego Springs students, ranging from 2nd to 8th graders, will receive an educational boost before beginning school in the fall. Headmaster Tim White leads a team of four... — Updated 7/21/2023


BASIC Welcomes New Staff

Basic Assistance for Students in the Community, or BASIC as it is better known, is happy to announce that since the beginning of 2023, we have brought on two valuable additions to our team. For the first time in our history, we... — Updated 7/18/2023


Summer Meal Program 2023

Continuing through July 28, children aged 0 – 18 years of age may receive breakfast and lunch from Tuesday through Friday at the Borrego Springs Elementary School and Borrego Springs Middle/High School. For students attending Summer Session, breakfast will be served from 7:45... — Updated 7/18/2023


Congratulations BSHS Class of 2023

With the sun beginning its descent behind Indian Head, 32 seniors marched onto the football field for the last time as students of Borrego Springs High School. Parents, family members, friends, and members of the community... — Updated 7/18/2023

 By Mike Kitten    School

BSUSD Welding Students GKN Tour

BSUSD CTE Welding students toured GKN El Cajon facility to see upfront operations on EB welding, Plasma welding and Aerospace TIG Welding processes. I am currently working to partner with several companies to provide employment... — Updated 6/15/2023

 By Eddie Rivera    School

BASIC Salutes Its Graduates

Each year, now for 25 years, Basic Assistance to Students in the Community (BASIC) has devoted proceeds from the annual Circle of Art and our other fundraising activities to its scholarship program. BASIC's scholarship program is... — Updated 6/8/2023


BASIC Celebrates its 26th Year of Giving Scholarships to Borregans

Twelve scholars graduating from Borrego Springs High School this year will receive BASIC’s start-school scholarships: Angel Delgado, Nahomy Fuentes, Mauricio Garcia, Anna Lucia LoPresto, Julio Medina, Jimena Ochoa, Dylan Rodriguez, Hannah Strate, Bryan Troncoso, Jorge Vilchez,... — Updated 5/24/2023

 By Jim Dion    School

BVA Thanks You!

Thank you to the San Diego County Employees' Charitable Organization (SDCECO) for approving the Borrego Village Association's grant request to help us purchase hiking shoes for the Borrego Springs High School students enrolled in... — Updated 5/24/2023


RAAM Fundraiser: Help Borrego Springs HS Seniors

Every year many of the riders participating in Race Across America take this opportunity to make this a fundraising event. Last year, I rode Race Across the West, solo, and I raised $7,000 for the high school seniors for seven ($1,000) scholarships to help the students prepare... — Updated 3/28/2023


BASIC Scholarship

BASIC would like the community to know that our application for the 2023 – 24 academic year is now open! Our deadline is March 20 and requires applicants to have lived in Borrego, or graduated from Borrego Springs High School. If you or someone you know fits this description... — Updated 3/14/2023

 By Martha Deichler    School

Washington D.C., Here We Come!

After months of car washes, Dudley's Bakery Sales, GoFundMe, American Legion breakfasts/dinners, yard sales and more, the Borrego Springs Middle School's Civic Club has earned the money necessary for their week-long trip to... — Updated 3/6/2023

 By Martha Deichler    School

Former BS High School Student Fights for Equity for Local Basketball Teams

She was a force to contend with on the basketball court while at Borrego Springs High School. Folks came to watch local high school star, Vanessa Rodarte, glide effortlessly up and down the basketball court with rapid speed and agi... — Updated 2/2/2023

 By Martha Deichler    School

Washington DC or Bust!

Car washes, American Legion breakfasts, rummage sales and Go Fund Me efforts are among the fundraising activities our Borrego Springs Middle School students are enthusiastically embracing in an effort to raise funds for their... — Updated 12/20/2022


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