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Bend High School Distinguished Alumni nominations

January 12, 2019 by Sue Fountain (Register to contact)

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The committee that reviews nominations for the honor of Distinguished Alumni will be meeting this spring. Now is the time to think about someone in your class who has made notable contributions to the community and country. You may contact me, or the main office at Bend High to receive a nomination form. *****@gmail.com

Where I. Now live.

April 23, 2016 by Jill Vandevert Ziegman (Register to contact)

I moved to Glendale,arizona in 1969 and worked as a bank teller until l was married in 1970. We raised our 3 children here.

Where I live.

April 23, 2016 by Jill Vandevert Ziegman (Register to contact)

I moved down to Glendale, az in 1969. I worked as a bank teller until I was married in 1970. We still live in Glendale and raised our 3 children here.

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Bend-La Pine teachers won’t participate in statewide walkout  Bend Bulletin

Teachers across Oregon — including those in Bend-La Pine Schools — planned a mass walkout from schools on May 8 in a plea to the state Legislature for ...



Police investigate fake letter spread at a Bend high school  Bend Bulletin

A memo with Bend-La Pine Schools' letterhead was passed among students earlier this week, stating that the U.S. government and the school district would use ...



North Bend High School student wins spot to study in Greenland  Coos Bay World

NORTH BEND — One North Bend High School student won a spot on a scientific expedition to Greenland, joining four others from the United States.



North Bend High School Trade Building to be finished in two weeks  Coos Bay World

NORTH BEND — The North Bend High School Trade Building is expected to be finished in two weeks.“Right now they are putting bricks up, which was the big ...



North Bend High School renovates new gender neutral bathroom  Coos Bay World

NORTH BEND — By Monday, the North Bend High School will have seven gender neutral bathrooms.



Career and technical education teachers create a culture of teamwork at North Bend High School  Coos Bay World

NORTH BEND — Inside North Bend High School, a culture of teamwork is fueling the Career and Technical Education classes. In fact, working together to ...



7 gender-neutral bathrooms set up at North Bend High  Bend Bulletin

NORTH BEND — By Monday, the North Bend High School will have seven gender-neutral bathrooms.The North Bend School District approved to spend $8000 ...



Ore. Students Required to Learn CPR Before Graduation  EMSWorld

The state mandates high school students learn how to perform CPR and identify early signs and symptoms of a heart attack to graduate.



Cinderella's closet offers formal dresses to borrow  KTVZ

High school girls in Bend are invited to borrow a prom dress from Cinderella's Closet. Over 750 new and gently used formal dresses, shoes, jewelry and other ...



A Novel Idea heads to outer space  Bend Bulletin

The Deschutes Public Library's popular community reading program, A Novel Idea … Read Together, explored a new frontier in 2019 with Robert Kurson's ...



Community served, community built  Great Bend Tribune

Great Bend High School's Seventh Annual Community *Service* Day led over 800 students and staff out of the school and into the community on Wednesday, ...



Dennis E. Emanuel | Obituaries  Fremont Tribune

November 26, 1932 – April 21, 2019. Dennis E. Emanuel, 86 years, of Lincoln passed away Sunday, April 21, 2019, in Lincoln. He was born Nov. 26, 1932, in ...



Families, teachers say they cherish life at remote Big Muddy School  Bend Bulletin

ANTELOPE — During recess at Big Muddy School, kids laugh as they use the swing set, argue over four-square rules and shout “LeBron James!” as they take ...



West Bend High School represented at the USASA National Snowboard Championships | By WBHS Team  washingtoncountyinsider.com

April 2, 2019 – Copper Mountain, CO – Cole Rummel, Ethan Benedict, Brian Pomeroy and Coach Hunter Zaskowski competed on the Boardercross Course.



PHOTOS: Sprague softball takes on Bend  Statesman Journal

Sprague High School softball plays Bend High School in Salem on April 16, 2019.



Ready to roll: New buses delivered to USD 428  Great Bend Tribune

Beth Rein has been chosen as the next principal at Riley Elementary School. The Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education approved her appointment and other ...



North Bend sweeps titles at Coos County Meet  Coos Bay World

COOS BAY — The Coos County Meet, the state's oldest annual high school track and field meet, came at its earliest point in the season yet, but that didn't stop.



