Deputy Day Camp Brings Sheriff’s Office to Life for Kids

Deschutes County Sheriff Shane Nelson says it’s never too early to start recruiting for new deputies.

That’s why the sheriff’s office held their second annual deputy day camp Tuesday.

And if the afternoon session iis anything to go by, the future of law enforcement is in “very” safe hands.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan tells us more.

Moving In: North Star Elementary Teachers Set Up New Digs

By Meghan Glova
Central Oregon Daily News

As students soak up the final weeks of summer vacation, teachers are ready for school to be in session.

On Monday morning, teachers began setting up their classrooms at Bend La-Pine School’s newest elementary school, North Star Elementary.

“It’s going to be an incredible campus for kids,” said Allison Harris a new teacher at North Star. “Bend-La Pine has put every detail into their brains and really made this a school where kids are going to grow and learn incredibly.”

The new two-story school can hold up to six hundred students, and features twenty four classrooms, a media center, and a large outdoor field with two playgrounds. Located in north-central Bend, North Star will help with overcrowding at elementary schools in the northwest and northeast parts of town.

“It’s been a long process, I think construction and development has been well over a year now,” said Tim Burdsall with the school’s student services. “So the culmination of seeing those doors open on September 4th will be really exciting for the whole community.”

For North Star’s 250 new students, educators will focus on four key traits–including commitment, compassion, curiosity, and courage.

After teaching at Elk Meadow elementary for 13 years, Harris says she is eager to implement these character traits in the classroom.

“This is just an incredible opportunity, and I am so excited to just have the kids dashing through the hallways and finding their classrooms, and just learning this process alongside with me,” she said.

Between a brand new building and experienced staff, North Star Elementary gives students a place to shine.

“The kids are just going to feel so welcomed” Harris says. “And they’re just going to be smiling and beaming from the first time they walk through those doors.”

North Star Elementary will be holding a ribbon cutting ceremony on August 29th at 4:40PM to celebrate the opening of the school.

Statewide Day of Action

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan highlights the “Day of Action” in which educators, school staff, parents, and many others across the state took to the streets to bring attention to Oregon’s lack of education funding and the impact it is having on our public schools.

MVHS Basketball Player Shooting for College Scholarship

Mountain View High School‘s point guard, Chase McClain, has made a name for himself as one of the top guards in the state and his record is garnering interest from college scouts during his senior season. However McClain’s plans don’t stop at the collegiate level, as he’d like to make it all the way to NBA.

Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom sat down with McClain to talk about his future and how his senior season has gone so far. 

Local School Tries to Curb Vaping Trend

Vaping among young adults and children is on the rise nationally and Central Oregon school aren’t immune from the issue. With teachers and health professional concerned about the potential health risks, communities having been trying to find way to curb the trend.

In Central Oregon, La Pine High School is spear heading a program that educated parents, community members and students about vaping, vape products and the potential health risks that could accompany them. The first meeting for the community was held Thursday night but school officials have said their doors are always open if parents or community members have questions.

Central Oregon Daily’s Cydney McFarland has more.

New Elementary School Means New School Boundaries in Bend

Bend-La Pine Schools are in the process of changing school attendance boundaries in preparation for a new elementary school, slated to open next fall. This could mean big changes for students and parents as the district works to balance enrollment numbers across multiple elementary schools.
 
Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan has more on the story.

Bend Celebrates Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Today was Law Enforcement Appreciation Day and Bend came out to celebrate our local police, sheriff’s office and state police. Central Oregon Daily’s Allison Roecker went to Bend Senior High where student wore blue in honor of law enforcement.

Proposed Boundary Changes for Bend-La Pine Schools

Proposed changes to the Bend-La Pine School attendance boundaries could mean changes for parents and students in the district next year. After weeks of public input the school board is ready to decide which of three proposals will go to the superintendent for approval. Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan has more on what kind of input the district has heard from the community.

Local Elementary School Students Connect With Students in Paradise

Weeks after the Camp Fire devastated the Northern California town of Paradise, students are now returning to school, but in nearby Oroville.
After learning about the destruction of the Ponderosa Elementary School in California, the students at Ponderosa Elementary School #inBend discovered a shared connection and are now helping the school with the same name.

Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan has the story.

Bend-La Pine Schools

Summit High School Cross Country Girls Vying for National Title

***UPDATE ON SATURDAY – Summit High School Cross Country Girls are National Champions after winning the Nile Cross Nationals in Portland in Saturday morning***

The Summit High School Girls’ Cross-Country team has been ranked Number One in the country for the past month, but on Saturday, they get a chance to win that top spot at the national competition in the Portland area.
Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom caught up with three of the runners before they left town for their title shot.