From the Superintendent

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Open Board Positions

High Desert Education Service District (HDESD) is seeking candidates interested in filling two appointed board positions. Applicants will be interviewed by the five elected board members and appointed to take office July 21, 2020, for a four year term ending June 30,...

Family Access Network Receives Redmond Chamber Award

The Family Access Network (FAN) recently received the Community Service Award from the Redmond Chamber of Commerce & CVB. The Redmond Chamber awards celebrate the individuals and businesses that have had a significant impact on the Redmond community throughout...

Learning Together

Middle school students and teachers from Bend and Redmond gathered at OSU-Cascades for an immersion in computer science activities sponsored by the STEM Hub program. Students worked with micro:bits to "roll" electronic dice and create probability tables. After a...

4th Annual Central Oregon Skilled Trades Fair

Over 700 students from around the region packed  Deschutes County Fairgrounds to attend the 4th Annual Central Oregon Skilled Trades Fair. With 75 organizations present, hands-on activities were offered such as virtual welding, construction, coding, and fire science...

How a Unique Role is Helping Students with Disabilities

Working in schools, specialists like physical therapists, occupational therapists, autism specialists and more see ways in which assistive technology could really help young people in need. Assistive technology includes a wide range of devices and tools that can...

Juntos Aprendemos has three locations

Juntos Aprendemos is in its second year and has added a third location, Bear Creek Elementary in Bend. The program helps parents and preschool-age children of Spanish-speaking families in Bend and Redmond prepare for Kindergarten by learning literacy and social...

Celebrating a Year of Employment

Not many teenagers can say they’ve stayed at one job for an entire year. Sticking with a job takes persistence, dedication, and problem-solving. Marissa Cross, age 19, is one of those teens. Cross (pictured right with transition teacher Ken Thorp) is a transition...