On the last day of school, the staff lined up along the sidewalk at Prairie Mountain School.
With hugs and cheers, waves and tears, they bid a group-goodbye to the 700+ students that were nurtured for the last ten months.
With music blaring and kids dancing, similar scenes took place throughout Bethel School District.
School will resume Tuesday, September 5th.
And, here’s a list of sites for free summer meals throughout Bethel.
It may be the world’s most effective way to learn about the Archimedes Principle: “The buoyant force on a body placed in a fluid is equal to the weight of the fluid displaced by the object.”
Shasta Middle School 8th graders discovered that the best part of science is experimenting to gain a better understanding, even if that takes you to the deep end of Echo Hollow Pool for the annual Shasta Cardboard Boat races.
Bethel’s current Farm to School program will be expanded thanks to a $100,000 grant from the USDA.
As the only grant recipient in Oregon, Bethel will be able to bring science-based school garden education and nutrition education to each of its elementary schools.
The grant will also fund student field trips to the Bethel Farm and cooking classes for Kalapuya High School students.
Willamette’s Graphic Arts students will design and develop signage for cafeterias and school menus, and create promotional materials for the Farm to School program and the district’s Try It Thursday program.
Bethel’s Nutrition Services Department also recently received a $5,000 award for its use and promotion of mushrooms in school meals.
The second annual Bethel Grad Walk was another tremendous success. Willamette and Kalapuya seniors – dressed in their graduation gowns and mortar boards – visited all Bethel elementary and middle schools. It was a chance to thank the teachers who helped them over the years, and to motivate young students to aim for graduation and beyond.