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Activities Galore During December

Concerts, Plays and Much More Happening in Our Schools

Article Date: Dec 01, 2017

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December 1, 2 p.m.
Aaron Meyer Performs Original Class Songs at Three Rivers School
Musician Aaron Meyer has been working with students at Three Rivers School to create original class songs. He will perform them alongside the students during a special concert. This artist in residence opportunity is thanks to Sunriver Music Festival.

December 1, 6 p.m.
Story Book Chair Auction for High Desert Middle School
Students from High Desert Middle School’s advanced art class created story book chairs designed to inspire younger students to read and be creative. A few chairs will be auctioned off along with the books that inspired the art at a one-day event at Big Story Books and Games, 228 NE Greenwood Ave., Bend. Starting bids are $50. The event is a fundraiser for the class. Contact Marcy Monte for details at [email protected]

December 1, 6 p.m.
Summit Theatre Company Silent Auction and Improv Showcase
Improvisational theater performances by students are free and family friendly. The silent auction takes place from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

December 1-21
Holiday Food Drive and Giving Tree at Elk Meadow Elementary School
Students will host a food drive competition, giving the items to local families in need. The school will also collect donations of new winter boots, coats and gloves during that time.

December 1-3

“A Modern Christmas Carol” at Mountain View High School
The drama students will perform this classic holiday tale. Performances at Dec. 1 at 7 p.m.; Dec. 2 at 2 and 7 p.m.; and Dec. 3 at 2 p.m.

December 1-21, all day
Cascade Middle School Collection Drive for Veterans
Cascade Middle School is encouraging donations of canned food, blankets, diapers and other items for Central Oregon Veterans Outreach. All items can be donated at the Cascade library.

December 2, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Winter Bazaar at Westside Village Magnet at Kingston School
Students and professional vendors will offer wares for sale, during this fundraiser for the school.

December 4-14, all day
Holiday Food Drive at Mountain View High School
Students are collecting canned and nonperishable food items to be donated to local families.

December 5, 6 p.m.
Pacific Crest Middle School Winter Concert
Free and open to the public.

December 5-6 and 13-14
Financial Literacy Class at Bend Senior High School
Bend High’s DECA club is hosting a series of financial literacy classes aimed at seniors to teach these students about budgeting, credit and other issues related to finances to prepare them for life after high school. Times are 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. Dec. 5 and Dec. 14; 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. Dec. 6 and Dec. 13.

December 6 and 10
Art Workshops at Elk Meadow Elementary School
Students will take part in a wide range of art workshops during the day, from painting to dancing to music, as part of the schools art focus. Contact Elk Meadow for details, 541-355-1500.

December 6, 5 p.m.
STEAM Night at La Pine Middle School
La Pine families are invited to join La Pine Middle students and staff for an evening of fun, science, technology, engineering, art and math. The event will include free dinner. Contact Rainie Stein for more information at [email protected]

December 6, 5:30 p.m.

Amity Creek Variety Show at Bend Senior High School
Amity Creek Magnet at Thompson School hosts its annual variety talent show at Bend Senior High School. Admission is a nonperishable food items, which will be donated to Family Access Network.

December 7, 6 p.m.
Beginning Band, Choir and Orchestra Concert at Cascade Middle School
Free and open to the public.

December 7, 7 p.m.
Winter Band Concert at Sky View Middle School
Free and open to the public.

December 7, 7 p.m.
Winter Orchestra Concert at Mountain View High School Auditorium
Free and open to the public.

December 8, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Parents Night Out at Summit High School
The Summit Sparrow Club will host a Parents Night Out event at Summit High School to benefit the school’s Sparrow. Students from the Sparrow Club and National Honor Society will offer students age 4 through fifth grade an evening of holiday games, movies and crafts. Cost is $10 per child.

December 9, noon to 4 p.m.
Elementary Storytelling Workshop at Summit High School
Summit High School drama students will host a storytelling workshop for elementary school students. Featuring poems by Shel Silverstein, students will learn how to properly use and care for their voice and learn more about projection, creating characters’ voices and more. Students will take part in a showcase at the end of the day. $25 per student. Contact Lara Okamoto for details at [email protected]

December 11, 6 p.m.
Adolescent Wellness Series at Bend Senior High School
Bend Senior High School is hosting an Adolescent Wellness Series for interested community members, parents and guardians. The first in the series will feature Kathy Biles, from Oregon State University – Cascades Campus, and Whitney Shumaker and Nick Stevenson from Deschutes County Health Services, who will speak about substance use in adolescents. The event is free and open to the public. Upcoming topics in the series will include suicide prevention, depression and anxiety and social media awareness. The same series of wellness events is also taking place at Pacific Crest Middle School – upcoming dates will be announced. Contact Morgan Davis, counselor at Bend Senior High School, for more information at [email protected]

December 12, lunch
Geography Bee at La Pine Middle School
Students will test their geography knowledge against their peers during the school’s first ever geography bee.

December 12, 5:30 p.m.
Choir Performance at Elk Meadow Elementary School
Fourth and fifth grade choir performs for family and friends.

December 12, 6 p.m.
Intermediate Band, Advanced and Jazz Band Concert at Cascade Middle School
Free and open to the public.

December 12, 7 p.m.
Winter Band Concert at Mountain View High School Auditorium
Free and open to the public.

December 12, 7 p.m.
Winter Band Concert at Bend Senior High School
Free and open to the public.

December 14, 12:45 p.m.
Coffee at Cascade Middle School
Parents and guardians are invited to visit the school, have coffee and light refreshments, speak with administrators and learn about what’s happening at school.

December 14, 2 p.m.
Choir and Band Concert at La Pine Middle School
Student musicians perform.

December 14, 6 p.m.
Advanced Choir and Orchestra Concert at Cascade Middle School
Free and open to the public.

December 19, 7 p.m.
Winter Celebration Choir Concert at Mountain View High School Auditorium
Free and open to the public.

December 20, all day
Bend Food Project Pick Up at Ponderosa Elementary School
Ponderosa has again teamed up with the Bend Food Project for a year-long giving campaign. Students give nonperishable food items on specific pick up days, when volunteers come to help sort and collect the items. So far, students and staff have collected more than 2,600 pounds of food, with a goal of collecting more than 8,000 pounds this year.

December 20, lunchtime
Family Holiday Luncheon at Juniper Elementary School
Parents join their children for a holiday lunch with music from the school’s choir (grades K-1 at 11 a.m.; grades 2-3 at 11:50 a.m.; and grades 4-5 at 12:40 p.m.)

December 21, 1:15 p.m.
Silver Rail Elementary School First-Graders Visit Retirement Home
Students bring holiday cheer to local retirement home. Contact Silver Rail for details and location, 541-355-2900.

December 21, 6 p.m.
Celebration at the Station at Silver Rail Elementary School
Silver Rail Elementary School hosts a holiday event featuring a kindergarten performance, cookies, crafts, a visit with Santa and hot cocoa in the gym.