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Bear River Student Center (TK-8)

sophia-prado-2-web Name: Sophia Prado
Age: 13 Grade: 8
I chose: Bear River Student Center
Why? To work at my own pace and
be challenged. I never get bored
because I can work ahead of my
own grade level.
Sophia says: “My math teacher has really helped me to understand math better. It is now my new favorite subject.” Her advice to new students is to have a good work ethic and to work hard.

Did you know that Leonardo Da Vinci was more than just an amazing artist and scientist? He was also an educator/philosopher. His guide to thinking aligns with current brain research into teaching and learning. Our Menifee Da Vinci Academy (TK-8) provides a unique program of learning based on the 7 Da Vinci principles for creative thinking: Curiosity, Independent thinking, Sharpen your senses, Embrace ambiguity, Balance logic and imagination, Balance body and mind, and Make new connections. Here is a link to an article about these ideas.

River Springs Charter School’s Da Vinci Academy offers a unique small-school environment where everybody knows every student’s name. Creative projects, core mastery, and positive interpersonal skills are the focus of every grade. Core classroom days are offered 4 days per week with an optional 5th day.


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November 1, 2021

Bear River Raises Funds to Install Marquee

Bear River students participated in an APEX fundraiser and raised $46,000, half of which goes to the school. TK-6 students participated in a Fun Run while middle school students battled it out at a Color Battle (pictured is Principal Shane Wickwire participating in the Color Battle).

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September 13, 2021

Bear River Students Remember 9-11

Springs Bear River Student Center remembered the 20th anniversary of 9-11 by observing “Patriots Day.” Activities included a flag raising, patriotic class photos and campus decorating in red, white and blue.

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April 12, 2021

May Student Artist of the Month: Samantha Clary

Samantha Clary, a 7th-grade student at the Bear River Student Center, is the May 2021 Student Artist of the Month.  She is 12 years old and lives in Menifee.

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August 5, 2020

Bear River Staffing News, Longevity Trophy

In Springs’ Bear River Student Center staffing news, the school has a new program facilitator, Dontae Jelks.  Additionally, two ACEs, Erin Heredia and Tom Fagot, recently earned bachelor’s degrees, Ms. Heredia’s in psychology and Mr. Fagot’s in Applied Studies.

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26800 Newport Road
Menifee, CA 92584
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(951) 225-7650


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Mon, Fri: 10AM – 2PM
Tues-Thurs: 9AM – 3PM

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