'He was very loved': Friends remember Horseshoe Bend soldier who died in Iraq  KTVB.com

FORT CARSON, Colo. — The U.S. military says an Idaho soldier assigned to Fort Carson, Colorado, has died in a noncombat incident in Iraq. The Defense ...



Pageant winner collecting shoes for humane society  Great Bend Tribune

One month after being named the Princess of America Miss Kansas Sweetheart for 2019, Great Bend High School freshman Laura Daniel has launched a ...



C.O. female wrestlers heading to South Africa  KTVZ

A pair of of female high school wrestlers from Central Oregon will be part of a team traveling to South Africa for a special wrestling competition this summer.



Bullpup softball team goes 1-1 in quad tournament  Leavenworth Times

The McPherson High School softball team had an impressive outing after hosting a quad tournament on Tuesday night. The Lady Pups, ranked as a low seed, ...



GBHS Forensics squad competes in variety of tournaments  Great Bend Tribune

The Great Bend High School forensics squad juggled hosting and competing at a variety of different tournaments during the past two weeks. On Saturday, March ...



Pacific Crest principal tapped to lead new Bend high school  Bend Bulletin

Pacific Crest Middle School Principal Chris Boyd will be the principal at a southeast Bend high school slated to open in 2021, Bend-La Pine Schools announced ...



No artificial turf for Bend’s new high school  Bend Bulletin

A fourth comprehensive high school in Bend will open its doors in fall 2021, complete with a large sports complex. But its football, soccer and lacrosse teams will ...



Bend-La Pine high schools add fencing for security  Bend Bulletin

High school students arriving late to class in Bend or La Pine, scrambling to find parking, might have noticed something in their way Monday morning — new ...



World Book Day  Great Bend Tribune

Moms, dads, grandparents and even a dog came to hear Jefferson Elementary students read Tuesday after school. Every family that attended the Kansas ...



SO speech coach earns national award  Daily Globe

SIBLEY, Iowa — A Sibley-Ocheyedan speech coach has been recognized on a national level. B.J. Schuller is one of 12 recipients of the National Federation ...



Four finalists for principal of Bend's new HS meet public  KTVZ

Bend La Pine Schools held a public forum Monday afternoon to introduce to the public the four finalist candidates for principal of the new Bend high school.



An early look at Bend's next high school  KTVZ

Bend's next high school is another step closer to becoming a reality.



Teacher's Pet: Rudy the therapy dog is 'Mr. Popular'  Great Bend Tribune

Alana Blessing at Park Elementary School can be forgiven if she admits to having a “teacher's pet.” Rudy, a golden retriever trained as a therapy dog, is known ...



Bandon track team sees improvements | Sports  Coos Bay World

Bandon's track team got one win and a couple of nice personal bests in the Bulldog Triplex meet on Friday at North Bend High School.



Bend High culinary students kick off food truck program  Bend Bulletin

Typically, school buses smell like sweaty kids and brown-bag lunches, but a bus on Bend High School's property is cooking up something different. Inside ...



The Paw Shop: GBHS gets down to business with student-run store  Great Bend Tribune

Students at Great Bend High School have a new place to shop, and their fellow classmates are getting first-hand experience in running a business. The Paw ...



North Bend High School completes mandatory training required by settlement  Coos Bay World

NORTH BEND — The training required by the settlement struck between the North Bend School District and the American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon is now ...



Bend-La Pine Schools will change schedules next fall  Bend Bulletin

LA PINE — Students in Bend-La Pine elementary schools will begin classes an hour earlier next fall while students in the district's middle and high schools will ...



Pilot programs chosen for K-12 social studies  Great Bend Tribune

Social studies courses will be the focus of pilot programs this fall at Great Bend USD 428. The committee for K-12 social studies researched materials and their ...



Robot demo  Great Bend Tribune

Great Bend High School student Aaron Stein demonstrates a computer program he created. The ball at his feet had just finished traversing a route through the ...



Celebration of Oregon Science hosts third annual science fair  Coos Bay World

COOS BAY — Science enthusiasts and professionals gathered around the Coos Bay Boardwalk on Saturday to showcase their work and immerse attendees ...



