District News

Press releases and news information from Bend-La Pine Schools. For media inquiries or communication-related questions contact:

  • Director of Communication and Safety Julianne Repman 541-355-1010
  • Communication Manager Alandra Johnson 541-355-1005

Sharing Her Passion for Chinese Language

Caldera's Lin Hong Teaches Mandarin, Serves as Asian Family Liaison
May 20, 2022
Lin Hong is hoping to change people’s perceptions about learning Mandarin. The Caldera High School teacher says it’s not as difficult as some folks think.“People are terrified of learning Chines... (more)

76 Staff Members Honored for Excellence

Award Ceremony May 19 to Recognize Outstanding Staff Members
May 17, 2022
On Thursday, May 19, Bend-La Pine Schools will celebrate 76 staff members who make a positive difference in the lives of students — from counselors to bus drivers to classroom teachers — during th... (more)

New Interim Principals Announced at Two Elementary Schools

Interim Principals Named at Ponderosa, Pine Ridge
May 13, 2022
Today Superintendent Steven Cook announced that two longtime Bend-La Pine Schools’ assistant principals have been selected to serve as interim principals at two local elementary schools: Erich Brock... (more)

Community Invited to Review Foundational Skills Curriculum

Online or In-Person Available Through May 19
May 11, 2022
Community members, staff and students are invited to share input on the Foundational Skills curriculum, part of English Language Arts, up for approval for adoption during the Bend-La Pine Schools’ B... (more)

This Podcast is Poggers

(Did we do that right?) Dr. Cook Celebrates Middle School Teachers
May 06, 2022
This Pod is Poggers (did we get that right?) It’s Teacher Appreciation Week and that means Dr. Cook is headed to a middle school classroom to celebrate two outstanding educators. Cascade math te... (more)