Willamette Hosts Governor For Bill Signing

Following the CTE tour and bill signing at WHS, governor Kate Brown happily spent time with principal Mindy LeRoux and dozens of Willamette students.

After touring Willamette High School’s amazing Career Technical Education (CTE) programs, Governor Kate Brown signed legislation to further fund CTE programming and other efforts to increase high school graduation rates.

The Governor was led on the tour by students Linda Pham, Jakob Muller and Catherine Welch.

They stopped in on the Industry & Engineering, Graphic Design, Digital Manufacturing and Robotics, and Multimedia Arts classes.

Surrounded by dignitaries, the governor then signed senate Bill 5516 and House Bill 2246, which fund investments in CTE programs designed to reduce chronic absenteeism, provide college credit, and improve graduation rates.

Tweens, Teens, and Technology Night

Parents have the opportunity to learn from a teenager-led group about what Bethel kids are using, finding, and sharing online. And they’ll leave with information that can be used to help keep their children safe.

The free Tweens, Teens, and Technology workshop about Bethel kids’ social media trends and their cyber safety is Tuesday, October 10th, 6:00 at Willamette High School.

Parents will also learn from counselors, a juvenile prosecutor, and other professionals.

Childcare and light refreshments will be provided. Spanish Interpretation will be available.
This event is co-sponsored by Bethel School District and the Eugene Coalition Against Sexual Exploitation of Youth (ECASEY).

RSVP is encouraged by emailing:

From The Bethel Farm To Bethel School Meals

Here is a small sample of the veggies harvested from the Bethel Farm that will be in all Bethel cafeteria salad bars the first week of school.

All Bethel students will be served fresh and tasty produce during the first week of school, and it’s straight from the Bethel Farm.

Harvesting at the Bethel Farm (located between Prairie Mountain and Kalapuya schools) has collected more than 100 pounds of red and green peppers, 240 cucumbers, 175 slicer tomatoes and 168 pints of cherry tomatoes.

It will all go straight to the salad bars at every Bethel school.

This continues the district’s tradition of being a clear leader in serving locally grown, fresh, and healthy foods in school meals.


Update: Smoke Keeps Bethel Students Indoors

Smoke in the air from Oregon wildfires will keep all Bethel students indoors on the first day of school Tuesday.

The school district will follow these guidelines shared by the Lane Regional Air Protection Authority (LRAPA):

LRAPA monitors the current air quality on an hourly basis on this web page, and Bethel School District will be checking the current air quality index regularly.

In addition, Bethel district nurses have a list of those students with pre-existing conditions who might be especially impacted by poor air quality, so even if the conditions improve slightly those students may be kept indoors for their own protection.

As always, parents need to make the final decision on whether to send their children to school.



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