Leadership Students have organized a "Giving Tree"
Been wondering about the tree in the hallway? The Leadership Group has organized a “giving tree” to collect donations for two Saving Grace Families and also warm winter clothes for The Bethlehem Inn.  We have Family #17 and #20 from Saving Grace.  As a school we are committed to bringing these two families a little bit of holiday cheer as they are transitioning out of a life of violence.  We need to have all of the items (new and unwrapped) at school by next Friday, December 18th.  Between the two families, we have 7 kids of various ages and two moms.  Sign up HERE. Also, Saving Grace would appreciate donations of wrapping paper and wrapping supplies. 
We are hoping that parents can work closely with your child to grab an item or two and bring into REALMS by next Friday.  Gift Cards work great!
Important Upcoming Dates - Mark your calendars


  • Wednesday December 16th - Robotics Team League Play at Pilot Butte Middle School

  • Monday January 4th - No School at REALMS. Staff EL Planning Day

  • Wednesday January 16th - Robotics Team League Play at Summit HS

  • Thursday January 14th - Rubbish Renewed Eco-Fashion Show.... Bend's coolest fundraiser (and it's for REALMS!)

  • Thursday February 4th - End of 1st Semester

  • Thursday February 11th - Kid Fair - A Celebration of 1st Semester Learning at REALMS

Newspaper Elective Publishes Their 1st Edition!


Our fabulous newspaper elective team has published their first newsletter - check out the fabulous work of these student journalists! Click image below to download the newsletter.



Friends of REALMS Fieldwork Contributions


Friends of REALMS is a non-profit foundation dedicated to supporting some of the most unique and powerful parts of a student's REALMS education - fieldwork, service and electives. Without the financial support of Friends of REALMS, we would not be able to engage students in the on overnight and single day fielwork and service experiences that are so critical in helping our students become "future ready", not just "test ready".


Every REALMS parent can help in the effort. Friends of REALMS requests that parents make an annual fieldwork contribution. This is NOT a fee, and is not required. HOWEVER, it is an absolutely critical component in making it possible for REALMS to offer these rich, educationally powerful, real-world learning experiences.


Friends of REALMS encourages every family to make a fieldwork contribution for this year right away, if you haven't already. You can make a fieldwork contributiuon at whatever level is possible for you, however we have set up the following grade based recommendations based on the amount of fieldwork each grade participates in. You can pay online by clicking the links below... or drop a check by the school during Student Led Conferences.


6th Grade Recommended Fieldwork Contribtution - $150

7th Grade Recommended Fieldwork Contribtution - $175

8th Grade Recommended Fieldwork Contribtution - $225


Or, make a Partial Fieldwork Contribution - $50, $75 or $100


On behalf of the Friends of REALMS Board of Directors, the staff, and most of all, the students of REALMS... Thank You.

Please bring in your Box Tops!  


We will be collecting them throughout the year to raise funds for REALMS .  


We are also collecting Labels for Education.  Please look for participating products from these brands: BIC, Campbell's, Pace, Pepperidge Farms, Spaghettios, Swanson, V8

REALMS 8th Grade Trip seeking Instructors -Help Spread the word.


How to Apply

Apply by filling out the online application HERE / Application period open until filled.



April 25 – May 4


Job description

REALMS is hiring 4 outside staff members to compliment the 5 current REALMS teachers leading the 8th grade Travel Study Trip for a total staffing team of 9.  You will help lead a group of fifty 8th grade students (13-14 year olds) on a 12-day adventure to the San Juan Islands on their annual Travel Study Trip.  Experience with young people, outdoor education, and travel are essential.  This position requires good communication, positive attitude, and the ability to work with both students and other staff members in a collaborative, flexible environment.  Although the staff team has a clearly articulated itinerary and program, it is not uncommon for the schedule to change. 


Travel Study Trip Description

The REALMS Travel-Study Trip will involve a learning expedition of the San Juan Islands.  The San Juan Islands are a small archipelago situated on the border between the U.S. and Canada.  This 12 day field experience will bring to a culmination in-depth investigations in Social Studies, Science and other subject areas.  The goal is for students to build their knowledge through preparatory study that will become background for authentic investigation -- experiences and fieldwork.  The project immerses students in experience based learning within another community

Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show Fundraiser
Wondering how you can help?

