Find daily announcements and important information for your students here. This will be updated as information comes in. Scroll down to find your district: Bandon, Coos Bay, Coquille, Myrtle Point, North Bend, Port Orford-Langlois and Reedsport.


If you have questions about busing issues, call transportation supervisor Jack Haga at 541-347-4411, ext. 424. Find bus routes and times here.

Ocean Crest Elementary

  • Thursday: Picture day
  • Sept. 29: Ready to Smile for grades 1-2

Ocean Crest and Harbor Light's annual jog-a-thon will be Oct. 9 at the high school track. The event raises money for technology and curriculum. Every child will walk or run laps during their class' scheduled 30-minute block. Family and community members are invited to walk or run or cheer the kids. To raise money, students ask relatives, friends and neighbors to pledge money for their participation. The grand prize for the student who raises more than $150, is the Fun, Fabulous Friday party — games, prizes and food — with Mrs. Anderson.

Call the school by 10 a.m. if your child will be absent. If you do not call, the school will call you. If you know in advance that your child will be absent, send a note prior to that day and save a phone call that morning. The office opens by 7:45 a.m. You can also leave a message.

Price & Pride will donate 1 cent for every dollar in receipts turned in to Ocean Crest. Ray's will also donate 1 cent for every dollar if you ask to have your Access card registered for Ocean Crest Elementary School. The school also collects Campbell's soup and Box Tops for Education. The school's looking for a new parent to be in charge of submitting receipts.

Bandon Readers and Volunteers Organization (BRAVO) is a nonprofit of adult reading mentors for kids in grades K-2. Traditionally more than 20 volunteers sign up to work with students for an hour on Tuesdays. If interested, call coordinator Kate Valleli at 541-252-1284.

Harbor Lights Middle School

  • 8:30 a.m. Tuesday: School pictures on gym stage (all students and staff must have a photo taken, but you don't have to purchase school pictures)
  • Thursday: Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation vision screenings in Room 16 (old art room)
  • 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday: Back to school night
  • Friday: Ready to Smile permission forms due (more info below)
  • 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday: SOLVE Beach and Riverside Cleanup Day

MarLo Dance students: If you ride the bus to the dance studio after school, get on Route 2, not Route 5.

Fifth- and sixth-graders may pick up school picture packets from their homeroom teachers. They will give their payment envelope directly to the photographer on picture day. Seventh- and eighth-graders can pick up their picture packets at the office window.

The Ready to Smile dental program is returning to HLMS this year. Students who sign up will receive free dental screenings and sealants during school hours Nov. 4-6. The dental crew will set up in Room 7 behind the library. To sign up, complete a Ready to Smile permission form and return it to your child's classroom or the HLMS office no later than Friday. Permission slips are available from sixth grade teachers, Mrs. Curtis-Trudell or at the office window.

The Good News Club, sponsored by Christian Evangelism Fellowship of Coos County, is available to middle school students. Students will leave campus for one hour (during lunch) on Thursdays, beginning in October to attend sessions at Bandon Christian Fellowship, through April. Some class time may also be missed. Interested students should pick up a flier at the office window. This is not a school-sponsored activity.

Want to be a Boy Scout? Come to The Barn in City Park 7:30-9 p.m. Mondays. For more information, call scoutmaster Chris Butler at 541-404-6481 or Christina Duval at 541-551-0123. This is not a school-sponsored activity.

Parents and students: Students should arrive at school between 8 and 8:20 a.m. School supervision for students is only provided beginning at 8 a.m. each day. Students are not permitted to leave campus once they arrive at school unless they have permission from the office and have signed out. Doors open at 8:15 a.m., and students are to be seated in their classroom when the final bell rings at 8:25 a.m. Supervision ends each day at 3:30 p.m., unless a student is participating in a school-sponsored sport or has made other arrangements with a faculty member.

Students must remain at least 100 feet away from the Go Native greenhouse located in the field behind the middle school.

HLMS is seeking a parent interested in serving on the school’s site committee. Meetings are every four to six weeks. If interested, call the office at 541-347-4415 or email Principal Michelle Inskeep at michellei@bandon.k12.or.us. Information about site committees and their purpose: http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/pages/rules/oars_500/oar_581/581_020.html.

