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Families First

Bethlehem Inn provides crucial services for the community in its new building
Known as one of the few homeless shelters in Bend, The Bethlehem Inn has become a pivotal place to help families get back on their feet.

Up Earlier or Later

Bend-La Pine students will have new school start times next year
A number of studies on the adolescent brain have concluded that teenagers benefit from starting school later in the morning.

A New Support Line for Central Oregon Parents

Heart to Heart support line is looking for parent volunteers
As the parent of a young child, Sarah Guilfoy said she often felt alone—not knowing if she was making the right decisions.

Feds Crack Down on E-Cigs

Local campaigns aim to alert adults about marketing tobacco to youth
They're so small you might mistake them for USB devices—but those small e-cigarette devices are the subject of big discussions with the Food and Drug Administration.

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.

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.

From Now On, More Than One Teacher of the Year

You've probably heard of the Teacher of the Year program, honoring one exceptional teacher in each state annually.

Bend Girl Becomes a Published Poet

Not many magazines publish poetry on a regular basis: The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine and CRICKET—the magazine for kids, on newsstands since 1973. CRICKET publishes the winning poems from its themed poetry contests in each issue, and the current one includes a submission from a Central Oregon girl.  

It's Not a Magic School Bus. It's a Walking School Bus!

Students of schools in Deschutes, Jefferson, Crook and Northern Klamath counties can now participate in walking school buses—a fun and organized way for students to safely get to school, by walking or biking in a group.

Nest News

Bend-La Pine Schools' Graduation Rate Highest in History, My Bus Stop app and teen brain plasticity
Hurray for Hard-Working Students!

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