April 5, 4 to 6:30 p.m.
Early Learning Fair at Buckingham Elementary School
Buckingham Elementary School, a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math focus school, will host an early learning fair for families of preschoolers and incoming kindergarten students.
April 5, 5:30 p.m.
“The Lorax” at High Lakes Elementary School
Second-graders perform “The Lorax,” based on the book by Dr. Seuss.
April 7, 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.
April 7, 3:15 to 7:45 p.m.
Three Rivers School Community Blood Drive
The Three Rivers School’s Community Service Club is organizing a Sunriver community blood drive. The event, which will take place at the Sunriver Public Library, is open to the public.
District Speech Contest at Mountain View High School
Local high school students will compete at the speech and debate district competition. Three students have already qualified to attend the national speech and debate contest: Bend Senior High School’s Susie Garcia (Dramatic Interpretation); Summit High School’s Gabe Reed (Lincoln-Douglas Debate) and Reese Ringo (World Schools Debate).
Oregon Battle of the Books State Contest in Salem
Three teams from Bend-La Pine Schools advance to the state Oregon Battle of the Books Contest, as each placed first in their respective age categories at the regional competition. Teams from Highland Magnet at Kenwood School, Cascade Middle School and Mountain View High School will face off against other teams from around the state at Chemeketa Community College.
State Science Fair at Portland State University
Two Bend-La Pine Schools students earned a trip to compete at the State Science Fair after placing first in their categories at the COCC Regional State Science Expo. Mikayla Reuter from Summit High School won first in chemistry, environmental and earth sciences for her project Resilient Waters: The Effects of Acidification on Central Oregon Waters. Bend Senior High School’s Francesco Aiello won first in engineering, computer science and math for his project Computer Vision Based Parking Availability and Traffic Analysis.
April 8, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Classified Job Fair at High Desert Middle School
Community members are invited to learn about opportunities to work for Bend-La Pine Schools during this job fair at High Desert Middle School. Learn more. Free and open to the public.
April 8, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Kenwood Brick Distribution at High Desert Middle School
Interested community members are invited to obtain a brick from the former Kenwood gym. Individuals can obtain one brick per person on a first come, first serve basis. Free and open to the community.
April 10, 1 to 6 p.m.
Teacher Job Fair at Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center
Prospective teachers are invited to attend a certified staff job fair. Learn more. Free and open to the public.
Freshmen Orientation Dinner at La Pine High School
Prospective freshmen are invited to learn about class scheduling, athletic teams, clubs and more during this free dinner for incoming students and parents.
School in session (day added to calendar).
April 13, 5 to 7 p.m.
STEM Night at La Pine Middle School
The community is invited to attend this evening event that will include engineering competitions, dinner and student presentations. The evening will highlight the school’s Science, Technology, Math and Engineering efforts and seventh grade students will present interactive science stations.
No School for all elementary and Bend area middle and high schools.
April 15, 6 to 8 p.m.
High School Talent Showcase and Silent Auction at Bend Senior High School
Students from Bend Senior, Summit and Mountain View high schools will participate in a student talent showcase at Bend Senior High School. The event, which will include a silent auction, will benefit DECA international team competitors. Students participating in the showcase will be able to win up to $100 during the event. Tickets cost $10 adults, $5 students.
Families of incoming kindergarten students can attend registration and round-up events at neighborhood schools throughout the district on April 19. Times for events vary. Contact schools for details. In order to register, families must provide proof of age, address and immunization records.
April 19, 5 to 8 p.m.
Sixth Grade Reading Campout at Pilot Butte Middle School
Students will read by flashlight, exchange books, sing campfire songs and enjoy s’mores as part of this sixth grade reading campout event at Pilot Butte Middle School. Families are also invited to play games, try to play a ukulele and take pictures in a tent. April Witteveen from the Deschutes Public Library will also be on hand to talk about great books for teens and more.
April 20-22, 6 p.m.
“The Little Mermaid” at La Pine High School
La Pine middle and high school students are producing a version of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid.” The production is appropriate for all ages. Tickets cost $10 adults, $7 students and children.
April 20-22 at 7 p.m.; April 23 at 2 p.m.
“Holes” at Summit High School
Summit High School will present a production of “Holes,” which tells the story of Stanley, who has been sent to a detention center where boys and girls are forced to dig holes. Based on a famous book by Louis Sachar, this production is appropriate for all ages. Tickets cost $8 general admission, $6 students.
April 21, 8 to 10 a.m.
Career Speaker Series at Pacific Crest Middle School
Pacific Crest Middle School is hosting a TEDx style event for eighth-graders. Sixteen scheduled speakers will explore career pathways including: arts and humanities; human services; government, law and public safety; business management and administration; science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The goal of the event is to help students understand how skills such as communication, collaboration, creativity, empathy and more are used in various career paths.
April 21, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Career Exploration Fair at La Pine High School
The La Pine Chamber of Commerce will host a career exploration event at La Pine High School that will allow students the opportunity to explore various career paths and conduct interviews with potential employers.
April 21, 7 p.m.
Cougar Pageant at Mountain View High School
Seniors at Mountain View High School will showcase talent, fashion and fun in an event that will raise money for charity. Donation requested for admission, with proceeds benefitting the school’s Sparrow and the local FAN program.
April 26, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Science, Art and Technology Night at High Lakes Elementary School
Families are welcome.
“Once Upon This Island” at Three Rivers School
The Spring Drama Club at Three Rivers School is hosting a production of “Once Upon This Island.” The event is open to the public; donations are accepted.
April 29, 5:30 p.m.
Village Rhythm & Blues
This is the annual biggest fundraiser for Westside Village Magnet at Kingston School, sponsored by the Friends of Westside Village Magnet School group and all proceeds are returned to the school. The event includes live music, dinner, dancing, an auction and more.
STEM Week at Buckingham Elementary School
This is Science, Technology, Engineering and Math week at Buckingham and in Oregon. Buckingham will be involved in engineering design challenges designed to solve environmental problems in our community. The students will be going out in the community to educate and share in their passion for STEM solutions. The school will also host its annual STEM night on May 3, featuring STEM projects, professionals from STEM professions and much more.
Teacher Appreciation Week
Bend-La Pine Schools will honor the dedication of local teachers throughout the week. Many schools host special events and activities to say “thank you” to our hardworking teachers.
May 4, 11:30 a.m.
Storytime at Juniper Elementary School
Preschool students and their families from the community are invited to a storytime hosted by the Deschutes Public Library at Juniper Elementary School. Children are invited to stay after the storytime to eat lunch at the school.