Check out the school's Facebook page here.

Bandon High School

  • Tuesday: Football and cheer team photos
  • Tuesday: Speech team workshop
  • Wednesday: Volleyball and cross country photos
  • Advisory Wednesday: ASB officers talking to classes about electing class officers for the year
  • Advisory Wednesday: University of Oregon representative presentation in library (if interested, sign up on sheet outside Mrs. Robertson's office window; in order to attend you must sign up and have earned a minimum "C" grade in all core academic classes throughout high school)
  • Lunch Thursday: Interact Club meeting in Mrs. Villagomez's room
  • Lunch Thursday: Linfield College visitation in the commons
  • 12:15 p.m. Thursday: Spanish Club meeting in Mrs. Villagomez's room
  • 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday: Back to school night
  • 6:30 p.m. Thursday: Parent meeting in Mr. Hatfield's room for those interested in the trip to Peru next summer
  • During break Friday: Class meetings to vote for class officers (freshmen report to Mr. Schofield's room; sophomores report to Mr. Polamalu's room; juniors report to music room; seniors report to library)
  • Lunch Friday: Western Oregon University college visitation in commons
  • 7 p.m. Sept. 29: Speech team parent meeting in Mrs. Howards room
  • 5:30 p.m. Oct. 8: Senior parents meeting at Juul Insurance to plan for graduation all-night party (call Kisa Peters at 541-404-2824 or Kelley Basey at 541-290-1350)

Parents: Bandon High is looking for a parent interested in serving on the school site committee. Meetings are every four to six weeks. If interested, call the office at 541-347-4413, sign up at back to school night or email Principal Belletti at sabrinab@bandon.k12.or.us. Information about site committees here.

Students over the age of 16, if you're interested in enrolling in a college-level course through Eastern Oregon University, see Mrs. Robertson. You have the opportunity to earn two credits by enrolling and participating in a uniquely-designed curriculum to help high school students consider, explore and decide on health career options. Students will get HIPAA and University Precaution certifications, making them eligible for job shadowing opportunities within the medical field. Deadline for registration is Oct. 10.

After school detentions are served 3:30-4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. It is the student's responsibility to notify parents and make arrangements at Joan's desk. Students will report to Mr. Schofield's room after school this week.

Juniors and seniors interested in participating in the Health Occupation Observation Program should see Mrs. Robertson for an application.

If you are interested in becoming a certified lifeguard, classes will be Oct. 17-19. The Friday class will be 4-8 p.m. and the Saturday and Sunday classes will be 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Contact Ruth Graham with questions at 541-396-2115, ext. 207.

All students must check in the office window before entering the copy room. Student aides may enter the copy room through the door accessible from the freshman hall without checking in first. Only two student aides are allowed in the copy room at a time.

Body sprays, perfume, cologne, Axe and aerosol sprays are prohibited. They will be confiscated if seen by staff.


  • Noon Monday: Superintendent advisory team at Milner Crest
  • 4-5 p.m. Oct. 2: Achievement compact meeting at Milner Crest
  • 6 p.m. Oct. 6: School board meeting

Volunteer in the schools. Learn how here.

Check out the school district's new Facebook page.

Blossom Gulch Elementary School

  • Tuesday: Third grade field trip to Reedsport Discovery Center
  • Sept. 29: Third grade swimming begins at Mingus Park Pool
  • Oct. 8: Walk to School Day
  • Oct. 9: Picture Day
  • Oct. 10: No school (holiday)
  • Oct. 13: Second grade swimming begins
  • 6 p.m. Oct. 14: PTA meeting in library
  • Oct. 27: Second grade field trip to Mahaffy Ranch
  • Oct. 30: Harvest parties and Halloween Parade
  • Oct. 31: Grading day (no school)

PTA meetings are the second Tuesday of each month. On the agenda for the October meeting: Members are needed; three positions are open (treasurer, membership chairperson, publicist); nominations and voting.

