Dr. Steve Heeder

Dr. Steve Heeder

December 14, 1963 ~ January 20, 2022

On behalf of the Bear Lake School District I would like to express my sincere condolences to the family and friends of Dr. Steve Heeder.

Dr. Steve Heeder worked for the Bear Lake School District for 20 years. He served as the District Psychologist/Special Education Director the first 10 years he was in the valley, and as the Bear Lake Middle School Principal the next 10 years. Steve loved the kids and the community he served.

He was one of the most innovative administrators I have had the privilege to work with. His focus was always on the students and teachers and how to inspire them to perform to their greatest potential.

Steve’s sense of humor was contagious. It showed in all aspects of his life, often in his innovative white elephant gifts he gave at administrator Christmas parties. Bacon flavored toothpaste will always be associated with Steve.

Steve was very intelligent, working especially well with numbers and statistics. He had a way of putting hard to understand statistics into a manageable and simplified package.

He was a great employee, colleague and friend. He will be dearly missed.

Dr. Gary Brogan


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Changes to our Lunch Program

Dear Bear Lake School District Parents/Guardians, The USDA recently announced the release of funds allowing schools to provide FREE meals to all students through 2021/2022 school year. We know this will help many families in the Bear Lake community that might not be eligible for free/reduced meals but are still experiencing a hardship due to the effects of COVID 19. Breakfast in Bear Lake School District has always been free. This opportunity will only be offered during regular school days and service times will remain the same. Please note: Only full meals are free. If your child wants individual items only such as milk, or just the main meal they will need to purchase these. I attached a list of the prices for each item. I hope this brings some help and relief to families especially as we are approaching the holidays. As always, thank you for supporting the Bear Lake School Lunch Program. If you have any questions please the middle school and ask for Ashley Preece Sincerely, Ashley Preece BLSD Food Service Director

Bear Lake School District Food Service Price List 2020-2021

Adult Breakfast $2.30 Main Dish (Breakfast) $1.75 Adult Lunch $4.00 Main Dish (Lunch) $ 2.00 Fruit/vegetable/juice $ .75 Milk $ .50 Cookie/cinn roll $ .50 Roll $ .50 Chips/elf grahams ETC $ .50 String Cheese $ .35 Fries/onion rings/tots/ side potatoes $ .75 Elem M.S H.S Student Lunch 1st meal $2.25 $2.45 $2.50 Student Lunch 2nd meal $4.00 $4.00 $4.00 Menu and prices subject to change. "This institution is an equal opportunity provider"


Bear Lake School District consists of three elementary schools, a middle school, a high school, and an alternative high school. Bear Lake School District shares a common boundary with Bear Lake County. The southern border of the county is the State of Utah while the eastern border of the county is the State of Wyoming. The district includes the communities (to name a few) Fish Haven, St. Charles, Paris, Montpelier, Bennington, Bern, Dingle, Geneva, and Georgetown. Paris is the county seat while Montpelier is the largest community. The county is surrounded by mountains. Bear Lake Valley offers the best of two worlds. Residents live in a quiet, rural setting that is close to all the advantages of a major metropolitan area. The community shares a strong moral conviction with a family oriented environment. Many residents make their living in agriculture, small businesses, tourist activities, or in occupations related to the mining industry. The community has it's own hospital and a variety of health care providers. The residents enjoy tremendous recreational opportunities. Bear Lake provides a beautiful setting for a variety of water sports. Fishing and hunting are very popular activities throughout the year. There are miles of groomed trails for snowmobile enthusiasts. Cross country skiing is popular and there are several ski lodges in the area.