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Apr 13,2007
Redmond, Oregon - In a district with many exceptional students and teachers, another shining star is distinguished.  Taylor Woodraska, a senior at Redmond High School (RHS), has earned honor and recognition by creating a user-friendly and visually appealing online presence for a local non-profit organization - The Bend Spay and Neuter Project.   RHS senior Taylor Woodraska's web site design was selected from over 50 entries by the Bend Spay and Neuter Project. (www.BendSnip.org) As part of a ... [full story]
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Apr 13,2007
New equipment donated in honor of the late Doug Dean, PE Teacher Community members joined High Lakes Elementary School students, staff and families for the dedication of new playground equipment on Thursday at High Lakes Elementary School in Bend.   New playground equipment at Bend's High Lakes Elementary School was dedicated in honor of the late Doug Dean The event was bittersweet for High Lakes principal Steven Hill. “This is more than a playground equipment installation, it is a ... [full story]
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Apr 13,2007
Redmond, Oregon – In an effort to promote reading at M.A. Lynch Elementary School in Redmond, the third-grade teachers implemented an incentive program for students.  For every two accelerated reading books a student reads and for which they are able to pass a test with 80% accuracy or better, they are given a chance to win a prize.   This incentive program originated from an offer from Bud Nielson, Masonic Grand Lodge of Oregon, to join them in their Bikes ... [full story]
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Apr 13,2007
Sisters, Bend, and Dufur High School teams excelled in the most recent Central District Oregon High School Equestrian Team (OHSET) meet held March 30-April 1 at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center in Redmond, taking home first-place team honors in the large, medium, and small team divisions. OHSET is comprised of about 160 riders from 15 different high schools who compete in approximately 25 different events.  High Schools with competing OHSET teams include Bend, ... [full story]
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Apr 13,2007
NeighborImpact’s Head Start Program is dedicated to helping ensure that children ages 3 and 4 from low-income families are ready for school. The Head Start Program is now accepting applications for the 2007-2008 school year. Head Start builds success for children through child focused, family-centered services that enhance social competence, school readiness and overall health and well-being. Children are provided a free high quality preschool education which includes individualized curriculum, nutritious meals, health and developmental ... [full story]
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Apr 13,2007
SALEM-The Oregon Senate recently passed Senate Bill 479 that calls on schools to remove Type R metal halide lights from their buildings. The bill would not require school districts to replace the lights in stadiums and outdoor athletic fields. “The current halide light bulbs do not belong in schools where students, educators, and the public can be unknowingly exposed,” said Senator Devlin (D-Tualatin). Senate Bill 479 would prohibit the use of Type R metal halide light bulbs ... [full story]
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Apr 06,2007
BEND, Oregon – Diana Sloane, an innovative college administrator whose broad career has included positions as a registered nurse, an academic leader and a director in the Peace Corps, has been named the new campus executive officer for the Oregon State University Cascades Campus. Sloane will take over her new duties on July 1, replacing Jay Casbon, who has led the OSU-Cascades Campus for the last five years.   Diana Sloane OSU President Ed Ray praised Sloane’s ... [full story]
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Apr 06,2007
Middle school student Paris Williams can speak before a crowd without a qualm. She is skilled at improvisation and uses humor when all else fails. "If I were to mess up on my lines, I'd just say something to laugh it off," she says. Her cousin and classmate Nia Byrd usually worries herself sick until the moment she hits the stage. "I'm fearful," she admits. "It's just something that's always been there." But after years ... [full story]
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Apr 06,2007
Redmond HS rate is only 1.2%, Bend-La Pine schools overall average 2.3% The Oregon Department of Education announced this week that Oregon’s statewide dropout rate for the 2005-06 school year was 4.1%, down from last year’s 4.2%. The 4.1% dropout rate is the lowest rate the state has reported since statewide reporting began in 1991. Dropout rates for white students decreased slightly, while the dropout rates for Asian, African American, Hispanic, and Native American students showed ... [full story]
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Apr 06,2007
Bill sets health standards for food and beverages sold in K-12 schools; moves to Senate for approval SALEM—A bill backed by House Democrats to improve the nutrition of food sold in Oregon schools passed the House Tuesday with broad bi-partisan support. “The obesity epidemic facing children in Oregon and throughout the country is a crisis that demands a response from parents, from schools, from communities and—yes—from the legislature,” said State Representative and Healthcare Policy Committee ... [full story]
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Mar 30,2007
Central Oregon Community College’s (COCC’s) nursing department is offering an orientation session at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, April 9, in Room 153 of the Boyle Education Center on the Bend campus. The purpose of the meeting is to review the selection procedure for students interested in applying to COCC’s Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program as well as the prerequisites for applying and support courses necessary for the AAS degree. It is not necessary to ... [full story]
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Mar 30,2007
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Starting right away, changes in the way that classes are scheduled and that students register for them at Oregon State University are expected to make it easier for students to both get the courses they want and speed their progress toward graduation. Most of the changes have to do with increased automation of the registration process, says University Registrar Kent Kuo. Beginning April 9-13, for instance, students will no longer use paper ... [full story]
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Mar 30,2007
The Cascade Culinary Institute at Central Oregon Community College (COCC) is presenting a culinary open house from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 5, in Grandview Student Center. The event will feature hands-on demonstrations as the culinary students showcase their skills. Samples from the Café Del Sol menu, a sushi bar and a raffle drawing will be included with the $10 admission.  During spring term, the CCI will offer eight multi-course luncheons at noon ... [full story]
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