From the Superintendent

Our mission is to improve student outcomes with excellence, equity, and efficiency. Implement best practices for educators gleaned from investigation, innovation, and incubation of ideas and efforts from the public and private sectors.

What is an Autism Specialist and Why Are They Important?

What is an Autism Specialist and Why Are They Important? What is an autism specialist and what do they do in our Central Oregon schools? Like so many titles in education, it’s a role with many hats. Autism specialists with High Desert Education Service District...

Collaborating Your Way to Better Problem Solving

Photo caption: High Desert Education Service District was excited to host Ross Greene on May 17 in Bend. Greene, a clinical child psychologist who developed the Collaborative & Proactive Solutions model, offered a training for parents, educators, and medical...

Safe Schools Alliance Celebrates 20 Years of Partnership

Students, police chiefs and sheriffs, district attorneys, school superintendents, mental health professionals and many other regional leaders will gather at the High Desert Education Service District on Wednesday, December 19 at 8 a.m. to celebrate the 20th...

$300K grant funds Crook County school counselors

Better Together Central Oregon announced this week it has received a two-year, $300,000 grant from the newly launched, national Every School Healthy Campaign that is being used to fund two new counselors in the Crook County School District and to train district staff...

Students attend Central Oregon Skilled Trades Fair

Over 550 high school students attended the Central Oregon Skilled Trades Fair in Redmond today. There were approximately 120 industry partners and community volunteers representing construction, engineering, hospitality, public works, and manufacturing to name a few....

Making new friends at the Central Oregon Pumpkin Patch

A tradition for many children is visiting the Central Oregon Pumpkin Patch. The Early Childhood program in Redmond spent a couple of hours there feeding the animals, riding the train, exploring the corn maze and of course, selecting a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch.

Breakfast of Champions

We were thrilled to celebrate with Redmond School District's Dusty Porter, this year's Healthy Beginnings Champion for Children. Congratulations and thank you to Dusty, the principal at John Tuck Elementary, for your support of the children of Central Oregon. And a...

Suicide Prevention Training

A QPR Suicide Prevention training took place at the High Desert Regional Education Center on Tuesday, September 25th. QPR stands for – Question, Persuade, and Refer – the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Facilitators, or also...