La Pine Middle School

Academics

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Individually Focused. Committed to All.

The goal for Bend-La Pine Schools staff members is to prepare all students to be future-ready. This means when they graduate, our students can:

  • Persevere when faced with challenges
  • Value and exercise creativity
  • Discover how critical thinking skills are used across disciplines
  • Become a functioning member of a team
  • Exercise effective communication and presentation skills
  • Understand the importance of taking initiative
  • Learn about various aspects of leadership and develop those skills
  • Adapt and problem solve
  • Manage time and create a plan for accomplishing a task or goal
  • Know how to find reliable, accurate information

Middle School Instruction

Students in middle school have unique needs and require special attention during their transitional years. These students vary in physical, intellectual, psychological and emotional development.

To meet these needs, middle schools strive to provide high academic expectations for all students, to develop positive attitudes toward learning and future readiness and to transitional successfully between elementary and high school.


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AVID

La Pine Middle School offers the AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program. AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.


MindUP

MindUP is Social and Emotional Learning program that is implemented school wide.

Utilizing MindUP in the classroom allows teachers to:

  • Help kids maintain focused attention
  • Form more accurate perceptions of students
  • Think more clearly especially under pressure
  • Improve communication with students, parents and staff
  • Improve the overall classroom climate by infusing it with optimism and hope
  • Helps to create a stronger, more vibrant school culture
  • Be happier, more joyful and grateful — a disposition that ultimately spills out of the classroom and into private life
  • Experience greater job satisfaction



Math Resources

Bend-La Pine Schools is using curriculum titled Open-Up Resources, developed by Illustrative

Mathematics.EdReports is an independent nonprofit organization that reviews curriculum. The complete EdReport for Open-Up is linked HERE