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Under the direction of Christina Boorman, Cascade’s choir Vox Novus will sing the National Anthem at the Eugene Emeralds’ first game of the Northwest League season.

The Eugene Emeralds’ baseball season won’t begin until Vox Novus has sung.

The choir from Cascade Middle School has been invited to sing the National Anthem on the Ems’ opening night, June 15th.

Vox Novus – New Voices – was invited back after singing the anthem at an Ems game last season, following an audition. That was part of the Ems’ first championship season since 1975.

No audition was needed this time.

In fact, the students are also rehearsing Oh, Canada, the Canadian National Anthem, because the Ems will start the Northwest League season against the Vancouver Canadians.

Members of the Bethel Budget Committee, including State Senator James Manning, study the district proposal before approving the plan in a unanimous vote.

After expressing concern about the lack of funding and going over the spending proposals for every department, the Bethel Budget Committee has approved the budget plan for the coming school year.

The School Board is scheduled to adopt the plan at its June 26th meeting.

The district faces a $2.3 million budget gap but intends to avoid increasing class sizes by instead using budget reduction days.

The budget tentatively calls for 10 budget reduction days. The Bethel Calendar Committee will meet next week to determine which days to cut, and develop a plan to restore those days should funding become available.

You are encouraged to email your legislators (Rep. Julie Fahey and Sen. James Manning…he’s on our budget committee!) and let them know your thoughts. They want to hear from you, and it’s likely you have something to say.

The Bethel School District Budget Committee will meet for a second time at the District Office, Thursday, May 11 at 5:30 p.m. The agenda includes discussion of budgets for Elementary, K-8, Middle School and High School Programs, Administration, Special Services, All Schools, Other Funds and General Fund Revenue. The committee may approve the budget. An alternate date for approval of the budget is Thursday, May 18, at 7:00 p.m.

Teacher Appreciation Week recognizes the encouragement, inspiration, knowledge and devotion Bethel educators provide every week.

Teacher Appreciation Week is officially being recognized this week, but Bethel’s educators deserve our appreciation every day.

This is an opportunity to recognize the crucial role our educators play in the lives of our children on a daily basis.

We honor the care and love our educators show for their students, their dedication to being the best in the profession, and their commitment to providing a top-quality education day in and day out.

Bethel is fortunate to have a family of incredibly passionate, creative and dedicated educators. Thank a teacher today!

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