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New Attendance Areas Approved

New school zones balance enrollment
Jan 29, 2019
PRESS RELEASE: Today, Bend-La Pine Schools Superintendent Shay Mikalson approved the adoption of new Bend-area elementary school attendance areas, set to take effect next fall. The new attendance area... (more)

Pacific Crest Earns National Counseling Honor

Counselors Ashlee Davis and Andy Krauthoefer Led Efforts
Jan 28, 2019
PRESS RELEASE: Pacific Crest Middle School is now one of just three schools in Oregon to be a Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP), according to a recent release from the American School Counselor Ass... (more)

Grad Rate at All-Time High

All High Schools Saw Grad Rate Increase
Jan 24, 2019
PRESS RELEASE:Bend-La Pine Schools celebrates its highest graduation rate on record – 81.9 percent – marking an increase of nearly 14 percentage points over the last seven years, according to a re... (more)

Proposed Attendance Area Map Released

Sup. Slated to Make Final Decision by Jan. 29
Jan 16, 2019
Proposed MapThe Attendance Area Review Committee recommended the following proposed map and summary to Superintendent Shay Mikalson for his review on Jan. 15. Mikalson is expected to make a final deci... (more)

Three Names Under Consideration for New School

Elementary School in North Central Bend to Open 2019
Jan 15, 2019
Bend-La Pine Schools is opening a new 600-seat elementary school in north central Bend in fall of 2019. The school's naming committee, which includes local parents, staff and planning principal Kevin ... (more)