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  • New teen center opens at Brea Junior High

    6 years ago by

    Mike Harvey, Brea Olida High School grad, is the site lead director for the new Brea Junior High Teen Center.

    New Teen Center at Brea Junior High: The Department of Child Care Services, part of the BOUSD, has been on all 6 elementary school campuses in Brea for many years. Within the past year the staff saw a need for an on-campus before and after school childcare program at the Junior High level. “according to Mike Harvey site director. “Pam Gallarda, Principal, and her staff have been amazing in welcoming us onto her campus. They have provided us with our own room, as well as on-campus resources such as the media center, our own textbooks, and access to the library. Our modest portable has been filled by our program with academic resources and games,  as well as a pool table, a ping pong table, a foosball table, and a Wii. We participate in all sorts of activities after school such as academic enrichment, homework assistance, gaming tournaments, long term projects, current events and news from around the globe, and projects that the kids love.

        We are especially proud of our involvement with Coach Jeff Miller, the PE Department Chair at BJH. Jeff came to me with an idea the first week of school to start a recycling program and change drive here on campus in which all proceeds go towards an amazing non-profit called “Drop in the Bucket”. This organization digs wells for less fortunate villages in Sub-Saharan Africa. Countries that have benefited from the program include Uganda and Sudan. It has been so fun to witness the 7th and 8th graders from our program and throughout the school donate their money and recyclables for a worldwide cause that is much “bigger” than they are. We plan to continue this program throughout the school year, while improving our campus and hopefully the lives of countless African citizens.” Mike concluded.
    Susan Gaede

  • Brea Olinda Choir “Fall Magic” tickets on sale now

    6 years ago by

    Brea Olinda Choir

    Brea Olinda Choir presents “Fall Magic.” Show dates are this Friday, October 12, and Saturday, October 13 at 7:00 p.m. at Brea Olinda High School Performing Arts Center. You’ll want to buy your tickets soon as this year’s production of Fall Magic includes Brea Junior High Choir. Pre-tickets are available through a choir member, make your check out to BOHS Choir, or you can purchase your tickets one hour before the show at 6:00 p.m. For further information see


  • Kiwanis Club of Brea 27th Annual Student Essay Contest Winners

    7 years ago by

    The Elementary School Kiwanis Club of Brea Essay winners.

    Essay contest: Catherine Houston and Dr Helene Cunningham, Mariposa Principal, co-hosted the Kiwanis Club of Brea 27th Annual Student Essay Contest.  The 2012 Essay Theme was "As President  of The United States, I Would..." and  embodied the characteristics of - Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility,  Fairness, Caring and Citizenship.
    The Essay winners were Saigen Torres (Arovista), Clara Kang (Country Hills), Makaila  Slife (Fanning), Nathan Hackman (Laurel), Iliana Rodriguez (Mariposa), Elaine  Lin (Olinda), Camille Wedin (Brea Jr HS) and Matthew Hernandez (BCHS). Each winner received a plaque. The best essay winner, Matthew Hernandez, also  received a $100 award...Congratulations to all!.
    Story by Susan Gaede

    Brea Canyon High/Brea Junior High winners: Mathew Hernanex- Cannon High and Carmille Wedin- Brea Jr. High

  • Brea Junior High Technology Summit to be held at BOHS

    7 years ago by

    “ GITA is also hosting a very exciting event “Junior High on the Hill Tech Day”.  On April 28th, 2012, we are having a technology summit for junior high students at our high school.  There will be keynote speakers Matthew Hannus “CEO” of Sleepy Giant Gaming Company and local Jim Snover “President” of IMS in Brea.  Also, there we will have hands-on sessions for junior high students taught by our own Global IT Academy students. The Management and Information Systems Students Association (MISSA) of Cal Poly Pomona will be co-hosting with breakout sessions for junior high parents. This is an exciting, one-of-a-kind event where students teach students and parents.”  said GITA Junior High teacher Todd Salesky.

    Story by Susan Gaede

  • Brea Junior High Show Choir Express takes 1st Place

    7 years ago by


    Brea Junior High Show Choir

    We have some awesome young talent in our backyard!  Brea Junior High School Show Choir Express competed in the Murrieta Show Choir Showcase 2012 held at Murrieta Mesa High School Performing Arts Center. They took 1st place in their division defeating six intermediate schools with some schools representing more than one group.  In addition, they won Best Musicianship and Best Showmanship out of all the groups!  Directed by BOHS Vocal Music Director, Dave Willert. and Choreographed by Doug Kuhl, their group set included: Get Ready, Steam Heat, Blue Skies, Turn the Beat Around, Roll with It, Show Me the Way, and Summertime Blues.