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Great Events Happening in Our Schools

Check Our Full Listing of Upcoming Events and Activities for May

Article Date: Apr 28, 2016

April 29, 6 to 8 p.m.
Talent Show at Bear Creek Elementary School
Thirty-three students from Bear Creek will showcase various talents including singing, gymnastics, dancing and more. The school’s choir and Folklorico dancers will also perform and a catered dinner will be provided. The event is open to the public and costs $6. Proceeds benefit the school’s Sparrow.

April 30, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Marshall High School Family Fair
Families are invited to visit with a variety of community partners and enjoy food and music. The event is free and aimed at Marshall students and their families.

May 2-6
Teacher Appreciation Week
During this national week of recognition, our schools and parent groups will celebrate teachers in a variety of ways and offer thanks for their dedication and commitment. Contact specific schools for details.

May 3 at 2 p.m. and May 17 at 9:05 a.m.
Lava Ridge Elementary School Tour
Parents and prospective students are invited to tour Lava Ridge.

May 3 and May 6
“I Don’t Have a Clue” at Pilot Butte Middle School
Students perform this fun theater production. Public invited to attend, Tuesday May 3 at 3 p.m. and Friday, May 6 at 5 p.m. Donations accepted.

May 3, 6 p.m.
District TAG Meeting at Juniper Elementary School
Parents of TAG (Talented And Gifted) students are invited to attend a district-wide meeting at Juniper Elementary School in the library.

May 11, 5 to 7 p.m.
Green School Showcase at Westside Village Magnet at Kingston School
Green Teams from approximately 15 local schools will showcase part of their school’s sustainability program (through a video or display). Students will evaluate each participating school’s efforts while gathering inspiration for sustainable projects. Students will then get to participate in a half-dozen or more interactive and creative stations that focus on sustainability (making upcycled jewelry; planting seeds, etc.). The event will also include announcing any new Oregon Green Schools.

May 12, 6 p.m.
Lava Ridge Elementary School Kindergarten Night
Incoming families of kindergarteners are invited to meet teachers, tour classrooms and register for school.

May 12, 6 p.m.
Oregon Rising at Summit High School
Students, parents and community members are invited to share their vision and ideas for the future of education in Oregon during a community gathering. This event is part of a statewide effort called Oregon Rising, which is a collaboration between the Confederation of Oregon School Administrators, Oregon School Boards Association and the Oregon Education Association. The goal of the campaign is to collect thoughts from 10,000 Oregonians and to communicate those ideas to the state Legislature in 2017. Bend-La Pine Schools staff members and administrators will be on hand during the event May 12 to listen to ideas. More info at

May 13, 5 to 7 p.m.
Mother (or Guardian) and Son Game Night at Bear Creek Elementary School
Mothers (or guardians) and sons are invited to a fun game night event at Bear Creek Elementary School.

May 13, 7 p.m.
Speech Night at Mountain View High School Library
Mountain View’s speech team will perform some of their best speeches from the year. Event includes dessert and beverages. Tickets cost $5. Open to the public.

May 14, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Special Olympics Unified State Softball Tournament
Bend Senior High School’s Special Olympic teams are hosting this tournament at the Skyline Sports Complex and expecting more than 200 coaches, athletes and staff to attend. Bend Senior High School is the reigning state champs and will be defending the title.

May 16-20
Move Up Day for Fifth-Graders Bend-Area Middle Schools
During the week of May 16, fifth grade students will visit middle schools. Students will learn about their new schools and receive a tour during the school day.

May 18, 3 to 7 p.m.
Early Learning Fair at Rosland Elementary School
Families are invited to this event focusing on families with children age 7 and younger. The event will include resources from a dozen community partners focused on families and children. The school will be giving away an iPad mini as well as several gas cards and refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.

May 19, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Student Showcase at Marshall High School
This showcase celebration will include Marshall students playing music and showing films they created. Students will also receive awards.

May 19, 7 p.m.
Band Concert at Bend Senior High School
Free and open to the public.

May 19, 7 p.m.
Spring Orchestra Concert at Mountain View High School
Free and open to the public.

May 19, 7 p.m.
Tri-School Improv Tournament at Summit High School
Improv theater teams from Summit, Mountain View and Bend Senior high schools will face off in this fun, interactive competition. The cost is $5 and the event is open to the public.

May 20, 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Father (or Guardian) and Daughter Dance at Bear Creek Elementary School
Fathers (or guardians) and daughters are invited to a dance event in the school’s gym.

May 20, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Civil War Reenactment with REALMS students
REALMS students culminate their study of slavery and the Civil War with a performance of monologues in character at the Civil War Reenactment in Camp Sherman. REALMS students will join alongside professional and career "re-enactors" to perform for hundreds of students and visitors. The event takes place at the House on the Metolius Meadow in Camp Sherman.

May 21, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Take a Bus for a Drive
Ever wonder what it’s like to be a bus driver? Come find out first-hand at this event, which will include hourly bus rodeo demonstrations, the chance to explore a bus and go for a drive, plus refreshments. Event is free and open to the public. It will take place at the Bus Garage, 501 SE Second Street, Bend.

May 24, 7 p.m.
Spring Band Concert at Mountain View High School
Free and open to the public.

May 24, 7 p.m.
Spring Orchestra Concert at Summit High School
Free and open to the public.

May 26, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Students Speak: A Watershed Summit Featuring REALMS Students
REALMS seventh-graders will join a select group of students from around our region to present at this Upper Deschutes Watershed Council event. The event gives students the unique opportunity to share their work and have informed conversations with students of all ages, as well as professionals and community members. It is an empowering day for students, as they feel valued for the work they have accomplished throughout the year. The event takes place at Eagle Crest Resort. For more info go to:

May 26, 7 p.m.
Spring Sing Choir Concert at Mountain View High School
Free and open to the public.

May 26, 7 p.m.
Spring Band Concert at Summit High School
Free and open to the public.

June 1, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
STEM Night at Buckingham
Families learn more about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math during fun interactive activities at the school.