Madison Elementary School

  • Wednesday: Erb/Pennington field trip to Tsalila in Reedsport
  • Thursday: Huntley/Marineau field trip to Tsalila in Reedsport
  • 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday: Back to school night and BBQ
  • 10 a.m. Sunday: Help build Madison greenhouse in garden (more info below)
  • Oct. 7: Fall picture day
  • Oct. 10: No school (in-service day)
  • Oct. 13, 20 and 27: Parent-teacher book club (more info below)
  • Oct. 15: Kindergarten field trip to pumpkin patch
  • Oct. 31: No school (in-service day)

All families are invited to back to school night to see their child's classroom, meet the teacher, ask questions about curriculum and learn how to support their student's learning. After classroom visits, families are invited to stay for a hot dog dinner on the field, weather permitting.

Madison has been selected as the recipient of a greenhouse from Dr. Mike and Friends. Mr. Carlson and Mrs. Maineau applied for the grant to enhance student learning about planting and gardening. The grant gives materials, so the next step is to plan and prep the area for construction. The school is looking for volunteers to help the first phase of construction on Sunday. Volunteers will clear and prepare the ground for the greenhouse. If you have tools to help in the clearing, bring them.

All parents are invited to be part of the Madison Booster Club. Childcare is provided during meetings, which usually last less than an hour. Boosters will plan for the Fun Fest Parade float during the first meeting.

The Driftwood Reading Council invites Madison families to a parent-teacher book club Oct. 13, 20 and 27 in the library. Time TBA. Participants will read "The Rosie Project," by Graeme Simsion. For more information, contact Ann Marineau at 541-404-7973 or annm@coos-bay.k12.or.us.

Orders are still being accepted for the Madison yearbook. Cost: $13.

Busing to the Mingus Park Pool Public Swim is offered after school from Madison. Public swim is 12:30-3 p.m. every Friday in September and October. Cost is $3.

Start Making A Reader Today (SMART) is an early literacy nonprofit that engages community volunteers to help prekindergarten through third grade children become confident readers by providing one-on-one literacy support, adult mentorship, and new books to take home and keep. This year, volunteers will read to Madison kindergartners for one hour a week. For more information, call Cheryl Brown at 541-266-7476 or email cbrown@getsmartoregon.org.

Millicoma Intermediate School

  • Monday: All kids who have turned in fundraiser money up through Monday morning will be entered in a drawing to win a prize (winner announced by the end of the day)
  • Tuesday: Ms. Klein and Ms. Thurman's class field trips to Tsalila
  • Wednesday: Mr. Carlson and Ms. Yovino's class field trips to Tsalila
  • Wednesday: Fundraiser ends (money should be turned in daily as it is earned)
  • Wednesday: PBIS stations
  • Sept. 29: Welcome back assembly
  • Sept. 29 and Oct. 3: All school health and vision screening
  • 8:15 a.m. Oct. 2: PBIS assembly
  • Oct. 6-10: Fire safety week
  • Oct. 10: No school (in-service day)
  • Oct. 20-24: Red Ribbon Week
  • 6 p.m. Oct. 22: Family math and reading night
  • Oct. 29: Picture retakes
  • Oct. 30: PBIS activity/harvest parties
  • Oct. 31: No school (grading day)

The robotics team meets 4-5:30 p.m. every Tuesday in the Sunset library. Students ages 9-13 are welcome.

Grades 4-6 have started swimming. Classes will run as scheduled through September. Cost is $10. Each child has already received or will be receiving a note with the information in the next three weeks. The last group is scheduled to go Sept. 22-25.

Sunset Middle School

  • 6-7 p.m. Tuesday: Open house
  • Wednesday: School picture day
  • Thursday: Fifth grade bowling
  • 3 p.m. Sept. 29: Site council meeting in library
  • Oct. 2: Vision screening day
  • 5:30 p.m. Oct. 2: PTA meeting in library
  • Oct. 16: Great Oregon Shake Out (off-site tsunami evacuation drill)
  • Oct. 29: Picture retakes
  • Oct. 31: No school (grading day)

If there is a change of plans for your student after school, call the school office before 2:15 p.m. to guarantee that your child will be notified of the change. If your child has an appointment during the school day, send a note to school so the teachers know when to release them from class.

