April 30, 6 p.m.
Mental Health Information Night at Pacific Crest Middle School
Parents are invited to join the counselors at Pacific Crest for a conversation about mental health. This interactive session will include information about youth anxiety, depression, suicide and more. Parents will learn tips about engaging students in conversations and walk away with resources to help better support students.
May 1, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
National Decision Day at Mountain View High School
Mountain View is recognizing all seniors who have made post-secondary plans with a celebration luncheon on National Decision Day. The goal of the program is to highlight all students who commit to making plans after high school, including universities, community colleges, military service and more. “We are extremely proud of our senior class for taking this next step for their future,” said organizer and School-to-Career Coordinator Joy Parnakian.
May 1-3, lunch
Running Club at High Lakes Elementary School
Many students participating in this lunchtime club.
May 1-2, lunch
Eighth-Grade Community Projects at Pilot Butte Middle School
Eighth-graders at Pilot Butte Middle School are culminating their learning with capstone community service projects. The projects, which are part of the school’s International Baccalaureate World School curriculum, allow students to take the knowledge they’ve learned in the classroom and put that to use in the real world, according to Principal Steve Stancliff. During three days, students will display and share information about their projects during lunch time. Projects range from providing Spanish instruction to teaching fifth-graders the dangers of vaping to working with the City of Bend on sidewalk access.
May 1, 5 p.m.
STEAM Night at High Lakes Elementary School
Families are invited to this event to see student projects related to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.
Rotary Visit to Rosland Elementary School
Sunriver Rotary will visit first-graders and give each student a book to take home.
May 2, 4 p.m.
Excellence in Education at Mountain View High School
Bend-La Pine Schools will honor 70 staff members for their dedication and excellence during this annual awards ceremony.
May 2, 6 p.m.
NJROTC Awards at La Pine High School
Students involved in the National Junior ROTC at La Pine High Will receive recognition. Open to the public.
May 3, all day
Better World Day at Realms High School
Realms High School students will spend the day making the world a better place by participating in a variety of community service activities. Students will clean up local trails, read stories to kindergarteners, help Bethlehem Inn staff complete their move to a new facility, build a raised garden bed, reduce fire hazards for neighbors, care for animals and more.
May 3, 5 to 7 p.m.
Bike Night at William E. Miller Elementary School
Families are invited to bring their bikes to this evening event that includes fire trucks, SWAT vehicles, a bike obstacle course, music and more.
May 4, 2 to 4 p.m.
Culture Festival at Pacific Crest Middle School
Pacific Crest will host an afternoon of performances, food and crafts that celebrate diverse cultures. Free and open to the public.
Teacher Appreciation Week
Schools will be honoring teachers and other certified staff members during National Teacher Appreciation Week. Contact local schools for details.
May 7, 5 to 7 p.m.
Open House at Transition Co-Op
Transition Co-Op, a Bend-La Pine Schools program serving young adults age 18 to 21, will host an open house for those interested in learning more about the program. The event will include a silent auction, light refreshments and an opportunity to meet staff and learn about available resources. Transition Co-Op is located at 2500 Twin Knolls, Suite 210. For details contact 541-355-5630.
May 8, 2:45 p.m.
March for Students at Education Center and La Pine Elementary School
On May 8, across Oregon, supporters of public education are coming together for a "Day of Action." These events look different in each community. Here at Bend-La Pine Schools, after-school rallies are planned for Bend and La Pine. Families are invited to join hundreds of staff members from throughout the district for an energetic afternoon of music, inspiration and camaraderie in support of education. Learn more: http://bit.ly/BLSmay8
May 8-9, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Life Skills Flower Basket Sale at Bend Senior High School
Bend Senior High School’s Life Skills class will host its annual flower basket fundraiser. Each student in the program was responsible for taking care of a specific number of plants and every basket they cared for is labeled with their name. Sales will take place at the school’s greenhouse – 730 SE Alden Street, behind the high school.
May 10, 1 p.m.
Second Grade Mothers Day Tea at High Lakes Elementary School
Second-graders host a special event for their mothers (or another family member). Students sing a song and present a craft during this heart-warming annual event.
May 10, 5:30 p.m.
School Dance at Buckingham Elementary School
Buckingham families are invited to the school’s annual school dance. Adults are free; $5 per student.
May 13, 4 p.m.
100 Year Kenwood Celebration Planning Meeting
All former Kenwood students and staff are invited to help plan the 100 year celebration, set for Sept. 20-21. The planning meeting will take place in the library at Highland Magnet at Kenwood School.
Electricity Safety Event at Rosland Elementary School
Rosland will host a display on electricity safety and fourth-graders will receive a demonstration and lesson on the subject.
May 16, 5 to 7 p.m.
Evening of the Arts at La Pine High School
Community members are invited to celebrate the arts during this interactive event at La Pine High School. The event will include students showcasing their talents in visual arts, music, drama and more.
May 16, 5 :30 p.m.
Wizard of Oz at Mountain View High School
Students from High Lakes Elementary School will perform this classic tale of Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz. Open to the public at Mountain View’s auditorium.
May 20, 6 p.m.
Eighth-Grade Projects and 50th School Anniversary at Pilot Butte Middle School
Community members are invited to attend this special event that will feature several TED-Talk style presentations from students about their eighth-grade community projects and will serve as a 50th anniversary celebration of Pilot Butte Middle School.
May 21, 9 a.m.
Move Up Day for New Kindergarteners at Rosland Elementary School
Incoming kindergarten students are invited to join the current kindergarten class at Rosland from 9 to 10 a.m. to enjoy a gam, story, tour and recess.
Move Up Day for Fifth-Graders
Fifth grade students throughout Bend-La Pine Schools will visit the middle school they will be attending in the fall. This gives students a chance to learn more about their middle school and the programs available.
May 21-24, times vary
Life Skills Annual Plant Sale at La Pine High School
The Life Skills class will host its annual plant sale and fundraiser. The sale will include annuals, perennials, hanging baskets, planter boxes, bird houses, wood art and more — all of which were grown or created by students in the program. The sale is open to the public 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 21-22 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 23-24.
May 21, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Career and Technical Education Showcase at Bend Senior High School
Seniors involved in Career and Technical Education offerings at Bend Senior High will be displaying their capstone projects in a wide range of fields, from engineering to graphic design. Community members are invited to the showcase. The student-run Bend Senior High Food Truck will be on hand providing food and beverages.
Oregon Trail Play at High Lakes Elementary School
Three classes perform a play based on the Oregon Trail.
May 28-31, all day
STEM Week at Buckingham Elementary School
Buckingham Elementary School is a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math focus school. During this week, students and staff will engage in a variety of STEM related activities including a school-wide STEM challenge, a gallery walk related to STEM activities and more.
Third Grade Musical Performance at High Lakes Elementary School
Students perform for families.
May 29, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
STEM Night at Buckingham Elementary School
Community members and Buckingham families are invited to this interactive night dedicated to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Professionals and community members will talk to students about STEM-related pathways in high school, careers and academic options. Students and teachers will also highlight all they’ve learned this year.
Adventure Day at La Pine High School
Students from Rosland Elementary School and La Pine Elementary School will participate in an adventure day event, which features stations and activities from Deschutes Forest Service and other regional partners.
May 30, 7 p.m.
Spring Band Concert and Awards at Summit High School
Free and open to the public.
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Solo Music Spotlight: Many students from Bend-La Pine Schools attended the OSAA State Solo Contest April 26-27. Congratulations to Summit High School’s Josh Parr for earning first place in Trumpet and to Bend Senior High School’s Grace Downer for earning third place in Mezzo Voice.