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.