October, all month
College Knowledge Month at Summit High School
Summit has organized a series of events to support students in the college search, application and financial aid process. Several college tours are set during the month to University of Oregon, Oregon State University and to the Northwest Regional College Fair in Portland. The month also includes other events aimed at parents and families (details included in list below).
October 4, 6 p.m.
Explore Your Future at Summit High School
Parents are invited to learn about post-graduation options for students at this event. Part of Summit’s College Knowledge Month.
Walk and Bike to School Day, Various Schools
Many of our schools are participating in the national Walk and Bike to School Day. Participating schools include: Juniper Elementary School; Pine Ridge Elementary School; William E. Miller Elementary School; Amity Creek Magnet at Thompson School; Bear Creek Elementary School and RE Jewell Elementary School to name a few. Contact schools directly for details.
Walk-a-Thon for Juniper Elementary School
The entire school takes part in this effort at the Pilot Butte Middle School track.
Health Fair at La Pine Middle School
Oregon Health & Science University will host a health fair at the school for students in grades 4-12. Let’s Get Healthy is an interactive education and research exhibit about health and nutrition. Students will learn about health via stations on diet, sleep, body composition, blood pressure, sun safety and epigenetics. Students will receive immediate feedback about the results during the fun event. OHSU will also be present at the La Pine Fall Festival (see details below.)
Central Oregon College Fair
Juniors and seniors throughout the region will attend the college fair at Redmond High School. Free and open to the public.
October 6, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
La Pine Fall Festival at La Pine Elementary School
La Pine High, La Pine Middle, and La Pine and Rosland elementary schools are hosting this community-wide interactive event. Families can enjoy free dinner, play games and win a wide range of prizes, including mini iPads, bicycles and more. Community partners will also be on hand to connect families to resources. OHSU will host an interactive health fair and invite community members to walk through a giant inflatable colon. Open to the public.
Walk-A-Thon at Pilot Butte Middle School
Fundraiser for the PTSO; event takes place during the last period of the day. Contact the school for more details.
Walk and Bike to School Day at Elk Meadow Elementary School
Elk Meadow Elementary School students and families will meet at C.E. Lovejoys on Brookswood to walk and bike to school. Last year, 300 individuals participated in the event. The school will also host a bike rodeo that evening from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Distinguished Alumni at Bend Senior High School
Bend Senior High School honors four distinguished alumni during a recognition assembly in the school’s gym. This year’s recipients are: Mark Taylor, Heather Anderson, Don Emerson and Tim Fox. The assembly doubles as a homecoming event. That evening, the alumni will also be honored during halftime of the homecoming football game.
October 14, 11 a.m.
Fun Run at Pine Ridge Elementary School
Pine Ridge Elementary School will host a school-wide fun run and barbecue, hosted by the PTA as a fundraiser for the school.
October 19, 8 a.m.
Safe Schools Alliance Signing at High Desert ESD
School districts throughout Central Oregon will join together to sign the Safe Schools Alliance and continue their joint commitment to safe schools in the region. The event takes place at the High Desert Education Service District in Redmond and is part of the National School Safety Week.
FAFSA Night at La Pine High School
Families and students are invited to learn about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid as preparation for entry to college.
October 27, 6 p.m.
Financial Aid Night at Summit High School
Families are invited to learn about scholarships, FAFSA, saving for college and more. Part of Summit’s College Knowledge Month.
“Bring It On the Musical” at Summit High School
Students perform the musical based on the movie about the competitive cheerleading squad. The play features music written by Tony Award Winning composer Lin-Manuel Miranda. Recommended for mature middle school age students and older. Show times are: 7 p.m. Oct. 28-29 and Nov. 3-5; and 2 p.m. Oct. 30. Cost is $12 adults, $8 students. Open to the public.