News and Events
Sign up for Robotics Camp at Barstow High School. Camp dates are June 5 through June 8, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Room 23. Mr. Brinkley is the Robotics Camp advisor. Spaces are limited so sign up today by using the QR Code in the picture. See you there!!
Congratulations to Skyline North Elementary School's Team Blue Horizon for their First Place finish in the Solve Community Challenges competition. The group of 5th and 6th grade students used surveys of community members and in-person discussions with local business owners and community leaders to determine that homelessness is the biggest issue in Barstow. You can view Blue Horizon's presentation video here. The team came up with ways to help solve the homelessness issue in our community:
1. Provide portable bath and shower facilities.
2. Offer work or business attire for job interviews or opportunities.
3. Provide an educational environment for resume writing and development of people skills.
4. Provide job opportunities.
5. After job hiring, create affordable housing opportunities.
"We look forward to implementing our plans to strengthen our community," Team Advisor Jason Dokie said. "Thank you to everyone that supported another opportunity for the students to become incredible leaders in our community.
"A huge shoutout to Barstow Community College President Dr. Eva Bagg and all the faculty for putting on an incredible experience for putting on an incredible experience for all in attendance."
And the team won the competition on Mr. Dokie's birthday, then sang "Happy Birthday" and everyone enjoyed birthday cupcakes!
A message from Barstow Unified School District Superintendent Deanna Swearingen to the Barstow community. Watch it here.
Enjoy the latest episode of The Swearingen Support Report here.
Barstow High School Senior Awards were handed out Thursday in a ceremony inside the Don Bilsborough Gym. Students received $129,000 in scholarships from local organizations. We are grateful to our scholarship donors for their generosity which allows many of our students to continue their education and make positive contributions to our community. Our Aztecs who will be entering the United States Armed Forces were also recognized, with each student being given a standing ovation by his or her classmates. BHS Principal Dr. Frank Jimenez also announced the Valedictorian and Salutatorian for the Class of 2023: Madysen McDonald (V) and John Santry (S). #AztecsWinAgain Additional pictures are available on our Facebook page: @barstowunified
Sign-ups are underway for Save the Children's Summerboost Camp. The camp runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 7 to July 21 at Cameron Elementary School. Activities include: Reading and math practice, STEAM, team building and more. An on-site field trip is also included. For more information, email email@example.com.
*This event is not endorsed or sponsored by BUSD, but shared with the community as a public service.*
The Barstow High School Robotics Club competed recently at the KIPR Botball Tournament at Palm Desert High School. Ricardo Abarca, Johnathan Desjardins-Wiggins, Carlos Jimenez, Taylor Villegas and David Zavala participated in the competition. The team of Desjardins-Wiggins, Jimenez and Villegas won awards for Best Documentation and Best Spirit! Thank Mr. Brinkley and chaperones for providing this opportunity for our students! GO BOTBALLERS! #AztecsWinAgain
The Barstow High School campus was vandalized overnight. Staff and school equipment were
damaged, along with defacing of school property. An investigation is underway to determine
who was involved. We are deeply troubled by this criminal act against our school. If this act of
vandalism is in any way associated with pranks to end the school year, full consequences
associated with California Education Code will be enforced.
We are also asking our neighbors who live in neighborhoods around Barstow High School to
check their home security videos between the hours of midnight and 1 a.m. Wednesday morning
to help us identify those responsible for the vandalism.
If you heard or saw something suspicious in the neighborhood around Barstow High School
Tuesday night or Wednesday morning, we ask you to report it to the Barstow Police Department
We thank you for your assistance in this matter.