Kelli Marie Brownson | Obituaries | theworldlink.com  Coos Bay World

A celebration of life for Kelli Marie Brownson, 61, of Coos Bay will be held at noon, Saturday, May 11 at the Coos Bay Chapel, 685 Anderson Ave., with pastor ...



Trade program to encourage youth in construction to be completed  KVAL

NORTH BEND, Ore. -- The number of young people going into construction and trade careers is on the decline, but North Bend High School's upcoming Trades ...



Laddie Gilbert Stanton | Obituaries | gazettetimes.com  Corvallis Gazette Times

Laddie Stanton, 79, known to his family as “Bud,” passed away on November 11, 2018, at home in Richland, Washington. Laddie was born on January 29, 1939, ...



OSU-Cascades reaches out to Central Oregon high school students  Bend Bulletin

Erika Strauser's science class at Summit High School received a guest lecture from Oregon State University-Cascades engineering professor Rebecca Webb on ...



North Bend High School gym retrofit to keep students safe in case of earthquake  Coos Bay World

NORTH BEND — Great slabs of concrete now line the walls beneath the North Bend High School gym.



West Bend represented at the USASA National Snowboard Championships | By WBHS Team  washingtoncountyinsider.com

April 1, 2019 – Copper Mountain, CO – Six West Bend competitors are spending their week at Copper Mountain in Colorado competing in the USASA National ...



North Bend High School students earn honors for first term  Coos Bay World

NORTH BEND — North Bend High School students have earned first-term honors for the 2018-2019 school year. Students on the honor roll list earned a GPA of ...



Construction project continues at GBHS  Great Bend Tribune

The shed and adjacent greenhouse under construction at 1812 Morphy Street are being built by Great Bend High School Career Technical Education (CTE) ...



Madras High School’s turnaround a result of culture change  Bend Bulletin

There are many ways to judge a high school's success — test scores, graduation rates — and most people wouldn't consider pep rallies to be one of them.



14 Bend-La Pine schools had leaks after snow  Bend Bulletin

Fourteen schools with recently renovated and aging roofs suffered leaks throughout Bend for the past two weeks after a record snowfall, but all leaks were ...



Opt-out rate increases for Bend-La Pine Schools in 2017-18  Bend Bulletin

Oregon's top education official finds it concerning that Bend-La Pine Schools' state testing opt-out rates remain high among 11th-graders. Close to 60 percent ...



North Bend High School science team wins first in engineering design  Coos Bay World

NORTH BEND — A science team from North Bend High School took home first place in the engineering design competition over the weekend.



"A storm of energy" | Education  Coos Bay World

NORTH BEND — Inside North Bend High School, a culture of teamwork is fueling the Career and Technical Education classes.



North Bend High School student removed from school after gun threat  Coos Bay World

NORTH BEND — A North Bend High School student made an online threat yesterday evening that he would “bring the guns.”



EIGHTH EXPO  Great Bend Tribune

The Great Bend Farm and Ranch Expo opened Wednesday with a bustling of activity as exhibitors completed set-up and greeted early visitors to their booths.



Top public choice snubbed as Bend-La Pine reveals short list of names for new elementary school  Bend Bulletin

Rejecting public suggestions that honored a former teacher - as well as dictators, a TV character and a dead gorilla - a school district committee presented three ...



Former North Bend High School Principal Bill Lucero files tort claim  Coos Bay World

NORTH BEND – Former North Bend High School Principal Bill Lucero has filed a tort claim with the North Bend School District.By definition, a tort complaint ...



North Bend High School culinary program receives donation  Coos Bay World

NORTH BEND — The North Bend High School culinary program received a $1000 donation.



Thursday Recap: North Bend girls win tennis dual  Coos Bay World

North Bend's girls tennis team beat visiting Willamette 5-3 in a Midwestern League match Thursday.



Rain delays Great Bend athletic events  Great Bend Tribune

Great Bend High School has announced several athletic events have been delayed because of weekend rainy weather.



Inspection reveals multiple fire code violations at Summit High  Bend Bulletin

Two maintenance employees with Bend-La Pine Schools say students may have been at risk because of multiple fire code violations and faulty fire system ...



