Proposed Boundary Changes for Bend-La Pine Schools

Proposed changes to the Bend-La Pine School attendance boundaries could mean changes for parents and students in the district next year. After weeks of public input the school board is ready to decide which of three proposals will go to the superintendent for approval. Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan has more on what kind of input the district has heard from the community.

Local Elementary School Students Connect With Students in Paradise

Weeks after the Camp Fire devastated the Northern California town of Paradise, students are now returning to school, but in nearby Oroville.
After learning about the destruction of the Ponderosa Elementary School in California, the students at Ponderosa Elementary School #inBend discovered a shared connection and are now helping the school with the same name.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan has the story.

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Summit High School Cross Country Girls Vying for National Title

***UPDATE ON SATURDAY – Summit High School Cross Country Girls are National Champions after winning the Nile Cross Nationals in Portland in Saturday morning***

The Summit High School Girls’ Cross-Country team has been ranked Number One in the country for the past month, but on Saturday, they get a chance to win that top spot at the national competition in the Portland area.
Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom caught up with three of the runners before they left town for their title shot.

The Road to Hillsboro: 6A Volleyball

Summit High School‘s Storm and Bend Senior High School Lava Bears faced off last night in a cross-town rivalry. Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom has the highlights of the last night’s game.

Summit and Bend Keep Volleyball Rivalry Alive in 6A Competition

Bend Senior High School‘s Lava Bears knew that this year’s road to state would be their toughest yet with the jump up to 6A competition. But despite the competition in the Salem area, Bend’s biggest road block to their state title is proving to be right here at home.
 
Bend’s own cross-town rival the Summit High School Storm currently sits atop the mountain conference bracket. The two schools renew their rivalry with their last big test before post-season play begins.

Bend Senior High Celebrates Distinguished Alumni

It’s homecoming week and Bend Senior High School celebrated by honoring its distinguished alumni. Graduates of Bend High have gone on to be local politicians, experts in their field and one couldn’t even attend the ceremony since she was off helping fight an Ebola outbreak.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan was at Bend High School today and has more on the story.

New Start Times for Bend-La Pine Schools

Bend-La Pine Schools Announce New Start Times for 2019-2020

On Tuesday night district officials announced new start times for the 2019-20 school year. The new times mean elementary students will have to be at school an hour earlier, while middle and high school students will have an extra hour to sleep in.

While the district hopes the new times will be good for students, the community is divided over the change. Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan has more.

Bend-La Pine Schools Announce New Start Times

Bend-La Pine School District is changing school start times beginning at the 2019-2020 school year at all levels. Elementary school hours will be from approximately 8:00 to 2:30 PM and middle and high school hours will be from approximately 8:45 AM to 3:45 PM.

The change comes after nearly two years of discussion about the costs and benefits of starting later. The Bend-La Pine district has now joined districts across the country and right here in Oregon that have pushed back start times due to recent studies suggesting it could promote graduation rates to allow that extra hour of sleep, especially for high schoolers.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan has more.