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This is Academic Week at Bend High School. It's a chance for the Lava Bear staff honor those students in many areas focusing on academics. Bend High Principal HD Weddel says the campus is buzzing this week: "This is like homecoming week. But the spin is academics. It’s huge. This is the third year we've done it and we have banners up. Kids look forward to it all year. And it rolls right into spring break, so lots of enthusiasm, really a lot of fun." Weddel says each day has a theme. Monday was 4.0 Day, with those students having an ice cream social; Tuesday was Perfect Attendance Day and kids got lunch served by the staff dressed in robes Today is Character Awards, for those students showing great character traits like: balanced, Communicative, principled, risk taker and caring. Thosekids were served a pancake breakfast. Thursday will feature a College Bowl Assembly and Friday is another ice cream day for students with a 3.75 cume. Another highlight will be the schools’ award from OSAA for sportsmanship.

 

 

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  • Intersection of NW Broadway Street and NW Delaware for waterline replacement project, road closures with detours clearly marked for thru traffic, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily with roads opened nightly. Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area and use Bond Street and Wall Street.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.