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Oct 25,2006
On October 23rd the Redmond School District Board of Directors announced they earlier passed a resolution opposing Ballot Measures (BM) 41 and 48. At that time, they directed Superintendent Fleming to educate the community about the fiscal impact these measures would have on school funding. In a word, “the fiscal impact would be totally unacceptable,” stated the news release. The following information was provided by the Oregon School Boards Association and can be reviewed further at ... [full story]
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Oct 25,2006
How much space do you take up? Margy Dieter’s anthropology class now knows. As part of the EarthSmart Program, students at Marshall High School in Bend did the math as they summed up their individual eco-footprint. The analysis calculated their personal impact on the planet by measuring amount of waste created, transportation used, housing and other items. The Program, provided by reSource, works with students from a variety of grade levels throughout the tri-county area ... [full story]
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Oct 25,2006
Internationally known and locally grown musical talent The Booher Brothers will play a benefit concert on Oct. 28 at 7:00 pm at the La Pine High School Auditorium. The Booher Brothers will donate all proceeds from the evening event to the La Pine High School girl’s basketball team. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to give back to our community and to support this great women’s basketball team,” says 25-year-old fiddle and guitar player Brendan Booher.Booher says ... [full story]
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Oct 25,2006
Central Oregon Community College’s Cascade Winds Symphonic Band, under the direction of Michael Gesme, will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 5; and 7:30 p.m. Monday, November 6, at the Tower Theatre in downtown Bend. The program includes several classic works for wind ensemble including the stately “Crown Imperial” by William Walton, Gordon Jacob’s “An Original Suite” and a rarely performed John Phillip Sousa march called “The Black Horse Troop.” The concert will also include ... [full story]
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Oct 25,2006
Central Oregon Community College recently received approval from the Oregon department of education to begin offering an associate of applied science degree in automotive management. With this degree, graduates could work as service advisers, assistant managers or eventually as managers for automotive, diesel, and recreational sports and marine dealerships or independent repair facilities. The graduate could also split jobs as a technician and adviser. This degree option is a blend of business and automotive classes, ... [full story]
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Oct 21,2006
Thousands of high school juniors and seniors and their parents will converge on the Deschutes County Fairgrounds on Monday, October 30th for the 5th Annual Central Oregon College Fair. The free event is open to the public and takes place in the Expo Center from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm. “This event provides a wonderful opportunity for students and their families to explore the world of educational opportunities available to them after graduation,” says Carolyn ... [full story]
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Oct 13,2006
State Treasurer Randall Edwards will join Bend-La Pine Schools Superintendent Doug Nelson for the kick-off of Reading is an Investment, a new literacy and financial education program for elementary school children, at High Lakes Elementary on Monday, Oct. 23 at 10 a.m. Edwards and Nelson will read to 4th and 5th graders from one of the books donated to the school library through the program.Edwards says he is visiting schools across the state throughout October ... [full story]
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Oct 09,2006
Amity Creek Elementary School staff will flip pancakes in honor of Amity parents from 7:00 – 9:00 am on Wednesday, October 11 at their annual Parent Pancake Breakfast. Principal Carol Hammett says the breakfast is an event that she and her staff especially look forward to each year.“It’s wonderful to sit down with our students, staff and parents to enjoy a delicious breakfast. It really gives us a chance to get to know each other ... [full story]
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Oct 04,2006
According to data released recently by the Oregon Department of Education (ODE), Redmond High School’s 2004-05 dropout rate matched the state average of 4.2%. This figure represents an increase of 1.9% from the previous year (2003-04) and is above the percentage from each of the past five years. “Our 4.2% dropout rate translates into each graduating class losing twenty percent of its students between eighth and twelfth grades,” states Keith Hanson, Curriculum Director.  “This figure ... [full story]
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Oct 04,2006
More Bend-La Pine Schools high school students stayed in school in 2004-05 than their peers statewide, according to information released by the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) this week. The ODE study shows that the five Bend-La Pine Schools high schools average dropout rate of 2.6% is significantly lower than the state dropout average of 4.2%. Superintendent Doug Nelson says that lowering the dropout rate has been a community effort.  “We have been working closely with our ... [full story]
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Oct 03,2006
For two weeks, more than 100 students at High Lakes Elementary School engaged in a slightly unique kind of school work -– bicycle riding. The 5th grade students have been participating in an intensive one hour a day bicycle safety education program provided by Commute Options of Central Oregon. The free course takes students through the parts of the bicycle, helmet fitting, traffic laws and safe bike operation. The ten day/ten hour course is divided ... [full story]
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Oct 02,2006
Thanks to a new radio-broadcasting program at La Pine High School (LPHS), and a very ambitious student, Hawk football has a new voice. Freshman Jacob Gilmer is joining off-season coaches Kent Wieber and Greg Stackhouse on the microphone at all home and away La Pine High Hawks football games for “Voice of the Hawks in Action.”  “The Communications Technologies program at LPHS features radio broadcasting as one of several Career and Technical Education courses,” said radio ... [full story]
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Oct 02,2006
 Today’s students grew up with Internet connections in their cradles, so it’s no wonder they don’t hesitate to bank, shop or research on the Internet. Students use computers for everything from homework to playing games, to chatting with friends and just plain old surfing. However, they frequently forget they are surfing in an ocean of predators. Students often leave for college with bank account, credit card, driver’s license and Social Security numbers – sensitive data ... [full story]
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