Marshfield High School

  • 3:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday: MHS Theatre Company tryouts for 12 Angry Jurors (meet in drama lab) (more info below)
  • 11:20 a.m. Tuesday: UO college rep visit in Room 135
  • Noon Wednesday: Booster Club at Abby's
  • 7:40 a.m. Friday: Friday Song in main foyer (more info below)
  • PAT Friday: Senior class meeting in auditorium (Herff Jones passing out cap and gown, announcement, ring order packets)
  • Friday-Sunday: Homecoming hallway decorations begin
  • 2 p.m. Saturday: Heritage Hall grand opening in main gym
  • 4:30 p.m. Saturday: MHS Hall of Fame and auction at The Mill Casino
  • Oct. 3: Homecoming game
  • Oct. 8: Society of American Foresters career day registration due (see Mrs. Bunnell in Room 135 for form)
  • Oct. 9: Herff Jones graduation orders collected
  • Oct. 10: No school (in-service day)

2014 Homecoming Court:

  • Freshman princess: Kendall Morgan
  • Sophomore princess: Shaylyn Jensen
  • Junior princess: Kaylee Krajcir
  • Senior princesses: Abby Clough, Hayley Engel, Katelyn Rossback and Paige Tavernier

The homecoming queen will be crowned at the October football game.

Audition forms for the fall play are available in the office or see Mrs. Bassett. If acting isn't your thing, you can be part of the crew as a stage manager, lighting designer, props and more.

If you ordered pictures at registration, pick them up in the main office before school, during intervention or lunch.

Improv @ Lunch is back! Any and all students who want to watch or participate in lots of laughs, creative jokes and much more are invited, every Thursday at lunch in the Drama Lab. Bring your lunch, a friend and be ready to laugh.

Join the "Friday Song" at 7:40 a.m. every Friday in the main building's front foyer. Mrs. Spillman will lead a cheerful song that has been an MHS Pirate tradition for years. The song celebrates the end of the "work" week.

Math tutoring is available from the math department after school every Monday and Thursday in Mr. Wall's room 608 on the top floor of Pirate Hall. There's no charge to attend.

The Treasure Chest school store is open at 7:15 a.m. and during lunch. The store, in the main building Room 124, features used and new clothing at affordable prices. Most new items are $5 or less and used items are only $1. There are vouchers for free clothes available. Ask Mrs. Parker in Room 124.

Senior photos for the yearbook need to be submitted by Dec. 19 before winter break. Give a copy of your photo to Ms. Howe in Room 152 in JPEG format on a CD or jump drive or email to stephaniH@coos-bay.k12.or.us. You may also bring in a physical copy to scan. If a photo is not submitted the school photo will be used or a generic photo will be taken by staff.

Treasure Island Coffee Cafe and Pirate Apparel Store hours:

  • 7-7:40 a.m. Monday through Thursday
  • 12:05-12:25 p.m. Monday through Wednesday
  • Noon-12:35 p.m. Thursday
  • Closed on Fridays
  • During trainings the student lounge will be closed (in the morning Sept. 10 and 25)

This year Marshfield is selling Physical Education uniforms in PE classes. Download the order form here.


  • Friday: No school (professional development)

Check out the Coquille Valley Elementary teachers' messages here.

Coquille Junior-Senior High School

  • Noon Tuesday: Key Club meeting in Ms. Leffler's room
  • Lunch Wednesday: NHS meeting in library
  • Fourth period Thursday: Junior high PBS assembly (save your wild cash and put it in the wild cash box in the library)
  • 11:20 a.m. Thursday: Junior high leadership meeting in gym
  • 12:20 p.m. Thursday: OSSOM meeting in gym
  • Friday: No school
  • Lunch Oct. 2: Herff Jones rep at school to collect orders (cap and gown, class ring, graduation announcements) for graduation 2015
  • 5 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 10: Oregon State University fall tour visitation (anyone interested in attending should see Mrs. Waddington or Mr. Begin; there is a sign-up sheet in student services; Mr. Sweeney will chaperone the trip
  • 3:30-5 p.m. Oct. 1 and 2: Cheer camp for preschool (more info below)
  • 5 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 10: OSU fall tour visitation (sign-up sheet in student services office)

The mini cheer performance will be 6:30 p.m. Oct. 3. Camp is $20, which includes a T-shirt. Call Brandy Hoyle at 541-968-9005 or Angela Dixon at 541-297-6881 with questions.

