Bend Senior High School

Welcome to Bend Senior High School!

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Message from the Principal

Dear Parents:

In my 20 years in education I can’t remember a more eventful start to a school year that brims with both enthusiasm and potential. We will welcome one of our largest freshman classes in recent history. Bend High will start the school year with over 1800 students that come ready to have a remarkable experience. We as a staff have high expectations, as we challenge your student with rigor and relevance.

I am very excited, beginning my 4th year, to be the Principal of Bend High School! I LOVE this place and everything that it stands for. We have 113 years of pride and tradition, which we affectionately refer to as the “Long Blue Line”. Bend High has a PHENOMENAL culture of respect, acceptance and trust that is developed through positive relationships. Our staff is flat awesome and they amaze me everyday. We are truly blessed to be Lava Bears.

“Bears are Back”

August 22nd and 23rd – I cannot wait to see all of you! – Please click here to see specifics – You will also be receiving a letter in the mail discussing “Bears are Back” and iPAD roll out (basically iPADS will be issued the first week of school along with textbooks). If you would like to help with pictures that day, please contact the main office at 541-355-3700.

PARKING

Parking has been an issue for my 14 years at Bend High. This year we have more students than we have had in those 14 years. In order to mitigate the issue we are only going to sell parking permits to Juniors and Seniors. I truly apologize for any inconvenience this may cause for families with Sophomores. Juniors and Seniors must have a current parking permit (which can be purchased at “Bears are Back” or online) to park on campus. In the last two years our students have also utilized the 9th Street Church parking lot for overflow. You must have a Bend High parking permit to park in the lot (area will be patrolled), You can only park in designated areas (as they still need spaces for their employees and patrons – otherwise you will be towed), and finally drive with the utmost respect and caution (this is huge!).

ATHLETICS/ACTIVITIES:

Bend High is very excited about this fall with ALL of our athletic programs and activities. We are already off to an amazing start and we could not be prouder of our athletes, students, coaches, instructors and advisors. Please remember that we want your support! Sportsmanship is very important to us. We want you to be loud, be proud but also be classy! Thanks for taking ownership and pride in our school. Fall sports include Football, Soccer, Volleyball, Cross Country, Dance, Cheer and Water Polo. 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 to clear 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.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

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 – [email protected]

PARENTVUE / STUDENTVUE:

Please stay up to date on your student’s progress through ParentVue or StudentVue. If you have questions about your student’s progress, please contact their teacher directly. Contact information can be found on this website. Students will be able to see their schedules starting September 5th. Please know that counselors will be swamped enrolling new students and working with seniors from August 21 – September 1. Students can access their counselor beginning the first day of school (9/7) for a legitimate schedule change.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS:

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. You can also find an electronic copy on this website. I would also encourage all students and parents to look at the counseling section on this webpage.

BEND HIGH IS ABOUT TEAM AND CHARACTER! I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS YEAR. UNTIL NEXT MONTH……….


Christopher Reese
Principal
Bend Senior High School


School Location

230 NE 6th Street
Bend, OR 97701



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Start and Release Times

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday:
7:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Wednesday:
7:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
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