Now that the excitement of the first day of school for most bend la pine students is under their belt - things will settle down.
Stephanie Bennett, Principal at Cascade Middle School says this is the first full year with the new school boundaries their enrollment is about 870, instead of around a thousand, so it's great to have a bit of elbow room. "The students that were at Pine Ridge are now going to Pilot Butte instead of Cascade."
Bennett says they do have some new hires at the school that are bringing a lot of very positive energy to the school and it's looking to be a very good year.
It was also the first day for freshmen in the Bend La Pine High schools; the 10th through 12th graders have their first day Thursday.