Bend Senior High School
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Dear Parents, Guardians, and Students:
Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences: Once again we are privileged to be able to host our fall Parent-Teacher Conferences. We are excited to have this opportunity to meet with you, and talk about your student face to face! Please mark your calendars for Wednesday, October 16 th (last names beginning A-L) and Wednesday October 23 rd (last names beginning M-Z) any time from 4-8pm. You read it right, two evenings. We understand that there may be some conflicts with your assigned date, but please try to keep to your schedule date in order to keep our teachers from being overwhelmed. Another change you will see at this year’s conferences is teacher location. Teachers will be in their classrooms this year so be sure to bring either your student or their schedule with you so you know which rooms to visit. Schedules are available online on ParentVUE and StudentVUE. This is an AWESOME evening but just know that teachers have many students. Please plan on no more than 5-8 minutes of conversation with each instructor, and visit only the teachers you really need to see. If you need more than 5-8 minutes, or are unable to attend, please contact your students’ teacher directly either by phone or email to arrange a time to meet. Counselors and administrators will also be available on these evenings.
1st Quarter Grades: November 8 marks the end of the 1st quarter, and we will have finished 9 weeks of school. 1st Quarter progress grades will be available both on ParentVUE and StudentVUE after November 8. If you need a hard copy of your students’ progress grades, please contact Curriculum Secretary Kindra Maestas, and she will gladly send one home with your student. The 1 st semester of classes ends on January 31, and those grades will be part of your student’s permanent transcript so use the November progress grades as a tool for helping your student succeed. Semester report cards will be mailed home during the first week of February so be sure to update your mailing address in ParentVue.
Athletics and Activities: This fall has been very busy with so many activities. I would like to take a moment and congratulate ALL of our fall sports. Our athletes and coaches epitomize character! Winter sports are right around the corner, bringing the start of a new athletic season. We encourage all students to consider joining one of the following winter activities: Boys or Girls Basketball, Wrestling, Alpine Skiing, Nordic Skiing and Swimming. We also have several clubs that students can join. Please contact our Activities/Athletic Department if you have any questions.
We just wrapped up a phenomenal drama performance of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and are looking forward to our fall choir, orchestra and band concerts. Please check our calendar on our website at www.bend.k12.or.us/bsh for dates and times, and join us to celebrate our amazing fine arts department.
Upcoming assemblies for students and staff:
October 11th DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI / HOMECOMING
November 8th VETERAN’S DAY
What a superb way to recognize and celebrate Bend High and the greater community. Our students and staff are lucky to be a part of such events and the list is too long to thank for those who organize and put on these assemblies. PLEASE KNOW THAT I SO APPRECIATE THE EFFORTS OF ALL THE STAFF WHO HELP CREATE THESE WONDERFUL EXPERIENCES FOR OUR STUDENTS! I would especially like to thank Mackenzie Groshong (Activities Coordinator/Student Leadership), Kevin Cooper (Student Government) International Baccalaureate (Distinguished Alumni Coordinators), all Bend High Administrators/Counselors, and Pat Welch (Auditorium/Event Manager).
A season of thankfulness: As we move closer to the Thanksgiving Holiday, it reminds me of how thankful and grateful I am to have a community like Bend High School. Our staff, students, and parents make our school one of the best in the state of Oregon! I AM BLESSED TO BE HERE!
Each year the Oregon Department of Education provides:
For 2019-20 School Year:
(early release for teacher training and professional development)
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