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.

BBQ Nights: Ever Wonder what Fuels MVHS’ Offensive Line

The football program at Mountain View High School is one steeped in tradition and this year, the team’s offensive line has started a new one. On any given Wednesday at Mountain View High School you can find the football team’s offensive linemen doing what they do best, not creating space on the field, but fueling up on barbecue.

Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom stopped by to see that this new tradition is all about.

Bend-La Pine Schools Debuts Plans for New High School

The Bend-La Pine School District unveiled a tentative design plan for what will be the school district’s newest high school at the school’s board meeting Tuesday. The school will be the school district’s fifth comprehensive high school, and the first to be built in nearly 20 years.

After months of planning, board members were able to see a floor plan, as well as a “virtual reality” tour of the new school. Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan was also able to take the tour, and has more on the project.

Avryn Strong: Bend Boy Gets Police Escort to School After Surviving Car Wreck

Five months ago, the parents of 10-year-old Avryn Hayes were worried about him surviving a near-fatal accident on the parkway on his way to school, but today, the City of Bend Police Department, including the officer who helped save Avryn’s life after the accident, celebrated Hayes’ recovery with a police escort to Avryn’s school at Silver Rail Elementary.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan was there to capture Hayes’ first day of 5th grade.

Calming Back to School Jitters

Local School Helps Parents and Students Deal With First Day Nerves

Back to school is a time of tears and celebration for students and parents alike, but for first time students and parents the first day of school can be particularly nerveracking.

However, one local school organized an event to help with those nerves. Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan went down to Buckingham Elementary School to see how parents and students were coping.

Preview: Road to Redemption

New Documentary on La Pine High Baseball Team Debuts on July 4th

Tune in on Wednesday, July 4th, when Central Oregon Daily debuts a new 30-minute documentary called “Road to Redemption”, a six-month journey with La Pine High School student-athletes who turned a devastating loss in the football playoffs to an inspiring run for the state title in baseball.

Here’s a preview of this Special Edition of Central Oregon Daily airing on July 4th at 3pm, 3:30pm and 6pm on KOHD-ABC and 7pm on KBNZ-CBS.

Free Lunches

The annual summer food service program is now available in hundreds of communities statewide, including here in Central Oregon. The program offers free meals and snacks to all kids ages one through 18.

For over a decade, the Bend-La Pine School District has ensured that no child goes hungry, even when school is not in session. Monday marked the beginning of the district’s free summer meals program, which provides healthy meals to children in Bend and La Pine.

At least one location in both Bend and La Pine provides breakfast and lunch to children. Parents are encouraged to attend and can also purchase a meal for $4.

The program is funded through the United State Department of Agriculture and is run by district staff members. The program provides and estimated 5,000 meals in the Bend-La Pine area over the summer months.

The program runs Monday through Friday ever week until August 24th in most locations. The free lunch program in La Pine will open at the La Pine Event Center starting July 9 and running through August 17. A full list of all the locations in Bend and La Pine, as well as times and dates, is available on the Bend-La Pine School District website.

 

NeighborImpact Food Drive Challenge Winner

A local nonprofit challenged students at four local high schools to gather as much food as possible for the Second Annual NeighborImpact Food Drive Challenge. On Wednesday night, they announced the winners on Central Oregon Daily.

Anyssa Bohanan joined us from the Pine Tavern with the announcement and La Pine High School won $2,000.

Decision Day: Local Students Share Their College Plans

May 1st was decision day at Mountain View High School, a new way to celebrate the seniors who are moving on to colleges or universities this fall.

As Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker reports, it was like an academic version of signing day for athletes.

Kindergarten Registration for Bend-La Pine Schools

It’s already that time for families of incoming kindergarten students to register their students.

Today some parents were able to sign up but today’s event wasn’t the only chance parents will have to register their future kindergarteners. Registration will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on any school day and will continue up until school begins.

If you have any questions you can contact your neighborhood school for details. You can find your neighborhood school through the Bend-La Pine schools website on their attendance area webpage.