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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.

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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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Oregon's first "Kid Gov" inaugurated, emotional support for Bend-La Pine students, keeping tobacco away from kids
Oregon's First "Kid Gov" Inaugurated

Friends of the Children Expands to Central Oregon

New chapters of the national organization, Friends of the Children, are opening across the nation, and Central Oregon is now home to one of them.

Big Changes for Bend High School Athletics

A decision by the Oregon School Activities Association on Oct. 16 places Bend high school athletic teams in the 6A athletic conference for the 2018-19 school year.

The Rebecca Foundation is opening Bend's first diaper bank in 2018

Diaper need in the U.S. affects one in three families, especially here in Central Oregon.

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