New ~ Back To School Communication from Mr. Hawley
Dear Families, Students, and Staff, Yesterday, at 3:00 pm, the state released its final “Ready Schools, Safe Learners” guidance. Under the new guidance, I am very pleased to announce that Crane Schools will be able to open its doors to all students and staff. We will be able to provide person to person instruction to all students who choose to attend school onsite. We will operate on our traditional four day schedule for all students.There will be safety health guidelines that will have to be followed but we are grateful to have the opportunity to open. It will be mandatory for all students and staff to wear a proper face covering and social distance as defined in the state guidance and in our schools operational blue prints. Please follow this link to view the full letter from Mr. Hawley regarding the beginning of school.
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Congratulations Mr. Hawley! Administrator of the Year
Mr. Hawley is the recipient of the Oregon Small Schools Association 2020 Administrator of the year! Congratulations!!!
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Virtual Board Meeting Links
To access ALL Budget Board and School Board meetings for the remainder of the year virtually, follow this link. Join by phone ‪+1 575-414-0339‬ PIN: ‪412 832 380‬#
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Student Government at Crane
Crane Union High School has an active student government engaged in community service, planning student and school events, and leading the school.


Link to Bigfoot Beverages Scholarship Webpage

Link to Bigfoot Beverages Scholarship Cover Letter

Link to Bigfoot Beverages Scholarship Application



  1. COVID19 Update: The due date for this Scholarship has been extended until students return to school. Please check back for an updated due date. Late or incomplete submissions will not be considered.
  2. Type or legibly print in black or blue ink.
  3. Your Academic School Counselor will be notified by email or phone regarding the status of your application once decisions have been made and prior to your school’s scholarship presentation assembly.
  4. If you have any questions about the application, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a subject line of “Scholarship Question”.

Purpose:  To provide scholarships to five (5) deserving Central Oregon Area High School graduating seniors intending to pursue post-high school course study at either college/university, community college or other post-secondary educational institution.

Award Components:  Five (5) $1000 scholarships will be awarded to five (5) students selected by the Bigfoot Beverages’ Scholarship Committee.


  1. Applicant must be a graduating high school senior in the year of the award and from a Central Oregon Area High School. (Bend, Burns, Cascades Academy, Crane Union, Crook County, Culver, La Pine, Madras, Marshall, Mountain View, Redmond, Redmond Proficiency Academy, Ridgeview, Sisters, Summit or Trinity Lutheran)
  2. Applicant must demonstrate positive impact involvement – in the complete sense - consistent with capacity and circumstances and/or significant improvement/success in scholarship and community involvement, determined through letter of recommendations.
  3. Applicant must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or greater.

Application Process:

Applicant must submit the following items:

  1. Completed application form (incomplete or illegible forms will not be considered).
  2. Two (2) letters of recommendation from choice of high school teachers, administrators, counselors, employers or individual (does not include relatives) with significant knowledge of applicant’s experience and involvement.
  3. An official and recent high school transcript with cumulative grade point average.
  4. Personal Essay. In your essay, please answer the question in 1000 words or less on the enclosed application (an attached extra sheet is permissible).

WHAT IS YOUR STORY OF A BIGFOOT?  (This can be truthful or fictional, but be creative.  Possibly it's about a BIG accomplishment or about your BIG future plans or maybe you’ve even spotted the real Bigfoot!  (1000 word limit please)

Deadline for the application is Friday, April 3, 2020 by 5pm.  Applications postmarked or returned after this date will not be considered.

Please submit application to:

Bigfoot Beverages, “Big” Scholarship Program

2440 NE 4th Street, Bend, OR  97701