As I type this March message, I cannot believe that we have less than 4 months of school left this year. It has gone by so fast and these next few months will be busy. I again find myself very thankful to work at Bend High. I cannot express the amount of gratitude I have for the staff, students and parents. What a phenomenal community.
If you are able, please show up as ALL of these students have put in a tremendous amount of time and energy. They are also REALLY good and they would like to showcase their talents. I am a HUGE supporter of the fine Arts, as I see the tremendous added value these programs accomplish!
February 26-28: Theater Department Presents "The Crucible"
March 2-3: Vertical Orchestra Concert
March 17th: Band Concert
March 19th: Choir Concert
March 23 - 27: Spring Break
April 10th: End of 3rd Quarter - No School - Progress Grades
The four finalists were named to be the next Superintendent of Bend-LaPine Schools. Please check the Bend-LaPine web site for details and times of community forums. The next Superintendent will be named at the Board Meeting March 10th.
Every 5 years, schools in Oregon go through an accreditation process. Bend High is up for that accreditation this year. The accreditation team, AdvanceED, will be here March 3rd for their external review. It is a chance to showcase and celebrate all of the amazing things Bend High is doing.
Our Future Center is the best in the state! It is a place that provides AWESOME opportunities for our students. If you would like to volunteer to be a mentor for students in their 11th and 12th grade years (for future planning, colleges, post-secondary plans, scholarships, etc.), please contact:
Tami Holt (School-To-Career Coordinator) - (541) 355-3730 - firstname.lastname@example.org
This February-March, students at Bend High will be planning for next year. This month we will be forecasting our 9th, 10th and 11th grade students for next year (2015-2016). We will also be busy planning and preparing our seniors for graduation.
In the Curriculum Guide, that each student will receive, there is section labeled Graduation Requirements. This page will show you the subjects offered, the credits required, and what grade they are offered. This page will guide your student and/or you in choosing the correct courses.
College Information and Expanded Options:
Students now have the opportunity to gain college credit by going to the community college as a way of supplementing their high school education. Please look at this page and find out more of how that might look for son or daughter. Contact the appropriate counselor for more details.
February 26th we will begin forecasting our students for next year. It is particularly important that they carefully examine all of their options for classes.
Once those classes are chosen and scheduled we do not allow for students to come back next year and change their schedule,
as we will have balanced the classes due to their choice. We also assigned teachers to those classes. Students will have the opportunity to bring home the curriculum guide and have you as a parent help them make wise choices for their academic future. Students need to bring their forecasting forms back, to their Advisory Teacher, by Monday March 2nd.
Boundaries and Area Change Requests:
You will have received notification if your homeschool has changed. The boundaries did not affect many students currently at Bend High School. If you would like to attend Bend High, and live in another schools boundary, you need to have an Area Change Request in by March 2nd.
As we move forward into the last semester of high school, please check with your students, StudentVue, ParentVue, teachers and/or counselors, to make sure they are passing classes and on track with all their credits, to graduate in June. Also please check the important Senior dates listed on this website. They need to be at graduation practices.
Big Week at Bend High School---"Academic Week":
Coming March 16th -20th. We will once again be celebrating Academic Week. This is a week that we bring recognition to hundreds of students for what they are doing and have done in academics.
Monday 16th - Recognition for 4.0 GPA 1st Semester
Tuesday 17th- Recognition for perfect attendance and turn around students
Wednesday 18th - Recognition for character traits and GPA improvement
- Academic assembly and students who have shown improvement.
- Recognition for 3.5 GPA accumulative and service
Bond Projects and Construction:
We have several bond projects that are going to be completed this summer. Construction will begin in May/June and hopefully will be completed by the start of school for 2015-2016!
Outside Paint / Windows / Tennis Courts/ New 15th Street Field / Media Center / Art Room / Track / Field Lights / New Building Addition to Replace Mods
These are just a few of the items that are happening this summer. As you can tell this place will be very busy. We are limiting the building usage, as our custodians will have their work cut out for them and have to adjust their cleaning schedule.
Spring Sports Season:
As we move closer to spring, we have a number of opportunities for students to be involved with athletics. Spring sports begin March 2nd, so make sure your student has been cleared through our athletic office by February 27 in order to participate in the first mandatory practice on March 2nd. For your convenience, and evening clearance night has been scheduled for Wednesday, February 25 from 4-7:30. Spring sports include Baseball, Softball, Track, Golf, and Lacrosse. I'd like to encourage all students to get involved in extra-curricular activities. Educational research is clear that students who participate in extra-curricular activities are more likely to be successful in school and in life. Please get in early as we have only one Athletic Secretary, Athletic Director and Accountant at Bend High School to clear a large student population. Thanks for your patience, as we will utilize our resources to the best of our ability.
As our winter season is coming to an end we have observed some very special performances from many of our Bend High students!
Boys Basketball - AWESOME JOB in one of the toughest leagues in the state
Girls Basketball - 2nd in the IMC! - Nicely Done!
DECA State - Several 1st place competitors! Phenomenal!
Skiing - Several 1st Place finishes in recent meets! State here we come!
Equestrian (OHSET) - 1st place finish in first meet of the year! Amazing!
Wrestling - 9 Wrestlers to State! The most ever! 3rd Place Finish in the toughest region for 5A. Good Luck at State Tournament.
Boys Bowling - I am so impressed and proud of this team!
Girls Bowling - STATE CHAMPIONS!!!!! - Phenomenal!
Boys Swimming - 2nd in State! WOW!!!
Girls Swimming - STATE CHAMPIONS!!! - First time since 1999 - FLAT AWESOME!!!
There are many other accomplishments individually. I could not be more proud of these student athletes. They represented Bend High well. The thing that I am most proud of is the fact they did it with pride and class. Talk about sportsmanship. CHARACTER DESCRIBES BEND HIGH! Loud, proud and classy!
HAVE AN AWESOME MARCH! GO BEARS!
Bend Senior High School