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A+ For Attitude

A+ For Attitude

Engaged minds make learning fun
What holds a child's interest? New studies explore the power of interest and recognize that a child will continue to learn if the subject is engaging.

Nest Feature


A Step Toward Safety

Entering Bend's High Lakes Elementary School, it may look like nothing has changed: the arch over the entrance has the same gold lettering and trees shade either side. Students, however, have probably noticed one small difference: the presence of a secure lobby, one of 12 Bend-La Pine schools to receive the system thus far.

Nest News


Little Bird Explores Bend!
Little Bird is an adventurous soul.


Back to School Around the World

Check out these global education fun facts!
The City Montessori School in Lucknow, India, is the largest school in the world in terms of number of students, with more than 32,000 in attendance.

By The Numbers

Editor's Note

A blink of an eye and summer is gone.

Editor's Note

Opening Doors: Finding the Right Tutor

A child's school years are vital to their life-long success.


Q & A: Jennifer Schroeder, M.D.

Summit Medical Group Oregon - BMC Pediatrics
Q: My son has diarrhea quite often and sometimes complains of a stomach ache.

Expert Q&A


September - November


Rock Stars Wanted

Young musicians get a chance to live the dream
I have come to a quiet residential street near the edge of southeast Bend on a warm summer night to witness the future of rock 'n' roll.


Spotlight on Teen Health

What do you need to know?
The American Academy of Pediatrics, along with most physicians, recommends an annual well child check for all kids.


Exotic Extravaganza

Welcome to Gramma Rose's keeper of peepers
Peter, a friendly Patagonia cavy, sniffs and greets us, while checking out the van.


Camp Fire Central Oregon and Workshops with Purpose Raise Global Awareness with New BRIDGES Program

Camp Fire Central Oregon is partnering with Workshops with Purpose to pilot a new program for Central Oregon teens and adults focused on increasing global awareness, building tolerance and creating a community of empathetic leaders.

Nest News

Together for Children

A strong history predicts future success for vital parenting program
The high school was packed.


Meet Michele Gardemann

Bend-La Pine Schools bus driver
For 13 years, Michele has been the friendly smile behind the wheel of the big yellow school bus.

Things I've Learned

Death by Children

Itsy bitsy all consuming fear of spiders
My son is sasquatchian.


A Message of Acceptance: Supporting Local Trans Youth

Brenda Ferns lives in Bend and is a mother to five children including Levi—her 14-year-old trans son.






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  • Re: Meet Michele Gardemann

    • Nice article and comments by Michele Gardemann. Health insurance brought to all school district employees…

    • on October 1, 2018
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