Summit High School ‘Neighborhood Nights’ Kicks Off Friday
Sep 08,2006 00:00 by Bend Weekly News Sources

Summit High School is kicking off the 2006 football season with Neighborhood Nights, a chance for community members and neighbors to get out and reconnect during a fun-filled night of prep-football.

“During each home football game, residents of a particular neighborhood association in the Summit High School attendance area will be invited to attend the game and cheer-on our student athletes. During half-time, we’ll take a moment to recognize the association members in the stands and give one of their members a chance to chat about the volunteer work their group is doing in our community,” said Summit High School Principal Lynn Baker.

Acting as host throughout the game, Baker will answer questions about Summit High School and give facility tours to neighborhood association members.

“Our hope is that we will form even closer ties with residents in our attendance area who may not have had children go through Summit High School and to reconnect with our neighbors whose kids have already graduated,” says Baker.

Throughout the year, Summit High School athletic teams and student groups will continue to develop the relationship with area neighborhood associations by volunteering to help with annual neighborhood association philanthropic projects.

“It’s an exceptional opportunity to thank the community for their support through volunteerism,” said Baker, “A strong bond between school and community can only serve to enhance livability in Bend and an overall excitement about education.”

2006 Neighborhood Nights Schedule (all games begin at 7 p.m.)

§         Sept. 8 vs. South Medford, • Awbrey Butte Association

§         Sept. 29 vs. Pendleton • Century West Association

§         Oct. 6 vs. Madras • Southern Crossing Association

§         Oct. 13 vs. Mt. View • Riverwest Association (Mt. View Association is also invited)

§         Nov. 3 vs. The Dalles • Southwest Association and Old Bend Association