October 2, all day
Blue Shirt Day
Rosland Elementary School and Three Rivers School will celebrate World Day of Bullying Prevention and encourage students to wear blue shirts in support of this day. Students and staff at Rosland will also discuss bullying prevention during the day and throughout October, which is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month.
October 2-6, all day
Fitness Week at Elk Meadow Elementary School
Elk Meadow students and staff focus on wellness and fitness during this weeklong celebration. Each morning during the week from 8:45 to 8:55 a.m., students can participate in an activity led by a teacher and fifth-graders (Monday is yoga stretching; Tuesday is cardio; Wednesday is walk and bike to school day; Thursday is hula-hooping; Friday is dancing.)
October 2-6, lunchtime
Running Club at High Lakes Elementary School
Students run and earn prizes during lunch time.
October 5, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Central Oregon College Fair at Redmond High School
Students from high schools throughout the region will attend the Central Oregon College Fair featuring more than 75 colleges.
October 5, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
La Pine Fall Festival at La Pine Elementary School
For the second year in a row, our four schools in La Pine are joining forces with local agencies and community partners to host a fall festival for all families in the region. Students and families are invited to have free dinner, meet Smokey Bear, receive free produce and enter to win prizes. This fun event brings together dozens of community partners working to serve families in La Pine and is free and open to the public.
Otter Walk and Run at Three Rivers School
The Otter Walk and Run is a pledge drive to raise funds to support the school’s clubs and activities. All students in grades K-8 will participate, along with staff, families and community members.
October 6, 11 a.m. and 6:45 p.m.
Bend Senior High School Honors Distinguished Alumni
Bend Senior High School will honor distinguished alumni during their Homecoming Assembly and prior to kickoff at the football game at 6:45 p.m. This year’s honorees are Joan Helfrich Hale (Class of 1936), Helen Skjersaa (Class of 1938) and Brandon Stuemke (Class of 1997). The assembly is open to media; the game is also open to the public.
October 8, 10:30 a.m.
The Great Pumpkin Race for Elk Meadow Elementary School
The Great Pumpkin Race 5K and Kids Fun Run, which takes place at C.E. Lovejoy’s Brookswood Market, is a fundraiser for Elk Meadow. The event also includes pumpkin painting, refreshments and more.
You Cannot Be Replaced Program at La Pine High School
La Pine High will host a school-wide program throughout the day with nationally-known speakers Lisa and Chip Dayton. The activities will begin with a 60-minute assembly for students, focused on choices, friendship and the science behind their message of being an irreplaceable person. The couple will also host a breakout workshop with 30 students. At 3 p.m. parents, teachers and community members are invited to participate in the program about building trust with teenagers, expectations, brain development and healthy boundaries. The 3 p.m. event is free and open to the public.
October 17, 6 p.m.
High Lakes Elementary School PTO Hosts Tolerance and Acceptance Meeting
The school’s parent group will host a special meeting focused on tolerance and acceptance surrounding gender diversity. Free and open to the public.
October 17 and 19, 7 p.m.
Blended Performing Arts Concert at Mountain View High School
The Mountain View band, orchestra and choir are joining forces to perform in the auditorium. Free and open to the public.
October 19, 8 to 9 a.m.
Coffee and Cascade at Cascade Middle School
Principal Stephen DuVal is launching the first Coffee and Cascade event for parents and guardians. These bi-monthly events will allow parents to visit the school, have coffee and refreshments, speak with administrators and learn about what’s happening at the school.
October 19, 10:19 a.m.
Great Oregon Shake Out
Several schools are participating in this state-wide earthquake awareness and preparedness event.
October 20, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Fall Festival at Highland Magnet at Kenwood School
Highland families celebrate the season during this festival.
October 20, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Fall Family Fun Night at Buckingham Elementary School
The school’s PTA will host a family-friendly event featuring carnival games, food trucks, a raffle, silent auction, bouncy houses and more. Free and open to Buckingham families.
October 23, 6 to 7 p.m.
Parent Night Focus on Prevention at Pacific Crest Middle School
Parents are invited to learn more about drug and alcohol prevention from the Bend Oregon Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition.
October 24, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Community Celebration at Westside Village Magnet at Kingston School
Join the Westside Village community for a celebration that will include discussion of important topics, dinner, dessert and performances by students.
October 26-28, 7 p.m. and October 29 at 2 p.m.
Summit High School presents “Macbeth”
Summit High School theater students will present Shakespeare’s Macbeth, set in a post-apocalyptic Scotland. This exciting take on the classic play runs approximately two hours. Tickets are $8 general admission, $5 students.
Harvest Celebration and Fun Run for Westside Village Magnet at Kingston School
Westside Village will celebrate fall harvest with a Friends of Westside Village fun run fundraiser. The event will also include arts and crafts, treats and more.
Toys for Treats Begins at Elk Meadow Elementary School
Toys for Treats is a partnership between Elk Meadow and local dentists who want to cut down the amount of candy students consume during Halloween. Students are able to exchange candy for small toys (such as balls) and books. In the past three years, the school has traded more than 450 pounds of candy from local students.