Police respond to report of threat at North Bend High School  KEZI TV

North Bend High School was on lockdown Tuesday after police received a secondhand report a 15-year-old threatened to kill a 17-year-old student and “shoot ...



Bend husband, wife run for COCC, Bend-La Pine school boards  KTVZ

Oliver Tatom filed Monday as a candidate for the Central Oregon Community College Board of Directors, while his wife, Amy, filed to seek a seat on the Bend-La ...



Bonnie M. Ruzicka | Obituaries | columbustelegram.com  Columbus Telegram

Bonnie M. Ruzicka, 91, of North Bend, died Monday, March 25, 2019, at Jefferson Community Health & Life in Fairbury. There will be a Celebration of Her Life ...



BCC Orchestra to perform 'Music Through Time'  Great Bend Tribune

Enjoy an evening of classical music in the sophisticated ambiance of the Shafer Art Gallery with the Barton Community College Orchestra's spring concert ...



Great Bend Kids capture state wrestling medals  Great Bend Tribune

TOPEKA — The Great Bend Wrestling Club featured three state champions in the recent USAWKS 2019 State Folkstyle Championship Wrestling at the Topeka ...



NW Kan. students among VIP Student Ambassadors at Fort Hays State  Hays Post

FHSU University Relations. Local students are among the 25 who will serve as VIP Student Ambassadors for the 2019-2020 academic school year at Fort Hays ...



HS Principal Candidates Meet With Families  KBND

BEND, OR -- Bend-La Pine Schools invites the community to meet the four finalists for Principal of the new southeast Bend high school, which is slated to open ...



Boys & Girls Club holds first track meet  Coos Bay World

The Boys & Girls Club of Southwestern Oregon had its first track meet of the season last weekend at North Bend High School, with the athletes from Coquille, ...



Sleeping In Not Just For Summer: Bend-La Pine Considers Later High School Start Times  OPB News

As Oregon's school year wraps up, lots of high schoolers have one thing they're looking forward to: sleeping in. Many researchers can understand, contending ...



Bend-La Pine Schools nearly ace kitchen inspections  Bend Bulletin

School cafeterias and kitchens might have a negative reputation in film and TV, but a majority of Bend-La Pine Schools' lunchrooms had zero violations in ...



New Bend Elementary School Boundaries Released  KBND

BEND, OR -- Bend-La Pine Schools Superintendent Shay Mikalson approved new boundaries for elementary schools, Tuesday, to take effect next fall.



North Bend High School wins first Battle of the Books competition  Coos Bay World

COOS BAY — The Coos Bay and North Bend school districts went head-to-head in the first Battle of the Books competition of the season last night.



Coaches gearing up for demands of the Final Four  The Associated Press

Dick Bennett's fingerprints will be all over this year's NCAA Tournament. The former longtime coach has ties to three of the four coaches in Minneapolis this week ...



GBHS Forensics qualifies a complete entry for state  Great Bend Tribune

When the KSHSAA State Championship Forensics tournament arrives on May 4, the GBHS squad will be competing with a full team of 16 entries. This last week ...



New program at La Pine High teaching students woodworking, work skills  Bend Bulletin

The sound of handsaws and chatter filled the high-ceiling workshop at La Pine High School recently as groups of teens, many clad in flannel shirts or trucker ...



Robert Arthur "Bob" Ellis | Obituaries  Coos Bay World

Private funeral services for Robert Arthur "Bob" Ellis, 59, of Lafayette, La., were held Tuesday, March 26 at Gossen Funeral Home in Rayne, La. Memorial ...



30 feet of fascia removed from La Pine High School roof due to ice dam  Bend Bulletin

Ice damming caused 30 feet of already-damaged fascia to completely pull away from La Pine High School's science classroom wing Friday morning, causing ...



North Bend High School's Ty Hampton signs with Oregon  Coos Bay World

NORTH BEND — One day, North Bend Athletic Director Mike Forrester was walking to his office inside the Dawg Pound and looked out over Vic Adams Field ...



Coaches gear up for demands of the NCAA Tournament’s Final Four  The Spokesman-Review

Dick Bennett's fingerprints will be all over this year's NCAA Tournament.