We had a great first volunteer meeting on 11/19/15.  Thank you to those who were able to make and all of you who have expressed interest in getting involved with this one of a kind fundraising event.  We are ramping up for another great event on Thursday, January 14th, 2016 at The Midtown Music Hall (51 NW Greenwood Ave, Bend, OR 97701).  


Volunteer Opportunities

***Volunteer for a 2 hour shift and receive free admittance into one of the two shows on January 14th***
For more volunteer opportunities, look for an email coming soon with extensive sign-up links and opportunities.

5 Ways to Get Involved NOW

(1) Check out the Rubbish Renewed Website HERE for recent blog posts and news leading up to the event

(2) Tell 3 Friends about Rubbish Renewed each week
(3)  Find us on Facebook and Instagram.  Share recent posts with your friends.

(4) Purchase a VIP Table (info coming soon!)

(5) Buy Tickets Early - We will sell out!  Tickets will be on sale on Monday, December 14th at the Rubbish Renewed Website and available for cash at REALMS.

Wreath & Tree Sale - We have a few Trees & Swags Left!


WOW - we did it! We sold over 1000 wreaths, trees, and swags!




Please email jennifer.scalley@bend.k12.or.us, stop by our office or call us at 541-322-5323 if you'd like one!

Midterm Progress Reports and Missing Assignments


There are only 6 weeks left in the 1st semester, and we know there are students who need to do some ASSIGNMENT CATCH UP over the Break. Teachers will be working closely with students over the next week or so to make sure those who do have missing assignments or incomplete work have what they need to complete that work over the Holiday Break.


We will be sending home a 2nd "midterm progress report" on Thursday January 7th, which gives students 4 weeks prior to the end of semester to dig in and tackle and standards with low scores. However, we encourage parents and students to use StudentVue and/or CanaryFlow frequently and ASAP to track their proficiency and identify missing work or assessments that might need to be re-taken!


We will also be hosting a "Catch Up Day" (by invitation) on Monday January 4th for specific students we think need extra time and/or support to demonstrate proficiency on 1st semester learning targets. We are developing a list of students who will be invited to this "Catch Up Day" and will reach out to those students (and their parents) who are invited next week before the Break!


In the meantime - visit StduentVue with your kiddo to make sure you are aware of how everything is going!


Pie in the Sky Pizza Elective Now Offering TAKE & BAKE!!


Hey folks - the amazing Pie in the Sky students bake up delicious pizzzas every Friday and seel slices to kids after school. It is an awesome learning experience - students are learning to make pizas AND run a business.


They are ready to roll out their "TAKE AND BAKE" pizzas for families. These pizzas are delicoius, and you can place your order online and then roll up Friday afternoon to pick up dinner right here while you pick up your student.


Learn more about this week's pizzas and order online here.


Order deadline is Thursday morning each week. All proceeds from pizza sales go to support the elective program at REALMS.

Happy Holidays to all our families!



On behalf of all the REALMS staff we wish you a happy and safe Holiday Season. We hope your holidays are filled with family and fun. We are thankful here for the time we get to spend with your kids... we often learn as much from them as they do from us, and are inspired by their kindness, their maturity, their desire to learn and their commitment to REALMS. See below for just one example of REALMS kids kindness and citizenship shining through...

We Are Hiring A New Kitchen Manager!


As some of you might have heard, our kitchen manager (Leah Williamson) has resigned her position after 4 years as our leader of all things lunch, sustainability, and kitchen ninja's. Leah did an amazing job here and we will miss her.


With the help of the Bend LaPine School District Nutrition Services Department we are looking for someone to hire a new kitchen manager!

  • Are you looking for a part time job (approximately 3 - 4 hours per day)?

  • Do you love working with kids?

  • Do you enjoy preparing and presenting food?

  • Are you interested in helping us continue to push forward our agenda of "food sustainability" here at REALMS?


If so, we strongly encourage you to apply, ASAP!


Call Jennifer or Roger in the office or email us at:


REALMS Newsletter #4 - UPDATED December 2015

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