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Nov 17,2006
Hundreds of Sky View Middle School Students stepped out of their usual comfort zone and sat down with a new circle of friends during the lunch hour this Tuesday in an effort to “fight hate and promote tolerance”.Sky View Middle School Principal Melissa Goff says Mix-it-Up Day is important to middle school students because it gives them an opportunity to widen their circle of friends, promotes tolerance and fights hate. “This event models for them how ... [full story]
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Nov 17,2006
More than 50 Cascade Middle School students challenged peers from across the country to a mathematical showdown Tuesday, said Bend-La Pine School officials. “This is a unique opportunity to get kids excited about math and to see how their math skills compare to kids living all over our country,” says Cascade Middle School instructor Pete Horsch. Horsch and his team competed in the American Mathematics Contest 8 (AMC8) at Cascade Middle School November 14. They took ... [full story]
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Nov 10,2006
Slightly more than 95 percent of Central Oregon Community College nursing program students have passed the National Council Licensure Examination. The pass rate for Central Oregon Community College (COCC) ranks seventh among 20 nursing programs in Oregon, including both associate and bachelor degree programs. The pass rate for Oregon schools as a whole is 92.5 percent, the highest in the nation. “I am extremely proud of our nursing graduates; their hard work and dedication is ... [full story]
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Nov 09,2006
In a joint press release issued by Chapter 92 of the Oregon School Employees Association (OSEA) and Sisters School District 6, it was announced Wednesday, November 8, that a new collective bargaining agreement has been tentatively agreed to. According to the press release, details of the agreement will not be released until the OSEA Chapter 92 membership and the Sisters School Board have ratified the agreement. [full story]
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Nov 10,2006
Final Fun Ride Day & ceremony was held Thursday, November 9th The recent rain may have kept activities inside for most people, but for the fifth-graders at Jewell Elementary School, it’s been a great time to ride bikes. Over the past two weeks, students participated in an intensive one-hour-per-day bicycle safety education program provided by Commute Options. This Thursday, November 9, the students wrapped up their program with a final fun ride and ceremony. Parents, ... [full story]
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Nov 10,2006
For the ninth year the students at Saint Francis collected over $1,500 worth of pet food and supplies for the animals being cared for at the Humane Society of Central Oregon.  Students of all sizes carried bags of cat litter, pet food, toys and cleaning supplies into the animal shelter and presented cash donations totaling $3,457 to the Humane Society of Central Oregon. The Humane Society of Central Oregon depends on this annual pet food ... [full story]
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Nov 10,2006
A new statewide survey of Oregon eighth- and 11th-graders reports disturbing data about the middle-schoolers' underage drinking -- but also some good news for parents. The Healthy Teens survey conducted annually by the Oregon Department of Human Services found increased rates of binge drinking among eighth-graders, a larger share of eighth-graders saying alcohol is easy to obtain and significant numbers at both grade levels reporting negative consequences of underage drinking. Contrary to popular belief that ... [full story]
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Nov 03,2006
Report shows statewide improvement in teaching English to Non-English speaking students, but Bend-La Pine and Redmond School Districts failed to meet two-of-three achievement objectives SALEM – State Schools Superintendent Susan Castillo announced today the release of the Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAO) report, required under the federal No Child Left Behind Act.  The report shows that Oregon school districts are making progress in meeting the targets to teach English to non-English speaking students.  There were ... [full story]
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Nov 02,2006
Mt. View High School Culinary students to prepare appetizer course Members of Mt. View High School’s ProStart Culinary Program will put their talents to the test as they prepare appetizers for more than 100 guests at the Saturday, November 4 Winemakers Dinner. The ten-course, Italian themed dinner gets started at 6 p.m. at Seventh Mountain Resort in Bend. “The Winemaker Dinner event gives students an up-close glimpse into the fast pace world of fine dining ... [full story]
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Nov 02,2006
Dr. Angela Montoya to facilitate Attention Deficit Disorder medications Q & A The Central Oregon Attention Deficit Disorder (COADD) support group meets Tuesday, Nov. 7 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm in the Media Center at High Desert Middle School. Dr. Angela Montoya will facilitate a question and answer session with parents - with a focus on medications.The parent support group meets six times each year to exchange information and build relationships with other parents of children ... [full story]
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Oct 31,2006
OSAA Announces 2006 Fall Sports Academic All-State Teams Several Bend-La Pine Schools’ high school athletic teams have been recognized for their outstanding academic achievement in today’s Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) Fall Academic All-State award announcement.  From Bend and Summit High’s football, cross country, and soccer teams, their grade point averages (GPA) ranged from 3.15 to 3.83.The teams included in the Fall 2006 Top 10 are: §         Bend High School Football (1st Place), 3.26 GPA §         ... [full story]
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Oct 27,2006
The Mt. Bachelor Ski for Schools event to benefit the Education Foundations for Bend-La Pine and Redmond School Districts has been tentatively set for November 17.  Mt. Bachelor has teamed up with the Education Foundations for the Bend-La Pine and Redmond School Districts to get skiers on the slopes the day prior to opening day and raise funds for area schools. Ski for Schools tickets are $15 each and ALL ticket proceeds will benefit the ... [full story]
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Oct 25,2006
In a meeting held Tuesday evening, the Bend-La Pine School Board approved two new policies involving volunteers in schools and visitors to district facilities. Vice Chair Hovecamp presented both policies in the meeting held at 6 p.m. October 24. Volunteers in Schools Policy: According to the news release issued by the district, the Board believes that citizen volunteer participation at the local school level is vital to the success of each school and the district.  ... [full story]
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