With supervision of students in mind, schools are ditching restroom doors
Joe Kline / The Bulletin Loren Hall, a employee of CS Construction, puts a layer of caulk along the back of a sink in a bathroom at Jewell Elementary School in Bend on Thursday. The exterior doors were removed in a recent remodel so the sinks are visible from the hallway.
Album ID: 1969649
Parents told to check vaccine status before school starts
Ryan Brennecke / The Bulletin file photo Lynnanne Hayes, a registered nurse with Deschutes County, administers a vaccine to a Bend-area child at the Ensworth Community School-Based Health Center in February
Album ID: 1969324
Keeping students on task ?at Brain Camp
Jarod Opperman / The Bulletin Connie Wilson, left, Erin Young, Kristine Hable and Jill Walker help a student practice language skills during a summer camp at Elk Meadow Elementary School in Bend last week. Teacher Melinda Brown had the idea to start the program after seeing students return from summer vacation hesitant to participate in the classroom.
Album ID: 1967919
Changes at school bus stops
Joe Kline / The Bulletin Students line up to get on a school bus during an event to help incoming kindergartners and first-time riders learn about school buses on Friday afternoon. More sessions are scheduled for Saturday at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Album ID: 1967294
From charter to magnet, REALMS in transition
Joe Kline / The Bulletin Scott Robertson, a maintenance employee with Bend-La Pine Schools, cleans the floor in a classroom at REALMS on Thursday. The school has joined the Bend-La Pine district this year after years as a charter school. Maintenance of the facility now falls under the district, where in the past the work was contracted out.
Album ID: 1966661
Kindergarten: An early enough start?
Joe Kline / The Bulletin Kindergarten teacher Ashley Smith reads a book aloud to a group of incoming kindergartners at Ochoco Elementary School in Prineville last week. Smith says it?s clear which students attended preschool ? they are more prepared and comfortable in the classroom environment.
Album ID: 1964905
Campus atop a landfill, a pumice mine or both?
Album ID: 1964634
Garden club kids discover a hidden love for vegetables
Joe Kline / The Bulletin From left, Corinne Cook, 8, Esthefanny Carmona, 9, Anika Jordan, 11, and Laila Stewart, 9, pull vegetables from the Brown Urban Garden Spot during an outing with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Redmond/Terrebonne Thursday at Edwin Brown Education Center in Redmond.
Album ID: 1963938
Small schools, big mandates, fewer funds
Ryan Brennecke / The Bulletin The exterior of North Lake School. The school district in northern Lake County is made up of this one K-12 school, with about 225 students that travel as far as 50 miles every morning, every evening.