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Apr 23,2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009 Budget Update:  District personnel, budget task force and association representatives continue to refine the cost-saving concepts for the 2009-10 budget shortfall, which is anticipated to be as large as $7 million.  All options such as staff, salaries, electives, programs, school calendar, extracurricular activities, etc., are under consideration; however, NO DECISIONS have been made.  It was noted that the district is building its budget on the worst case scenario ($7 million deficit).  ... [full story]
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Apr 23,2009
BEND, Ore. -- Oregon Community College is presenting a college fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, May 8, at the Mazama Field on the COCC Bend campus. The fair will offer information, exhibits and demonstrations featuring the college's one- and two-year career and technical programs, such as aviation, criminal justice, fire science, forestry, massage and dental assisting. Demonstrations and campus tours offered at 11 a.m. noon and 1 p.m. Workshops will also be ... [full story]
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Apr 23,2009
Central Oregon Community College is offering a "Getting Started" workshop at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12, in the boardroom on the second floor of the Boyle Education Center on the Bend campus. This is an opportunity for prospective students to meet with COCC and OSU-Cascades admissions representatives to find out about application requirements, financial aid and scholarships, student services and more. Interested students can join in a Bend campus tour after the presentation. Reservations ... [full story]
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Apr 15,2009
SALEM, Ore. – State Schools Superintendent Susan Castillo announced today that Oregon’s statewide dropout rate for the 2007-08 school year was 3.7%, down from 4.2% last year. The 3.7% dropout rate is the lowest since statewide reporting began in 1991. Oregon defines a high school dropout as a student in grades 9-12 who withdraws from school for example without receiving a high school diploma, GED, modified diploma, or transferring to another school. “In order to ... [full story]
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Apr 09,2009
BEND, Ore. -- Bend Senior High School will have a new principal next year, and the face will be a familiar one to the more than 1,500 students currently attending the school.   H.D. Weddell, current Asst. Principal at Bend Senior High, will take over as Principal on July 1  After an extensive interview process, Bend Senior High’s very own H.D. Weddel was selected from a strong candidate pool to become the school’s next principal. “We are fortunate to ... [full story]
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Mar 24,2009
BEND, Ore. -- Financial aid staff from Oregon State University – Cascades Campus and Central Oregon Community College (COCC) will host an afternoon and evening event to assist prospective college students and parents in completing the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid, which is the first step in seeking financial support for college.  Information about scholarships from OSU-Cascades and COCC will also be available. OSU-Cascades has awarded more than $1 million in scholarships since ... [full story]
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Mar 20,2009
The future of our children rests in an educator's hands. Yet, too many of Oregon's beginning teachers and administrators are routinely thrust into situations where they are merely given a key to a classroom and a pat on the back as they start their career. The Beginning Teacher and Administrator Mentor Program aims to change this trend by supporting nearly 1,000 new educators in the most crucial stage of their careers by providing them an ... [full story]
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Mar 19,2009
Celebration Parade for La Pine Lady Hawks, Victors in 4A Basketball Championships, Slated for March 20 The La Pine High School girls’ basketball team claimed the State championship title with a 40-32 win against number-two ranked Cottage Grove at Gill Coliseum in Corvallis on March 14. The team, which battled Cottage Grove and lost twice during regular season play, emerged with its first state title since 1989. Athletic Director Rusty Zysett said dedication and commitment ... [full story]
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Mar 09,2009
BEND, Ore. -- A battle of reading supremacy will be fought by students in six local schools this month. The regional Battle of the Books Tournament is set for March 14 at Cascade Middle School. Bear Creek, High Lakes, Ponderosa, Three Rivers, and Buckingham elementary students, and Three Rivers and Cascade middle students will compete for the right to advance to state finals on April 4. The competition will start at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday ... [full story]
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Jun 13,2008
REDMOND, Ore. – Redmond School Board meeting recap from June 11, 2008: Bond Update:   ·         The Wickiup and NW-area sites were discussed as possible locations for the new 600-student replacement elementary.  At this time, District officials are recommending the 13-acre Wickiup parcel as the most viable site. Criteria used to determine site:  The new elementary is a replacement not a growth school and, as such, must meet the current student population needs; reduce transportation ... [full story]
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Apr 18,2008
CENTRAL OREGON -- Following are the results from the third Oregon High School Equestrian Team meet held in Central Oregon on April 10-12, 2008, including final district results and extra awards. All medal winners qualified for State competition.   Team Results:   Small Team Division 1st Dufur 375 2nd Lakeview 161 3rd Pendleton 84  4th Hood River 53 5th Paisley 52 6th Summit 21   Medium Team Division 1st Madras 301 2nd The Dallas/Wahtonka Union 295 3rd La Pine 289 4th Bend 197 5th Crook 101   Large Team Division 1st Redmond 656 2nd Sisters 558 3rd ... [full story]
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Apr 04,2008
The results are in from the second meet of 2008 for the Central District of the Oregon High School Equestrian Teams (OHSET) held March 28-30 in the Hooker Creek ArenA at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center in Redmond, Oregon.   Chrystal Bates, La Pine, placed 2nd in In Hand Trail - photo by Kathy Russell    Courtney George, Mountain View placed 3rd in Showmanship and 6th in Stockseat equitation - photo by Kathy Russell   Alena Hoyer, Bend, rushing for the ... [full story]
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Apr 04,2008
Outstanding High School Senior Recognized A Central Oregon high school senior has been recognized by The Center Foundation as a “High Desert Hero”.  Trevor Schongalla was named the April High Desert Hero by the Board of Directors.  Trevor is involved in school sports, maintains a high GPA at Madras High School, takes AP classes,   Trevor Schongalla - "High Desert Hero" and outstanding high school senior - submitted photo works, volunteers with youth, and takes on leadership ... [full story]
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