Redmond High School selects new principal for 2019-20 school year

The new principal, Audrey Haugan, has led a large high school in Illinois for 13 years

Audrey Haugan, the principal of a large high school in the Chicago suburbs, will become … Read more

COCC board approves 3-year, $220,000 contract for new president

Laurie Chesley will take over from departing president Shirley Metcalf on July 1

Laurie Chesley, the new president of Central Oregon Community College, will earn $220,000 a year, … Read more

Bend park district’s elementary after-school programs planning time shift, expansion

The agency will likely cancel its before-school child care

A popular before-school child care program will likely shutter and after-school programs could expand due … Read more

Bend-La Pine to host forum with new high school principal candidates

All four candidates to lead the new southeast Bend school have administrative and teaching experience

Community members can meet the four candidates vying to become the principal of Bend’s new … Read more

Sisters School District considers starting all schools 30 minutes later

District will decide next month whether to start classes at 8:30 a.m.

All 1,100 students in Sisters School District could be starting their school day 30 minutes … Read more

Bend-La Pine extending school year by one day to make up snow days in spring

Last week’s record snowfall cause four canceled school days

Bend-La Pine Schools will make up its four snow days in February by extending the … Read more

OSU-Cascades reaches out to Central Oregon high school students

More graduates from Bend-La Pine Schools attend OSU in Corvallis or University of Oregon

Erika Strauser’s science class at Summit High School received a guest lecture from Oregon State … Read more

Marshall High gym construction delayed again

Marshall’s new career and technical education classrooms are ready for students

Marshall High School’s new gymnasium has been delayed for a second time, mostly due to … Read more

30 feet of fascia removed from La Pine High School roof due to ice dam

Bend-La Pine officials say the fascia was already damaged, there were no safety concerns

Ice damming caused 30 feet of already-damaged fascia to completely pull away from La Pine … Read more

Bend-La Pine, Redmond, Crook County, Culver, Jefferson County students returning to class Friday

Administrators in Sisters will decide Friday morning

After four straight snow days, at least five Central Oregon school districts — Bend-La Pine, … Read more

Bend-La Pine superintendent gets 8% raise in contract

Superintendent Shay Mikalson earned an 8 percent raise, under contract through 2022

Bend-La Pine Schools Superintendent Shay Mikalson will be leading Oregon’s fifth-largest school district for at … Read more

Bend-La Pine Schools decides to not remove snow from flat-roofed schools

Engineer told officials snow was light, melting quickly, so buildup wasn’t heavy

Despite a historic four-day snowfall that buried Central Oregon, Bend-La Pine Schools decided Wednesday to … Read more

School districts decide between making up snow days or shorter school year

Districts have variety of plans, from adding days in June to adding minutes to each school day

Central Oregon’s school districts have to decide whether or not to make up the two … Read more

Bend-La Pine middle schools hope to increase diversity, opportunity in tech classes

For the first time, district’s middle schools offer the same computer science curriculum

Scott McDonald, an instructional technology coach at Bend-La Pine Schools, is sick of how homogeneous … Read more

COCC Board chooses top pick for president

Laurie Chesley has 18 years of administrative experience in Michigan and Pennsylvania

Central Oregon Community College may have its new president, pending contract negotiations: Laurie Chesley, a … Read more

OSU-Cascades’ student teaching method more hands-on, cooperative

Co-teaching has student teachers join the full-time teacher at front of class

Student teacher Grace Spaulding stands in front of a fourth-grade class at Silver Rail Elementary … Read more

COCC, OSU-Cascades’ apps help make college more convenient

Apps allow students and faculty to check grades, email, campus maps and more

Alexa Tawzer, who studied at Central Oregon Community College last year, said she used the … Read more

Most Central Oregon kids enter kindergarten with state-average levels of literacy, math skills

Young kids’ literacy and math skills entering elementary school depends on socioeconomic status, says Bend-La Pine administrator

Central Oregon kindergartners start school with about the same level of literacy and math skills … Read more

COCC president candidate Chesley sees more online courses, better link to OSU-Cascades

The candidate has spent 18 years in higher education in Michigan and Pennsylvania

Laurie Chesley, one of three candidates running to become Central Oregon Community College’s next president, … Read more

Bend’s new elementary finally has a name: North Star

Bend-La Pine School Board votes 5-1 to approve the new name

After a brief discussion and some dissent, the Bend-La Pine School Board voted 5-1 Tuesday … Read more

Married couple, frequent school volunteer among first to file for Bend-La Pine, COCC board seats

Filing for the May 21 election began Monday; four Bend-La Pine seats and three COCC seats up for grabs

Candidates for local school boards and the Central Oregon Community College board of directors began … Read more

Fifth-graders learn science, food safety in pop-up restaurant project

Bend students’ Harry Potter-themed evening offers lessons on properties of matter, graphic design

Juniper Elementary fifth-graders in Jaime Speed’s class spent part of Monday afternoon divided into groups … Read more

Central Oregon schools struggling to meet PE requirements

Administrators cite lack of staff, gym space and state funding as obstacles to providing more PE

Despite the state giving Oregon schools a few more years to meet a minimum number … Read more

State to no longer count students in extracurricular activities as absent

Starting next year, students missing class for school-sponsored activities won’t be marked absent

Starting next school year, students who miss class for school-sponsored activities such as sports, music … Read more

Bigger building fund could boost OSU-Cascades plans

Gov. Brown talks about higher ed funding in Salem; OSU’s Ray speaks in Portland

SALEM — Gov. Kate Brown said Thursday there might be up to $100 million in … Read more

COCC president candidate Tod Treat excited by college’s potential, future

Treat said experience at Wenatchee Valley College would prepare him for serving large, rural region

Tod Treat, one of three candidates to replace Central Oregon Community College President Shirley Metcalf, … Read more

Madras High School’s turnaround a result of culture change

Principals emphasized student-teacher relationships, helping students one-on-one

There are many ways to judge a high school’s success — test scores, graduation rates … Read more

COCC president candidate Kimberlee Messina touts experience

Messina has handled shrinking enrollment and campus security issues in past community college positions

Central Oregon Community College presidential candidate Kimberlee Messina believes her experience as an administrator at … Read more

OSU-Cascades faces new fights in Legislature

Bend university pushes for more support from state

SALEM — Oregon State University-Cascades’ construction funding adventures over the past two sessions of the … Read more

Volunteers help Sisters High students meet post-high school goals

The ASPIRE program helps guide students into either college or a trade

Tyrell Beatty, a senior at Sisters High School, has been accepted to two universities, and … Read more

Finalized new boundary map for Bend elementary schools unveiled

A large majority of Awbrey Butte families will attend the new school despite complaints

Bend-La Pine Schools Superintendent Shay Mikalson approved new enrollment boundaries Tuesday that will affect every … Read more

New $2.2 million state program will fully fund child care for 109 Central Oregon kids

Those at or near poverty line can apply for free child care slots by the spring

A new $2.2 million state-funded program will provide fully funded child care for 109 young … Read more

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