Governor Kate Brown Visits Bend Senior High School to Discuss the Importance of Hands-On Learning

Governor Brown is on a statewide tour this week giving high school students a preview of her “State of the State” address in Salem. This week, she made a stop at Bend High School.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan was there for the governor’s appearance.

A Strong Start for Bend High Lava Bears

The Bend High Lava Bears boys’ basketball team is off to a strong state this season. The team currently boasts a 9 – 3 record, is ranked 4th in the state and that’s all with no seniors in its starting lineup. Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom talks with Lava Bears coach Scott Baker about what the rest of the season might hold for the team.

Recognition for Inclusion

On Thursday Bend High School received national recognition from the Special Olympics for the schools efforts in providing inclusive sports and activities for its students with and without disabilities.

Bend Senior High School is one of just 52 schools nationwide to be named a Special Olympics Unified Champion School this year and one of roughly 80 school across the county that have received this award ever.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan was at the school as they unveiled a new banner congratulating their efforts and got a special message from a famous Oregon athlete.

Bend High Teacher Takes Home Prestigious National Award

The Milken Educator Award is a national honor that recognizes teachers who further excellence in education. This year, only one teacher won the $25,000 reward, and she works right here in Bend.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan was at the assembly at Bend Senior High School when the winning teacher got the surprise of her career.

Bend Your Ear: Central Oregon School of Ballet Presents Sleeping Beauty

Donna visits with ballet dancer Elizabeth Voiles at Strictly Organic Coffee.  Elizabeth and her husband Josh will be dancing the lead roles in the Central Oregon School of Ballet production of “Sleeping Beauty” July 22 at Bend High.  Elizabeth talks about what the audience can expect at the performance and gives some background on the classic ballet.