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School staff have numerous roles. Add Goat Herder to the list.
Universe, a Dwarf Nigerian goat, was corralled by Cascade Middle School assistant principal Ry Robinson outside the school’s band room.
It turns out Universe got loose and followed a student three blocks to Cascade. Robinson figured out the goat’s home, notified the owner, and played nanny to the rugged buck until it was retrieved.
Goat herding is a new experience for Robinson, but in his position at Cascade he’s ready for just about anything.
The Bethel School Board is seeking community members interested in serving on the District’s Budget Committee. There are three openings and each is a 3-year term.
The Budget Committee provides budget advice and direction, examines the District’s entire budget, and recommends a budget to the School Board.
The School Board will select applicants to fill the positions. Applicants must be registered voters and must live within the boundaries of the Bethel School District.
To learn more about the Budget Committee call 541-689-3280. Applications are due on November 2nd by 4:00 p.m.
State Inservice Day was a full day of professional development for Bethel staff.
Classroom teachers, cafeteria staff, secretaries, educational assistants, custodians, bus drivers, technology staff, health assistants. All departments were involved in training.
They learned how students bring the same stressors to school as everyone else, and how sometimes it’s very difficult to focus and learn.
There were lessons on effective ways to understand and engage students and how to help them build resilience.
And, another round of ALICE safety training was provided. Bethel was the first school district in Oregon to fully adopt the ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate) principles and complete training on the safety procedures for all staff.
Students from all Bethel schools will be taking part in the annual Walk & Roll Challenge Day Wednesday.
Kids will be walking in groups (walking school buses) and riding in teams, with prizes and incentives waiting for them at school.
Some Bethel schools are hosting multi-day activities around walking, biking, scooting and rolling to and from school.
The Walk & Roll Challenge is an energizing event, reminding everyone of the simple joy of walking to school, the health benefits of regular daily activity, and the need for safe places to walk and bike.