The most convenient way to order graduation stuff is online at www.oregongraduateservices.com. Come to the office with questions.

The deadline for senior pictures for the yearbook is Jan. 12.

Check out Coquille Junior-Senior High School's Twitter at @Coq_Jr_Sr_High.


  • 6:30 p.m. Oct. 13: School board meeting

Myrtle Crest Elementary School

  • 6:30 p.m. Monday: Open house and spaghetti dinner
  • Saturday: Harvest Festival Run (pick up a flier in the office to participate)

Myrtle Point Junior-Senior High School

  • 3:15 p.m. Monday: MRSA meeting with Dr. Amavisca in gym (coaches and athletes required to attend)
  • Tuesday: UO admissions visit (sign up in counseling office)
  • 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday: Open house at Myrtle Point Junior-Senior High School, begins in cafeteria
  • Thursday: Sophomores to OSU (more info below)
  • 8:30-9:30 a.m. Friday: Western Oregon University rep in library (sign up in counseling office)
  • BobCat Friday: Horticulture meeting
  • BobCat Friday: Junior high assembly

Freshmen, juniors and seniors interested in visiting the OSU campus with the sophomores on Thursday need to sign up in the counseling office by Monday. Discipline issues will be considered in allowing students to participate. Space is limited and preference will be given to those who sign up first.

For community service opportunities, see Lacey in the office: Line judging at home middle school volleyball games, clock operator at home middle school volleyball games, stat keeper at home middle school volleyball games, chain crew at home middle school football games.


  • Sept. 29: School board work session

Read the recap of the Sept. 8 school board meeting here.

North Bay Elementary School

  • 6:30 p.m. Thursday: Open house

Lighthouse School

  • Sept. 29: No school (staff development day)
  • Oct. 10: No school (staff development day)
  • Oct. 24: No school (in-service day)
  • Oct. 27-31: Early release for parent-teacher conferences

North Bend Middle School

  • 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday: Open house for grades 6-8 (PTA will have root beer floats for $1; parents, bring your Safeway card for e-scrip signup)

Coming soon: Bullpups Clothes Closet! If you have new or gently used clothing for boys or girls in grades 5-8, contact Vanessa at 541-260-7597 or email mmpallas@hotmail.com.

North Bend High School

  • Noon Monday: International Club first meeting in Room 16 (meet exchange students, elect officers, plan upcoming BBQ)
  • Lunch Tuesday: SAT writing workshop (more info below)
  • After school Tuesday: Drama practice
  • 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday: Meeting in Room 16 for those interested in traveling to Spain and France in July (See Mrs. Sinko in Room 16 for more info)
  • Noon Wednesday: Booster Club luncheon in Hall of Champions (Guest speaker: Les Willett; lunch prepared by culinary arts class; $7)
  • 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: Meeting in Room 16 for those interested in France/Spain trip in July (see Mrs. Sinko with questions)
  • Remediation Thursday: Advisory (lists showing who your advisor is posted on windows outside student services)
  • Lunch Thursday: Vote for Miss Flame in senior hall
  • Noon Thursday: Key Club meeting in Room 20
  • Remediation Friday: Miss Flame assembly
  • Beginning of lunch Friday: International Club brief meeting in Mrs. Sinko's room to finalize BBQ plans
  • Friday: Miss Flame dance
  • Sept. 29: No school (staff development day)
  • 9:30 a.m. Sept. 29: Work sample session in library (complete reading and writing work samples to meet graduation requirements)
  • Noon Sept. 30: Seniors can pick up cap and gown information in senior hall
  • 6:30 p.m. Oct. 6: Open house in multipurpose room

Seniors: Graduation requirements include passing the OAKS tests in reading, writing and math, or completing and passing two work samples in the area(s) not passed on OAKS. Your OAKS scores and your work sample information have been posted by student ID on the senior board by the conference room. You will not receive a diploma if you don't complete these requirements. See Mrs. Sharman in student services with questions or concerns.

