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Schools Celebrate College & Career Day

Show School Spirit Friday, Nov. 22

Article Date: Nov 19, 2019

On Friday, November 22, thousands of Bend-La Pine Schools students and staff will don the colors of their favorite college, university, trade school or other post-secondary educational institution during our annual College and Career Day celebration. Many schools will host related events to help students reflect on their future and plan for post-secondary education.

“College and Career Day is an engaging and interactive way to spark students to think about their future and begin to plan for post-secondary education,” said Superintendent Shay Mikalson. “Our goal is for every student in Bend-La Pine Schools to graduate ready for success in career or college.”

Schools host a variety of activities to celebrate College and Career Day. Buckingham Elementary School, for instance, is hosting a Civil War Canned Food Drive and student donate nonperishable goods in support for the University of Oregon or Oregon State University (see photo). Nutrition Services staff members will be donning their favorite college gear and will be hosting an annual coloring contest at the elementary school level, with randomly drawn winners earning a green or orange frisbee with Bend-La Pine Schools logo.