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Activities, Deadlines Ahead in March

Lots Happening in Our Schools This Month

Article Date: Mar 06, 2017

March 1
Deadline for Attendance Area Change Requests

Families may opt to send students to schools other than their neighborhood school. This option allows families to select a school that is convenient for transportation or to access a specific program available at a neighborhood school outside of their attendance area. Families must submit an Attendance Area Change Request. Download an application and learn more about this policy.

March 2, all day
Read Across America Activities

Many schools are participating in events related to Read Across America, an annual celebration of Dr. Seuss and his work. (Participating schools include, but are not limited to: Juniper Elementary School, Three Rivers School, Pilot Butte Middle School, Rosland Elementary School and La Pine Elementary School.)

March 2, 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Cat in the Hat Night at La Pine Elementary School

Hundreds of students, parents and staff members will be on hand during the biggest school event of the year, as the community celebrates Dr. Seuss’ birthday and Read Across America.

March 2, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

STEM Night at William E. Miller Elementary School

This is a showcase of STEM-related activities (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) for parents and students.

March 3-11
Seussical The Musical at Mountain View High School

Drama students perform this lively, musical tribute to Dr. Seuss. Tickets are $10 and the show is open to the public. Performances will take place at 7 p.m. March 3-4; 2 p.m. March 5; and 7 p.m. March 9-11. March 5. Mountain View High School will also host a special shortened performance for 600 elementary students from students from throughout the district on March 7.

March 3, during lunch
First Friday at Mountain View High School

During lunch time on the first Friday of every month, Mountain View High School’s leadership students host a special event to highlight the wide range of student activities and clubs available at the school. Student musicians perform, art students display and sell their artwork and culinary students make appetizers for students to try. The commons area of the school is always packed for this fun, interactive event.

March 6-10
Classified Employee Appreciation Week

This week our schools celebrate our classified employees. These include our front office staff, accountants, bus drivers, custodians, maintenance crew, nutrition services workers, IT support and more! These employees are invaluable to our schools and we take time to honor their contributions during this week.

March 6, 6 p.m.
Westside Village Magnet at Kingston School Info Night

Students and their families are invited to learn more about the school, its programs and activities. Open to the public.

March 7
100th Day of School Celebrations

Many of our schools will host celebrations in honor of the 100th day of school. Contact schools for details.

March 7, 6 p.m.
Spanish Dual Immersion Information Night at Bear Creek Elementary School

Prospective students and families are invited to learn more about the Spanish Dual Immersion Program at Bear Creek Elementary School and High Desert Middle School. Learn more at our Choice Options Webpage.

March 8, all day
Dr. Seuss Celebration at Ensworth Elementary School

Ensworth Elementary School will celebrate Dr. Seuss and his many works with events, activities and guest readers throughout the day.

March 8, noon
Westside Village Magnet at Kingston School Info Night

Students and their families are invited to learn more about the school, its programs and activities. Open to the public. Learn more at our Choice Options Webpage.

March 8
Regular Release Time

(No School Improvement Wednesday Schedule). See details at www.bend.k12.or.us/201617revisedcalendar

March 8, 2:30 and 5:30 p.m.
Amity Creek Magnet at Thompson School Information Session

Prospective students and families are invited to learn more about the school and its programs. Learn more at our Choice Options Webpage.

March 9, 6 p.m.
Cascade Middle School Info Night

Incoming sixth-graders and their families are invited to learn more about the school, its programs and activities. Open to the public.

March 9, 7 p.m.
Dress to Impress at Summit High School

Summit High School will host a costume and lip sync competition to benefit the school’s Drama Club and Gay Straight Alliance. Tickets cost $5 and the event is open to the public.

March 11, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Battle of the Books Regional Final at Sisters Middle School

Thousands of students at Bend-La Pine Schools partake in the annual Battle of the Books competition, in which students are asked to read books and answer trivia questions about those titles. During the first weeks of March, many schools are hosting school competitions to determine a building-level winning team. Those teams advance to the regional finals at Sisters Middle School. (At some schools hundreds of students compete on dozens of teams.)

March 15
Regular Release Time

(No School Improvement Wednesday Schedule). See details at www.bend.k12.or.us/201617revisedcalendar

March 15 and 17
Drama Performance at Pilot Butte Middle School

Drama students at Pilot Butte Middle School perform. Show times are 3 p.m. March 15 and 5 p.m. March 17.

March 16, 6 p.m.

Pilot Butte Middle School Info Night

Incoming sixth-graders and their families are invited to learn more about the school, its programs and activities. Open to the public.

March 17, 6 to 8 p.m.
Improv Showcase and Silent Auction at Summit High School

Summit High School’s Varsity Improv Team will host a live improvised showcase and attendees can bid on silent auction items. Proceeds support the school’s Drama Club.

March 20, 6 p.m.
Westside Village Magnet at Kingston School Middle School Info Night

Students and their families are invited to learn more about the middle program at the school, its programs and activities. Open to the public. Learn more at our Choice Options Webpage.

March 22, 1:30 p.m.
Shiver and Shake at Athletic Club of Bend

Cascade Middle School staff and students will participate in this annual fundraiser for the school’s Sparrow. Participants will plunge into the club’s outdoor pool.

March 22

Regular Release Time

(No School Improvement Wednesday Schedule). See details at www.bend.k12.or.us/201617revisedcalendar

March 22, 4 p.m.
Juniper Elementary School Info Night

Students and their families are invited to learn more about the school, its programs and activities. Open to the public. Learn more at our Choice Options Webpage.

March 22, 6 p.m.
MVHS Has Talent at Mountain View High School

Students perform in this talent show. Tickets cost $5; proceeds will benefit a charity. The event is open to the public.

March 23, 5 or 6:15 p.m.
Oregon Trail Play at High Lakes Elementary School

Students at High Lakes Elementary School perform an Oregon Trail play for parents.

March 23, 7 p.m.
Spring Orchestra Concert at Mountain View High School

Free admission; open to the public.

March 24, 4 p.m.
Magnet Applications Due

Applications for magnet schools and other choice options are due March 24 at 4 p.m. Check our Choice Options Webpage.

March 27-31
Spring Break, No School

March 31
Oregon State Geography Bee in Portland

Two Bend-La Pine Schools students have qualified to attend the Oregon State Bee National Geographic Bee. This is a huge honor! The two representatives from our district are Juniper Elementary School’s Ella Roseborrough and High Desert Middle School’s Caroline Weed.