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School Events for October

Plays, Open Houses and No School Days

Article Date: Oct 01, 2019

Oct. 1, all day

Fundraiser for Uncommons Club at Summit High School

Summit High School’s speech-language pathologist Hilary Lahey is the staff leader of a club for students who want a smaller lunch time environment and social space away from the school’s large commons area. Named the Uncommons club, the group focuses on making connections among students who might otherwise feel lost amid the large crowd. On Oct. 1, the group will host a fundraiser at Bend Pizza Kitchen to help raise money to pay for games, food and social outings for the club. Contact Hilary Lahey for details at [email protected]


Oct. 2, all day

Bike and Walk to School Day

Many schools are supporting Bike and Walk to School Day and students and families will be participating. R.E. Jewell Elementary, William E. Miller Elementary and Pacific Crest Middle schools are among those participating in the efforts.


Oct. 3, 9 a.m.

Coffee at Cascade Middle School

Families of Cascade Middle School students are invited to have coffee and snacks with administrators and hear about what’s happening at the school.


Oct. 3, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Open House for Bend Tech Academy at Marshall High School

Local high school hosts an open house for current families and students.


Oct. 7, 6:30 p.m.

U.S. Marine Band Performs at Bend Senior High School

Bend-La Pine Schools is hosting a free performance from the U.S. Marine Band. Free tickets are available at online now.


Oct. 9, 5:30 p.m.

Latino Parent Information Night at Cascade Middle School

Families are invited to learn about Cascade Middle School and how best to support their students. This is a bilingual event.


Oct. 11, 12:10 p.m.

Distinguished Alumni Assembly at Bend Senior High School

Bend Senior High School will honor three new former graduated as Distinguished Alumni. This is the 10th year the school has honored alumni through this recognition program. This year inductees include local leader and construction business owner Todd Taylor (’80), artist and computer programmer Robert Lanzarotta (’58), and former longtime Deschutes County Clerk Mary Sue Chopp Penhollow (’62). The recipients will be honored during a special Homecoming assembly and invited to attend the football game that evening.


Oct. 16, 6 to 7:15 p.m.

Meet the Author at Buckingham Elementary School

Buckingham Elementary School’s PTA and a staff member are teaming up to bring authors on child brain development, positive relationships and problem-solving to the school. Local families are welcome to the events, which include free child care and food. The first of three author talks will be with Patricia Wilkinson, author of “Brain Stages K-5.” RSVP requested by Oct. 14. Contact Debbie Walden for more information [email protected]


Oct. 16, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

La Pine Fall Festival at La Pine Elementary School

La Pine Elementary, Rosland Elementary and La Pine Middle schools are teaming up to host a free event for families. The schools are providing dinner, fresh vegetables, healthy recipes, family games, face painting, a bouncy house. Community partners will be available with information, giveaways, and fun activities. Free and open to the public.


Oct. 18, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Fall Festival at Highland Magnet at Kenwood School

Families are invited to wear costumes and enjoy family fun at the fall festival. Entainment, food and more.


Oct. 22, 6 p.m.

The Teenage Brain at Pacific Crest Middle School

Families are invited to learn more about the developing teenage brain and how to support their middle school age students during this parent information night. Free


Oct. 23

No School – All Elementary Schools

Contact schools for conference information.


Oct. 24

No School – All Elementary Schools and Bend Area Middle Schools

Contact schools for conference information.


Oct. 23

No School – All Schools


Oct. 25-27

“Murder Me Always” at Summit High School

This student-directed play is a murder mystery comedy with a small cast and big laughs. During a very bad performance of the play "Murder Me Always" an actual murder takes place off stage. The Director is shot. The "fake" murder mystery play comes to a screeching halt and a "real" murder mystery begins. It seems that the "Murder Mystery Murderer" is on the loose and has struck again. Showtimes are Oct. 25-26 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. Production takes place in Summit’s Black Box Theater. Tickets are $5.


Nov. 1, all day

Day of the Dead at Mountain View High School

Mountain View’s Multicultural Club hosts this annual event that includes staff and students from across the school including – Spanish classes making decorations; Nutrition Services making sugar cookies to decorate; Multicultural Club setting up an ofrenda to honor loved ones who have died; staff members performing live music; art students providing face and hand painting and more. Contact Donna Layne for details at [email protected]


Other story ideas:

  • Picture day
  • Outdoor school
  • Parent conferences in October