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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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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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June 9, 2020

Bear River Student Plans Future in Art

Chuka Rellias, 11, is a 6th-grade student at Springs’ Bear River Student Center who loves art and hopes to make a career of it. He said, “I am passionate about drawing and I can spend hours drawing cartoons and anime.”

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June 4, 2020

Three Bear River Students Win Arts Awards

Three students at Springs’ Bear River Student Center have won PTSA Reflections Awards: Matthew Brown, 8th grade, Award Of Merit: Visual Arts, Gavin Dolan(pictured), 8th grade, Award Of Merit: Film. and Jaden Jackson, 8th grade, Award Of Excellence: Photography and Oma’s Choice Award For Photography.

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April 16, 2020

Bear River Students Receive Honorable Mention in County Poetry Competition

The Riverside County Office of Education named its annual Art Connects Poetry honorees. Matthew Brown, 8th grade, and Bella Morin, 7th grade, of Springs’ Bear River Student Center received honorable mention.

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