South Bend schools to eliminate athletic director positions  South Bend Tribune

SOUTH BEND — A wave of change in high school athletics washed across the South Bend district on Monday, as the four school athletic directors and the ...



Greg Timm has coached the Bend High alpine ski team for nearly 30 years  Bend Bulletin

The surname Timm has become synonymous with alpine ski racing in Central Oregon.Sometimes, the name even strikes fear into competitors on the slopes.



Bend High honors alumnus lost in the Vietnam War  Bend Bulletin

Bennie Lee Dexter attended Bend High School, and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force before graduating with his class in 1964. He never returned home after being ...



Former North Bend High School Principal Bill Lucero to receive pay increase after his demotion  Coos Bay World

NORTH BEND — When former North Bend High School Principal Bill Lucero was demoted, he got a raise.At least, he is budgeted to receive more money in the ...



Seven Peaks is International Baccalaureate primary school candidate  Bend Bulletin

Seven Peaks School in Bend could offer the first International Baccalaureate program for elementary students in Central Oregon by 2020, joining baccalaureate ...



North Bend High School softball fields to receive upgrade  Coos Bay World

NORTH BEND – The girls' softball fields on Oak Street are getting upgraded.The North Bend School District has had plans to make improvements to the facilities ...



Luna lets high schoolers earn credits in late-afternoon classes  Bend Bulletin

At an hour when her peers have finished their high school classes for the day, junior Marisa Crisafi is hard at work in a quiet classroom in the Bend-La Pine ...



North Bend School District begins superintendent search | Education  Coos Bay World

NORTH BEND — The North Bend School District has begun its search for a new superintendent.



Bend High tight end helps lead Bears and is committed to play at Oregon State  Bend Bulletin

Perhaps it was easy to assume that Luke Musgrave would attend the University of Oregon, given that his father and uncle both played quarterback for the Ducks ...



North Bend High School principal removed in ACLU settlement  Coos Bay World

NORTH BEND — The American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon reached two settlements on Monday with the North Bend School District.



North Bend High School to retire 40 U.S. flags  Coos Bay World

NORTH BEND — Forty United States flags are being retired at North Bend High School this week.When the culinary room was being renovated down to the ...



Bend man arrested, charged with luring a minor  Bend Bulletin

A Bend man and volunteer wrestling coach was arrested Wednesday afternoon on suspicion of sending sexually explicit pictures to a Bend High School student.



Snow buries spring sports in Central Oregon  Bend Bulletin

Dave Williams remembers the spring sports season of 1993, when Central Oregon high school teams did not see their tracks or diamonds or courts until after ...



North Bend School District softball fields start seeing upgrades  Coos Bay World

NORTH BEND — The North Bend School District's softball fields are finally seeing upgrades.



Kevin Bogatin announced as North Bend School District's new superintendent  Coos Bay World

NORTH BEND — Kevin Bogatin is the new superintendent for the North Bend School District.



Bennett's words of wisdom guide Cavaliers on historic journey  KTAL

In his tenth season in Charlottesville, Tony Bennett has guided his Wahoos to the pinnacle of college basketball.



Overtime pays for Bend girls in win over Summit  Bend Bulletin

Ellie Kent said she was just trying to make a play to help her team win.The Bend freshman made a handful of them as the Lava Bears defeated Summit 46-36 ...



Later start times, busing problems cause headaches for South Bend high school sports  South Bend Tribune

SOUTH BEND — Word of a big decision by the South Bend Community School Corp. had barely started to spread when Washington High School athletic ...



North Bend and Marshfield swimmers perform well at meet  Coos Bay World

NORTH BEND — After the equivalent of three meets in 24 hours, the Marshfield and North Bend swim teams were exhausted but excited about the upcoming ...



For Tony Bennett and his father, a scream of victory to release all doubt  The Washington Post

LOUISVILLE — The coaching father watched his coaching son stand on a ladder, cutting and tugging at the net. When Tony Bennett completed his first Final ...



North Bend School District represented at national conference  Coos Bay World

NORTH BEND — Two students from the North Bend School District were selected to present at the prestigious Northwest Council for Computer Education ...



South Bend high school students to start school later in the morning  WSBT-TV

South Bend high school students will now start school later in the morning.This news comes just 10 days before kids head back to class.This caught some ...



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