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.
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.
***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.
One local girl got a special surprise, just in time for Veterans Day. Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan has more on the story.
Four local Veterans were honored Friday at an assembly at Summit High School. Central Oregon Daily’s Cydney McFarland has more on the story.
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.
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 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.