Congrats to the 2014-15 International Club officers: Kelli Orchard, president; Kaia Martin, vice president; Sarah Wall, secretary; Mackenzee Scott, treasurer.

The North Bend Fire Department sponsors "Miss Flame Week" with daily rides to school for the Miss Flame Court. There is a special assembly Friday, as well as the crowning of Miss Flame at Friday night's football game.

Lifetouch pictures are in. Pick them up in the main office at lunch or after school.

Juniors and seniors planning on taking the October or November SAT should sign up for Mrs. Romanko's workshop on how to write the required essay. The workshop will start Tuesday and continue for the next two Tuesdays in Room 6 during lunch.

The NB Naggers would like to draw your attention to the College JumpStart scholarship for grades 10-12. This is a $1,500 merit scholarship based on a career-goal essay. See the Nagger website for more information.

The parent portion of the gradebook is not yet live. The school anticipates ParentVue will be available near open house on Oct. 6.

Congratulations to Miss Flame Court 2014: Edith Ayala, Brooklyn Dunham, Bailey Lyon and Emily Midyette. Miss Flame week begins Monday.

Key Club members have until Thursday to pay their $3 dues to the athletic office. See Mrs. Romanko or Mrs. Helland with questions.

Any students wanting driver's ed training need to contact the Oregon Driver Training Institute at 541-342-4339 or www.oregondrivertraining.com. Contact Val Brown at the institute with questions. There is no available driver's ed instructor for classes at MHS or NBHS this term.

Students: Don't park in the spaces with "Staff Only Parking" signs. Parking tickets will be issued.

If you need information about driver's training classes, call the Oregon Driver Training Institutue at 541-342-4339.

"Get Up and Get Active" in the Geocaching Scouts tournament. Registration is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Walmart. Participants have from Saturday until Oct. 11 to find up to 21 caches and as much as $1,100 in gift cards. Prizes will be drawn 1 p.m. Oct. 11. Visit "Geocaching for Scouting" on Facebook for details or call Jay Schaefer at 541-297-0207.

ARC lifeguarding class for students 15 years and older is 4-8 p.m. Oct. 17, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 18 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 19. Cost is $125. Sign up or ask questions at the North Bend pool.

International Club meets the third Monday of the month in Room 16. Dues are $6 for the whole year and should be paid to Mrs. Richards in the Athletic Office. Dues pay for treats at club events, such as the BBQ and Halloween party. See Mrs. Sinko with questions and for more information.

Go to www.naggers.nbend.k12.or.us for scholarship information.


Wear your team spirit clothes on Fridays! Driftwood colors are red, white and blue, and Pirate colors are purple, gold and white (or your favorite college team).

Driftwood Elementary

  • Monday: No school (professional development)
  • 9 a.m. Wednesday: School pictures begin (take home info, money envelopes and give them to photographer on picture day)
  • Thursday: Bus evacuation drills
  • 5:30 p.m. Thursday: Open house (burger/hot dog fundraiser, introduction of teachers at 6 p.m., open house in classrooms 6-7 p.m.)

Pacific High

  • Monday: No school (professional development)
  • 9-11 a.m. Wednesday: School pictures (envelopes available in office, all students must have a photo taken, but you're not required to buy school pictures)
  • 8:30 a.m. Thursday: Bus evacuation drills
  • Lunch Thursday: Herff Jones collecting orders for graduation items (or order now at oregongraduateservices.com; call Herff Jones at 541-479-0955 with questions)


  • Oct. 1: Picture day at Highland Elementary (order portraits now at mylifetouch.com using Highland's Picture Day ID code, LO514848Y0)
  • 6 p.m. Oct. 8: RCCS advisory board meeting in Braves Center

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Reporter Chelsea Davis can be reached at 541-269-1222, ext. 239, or by email at chelsea.davis@theworldlink.com. Follow her on Twitter: @ChelseaLeeDavis.